TJH Update #18

November 20, 2019

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Thanks to all our school community for participating in community service throughout this month.

We submitted these numbers to support the #TexansHuddlefor100 and the

Total Volunteers

868

Total Hours

1736

I know we did 350+ care packages, 200+ dog toys, a nice stack of letters,300+ Lunches of love bags and used up all the clay for the seed balls.


Our NJHS Food Drive for the Houston Food Bank is going on for the rest of this week! As well as our PE/Athletic department sponsoring children for the Santa Cops program.


Thank you for all the ways you have support our community.


Every day, I am grateful to serve at the Principal of Tays Junior High. I hope that you all have a wonderful week off for Thanksgiving! (I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new granddaughter!)


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

Fall Exam Schedule

Click here for the link to the Fall Semester Exam Schedule!
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High School Credit Drop Date

Students who are currently enrolled in high school credit courses have until December 4 to drop the course. A student remaining in a high school credit course past the December 4 deadline will receive a semester grade that is part of the high school transcript.

Support our school & get savings from Shutterfly!

If you order pictures or holiday cards using our storefront, you will get discounts and free shipping and our school will earn money to use to support our programs. Please use this link to get to our page.

PTSA News - Holiday Treat Exchange

Our next Hospitality event is our Holiday Treat Exchange on Thursday, December 5. This event is where our teachers and staff get a box and fill it with a dozen different treats. It is a “treat” exchange to include cookies, bars, candies, etc. We are asking everyone to make homemade items OR bakery-fresh items, NOT pre-packaged cookies/treats. Treats need to be cut into individual portions but do NOT need to be individually wrapped. So put on your aprons and start baking!! See the sign-up link below. Thanks in advance for making this the BEST event of the year again!

LINK:

https://signup.com/go/fQOBzTr

Gifted and Talented Screening for 2020-2021 School Year

Students in Secondary have the opportunity to be screened for GT services. Secondary gifted program options are available in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas. Students who meet district criteria for GT placement will begin receiving services at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

For Secondary Students Not Currently Identified in All Areas

A Secondary Parent Checklist must be submitted. Secondary Parent Checklists are available between November 11 and December 3. You can obtain a copy of the checklist from the counselors’ office or on the Katy ISD website at http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx

For Secondary Students Not Currently Identified in All Areas

A Request for Additional Services must be submitted. These are available between November 11 and December 3. You can obtain a copy of the request from the counselors’ office

Secondary Parent Checklists and Requests for Additional Services must be returned to the campus counseling office by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Testing will take place on campus over the course of the spring semester.

Parents of Secondary students are invited to view a GT Awareness PowerPoint Located on the district webpage.

For more information, contact Mary Lee Sherman, GT Facilitator, MaryLSherman@katyisd.org

SLHS Robotics Programming Camp

The Seven Lakes High School robotics team will be hosting an intro to computer science camp at Seven Lakes High School on December 7th and December 14th. We would love to have students TJH attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Please click here for more information.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers

Do you speak Spanish? Did you know you can take a class called Spanish for Spanish speakers as your world language course? In order to sign up, you must first take a placement test first so that we know you can understand and be understood in Spanish. If you have not been notified by letter, and speak Spanish at home, please scan the QR code below (or in the counseling office) to sign up. Deadline for signing up is Friday, November 22nd. Test day is Tuesday, December 3rd. There are no makeups for this test.
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Special Education Training Session for Parents

The Department of Special Education will offer an interactive training session for parents regarding the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Process on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Jeanne Coleman Training Center. Parents may attend one of the three sessions.

9:00-11:00AM

1:00-:3:00pm

4:30-6:00pm

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INFORMATION FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS

Please see the Student Success Initiative (SSI) brochure for your information. This outlines the State promotion requirements for 8th grade students. Thank you.

Click here for English.
Click here for Spanish.

THIS WEEK IN HOME BASE


Sixth Grade Home Base

Grade 6, Lesson 12

Family Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson uses a fun and engaging activity to practice skills for making friends. Practicing the skills he or she has learned will help your child use them in real life.

Family Lesson Question

Tell your child about a time you made a new friend. Explain what you did and how you did it. Ask your child if there’s someone he or she would like to make friends with and how he or she will do so.



