These drawings of the proposed fine arts/fieldhouse center were provided by the architect at last evening's building committee meeting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yfXV3FeHs8zHnzoFrDdaZ3v1cXl5QNky/view?usp=sharing
Ryan Reitmeier, the director of Taylorville Public Library, joined Mrs. Sorrill's English 10A classes on Monday to discuss banned books. Ryan brought several examples of well-known banned books like Harry Potter, Hop on Pop and Twilight to use as examples. Mr. Reitmeier's presentation helped students understand their voice in book banning and raised awareness of the controversy behind many banned books.
Tornado Tuesday! Pumpkin painting and Tacos! Thank you THS FFA!
Today, Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler visited THS to talk with our Freshman during Advisory. Among the topic he discussed were: - Social Media - Bullying and the consequences of Harassment/Intimidation - Drugs including Marijuana, Meth, and Fentanyl - Safe Passage Program Thank you Chief Wheeler!
Congratulations to Matt Blomquist, who was named a winner of the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence this morning. Blomquist, a construction teacher at Taylorville High School in Taylorville, IL, won a total of $50,000, including $15,000 for himself and $35,000 for his program. A total of $1.25 million is being awarded to twenty high school skilled trades teachers in 15 states. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools "I love giving students a chance to have a feeling of accomplishment, and love when students have to productively struggle to get that accomplishment. It gets even better if at the end of that they ask "what's next?" That becomes my validation as the teacher and drives me to do it again."
FAFSA Information October 1st 2022, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens up for students enrolling in college courses for Fall of 2023. Filling out your FAFSA form early opens up more options for grants that can help you pay for college! When filling out your application please have your SSN Driver's License parent tax forms (2020) Students tax forms (2020 &2021) Parent and student tax returns (Dec. 2022) LLCC-Taylorville has appointments available on October 20th 2022 from 3-6 pm The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a graduation requirement! If you do not plan on attending college there are Waiver forms available that can be found in the Student Service Office.
THS Sports Boosters have created a store with Primo to buy a shirt and raise money to fight cancer! See the link. https://shop.primodesigns.net/THSpink/shop/home
This week's Tornado Appreciation Award Winners are James DeChavanne (left) and Raeanna Tucker (right). These students were nominated for their hard work and dedication to others.
TMH Free Bicycle Rodeo - October 15th
Our first Tornado Futures meeting was held yesterday! We had 9 representatives of the Health Care field presenting to 60 students about the Health Care field. Representatives included: Sarah McNeely, Heather Owens, Joletta Hill, Kyra Havera, Kelsey LeVault, Pat Schneider, Sharon Bangert, Bill Beyers, and Alan Freedman.
Peoples Bank & Trust and WTIM recognize THS students of the month for September. Pictured are Peoples Bank & Trust representative Sarah VanHuss, Senior Elijah Wilkins, Junior Paislie Obil, Sophomore Cash Foraker, Freshman Sarah Mast, and Peoples Bank & Trust representative Nicole Maloley.
Please read the following notice about upcoming street repairs: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xLmh5mEdUs2Zi8Okhb09JuM9xg-vrWlC/view?usp=sharing
This week's Tornado Appreciation Award winners are Peyton Morgason (Left) and Cara Otey (Right). Peyton is being recognized for his assistance with a new students and Cara is being recognized for honesty and integrity. Congratulations to you both.
THS Educational Community, Here at THS we have implemented a new program to assist students. The program is called Lunch & Learn. Here is a brief overview of the program. Lunch & Learn In order for students to best reach their potential, it is essential for them to turn in all homework. To assist with ensuring this happens, the counseling department will be running weekly grade checks. If students are on this report as failing a class for 2 weeks in a row, and they have missing assignments, they will be required to attend the "Lunch & Learn" program. Counselors will reach out to students who are failing any class, and let them know if they need to attend Lunch & Learn. Students will be provided a sack lunch, or they may bring their lunch, and report to the Lunch & Learn classroom to complete missing work. Our goal is to help All students achieve their academic potential. If a student submits their missing work prior to their scheduled Lunch & Learn and provide their counselor with verification from the teacher, then the student will not have to go to Lunch & Learn. Our hope is that students will complete their work in a timely manner and not want to be out of Lunch! This program is not punitive. This is an opportunity for students to carve out extra time to complete essential learning activities.
Taylorville High School Girls' Tennis Team - pictured after the Rochester match on September 22nd
Behind the Scenes - TommyTV in action as they broadcasted tonight’s volleyball game against Lincoln.
Mrs. Sorrill's Speech I students completed an activity on giving directions. One group of students told the other how to draw a picture. The second group of students couldn't see or talk to the person giving directions. They learned that giving precise directions is difficult.
Ms. Pennock's class taking advantage of a beautiful day! Taking her Accounting 1 students outside to review Debits/Credits with sidewalk chalk.
Mrs. Wolfe's Computer Concepts class learned how to deconstruct, identify the components, and reconstruct a PC.
This week's Tornado Appreciation Award winners are Cienna Miller and Brock Daugherty. Cienna and Brock were nominated by staff for their kindness and helpfulness to both staff and students. Picture are Brock Daugherty and Cienna Miller.