Mr Taylor @ Chapa!

Creative, fun learning adventures!

Aug 15 - 30

  • Journalism - We will start our semester with Photography and Photoshop! All work will be assigned and turned in on Google Classroom!
  • STEAM Foundations - We will start our year out with our Design & Modeling Unit! All work will be assigned and turned in on Google Classroom!
  • Broadcast Media - This is a new class at Chapa! We will be recording and editing events happening in and around our school, and helping Mrs. Walls run our House Meetings and our weekly Chapa Chatter Live Stream!
  • Yearbook - Welcome to the staff of the award-winning Chapa Yearbook!! We will start our year learning photography, graphic design and journalistic skills all while developing the theme for our yearbook!! FUN!!!

Other Items of Interest...

  • All students for STEAM Foundations, Broadcast Media and Journalism should be enrolled in Google Classroom! Please ask your student to check it out to help them keep track of their assignments!


  • We have lots of exciting events at Chapa this year that need to be photographed and recorded for yearbook! If you are interested in photography, please get in touch with Mr Taylor to find out how you can get involved!


  • We make a variety of awesome digital projects in my classes! You can save all of your stuff in Google Drive, or you can always buy a flash drive to back up your stuff and bring it home to share with friends and family!

The Legacy, Chapa's Award-Winning Yearbook!

Every school year, our dedicated, hard-working staff has one simple goal: to make the best yearbook in Chapa history!! Students use industry standard software InDesign and Photoshop, along with a variety of high-quality digital cameras and studio equipment, to capture all of the interesting moments that make each school year unique. The Legacy has earned a number of awards at the state and national level, including NSPA, ILPC and Yearbook Yearbook!
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Journalism Course Overview

This is a course that focuses on graphic design and journalistic skills in preparation for working on the Chapa Yearbook or for DIM classes in High School. Topics and projects in this class include photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Spark and Adobe Illustrator. Students will have a portfolio of digital projects at the end of the semester to carry forward in their design careers.

STEAM Foundations Course Overview

This course is a part of our Project Lead the Way - GTT program in Hays CISD. Students will design, create, innovate and build all year long through a variety of units and topics, including Design & Modeling, Coding, Chemistry, Energy & Environment and Flight & Space

Who is this guy?

This is my 18th year as a teacher!

I am a proud graduate of Austin College - go Roos!!

My wife, Alicia, is a social worker and my best friend!

We have 2 boys, Elias (8) who goes to Pfluger

and Jonas (12) who goes to Chapa!

I love cooking, reading, video games, photography,

camping, fishing and napping!

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