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Color Guard Wins at Nationals

THS Color Guard competed at The Marching Auxiliaries National Championships in Fort Worth on March 24th and 25th. Hundreds of teams from seven different states competed in pom, dance, twirl, and guard.

Girls JV Soccer wins District title

Thursday night the JV Lady Ducks travelled to Cameron to face the Lady Yoe in their last game of the season. The last face off between these two teams ended in a 0-0 tie, the Lady Ducks were determined to pull the W Thursday night. Not only did these ladies get the W with a 5-0 shut out but also walk away as JV District Champs.

Steppers Earn Top Honors

The Hi-Steppers had a very successful weekend at their competition at Belton High School. The Steppers were the smallest team competing and they won 2nd place overall (they even beat out talented 5A and 6A schools.

Color Guard Earns Superior Rating

This past weekend, the THS Color Guard competed at the Marching Auxiliaries North Texas Regionals in Grapevine. Both groups received a Superior rating qualifying them for the national meet in late March.
In addition, our 'Team Flag' won best in show for their division.

Choir Competes at UIL Competition

On Friday night 11 Taylor High School Choir students competed in the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition. Competing on three different levels: Class 1 (Difficult Solos) Class 2 (Medium Solos) and Class 3 (Easy Solos), students are given a score between 1 and 5, 1 being the best and 5 being the worst. Not only did we send a record number of students, but we also received a record number of students who received a score of a 1! In addition to this wonderful news, we also have two students who will sing at the State Competition in May.

Lifters Compete

THS Powerlifters finish strong in the Lago Vista Meet with several men finishing first.

Softball lands in Gold Bracket

From Coach Kendall Lucas: THS Softball played in the Killeen ISD Tournament last Thursday- Saturday and finished 2nd place in the GOLD Bracket. Last year in this tournament we placed 3rd in the Silver bracket. We ended up facing district rival Salado in the Championship and fell short 4-1. Please congratulate the girls on their accomplishments if you see them!

Also, there is a schedule change for our home game tonight. Groesbeck will not be bringing a JV team, so we will play Varsity only starting at 6:00.

Ducks Paving the Way

Ducks Paving the Way has kicked off a campaign offering engraved bricks to individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses to help purchase a bronze mallard statue to be placed at the new Taylor ISD sports complex. It is our hope that the bronze statue will be a place of pride representing the school district, the city of Taylor and all the people that make up this wonderful community. The bronze mallard statue will have a plaque telling the story of how we became the Taylor Ducks. Engraved bricks will be placed in the ground around the statue. Purchase online or used the attached flier.

FCCLA Headed to State

This weekend several students traveled to Corpus Christi to attend and compete in the FCCLA Regional Leadership Conference and Competition. This was the culmination of several things we have been working on with the Taylor High School chapter of FCCLA.

This was the end of Emily Sumpter's term as the Region Vice President of Projects. Also, three of the four teams which competed placed and are eligible to attend and compete at the state level.

Recycle and Redesign, Occupational Specific: Ashley Kovar: 2nd place
National Programs in Action, Junior: Marco Alderete: 1st place
Chapter in Review Portfolio, Senior: Ashley Torrez, Samantha Alderete, and Zoe Amburgey: 1st place.

Students participate in county show

Taylor FFA has been very successful at the WCLA last week. Taylor FFA participated in the Poultry Show (chickens and turkeys) along with the Rabbit show, and students participated in the lamb and goat show as well as the youth fair.

Upcoming Events

STAAR Testing - English
Date: 3/28/2017, 8 AM 3 PM
STAAR Testing - English II
Date: 3/30/2017, 8 AM 3 PM
Career Preparation Banquet
Date: 3/30/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Literacy Night
Date: 4/11/2017, 4 PM 9 PM
Location: Taylor High School
UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
Date: 4/12/2017
Location: Bastrop or Caldwell