Counselors' Corner

GRADUATION 2020 - Updated May 28, 2020
 
A Graduation Letter with detailed information and expectations has been sent to families. See the document after the Tech Hours information below. Please read and follow instructions. 
 
1. Graduation Practice
 
June 5th at 10 am
Mandatory
No cap& Gown
Meeting in baseball/softball parking lot
Masks required - temperature will be taken
 
  *All GradPoint courses MUST be completed by June 5th at 4:00pm to walk. 
  **All technology and cafeteria obligations MUST be cleared AND laptops with chargers MUST be turned in
     by June 5th at 4:00pm to walk. 
    Contact your counselor or AP for any questions. 
 
2. Graduation Ceremony
 
Saturday, June 6th
THS Football Stadium
Start Time: 10 am
Social-distancing procedures such as temperature taking, masks and 6 ft distancing will be in place. 
 
 
Complete the THS Senior Exit Questionnaire if you haven't already.  We need this information to help keep track of our students. Click the link to complete: https://forms.gle/FNA27UpejFSmY4Qb7.
 
Final Transcript Request Form-MUST be completed if you are planning to attend a post-secondary vocational/trade school, military branch, 2 year college, or 4 year college. These will be sent by the THS registrar in June. 
 
Click here to completehttps://forms.gle/Y67gsN9zexPFaSGM6
 
 
Yearbooks: the latest update is that they will not be available until around June 6th. The pickup process will be updated once they are available.
 
Technology Hours for laptop returns
The technicians will be on campus Monday through Thursday next week (June 1-4) between 1-4pm
 
SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 - INFORMATION
 
THS Virtual Summer School 2020
 
    -May 27-28, 2020 Summer School Registration and laptop pickup @ THS 8am- 4pm 
    -June 1- June 18, 2020 Virtual with Teacher Assistance
  1. Schroeder (kschroeder@taylorisd.org)- Last namesA-Ga
  2. Brooks (mbrooks@taylorisd.org)- Last namesGb-Q
  3. Laugier (vlaugier@taylorisd.org)- Last namesR-Z
 
See the attached letter for more details.
TEMPLE COLLEGE SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION  (Updated 5/19/20)
 
The first day of classes is May 26th, 2020

Summer Semester Students:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students will not attend New Student Orientation sessions in person for summer, but will instead access the following online resources:

In preparation for the eLearning Workshops, learners should view the following videos and the eLearning Tour linked from the eLearning Departmental webpage at https://www.templejc.edu/resources/elearning/:

 

New Student Orientation: http://www.templejc.edu/admissions/new-student-orientation/

Getting Startedhttps://app.vidgrid.com/view/tsI7W8H0nZTw

How to Access D2Lhttps://app.vidgrid.com/view/Nqo6OQghz4ds

Accessing Microsoft Office 365 emailhttps://app.vidgrid.com/view/fgWtfuIUV4b6

A Quick Overview or D2Lhttps://app.vidgrid.com/view/Zh7H9DooolX9

Login Informationhttps://app.vidgrid.com/view/H24Rcjgog9aJ

 

D2L Quick start Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8H0CSChmJs

Contenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA-UVpmXTA0

Discussionshttp://youtu.be/0atkGV24qlQ

Dropboxhttp://youtu.be/76-EwiHeA40

Quizzeshttp://youtu.be/fnwwcnKyXFE

 
LETTERS TO PARENTS GOING OUT ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020
 
Attached are two letters that will be sent out to THS parents this week.
 
1. The first letter is about class selections for next year
2. The second letter is about enrollment in a Collee Prep English and/or Math Class for upcoming seniors who have not passed the TSI yet.
 
BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF COUNSELING - May 18, 2020
 
Dear students, families and staff,
 
Know that counseling services are available to you through the Alpha counselors and the social workers services on our campus.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.
  1. Schroeder (kschroeder@taylorisd.org)- Last namesA-Ga
  2. Brooks (mbrooks@taylorisd.org)- Last namesGb-Q
  3. Laugier (vlaugier@taylorisd.org)- Last namesR-Z
 
TWO NEW COURSES WERE ADDED FOR 2020-21.
 
1. Sports Medecine
This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including sports medicine, concepts of sports injury, athletic healthcare team, sports injury law, sports injury prevention, sports psychology, nutrition, recognition of injuries, emergency action plan and initial injury evaluation, first aid/CPR/AED, the injury process, immediate care of athletic injuries of specific body areas, skin conditions in sports, blood borne pathogens, thermal injuries, and special medical concerns of the adolescent athlete.
 
