Sunday, May 20, 2018

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL band kicks off Relay for Life

The 2018 version of the Relay for Life was held in Heritage Park this weekend, and the Hoover Middle Marching Band kicked off the event in a rousing fashion.

The event is held each summer around Coan Lake, starting on Saturday morning and running through the night before ending on Sunday morning. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell was a featured speaker and City Council Pro Tem Tim Woolley gave some wonderful opening remarks directly from the heart.

Thousands annually participate in the event, which raises money for the American Cancer Association.

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils kick off postal campaign

Blair Moody Elementary School students and staff partnered with U.S. Postal Workers and Gleaners Food Bank to kick off the 26th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Moody students collected over 50 full bags of food. Students sang two songs and read inspirational messages at the kick off event.

Special thank you to Sandy Lammel for including the school in this leadership opportunity.

Thank you to Channel 7 Keenan Smith for time spent hanging out with students.

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL fifth graders spent week at camp

What a great week spent at Camp Michindoh! 

Blair Moody Elementary School fifth graders had a wonderful week experiencing outdoor education lessons, team building and many new challenges & adventures.

Shout out to Moody teachers who wrote each student a card of encouragement, which they received at camp.

Sitting on 250 beautiful acres of rolling hills, wetlands, streams, and a private spring fed lake in Hillsdale, Michindoh's property provides an ideal setting. Numerous recreational options including a multi-court indoor gym, a 320-foot waterslide, boating, paintball, high ropes course, fishing and swimming.

HEALTHY TAYLOR promotes active living and healthy eating

The City of Taylor, Taylor Public Schools and Beaumont Health have partnered to promote active living and healthy eating for the City of Taylor. Our Mission is to create a safe and healthy Taylor through health promotion, education, collaboration and advocacy.

NEW TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL apparel available online now

All-new Taylor High School apparel items are currently available online!

The apparel focuses on the new Taylor Griffins’ theme, along with the Jet black and Vegas gold colors.

Tees (short and long sleeve), pullover hooded sweatshirts, Dri-FIT polos, and much more is available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes and all types of designs.

The online store closes June 1, so order today. Items will be delivered to Truman High School on June 12.

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL hosts another successful color run

The third annual Kinyon Elementary School Color Run was a huge success. An amazing turn out of almost 175 participated! And a super duper thank you to Mrs. Thomas for organizing the event!

Kinyon ROCKS!

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Garden Club members ready to start home gardens

Hoover Middle School Garden Club members are taking some of their plants home this week to start their own gardens.  We can’t wait for fresh tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, herbs and other vegetables from our own gardens.

OK2SAY PROGRAM can help tone down the bullies

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?

COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE is important foundation to planning your child's future

Remember, the Taylor School District Course Description Guide for the 2018-19 school year is available online.

Click here to access

Selecting courses for the 2018 - 2019 school year is an important task whether you are a senior completing your final year or a freshmen beginning your career as a high school student.

Developing a strong foundation for a successful future depends upon the course work students complete during high school.

Parents, please take time to discuss your child’s educational goals and future career path. As you complete the pre-enrollment process, select classes that will challenge and prepare you for present and future goals.

It is our sincere wish that all Taylor High School students and parents take advantage of the opportunities available at our high schools. The staff is always willing to be of assistance and can be a valuable resource.

We are proud of you and wish you the best of luck.

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL farewell scheduled June 22-24

HOOVER AND WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL girls attend special STEM conference

Recently the following girls from West and Hoover middle schools were treated to an amazing opportunity by attending the fifth annual Building STEM Savvy in Middle School Girls Conference.

The girls from West included Katrina Nichols, Angela Vasha, Chesney Kowalske and Hannah Scamp; from Hoover were Savannah Abraham, Aeryal Bell, Houston Clark, Brianna Durant and Monterey Perkins.

This program was held at Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus in Taylor. The purpose of this conference was to allow these students to explore horizons in science, technology, engineering and math.

The day began with the keynote speaker, Laurel Champion. Ms. Champion is the COO for the American Center for Mobility located at Willow Run. She spoke of the progress her non-profit company is making in the area of self-driving vehicles. Her talk explained the variety of STEM jobs available today and will be needed in the future. Ms. Champion encouraged these students to seriously consider STEM careers.

After the keynote speaker the students were able to attend a variety of workshops presented throughout the day. Ms. Waugh, one of the presenters, is a plastics manufacturing engineer. She discussed the process of turning a blob of melted plastic into visual and functional automobile parts.

Ms. Clarity Patton is a racecar driver. Her presentation inspired girls to consider careers in STEM fields. She teaches racing science workshops to educate girls on the rewarding opportunities in automotive and engineering fields.
Dr. Rachel Henegar is a pharmacist. In her workshop girls learned that Pharmacy is more than counting pills and putting them in bottles. Pharmacists interact with health professionals and patients daily to improve quality of life.

Another workshop was entitled “Yes! There is Chemistry in Ceramics.” This workshop conducted by Heather Imlay showed girls how science and the arts are interrelated. You don't have to deny your creative side when pursuing STEM careers. In fact, creating is an integral part of all STEM careers.
Robomania was another workshop included. Ms.Schmaeman, the presenter, is presently the Grosse Ile High School robotics coach. Her goal is to help girls see the value of building intelligent workhorses of the future ... robots.
Finally, the last presenter is a friend and partner to West Middle School. Mrs. Jenny Braatz, is a park ranger naturalist. Her passion is connecting people to nature. There are so many wonderful careers for girls who love being outdoors, where Nature is their office.
A closing speaker, Dr. Marlo Rencher, issued a challenge to the attendees to change the world by using STEM knowledge to solve problems.

This program sponsored by the American Association of University Women Wyandotte-Downriver Branch was a huge success. The experiences our students had were invaluable in opening their eyes to future careers. We are grateful to have been invited and look forward to next year's conference.

Submitted by Sara Bochenek