Robert A.Taft Middle School

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Robert A. Taft Middle School
Four Star School
Spell Bowl Team
    - 2016-2017 - Placed 1st at Regionals and 3rd at the State Competition 
    - 2015-2016 - Placed 1st at Regionals and 4th at the State Competition
    - 2014-2015 - Placed 2nd at Regionals and 11th at the State Competition
Academic Super Bowl 
    - 2015-2016 - Top scoring team in Class 1 Division for Region; Math - 2nd place in Region; Interdisciplinary Team - 2nd Place in Region;       Social Studies Team - 1st Place in region; Science Team - 1st Place in Region. 
    - 2014-2015 - Science team placed 1st at Regionals & 14th at State; Math Team placed 2nd at Regionals; English Team placed 3rd at       Regionals 
Science Olympiad
    - 201-2017 - 3rd Place at Regionals  
    - 2014-2015 - 4th at Regionals and five events placed in the top three at the State Competition 
Geography Bee
    - Had a 6th grade student qualify for the State Geography Bee 
Student Council
   - Supplies for GI's: Donate requested items to send to local servicemen and women stationed overseas
    - Raised over $1000 for Riley's Children's Hospital for 4 years, making Taft Middle school a "Miracle School"
    - Sponsored two children through the Save the Children Foundation
    - Developed the "Teachers Care" philanthropic group 
PE/Health Dept.
   - 2014-2015 - Sponsors "Hoops for Hearts" for the American Heart Assoc. Taft was the highest fund raising middle school in the state of Indiana, and the 2nd highest fund raising school in the state.
Taft PTA
   - "Bulldog Beach Bash" has raised funds for Taft's PTA Endowment Fund that has increased to over $47,000.  Three scholarships were       awarded to Taft students graduating from Crown Point High School
Staff
   - CPEA Team for Relay for life
   - Scott Reid - 2011 Teacher of Excellence
   - Julie Woodburn - 2010 Teacher of Excellence
 Food Services
   - "Adopt a Family" for the holidays, donates food and clothing
Athletic Dept
   - Sponsors an annual food drive to support the local food pantry
National Junior Honor Society
   - Food drive for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry
   - "Trick or Treat for Unicef"
   - "Hats on Day" raises money for the American Cancer Society
   - "Socks for Vets" Collected new socks for the Veteran's Administration in Crown Point
Band/Orchestra
    - 2016-2017 - ISSMA Solo and Ensemble won 142 Gold medals 
    - 2015-2016 - ISSMA Solo and Ensemble won 38 Gold medals 
Peer Tutoring
Robotics Club
Book Club 
 
 
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