Saturday, October 6, 2018

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL enjoys reading together

At Blair Moody Elementary School, pupils in Mrs. Holstein’s kindergarten class were excited to read with Mrs. Tevepaugh’s third graders for the first time. Even Mr. Wade joined in the reading fun. They shared stories, reading strategies and plan on reading together weekly! 


STEAM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” We're “steaming” right ahead here at McDowell Elementary School. Here are lessons led by Mrs. Arndt. 

HALLOW-PALOOZA costume contest offers some interesting prizes

BOARD OF EDUCATION meeting to interview candidate Q&A

During the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 8 (starting at 6 p.m.), the six candidates running for three school board seats have been invited to participate in a question-and-answer session.

The name on the ballot including two current board members – Tom Zorn and Blaine Honeycutt – along with Vicky Horth, 
Nicole Krapohl, 
Ann Block, and 
David Myers.

TAYLOR STUDENTS will benefit from Rotary's Operation Warmth

This fall, over 300 children from low-income families will receive brand-new winter coats courtesy of The Taylor Rotary Club

This will be the 10th consecutive year that the Taylor Rotary Club has partnered with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to providing hope, happiness and warmth for children in need through the gift of new winter coats. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond the Taylor area. Operation Warm programs across the USA and Canada are bringing this initiative to the communities in which they work and live.

This year, the Taylor Rotary Club will provide new coats to children at the Taylor City Elementary Schools and Taylor Head Start. Both organizations will survey their students to determine the needs.

“New winter jackets do not just bring warmth to the students” stated Ed Bourassa, president of the Taylor Rotary Club. “But also brings a feeling of esteem to the children when they put on the new jackets. With the current poverty levels in the Taylor community, our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one. A new coat allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities like food and shelter.”

With the help of Load 1, a local generous transport company, the coats will be picked up in the Chicago, at no cost to the Taylor Rotary club. This eliminates any shipping costs that would be incurred.

Taylor Rotary Club members will then use the Load 1 warehouse to sort the jackets to be shipped to each school. The schools would have provided the sizes, gender and number of jackets needed. With monetary support from the community, the Taylor Rotary is able to give the gift of warmth to these children right before the winter holidays. If you are interested in helping with the financial needs, you can send a check made out to Taylor Rotary Club DAF.

The check can be mailed to: Taylor Rotary Club, Box 155, Taylor MI 48180. The donation will be tax deductible.
You can also donate on line by going to the following link:

The Taylor Rotary Club is also hosting a Comedy night on October 19 and some of the income will be used to help finance this program.

The Comedy night will be held at the Knights of Columbus at 24900 Breast Road in Taylor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and includes pizza, salad and pop – and lota of laughs.

For more information and tickets please contact Armando Sardanopoli at 734 895 5875 or

Rotary is a worldwide service organization with over 2 million members. Our mission is to help build a better world by emphasizing service activities that enhances the quality of life. The Taylor Rotary meets at noon on Thursdays for lunch at
WCCCD on Northline Road and welcomes visitors. 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Griffin Gazette offers updates

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL student council lends a hand to Gleaners

Taylor High School Student Council members worked hard and packed 4,320 pounds of food at Gleaners recently. Employees were impressed with their hard work and great attitudes.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL planning another order of popular homecoming shirts

HAVE FAMILY FUN during Petting Farm Wild Weekend!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL marching band holds fundraiser

Come out Saturday October 6 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to help raise money for Taylor High School Marching Band.

All you need to do is test drive a vehicle and Ford Motor Co. will give the school $20 for every test drive. The event will be on the north side of the parking lot.

Taylor Ford is at 13500 Telegraph Rd. Remember that it costs you nothing, except a few minutes, and helps Taylor High School.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL homecoming weekend a big hit

Hats off to Homecoming Kings Mohammad Monet and Dean Smith, and Homecoming Queens Karizma Melendez and Haley Toth, along with the entire Homecoming Court at Taylor High School. Meanwhile on the field, the Taylor Griffins beat Lincoln Park 52-32, and the dance capped off a wonderful first Homecoming celebration weekend.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL band joins West and HS during homecoming

The Hoover Middle School Marching Band stepped out in style during the Taylor High School Homecoming Parade. The Hawks performed along with the West Middle School Band and Taylor High School Griffins Marching Band. The parade started along Brest Road, marched down to Beech Daly and on to the high school.

RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL salutes hardworking staff

The Randall Elementary School Parent Club wished a “Happy National Custodial Day” to its wonderful Randall maintenance staff- Holly Stachulski, Becky Eichold, Steve, Sandy and Susan. The staff appreciates their works and everything else they do for the school.

BELLE TIRE GIRLS HOCKEY program always seeks interested athletes

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER develops important skills

Reading and writing are a big part of the program at the Johnson Early Childhood Center. It’s all about new adventures for these children and they have many opportunities to develop reading and writing readiness as they take part in the many wonderful preschool experiences offered in the Taylor School District.