Thursday, January 23, 2014

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL: Plenty to read about in the Eagle News!

Kennedy High School recently published another edition of "Eagle News" with plenty of hot topics, including the following:

  • Teacher Meagan Bales finds the perfect Website
  • Learning math benefits everyone
  • An update from the Social Studies department
  • How the holidays brought out the best in everyone
  • Language arts classes learned Spanish holiday traditions
  • Three-on-three is the theme in PE
  • DECA update
  • Co-op information
  • GEAR UP for science
  • And the newest from the JROTC

Click on the pages for more information.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL: MLK Day brings out the best in students, teachers and families

Students at Hoover Middle School were recently shown short videos on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the origin of the day set aside to honor him, which is meant as a day of service.  

Students were then given a pledge letter to sign and return (if they chose to do so – a copy of the letter is shown at the bottom of this blog), stating that they pledge to do at least one act of service.  

As Ms. Betke went through the forms returned, she read how Hoover students helped out neighbors and the elderly with different things and how they shoveled snow at their churches and in their communities.  

There was a family that volunteered at a soup kitchen. Clothes, books and blankets were donated. A few brought in change for the school’s “Hats for Heat” program. Many created thank-you cards and placemats for those that donate to the Red Cross. Many wrote letters to troops. Quite a few of the students made posters that will be hanging in the halls of Hoover.

Overall, Hoover had over 30 students, teachers and teachers' families that gave of their time on Martin Luther King Day to honor him and the service he did for others! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Never too cold for education!

Braving the severe temperatures, future Taylor Parks Elementary School pupils attended the Kindergarten Round Up held January 22.

The future students met each other while munching on cookies and punch.  They each received a “Goody Gift Bag” that contained alphabet and printing paper, coloring books and crayons, and of course, a little snack, "smarties" candy, all to feed the mind.  

To add to their experience, they had a wonderful story read to them, along with doing their own story drawings.  

The parents also had their own meeting with Ms. Downie, Taylor Parks principal; Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Ambrosia, Mrs. Brindle, Mrs. MacVeigh and Ms. Saucier, along with the school nurse, Mary Lynn Harrison.  

This gave the parents the opportunity to ask lots of questions.  Even with the thermometer hovering around 3 degrees, once again Taylor parents showed their support with what is important.


Eureka Heights Elementary School pupils in first and second grade took time to read to the Fur Angels' dogs recently.

OAKWOOD TAYLOR TEEN HEALTH CENTER: Moves back to Eureka Road site

The Oakwood Taylor Teen Health Center has moved back to the Taylor Human Services Building, located at 26650 Eureka Road, Suite B.

The clinic serves youth living in Wayne County ages 10 to 21. Services include: primary healthcare, physicals, immunizations, Family Planning Program, HIV testing, counseling, prevention programs, etc.

No one is denied services due to an inability to pay. The center can help participants apply to a Medicaid program or sign up with the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace.

Call today to make an appointment at (734) 942-CARE (2273).

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Museum comes to the building

Blair Moody Elementary School played host to the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum on January 16.  

Students and parents were treated to a wide variety of science activities that covered many scientific concepts.  

Exploration included the magic of magnets, mixtures and solutions (like slime), bridge building, and many, many more.  A big thank you from the school staff to all of the parents and teachers who made the night possible by volunteering their time.

Monday, January 20, 2014

CANCER FUNDRAISER: January 25 tournament to aid the fight

A euchre tournament to raise funds to fight cancer is scheduled Saturday, January 25, at J.P. McGuire's Bar & Grille, 21138 Goddard Road, Taylor.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the games beginning at 7 p.m.

First prize is four tickets to the March 23 Red Wings hockey game, a $400 value. 

Admission is $20 per play, which includes a free taco bar dinner, pop and water. There will also be a 50/50 available.

This event is sponsored by the "Best of Taylor" team in the Taylor Relay for Life. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (734) 674-6023 or email

MORE PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: High school meetings planned for Thursday, January 23

High school Parent-Teacher Conferences are slated for Thursday, January 23.

The conferences are scheduled for afternoon and evening of that day.

There will be no high school classes in the afternoon.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES CONTINUE: Elementary, Sixth Grade Academy scheduled for January 22

On Wednesday, January 22, Parent-Teacher Conference will be held in elementary schools and the Sixth Grade Academy in the Taylor School District. 

Elemental pupils and Sixth Grade Academy students will be off in the afternoon.

RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Gardening, theater are topics on January 21

Randall Elementary School is hosting its Garden Club and the Randall Players Tuesday, January 21, from 3:50 to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, January 21, is parent-teacher conference day in the afternoon and evening at West Middle School and Hoover Middle School.

There is no school in the afternoon for students at each building.


The Eureka Heights Elementary School fifth-grade boys basketball team played like champs this weekend in the district tournament, winning their first game against Taylor Parks, 14-7.  

The defense played well and the offense was well coordinated.  Thanks to the spirited efforts of the Panther cheerleading squad, who performed a wonderful halftime cheer to the delight of the crowd, the Panthers accepted their win with class and good sportsmanship.

Go Panthers!