May 18, 2023
Important Upcoming Events
- Friday, May 19th - Career Day
- Friday, May 19th - 8th Grade Celebration 3-4:30PM
- Wednesday, May 24th - Awards Night 5:30PM
- Friday, May 26th - Students Last Day
For other information dates, please visit our website at https://taft.cps.k12.in.us/parents-students/calendar-menus
Colonel John Wheeler Communication
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8th Graders - Best of luck at CPHS!
6th and 7th Graders attending Taft next year - We look forward to working with you for the 2023-2024 school year!
Attention All 8th Graders
Summer School Gym: Those of you taking high school gym during the summer need to turn in the yellow physical card (dated on or after April 1, 2023) to the gym teacher on the 1st day of class. Yellow cards can be found in the nurses office or our school’s website. For students with asthma needing to use their inhalers before or during gym, turn in the Asthma Action Care Plan to the high school nurse before gym class starts.
Physicals: All incoming freshman need to get a physical, (dated on or after April 1. 2023) and turn it into the high school nurse on the 1st day of school-August 16, 2023. Those of you involved in sports will need a physical AND an IHSAA form to be completed.
From the Nurse
All medication in the nurse's office needs to be picked up by 2 pm on May 30th. All medication that is not picked up by May 30th will be discarded. We cannot send medication home with students for safety reasons, so all medication needs to be picked up by an adult. Due to moving into a new building, we cannot keep the medication any longer than this date. If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at 663-1507 ext. 12081.
Incoming 9th Grade Information
If you have any questions, reach out to Vince Bauters, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send cash in an envelope with student’s name on it.
Households can prepay on line their student accounts by visiting mymealtime.com.
Parents can also send in a check for any amount of meals desired.
We appreciate your help with this. If you have questions, please reach out to Kim Oostman (219-663-1507 ext. 12603)
8th Grade Celebration
The 8th Grade Celebration will be on Friday, May 19th from 3-4:30 pm at Taft. Cost is $10. It will include food, candy buffet, dessert table, drinks, games (football, volleyball, bean bags to name a few), water dump station to soak the teachers, selfie station, DJ, and tons of fun! No other money will be needed for this event. Think of a backyard picnic/party that is not at your house and you don’t have to clean up! This is for the kids to just hang out with other students and teachers and to have fun!
- You can pay online via PayPal by clicking here. Please include your student’s name in the note section. You will click Add a Note.
- We will take anyone that pays on Friday at the event
If you want to help with this event, please click here.
21st Century Scholars
Attention 7th and 8th grade families: It’s never too early to start planning for college. The 21st Century Scholars Program allows income eligible Indiana students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. In order to be considered, applications must be completed by June 30th of the student’s 8th grade year. For more information, check out Scholars.IN. gov –or- visit the Taft website under “Links and Resources”. You can also view a short video using the following link: https://youtu.be/AqtLkTX_-ww .
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Guidance and Counseling Department.
CPCSC Job Opportunities
If you would like to get out of the house for a few hours a day and earn some extra cash, please consider working in our cafeterias and or kitchens. Plenty of time to have breakfast at home, do some house work and then head into work for a few hours and be back at home in time for the kids to get home from school. Various positions available in several of our schools. Please call Pam Maloney if you have any questions 219-662-6480.
Please make sure to check your students account for any outstanding balances. Balances can be viewed and paid through your Parent Access account. Prompt payment is appreciated.
Did you know that you can adjust the notification settings in ParentSquare? Simply log in to your account on your computer's web browser or the ParentSquare app. Click on "My Account" and "Notifications". More instructions are available on the ParentSquare website.
ParentSquare syncs with RDS for parent contact information. Be sure you keep your RDS information current so you never miss a message!
Cell Phones / Earbuds
The federal program that provided free breakfast and lunch for all students has ended. If you need meal assistance OR textbook assistance, you must complete a free/reduced application at www.cps.k12.in.us/food.
The cost for a full lunch this year is $2.65. Various items can also be purchased ala carte. Breakfast costs $1.50. The school menu is highlighted below and is subject to change.
Taft Middle School
Kyle Hanaway, Assistant Principal ext. 12002
Jennifer Grill, Assistant Principal ext. 12004