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March 11th, 2020

  • Hello all! Please donate gently used books for elementary school students in need. Every book makes a difference. There will be a collection box in the main office and in your 3rd period. Thank you!

 

  • Good Morning Taft! Taft Drama is hosting their monthly Open Mic Friday the 13th, at lunch in Oral Arts! Come perform or cheer on your friends! If you wish to perform, stop by Oral Arts and sign up with Bella Soto! Be there or be square!!

 

  • Are you staying after school late and feeling hungry? The marching band and color guard has your back! Stop by Panda Express this Friday to satisfy your appetite. As you enjoy your meal, don’t forget to give your flyer (or a picture of the flyer) at the register for the T.E.A.F fundraiser to support your one and only band and color guard. Any questions about where to get a flyer? Go to F building and get all the information you need

March 9th, 2020

  • Attention all club members! We are moving the location to Taft Hall for tomorrow’s club photos.

 

  • Congratulations to this year’s Marathon Finishers: Issac, Campbell, Dael, Eliee, Daniel, Ben, Sasha, Bilal, Elly, Dax, Lucia, Lesley, Leo, and Isabella. You ran 26.2 miles! You’re all amazing!

 

  • Hello all! Please donate gently used books for elementary school students in need. Every book makes a difference. There will be a collection box in the main office and in your 3rd period. Thank you!

 

  • Good Morning Taft! Taft Drama is hosting their monthly Open Mic Friday the 13th, at lunch in Oral Arts! Come perform or cheer on your friends! If you wish to perform, stop by Oral Arts and sign up with Bella Soto! Be there or be square!!

March 2nd, 2020

  • This past weekend our dance team competed at SHARP competition against many other dance groups. They represented Taft very well and won multiple trophies. The dance team won 1st place overall sharp champions, 1st place lyrical, 1st place jazz, 1st place prop, 2nd place military, 2nd place small hip hop, and 2nd place XL hip hop! Their next competition is this Saturday at Glendale High School, so let’s wish them luck! TDT YOU KNOW!

 

  • Attention all Taft students! We are just ONE DAY away from the California primary! Which, by the way, have you registered to vote? If not, you must be a U.S. citizen a CA resident, 18 years old by November 3rd, and you must not have been convicted of a crime. If you won’t be old enough to vote tomorrow, or in the general election, you can still pre-register at 16 or 17 years old. Also, come get pins today on the service road @ lunch for the various presidential candidates!

 

  • Tomorrow night in our gym our boys varsity basketball team  opens up the state playoffs against Mark Koppel. The game starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 for students. Our boys are seeded #4 in their division. It’s also vintage jersey give away night. Let’s pack our gym. Doors open at 6pm. Should be a great game.

 

  • Attention Seniors! This Friday, March 6th is the absolute LAST day Herff Jones will be here! If you put a deposit on a package, you MUST pay your remaining balance March 6th @ lunch! If you would still like to purchase your cap/gown, Friday is your LAST chance! Package #3 is still available for $70, but must be paid Friday @ lunch. Go to R186 with any questions.

 

  • Taft Debate scored at the State Debate Qualifier, hosted by Taft last Saturday. The Parliamentary Debate Teams of Nick Catalano and Vishnu Murali, and Jack Morris and Antonio Herrera will compete in the state tournament April 24-26 at Logan High School near San Jose. Go Taft Debate!

February 28th, 2020

  • Taft Dance team will be competing at the sharp dance competition this Saturday, February 29 at Eisenhower High School. They will be competing in six different dance categories. If you would like to come out and support, all info will be posted on the @taftdanceteam19.20 Instagram, dance team would greatly appreciate it! If you see a dance team member wish them good luck!

 

  • Happy Black History Month! On this day in Black History, poet Phillis Wheatly died in 1784. Today is also the day actress Juanita Hall died in 1968. And remember, even though it’s the last day of Black History Month doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating black excellence and all minority brilliance for that matter! Thank you for celebrating with us.

 

  • Taft! We are just 4 days away from the California primary! But wait a second, who’s even running for President? They are: billionaires Tom Steyer and Micheal Bloomberg, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former VP Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders; all for the Democratic party. For the Republican party: there is former governor Bill Weid, and our amazing president Donald Trump. Choose wisely!

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Seniors! Gradnite is just around the corner! We will be selling tickets in the Parent Center March 2nd to March 20th, for $200 cash only at nutrition. We are going on Saturday, June 13th, you must bring your signed permission slip and your student ID. Hope to see you there!

 


February 27th, 2020

  • Attention Seniors! Class of 2020 lanyards will be sold tomorrow and Friday at nutrition for only $2 at lower lunch! Cash only!

 

  • Seniors! Gradnite is just around the corner! We will be selling tickets in the Parent Center March 2nd to March 20th, for $200 cash only at nutrition. We are going on Saturday, June 13th, you must bring your signed permission slip and your student ID. Hope to see you there!

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • There will be a CPK fundraiser for ASB this Friday. See you all there!

February 26th, 2020

  • Happy Black History Month everyone! On this day in black history, renowned boxer, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.

