Sunday, November 18, 2018

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL advance marketing-DECA shows Blair Moody pupils the way

On November 13 the Taylor High School advanced marketing/DECA students visited Blair Moody Elementary School's second graders to work with them on an entrepreneurship project, sponsored by Global Entrepreneurship Network.

This is Global Entrepreneurship week: To help promote the topic of entrepreneurship our marketing students did a lesson with the second graders on what entrepreneurship is, and why it is so important.

The second grade students were given supplies and worked in groups with the high school marketing experts to create an innovative new product that they could market and sell.

The DECA idea challenge started this week and the mystery item is paper clips. Schools around the globe are taking part in creating new uses for paper clips and making videos to display their ideas.

Special thanks goes to Erin Micahelis (a DECA alumni) for allowing the students in her classroom at Blair Moody and to Principal Michelle Hernandez, for allowing access in her building.

The students had a blast and we cannot wait for future projects with the schools in our district.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL tutoring program has started

After school tutoring has begun at Taylor High School (please see flyer). Transportation is provided.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Events include FASFA Night, followed by break

Upcoming Events at Taylor High School:
  • November 19 is FASFA NIGHT! It will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Media Center
  • November 21-23 is Thanksgiving recess. Enjoy! Happy Turkey Day!

P.S. – Remember to get your Griffin wear! Makes a great Christmas gift!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL holds successful parent-teacher conferences

On November 15 Taylor High School held parent teacher conferences and they were well attended. It was exciting to see such a great turn out. Thank you to all who attended!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL S.T.E.A.M. class attends construction trades show

On November 14 Mr. Greenberg took a group of Taylor High School students from the S.T.E.A.M. Academy to the “READY, SET, BUILD” Expo at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Students had an opportunity to explore different career opportunities in construction trades.

TAYLOR COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADERS offers holiday bazaar December 8

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL National Honor Society publishes meeting schedule

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL JROTC celebrate with church goers, elderly groups

What do the chicken dance and flag presentations have in common? Taylor High School JROTC cadets used both during Veterans Day events to bring pride, hope and joy to hundreds of people.

Two groups of cadets presented the nation’s flag at church events in Detroit and Taylor. The congregations cheered and applauded in appreciation after the cadets performed. One church member said. “It is so nice to see young people showing patriotism.”

On November 12, 18 cadets attended a dance party for the residents of the Atria Kinghaven assisted living facility in Riverview. The residents range in age from 68 to 101 years old. Most of the men and several of the women residents served in the military during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War.

After the cadet color guard presented our nation’s flag, the cadets visited the elderly residents at their tables so each group could learn about the other. The cadets learned that most of the men were scared when they joined the military during wartime, but each of them joined because they believed it is the duty of citizens to serve their country.

One common theme was that no matter what each service member did while in uniform or how hard things were at times, they were all proud of having been in the military. Many told stories about their experiences in the military.

When the live band started, cadets and the residents danced to Waltz, swing and polka music. Some of the residents had not danced in years.

The highlight came when someone requested the “Chicken Dance,” which many learned while serving in Germany during and after World War II. Cadet Kristin Long was a hit with the residents as she danced with great enthusiasm and style.

The residents all appreciated that the cadets took time to come and meet with them, and quite a few shed tears. The cadets also gained from the experience.

“You can learn so much from older people” was a comment voiced by many cadets. Cadet Madeline Churches expressed that “any feelings of awkwardness about visiting elderly strangers disappeared as soon as they smiled at us.” Cadet Cody Welch said that “They were all so appreciative of us visiting and talking with them.” Cadet Jordan Messer had such a rewarding time that he recommended, “We should come back in December and sing Christmas carols to them.”


The children at Johnson Early Childhood Center learned about the weather and developed large muscles as they did a “snow dance,” walked like penguins, played the freeze game and tried to catch snowflakes on their tongues during the beautiful snowfall!

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER investigates greenhouse

Ms. Kleinow’s class at Johnson Early Childhood Center explored the greenhouse at Blair Moody Elementary School to learn about plants and begin their class garden. They are looking forward to seeing their garden grow.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL biology class use digital escape room

On November 12 Mrs. Wood’s Biology classes at Taylor High School reviewed for their test using a digital escape room.


Thank you to the Randall Elementary School PTO, student council and the “Green Team” for placing the American flags and saying the Pledge of Allegiance to honor our veterans on observation day.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL virtual store offers gift ideas

Click on the Taylor High School Virtual Store for holiday gift ideas!

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UAW OFFERING college tuition assistance

The CES assists active UAW employees with reimbursement of college tuition costs for their dependent children and promotes community involvement by requiring the dependent to perform eight hours ofvolunteer service at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL foreign language class helps celebration

In celebration of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), the Taylor High School foreign language department took part in a door-decorating competition and watched “Coco” in the Little Theater. Mrs Whirley's class received the most votes for “Best Door” as voted for by the brilliant staff members.

ROTARY CLUB OF TAYLOR is ready for annual coat donation

The Rotary Club of Taylor recently finished up sorting over 400 new winter jackets, which will be donated to needy elementary students in Taylor!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL soccer team ends outstanding season

The Taylor High School varsity boys’ soccer team ended the season with a tough 2-0 loss in the District Final against Bedford. After a phenomenal season consisting with a 13-6-2 record, the boys enjoyed a well-deserved team party on November 16.