Saturday, October 21, 2017

BREAK OUT THE PINK for the final volleyball matches between Kennedy, Truman

It’s time to break out the pink!

Kennedy and Truman girl’s junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will be playing their last match against each other Tuesday (October 24) at Kennedy High.

JV starts at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity begins at 7. It is Pink Out Night, so wear your pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.


At Blair Moody Elementary School, check out the “Super Second Graders” in Mrs. Michaelis' and Mrs. Youngs’ classes, who have been learning about spiders with the new Journeys curriculum.

Last week, they read “Diary of A Spider.” The knowledge they gained about spiders was amazing and they were engaged all week. Second graders made cause and effect spiders using the Journeys books. And ...what a great way to end “Spider Week” by making yummy donut spiders!


Randall Elementary School will hold its eighth annual Spooktacular from 1-2 p.m. Friday, October 27. Join the fun!

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER conferences scheduled for October 26

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 26, for all middle school students at Hoover and West.

Remember, nothing is more important than no your child's teachers, and opening good lines of communication.

Students will be dismissed early that day. No middle school classes in the afternoon.

TAYLOR SCHOOL DISTRICT dismissed all students early on October 25

There is no school in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 25, for all students in the Taylor School District, grades K-12.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES scheduled Tuesday at high schools

Nothing is more important that establishing a good relationship with your son or daughter's teacher, and keeping the lines of communication open so that you are an informed parent.

Parent-teacher conferences are set for Tuesday (October 24) at Kennedy and Truman high schools.

Theses conferences are for ninth-through-12th grade students. 

Take note that the high schools will be dismissed early that day. No classes in the afternoon.

RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has Monster Grams for sale this week

Take note that Monster Grams will be on sale at the Randall Elementary School Library from 8:15-8:30 a.m. each day this week. Stop in while they last!


Kinyon Elementary School was a sea of pink today to show support of Cancer Awareness Month! Here is a picture of the students from each class that had the most pink on.

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students team up to read

What is more fun than reading?  Reading with a buddy! 

Taylor Parks Elementary School teachers teamed up their classes for some great reading time.  Mrs. Bergeron, fifth grade, and Mrs. Young, first grade, know that younger students look to the older students for guidance and encouragement. 

The first-grade students get so excited when their buddies visit and the older students take advantage of the opportunity to be positive role models. 

It’s a “Win-Win.”

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL welcomes Da'Stanza Murphy, Ms. Michigan 2015

Robert J. West Middle School was very proud to have one of our own speak to our young ladies last week.

Da'Stanza Murphy (2000 - 2002), Miss Captivating and Ms. Michigan 2015, motivated and inspired our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls to achieve success. Ms. Murphy's positive message of be yourself and be open to new experiences was well received.
Being a graduate of Wayne State University with a major in Journalism and a master's degree in public relations, Miss Captivating encouraged the girls to strive to achieve good grades.

Da'Stanza told the girls that her pageant accomplishments would not have been possible without a good education. In fact she values her higher education above her pageant experiences.
Culminating her visit, Ms. Murphy treated the students to a song she sang in her amazing operatic voice. The staff hopes this is just the beginning of a wonderful partnership.

Ms. Da'Stanza Murphy is an excellent role model. Her tenacity, work ethic and poise are to be admired and emulated.  The school is sincerely appreciative of her visit and welcomes her return as soon as possible.

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils turn into computer whizzes

Pupils in Mrs. Van's third-grade class at McDowell Elementary School are budding computer whizzes!

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL makes Halloween monsters

Mrs. Van's third-grade class at McDowell Elementary School turned their lunch milk cartons into Halloween monsters. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students share the workload

They are sharing the workload at McDowell Elementary School these days. Here are happy faces working together in Mrs. Vanderworp's third-grade class.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL pupils learn about food chains

Who eats whom? That is the question that West Middle School sixth-grade science students in Mrs. Fent's class answered when they learned about food chains and food webs.

After watching an interesting Powerpoint presentation on the subject, the students shared what they learned with one another. This was followed by an interactive activity of forming several food chains, which equated to one large food web.

To reinforce learning, the students drew diagrams of food chains and a food web. They remembered that all food webs begin with the sun and contain producers, consumers and decomposers.

Stay tuned as we learn more about adaptations in our ecosystems.

Submitted by Sara Bochenek

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL receives visit from fire department

For Fire Prevention Week, Taylor Parks Elementary School had the pleasure of a visit from Taylor's Fire Department complete with engine, SUV, and wonderful firemen. 

Classes received an age appropriate lesson on fire safety,  saw first-hand what all the equipment on a truck is used for, and what to do in case of a fire.   A Big Thank You to Capt. Joe Nelson; Lt. Jose Stachulski; Fire Fighter Dennis Marshall; and Fire Fighter Carl Dowell.

Our heroes!