 

  • Hello Taft! As we all know, Taft is having our very own mock election on Super Tuesday! But what is Super Tuesday? This March 3, Super Tuesday is the day when most U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses to determine the presidential nominee in each party! How cool!

 

  • Attention Seniors! Class of 2020 lanyards will be sold tomorrow and Friday at nutrition for only $2 at lower lunch! Cash only!

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • There will be a Cyber Patriots meeting today at lunch in room M164. This meeting is mandatory for all students interested in participating in Cyber Patriots in the 2020-2021 school year.

 

  • Taft’s Sex Squad will meet in F137 today at lunch. Please come check out our 1st Sex Squad meeting of the year in F137 today at lunch.

February 25th, 2020

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Attention Seniors! Class of 2020 lanyards will be sold this Wednesday-Friday for only $2 @ lower lunch! Cash only!

 

  • Attention all students interested in participating in Cyber Patriots in the 2020-2021 school year. There is a mandatory meeting at lunch on Wednesday 2/26 in room M164.

 

  • The Taft Sex Squad will have its first meeting at lunch in Mr. Gruber’s Room, F137 on Wednesday. All are welcome to come check out the meeting and see if you want to join. Again, this Wednesday at lunch in F137.

 

  • Happy Black History Month! On this day in Black History, Hiram R. Revels became the first Black U.S. Senator. Amazing! Today is also the day the oldest predominantly black institution, Cheyney University, was founded, Black power!

 

  • What’s up Taft! We are just 1 week away from the presidential primaries. Which begs the question “What is a primary?” Essentially a primary is an election to appoint candidates, running for president, to represent their party. The more you know, you know? Also, this coming Tuesday, Taft will be having our very own mock election! Remember, every vote matters!

February 24th, 2020

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Attention all students interested in participating in Cyber Patriots in the 2020-2021 school year. There is a mandatory meeting at lunch on Wednesday 2/26 in room M164.

 

  • The Taft Sex Squad will have its first meeting at lunch in Mr. Gruber’s Room, F137 on Wednesday. All are welcome to come check out the meeting and see if you want to join. Again, this Wednesday at lunch in F137.

 

  • Happy Black History Month everyone! On this day in Black History, reformer and educator Bishop Daniel A. Payne of A.M.E. Church was born. Also NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (depicted in the movie “Hidden Figures”) died this morning at the age of 101. May she Rest In Peace.

 

  • Taft Speech and Debate member Jonathan Chua took first place Friday night at the Filipino/American Lion’s Club Student Speaker Contest! Go Taft Debate!

February 21th, 2020

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Attention everyone! Taft is thinking about offering a new AP class next year – AP Art History! In AP Art History, you’ll learn about art from around the world. You’ll find out how art is related to culture. We will study the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Mayans, Renaissance Europe, and art from all over Africa and Asia. In AP Art History, you find out about art from Stone Age cave paintings all the way up to modern art. Come sign up to show your interest in AP Art History at the “AP, Honors, and Creative Fair” on Friday, February 21st at lunch in Taft Hall. You can also talk to Mrs. Cleary about AP Art History in Room D224.

 

  • Attention all students interested in participating in Cyber Patriots in the 2020-2021 school year. There is a mandatory meeting at lunch on Wednesday 2/26 in room M164.

 

  • Happy Black History month Taft! On this day in Black History. World renowned singer Ninja Simone was born in 1933. She is most famous for popularizing the song “Feeling Good” which remains one of the most covered songs to this day. It’s been covered even by celebrities such as Micheal Buble and Jennifer Hudson. Happy Birthday Nina!

 

  • Today is the day! Our very own Black Student Union has an AMAZING showcase for you guys. The show will be in Oral Arts at 6pm TONIGHT! You do not want to miss it. Tickets are $3 at the door. We’ll see you there!

February 20th, 2020

  • Attention everyone! Taft is thinking about offering a new AP class next year – AP Art History! In AP Art History, you’ll learn about art from around the world. You’ll find out how art is related to culture. We will study the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Mayans, Renaissance Europe, and art from all over Africa and Asia. In AP Art History, you find out about art from Stone Age cave paintings all the way up to modern art. Come sign up to show your interest in AP Art History at the “AP, Honors, and Creative Fair” on Friday, February 21st at lunch in Taft Hall. You can also talk to Mrs. Cleary about AP Art History in Room D224.

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Are you interested in the criminal justice system? Come to the next session of Taft Teen Court on Thursday. February 20th from 3:30-5:30pm in Taft Hall. See Ms. Tacub in Room D120 if you have any questions. See you there!

 

  • Congratulations to Taft’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Academic Bowl team for making it to the quarterfinals at the regional competition hosted by Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. We are very proud of your hard work and accomplishements.

February 19th, 2020

  • Seniors the results are in! The top 2 Seniors for each category will be posted outside C213 after 3rd period today. White Studios will be here on Wed Feb 26 to photograph the top 2 Seniors. Summonses will go out early next week with the time and location.

