Taft students and staff have been busy! Below are photos from recent girls' volleyball game against Rockdale as well as the in-school Science Fair.
Those students moving on to compete at the regional level for Science Fair (in no particular order) are: Olivia Arias, Taelor Mutz, Becca Chaney, Clarissa Churchill, Sarah Welcome, Brenna Gannon, Ranik Jelinek, Matt Johnson, Derek Johnson, Anna Kunst, Kate Lysy, Elizabeth Lysy, Caitlyn McGraw, Emma Oster, Jayden Prince, Scott Szymkowiak, Taylor Young, Audrey Zajac-Reed, Allison Strote, and Gavin Jelinek. Science Fair Regionals will be held on Saturday, March 12th at Matea Valley High School in Aurora.
Taft students and staff came together to celebrate the closing of another season of basketball. While the boys' team still has regionals and sectionals to get through, the Lady Vikings concluded their year on a high note, making it to State. This years game was very tough, and the students gave the staff a run for their money. In the end, however, staff triumphed again with a final score of 41-36. Below are photos from the game.
Congratulations to the many Taft teams who have had an amazing season.
Taft did very well in the Kelvin Grove Tournament. The 4th grade girls took 1st place, 4th grade boys team Blue took 1st, the 4th grade boys team Gold took 2nd, the 5th grade girls team took 1st, the 6th grade boys team took 1st, and the 6th grade girls team took 1st. Taft also took 3 out of the 6 shootout spots. Taft really dominated in this tournament!
Taft also did well in the Chaney-Monge Tournament. The 4th grade girls took 2nd place, the 4th grade boys team Blue took 1st place, the 5th grade boys blue team was the Consolation Champ, and the 6th grade boys took 1st place. The 6th grade girls did not play because they didn’t have a bracket for that age group. With their record, we have no doubt they would have brought home a 1st place trophy as well.
In addition, Mrs. Skowron recognized participants and their outstanding performance including all the coaches and volunteers for another successful and fun Taft Tournament. She expressed an extra thanks to Mr. Zukowski, Mr. Alleman, Coach Howard, and their families for all the time they spent working on the extra-long tournament. Despite limitations on gymnasium space, there were more than 50 teams playing in this year’s tournament.
Mrs. Skowron also expressed a very special thanks to Jenny Jackinoski, Cara Jackinoski, Bryan Fox, Hannah Skowron for donating so much of their time to work the tournament. Mrs Skowron recognized the following Taft teams at the January Board meeting: 4th grade girls for 1st place, 4th grade boys Blue for 1st place, 6th grade boys for 1st place, 6th grade girls for 2nd place, and 5th grade girls for 3rd place
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