Keeping Up With Comm Arts
October 12 - October 15
Communications Arts Students will be confident, capable, communicative leaders.
Happy Homecoming Week!
Lady: Jeslyn Tuberville
Lord: Bryce Villarreal
Duchess: Alexia McKenny
Duke: Calvin Wellman
Princess: Kendall Perez
Prince: Brajha Herron
Finalists for Homecoming Queen:
Finalist for Homecoming King:
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.
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
Click here to purchase Homecoming Dance Tickets. Tickets will NOT be sold after 12 noon today Friday 10/15/21. (TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)
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:
Spanish Language and Culture (Spanish 4)
Spanish Literature and Culture (Spanish 5)
AP CLASSROOM ENROLLMENT
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
$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 MySchoolBucks.com. 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.