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Top children's books honored

Feb 2, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: "And We Stay," written by Jenny Hubbard; "The Carnival at Bray," written by Jessie Ann Foley, an English teacher at Chicago's Taft High School; "Grasshopper Jungle," written by Andrew Smith; and "This One ... More

Chicago book news: Jessie Ann Foley, Charles Finch receive honors

Feb 12, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Foley is an English teacher at William Howard Taft High School. ... The book explores the high-scoring 1929 Chicago Cubs, led by Hall of Famers Kiki Cuyler and Rogers Hornsby, who lost that year's World Series in five games to the Philadelphia Athletics. More

Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

Feb 3, 2015 • Chicagomag.com
Welcome back to Chicago's Tuesday culture roundup, a quick and dirty guide to what's opening, closing, and buzzing in local arts each week. Note that this isn't a curated event list like Chicago's in-print Go Listings or weekly Chicago Guide—just a ... More

Taft High School's New Principal Is Mark Grishaber

Jun 13, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — The Taft High School Local School Council unanimously picked Mark Grishaber, an assistant principal at Whitney Young High School, to lead Taft High School for the next four years. Grishaber, who lives seven blocks from Taft, rushed ... More

Taft Principal Names High School Leadership Team

Jul 30, 2014 • DNAinfo
Only one of the three assistant principals from last year, Eric Flores, is returning to Taft High School, making him the only administrator with experience at the Norwood Park high school, the most overcrowded in the city. Taft had three assistant ... More

Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

Mar 7, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School. March 07, 2014|By Mitch Smith | Tribune reporter. Rail workers stop traffic to allow a train to pass after a pedestrian was struck and killed by an earlier train. (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune). More

New Taft Principal Mark Grishaber Gets to Work

Jun 19, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — Mark Grishaber may not officially start as Taft High School's new principal until July 1, but the former Whitney Young High School assistant principal has already taken the reins at the Far Northwest Side high school. His first order of ... More

'New Era' Begins at Taft With Completion of $17 Million Renovation

Aug 26, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — The completion of a $17 million renovation of Taft High School signals the start of a new era for the neighborhood high school, city and school leaders said Tuesday. ... Taft is the most crowded high school in Chicago. During the 2014 ... More

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