Saturday, March 24, 2018

HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL class holds festival word hunt

Mrs. Holstein's class at Holland Elementary School didn't go searching for leprechauns. Instead, they went on a festive word hunt, searching all over the classroom for words hidden. They had a blast. The winner who found all of the words first got a prize. The class also was busy writing stories about catching a leprechaun and made an art project of a leprechaun.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL classes research historical figures

In Mrs. Kirkland's eighth-grade social studies classes at Hoover Middle School chose historical figures to research. Students gained great perspective through their research learning of their historical figures great accomplishments, as well as their failures.  

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL band members visit Orchestra Hall

On Monday, March 19, seven students from the West Middle School Concert Band spent the day at Orchestra Hall in Detroit representing the Taylor School District. 

The students spent the day with honor students from all around southeast Michigan performing in the Honors Middle School Band. Students worked with musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for an entire school day and then performed a concert on stage for parents and friends. 

Thanks to the generous donations from the Taylor Federation of Teachers, Taylor Foundation, and  Alpha Delta Kappa, this musical group of talented students had a wonderful musical journey. 

Pictured below are: Gia Cook, Destiny Lea, Braylen Thomas, Ryanne Berringer, Alexandra Berringer, Jackson Bolsley, and Nathan Ingle.  Great job kids!

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL band students outstanding in Dearborn Heights

Congratulations to the West Middle School Varsity and Concert Band students for a successful performance at the District 12 MSBOA Band Competition on Friday, March 9. 

The band students traveled to Riverside Middle School in Dearborn Heights and were awarded an “Excellent” rating.  The Varsity Band received top honors in “Sight Reading.” Job well done, band!

NEW TAYLOR GRIFFIN Football Golf Outing is May 12

DOWNRIVER FAN chapter's next meeting is April 19

Learn about the reasons behind addiction and the manipulations used to support drug use, the tragedies suffered by families/friends, and the journey required to reach recovery by attending a Families Against Narcotics meeting. 

Join to hear from its panel of experts, individuals in recovery and parents, as they share their stories, followed by question and answer period. 

The next FAN meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Turning Point Clubhouse, 1605 Fort St., Lincoln Park.  

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL students give cardio drumming a try

Lori Harvard at Hoover Middle School wants her students to be able to have fun at school, but there are not many activities/clubs that interest them.

She wanted to do something to fill that gap and decided to try cardio drumming with them. Harvard attends a drumming class a few times a week and recorded it to share with the kids. They enjoyed it and wanted to try it.

Harvard went through the routine with them and told them to pretend they had the equipment to do it. Next, the students got the feel of the drumsticks that Harvard uses, to get the feel of it. 

The students promised to do the activity if she got the equipment. We will do the drumming a couple times a week when time permits.

And a big shout out to Nick from Home Depot for his financial support.