Saturday, January 26, 2019

MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has 'dino-mite' book fair

McDowell Elementary School’s "Dino-Mite" Book Fair roared into town last week. Everyone was thrilled with the great selection of books from Scholastic!

The challenge was to sell 300 books and we exceeded that by over 100. All profits are going to the school library and lots of new titles have already been added! Even the driver was a good sport and posed for a “dino-riffic pic”. Congratulations to our book bin winners and a big thank you goes out to the Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1 for providing our prizes. 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL events at a glance

Griffins at a Glance January 28–February 1

7th Hour Exams – 1st hour
New Semester Starts
Special Olympics Bowling @ Skore Lanes 9:30 a.m.
Bowling @ Edsel Ford 3:30 p.m.
SLS meeting 2:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Woodhaven
JV 5:30 p.m.
Varsity 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball @ Home
JV 5:30 p.m.
Varsity 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Woodhaven Freshmen 4 p.m.

Half-day of school

Swim meet @ Lincoln Park 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball @ Home
Girls Basketball @ Edsel Ford

Freshmen 4 p.m.
JV 5:30 p.m.
Varsity 7 p.m.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL boys' hoop earns second win

The Taylor High School boys’ basketball team earned their second victory of the season this past Tuesday defeating Lincoln Park 57-55.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL bowling teams are flying high

Taylor High School bowling teams are on a roll!  The girls’ team took second place in the countywide tournament and the boys were victorious over Trenton and Allen Park this week bringing their record to 10-1.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL jayvee and frosh girls capture basketball wins

The Taylor High School Junior Varsity and Freshmen teams were also victorious in their games against Southgate Anderson.

Leading Scorers for the Griffins Amiah Thomas (14 points) and Destiny Hines (10). Betsy Egler had 11 points (all in the second half), Julia Howell (six) and Oretha Cooper (nine).

NEW! SIGN UP for Mother Son Date Night on February 23

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL varsity ladies basketball team beats Southgate

The Taylor High School Griffins varsity girls basketball team took to the court against the Southgate Anderson Titans and came away with a 52-44 win.

At the end of the first quarter the Griffins trailed by a score of 12-2. At halftime Southgate lead 23-12.

Paced by the play of Betsy Egler (six points in the third quarter) and Oretha Cooper (4 points) the Griffins came back to trail 34-31 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Amiah Thomas scored 10 of her team high 14 points and the Griffins were able to hold on for a 52-44 win.

The win moves the Griffins season record to 2-6.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL competitive cheer looking good

The Taylor High School Lady Griffin Competitive Cheer team took the mat for the second time at Grosse Ile High School and looked amazing in their new uniforms and continue to improve. Great Job ladies.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL exam 'bags' a little fun for a tough day

Mrs. Dukes, positive culture and climate liaison, provided each Taylor High School Cocoa and Cram student with a bag that had an inspirational quote on it which contained a mug, candy and additional cocoa.

Thank you to all for making this event a success!

SIGN UPS BEING held for Little Leagues throughout community

DON'T BE LEFT OUT of the Daddy Daughter Dance Fun!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL frosh crowd Cocoa and Cram

Last week Mrs. Mach and the Link Crew Leaders at Taylor High School held their Cocoa and Cram session for the Freshmen class. Students enjoy hot cocoa along with some tasty dessert while receiving help and advice from their Link Leaders for their exams.

PAES LAB students look for salad in six weeks!

The students in the PAES Lab transplant their seedlings into their Tower Garden. Looking forward to “Salad Day” in about six weeks.

MYERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 'men' look the part

Here are Myers Elementary School Mustang Men in the Making Club. Recently the boys that were at school and signed up for the Mustang Men in the Making Club got shirts and ties. They are so handsome – looks like the ladies here will need to go to a "how to tie a tie class". If your student wasn’t here today and is in the club they will get their shirts next week. Club officially starts next Friday.


Kinyon Elementary School kids rock out with a Zumba PBIS Celebration!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL modeling sign ups are now open

Sign up to model for fashion show on Feb. 22. Sign ups are now open to all Taylor High School seniors. Sign up on Mrs. Lundgren’s door. Here is link from show two years ago.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL DECA holds first financial reality fair

Last week marked Taylor High School’s first DECA financial reality fair.

Approximately 150 students were invited to participate in a financial reality fair held in the gym. It had over 50 volunteers come in from six local credit unions to help the students with financial advice to prepare them for their future.

Thank you to administration for allowing this event to happen, gym teachers for allowing us the use of the gym, and staff for allowing students to attend.

We also were able to raise over 500 ounces of canned food for our Griffin food pantry and we look forward next year. The students completed exit surveys for us and wanted to share some of their comments.

When asked what they liked best about the Fair, they responded:
  • This opportunity provided me with realistic vision on adulthood. Today provided me an experience I couldn't get in a classroom setting
  • This was AMAZING! Keep doing what you are doing, this was seriously AMAZING!!!!!
  • Today I learned food is like really expensive, like really, really expensive.
  • Adulting and money is hard but manageable.
  • This was a fantastic learning experience. Now I know what to do when I’m older. My favorite part of today was learning the difference between necessities, wants and needs. You need to figure out what is more important before buying something.

Thanks to the participating credit unions:
Advia Credit Union – Casey Iltis
14170 Pennsylvania Rd; Southgate, MI  48195

Advantage One Credit Union – Amber Hayes
23670 Telegraph Road | Brownstown, MI 48134

Community Choice Credit Union – Nicole Baker
3099 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte Mi 48192

Michigan Legacy Credit Union – Carma Peters
22855 Gibraltar Rd. Flat Rock Mi 48134

Monroe County Community Credit Union – Kate Hall
1555 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe Mi 48161

Michigan Credit Union Foundation – Beth Troost

110 W. Michigan Ave #400, Lansing Mi 48933

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL coding class shows off skills

Taylor High School students in Mrs. Hales Intro to Coding classes showed off their coding skills by participating in a coding relay race.

They had four teams and each participant had to run, grab a balloon with a line of code in it, bring it back and pop it, place the line of code in the correct spot and then the next participant was able to go. The students had a lot of fun while putting their coding skills into action.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL class hears Baker College speaker

On January 15 a guest speaker from Baker College came to Taylor High School to speak to students from Mrs. Hales classes.

He spoke to the Computer Applications 1 and Intro to Code students about the job market and what businesses are looking for when hiring. Students were engaged and learned many valuable tips for college and career readiness.

TICKETS AVAILABLE for popular Jedi Lunch at Petting Farm February 16

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Certificates put some students a step ahead

Knowledge is Power! Check out all the Taylor High School students who have earned industry certification so far putting them a step above the rest! Way to Go GRIFFINS!

TICKETS AVAILABLE for new Mother & Son Date Night February 23