Sunday, December 9, 2018

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL class comes up with outstanding holiday ideas

Sixth-grade math Teacher Tina Schmittling and her Hoover Middle School class came up with the idea to spread some holiday cheer to school families that need some help. 

Their first idea was to collect new hats, gloves, and scarves. With the help of Ms. Tavener-Radiger (Ms. TR), the class’s Christmas tree is covered. 

Their second ideas was to sell paper ornaments during lunch for 50 cents each that students decorated with markers and/or glitter glue to hang on the Christmas trees in the hallways. 

The money collected will be going to help purchase items for our baskets that are given to families in need in the Hoover community. 

Schmittling also wanted to recognize Nicholas Sandoval (Hoover sixth grader) who bought one ornament then donated his change ($19.50) to help the families. Schmittling is so proud of all the students' kind and giving hearts.

UPCOMING EVENTS at Taylor High School

Upcoming Weeks Sports Schedule at Taylor High School:
  • Monday 12/10 - Bowling @ home 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 12/11- Bowling @ Edsel Ford 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys’ Basketball @ Woodhaven - Freshman 4, JV 5:30 and Varsity 7 p.m.
  • Girls’ Basketball @ home vs. Huron - Freshman 4, JV 5:30 and Varsity 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 12/13- Boys’ Swimming @ home 6 p.m.
  • Friday 12/14- Boys’ Basketball @ Edsel Ford - Freshman 4, JV 5:30 and Varsity 7 p.m.
  • Girls’ Basketball @ home vs Edsel Ford - Freshman 4, JV 5:30 and Varsity 7 p.m.

Upcoming General Events:
  • 12/13- Ford NGL Meeting 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. @WCCCD
  • 12/16-Father/Son Flag Football Game @ Taylor High School
  • 12/18- Band and Choir Holiday Concert @ The Heinz Pretcher Auditorium, WCCD, 7 p.m.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL welcomes a little Griffin!

Taylor High School staff congratulates teacher Mr. Solak and his wife Carrie on the birth of their second child, Sophia, on December 5. Welcome to the Griffin Family!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL welcomes new assistant principal

The Taylor High School staff would like to welcome Dr. Adrien Antaya, the new assistant principal for Athletics & Activities. He is ’85 Taylor Center High School graduate.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL Food Bank in need to items

The Taylor High School Food Bank is in need of personal care items.

It needs men and woman's deodorant, travel size shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and floss, feminine hygiene products and toilet paper. And as always any non-perishable items.

LETTERS TO SANTA accepted through December 18

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL gets ready for Father-Son Flag Football contest

The Taylor High School Parent Teacher Club is sponsoring a Father/Son Flag Football game at the high school on Sunday, Dec. 16.

It will kick off at 2 p.m.

They will also be collecting items for the school food bank. Please contact Chris Dukes if you are interested in playing at (734) 946-6551 Ext. 10201. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other “father figures” can participate.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL marching band participates in two parades

The West Middle School Marching Band marched in two parades on consecutive days in November to mark the beginning of the holiday season.

The first was the Allen Park Christmas Parade, a nighttime affair, which allowed the band members to decorate their instruments with Christmas lights. It made for quite a sight as they came down the dark streets all aglow.

The second parade, the Wyandotte Christmas Parade, was held in downtown Wyandotte the next morning at 10 a.m. Students marched just over a mile down Biddle Avenue, again showing off their decorated instruments, as they entertained the enthusiastic crowd.

Hand warmers and layered clothing were the order of the day for both parades. Participating in these parades gave the band students a chance to show off their skill as young musicians and represent the West Middle School and the Taylor School District.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER class visits Blair Moody greenhouse

Ginna Williams' preschool class at the Johnson Early Childhood Center visited the greenhouse at Blair Moody Elementary School recently.

They planted vegetables and are learning that plants need air, food, water and sun to live. They will visit every Tuesday to water their plants and weed them.

The class has planted red and green peppers, radishes, lettuce, beets, green onions and carrots. They are hoping to taste them in the spring.

The class also learned that some plants grow in the ground while others grow above ground.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL engineering classes learn aeronautics

Taylor High School students in Mr. Boldrick's engineering classes recently were performing a lab using gliders to learn about principles of aeronautical engineering.

By launching the gliders students learned about the concepts of lift, control, stalling and center of gravity. The goal was to figure out the best angles of launch, release speed and weight distribution to obtain the optimal straight-line distance.

The class is exploring the various fields of engineering through real world engineering labs and classroom instruction.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL first-year debate team turns in outstanding performances

This is the first year for the Taylor High School Debate Club and a single team of two freshmen girls turned in an impressive performance throughout the season.

Kaylee Fretenborough and Miranda Hontz debated in the Novice Public Forum division and took on teams from around Michigan at invitationals in West Bloomfield, Detroit, Birmingham, Holt and Dexter.

Kaylee and Miranda won 12 out of 17 debates; reached elimination rounds three times, and brought home three trophies.

Additionally, Kaylee won awards for being named among the top speakers at two tournaments.

The club will be at the state finals in Dexter next Saturday, this time with two additional teams made up of freshmen Trinity Coleman and Gwendolyn Crawford, and Shawn Ronan, Jr. and Nate Walker. 

REGISTER SOON for Christmas assistance program

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL senior seminar classes hear MATS program

On December 5 Mr. Greenberg’s Taylor High School Senior Seminar classes attended a presentation given by a representative from the statewide MATS program, which has to do with careers in manufacturing technology.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER enjoys trip to The Henry Ford

Ginna Williams' preschool class from Johnson Early Childhood Center enjoyed a field trip to The Henry Ford. They had all 18 students and 18 parents and/or grandparents attend and had a great day seeing a huge train, Legos, airplanes (and the class made paper airplanes), cars, electric trains, doll houses decorated for Christmas and lots of decorated trees.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL bowlers get off to hot start

The Taylor High School Bowling team got off to a great start with wins over Allen Park and Trenton this week.