Seventh Grade Home Base

Grade 7, Lesson 12

Family Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson uses a fun and engaging activity to practice skills for strengthening friendships. Practicing the skills he or she learned will help your child use them in real life.

Family Lesson Question

Tell your child about a time you had a problem with a friend. Explain how you fixed the problem. Ask your child if there’s a strategy he or she has used to strengthen a friendship in the past.



Eighth Grade Home Base

Grade 8, Lesson 12

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will continue to practice identifying negative relationships.

Family Lesson Question

Talk to your child about the kinds of behavior that signal a friendship needs to end. Ask your child what would be a good way to end a friendship.

FROM THE LIBRARY

As part of the library’s Titans Read Program, Tays students and staff are participating in the fall reading challenge that began on October 7th. Mr. Grelle, our 6th grade AP, has agreed to allow us to use his height to motivate all Titans to read more this year!

A life size poster of Mr. Grelle is posted outside the library with a “height chart.” Color coded (by grade level) labels will be placed on the height chart to represent the books we have read.

Through December 6th, students will scan the appropriate QR in the library or in English teachers’ classrooms each time they finish a book. The English class that reads and submits the most books per grade level will enjoy a treat at lunch. Let’s see how many times we can read Mr. Grelle’s height!

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YEARBOOK 2019-20

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Counselor's Corner

November Core Essential ~ HONOR
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TJH TESTING CENTER INFO

Purpose: To support teachers and students having more time for tutorials by providing a one stop shop for retests and make-up tests. This will also alleviate students having to miss more instruction time to make up a test they missed.

Location: Room 1155

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 - 8:40. Students will enter through the doors closest to the flag pole in the front.

TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Tutori​als will be offered Monday through Friday. Students may attend tutorials with any grade level teacher - it does not have to be their classroom teacher.

Students are expected to enter through the front doors a 8:10am. Students are welcome to attend any teacher's tutorial within their grade level. Students are responsible for their own transportation to tutorials.


Afternoon Tutorials:

There is not a sign-up for afternoon tutorials, but if students wish to attend, they must be in the teacher's classroom by 4:00. These sessions will end at 4:25 and students will need to be picked up in front of the school in the circle drive. ​


Please click here for our schedule.

SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

Click here to see the list of school sponsored organizations and clubs. There are also student led clubs such as chess club, trombone club, etc.. that are approved by Mr. Grelle and signs are posted in the building.

Upcoming Events

November 20, 2019

BB Practice girls 6:30-8:10am

Grade Level Meeting 7th Grade

VIPS General Board Meeting - Legacy Stadium 9:00-10:30am

BB Practice Boys 3:55-5:30pm

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

November 21, 2019

BB Practice Boys 3:55-5:30pm

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

BB Girls Game Day TJH vs. BDJH (7th Grade at TJH, 8th Grade at BDJH

C 5:00, B: 6:00, A 7:00pm)

November 22, 2019

BB Practice girls 7:15-8:10am

BB Practice boys 3:55-5:30pm

November 25th-29th

Thanksgiving Break!

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Upcoming Events after the break!

December 2, 2019

BB practice girls 6:15-8:10am

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

BB Boys Game Day TJH vs. WCJH 7th at TJH (C 5:15, B 6:15, C 7:15) 8th at WCJH (C 5:15, B 6:15, A 7:15)

December 3, 2019

BB practice girls 6:15-8:10am

Spanish for Spanish Speakers Test in LGI am

BB practice boys 3:55-5:30pm

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

December 4, 2019

Family Night - No Homework

BB practice girls 6:15-8:10am

BB practice boys 3:55-5:30pm

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

Band Winter Concert at OTHS PAC 6:30pm

December 5, 2019

PTSA Christmas Cookie Exchange

Author Visit in Cafeteria for 7th grade students

BB practice boys 3:55-5:30pm

BB Girls Game Day TJH vs. WCJH 7th at WCJH (C Team 5:15, B 6:15, C 7:15) 8th at TJH (C 5:15, B 6:15, A 7:15)

Theatre Musical Performance 7:00pm

December 6, 2019

BB practice girls 7:15-8:10am

JH All Region Band Clinic/Concert at THS

BB practice boys 3:55-5:30pm

Theatre Musical Performance 7:00pm