Mrs. Holstein’s kindergarten class at Blair Moody Elementary School enjoys math so much – it’s always a blast with hands-on learning.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Mrs. Brewster, one of Randall Elementary School’s kindergarten teachers, asked parents, staff, and community members to join in on a sponsorship from Scholastic Book Clubs.
Just $9 per child would allow each student to receive one book per month for the entire year. Mrs. Brewster's class received its first book and were so excited to open them up. Thank you to everyone who participated and for putting a smile on a kindergartner's face!
Students in Mr. Bolderick’s Taylor High School engineering class completed their first project.
They had to build a house that would enclose the largest possible volume using only 60 baseball cards. Here is one of my groups with one of the best projects.
The pantry is located in room 154 and open Tuesdays and Thursdays during fifth through seventh hours (emergency situations are the exception).
It will have non-perishable food items and gently used brand name clothing. For homecoming, it had many formal dresses. The pantry is confidential way for students to get food each week for their families through our backpack program.
Students are referred by staff members (or through a self-referral program). There is a donation box in the main office near the staff mailboxes if you would like to donate.
The pantry is completely run on donations, no school funds support this effort. For more information, please see Mrs. Kluk, THS Social Worker.
All Taylor High School students interested in participating in a winter sport must have a current physical on file with the school. A current physical is one that has been completed on or after April 15 of the previous school year.
Randall Elementary School parents are promoting positivity that started with an idea and ended with some painted walls and doors in the girls and boys bathroom.
Some of the parents took time out recently to paint. They can't wait to see the reaction of the students when they see it. Thank you to the parents for giving students something to smile about. Also, a huge “thank you” to Sherwin-Williams Paint Store on Van Born for the donation of the paint.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
At Blair Moody Elementary School, Mrs. Holstein’s class has been busy learning the procedures and parts of Daily 5. They have built their stamina to 20 minutes. They are excited to learn all about reading. They enjoy Reading to Self and Reading to Someone. They will be learning about the other 3 parts of Daily 5- word work, work on writing and listen to reading.
The Hoover Hawks and West Cardinals took to the Griffin Football Field recently. A great game was played by both teams. However, the Hawks took the victory over the Cardinals 34 -0. Go HAWKS!
At Hoover Middle School, eighth graders are taking pride in writing their personal narratives in Mrs. Scrivner's class. They are enjoying using Google Classroom on their Chromebooks.
Taylor Parks Elementary School had the Taylor Fire Department and the Taylor Police Department in honor of Fire Prevention Month. The firemen gave the students a lesson on fire safety as well as learning about the equipment on the fire truck. Police officers let the students sit inside the patrol car and explained what all the equipment in the car is used for. Thank you to the Taylor Police officers and the Taylor Fire Fighters.
Recently two representatives from DTE Energy spoke to sixth grade science students at West Middle School. The representatives, Patty and Bridget, explained how energy is produced and sent into our homes. The representatives told us electricity is generated mainly using coal, nuclear power, natural gas and biomass.
In addition, Patty and Bridget gave our students several safety tips including staying 25 feet from power lines and when you smell natural gas in your home, leave immediately and call 911.
Finally, the DTE Representatives presented great money saving strategies to the sixth graders. They told the students that changing to LED bulbs could save their household $10 a year per bulb. Also, using power strips will cut down on phantom loads. The representatives encouraged the students to take five-minute showers to save on natural resources, electricity and water.
We are grateful to the DTE representatives, Patty and Bridget, for partnering with West Middle School. They did an amazing job interacting with sixth grade students and answering their questions. Their presentation was informative and entertaining. By putting their suggestions into practice we will help save the planet and our money.
Submitted by Sara Bochenek
Recently gentleman from the Ford Motor Astronomy Club made the annual visit to West Middle School. The club interacted with eighth-grade science students from the classes of Mrs. Pasek-Colley and Ms. Gibson.
Club members brought with them four high-powered telescopes, a variety of valuable meteorites and a wealth of information to share with our students.
Thankfully, the weather cooperated and the clouds parted. Students were able to see the sun and at times a sliver of the planet Venus. The club members did a wonderful job of explaining and answering student questions.
These gentlemen gave of their time and expertise to further the education of eighth grade students. West Middle School is very grateful and looks forward to partnering with the Ford Motor Astronomy Club in the future.
Submitted by Sara Bochenek