Monday, May 27, 2019

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL holds open house for eighth graders and parents

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL POHI students keep busy

The Taylor High School POHI students have been extremely busy over the past week. Last Friday they had their last Special Olympics bowling outing at Score Lanes. The POHI student athletes were paired with a general education partner. Great friendships have been formed throughout the year. Lexie the therapy dog even made an appearance at the event. On Thursday, they held their end of the year picnic. Fun was had by all especially during the water fight!

REMINDER: Two arenas being used for high school graduation

Just to clarify about the Taylor High School graduation ceremony: The Taylor Sportsplex main arena will be for ticket holders. Each student will get 5-6 tickets (to be announced). The overflow arena with live stream will be for anyone that does not have a ticket that would still like to see the event.

DISTRICT PARTICIPATES in free summer meals program

The Taylor School District will participate in the summer meals program to provide free breakfast and lunch to school-aged children.

Below are the locations and dates and times that meals will be served:
Taylor High School 
11211 Beech Daly

July 8 – August 1 (Mondays through Thursdays)

Breakfast 8:30 – 9 Lunch Noon – 12:30
Career Center 
9601 Westlake
(TVLA location)
June 17 – August 29 (Mondays through Fridays)
Closed first two weeks of July
Breakfast 8:45 – 10 am Lunch 11 – 2 
Career Center 
9601 Westlake
June 24 – August 1 (Mondays through Thursdays)
Breakfast Only 8– 8:30 a.m.
(This location serves breakfast only out of the kitchen with the pull down window by the gym. This breakfast program is sponsored by Beaumont Teen Health Center, and is in addition to the one served out of the Taylor Virtual Learning Academy at the Career Center.)

This information is also filed with the Michigan Department of Education for their postings and has been sent to Wayne County Health Department and the News Herald. It is also printed on the breakfast/lunch menu for June.

HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL students visit Ann Arbor

Some eighth grade students at Hoover Middle School were invited to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  They toured the campus and got to see how campus life environment.  Students also had a mini seminar to educate them on how they can prepare for college in high school. 

JOHNSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER children enjoy greenhouse

Preschoolers in Room 9 at Johnson Early Childhood Center had some very hands-on learning this year at Blair Moody Elementary School’s greenhouse.

They learned about planting seeds, watering and caring for them, and got to watch their plants grow. Then they learned how to pick different kinds of vegetables and strawberries and had fun tasting their own crops.

Ms. Smith, Ms. Adams, Ms. Nichole and their students are grateful to Ms. Sandra Thompson and Blair Moody for providing this wonderful experience. Walking back to the preschool, the students enjoyed stopping to pick dandelions. One day we tried drawing with them. Everyone loved it!


Mrs. Holstein’s kindergartners and Mrs. Tevepaugh’s third graders from Blair Moody Elementary School enjoyed reading with their buddies outside. It was a great day for sunshine and reading!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL author honored by board

At the May 13 meeting of the Taylor Board of Education, the district presented 12th grade Taylor High School student Jaylyn Hassan with a certificate of achievement and recognized him for becoming a published author.

Jaylyn has been writing for years, and has compiled 24 of his related short stories into an almost 300-page book titled, "Street Racing Club".

His book also sells for $10 on Amazon. Jaylyn was nominated for recognition by Ms. Courtney Osborne.

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL classes visit petting farm and library

Mrs. Abramas' and Mrs. Said's classes from Taylor Parks Elementary School visited the Heritage Park Petting Farm and the Taylor Community Library. They had a great time learning about the animals and touring the Taylor Community Library.  



Taylor Parks Elementary School’s Fun Color Run was very successful. Mrs. Overby would like to thank all the sponsors and participants who made it possible. All proceeds will go to purchase new recess equipment.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL catcher heads for Schoolcraft

Congratulations to Taylor High School senior catcher Kaily Nissen. Schoolcraft is lucky to have you.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL band and choir busy

Both the Taylor High School Choir and Band held their annual Spring Concerts this week at WCCCD. Both groups sounded amazing under the direction on Mrs. Manhard and Mrs. Bonner!

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL outstanding during district competition

On May 3 the West Middle School Concert Band attended the District 12 Michigan State Band and Orchestra State Competition at Oxford High School.

The band performed Imperial composed by Karl King and Mexican Fiesta by John Moss.

It was wonderful to see a house full of parents, grandparents, and other family supporters. The last time a West Middle School band represented the district at a State Band Competition was in 1974.

The Cardinals were awarded with a second-place rating, which establishes them as an Excellent Band.

Congratulations Mrs. Farmer and the West Concert Band. 
The band will take the stage at Wayne County Community College on May 29 for its Farewell Concert.  Audience members will enjoy broadway hits from popular musicals such as Chicago, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Grease, and Hairspray. Come and enjoy an evening of Broadway.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL Griffins at a glance this week

Griffins at a Glance through May 31

Golf League Meet @ Grosse Ile Country Club
Pre-Districts Varsity Baseball @ Lincoln Park
Pre-Districts Varsity Softball @ Lincoln Park
JV Baseball @ Home
JV Softball @ Home

Regional Golf @ Lake Forest Ann Arbor
College/Career 11th grade

Underclass 3.33 Award Ceremony

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL band performs during Relay for Life

On May 11 you could hear the West Middle School Marching Band step around the track at Heritage Park as they participated in the local Relay for Life.

A cause very dear to the band director’s heart, the band was happy to lend its support and entertainment. The 90-plus-member band took to the stage to perform some of the Broadway hits from their upcoming show.

The crowd was entertained by You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray, Greased Lightnin’, from Grease, and All that Jazz, from Chicago.

The band will perform its Farewell Concert at Wayne County community College on May.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL SLS holds several activities

The Taylor High School SLS group sponsored Mental Health Week with several activities. SLS and DECA students supported mental health awareness week with inspirational sidewalk chalk messages for our students and staff. The SLS members handed out mental health bracelets to students and staff. Community Care Services had tables set up in the cafeterias with mental health brochures.