Myers Elementary School students play "Minute to Win it" for their PBiS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) monthly behavior celebration. Congratulations to all of the students who stayed on green for the entire month of February and were able to attend!
Elementary School and Truman High School partnered together this year to offer fourth-grade
students extra math and reading support.
high school students visit Myers weekly and work with pupils in small groups. They
also support Myers’ annual Career Day event.
Myers was made aware of the 2014 JROTC Military Ball, the school wanted to do
something special for them. We decided to have a school-wide St. Patrick's Day
of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Truman JROTC Military Ball in
May. Myers staff and students can't wait to surprise the high schoolers with
this gift of money and hope they have a great time!
Grandparents Day at Taylor Parks Elementary
School is always a special day.
It was March. Kindergarten and first-grade
students were able to invite their grandparents, or a very special person, to
their school to spend a few hours with them doing very special things.
Students, taking their guest by the hand, showed
them their classroom, introduced their teacher and friends and together they
created a craft project that will become a keepsake. But there was so
Lifetouch Pictures were on hand to create a
photograph that will definitely find a place on grandma's wall. A tour of the
building came next with students proudly saying, "This is my computer
lab" or "Meet my music teacher."
A big part of the visit was the Taylor Parks Book
Fair. Together, students and their guest shopped in the library for that
perfect book to read together. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, older brothers or
sisters, all know that reading is the foundation of education.
It was a perfect day for all involved, and they walked
away with memories to last a lifetime.
walls of Blair Moody Elementary School are lined with swashbucklers off on
is reading month and the staff and students have jumped ship and are setting
sail to read, read, read.
goals have been set for each grade and a treasure chest of good books can be
found throughout the building. Whether holding a parrot, wearing an eye
patch or sporting a hook, kids can be found curled up reading to each other,
with volunteers, teachers and to themselves.
who reach their reading goals will attend a gala event planned in their honor
later this month and a "Golden" time sure to be had. So grab
your treasure map and come read along with your favorite little pirate at Blair
Randall Elementary School again posted
a very successful annual “Jump Rope for Heart” event this year that was held on
Friday, February 14.
Randall raised $7,286.39 and is now
well over $21,000 the last three years combined.
Mrs. Bordeau's class raised the most
amount: $1,012. That effort earned her class an extra PE class. Mrs.
Holstein/Mrs. Filiccia's, Ms. Solgot's, Mrs. Szwed's and Ms. Blair's classes
had a 100 percent participation in wearing red, so they all are also awarded an
extra PE class.
The school had two students raise
over $200 each: Aubrianna in Mrs. Holstein's class and Brooklyn in Mrs.
The staff is so proud of these
students for working so hard with this awesome event.
Blair Moody Elementary School preschoolers in
Mrs. Pickell's class are not only celebrating the month of March with new books
and reading activities, but also with writing activities.
"March Madness" applies to more than
just basketball this time of year. In preschool, children are getting
ready for the Kindergarten experience with fun learning activities centered
around undersea stories such as "Seaweed Soup" as a springboard for
activities in dramatic play, art and math, science and discovery.
The Sixth Grade Academy students and staff are preparing
for the seventh Annual Spirit Week and March Madness.
Spirit Week/March Madness will begin the week of March 24
with daily events throughout the week, ending with the “Staff vs. Student
Basketball Game” and “Minute to Win It” activities on Friday afternoon.
"Literacy and Language Luau" is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, at Kennedy High School. It is a can't-miss
event for parents and friends of the Taylor School District.
year the district puts on a large-scale family event. It marks and opportunity
for students and families to come together and learn about the community and
services available to them, as well as learn about the positive things going on
in the Taylor School District.
agencies are also involved and set up tables to highlight their own
organization's work in the area of literacy.
luau will feature face painting, free blood pressure and glucose screenings,
free popcorn, free dental work, balloon animals, student musical performances,
a photo booth, games, a free bagged dinner and more.
West Middle School Choruses recently all performed at Michigan School Vocal
Music Association (MSVMA) District Choral Festival in Whitmore Lake.
choirs each performed two contrasting pieces (several in foreign languages) and
sight-read a new piece.
awarded points for tone, pitch, rhythm, diction, interpretation, presentation,
and sight singing ability and procedure.
Cadet Choir and Cardinal Singers were both rated "Good," and the Men
in Black was rated "Excellent." With their rating, the Men in
Black are invited to perform at the state festival in Holt next month.
three choirs rated nearly perfect sight-singing scores: the Cardinals, Cadets,
and Men scoring 26, 27, and 28 points out of 30, respectively.
to Mr. Martin and the West Chorus performers for representing their school!