Taylor ISD

Weekly Update for December 14, 2015

In this newsletter . . .

  • School Facilities Update
  • End of Six Weeks Reminders
  • TISD Spring Ambassador Enrollment Now Open
  • Season of Caring - Opportunities to Help
  • TMS Students Named To All-Region Band
  • THS Students Named QuestBridge Finalists
  • Important Dates, Activities and Events
  • Links to Campus Websites

School Facilities Update

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent school bond proposal. On Monday, November 30th, the Taylor ISD Board of Trustees took the next step by voting to issue new RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for a project manager and architect.

As we move forward with plans to upgrade facilities across the district, we invite you to stay informed of progress with updates in this weekly newsletter as well as attending upcoming school board meetings. The next scheduled board meeting will be on January 11th at 7:00pm in the TISD board room.

End of Six Weeks Reminders

Grades - Parents are encouraged to check for missing assignments and current grade averages on the parent portal on the school website. Just go to the parent tab and click on Parent Self Serve.

Also, students and parents can now see grades through the new TEAMS mobile app for both Apple and Android. If you have a User ID and Password for the TEAMS Student Self Serve Application or Parent Self Serve Application, you can use this app to access TEAMS Student Mobile or TEAMS Parent Mobile.

Questions - Please contact your child's teacher with any questions about grades and assignments before the six weeks ends on December 18th. Contact information is on each campus website (see links below).

TISD Spring Ambassador Enrollment Now Open

If you are interested in learning more about the Taylor Public Schools, please consider signing up for the TISD Ambassador Class. Participants will spend 4 1/2 days with us during the spring semester. You'll get to see teaching and learning in action and find out about programs and opportunities available at campuses across the district. For more information, please contact Tim Crow at tcrow@taylorisd.org. Information and enrollment forms are available at taylorisd.org.
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Season of Caring Opportunities

Donating Eyeglasses

Ms. Fresques' second grade class at Pasemann is collecting eyeglasses for the Lion's Club Recycle For Sight program. Anyone wanting to help may drop off prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses and sun glasses at the Pasemann school office.

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Food and Toy Drive
The TISD support operations staff has coordinated efforts among all campuses in donating food items for Crowns of Hope, and new, unwrapped toys for children at the Texas Baptist Children's Home. Collection boxes are available at each campus for anyone wanted to help.
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Angels Among Us Tree of Giving
Students at Taylor High School are giving back to fellow students with their Angels Among Us Christmas Tree. Anyone wanting to help is invited to select an ornament with a needed item written on the back. The donor then purchases the item and turns it in to the counseling center to be distributed to local students in need. Anyone wanting to participate is encouraged to contact the school office.
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Students Named To All-Region Band

Twenty-two students from Taylor Middle School have been named to the All-Region Symphonic and Concert Bands. Students from all schools were ranked after auditioning and only the top players in each section were named to the All-Region Band. Please join us in congratulating these students pictured below.
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TMS Students earning a spot in the All-Region Symphonic Band (above) are Marshall Oman, Aldo Ocampo, John Billingsley, Kyle Wooldridge, Matilda Rydell, Katherine Kurtin, Israel Garduno, Seighan Jones, Daniel Gonzales, Chase Luna, Izabella Vidales, Claudia Wilson, Zachary Zavada, Erin Scott, and Maria Villegas-Alonso. Congratulations!
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TMS Students earning a spot in the All-Region Concert Band (Above) are Evelyn Lepe, Yvette Gutierrez, America Rojas, Jaime Robles, Mia Carrizales, Kimberly Turner and Layla Stull. Way To Go!

THS Students Named QuestBridge Scholarship Finalists

Simon Niemtschk and Everardo Araujo (Pictured below) have been named finalists for QuestBridge Scholarships. Students who are named as QuestBridge finalists significantly increase their chanches of receiving numerous scholarships offers. Congratulations, Everardo and Simon!
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Important Dates


Yearbooks are currently on sale at jostensyearbooks.com

12/18 - Early Dismissal (see campus times below)

12/21 - 1/4 No School

1/4 Teacher Staff Development Day (student holiday)

1/5 - 3rd six weeks begins

1/11 School Board Meeting, 7:00pm

1/18 - School Holiday

Taylor High School

355 FM 973
(512) 352-6326

Please visit our campus website for exam schedules

12/12 Taylor Softball Breakfast at Applebee's (Fundraiser)

12/14 Band Concert/dessert social- 8:00pm, Main Street Event Center Auditorium

12/15 Choir Concert - 6:30 - 8:00pm, Main Street Event Center Auditorium

12/18 Early Release, 1:10pm

Legacy Early College High School

516 North Main Street
(512) 352-9596

Please visit our campus website for exam schedules

12/18 Early Release, 12:20pm

Taylor Middle School (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

304 Carlos Parker Blvd. NW

(512) 352-2815

Please visit our campus website for exam schedules

12/8 Annual Christmas Dinner for students and parents, hosted by Student Council
12/9 G/T Field Trip to UT@Austin

12/14 Band Concert/dessert social - Main Street Event Center Auditorium, 6:30pm
12/15 Winter Choir Concert - Main Street Event Center Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:00pm
12?18 Early Release, 12:50pm

Main Street Intermediate (Grades 4 & 5)

3101 North Main Street, Suite 105

(512) 365-1999

12/12 5K Fun Run, 9:00 - 11:00am

12/12 PTO Scavenger Hunt, 10:30 - 12:45am

12/14 MSI Choir Performs at HEB, 9:00 - 9:25am

12/14 MSI Choir Performs at SPJST Senior Living Center, 9:30 - 9:55am

12/14 MSI Choir Performs at Pasemann Elementary, 10:00 - 10:25am

12/14 MSI Choir Performs at T.H. Johnson, 10:30 - 10:55

12/17 Winter Program, 6:30 - 7:30pm
12/18 Awards Assembly, 8:30 - 9:00am
12/18 Semester Class Awards & Party, 9:00 - 10:00am
12/18 Early Release, 12:30pm

Pasemann Elementary (Grades 1, 2 & 3)

2809 North Drive
(512) 365-2278

12/7 - 12/11 Winter Book Fair

12/8 - Christmas Bazaar, 5:00 - 7:30pm

12/15 3rd Grade Field Trip to Evergreen Farms

12/16 1st Grade Field Trip, Polar Express

12/16 3rd Grade Field Trip to Evergreen Farms

12/17 2nd Grade Field Trip to Evergreen Farms

12/17 1st Grade Awards Assembly, 8:45 - 9:15am

12/17 3rd Grade Awards Assembly, 1:30 - 2:15pm

12/18 2nd Grade Awards Assembly, 9:45 - 10:30am

12/18 Early Release, 12:00pm

T.H. Johnson Elementary (ECE, PK, Kindergarten)
3100 Duck Lane

(512) 352-2275

12/10 Winter Program, 5:30 - 7:00pm
12/11 Polar Express Day

12/18 Classroom Parties

12/18 Early Release, 12:00pm

Campus Websites

Please click on the links below to access campus calendars and other announcements and information.