Bulldog Broadcast

April 28, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, May 11th - KONA Ice for purchase
  • Wednesday, May 11th - NJHS Induction Ceremony - 5:30PM
  • Thursday, May 19th - Awards Night - 5:30PM
  • Friday, May 20th - 8th Grade Celebration - 3PM - 5PM
  • Tuesday, May 24th - KONA Ice for purchase
  • Friday, May 27th - Career Day
  • Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day - No School
  • Thursday, June 2nd - Last Day of School

For other information dates, please visit our website at https://taft.cps.k12.in.us/parents-students/calendar-menus

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ILEARN Testing

Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students in grades 3 through 8. ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts (grades 3 through 8), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8), and Science (grades 4 and 6),

All students will report to their Advisory class on Tuesday, April 19th for testing. Students will need to bring a fully charged Chromebook, wired earbuds (Bluetooth earbuds will not work) and a pencil.

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End of the Year - NWEA Testing

The end of the year window for NWEA is approaching. NWEA supports students and educators by creating assessment solutions that measure growth and proficiency, while providing insights to help tailor instruction.

Taft will administer NWEA on the date(s) below:

  • ELA - Week of May 9th
  • Math - Week of May 16th

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Career Day

The Guidance & Counseling Team would like to invite parents or someone you know to consider being a featured presenter for Taft’s Career Day on Friday, May 27th from 12:00-2:25 p.m. We are hoping to have a variety of careers represented, so please help spread the word and share the attached links.

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Career Day Invitation

Please click here for more information

If you are able to attend, please complete the R.S.V.P. link below by Friday, April 15th

Taft Middle School - Career Day Sign Up Form

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Summer Learning Opportunities

Current 6th and 7th Graders:

Recommendations for summer school have been emailed to families. Summer school will be:

  • June 13th - June 30th
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 7:40AM - 10:30AM
  • Bus transportation will be available to students outside of the walk zone

Please reach out to Kyle Hanaway (khanaway@cps.k12.in.us) if you have any questions and/or are interested in sending your students to our Summer Learning Program

Current 8th Graders:

Summer School will be offered to CPHS students beginning Monday, June 13, 2022 and continue for 5 weeks through Friday, July 15, 2022. Online courses, however, will begin on Monday, June 6, 2022 in order to allow a full six weeks for course completion.

For more information and how to register please visit https://cphs.cps.k12.in.us/guidance/summer-school

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Employability Survey

We thank you for being valued partners as we work together to educate our students.

While many people often think of student success in relation to grades or test scores, it is also important to consider the social and emotional growth of our students. Starting May 9th , we will ask students in grades 6-12 for their feedback via a 20-30 minute online survey completed at school during their resource period. The survey will ask students to reflect on their self-efficacy, emotional regulation, social awareness, and supportive relationships. The results from the survey support our ability to address individual and school-identified needs.

Last year, we administered the survey as part of our Ready To Learn student services work. The data was used to implement positive behavior interventions, and improve school culture and climate. We look forward to using new data from this school year to build more services for students.

If you have any questions about the survey or do not want your child to participate, please contact your our main office before May 6th . Students who opt out of the survey will still be able to participate in programs or services created as a result of the data.

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Physicals for Current 8th Graders

All incoming freshmen must have a general physical before the 2022-2023 school year begins. Below is the General Physical Form. Students participating in Summer PE must have their physical completed and ready to turn in on the first day of Summer PE, Monday, June 13. Students who plan on participating in sports at CPHS will need to complete a different physical, which can be accessed through https://crownpoint-in.finalforms.com/. Potential athletes must register with “Final Forms,” where the physical form can be downloaded as well. Potential athletes who turn in this form do not need to complete the general physical form.

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From the PTO - 8th Grade End of the Year Items

The PTO is sponsoring several items/events for our current 8th graders including:

  • 8th Grade Yard Signs
  • Bus Class Photo
  • 8th Grade Celebration
  • Baby/Kid Photos
  • Class T-shirts

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CPHS Robotics

The CPHS robotics team is accepting applications from 8th graders who will be freshmen at CPHS next year. Robotics is a great place to apply STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills in an exciting, hands-on competitive environment. CPHS Robotics teams have a tradition of success, and we want YOU to be part of next generation of competitive robotics. Interested students should review the presentation at this link and complete the application form with your parents/guardians.

Application Link:


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Outstanding Balances

As the school year is winding down please make sure to check your Parent Access for any outstanding balances on your students accounts. Prompt payment is appreciated. If you have any questions contact tmcmahon@cps.k12.in.us
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Bulldog Blueprint

The Bulldog Blueprint will serve as an outline of what we want a Taft Middle School student to look like. It demonstrates the characteristics we believe they should portray and value as they move on to the high school. As students demonstrate these qualities within the day, they will be acknowledged and rewarded.
The Bulldog Blueprint
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Clubs - Meeting Dates and Times

Club Offerings - 21.22 School Year

Please click to view the clubs that are offered for the 2021-2022 school year.

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From the Nurse

  • Keep your student home if they are not feeling well.
  • Close contacts for COVID must monitor symptoms daily. Please notify us of any COVID related illness or close contacts in your household.
  • Please contact our office with any questions related to when to keep your student home from school due to illness.

You can continue to find the latest updates regarding COVID policies, district data, and frequently asked questions on our corporation website https://www.cps.k12.in.us/about/covid-19-information

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Lunch Menu

Please click to preview our lunch menu for the 21.22 school year. Supply chain issues have affected what's available for lunches and sometimes menus have to change at the last minute

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Taft Middle School

Tracy Seibert, Principal ext. 12001

Kyle Hanaway, Assistant Principal ext. 12002

Jennifer Grill, Assistant Principal ext. 12004

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District Information/Updates

Please visit our corporation website for important district and community information https://www.cps.k12.in.us/about/district-news