O.C. Taylor Life

  • Middle School Parent Night for 5th Grade Families Rescheduled
    Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, Middle School Parent Night has been canceled for Tuesday night and rescheduled to Thursday evening, 6:30-8 p.m. This information night is for parents of current fifth-grade students who will be transitioning to middle school next school year. All four middle schools -- Colleyville Middle, Cross Timbers Middle, Grapevine Middle and Heritage Middle -- will be hosting their information nights at the same time on Thursday, just as was planned previously. Thank you to all our parents for your flexibility during this winter weather event, and we look forward to introducing our fifth-graders and their families to middle school on Thursday!
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  • Dental Health Month
     February is DENTAL HEALTH MONTH and we want to thank Dr. Schroeder Orthodontics, our Corporate Sponsor, and his staff for spending the day at O.C. Taylor to educate our students on dental health.  They have been generous and provided dental supplies for the students.  
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  • Teacher of the Year
    Congratulations to Cindy Davis
    Teacher of the Year
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  • Para of the Year
    Congratulations to Heather Tyson
    Paraprofessional of the Year
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  • Vencill
     Congratulations to Beth Vencill being awarded
    The Dr. Thompson Exemplary Achievement
     in Education Award
    at the Education Foundation Luncheon
    on February 17, 2015.
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                   Griffard Grant                Grant Winners
     Congratulations to Tiffani Griffard and Amy Henderson
    on receiving a Schroeder Orthodontics Grant
    at the Education Foundation Luncheon on February 17, 2015
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    Game On
     Game On with these amazing teachers and our Tigers!!!
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  • The 5th Grade Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 21st.  
    Twenty-one students competed 
    Congratulations to Alex Decross, First Place
    Lindsay Neil, Runner Up 
    Spelling Bee Spelling Bee
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    The amazing Kathy Griffin sharing information on the ASPIRE program with Kindergarten parents on Tuesday, January 13. #theoctway
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  • Geography Bee
    December 16 
    Geography Contestants   

    The top 10 scoring 4th and 5th graders from the

    Ge​​ography Bee pretest in November
    competed at the geography bee yesterday.  

    Geography Bee participants:

    Jeremiah Lastinger

    Carson Dutton

    Emma Tyrone

    Gage Wallace

    Justine Pfeiffer

    Christian Mikalauskas

    Joshua Bender

    Suri Reddy

    Kyra Rinon

    Annie Mueller 

    Geo Winner  
     Geography bee winner was - Jeremiah Lastinger
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  •  Can you play find the Tiger Alumni...
    Band and Choir  
    Band and Choir  
     Band and Choir
    Band and Choir
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    Former NFL Player Speaks to O.C. Taylor Elementary

    Keith Davis, a former NFL player for the New York Giants, spoke to students at O.C. Taylor Elementary about making good choices in life.  Check out the O.C. Taylor Facebook page for more photos! 
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  • Garden Club Winners
     Grapevine Garden Club
    Kids Art Club Winners: 
    - 2nd Place
    - Honorable Mention 
    The artwork was displayed in the Grapevine Public Library. 
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  • Veterans Day
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  • Spring Creek
    The winners for the best attendance at Spring Creek BBQ on October 21st are:
    Mrs. Burns' 2nd Grade Class
    Mrs. Davis' 2nd Grade Class
    Ms. Pettit's 3rd Grade Class
    Mrs. Rutter's 4th Grade Class
    Congratulations and thank you to everyone who came and celebrated O.C. Taylor Spirit Night
    at Spring Creek BBQ! 
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  • Kids lovin' hearing Mr. Kinney read "The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog"
    Mr. Kinney 1st Grade  Mr. Kinney 1st Grade
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    The O.C. Taylor Library was filled with our very own storybook pumpkin patch.  Students decorated their pumpkin with their favorite storybook characters!  Check out the O.C. Taylor Facebook page for more photos!
    Pumpkin Patch  Pumpkin Patch
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    Second graders participating in Red Ribbon Week activities!
    Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon  
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  • Box Tops


    Way to go Tigers!!  

     By turning in your Box Tops you helped us raise $831.80 in the month of October! 

    The winning class in each grade level is...(drum roll, please)...


