"See Something, Send Something" Digital Reporting App Whether you are a Taylor County Schools student, parent, or staff member, if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, send something! The "See Something, Send Something" Digital Reporting App (See Send app) is now available for download. Check out the Taylor County Schools See Send Webpage for more information: https://www.taylorcountyboe.net/page/see-send-app
Fun Tip Friday for Families This week's tip focuses on the importance of supporting the development of your child's reading and speaking vocabulary. Check out this short video for easy and fun activities to try at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdowxgklgI
Thank you to our amazing bus drivers! Happy bus driver appreciation day! -WTES PTO
Taylor County Schools students are asked to wear red, white, and blue tomorrow (Feb. 21) to display their support to Liberty High School faculty, staff, and students in this difficult time. The staff and students of Liberty High School are in our thoughts for comfort and support in this time of need.
Kindergarten Round-Up at West Taylor Elementary
The Taylor County Board of Education is currently developing options for the 2024-25 school calendar. Options being considered include a week long spring break OR two long weekend breaks during the spring months. Also under consideration is a possible shift in Grafton High School graduation dates due to timing of other breaks and requirements set forth by the WVDE. A public hearing is scheduled for February 27, 2024, at 5:30 at the Taylor County Board of Education to discuss the school calendar options as well as the Non-Traditional Day Plan (NTID). If you have concerns or questions, please plan to attend or email Jenny McCarthyfirstname.lastname@example.org for calendar concerns/questions OR Helen Robertsemail@example.com for NTID plan concerns/questions.
Check out the link below for more engaging fluency activities to try with your child. https://youtu.be/4CFJJPWpTe0?si=seQ2pwt2LE07UJQ2
UPDATED SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT: Tomorrow, Friday, Feb 16th, 2024 will now be a County Wide School Closure Day. Students and Staff will not report. Students are not required to complete any instruction or assignments. Taylor County Schools will not be utilizing a NTI Day as previously announced. This change is due to guidelines set forth by the WV Department of Education.
Friday, February 16, 2024 will be Non-Traditional Instruction Day for all Taylor County Schools as a result of result of unforeseen staff shortages throughout the school district. This is NTI Day #1 for students. Students will learn from home and staff will be available for support from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Mark your calendars!
When students are able to read fluently, then there is not the need to devote as much energy on decoding the words. As a result, more focus can be placed on comprehending or understanding the material read. Check out the link below with engaging fluency activities to try with your child. 21 Reading Fluency Activities Your Students Will Love! (natalielynnkindergarten.com)
Reminder: No School for Students on Monday, February 12, 2024. This is a professional learning day for staff.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is Popcorn Thursday! $1 for a popcorn snack for your child. All proceeds benefit West Taylor PTO.
Join us for this month's PTO Meeting!
Please join us in congratulating our TCS “Students of the Month" forJanuary. Each of these exceptional students was selected as an excellent ambassador for his or her school. Congratulations to each of these excellent individuals! Way to represent!
Girls' STEM Day
Taylor County Little League Information
Reading fluency refers to the ability to read with the appropriate speed, accuracy, and expression. Appropriate read fluency when reading, both aloud and silently, impacts the comprehension or understanding of what is read. Take a minute to watch the short video that provides more information and tips to support reading fluency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnQigQrck6c
West Taylor's Lunch Menu for Cook's Choice tomorrow, February 2, 2024:
Today the staff at West Taylor Elementary was treated to a hot cocoa bar as part of our monthly staff appreciation from the PTO 🥰 and it just so happened to be National Hot Cocoa Day 🎉 We the PTO love our staff and appreciate them 🥰