Sunday, December 23, 2018
The last week before Christmas Break is always an active week. At Randall Elementary School it was very active. Holiday Spirit Week (which included: crazy hat/hair day; pajama day; snow day; favorite holiday character day; and red, white and green day); Night with Santa; art projects on the walls; PBIS winter games; presents made for family members; and of course class work. Randall School would like to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Taylor School District families and staff!
Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Vargo’s pupils from Holland Elementary School challenged each other to a equivalent fraction race. The students worked in teams and were given a simple fraction. Each member took a turn looking for equivalent fractions.
This week at Blair Moody Elementary School, Taylor High School senior Dean Smith (aka the Griffin mascot) was a fan favorite dressed up as the Grinch. The Grinch visited classes, joined in activities, lead some songs, and was very happy and un-Grinch like! The kids all had a blast!
The Eureka Heights Elementary School Student Council took on a meals-on-wheels projects with the help of every grade in the school.
They received 300 placemats from a former Taylor graduate (Angie Winton) to decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our students loved creating them and took a lot of pride in their task. The placemats will be delivered out with the meals on wheel project.
(Student Council Advisor Jeana Rybski)
The Taylor High School Griffin Men’s and Women’s basketball teams both got their first win’s in history! The women beat Dearborn Edsel Ford and the men beat Allen Park! Congratulations to both teams! Way to show your Griffin Pride!
The Key Club ornament contest was a huge success at Taylor High School! Students and staff raised over $2,400 for needy Griffin families and also provided 25 food baskets for students to take home for the holidays! The spirit of giving is alive and well … THANK YOU GRIFFINS!
Seniors in Taylor High School ELA 12A have been working very hard on their senior projects this semester.
Students have investigated future careers and have even had the opportunity to job shadow professionals in our community. A new component to the project this year is a “Thank You” letter.
In Mrs. Stabnick's class, nearly 100 professional letters have been written and sent to those community members who were gracious enough to allow our students to job shadow them, including 2018 JFK HS graduate Randy Ramey.
Taylor Parks Elementary School Student Council helped sell “Holiday Grams” to purchase Toys for Tots. They were able to purchase 40 toys to donate to children in need.
Mr. Caltabiano’s Taylor High School chemistry classes recently performed a lab with ionic compounds:
- The first picture is showing a single replacement reaction where students were able to form copper from a reaction with aluminum foil and copper chloride.
- The second picture shows how to light a Christmas bulb using an ionic compound solution.
Oh, what a Merry Christmas! Recently at McDowell Elementary School each child in the building received a "Merry Christmas" bag from our supporting partner, Gilead Church in Taylor.
Through thre church’s generosity, pupils took wonderful food stuffs home for the holidays Thanks to Gilead for remembering the children during the holiday season! Staff is so glad they are part of our McDowell family!
Taylor Parks Elementary School pupils were recently rewarded for positive behavior with an “Ice Cream Social” and dancing.