    Kindergarten - Ms. Bahou

    1st Grade - Ms. Welch

    2nd Grade - Mrs. Archer

    3rd Grade - Ms. Henderson

    4th Grade - Ms. Brewton

    5th Grade - Mrs. Walls


    Keep collecting those Box Tops, we will have another contest in the spring. 

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  • Tip Your Hat To Veterans Day
    was on October 17th.  
    Students donated $1 to the local veterans
    to be able to wear a hat to school.
    Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat  Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat
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  • Mascot
    Wow!  We had an overwhelming interest for mascot try-outs this year.  Thank you to all 15 students who showed an interest; it takes courage to try out for a role, and we are so proud of all the kids! The judges were very impressed by the school spirit, enthusiasm and creativity displayed and said everyone did a great job!  

    We would like to congratulate Evelyn Griffith, Hayden Gainer, Kyra Rinon and Sarah Henderson as our 2014-2015
    O. C. Taylor Tiger Mascot! 

    Thank you again to all the candidates and parents! 
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    Hair Day Hair Day Hair Day
          First Grade Crazy Hair Day - September 26, 2014 
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  • Forget Me Not Table
    A new "Forget Me Not" table is located in the front foyer.  
    If your child forgets his or her lunch, homework, shoes, etc.,
    please put them on this table and label them with their name on a post it note.
     It is your child's responsibility to go check this table for forgotten items.   
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Latest News

  • STAAR Testing  
    STAAR Testing March 30 - 4th Grade Writing
    STAAR Testing March 31 - 4th Grade Writing/5th Reading
    STAAR Testing April 1
    During these dates O.C. Taylor Elementary will be a closed campus.  
    No visitors or volunteers on campus during these dates.  
    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 
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    ~ SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015 ~ 9AM - NOON ~



    *The Rachel's Challenge Stronger as a Team Rally is ongoing throughout the school year and is sponsored by the GCISD Education Foundation. A celebration of the many acts of student kindness and compassion that have been. 


    *The fun run/walk will allow community members to participate with students, teachers, administrators, and parents in a district-wide event that celebrates kindness and compassion and also will help raise funds for our GCISD Rachel's Challenge program.


    *Our Stronger as a Team Community Expo is a new addition to the rally lineup this year. GCISD, in partnership with the GCISD Education Foundation, GCISD Council of PTAs, and the GCISD Diversity Advisory Council, is coordinating this event to encourage inclusiveness, teamwork, diversity appreciation and awareness, and the mind/body connection.




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  • O.C. Taylor Elementary Round Up
    May 4 - 8, 7:15 - 3:45
    May 5, 7:15 - 5:00
    Registration packets can be picked up beginning April 27th during school hours.  
    Kindergarten Orientation, for students and parents that have registered, will be on
     Tuesday, May 12th from 6:00 - 6:30. 
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    The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Library beginning
    Monday, May 11 - 15
     Be on the lookout for your child's wish list! 
    Book Fair  
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  • Field Day
    May 22 
    Field Day  
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  • Headed out on a vacation?
    Take the OCT Around The World challenge! Click here for more info!
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  • GCISD Middle School Summer Reading Expectations 2014
    For students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade, check out the Summer Reading Flier
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  • Support GCISD schools just by shopping
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  • Attendance Information!
    If your child will be out of school for any reason, please call the office at  817-305-4870.  
    We will also need a note from you for the reason for the absence to betty.jones@gcisd.net or send us a hand-written note.
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  • 2012-2013 School Report Card
    The State of Texas 2012-2013 School Report Card for O.C. Taylor can be found online at: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/152
    This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures for state, districts, and schools. If you have any questions about the report please contact David Kinney @ david.kinney@gcisd.net or call 817-305-4870.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.
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Welcome to O.C. Taylor Elementary School! We are going beyond traditional practices to inspire today's students and empower tomorrow's leaders. Did you Know? O.C. Taylor earned a spot in the 2011 National Center for Education Achievement's Higher Performing Schools List.
Quick Facts:
  • School Colors - Blue & Silver
  • Mascot - Tigers
  • Enrollment - 428
  • Year Opened - 1986
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Elementary News

  • Elementary Open House Nights
    The Elementary Open House Nights originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5, have been rescheduled as follows:
    • March 19: All schools except Bear Creek ES and Silver Lake ES
    • March 26: Bear Creek ES and Silver Lake ES 
    Please check with your elementary campus for specific times and campus-specific information.

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  • Restorative Practices Survey
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