TAYLORSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – COMMUNITY UNITY
In an effort to support the education and life experience of Taylorsville High students, a few new programs are being implemented at the school this year. We need Taylorsville City citizens to be invested and involved to help lift and strengthen one another and, in turn, our community. Our school meets requirements to be a Title 1 school and receive extra funding, but there are other schools in our district with greater needs, so we will not receive extra funding, and we need community members to help where they can!
- Projections show by 2025, 25% of the student body will be English language learners.
- Projections show by 2025, 50% of the student body will be from families living below the poverty level.
- With COVID-19 repercussions and the current economic climate, many have been struggling socially and emotionally.
- Our school recently reconfigured to add the 9th graders, and we want them to feel welcome and supported by other students.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Spend time once a week and volunteer, donate clothing items or money.
- Help fill needs through a service project with family, church, work, club, or class reunion.
- Spread the word to others! Bring a friend to the school to serve or help organize or carry out a project.
English Language Learners Support
Come and just talk with students! We need you for a minimum of one hour once a week, from 8:00-9:00 am, to help students new to the area converse in English and help reinforce and practice what they are taught.
- Our goal is to have 9 adults per day, Monday through Thursday.
- We are asking for a semester-long commitment (through January 12th) if possible but will take any and all helpers we can get!
- Volunteers would be working with a small group of students in the classroom in learning basic English skills.
- You don’t need to be able to speak another language to volunteer.
The class is located in Villa 10 (the relocatable village in the east parking lot). Dr. Jennifer Ritter is the classroom teacher. Check in at the front office first and then go to the classroom. For any other questions, contact Dr. Ritter at email@example.com. English Language Helpers
Wellness Center and Food Pantry:
Our new Wellness Center was created to provide a space for students to have access to social workers for social and emotional support. Additionally, many are in need of food and clothing items, so we are collecting donations to provide needed items.
Monetary donations can be made to the Taylorsville High School Wellness Center through Granite Education Foundation. https://granitekids.org/
Warrior Wellness Center – School Supply Drive
Clothes and shoes: Items need to be what a present day teen would wear and fit into, so mostly men’s and women’s sizes but “cool” styles. Donations can be taken to the front office at the school.
Everything MUST be freshly laundered BEFORE being donated and be in good shape with NO stains/holes.
Men’s undershirts-medium, (large, XL)
all personal hygiene items
Grab and Go Premade Food Packs (These are ideas, try to include all food groups):
Snack packs (in a Ziploc sandwich bag): fruit snacks, juice box, granola bar
Weekend packs (in a Ziploc gallon-sized bag):
2 items that can be cooked by adding hot water, i.e. instant macaroni and cheese in a cup, Ramen, Cup of Noodles
2 packs instant oatmeal
Stick of jerky
2 packs crackers with peanut butter or cheese
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club:
This new club is a student-led, PTSA supported, optional program to provide connection, support, and friendship to freshmen. They are matched with a senior to have someone to say hello in the halls, invite to school events, and be available for school-related questions. Quarterly activities are provided to help students meet new friends and make fun memories. Currently for 9th and 12th graders only.
**If your student wants to participate, please sign up with the link below and watch your email for further instructions. https://forms.gle/f6YRYGcPSdoMRfYE9
Other community supports available:
Utah Food Bank: (Drive Through Mobile Pantry)
6250 South 2200 West in the parking lot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Enter on 2200 West.
Mondays from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (except holidays).