 

  • Attention everyone! Taft is thinking about offering a new AP class next year – AP Art History! In AP Art History, you’ll learn about art from around the world. You’ll find out how art is related to culture. We will study the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Mayans, Renaissance Europe, and art from all over Africa and Asia. In AP Art History, you find out about art from Stone Age cave paintings all the way up to modern art. Come sign up to show your interest in AP Art History at the “AP, Honors, and Creative Fair” on Friday, February 21st at lunch in Taft Hall. You can also talk to Mrs. Cleary about AP Art History in Room D224.

 

  • Are you interested in the criminal justice system? Come to the next session of Taft Teen Court on Thursday. February 20th from 3:30-5:30pm in Taft Hall. See Ms. Tacub in Room D120 if you have any questions. See you there!

 

  • its that time of year Taft! This Friday, Black Student Union will hold it’s 3rd annual Black History Month Showcase! It will be held in Oral Arts at 6:00pm. There’s music, poems, and much more – You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are $3 at the door. See you there!

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Happy Black History Month Taft! Out this day in Black History, Smokey Robinson was born in 1940. Also, John Singleton – the first African American director to be nominated for an academy award – was nominated for best director and best screenplay for his first film Boyz N the Hood.

February 18th, 2020

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent Show. If you have a talent and would like to showcase it, go to bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion . Applications are due by February 28th!

 

  • Happy Black History Month everyone! On this day in Black History, renowned rapper Dr. Dre was born in 1965. Happy Birthday to Dr.Dre. Mountzion Baptist Church, the largest African American congregation was organized in Seattle on this day. All power to the people!

 

  • Taft Speech and Debate scored this weekend at the Cal Lutheran Institutional. The Parliamentary Debate team of Nick Catalano and Lailee Golesorkhi took 4th place and Lily Tocher took 4th in Oratorical Interpretation. Go Taft Speech and Debate!

February 13th, 2020

  • Good morning Taft students and staff. Selah and Kylie are here to remind you that today is THE day. Taft’s first ever Mental Health and Wellness Resource Fair is taking place today during period 4 and lunch. Period 4 teachers who signed up have received their papers. Come check out the fair, visit the booths, play some games. We have fun activities, tons of giveaways and you can enter a raffle to win some great things. See you there!

 

  • Happy Black History Month everyone! On this day in Black History, the First Black pro Basketball team, “The Renaissance” was organized in 192. Today was also the day Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress! Power to the people.

 

  • Tomorrow at lunch in room F136 we will have a UTLA Candidate Forum. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

 

  • Senior Superlative voting is now open! Go to bit.ly/2020superseniors to cast your vote. Voting will close on Monday 2/17 at 8:00 am. Remember this is for Seniors only. Any underclass people voting will not be counted and is subject to disciplinary action. The list for the nominees for each category is posted in upper C by Ms. Avena’s room.

February 12th, 2020

  • Happy Black History Month! On this day of Black History, the NAACP was founded in 1909 in New York City. This is also Lincoln’s birthday! Happy birthday Abe Lincoln!

 

  • Attention Suniors and Seniors! Today is the last day to turn in Powderpuff paperwork. It’s going to be a great game with great people so you don’t want to miss out. You can pick up paperwork in D118. Better see you all there!

 

  • Hey guys. Today there’s a Black student union meeting at lunch in room H262 as usual! Hope to see you all there!

February 11th, 2020

  • Happy Black History Month everyone! On this day of Black History, Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement for democracy in South Africa, was released from prison in 1990 after 27 years; and Clifford Alexander became the first black secretary of state in 1977.

 

  • Attention all Seniors! We are now accepting applications for the Senior Fashion and Talent show. If you have a talent you would like to showcase go to: bit.ly/tafttalent . If you would like to walk in the fashion show, go to bit.ly/taftfashion

 

  • All Powderpuff paperwork is due this Wednesday, Feb. 12th. If you are wanting to participate, please turn it into Ms. Godsey (D118).

 

  • Today is the 100th day of school. Come leave a positive thought and get some candy.

February 10th, 2020

  • The UCLA trip with Ms. Brownell is tomorrow! Please meet at the front of the school by 7:50 am tomorrow or you may be left behind. Wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. You can bring snacks, drinks, and money to buy fast food. You can bring electronics and your backpack. See you tomorrow at the front of the school by 7:50 am!

 

  • Attention 2020 Graduating Seniors: Diploma name cards will be handed out in your 3rd-period classes today. Your name is printed on the card the way it will be printed on your diploma. Carefully check your name for accuracy and if you have a correction neatly fill out the card and return it to the counseling office by February 21st. The roster of names is also posted outside the counseling office for you to review.

 

  • Behind an unbelievable team defense, the girl’s varsity basketball team won their biggest game of the year, beating city champions Granada Hills last Friday. The final score was 41-38! Rosa Callejas had team highs with 19 points and 5 steals. Gabby Quintana had 10 rebounds and Audrey Quintana had 7 assists. The girls qualify for the open division playoffs Thursday night at Palisades. Great Job Girls Basketball!

 

  • All Powderpuff paperwork is due this Wednesday, Feb. 12th. If you are wanting to participate, please turn the form in! See Ms. Godsey (D118) for more details.

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