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  • Want to Use Your Mobile Phone or iPod in the Cafeteria?

    Mr. Grishaber has offered a challenge and ALL Taft students need to play their part: 9th, 10th & 11th graders - take the CPS Athletics Survey (below), Academic Center students - come to school every day this week, Seniors - Register to vote in the Cafeteria or room 207 (details below). Do these simple things and all Taft students will be allowed to use mobile phones and other electronic devices in the cafeteria beginning on Wednesday, October 10th. Click to read the fine print...
    9th, 10th & 11th Graders - TAKE THIS SURVEY!

    Chicago Public Schools is conducting a survey of high school students sports interest and abilities. Results of the survey will be used to evaluate whether the current athletic programs effectively accommodate students interests and abilities, as well as help plan for future development including whether to add additional sports or activities. Click for a direct link to the survey...
    Register to Vote!

    Congratulations to Anna Marie Prado for being the first Taft student to register to vote online. Anna turned 18 this September and was eager to take on her new civic duty. Online voter registration will be occurring in the cafeteria on Friday and Monday during 8th period in the lunchroom. Click for details...
    2014 Taft Football Homecoming

    Let this be your one-stop shop for Homecoming Week information! Click to view all the homecoming activities
    New Rules for Taft Students

    Effective today, October 1st, 2014 there will be some significant changes to the rules at Taft and students, your humble webmaster thinks you're gonna like these. Mr. Grishaber will discuss the changes with students and staff, but click for details about the changes in policy concerning the dress code, mobile phones, IDs and more...
    Learner Profile Trait of the Month

    The IB Learner Profile is a set of attributes valued by IB World Schools that can motivate and focus students, teachers, and a school towards a common purpose. We plan to focus and expand upon a different attribute each month. The Learner Profile Attribute for October is Inquirers! Click to find out more...
    Photojournalism Club

    Students interested in photography, reporting and contributing to Taft's newspaper and/or yearbook - Come join the Photojournalism club this Thursday (10/2) after school in room 196 (near the library). See Ms. Anny Martinez with any questions.
    Academic Center Parent Cafe

    AC parents, please join us for our first Academic Center Parent Cafe! Come for coffee, donuts and the opportunity to meet your AC Administrators. The AC Parent Cafe will take place in the Taft All Purpose Room (APR) from 7:45 to 8:45am on the first Thursday of every month, beginning on October 2nd. Academic Center Parents should feel free to use the VIP entrance on Hurlbut and avoid the crowds at the Main Entrance.
    School Picture Day!

    Yearbook pictures will be taken next week, October 6th through 9th during English classes. Academic Center pictures are on Tuesday, October 7th and Seniors are on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7. Click for complete details...
    Varsity Soccer

    Come support your Varsity Soccer Seniors at Senior Night this Friday (10/3) at 4:30. Cheer on the Seniors at their last home game!
    Got Beads? We do!

    Taft's Jewelery Club will be making two strand beaded bracelets this Thursday (10/2). Join us after school in room 101 and make a bracelet you can wear home. Everyone is welcome!
    Join Taft's Great Outdoors Cub

    The second meeting of Taft's Great Outdoors Club will take place on Wednesday (10/1) at 2:45 in room 150. Everyone is welcome to join!
    Taft Teachers of the Month

    Congratulations to William Howard Taft’s October Teachers of the Month, Mr. Larry Hohn our Head Engineer and Mr. Ryan Glowacz our Athletic Director and Academic Center teacher. Both men model superior student centered values and teach us every day how lucky we are to be a Taft Eagle. Click for pictures and more information...
    Hey Eagles -

    Did you know that our Poms Dance Team will be competing at Six Flags Great America THIS SUNDAY, October 5th? Discounted tickets are available for $36 to anyone who would like to attend. See a team member, Ms. Falkenberg or Ms. Alunan for details.
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  • Bell Schedule D
    Date: Today
    Academic Center Parent Cafe
    Date: Tomorrow
    Time: 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
    Location: All Purpose Room (APR)
    Date: Oct. 4
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Date: Oct. 4
    Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Bell Schedule C
    Date: Oct. 8
    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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9th,10th & 11th Graders - Take the CPS Athletics Survey on the Home Page
Academic Center Students - Come to School Every Day
Seniors - Register to Vote in the Cafeteria and Room 207

Today is Wednesday, October 1, 2014