TJH Update #28

February 22, 2023

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Last week, we had several art students enter into the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show Art contest. Harini Srinivasan (7th grade) won the Junior High Division Champ Award. You can see her and the art work pictured below.

All our fine arts programs are preparing for big spring events! I look forward to seeing our students continue to show their greatness in these extra curricular items as well as in the classrooms and hallways.

I am so proud of not only the students at Tays Junior High but the teachers and staff who make a difference in the lives of students daily. I am just returning froma conference in Austin and the Texas Capitol advocating for public education. I am honored to serve Tays Junior High in Katy ISD. I have included the link to the 2023 Katy ISD Board adopted Legislative priorities for this legislative session. Click here to see them. The quality of your local public school is because of your support and because we have amazing teachers serving our students at Tays. Thank you for your role in making your child's education great.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the many events in the coming weeks!


Dr. Kris Mitzner


Tays Junior High

Character Strong

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Panoramic Picture Day - 8th Grade Class - 2/27

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Choir Concert

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Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district, and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Two report cards (Federal and School) are available for your review in the front office of our school or online at:

The 2021-22 Federal Report Cards can be accessed online at:

The 2021-22 School Report Cards can be accessed online at:

Katy ISD comparte información sobre el estado, distrito y escuela de su hijo(a) como parte de nuestras obligaciones bajo la ley federal ''Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)''. Están disponibles dos boletas de calificación (federal y escolar) para su revisión en la oficina principal de nuestra escuela o en línea:

Las boletas de calificaciones federales 2021-22 pueden obtenerse en línea:

Las boletas de calificaciones escolares 2021-22 pueden obtenerse en línea:

Knowledge Together Everyone Achieve More - Conference

The Office of Other Languages will provide an informational conference for parents of ESL/bilingual and immigrant students. The K-TEAM (Knowledge-Together Everyone Achieves More) Conference will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM from 8:00AM-12:50PM.

The conference topics are as follows:

● Applying for U.S. Citizenship

● Budgeting 101

● Continuing Education for Adults

● Federal Income Tax

● Interested in Buying or Selling a Home in 2023?

● Tips and Tools for Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being

● Want to Work in Katy ISD?

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Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show Art Awards

Harini Srinivasan (7th grade) won the Junior High Division Champ Award.
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Art News

Our very own 8th grade student, Emilie Pok, is a Houston top 30 Finalist for the “Bayou City Art Festival.” Winners will be announced during the Bayou Festival in March, but they also give out a “People’s Choice award.”

Can you spare a minute to vote for Emilie’s piece titled “Memories of the Past” by clicking on the click below?

Also, it would be kind ‘a of cool, to have the students participate. I have included a QR code you can share with your students to have them vote during HB if you are interested. (Attachment).

Thank you,

her piece below.

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Nominate a Volunteer!

Tays Community,

It is time to recognize a volunteer that goes above and beyond for our school community. Please use this link to nominate a volunteer who you believe goes the extra mile for Tays Junior High. This volunteer could be someone who helps support our PTSA, lends a helping hand to our various extracurricular activities, or someone that serves Tays in our commitment to excellence. Please make sure to nominate your candidate by 2/24/2023.

Tompkins FFA Run

Please click on the link below for more information on the Tompkins FFA Run that benefits students.

Clinic News!


All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state-required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.
Texas Vaccine Institute will be offering the following dates and times for any student enrolled in Katy ISD, insured or uninsured, to receive the necessary immunizations for school entry:
DATES: March 2, 2023
TIMES: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
LOCATION: Katy ISD Professional Development Annex building located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, 77494
COST: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two; $30 for three or more (Accepting credit/debit cards or cash)
BRING: Shot record and insurance card if you have insurance
For additional information, you may contact the Health Services Department at 281-396-2629.

ATTN 6th grade parents: All immunization due letters were sent out via email before Christmas Break. Please send your student’s updated immunizations as soon as you get them. 😊

Tdap and MCV (meningococcal) vaccines are required for entry into 7th grade. Vaccines must be received before the first day of school.

The next immunization clinic is March 2nd.

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Track meets start this week! Come see our track and field events this season!


We want to ensure that all students have access to technology devices at home to aide their learning. If your student is in need of technology at home, we have a limited number of Chromebooks available for checkout. These Chromebooks will be checked out to the student and must be returned at the end of the school year. Please complete this google form if you would like to check out a Chromebook and one will be assigned to your student in the next few days.


The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2021 – 2022 route buses are equipped with GPS systems. With the GPS systems, parents, campuses and transportation personnel are able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. For parents and patrons having children who are eligible for transportation services in Katy ISD, the link below contains information on how to download the application. Our campus code is: 34003933 - TJH Campus Code

Lost and Found

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We Need you - Parent Volunteers!!!

Tays PTSA can only be successful with your help and involvement. How can you help?

We are currently seeking volunteers for 2023-24. All sorts of volunteer opportunities and PTSA officer positions are available. We need your help and participation to be successful! Click here to indicate your interest. Thank you!

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Like to be part of the PTSA Board

Tays JH PTSA can only be successful with your help and involvement. How can you help? Consider becoming a PTSA Officer for the 23-24 school year. Please complete this form to express your interest.

Student PTSA Membership

Tays JH PTSA has Reactivated the STUDENT side to PTSA! While everyone can participate in surveys to use your voice and vote please consider joining today: Click the link:

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

It is time to make your nominations for the 2022-23 school year Honorary Lifetime Membership award. This honor can be bestowed to a parent volunteer you have worked with over the years, or a staff member who has gone above and beyond helping our school community. Please fill out the Google form link and be sure to include why you believe this individual deserves this recognition.

We are creating a new tradition here at Tays Jr High PTSA. This year's honorees will be announced at this year's Volunteer Brunch on April 21st so that the entire Titans PTSA and volunteer community can celebrate together. They will then be invited to attend the Founder's Day Dinner in 2024.

Please direct any questions to

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2023

Math Club in LGI 4:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00pm

February 24, 2023

Choir UIL Concert OTHS PAC 7:00pm

February 27, 2023

PTSA Sunshine Cart

8th Grade Panoramic Picture 9:00am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00pm

CAT Meeting 4:30pm

KISD Board Meeting in the Board Room

February 28, 2023

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00pm

Cheer Clinic in LGI 4:00pm

March 1, 2023

Cheer Clinic in the LGI 4:00pm

March 2, 2023

PTSA Incoming 6th Grade Coffee 9:30am in LGI

Math Club in LGI 4:00pm

Theatre Performance - Midsummer Seuss 7:00pm

March 3, 2023

Pep Rally #3 in Gym 3:18pm

Cheer Clinic in LGI 4:00pm

Theatre Performance - Midsummer Seuss 7:00pm