Sunday, March 3, 2019

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL DECA team holds annual prom fashion show

Taylor High School Marketing/DECA students held its annual prom fashion show on February 22. The marketing students worked hard all month to plan, organize, market, promote, sell and decorate for the show.

They worked in the community with local businesses Men’s Wearhouse and David’s Bridal as vendors for the show. 

The show was a huge success. State DECA Executive Board President campaign candidate Nate Jacobs, from Lincoln Park, attended and helped open the show with Mrs. Lundgren. The show had 20 male and 20 female models wearing the latest fashions for prom season.

Vheena Villareal opened the show singing the National Anthem beautifully. Seniors Karizma Melendez and Evan Waller were MCs for the show and performed wonderfully.

Taylor alumni and former DECA King Austin Gignac came back to crown our 2019 king and queen, Karizma Melendez and Mohammad Monet. Other court members were Marissa Ogea, Sana Abedi, Vhenna Villareal, Evan Waller, Anthony Mohlman, and Sylvester Grant.

Xavier Bailey was voted best dressed. Big shout out to Chris Sherry who helped with music and choreography. 

The show also featured a surprise “prom-posal” and a glorious finale.  Students in attendance received $50 off coupons from David’s Bridal and $40 off coupons from Men’s Wearhouse.

The theme for the show and this year’s prom is Gods and Goddesses. Prom will be May 9 at Crystal Gardens. Everyone looks forward to an amazing “senior” season coming up! 

Thanks to administration and staff for allowing the marketing students to use the skills and curriculum they learned in class and put towards real life experience. They learned a great deal and are very thankful. The money made at the show will go toward taking the kids who qualified for International Career Development Conference to Orlando, Florida. 

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Competitive cheer honored

Congratulations to the first-ever competitive cheer team at Taylor High School, which recently completed their season and were honored at a special dinner.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL tutoring is in full swing

Afterschool tutoring at Taylor High School is in full swing and transportation is provided!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Reminder about new attendance policies

REMEMBER – The new tardy/attendance policy is now posted on our website at

Please take a minute to review this information with your student. You will also now be receiving a call if your child is marked absent or tardy for one or more periods during the day.

Please use parent/student connect to keep track of your students’ attendance and make sure you are calling in to excuse their absence. If you have any questions please call their counselor or an administrator for more information.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL track practice begins

Track and field practice for both boys and girls at Taylor High School will begin on March 11 at 2:45 p.m. Students of all abilities are welcome. Any students interested should have a current sports physical on file. For more information, see Mr. Putnam in Room 419.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students travel to Indian Springs

On February 28, Mrs. Schulte’s seventh-grade classes from West Middle School went to Indian Springs Metropark.

This trip was sponsored by a partnership between Indian Springs Metropark and the 3M Corporation. Students broke into groups to investigate a question as part of the scientific method. They collected data to help answer their question. Further research was needed.

A second data collection time is scheduled for April. Eventually, the students will formally present their findings in May.

Stay tuned for further updates. 

Submitted by Sara Bochenek

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL Griffins at a Glance

Griffins at a Glance March 4-8

Varsity Girls Basketball Districts @ Allen Park 5 p.m.

Choir Concert @ WCCC 7 p.m.

DECA States
MSBOA Band Festival Symphonic @ Woodhaven HS 8:10 p.m.

It’s a great day to be a Griffin!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL girls led by Busch's 10 points in loss

Recently the Taylor High School girls’ basketball team faced Dearborn Henry Ford Academy and lost 70-37. HFA led 42-32 at the end of the third quarter but caught fire in the fourth quarter, making four three-point baskets on their way to 28 points.

Leading the way for the Griffins in the varsity game were the following players:
  • Avery Busch 10 points (Three three-pointers in the third quarter)
  • Oretha Cooper 10 points (8-16 free throws)
  • Betsy Egler 6 points
  • Taneicea Burleigh 3 points
  • Amiah Thomas 2 points
  • Brooklynn Swindle 2 points
  • Brenda Egler 2 points

The girls will next take to the court at Allen Park against Wyandotte Roosevelt in the first round of the MHSAA district tournament. 

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER scheduled for March 16


Mrs. Vanderworp's McDowell Elementary School third-grade class loved their field trip to the Henry Ford Museum recently. They especially liked the Rosa Parks bus.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL gets a special visit

West Middle School was honored to have Mr. Frank Demare speak to sixth graders recently.

Mr. Demare, who goes by the nickname Scooter, was born with a physical condition that affects his arms and legs. But Scooter has met his physical challenges with determination to overcome any limitations.  

As he addressed the students, he encouraged them to continue to work hard, never give up and above all to be grateful for their individuality. Most importantly, Scooter said we must treat everyone with kindness.
Scooter told the sixth-grade classes that just as the main character in the book and movie “Wonder,” Augie wanted acceptance and friends.  He said that is what everyone wants.  Scooter encouraged the students to follow their passion.

For Scooter, it was sports, where he excelled as a top rated tennis player in high school and college. The students thank Scooter for sharing his life experiences and hope to gain strength from Scooter’s message, that all things are possible with hard work and determination.

Submitted by Sara Bochenek 


For the 100th day of school at Taylor Parks Elementary School classes from Mrs. Said and Mrs. Abramas classes made 100 fruit loop necklaces, 100 yummy snacks, a "100 days brighter" crown, 101 Dalmatians and floats.