Saturday, April 29, 2017

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL students make Arbor Day presentation (video link and photo album)

Hear and see students from Hoover Middle School during their presentation for Arbor Day.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL band plays during Arbor Day celebration (Video link and photo)

Hear the Hoover Middle School Marching Band play during last week's Arbor Day Celebration.

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL brightens up through painting project

Blair Moody Elementary School families recently "Paint the Town." The PTA hosted a community engagement event to help brighten the school and give families an opportunity to custom paint ceiling tiles; creating memories and Points of Pride. Way to go PTA and staff – and don't forget to look up when you enter the school.

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL student showcase chalk work

Truman High School students in Mrs. Peterson's Art class got outside in the nice spring weather to showcase some of their chalk work on the sidewalk.

TAYLOR SCHOOLS Excel at Sudden Cardiac Emergency Readiness

Wayne County received 14 MI HEARTSafe Schools awards on October 12, 2016 and Taylor Schools represented nine of those 14 awards.

To receive this designation, schools must follow several rules including performing at least one cardiac drill per year; have a written medical emergency response plan and team; have CPR/AED certification for at least 10 percent of the staff; have accessible AED, 100 percent of head varsity coaches, and 50 percent of P.E. staff; have accessible, properly maintained and inspected AEDs with signs identifying their location; and ensure pre-participation sports screening of all student athletes using the current physical and history form endorsed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

Taylor School Nurses held multiple CPR/AED classes throughout the school 2015-16 year and were able to certify over 100 TSD staff members.

Deb Duquette from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states, “Taylor School District is amazing with the most school buildings awarded than any other school district this year. Congratulations!”

Wayne County:
Allen Park High School (2015-2018)
Blair Moody Elementary (2015-2018)
Creative Montessori Academy (2015-2018)
Dove Academy of Detroit (2015-2018)
Eureka Heights (2015-2018)
Harry S. Truman High School (2015-2018)
Hoover Middle School (2015-2018)
John F. Kennedy High School (2015-2018)
Kinyon Elementary (2015-2018)
Myers Elementary School (2015-2018)
Taylor Parks Elementary (2015-2018)
Thurston High School (2015-2018)
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy (2015-2018)
West Middle School (2015-2018)
(Not listed is Sixth Grade Academy)

For a list of MI HEARTSafe Schools per county:

For Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announcement of 2016 MI HEARTSafe Schools designees:…/0,5885,7-339-73970_71692_71696-39…

POHI GROUP receives grant for technology

Taylor School District received a grant to help support purchase of technology for POHI (physically and otherwise health impaired) students.

Stacey S. Masters, POHI Teacher Consultant, received good news last week about the ZF Community Care Fund Grant that she applied for from ZF North America.

This company develops and manufactures vehicle technology, such as transmissions and has a North American, Regional headquarters in Northville, Michigan. The ZF company established a Community Care Fund to benefit non-profit programs that focus on the enrichment of education, STEM, and the community.

After consulting with staff members about their technology needs in our POHI (Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired) classrooms, Stacey applied for the ZF Community Care Fund Grant.

Last week, she found out that the Taylor School District is being awarded $2,200 to purchase some new technology for our POHI classrooms.

The use of technology, such as tablets and computers, helps our students who are physically and health impaired to access the curriculum, increase their independence, and assists them in reaching their full potential.

We are very excited and grateful to receive this grant, from the ZF Community Care Fund. Thank you Stacey for your work to secure this grant and help provide additional opportunities for our POHI students!

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Two more photos from the library