Saturday, October 20, 2018

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils enjoy hands-on learning

Mrs. Holstein’s kindergarten class at Blair Moody Elementary School enjoys math so much – it’s always a blast with hands-on learning. 

RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL participates in book club

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! 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL engineering students complete project

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.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL offers confidential ability to aid those in need

The Griffin Pantry in Taylor High School opened the last week of September.

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.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL algebra classes look to improve scores

The Taylor High School classes of Mrs. Phillip’s and Mrs. Nelson are stating the "Gain 100" in Algebra 2 classes. It is uses Khan Academy to encourage SAT practice to gain 100 points from the PSAT score to the SAT score for our Juniors.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students enjoy free time

Taylor High School students are enjoying free time in the Media Center before the school day begins.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL shuts out Monroe for district soccer win

The Taylor High School boys’ soccer team won its first district game Tuesday against Monroe High School. Austin Dukes scored the winning goal with just under two minutes left in the game. Charles Sesguya had some key saves in goal to shut out Monroe.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL introduces 'Griffin Lounge'

The Taylor High School Store now has a new name “The Griffin Lounge!”  The students and staff voted on the new name.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL athletes must have current physicals on record

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. 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Upcoming events

Upcoming Events at Taylor High School!
October 24 - Powder Puff game @ 6 p.m.  Please note date change!

October 30 - Band and Choir Concert @THS gym

RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL parents send positive message

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

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils busy learning reading procedures and parts

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. 

HOOVER BEATS West in football matchup between city teams

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!

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL students enjoy writing narratives on Chromebooks

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 pupils informed by police, fire fighters

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.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students receive important visit from DTE

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

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL receives visit from Ford Motor Astronomy Club

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