Principal Message

Chris Laypath

Hello,  JA Taylor Families,

We are heading into the 2019-2020 school year "Full STEAM Ahead."  That will also be our theme this year.  STEAM is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  These academic areas have been a focus at Taylor for a long time but in conjunction with our PTA our fabulous teachers want to work on making STEAM even more relevant and engaging for our students.  

Taylor Elementary will also be focusing on Social Emotional Learning skills this year.  We say that STEAM can also stand for Self Awareness, Taking Control of Ourselves, Empathy and Social Awareness, Appropriate Relationship Skills, and Making Decisions Responsibly.

 Because of the great importance of these skills we have decided to create two new positions at Taylor this year, a Junior Hope Squad Adviser and STEM Specialist. 

I am really excited to begin this school year. We have such a great school community and our mission always has been on and always will be to prepare our students for an exciting future! 

Here’s to a great 2019-2020 school year!
Chris Laypath