Sunday, March 10, 2019

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL lady bowlers finish third in state; boys seventh

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Week at a glance

Griffins at a Glance March 11– 15

Track & Field Conditioning (in the commons) 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Ladies Soccer tryouts (in gym) 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Baseball tryouts (in gym) 6 – 8 p.m.

Book Club (in library) before school
Track & Field Conditioning (in commons) 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Baseball tryouts (in gym) 6 – 8 p.m.
Music Booster meeting 7 p.m.

Track & Field Conditioning (in commons) 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Baseball tryouts (in gym) 6 – 8 p.m.

SLS meeting 4th hour
Track & Field Conditioning (in commons) 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Baseball tryouts (in gym) 6 – 8 p.m.

Track & Field Conditioning (in commons) 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Softball tryouts (in gym) 4 – 6 p.m.
Baseball tryouts (in gym) 6 – 8 p.m.

State Solo & Ensemble Festival @ South Lyon HS

It’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Griffin!

REMEMBER: Afterschool tutoring has begun at Taylor High School and remember that transportation is provided.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER holding preschool registration in May and June

Johnson Early Childhood Center is holding GSRP Preschool Registration for 2019/2020 School year,

Included is a full-day program, certified teachers, free breakfast, lunch and snack.

It will be held May 3, May 10 and June 7 between 9 a.m. to noon at 20701 Wohlfeil.  Bring: Birth certificate, shot record, and proof of income for everyone in the household. Children must be 4 by December 1, 2019.

Preference will be given to those born before September 1. Registration does not guarantee a spot in the program.  Students are enrolled based on need and availability. Please call (313) 295-8362 for more information.

PARENTS: Check out new tardy-attendance policies

The Taylor Schools new tardy/attendance policy has been approved by the Board of Education and is now posted on our website at

Please take a minute to review this information with your student. Parents 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 SLS starts anti-vape campaign

Teens are using vaping devices in record numbers. America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. Last week, the “Students Leading Students” hung some anti-vaping posters in all of the Taylor High School student bathrooms.

TAYLOR SCHOOL Extravaganza a big hit

On February 27 the Taylor Schools Extravaganza was held. The School Improvement Department put on an amazing event.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL and Masonic Lodge join hands

On March 4, Mrs. Kluk, social worker and Moriah Torrefero, MSW intern, presented information on that Taylor High School Griffin Pantry to the members of the Taylor Masonic Lodge.

The lodge sponsored the month of February for a food drive. They also presented Mrs. Kluk with a check for $400 to buy food for the pantry. Thank you to the community sponsors!

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL classes celebrate Dr. Suess

At Taylor Parks Elementary School, Mrs. Abramas' and Ms. Said's classes made green eggs and ham in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday which was March 2.


Taylor Parks Elementary School had its kickoff assembly for its "One School, One Book" program for March is Reading Month.  The whole school read ”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.  Each student received a golden ticket and a copy of the book at the assembly as well as a visit from Willie Wonka.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students invade Lansing

Recently the Taylor High School Youth in Government (YIG) group went to the State Legislative Conference in East Lansing. It was both and educational and fun trip!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL football team preparing for annual golf outing

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL DECA prepares for Kids Against Hunger

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL boys sought from Jimmy's Jumpers

If any Taylor High School boys are interested in working a summer job for Jimmy’s Jumpers let me know, applicants are needed. You need to have a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift heavy equipment. The hours are every weekend (must be available) and you start $9 or $10 per hour. Message Samantha Bridge on social media if interested.

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL welcomes representative, mayor for reading month

It is March is Reading Month, and Taylor Parks Elementary School had several guest readers visit this week. 

Students from Mrs. Overby's and Mrs. Young's classes enjoyed a visit from State Representative Alex Garza on March 4. He read,  "There was an old lady who swallowed some books!" He also read to Mr. Young's third-grade class.

Mayor Rick Sollars visited on March 5 and read to the first- and second-grade classes. The students really enjoyed the book – the mayor read "Green eggs and ham.”  

In the coming weeks, Senator Erika Geiss will also be coming the Taylor Parks Elementary School to read to students.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students roll into Lincoln Park

On March 6, Mrs. Gibson‘s West Middle School science classes went to the Lincoln Park Roller Rink. The students were treated to an engaging STEM lesson on forces of motion. The students roller skated after a pizza lunch. It was great to see many of the students who had never skated before become proficient. The afternoon ended with a dance party in which two of our students won a skating party to attend with friends at a later date. The staff and school thank the Lincoln Park Roller Rink for their great accommodations and look forward to returning next school year. 

Submitted by Sara Bochenek 

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL POHI Hawks attend special event

At Hoover Middle School the POHI Hawks represented the school at the Taylor Schools Extravaganza! They worked really hard on creating a display and wrote about their favorite things to do at Hoover with pictures of themselves to share.