The whole program of study would be Sports Med 1,2,3 and then a practicum. It is not required to complete all courses to enroll.
2. Diesel Tech 1
This course would be an alternative to Auto Tech 1 for students who have taken the EPTS course. Whereas Auto Tech focuses on small engine and cars, Diesel tech will address the components and issues of big trucks running on Diesel (like 18-wheelers). 
 
Contact your counselor ASAP if you are interested!!
 
Updated May, 15, 2020 - email your respective counselor with specific questions.
 
 
SUMMER READING FOR PRE-AP AND AP ENGLISH CLASSES - 2020
 
For entering 9th and 10th grade students, the reading consists of a book report for extra credit this year (not mandatory).
 
For Juniors, see the document entitled AP Language and Composition below
 
For Seniors, see the document entitled AP Language and Composition below
 
TEMPLE COLLEGE - FALL 2020 CLASSES INFORMATION
 
New Student Orientation is mandatory and will take place on August 18th, 2020 at 8am.
 

The student's ID number is listed below their name on the registration form.

Their User Name is "their last name, first initial, and last 3 digits of their student ID)

(ex:  hortenstinec123)

Their Temple College email address is their username@stu.templejc.edu

Password is Tcmmddyyyy (where mmddyyyy is their birthdate)

 

Textbooks

may be ordered through the Temple College Bookstore or bookstore of their choice.  We will have a “popup” bookstore here at Temple College Taylor the week of August 18.

http://www.templecollegebookstore.com/home.

 

If they need any help, please contact TC at 

taylor@templejc.edu

christy.hortenstine@templejc.edu

suzanna.bachman@templejc.edu

chriss. brown@templejc.edu

512-352-2688.

 

 
 
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS           Fall 2020 
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS          Otono 2019
 
 
To be determined:   TSI in the library (free of charge). Sign up in the counseling office.
El TSI tendrá lugar en la biblioteca (gratuitamente). ¡Regístranse en la officina de las consejeras!
 
* El TSI es el examen requirido para entrar a la universidad y los colegios de 2 años, tales como Temple College, Blinn College u ACC.
 
To be determined:   School Day SAT - all juniors will take the SAT free of charge during the day. SAT durante el día  de escuela. Todos los juniors tomaran la prueba de SAT gratuitamente.
 
 
Sept 26/ 26 de septiembre: SAT. Register with your counselor's help or directly online / Regístranse a través de College Board  HERE/AQUÍ.
 
See your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver. Remember that, if you qualify, you can take the SAT twice for free.
Habla con su consejera/o si eres eligible para una exencion de pago. Si es el caso, no olvides que puedes tomar el SAT dos veces gratuitamente.
 
** El SAT es el examen requerido para entrar a las universidades de 4 años.
 
If you have accommodations through special education, and would like to utilize them on the SAT, make sure with your counselor that a request has been made or that you are already approved. College Board requests for accommodations can take up to 6 weeks. 
_________________________________________
 
SEE THE TESTING RESOURCE TAB on Counselors Corner Main Page for practice links to ASVAB, TSI, SAT, ACT.
 
There are also prep books in the library. Ask Mrs. Butler.
 
For free online PSAT preparation, follow the link below.
 
You may also take the TSI at the Temple College campus in Hutto for a fee.
 See your counselor for more information.
 
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION SUMMER 2020
 

TISD Offers Acceleration Exams


Taylor ISD is offering opportunities for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects. Exams will be offered for most TEKS-based courses in grades 6-12. The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests for the course or grade level the student wants to accelerate.

Any TISD student is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.


The spring/summer testing dates are:

 

    The early June sessions of Credit by Exam have been postponed till end of July-early Aug - Date to be confirmed.

    August 4-5, 2020, Registration period, June 1- 25, 2020. 

 

The registration forms for the August testing can be returned to the campus office or to the TISD Central Office.


Questions concerning the examination for acceleration program may be directed to the school counselor or to Debbie Matthys, TISD Assessment Coordinator, at (512) 352-6361.


Notes about the CBE for Foreign Languages:

 
The test is a proficiency-based test provided through AAPPL. It is not divided by semester, nor consisting of grammar-based multiple choice questions. It holistically assesses the level of the student in reading, listening, writing and speaking by asking them to complete a language task.
 
Other Subjects:
1. Students must pass each section individually to earn credit for the full year (the two parts A and B, fall and spring cannot be averaged out) 
2. Students who have had prior instruction in the subject they want to test out of must earn an 80; students who have not had prior instructions must earn a 70.
HERFF JONES - CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
 
If you still need a cap and gown for graduation:
Contact Herff Jones at 800-837-4235
 
Our THS representative is Travis Hightower.
 
 
THS Students and Parents!
 
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