TJH Update #4

August 14, 2019

Home Base 2019-2020

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

It has been a great day at Tays Junior High.

In the video above, I have explained a big change that we have made to our schedule. We have rebranded our advisory period. It is now called "Home Base." In the TJH update, I will share the weekly focus for our Home Base lessons and we will always be working on goal setting, work completion and study skills.

We are happy to announce that we have our new 6th grade Assistant Principal, Brent Grelle. He joins us from Woodcreek Junior High where he was serving as Math Instructional Coach. Please join me in welcoming him to our administrative team! Our team is pictured below, From left to right, David Calfee, Student Support, Tara Haworth, 8th grade, Kris Mitzner, Principal, Tiffany Young, 7th grade, and Brent Grelle, 6th grade.

At 8:10, the front doors will open. All 6th grade students report to the cafeteria. All 7th and 8th grade students report to the competition gym. Students that need to eat breakfast go to the cafeteria or have a grab and go breakfast from our new cart in the rotunda. We release students from the cafeteria and gym in a staggered process to go to their lockers and toward 1st period.

Our Titan Night seemed to be a success last night! We hope that this night before school starts time eased some the of the first day jitters. Please know that I am always interested in your feedback on our events. You may always contact my via this communication or the Tays Junior High Website.

A giant thanks to our Katy ISD police department and Bicycle World talking about bicycle safety. We have over 400 bike riders so we want them to wear helmets, lock up their bicycles, and follow all the traffic laws for bicycles.

If you child is a bus rider, you can click here to get instructions for loading the app. Our campus code is 34003933.

We've had a great day here at TJH!!

Remember that 6th grade Open House is next Tuesday, August 20th 6pm & 7th/8th Grade Open House is next Thursday, August 22nd 6pm. You will be following their schedule and rotating through the classes as well as meeting their teachers!

I am so excited about starting the 2019 - 20 school year with you and your child!


Dr. Kris Mitzner


Tays Junior High

P.S. - I am also celebrating that this is the first year that we have had enough bicycle racks on the first day of school! A year 4 celebration!!!! Pictured below.

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School Appropriate Clothing

The Katy ISD Guidelines can be found here.

We have prepared a video to highlight some of the fashion trends to help you.

2019 School Appropriate Clothing

2019-2020 Yearbook!

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Counselor Book Study

Parent Book Study Information

This September the counseling staff will be hosting a book study by author Dr. Michael J. Bradley, Crazy-Stressed Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience, If you are interested in participating in the book study please use the link below to sign up. .

Parent Sign up Link:

Book Study Dates/Times/Location

Tays Junior High LGI

Time: 9:30 – 11:00

September 5: Session 1- Welcome Session

September 12: Session 2- Part 1: The Anti-Adolescent Resilience Conspiracy

September 20: Session 3- Part 2: Strategies and Tactics

September 27: Session 4- Part 3: Common Resilience Parenting Challenges-The DO’s & DONT’s

October 3: Session 5- Closing/wrap up session

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August 15, 2019

Football practice 4:15 - 6:15pm

August 16, 2019

Football practice 4:15 - 6:00pm

August 20, 2019

6th Grade Open House 6 - 7:30pm

August 22, 2019

7th & 8th Grade Open House 6 - 7:30pm

August 27, 2019

Theatre Auditions in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

Football Team Announcement Day!

August 28, 2019

Theatre Auditions in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

Legacy Parent Academy at Legacy Stadium 6:00pm

August 29, 2019

Theatre Auditions in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

August 30, 2019

Orchestra Ice Cream Social in Cafeteria 4:00-5:00pm

September 2, 2019

Labor Day/Staff & Student Holiday

September 3, 2019

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

7th Grade Football TJH vs. SLJH at OTHS 5:15pm

September 4, 2019

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

8th Grade Football TJH vs. SLJH at OTHS 5:15pm

September 5, 2019

PTSA Board Meeting in Library Resource Room 9:00-10:30am

Parent Book Study/Counselors in LGI 9:30-11:00am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

September 6, 2019

PTSA General Board Meeting and Volunteer Fair in LGI 9:00-12:00pm

Theatre Back to School Party at Altitude 6:00-8:00pm