Saturday, January 27, 2018

SUPT. BEN WILLIAMS introduces new learning wall-to-wall academies concept

NEW TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL will introduce wall-to-wall career academies concept

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE tickets going fast!

REMEMBER, IT'S OK2SAY something!

Remember, is OK2SAY something when you feel threatened.

A hero doesn't necessarily have to wear a cape and tights. Maybe a hero speaks up for what's right. Maybe that hero could be you. If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY.

OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

Protect yourself and others by using OK2SAY. Because if you won't, who will?

CAREER AND TECH CENTER offers plenty of options

The James I. Maley Taylor Career and Technical Center offers students plenty of options. Wherever you want to go, they help you get there. 

Those options include college, certifications, internship, apprenticeship, technical training and a rewarding career are what its prepares you for – all while you're still in high school.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER offers tremendous learning options

The Taylor School District’s Johnson Early Childhood Center is a state funded program, which is free to those families who qualify. Over 90 percent of past applicants have qualified.

It is never to early to think about your young child’s future. Preschool offers:
  • Certified Teachers and Assistants
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Kindergarten Readiness- Writing, Math, Science
  • Social Development
  • Music and Movement
  • Art and Creativity
  • Well-Equipped Classrooms
  • Field Trips
  • New Friends
  • Highscope (Research-Based) Curriculum
  • Learning in a low-stress, play-based environment
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LEARN MORE ABOUT the organization that helped accredit all Taylor Schools

Through AdvancED, the entire Taylor School District is accredited through the NCA. 

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

While its expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Its goal isn’t to certify that educational institutions are good enough. Rather, its commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, it serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions — employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students — across the United States and 70 other nations.

AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) — and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012.

TVLA OFFERS flexible learning environment

Did you know that the Taylor Schools has a virtual learning academy?

The mission at TVLA is to provide assistance and maintain high academic standards for all students in a flexible environment, while working towards the goal of earning a high school diploma.

TVLA strives to prepare students to be successful in an ever-changing environment through the use of essential life skills, which you will see modeled in our school and can be applied to everything in life.

KEEP UP ON ALL MERGER information by clicking on

Don’t forget that after years of weighing the pros and cons of merging the two high schools into one, the decision to close Kennedy High School and combine Kennedy and Truman students and staff into the Truman High School building has been made. 

The new school will be called Taylor High School, nicknamed Griffins, and its colors will be black and gold.

The next steps of this project are of utmost importance and will involve the feedback of many groups within our school community.   
This information page will keep the TSD district community, which includes students, teachers and staff, parents, and Taylor residents, up-to-date on all that is happening with the high school merger.

SCHOOL GROUPS INVITED to 2018 State of the City address

NEW TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL Griffins Golf Outing scheduled

TAYLOR SCHOOLS ALUMNI to hold annual euchre night

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL marketing students present board with fancy t-shirts

Taylor School District Board of Education trustees received new T-shirts during a recent board of education meeting.

The shirts were designed by Truman High School marketing students, and were presented as part of the January "Board Recognition Month.”

Students pictured are Alondra Castaneda, Adria Nyarko and Cindy Nyarko.

The Board of Education members were also treated to some snacks and presented with a certificate for their dedication to the district.

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL experiences the great Mentos experiment

Kinyon Elementary School’s second grade students watch the great Mentos experiment.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students learns bout eating healthy

There is Brece Clark visiting the Adventure Learning classes at West Middle School.  His presentation focused on eating healthy to avoid many common illnesses.  The students experienced hands on activities and a watched powerful slideshow. 


The Detroit Symphony came back to meet with the remaking music classes at Kinyon Elementary School recently. The children loved it!