Thank you to everyone who voted “yes” and helped the Taylor School District renew the operational millage for the next 10 years during the General Election November 7. This ensures approximately $12M in tax revenue each year over the next decade for the district to continue to effectively operate all of its programs for the students and families that we serve.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Taylor Garden Club, Wayne County Community College, Taylor Rotary, Healthy Taylor-Beaumont Health, Taylor Farm Market, Taylor Liaison Officer and Grosse Ile greenhouse all volunteered time to clean up the Blair Moody Elementary School “Hoop House” last week.
Staff and students are looking forward to outdoor educational opportunities, plantings and after-school learning events. Thank you to Board of Education Members Mrs. Stellini and Mrs. Lakatos for their support of this project.
Taylor Parks Elementary School fifth-grade students studied the Mexican celebration “Dia de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead.
Mrs. Fletcher explained that this day has nothing to do with Halloween, but instead the holiday, which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1-2, is like a family reunion except the guests of honor are dead ancestors.
The purpose of Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember their deceased family members and celebrate their memories.
On November 7 members of the High School Symphonic Band traveled to the University of Michigan and rehearsed at Revelli Hall.
The Symphonic Band worked with PhD student and clinician Anand Sukumaran on music being prepared for future concerts. The second half of our day was spent working with Dr. Conway's class on rehearsal techniques.
The band practiced with the university students sitting among our band members and watched how we rehearse on a normal day.
After rehearsal the students were given mini private lessons, were treated to a tour of Revelli Hall, and heard a Clarinet performance by one of U-M's students. Students rounded out their afternoon with a walk through part of campus and lunch at the Michigan Union.
It was a great experience for the Symphonic Band members!
This week three Truman High School DECA executive board members attended the state leadership conference in Grand Rapids. Making the trip were Sara Sherazi, president, Alondra Castaneda, vice president, and Cindy Nyarko, vice president of public relations.
"Having the opportunity to go to Michigan DECA's State Leadership Conference (SLC) was truly an incredible experience,” Sherazi said. “I learned a lot, and I am excited to share my experience with my chapter."
DECA wants to thank Truman High School Principal Melissa Skopcynski for attending the conference with them.
Truman High School DECA would like to thank Advantage Credit Union for visiting the marketing classes and funding our finance unit. They provided us with online resources where the students participated in life scenarios, finance games, and finance simulations. Once we completed the unit they came to our classes and provided the morning classes with bagels and the afternoon classes with subs.
While enjoying their snacks they spoke with the students about what opportunities their credit union offers not just for consumers but also for employment and scholarship opportunities for our students. They offer three $2.500 scholarships that any student can apply for. At the first of the year they will interview our marketing students for a paid internship in their marketing department for co-op. We are very appreciative of their partnership with us this year and look forward to working with them again.
The Detroit Red Wings came to Holland Elementary School recently to talk to students about the importance of education, dedication and staying healthy. Students had some fun also with a stick handling relay and a shootout against the teachers!