Principal’s Corner

Nick Lupo

Nick Lupo, Principal

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Winter Newsletter,

We have officially made it through one-third of the school year and are headed into winter break.  We are happy to report that our regular attenders (students attending 90% of the school days) is up from last year.  Our high school regular attendance rate is at 68.52%(65.7% last year) and middle school is at 79.61%(71.5% last year).  Our school goal for the 2018-19 school year for regular attendance rate for high school is 70.7% and middle school is 76.5%.   Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to reach our attendance goal.

At Taft 7-12 we are working on two school-wide systems AVID(Advancement Via Individual Determination) and PBIS(Positive Behavioral Intervention System).  Our middle school students have been working on staying organized by using their binders and planners everyday as academic tools.  Our teachers are focusing writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading (WICOR) each lesson with strategy-based teaching.  Please ask your student about their interactive notebooks and google classrooms they are using.

At Taft 7-12 our PBIS framework focuses on the R. O. C. K.(Responsible, Organized, Cooperative, and Kind) expectations.  Each area in the school has ROCK expectations.  #TigersROCK Teacher are excited to be working with your student everyday with the goal that they are growing academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our mission at Taft 7-12 is: We model passionate learning in a safe and respectful environment, empowering students to be resilient and prepared for future opportunities in a global society.

Thank you everyone for your continued support of our students and school.  I truly am grateful for all the generosity and compassion this community has for is schools.


Nicholas Lupo

Principal of Taft 7-12



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