Saturday, January 20, 2018

JANUARY 25 MARKS parent-teacher conferences at the high schools

Remember, there is no school for high school students in the afternoon on Thursday, January 25. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for that day, so if your child attends Kennedy or Truman high school, make sure to take the time and visit his or her school, and talk to his teachers and other staff members.

JANUARY 24 MARKS parent-teacher conferences for grades sixth through eighth

Remember, there is no school for grades sixth through eighth in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 24. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for that day, so if your child is in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, make sure to take the time and visit his or her school, and talk to his teachers and other staff members.


The next Board of Education meeting begins at 6 p.m. January 22, at the Taylor School District central administration building on Northline Road,

The Board of Education members are President Debbie Stellini, Vice President Ron Miller, Secretary Jamie McCoy, Treasurer Pam Lakatos and Trustees Blaine Honeycutt, Doug Meyers and Tom Zorn.

MERGER PAGE offers informational updates

After a few years of weighing the pros and cons of merging the two high schools into one, the decision to close Kennedy High School and combine Kennedy and Truman students and staff into the Truman High School building has been made. 

The new high school will be named Taylor High School, will be called the Griffins and will wear black and gold. The new school will be located in the old Truman High School building, beginning in the fall.

The next steps of this project are of utmost importance and will involve the feedback of many groups within our school community.   

Keep up with the information by clicking on the special TSD district community page, which includes students, teachers and staff, parents, and Taylor residents, up-to-date on all that is happening with the high school merger.

TAYLOR SCHOOLS STRATEGIC SURVEY: Don't forget to fill one out

Don't forget to fill out the Taylor School District's Strategic Survey.

The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete, and will aid the district in taking directions in the future.

Click here

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL fundraiser scheduled Jan. 25

Don't forget the Pottery4Pantry fundraiser at Truman High School this week.

Soup will be served in a pottery cup made by Taylor students, all for the benefit of Truman High School's art programs and pantry programs to feed hungry students.

The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Media Center.

Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for students; and $1 for children under 5.

Takeout available. Cash only.

BANK OF AMERICA seeks interested students for program

Some of the “top” youth leaders in the region are being sought to join the Bank of America Student Leaders program.

According to a release, the program is part of Bank of America’s ongoing commitment to recognize youth who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond, connecting young people with the tools and resources that will help them make communities better. The program annually awards paid internships to high school juniors and seniors at a local nonprofit organization and participation in a national leadership summit in Washington D.C.

The application for the 2018 Student Leaders program is open until Feb. 2. It is open to high school juniors and seniors in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

“The Student Leaders program can be a pathway to success through meaningful and relevant experiences,” said Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President for Bank of America. “To advance economic mobility we need to develop a more diverse and inclusive society. Year after year, Student Leaders proves it can be done.”