John Taylor

7th Grade Science/Asst. Football, Basketball, and Track Coach

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I want to be the most help I can be during this confusing time for our country. I have included a spot on the top left where you can e-mail me at anytime with questions you may have. Also, there are some GREAT resources at the bottom including our online textbook that will be great in helping you with any future assignments. If you have trouble with online textbook or using any of the resources, then I would be glad to answer any of your questions via e-mail at the top. I have enjoyed the privilege of teaching your child thus far and hope that things get better to where we can finish out the year together, but for now please let me know how I can best serve you and your children. For those of you without internet access, you should be being accommodated in some other way. My prayers are with you all and God Bless,

Coach Taylor

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About the Teacher


Graduated from Ackerman High School in 2011

Received my Associates of Arts Degree at Itawamaba Community College in 2013

Received my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Mississippi in 2017

Currently working on my Masters Degree in Sports Pedagogy at Mississippi State University



This is my second year teaching at Southaven Middle School. This was my first school to teach at and I am thankful for the opportunity. I went through my student observations at New Albany Middle School and Holly Springs High School, and I conducted my student teaching at Oxford High School. 


My name is John Taylor and this is my second year teaching. I am very familiar with Desoto County from going to school at Desoto Central for three years and also working with the Goodman Oaks Church of Christ Youth Ministry for four summers. I am thrilled for the upcoming year and getting to know each and everyone of my students. My goals for my students are to leave my classroom with a stronger knowledge of science, a higher value on learning, and an increased desire to go accomplish their dreams. Life is too short. Our education is something that can never be taken from us, and it is a key to so many doors in life. I want my students to see the importance their education serves in helping them get to wherever it is they want to go in life. I will also be assisting coach both football and basketball this year and look forward to being around all of the talent I have heard so much about here at Southaven Middle School.

 A little bit about myself outside of school: I am an avid Mississippi State fan (who received his undergrad at Ole Miss), and I enjoy going to as many football, basketball, and baseball games as I can. I also enjoy competing myself in various sports such as beach volleyball, football, basketball, and ultimate frisbee every chance I can while I am still able to do so. I have a 1-yr. old lab, Zoe Zoe, who has more energy than I ever thought capable of having myself, and she thoroughly enjoys getting to run wide open when I am able to take her places to do so.

I am always pushing myself to be better today than I was yesterday- mentally, physically, and spiritually. I got into education, because I enjoy working with young people and I want a part in helping prepare them for a bigger and brighter future. I leave you with a quote from my favorite actor, Denzel Washington, which states, "Don't aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference". My biggest goal for myself is to try and always promote a positive atmosphere for everyone I make contact with, because you never know when a little positivity can make a big difference in someone's life. I look forward to working with you all!


Classroom Handbook

Coach Taylor/7th Grade US History


Welcome to 7th grade US History! My name is Coach Taylor and I am ecstatic to begin my first year here at Southaven Middle School. First off, I hope everyone had a fantastic summer break (I know I did), but now it is time to begin a new school year and further your education, so that you may be best equipped to reach your own goals in life. My personal goals for this class are to help you leave my classroom at the end of the year with 1) A higher enthusiasm for learning 2) An increased knowledge of science and its importance and 3) The will to push on towards your dreams. The sky is truly the limit, always know that. With all of that in mind, below are a list of my classroom rules and procedures which will help make all of it possible. Please make sure you all review over these rules and procedures, because they will help this class run smoothly and encourage a healthier learning atmosphere.  


Classroom Rules


Believe in Yourself (No IF’s)

Give Your All 

Have Respect for Everyone who Enters this Classroom 

Raise Your Hand Before Speaking or Leaving Your Seat

Listen and Follow Directions 

Always Come to Class Prepared

Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Yourself


Classroom Procedures


Beginning of the Class Period: Everyday, students will be expected to enter the classroom and go straight to their seats in a timely manner. Tardiness is a pet peeve of mine and will not be tolerated unless a note is presented from another faculty member, or if circumstances are communicated to me ahead of time. There will also be a bell ringer on the board students are to begin working on at their desks during each class period, which will serve as an opening idea for what we are learning for that particular day. The final thing expected of students upon entering my classroom will be to write down important dates (tests, quizzes, homework, projects, ext.) into some form of planner they can show their parents to keep them up to speed.


Homework: Homework is given on an as needed basis and will account for 15% of your grade. Homework is to be turned in at the beginning of the class period it is due and NO LATER. Late homework assignments will only be granted if students have valid excuses (doctor’s notes, funerals, school functions, and ext.) Homework assignments students were present for are to be turned in on the student’s first day back unless discussed further with me.  


Make-Up Assignments/Tests: It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to make up any assignments due to absences. I will have a make-up folder assigned to each class period for students to check when they have missed class, which will have students’ names on the assignments to take home. If the student(s) have any questions about the assignments, they are encouraged to come to me and I will gladly clear up what they need to do on each assignment. All late assignments are due after the same about of days the student missed (ex. If a student misses three days of class, he/she will be given three days to make up the assignments missed). Tests will be dealt with a little differently. Tests will always be announced at least three days in advance and students should give the teacher a heads up before a day they know they will miss. Test will always be available to make-up, but the decision of when the test will be able to be re-taken will totally be up to the teacher upon discussion with the student. 


Restroom Breaks: Students should use the restroom in-between class periods, but I understand there are times when an individual just has to go. There will be restroom passes used in my room in case of emergencies, but I will be monitoring how often students are coming up having to use them. In other words, I do not want students taking advantage of the restroom passes, because it is to all of the students’ benefit to be in the classroom the whole period and not missing what is being learned for the day. 


Dismissal of Class: The bell does not dismiss my class, I do. The endings of classes are usually the most important, because they offer a wrap-up summary of what was learned for the day and offer you, the students, the opportunity to ask any questions you all may have about what was learned, or assignments we have. I cannot tell you how many times I missed key information because I was using the end of class to put up my things instead of listening to the teacher. If I ever happen to go over the class period in my class, I will always be wiling to write a note for your next period’s teacher, but I will always do my best to wrap up on time. Also, make sure you clean up after yourselves upon leaving the classroom, because our janitors work hard to maintain the cleanliness of this building everyday.