Keeping Up With Comm Arts

October 12 - October 15

Communications Arts Students will be confident, capable, communicative leaders.

Happy Homecoming Week!

There is a lot of Raider Spirit in the hallways! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the Homecoming Spirit!! If you see the following students please congratulate them on being part of the 2021 Comm Arts Homecoming Court!

Lady: Jeslyn Tuberville

Lord: Bryce Villarreal

Duchess: Alexia McKenny

Duke: Calvin Wellman

Princess: Kendall Perez

Prince: Brajha Herron

Finalists for Homecoming Queen:

Karly Adams

Briana Chavez

Emerson Rendon

Clara Rodriguez

Finalist for Homecoming King:

Ben Baik

James Cazares

Devon Huyhn

Nathan Zavala

Your 2021 Comm Arts Homecoming Queen and King are....

Briana Chavez and Ben Baik!!!!

A special thank you to our Student Council Sponsors, Mr. Harris and Mr. Trevino for helping to facilitate Homecoming Week and all out StuCo members for all their help in organizing the festivities!

Taft Theatre Spirit Night at Raising Cane's

Need to grab dinner? Want to support Taft Theatre? Come to Raising Cane's in Alamo Ranch on Tuesday Oct. 26th from 6pm to 10pm and a portion of the proceeds will go to Taft Theatre!

Jack C. Jordan Scholarship

Northside ISD Council of PTAs offers a $500 scholarship to one high school

senior from each Northside ISD high school, who will be enrolled full-time in an

accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall

semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation.

Through our scholarship program, Northside ISD Council of PTAs works to support

students who are focused on achieving career goals through higher education. In

evaluating each application, the Scholarship committee will also consider service

and participation in school activities, community involvement and scholastic merit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a school in NISD.

• Applicant must be enrolled in a high school with a Local PTSA and be a current

member of that same PTSA.

• Applicant must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college of university or a

technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following high school


• A completed electronic application must be received by November 10th, 2021 to be

eligible for consideration.

Click here to access the application.

Application Deadline is Wednesday November 10th, 2021

Homecoming Dance

Our homecoming dance will be held in the Taft High School Cafeteria on Saturday October 16 beginning at 7pm and concluding at 10:30pm. All tickets to the Homecoming Dance will be sold online. A student ID number is required as a passcode for purchase. Only Taft and Communications Arts students are eligible to purchase tickets. Once the e-ticket is scanned, it will no longer be valid. Please do not share your ticket or ID# with anyone else. A valid Taft/Comm Arts ID will be needed to enter the dance. If you are bringing a guest that does not attend Taft/Comm Arts a "permission slip" will need to be picked up and turned in to the Taft VPO beforehand. Once the guest is approved they will be eligible to purchase a ticket as well.

Click here to purchase Homecoming Dance Tickets. Tickets will NOT be sold after 12 noon today Friday 10/15/21. (TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)

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ASVAB Testing

On October 28th, 10th-12th graders may take the ASVAB on campus. Interested students should register for the ASVAB no later than October 22nd.

Click here to register for the ASVAB.

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We are living through historic times and the best way to remember everything that happens this school year is by purchasing a yearbook. Yearbooks are on sale now through the end of the year, but if you want the cheapest price of $70 you need to order by Friday, October 15. The price increases to $75 on October 16 and then to $80 on January 29th. Orders are done through

If you ordered last year’s and have not picked it up, we will be delivering those to students next few weeks or you can contact Mr. Kohlmann at Taft to arrange pick up sooner. If you did NOT order last year’s, but would like to purchase one, we still have some available for purchase for $80 or you can purchase a package deal of last year's and this year's yearbook at $120. That's a $30 savings. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McCarthy in room C205 before or after school.

AP at Comm Arts

At Communications Arts, we focus on college prep and we have our students challenge themselves academically by taking AP/Dual Credit/OnRamps courses. For our students enrolled in AP courses, we do expect them to make a good faith effort to take their AP exams (including AP courses taken at Taft) in May. Every student has been opted in and will have an exam ordered for them.

All exams for AP courses taught at Comm Arts are handled by Comm Arts AP Coordinator: Mrs. Carey (Eagan) McCarthy.

All exams for AP courses taught at Taft are handled by Taft Student Success Advisor: Amber McWilliams

Comm Arts Required AP Courses

  • Freshman - Human Geography

  • Sophomore - World History: Modern

  • Junior - U.S. History & English Language and Composition

  • Senior - MacroEconomics, U.S. Government and Politics, & English Literature and Composition

Additional AP Courses offered:

  • Art History

  • Spanish Language and Culture (Spanish 4)

  • Spanish Literature and Culture (Spanish 5)


Number of Students by grade NOT enrolled in their AP classrooms online. Are you one of them?

Freshmen - 17

Sophomores - 6

Juniors - 5

Seniors - 3

By now all students should have an AP Collegeboard account and be enrolled in their AP courses' classrooms. Unfortunately we have a few students that have yet to do this. An email was sent this weekend to those who need to complete this task. Mrs. McCarthy will begin pulling students from lunch this week to get this taken care of if it is not taken care of by the end of the day Monday. Each teacher has information including their course join codes posted in their Schoology.

Cost of Exams and Payment Deadline

Exam Fees:

  • $25 per exam

    • $10 per exam for students on free and reduced lunch for the current school year (Click the link for more information and the application.) Once you are approved for this program, we will refund the difference.

The deadline to pay for exams is Friday, November 5, 2021. Payments must be made via Please pay through their website NOT the app, as the app is not functioning properly for this form. We apologize for the inconvenience. Also, please pay for all exams on one form, in one transaction. Here are detailed instructions on how to pay.

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Comm Arts Calendar of Events

See the following athletics schedules!! Soooo excited to see more Raiders competing!

Communications Arts High School

COMM NICATIONS ARTS HIGH SCHOOL...all that is missing is U!