Sunday, May 12, 2019

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL POHI students visit Plymouth FD

Hoover Middle School POHI students took a field trip to downtown Plymouth. They worked on money and map skills, along with pedestrian safety. They also got check out the City of Plymouth Fire Department, which may have been a favorite for many of the students!

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL gets visits from Channel 7

Recently Kevin Jeanes from the Channel 7 Weather Team visited Mrs. Tevepaugh's and Ms. Harig's third grade classes at Blair Moody Elementary School. They are finishing a project-based unit on severe weather. Kevin talked about why and how he became a meteorologist, how he creates forecasts, how the newscasts are created- Dopler, computers, green screens, etc, and about severe weather and different types of weather.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL students visit Michigan Construction Day

On May 2, Mr. Greenberg took 34 Taylor High School students to Howell for the Michigan Construction Career Day. While there, students had the opportunity to virtually weld and spray paint, discuss the many opportunities in the construction trades, and operate heavy construction equipment.

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER pupils visit Greenfield Village

The children of Johnson Early Childhood Center learned about the past as they toured and enjoyed all the experiences at Greenfield Village!


On Friday, May 3, Kinyon Elementary School held its Fourth Annual Color Run. Students helped raise over $7,600 this year at the event. The proceeds raised help to pay for Student Activities such as field trips and assemblies. It's always such a fun event!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL holds decision day

On May 7 Taylor High School Career and College Advisor Ms. Jadye Storrs, with the assistance of the amazing counseling department, held a DECISION DAY celebration for parents, students, and staff.

A pancake breakfast was held, everyone was given a T-shirt and students were accorded time to celebrate their future plans with parents, staff and fellow classmates.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL: Thanks for making the prom a success

Prom was a HUGE hit!

Thank you to all of those who helped with prom. It was a great success and a wonderful night.

The day started with class advisors Carly Lundgren-Barnard and Joe Maudlin decorating the hall with parent volunteers. Then the students started arriving.

They looked so handsome and beautiful in their dresses and tuxedos and all behaved so well. They enjoyed the photo booth, magic mirror booth, getting their portraits done by goofy faces caricaturists, gorgeous photos on the patio and lobby of Crystal Gardens, five different food option stations and delicious dessert provided by Menchies.

Our class historians put together a slideshow that had over 550 pictures from the last four years playing throughout the night. After a fun night of dancing and celebrating with their classmates Pallas Cooper (Truman) and Xenia Finley (Kennedy) were crowned prom queens and Christian-Pierce DeGiulio (Truman) and Austin Dukes (Kennedy) were crowned prom kings.

The students were all given a free photo keychain with purchase of their ticket from Lifetouch studios and a goody bag with a water bottle, keychain, and photo cube.

The night ended with pizza for the kids before they left. There was one last dance to our class song "I've Had the Time of my Life.” It was a perfect ending to a perfect four years!

“I have had the pleasure of being their class advisor for these last four years and it has been wonderful,” Carly Lundgren-Barnard said. “I want to thank my counterpart and class advisor Joe Maudlin. He has been a great partner in crime and I am so thankful for him.”

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL news and events

Taylor High School Upcoming Events and Other News:

May 15 - Senior Honors Convocation 6 p.m. @ THS gym

In Other News:
The new tardy/attendance policy is posted on our website at

Please take a minute to review this information with your student. You will also now be receiving a telephone 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.

Also take note that “Afterschool tutoring” continues and transportation is provided!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL prom court presented

The 2019 Taylor High School Prom Court includes:

(From Truman) 
Kendyl Kirk 
Kate Hodges 
Lauren Peabody 
Pallas Cooper
Elizabeth Blevins
Rodrigo Torrez 
Christian Degulio 
Zion S Edmond 
Aiden's Wurmlinger 

(From Kennedy)
Glyniss Alston
Andrew Buendia
Austin Dukes 
Devin Hamilton
Jacob Loftis
Abigail Bird
Amber Campbell
Xenia Finley
Julia Howell
Hadayah Wrightth

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL chorus has big week, and looks for more

It was a big week for the West Middle School Chorus!  On May 2, the 129 singers in the Cadet Choir, Men in Black, and Cardinal Singers all performed at Holt High School for State Choir Festival.  

They each sang 3 songs for a group of music professors from U-M, EMU and MSU, and received great feedback for their hard work. After performing, the choirs got a taste of college life, eating dinner on the Michigan State University campus. 

On May 5, eighth graders of the Men in Black and Cardinal Singers performed the Star Spangled Banner at the Toledo MudHens baseball game.  They sounded great, and enjoyed a winning game by the Hens. 

Students in the West Chorus are now preparing for their spring concert, to be held at Wayne County Community College Downriver on May 28. 

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL seventh graders take a different view

West Middle School’s classes from Mrs. Proudlock‘s and Mrs. Schulte’s seventh grade, with the assistance of Mrs. Bochenek, had the opportunity to view various slides under a microscope.

The goal of this activity was to compare how the substances looked with the naked eye versus how they looked under magnification. A second goal for the students was to be able to accurately draw the various substances as they viewed the substances through a microscope. Some of the slides were of a woody stem, sugar crystals, paper, human hair, a flower bud and onion skin. 

The students found this lab to be very engaging. They were surprised by the comparison between magnification and non-magnification. These hands-on activities make science relevant and exciting. West is very fortunate to have ample supplies and a supportive administration that allows many hands on activities to take place in our classrooms. 

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL five some has a historical day!

May 9, 2019, will go down in history as one of the most memorable days for five wonderful young ladies from West Middle School.

They attended Stem Savvy 2019, held at Wayne County Community College. This stem conference was sponsored by the AAUW – Wyandotte – Downriver Branch.

The students in attendance were Estrella Chacon, Destiny Sayles, Abigail Owusu, Gabriella Henderson and Kassi Glenn. 
The students had an opportunity to hear two speakers who encouraged them to DREAM BIG. The students also attended three workshops. The workshops focused on Biohazard Containment, Bee Biology, Art Meets Mindfulness, Chemistry, Ergonomic Engineering and Gene Sequencing. The students were also treated to a delicious lunch. 

We sincerely thank the AAUW members for their commitment, time and effort that went into motivating and inspiring our girls to reach their fullest potential, even if the journey does not always take a straight path. 

-- Sara Bochenek 

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL students a big hit with paper mache

Mrs. Meier’s eighth grade art classes at West Middle School have outdone themselves.

For many it is their second time creating papier-mâché works of art. Many have upped their game. Moving away from typical masks, several students have created animals or animated characters in this medium.

Even those students who chose to make a papier-mâché masks added wonderful details with paint. Kudos to Mrs. Meier for providing a creative environment and to West Middle School’s eighth-grade art students for taking their papier-mâché projects to the next level.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Color Run a success

Hoover Middle School had its first color run on May 3 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. ACS staff member Danielle Kaminski came out to join us and accept the $1,570 raised so far.  The Hoover Hawks Band also led the Relay for Life at Heritage Park on May 11.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL classes create 'HR Yes' project

At Hoover Middle School, this is Mrs. T.R.'s and Ms. Amy's class creating their “HR Yes” project – it is the school’s garden of friendship and is filled with vegetables and flowers.