TJH Update #14

October 23, 2019

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A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Unity Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Wear Orange

Tays Junior High is UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Students will pledge their unity by signing their grade level banner during lunch.

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

We encourage your student to take a photo in our life size bulletin board and be the I in KIND! Post it on Twitter or Facebook and spread the kindness. @TaysJrHigh

Our school was ranked at #6 in the Houston area. See the ratings here.

Tonight we have 7A & 8A football playoff games! We clinched the 7B Championship at Undefeated Champs! Picture below! Great season to all our volleyball and football players!


Dr. Kris Mitzner


Tays Junior High

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Taco ‘bout a Party! We are throwing a taco party for the Tays teachers and staff on Tuesday, October 29, and we need your help cooking, baking, providing supplies and working the day of the event. Please see the sign-up below for how you can help! Thank you from the Tays Hospitality Team!

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SAVE THE DATE! - Tays & Texans Care! Join us for a community service night. Tuesday, NOVEMBER 12, 2019, doors open @ 5:45 PM

Tays & Texans will be joining efforts to make a difference with Tays Junior High HUDDLE FOR 100! It will be our first ever volunteer community event.

The event is part of a nationwide effort to encourage volunteering for all age groups. We have partnered with five wonderful charities – all of which encourage entire families to become involved in helping our local community. Our families will be making care kits for our military through Operation Gratitude, seed balls for Katy Prairie Conservancy, dog toys for Citizens for Animal Protection, and activity books for sick children through

A speaker from Compassion Katy will kick-off the event, followed by our mystery Texans speaker(s)!

Bring your whole family and siblings to this amazing event, where you can really make a difference with these hands-on activities.

Watch for more information and a pre-registration form coming later this week.


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.


Sixth Grade Home Base

Grade 6, Lesson 8

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will think about his or her values and how he or she can use those values to help make good decisions.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child about some of his or her values. Talk about how his or her values are similar to or different from yours.

Seventh Grade Home Base

Grade 7, Lesson 8

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will think about his or her personal values and how he or she can use those values to help make good decisions.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child about some of his or her values. Talk about how his or her values are similar to or different from yours.

Eighth Grade Home Base

Grade 8, Lesson 8

Family Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn about values—“the things that matter to you most”—and how remembering their values can help people make good decisions, especially in difficult situations.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child, “What are some of your values?” Describe your own values, and talk about the ones you have in common and what they mean to each of you.


Athletic passes are available for purchase in our front office. One pass is $75.00, but is good for you and one guest to all Junior High School athletic events. Please ask for Cindy Rudder, Finance for more information or details.


National PTA Reflections support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community. Since 1969, Reflections engages over 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

  • REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED!
  • 2019 Theme: "Look Within"
  • All entries must be submitted to the Tays JH School office by Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • To participate, at least one family member in the household MUST be a Tays JH PTSA member
  • Please review ENTRY RULES before submitting your work at PTA Reflections
  • Questions? Please contact Paola @
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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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Our Core Essential for the Month of October is Courage

October is Bully Prevention Month – Wear Blue on Monday

Each week Tays is challenging our students to a kindness task. This week we asked students to put down their devices at lunch and have a conversation. Conversation starters were displayed during lunch to help guide the students.

Spreading Kindness Bingo

Next week students can participate in our Kindness Bingo Challenge. Bingo cards can be picked up during lunch next week. Once students have completed the act of kindness they will mark it out on their bingo card. The completed bingo card can be turned in to the counselor’s office by Friday, October 25 @4:00. Cards will be randomly drawn for an Ice Cream Surprise.

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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.


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.


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.


October 23, 2019

Unity Day - Wear Orange TJH is UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion!

PTSA Parent Presentation in LGI am

Football Playoffs


7A TJH vs. AJH @ Rhodes Stadium

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

October 24, 2019

End of Football Season

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

Band Fall Concert at OTHS 6:30pm

October 25, 2019

Katy ISD State of the District at LMC 8:00am

Band Picture Day in Band Hall

October 28, 2019

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

Regular Board Meeting at ESC 6:30pm

October 29, 2019

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

Basketball Parent Meeting Girls in LGI 5:30-6:30pm

Orchestra Serenade Concert at OTHS PAC 7:00pm

October 30, 2019

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

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

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

November 1, 2019

Orchestra Pictures all day!

Pep Rally Today