Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The students at Holland Elementary School take care of themselves, as well as others.
Recently they held a "Jump for Heart" event for the American Heart Association. The students collected pledges from family and friends and then got started jumping. The students raised over $4,200 to go to this worthy organization and were so excited when the prizes were awarded for their efforts.
Here is a picture of the student with the highest amount of donations with her prizes. The students had a great time and can't wait to jump again next year!
Smile, you’re on Candid Camera … er, at least you are at Eureka Heights Elementary School!
It was spring picture day at the school on April 10.
The recent Literacy Luau was a night filled with fun, family, community and literacy for the Taylor Virtual Learning Academy family!
The event was sparked from the start with wall-to-wall attendees. There was something for every age group and a showcase of what Taylor Schools has to offer was on display.
From the smell of buttery popcorn to the melodious sounds of the choir, this event was a major success. TVLA was able to give away plenty of fun prizes and books for children and adults to enjoy!
It was astonishing to see the many smiling faces stop at our table to play with our "bowl of fish" and answer questions related to literacy. This was a night to remember and we can only wait with anticipation for next year's literacy night!
All students at Hoover Middle School had a presentation from their counselors about stepping up and standing up against bullying.
The student then had the opportunity to create posters to be displayed around the school. Students pictured were the winners of the poster contest and received one of Hoover’s anti-bullying T-shirts with the logo of "Stand Up, Step Up."
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sixth Grade Academy students studied American artist David Smith recently.
Students then created three-dimensional sculptures by decorating paper with lines and patterns. The paper was then formed into tubes assembled into a "coreless" abstract sculpture.
SGA students under the direction of art teacher Ms. Malloy are able to express themselves through their projects.
At McDowell Elementary School, they are asking themselves, “What goes into a performance?”
That's the question the students decided to find out. They performed "This and That Bread" and did a great job saying their lines, handling their props and keeping their audience interested.
And that audience was interested when everyone got a treat at the end of the performance!
The Taylor Virtual Learning Academy recently welcomed Baker College Vice President of Admissions Steve Peterson of the schoo’s Allen Park campus.
He enthusiastically discussed with Taylor Virtual Learning Academy students the strong points of positive decision-making and post-secondary education.
Mr. Peterson presented an array of factors that are paramount in choosing a career and a post secondary institution after graduation.
According to Michelle Calvillo, school social worker, "The presentation is part of TVLA's strategy to help enrich our students." TVLA plans to offer their students more opportunities to explore post secondary institutions in the future.
Mr. Tim Campbell and seven fellow Ford Amateur Astronomy Club members visited West Middle School on April 26.
They brought eight telescopes of various sizes and magnification. Over 300 eighth-grade students were able to view the sun, including sunspots and solar flares, the moon, craters and the planet Venus. One member of the club showed the students actual meteorites.
This was a wonderful extension of the science curriculum. Positive feedback was received from all. The students were very appreciative of this exceptional opportunity. Members of the astronomy club complimented our students on their wonderful behavior and interesting questions. The dialogue between astronomy club members and students was engaging and thought provoking.