Taft Union High School District

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  • The Athletic Spring Banquet will be held on May 24th with dinner starting at 6 pm in Mullen Gym. OTs is catering and pre-sale tickets can be purchased from the Athletic Office for $8 until May 15th. On the night of the banquet, a limited number of dinner tickets will be available to purchase at the door for $10. The awards ceremony will begin immediately after the dinner. 


     

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Sport Announcements

  • The final five Taft High boys’ tennis team members were eliminated from
    further competition at the area (Kern County) individual tournament at Wasco on
    Saturday, May 12.
    Taft’s No. 5 player, Brian Rivera, was seeded No. 20 among the 24
    players. On Friday, May 11, he came from behind to upset No. 12 seed, Mayur
    Govindj, Liberty’s No. 9 player in a well-played three-setter, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3.
    “Brian played the best tennis of his season in this match and two days
    previously when he dispatched his Yosemite opponent, 6-1, 6-0, in the Valley
    semifinals,” Taft coach Jim Carnal praised.
    Rivera then had to play the No. 5 seed, Moses Jimenez, Foothill’s No. 1
    player. Jimenez was too much for Rivera, winning, 6-0, 6-0. Jimenez then upset
    No. 4 seed, Lukas Grimberg, Bakersfield Christian’s No. 2 player, 6-4, 7-6, to
    advance to the Valley sweet 16 finals at Madera South Friday and Saturday, May
    17-18.
    In doubles, both Taft teams received byes on Friday. On Saturday, No. 8
    seed Sawyer Maier and Tyler Nguyen faced off against Wasco’s 1 and 2,
    Pablo Villalobos and Fernando Velez. The Taft duo won, 7-5, 7-5. Then they had
    to face the No. 1 seed, Liberty’s top two players, Phil Shafik and Samuel Guimte.
    Maier and Nguyen jumped off to a 3-2 lead … then lost 10 games in a row to
    lose, 6-3, 6-0.
    Taft’s Enrique Reyes and Rodolfo Magana seeded No. 4, slumped in the
    middle but got past the No. 13 seed, May and Ojeda, West’s Nos. 5 and 7
    players, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.
    Reyes and Magana then faced the No. 5 seed, Michael Blaine and Daniel
    McDonald, Liberty’s Nos. 3 and 8 players. The Liberty pair were too experienced
    and polished and won 6-4, 6-2, ending Taft’s season. Both Liberty doubles teams
    advanced to the Valley finals at Madera South.
    “Liberty is the second-best tennis team in the county behind Stockdale so
    it was not a disgrace to lose to them in both doubles,” Carnal said.
    Carnal is retiring after 19 years of coaching the boys and 10 with the girls,
    including Taft’s only Valley and South Sequoia League title in both sports. He will

    be replaced by long-time assistant coach Bill Friend, who will, in turn, be replaced
    by his wife, Linda Friend as the assistant coach. “Under the Friends, the teams will
    not lose a beat,” Carnal praised.


     

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  • Way to go Clayton and coach Goodwin and Cowan

    Clayton

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  • The Athletic Spring Banquet will be held on May 24th with dinner starting at 6 pm in Mullen Gym. OTs is catering and pre-sale tickets can be purchased from the Athletic Office for $8 until May 15th. On the night of the banquet, a limited number of dinner tickets will be available to purchase at the door for $10. The awards ceremony will begin immediately after the dinner.


     

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  • NCAA Eligibility Info 

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TUHSD Mission Statement

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    Vision

    Taft Union High School District’s vision is “Excellence by Design”

     

    Mission

    Taft Union High School District’s mission is to provide engaging rigorous curriculum with global applications.

     

     

    Goals

    The Taft Union High School District has three overarching goals:

    1. To provide rigorous and relevant instruction that prepares students to be career, college and future ready.
    2. To assist students and staff in developing personal awareness skills so they may contribute to a positive and collaborative learning/work environment.
    3. To increase parent and community participation that supports the preparation of students to be career, college and future ready.

     

     

    CoreValues

    The following are the principles that will guide the work of Taft Union High School District:

     

    Learning

    Continually acquiring new information and modifying existing knowledge and skills

     

    Teamwork

    Working collaboratively toward common goals

     

    Transparency

    Operating in a manner that is visible, predictable and understandable

     

    Integrity

    Demonstrating fairness, honesty and consistency

     

    Courage

    The will to do the right things and to do things right

     

     

     

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