Vikings Flash





Vikings Flash from Mr. Reardon


  • Congratulations to the following students on qualifying and participating in the State Track Competition: Tristan W., Jade H., Anna M., Caley Z., Troy M., Jack K., Jasmine O., Emilio A., and Diego I.!


Upcoming Dates to remember: (they are also located on the activity calendar)


  • Tuesday, May 22nd, G.R.E.A.T. Graduation for 7th graders

    • 9:00 AM in Auditorium

  • Wednesday, May 23rd, Kinder and 1st grade Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo!

  • May 23-24, Book Fair set up in the Library!

  • Friday, May 25th, 1:45 Dismissal

  • Monday, May 28th, No School for Memorial Day

  • Wednesday, May 30th, End of 4th Quarter

  • Thursday, May 31st, 11:30 Dismissal

    • Kinder Graduation:

      • May 31st at 9:00 AM in the Auditorium

    • 8th Grade Graduation

      • May 31st at 7:00 PM in Auditorium

  • June 1, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 11:30 Dismissal

    • Recognition Assembly for Q4 at 9:00 AM


Go Vikings!

Assistant Principal



Great job to all basketball teams on successful seasons! Special congratulations to the 8th grade girls on making it to the State Tournament!


Friday, February 2nd - Student Council is sponsoring a Cupid’s Crush Dance to all 6-8 Graders from 4:30-6:30! Tickets are $2.00 if bought in advance during lunch or $4.00 at the door. Tickets get you pizza and a drink. Concessions will also be available.

  • Posters are hanging around Taft with details or see Mr. Meyers or Mrs. Valentine for details.


    MAP Scores

  • Taft staff have been analyzing the data to inform and differentiate their instruction  to meet the needs of each individual student.


    Wednesday, Feb. 7th - Miles for Smiles, they will be coming in for free dental exams for students who are interested. A flyer has gone home. Please contact Nurse Campbell if you have any questions.


    Thursday, Feb. 8th - Graduation Pictures


    Feb. 13, 14th - Science Fair, Come celebrate our stellar 7th and 8th grade scientists at the annual Taft Science Fair. Students have been working hard to create, implement, and analyze their own experiments. Private judging will take place on 2/13 after school, and winners and public viewing will be after school on 2/14 from 3:15-4:30. We can’t wait to share our student's amazing achievements with you!


    Friday, Feb. 16th - 11:30 Dismissal for students


    Monday Feb. 19th - No School, Presidents Day





Staff shout-out to ALL Taft classroom teachers! MAP scores have been analyzed and teachers are using them to inform and differentiate their instruction to better meet the individual needs of our Vikings! MAP is a rich minefield of information and our teachers are working hard to use that data in ways to benefit our students. Way to go everyone - Keep working hard toward making a difference for each child and their learning!




Special Mention: Mrs. Cathy Brandt on working very hard finding ways to engage her students on the goal setting process!




Contact Information

1605 S. Washington Street

Lockport, IL. 60441


School Secretary

Mrs. Chris Mildice



Message from the Assistant Principal

I am very excited to be welcomed into the Taft Family and am looking forward to getting to know the students for the coming school year. As an instructional leader I believe in whole child education. While encouraging students to improve academically at their own individual levels it is also important to focus on the social and emotional well being of the students.

It is my goal to ensure that children are healthy, safe, supported and challenged at all times. I will continue to support the positive culture, climate, and traditions that have been established in District 90 and look forward to working with staff and community members as we look towards the future.


Go Vikings!