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  • Local Boy Gets National Coverage

    Your favorite Principal and mine, Mark Grishaber has been featured in an article on the Huffington Post! Mr. Grishaber's most recent video efforts at getting students to school on time have been noticed and reported on by Kim Bellware, a Huff Po correspondent and frequent Chicago contributor, who interviewed Mr. Grishaber for the piece. No word yet as to whether Arianna herself will be visiting Taft. Click for a direct link to the Huffington Post Article.
    Taft Animal League

    Do you love animals and want to make a difference? Want to earn service learning hours for giving animals a better life? Then join the Taft Animal League! Taft Animal League organizes efforts support Chicago and local animal shelters. The first meeting will take place this Friday (9/19) after school in room 308. All students are welcome. We hope to see you there!
    A Video Message From the Principal

    Click on the Taft Tube button (at right, on our home page) for a special video message from our Principal, Mark Grishaber. Trust me, you're gonna wanna see this...
    Local History Club

    Taft's new Local History Club will hold its first meeting this Thursday, September 18th at 3:15 in room 240. Anyone interested in history is welcome to attend!
    First Meeting for Taft's New Great Outdoors Club

    Interested in fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, getting outside and enjoying nature? Come to the Great Outdoors Club's first meeting on Wednesday at 2:45 in room 316. See Mr. Morrissey with any questions.
    Digital Media Club

    Love taking pictures? Shooting Videos? Animating or have a story to tell? Then Digital Media Club is for you. Stop by room 139 Mondays after school to meet other production oriented students.
    Lacrosse Highlights Video

    Want to see the best of 2014 Taft LAX? Click to see the most outstanding plays and relive the most memorable moments from a great season...
    Need to Make Up a Credit or Two?

    Registration for online and evening classes begins today. If you have failed a class and need to sign up, see your counselor in room 270 during your lunch period or before/after school.
    Guitar Club

    Guitar Club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:00 in room 156. All skill levels are welcome. It is highly recommended that you bring your own guitar. See Mr. Salinas for more information.

    If you are currently on a varsity team and want to help promote Taft Athletics throughout the school and community, join us on Wednesday after school in the Main Gym. Lettermen Club offers you an opportunity to unify athletics, serve the community and have a voice on how we collectively improve our programs. See Coach Brett with any questions.
    Meet Our New Principal Mark Grishaber at the First PTSA Meeting

    Meet our new principal Mark Grishaber and hear about all of the new initiatives under way. Learn about the plans for our upcoming tailgate before the football game on Saturday, October 4th in the parking lot of Lane Stadium. Haven't paid your dues yet? You can do so at the meeting. Want to get involved? We are looking for friendly faces to add to the team. Click for details...

    Juniors and Seniors are now able to purchase locks from the School Store (formerly the Box Office) located in the Dining Area. ALL students are REQUIRED to have the new school lock on their hallway lockers by Friday, September 26th. All non-conforming locks will be removed after that date. Please contact Mr. Bell if you have any questions.

    Are you interested in playing Lacrosse? Please email Mr. Glowacz (click for a link) detailing your name, year, and any previous Lacrosse experience.
    Girls, Interested in Technology?

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology is currently accepting applications for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. High school girls win $500, a laptop and more. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2014. Any interested students should see Ms. Azroui in room 239, after school.
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    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Location: STEINMETZ
    Date: Today
    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Location: TAFT
    International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Date: Tomorrow
    Date: Tomorrow
    Time: 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Date: Sep. 20
    Click to Download School-Year Calendar and Bell Schedules
  • Taft Hockey

    For any students wishing to play on the Taft/Gordon/Lane Combine Hockey Team, registration is now open and the details have been set. Click for complete information.
    Boys and Girls Cross Country

    All Taft students interested in Cross Country, practice begins Wednesday! We will meet every weekday, behind Taft, at Norwood Park at 7:15am until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Bleicher at

    Attention all boys interested in playing soccer. Our soccer season starts on Wednesday August 13th We will start practice at Taft’s soccer field at 11:00a.m sharp. Please bring shoes, shin guards and water. All students interested in playing soccer must complete the physical, concussion, and steroid form that can be found on Taft’s website. Feel free to email any of the coaches with your questions. Click for contact info.
    Girls Swim Tryouts

    August 13
    At the pool
    Taft Hockey

    Registration information and fees for the 2014-2015 fall hockey season will be available within the next few weeks. This is an advance notice for the team's tentative August ice time. These slots will be for both teams and take place at Mcfetridge Sport Complex. Separate practice for both teams will begin in September. Click for complete information.
    Boys Soccer Update

    "World Cup Week" has been canceled. There will be no camp from July 28th - August 1st. Tryouts will be held starting August 13th at 11 am.
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