Red Ribbon Week- October 27-October 31
THS Counselors Announce Red Ribbon Week Activities:
Monday, October 27th
- Wear Red and Morning Announcement.
Tuesday, October 28th- FCCLA and Mrs. Sumpter will be at Pasemann presenting to 11 second grade classes.
Speakers from Adult Probation will be coming to speak to Coach Boswell's 7th and 8th periods. (1:45-3:25)
Wednesday, October 29th: Morning announcement
Thursday, October 30th: LifeSteps will be in Mrs. Sumpters classes all day.
Friday, October 31st: Morning Announcement
Band advances to Regional Contest
The Taylor High School Duck Band competed at the region 18/26 UIL marching contest held on the campus of Giddings High School Saturday, October 18th. The band earned straight first division ratings (1,1,1) from the judging panel and will be advancing to the UIL AAAA Area D Marching Contest on the 25th. Area contest will be held at Gupton Stadium in the Leander ISD. Director Scott Simmons noted the judging panel at the region contest was very impressed with the band's performance both musically and visually.
Chem-Free is the new After-Prom
Senior parents interested in helping to provide an after-prom celebration for students in an alcohol, drug and tobacco-free environment are encouraged to sign up for emails. When parents and students sign up, they open a DUCK BUCK Account where they accumulate points for the event auction. Click here for more information on the event.
Band Competes In Marching Festival
Duck Band competed in the Vista Ridge Marching Festival at Gupton Stadium in Leander on October 4th. The band placed second in its classification, but won best music and best percussion in class AAAA - enough to put the band in the finals round of competition, directly competing with 8 AAAAAA schools. "The students weren't the least bit intimidated to compete with bands three or four times our size. It was clear they enjoyed performing in finals amongst schools with bigger student enrollment than the populations of all the small towns around Taylor," Director Scott Simmons said.
FCCLA Tshirt Sales
Taylor High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is selling t-shirts to help raise money to attend and participate in the Regional Leadership Meeting in January. The shirt is available in all sizes youth small to adult XXL and are available through pre-orders only. The cost of the shirt is $11. To order, contact Susan Sumpter by 4pm on Tuesday October 31st. Make checks payable to THS.
ASVAB Test November 4th
The ASVAB test will be given at THS on November 4th at 9 am in the library. Taking the test has no military obligations. Areas tested are: arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, and paragraph comprehension and math knowledge. Google ASVAB and you can look at practice tests, information about the structure of the test, and what you can gain from its results. The feedback you will get from taking the test will be invaluable as you plan your future...it will make you aware of your strengths and weaknesses and give you great information about possible careers where you would be extremely successful. There is no cost; just come by the counselors' office to sign up! Sign up begins Today!
Bandera Bus Trip
Duck Football Fans interested in making the trip to Bandera on Friday, October 24th can ride a chartered bus can contact Ron Werner at 512-940-0285 or Pat Werner. Seats are limited; $25 per person.
Pep Rally Themes
‘merica Monday - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Victory; DRESS PATRIOTIC
Tired Tuesday - Tire Out the Bulldogs; WEAR PAJAMA PANTS
Wild Wednesday - Get Wild for the Ducks; DRESS UP LIKE YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL
Celebrity Day - Make ‘em See Stars; DRESS UP LIKE YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY
Friday - Spirit day for each class
10/17 Work Hard, Play Hard → Dress up to play your favorite sport
10/31 We BELIEVE in Our Ducks → Dress as your favorite animated character
Senior Portraits Available from Lifetouch
Lifetouch announces the opening of its new studio in Cedar Park, available to graduating seniors for portrait sessions. Seniors interested can call 866.778.7314 to book an appointment. Seniors will be photographed at THS on November 14, 17, & 18 for yearbook photos. Contact
for more information. Click here for a video with details.
Prom 2014: Flipbook Video
Check out the flipbook fun from Prom 2014 HERE