Saturday, December 2, 2017

COMBINED BAND puts an tremendous performance

The combined Kennedy and Truman high school marching band put on an excellent performance over Thanksgiving weekend in the Garden City DDA Santaland Parade.

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Taylor Dance and Taylor Seahawks

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Caroline Patts carries Historical Society banner

Caroline Patts (right), Randall Elementary School paraprofessional and new City Council member.

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Various Ms. Teen honorees

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Kinyon Elementary School cheer

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Hoover Middle School cheer

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Various groups

SCENES FROM WINTERFEST 2017: Suzanne Downing on float

Former Taylor School administrator and Taylor Reading Corps Director Suzanne Downing rides on the Taylor Historical Society float.


MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has impressive giving tree

What a wonderful "Giving Tree" at McDowell Elementary School! Donations are needed for winter gloves, scarves and hats that can then be picked from the tree by those who need them. A big “thank you” to Dick's Sporting Goods and Meijers for helping!

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL lauds parental involvement

A big “thank you” to parents and families that came to conferences at McDowell Elementary School this month. It's an important tool for families to stay informed and feel a part of McDowell's community.  Also, thanks for taking our school survey too. If you haven't completed one yet, you still have time. Please visit McDowell's website. 


PIE (Parents involved in Education) were the greeters at McDowell Elementary School Parent Teacher conferences this week. They sold McDowell clothing, gave everyone a small gift and let everyone know a bit about becoming a part of their group. They hope all McDowell family will attend their monthly meetings (see lunch menu) as they strive to make this another wonderful year for the students. Don't forget to visit their Facebook page as well. A big “thank you” to Sam's Club for handing out goodies to our families!

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL classes have most days of perfect attendance

Congrats to Mrs. Gadwell’s and Mrs. Voydanoff’s Kinyon Elementary School classes for have the most days of perfect attendance for November!

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL youngsters visit court

Kindergarteners from Mrs. Danaj's class at Kinyon Elementary School visited the Taylor District Court recently to say hello to Judge Joseph Slaven.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL: Midshipman speaks about Naval Academy

U.S. Navy Midshipman Robert Martinez, who attends the Naval Academy at Annapolis, recently visited Kennedy High School.

He visited Teacher Amber McNew's MCAN class and discussed the Naval Academy – what life is like there and how he made the decision to attend.

Martinez attended elementary school in Taylor School District, and is Board of Education Trustee Jamee McCoy's nephew.

Students found his talk very interesting.

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL holds December clothing drive

Carly Lundgren-Barnard announces that the annual clothing drive is beginning in December. The group is also doing an ice cream party for the 5th hour Truman High School class that donates the most.

The contest will be December 1-22, and is looking for items that Truman students can wear, so encourage people to donate gently used or even new items.

TAYLOR KIWANIS is forming; meeting on November 30

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL: DECA group welcomes the 'challenge'

Truman High School DECA is excited to bring you another year of the DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares students to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item in just eight days!

The item to be used in the challenge is rubber bands.

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the competition is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to be imaginative and resourceful while learning about the entrepreneurial process. To participate our students must:
  • Organize a team
  • Generate an original use for the challenge item
  • Create a video pitch of invention
  • Submit entry online by the deadline

 The following are links to watch the videos of the winning projects from our marketing classes. Sara Sherazi, Alondra Casteneda, Da'kyra Mcghee Monk, CIndy Nyarko, Sylester Grant, Emily Conklin, Gabby Sanchez, Tiffany Timpf, Marrissa Johnson, Austin Gignac, Andrea Arrendando, Andrea Sauceda, and David Foca. 

We also participated in the Taylor Winterfest holiday parade. Truman and Kennedy DECA students, along with Truman class of 2019 walked with us and threw out candy to the community. 

CAREER CENTER: Rotary Club makes donations

The Rotary Club of Taylor recently made key donations to the Career Center.

The Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at Wayne County Community College District second floor conference Room 12 of the Educational & Performing Arts Center

The club is very active in the district. The Blair Moody School Hoop House Service Project is an example of that, as was World Polio Day, when the Rotary held a “End Polio Now”. 

Rotarian Linda Newsome, former member of the Board of Education, led the presentation about polio to Taylor students, before the students collected coins from their student body to give to the End Polio Now campaign. 

HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL class earns Golden Spatula

Mrs.Holstein's class at Holland Elementary School recently earned the "Golden Spatula" for awesome lunchroom behavior!