Sunday, November 4, 2018

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students: Are you interested in landscape management?

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: DECA members, get those ugly sweaters ready!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL holiday Poinsettia and wreath fund-raisers should target local businesses

A reminder from the Taylor High School staff: Students currently fund-raising should check with local businesses to see if they would like to purchase a Poinsettia or Holiday Wreath.

Target for private businesses around the city. In the past, they were really good about either doing yearbook advertising or sponsoring a sport. Most buy Poinsettias or Holiday Wreaths anyway, so maybe you will get to them first.

The classes of 2019 and 2020 are pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Schwartz’ Greenhouse to offer traditional holiday poinsettias and wreaths.

All wreaths are handmade, Frasier Fir and come in 3 sizes. Poinsettias are available in 3 sizes and colors (red, pink, white). We will be taking orders until November 16. Your order will be available for pick-up at Taylor High School (student parking lot) on December 11, between 2:30 - 4 p.m.

All orders must be paid in advance – cash only. If you need special assistance or have any questions, please contact Carly Lundgren-Barnard (

Thank you in advance for supporting Taylor High School’s Class of 2019 and 2020.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER celebrates reading and literacy in style

The students of Johnson Early Childhood Center celebrated Reading and Literacy by having a character parade. The students and staff loved dressing up as their favorite characters and reading books about those characters during their small group time.

ALUMNI NEWS publishes November edition

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL competitive cheer tryouts begin this week

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL girls basketball tryouts begin soon

Tryouts for the Girls Basketball Team at Taylor High School will begin on Monday, November 12.  All girls that are interested in playing on the freshman, junior varsity, or varsity team MUST have a current physical on file.  Any girls that have questions can see Coach Putnam in Room 419 for additional information. 


From werewolves to clowns, 
There were no frowns...
McDowell Elementary School's costumes were lots of fun,

Halloween was enjoyed by everyone! 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: On this week's schedule

Upcoming Events at Taylor High School: 

  • 11/5- Fire Drill @ 11:30 a.m.
  • 11/6 No School because of Election Day
  • 11/7 Staff Meeting- 2:30-3:30 p.m. @ Little Theater

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students listen to food expert

Recently Mr. Brece Clark, spoke to all sixth grade students at West Middle School on the topic of healthy food choices.

Mr. Clark emphasized to the students that certain health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes are influenced by a diet consisting of large amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol. Mr. Clark showed how overtime obesity rates have increased. Mr. Clark’s research indicates that fast foods and fried foods contribute to this troubling trend.
But Mr. Clark did not dwell on the negative. Instead he inspired our students to make more plant-based food choices. Eating more fruits and vegetables and limiting our consumption of processed foods, sugar and meats can effectively reduce our chances of developing conditions that put our health at risk.

Basing our diets on plant-based foods (also including grains, beans and nuts) is being highly recommended by nationally-recognized nutritionalists.
West thanks Mr. Clark for his informative presentation. The students asked great questions and discussed Mr. Clark's presentation with one another throughout the day.
Mr. Clark' s presentation on making healthier food choices certainly gives us a lot to think about. He emphasized that even making small changes in our diet can have great effects.

Mr. Clark continues to be an excellent resource for West Middle School and all students are encouraged to examine their diets to see if wiser choices can be made to safeguard their health and our environment.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL marketing class learns Halloween-based lessons

Mrs. Lundgren’s marketing students at Taylor High School had a fun Halloween. They created new candy products using the marketing mix (five Ps: product, price, place, promotion, and people) and presented to the class.

Some groups even experimented with new recipe ideas and brought in samples. They had contests and students won candy and gift certificates to the new Griffin’s Lounge.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL hosts school-wide Pink Out!

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hoover Middle School NHJS had a school-wide “PINK OUT DAY.”

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL educational leadership class works with McDowell Elementary School

Mr. Burnett’s Educational Leadership class at Taylor High School is working with students from Mrs. Farago’s at McDowell Elementary School. They are working on creating unique versions of family trees.

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TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students help make Hallow-Palooza a big success

The 2018 Hallow-Palooza in Heritage Park, the City of Taylor's biggest Halloween-related event, was a huge hit and included tons of families and students of the Taylor School District.

A crowd of approximately 3,000 people -- over 2,000 of them children and over 90 percent residents of the community -- flocked to the event.

A fun new part of the event was a costume contest featuring Taylor High School students. The students dressed in colorful outfits and worked the crowd in the Sheridan Center for votes. The top vote-getter won a PlayStation 4 with unlimited days of play, and the new Marvel Spiderman Game (which appropriately went to Spiderman!).

Second place earned Beats Solo3 Wireless on ear headphones, and the third-place winner won a $100 gift card to Target.

The ever-expanding Hallow-Palooza featured over 70 stops that gave away treats to excited youngsters. Those stops included over 20 trunk or treat stations, the Boo Barn at the Heritage Park Petting Farm and a row of car show-like trunk-of-treat stations at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taylor.

The evening ended with a outdoor movie, Toy Story of Terror, in the Sheridan Center. Also featured were bounce houses, music, a pumpkin-carving presentation, and the Taylor Firefighters Pumpkin Patch.

Sponsors of the event included State Farm Ty Metgzer, McKinley Properties, State Rep. Erika Geiss, Taylor CERT, Rotary Club of Taylor, Mancino's, Meijer, Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Shwedel Dental.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students participate in Hallow Palooka costume contest

Here are the Taylor High School participants in Mayor Rick Sollars' Hallow-Palooza Costume Contest during the recent event in Heritage Park.