Thursday, May 1, 2014


Seventy parents recently attended the Eureka Heights Elementary School Kindergarten and PASS class spring concert. 

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Children learn using unusual tools

The pupils at Kinyon Elementary School worked cooperatively using snack crackers and pretzels to explore and describe matter.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL: Family night keeps everyone happy

Recently Hoover Middle School hosted a family night.  

Many families attended and participated in playing math and literacy games. All students that attended received a brand new scientific calculator to assist them with their homework, while parents received a Hoover Parent Shirt and Hoover bag and six lucky families received a literacy game to take home.  

All families enjoyed themselves thanks to the funding from Title I.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Pupils put on a great show!

McDowell Elementary School second graders were in rare form recently as they sang in the April concert led by music teacher, Mrs. Arndt.

The staff is glad so many families attended.

They sang a song of spring and were great birdies! Then came more songs about rain and water. What a great way for us all to learn about the water cycle.

Thank you to to Mrs. Osborne and Mrs. Farago's classes for performing in the show.

SIXTH GRADE ACADEMY: All aboard for annual career day!

The Agenda for Sixth Grade Academy's Career Day 2014

Featuring:  Enthusiastic people like you who love their career and would like to share their experience with sixth graders in the Taylor School District!

When:  Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Arrive at 9:15 A.M.  Sessions run  from 9:30 A.M.-11:00A.M., with a catered lunch to follow.

Where:  Sixth Grade Academy 13500 Pine Street Taylor, MI 48180

How:  We ask that you prepare one 25-minute presentation, to be repeated for 3 sessions.  Please allow 5-10 minutes within the 25 minutes for questions and answers.  We ask that you include how you attained your job, skills/education needed to perform job, and personal feelings, such as your favorite/least favorite thing about your job. Classrooms for presentations will be assigned

Please let us know prior to career day if you will need a computer/projector, table, etc. in order to make your presentation more successful.  Anything visual or hands-on is encouraged.  Also, please let us know if you will be distributing items to the students, such as pamphlets or pens with company logo and or information etc.

If interested or if you have questions, please contact me at:

2014 Career Day Presenters

Mr. von Hoffman-Border Patrol Officer
Mrs. Yeck- L & D Nurse
Mr. Elliott- Auto/Diesel Mechanic
Ms. Sturgeon- Driver Services
Ms. Sabo- MASCO
Ms. Hamlin- MASCO
Sgt. Chicko- Taylor Police
Mr. Bennett- Construction Foreman
Mr. Mientkiewicz- Funeral Director
Mrs. Harris- National Faith Home Buyers
Mr. Glover- K-Space Associates
Ms. Vaughan- Photographer
Mr. Cox- Social Worker
Ms. Hernandez- Nursing Student
Mr. Jackson- Big 10 Official
Mr. Evans- Ford Motor Co. Vehicle Dynamics
Ms.  Osorio- Court Clerk
Ms. Christine- Vocal Instructor
Ms. Corinne- Piano Instructor
Mr. Plaza- Instructor at Henry Ford Community College
Dennis Ringle- Navy Commander
Ms.  McInnis- Event Planner

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Pupils make the most of their time

Mrs. Zielinski's second-grade students at Taylor Parks Elementary School make the most of their time by loving to read and taking every opportunity to do so, even if it means reading while waiting to use the restroom.  

Students settle down in the hall, taking turns and to help pass this time, they bring their books with them.

Taylor Parks’ students never miss an opportunity to read!

Monday, April 28, 2014

KENNEDY-TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOLS : Choral groups will perform during National Prayer Day at City Hall

National Day of Prayer observances are again planned to take place in the Cameron Priebe Plaza between Taylor City Hall and the Police Department at noon, Thursday, May 1. Included will be chorus groups from both Kennedy High School and Truman High School.

It will be the 63rd observance of National Prayer Day.

Scheduled to speak in the hour-long program are Pastor Phillip Nissley, New Hope Assembly of God; Bishop Gary Harper, Greater Grace Temple; Pastor Chris Weather, Harvest Worship Center; Pastor Thomas Downs, Gilead Baptist Church; Phil Matous, president of the Total Community Credit Union and Rotary Club of Taylor officer; Pastor John Reilly, Beacon Baptist Church; Mayor Rick Sollars, City of Taylor; Edward Bourassa, Treasurer of the City of Taylor; Teresa Winnie, Assistant Supt. of the Taylor School District; Pastor Josh Scroggins, Taylor Christian Center; Pastor Ryan Bettinger, Northline Baptist Church; Bishop C.J. Audre, Heritage Park Church of God; Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas, St. Paul United Church of Christ; Pastor Bill Fix, Journey of Hope Community Church; Father Leo Sabourin, St. Constance Church; Rose Femminineo, President of Central Wayne County Right to Life; and Chaplain Dennis Cole, Oakwood Hospital-Taylor.

Anyone is welcome to attend this free event. Should it rain – and rain and high winds are predicted for Thursday – the event will be moved indoors to the City Council Chambers.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL: Garden Club sale is May 7-8

These are some pictures of students from Hoover Middle School’s Garden Club, run by Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Atkison.  

Hoover's Annual Mother's Day Garden Club sale is Wednesday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 8, from 9-11 a.m.  

There are beautiful baskets, flats and 3-inch pots of annuals available. They are all very healthy plants.  The cost for a basket is $11 and the cost for a 3-inch pot is $3.  

The public is welcome - just come to the greenhouse on the west side of the building.