Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Announcement Regarding CPS Policy of Cancellations

Hello Taft Students and Parents,



Summer contact days for coaches have been CANCELED and eliminated due to the pandemic for coaches and students.  We apologize about any inconvenience as we are being proactive in the health and well being of our students and family.  If you have paid for camps, please check your email as there will be a refund provided by our Illinois 8 to 18 account.


Chicago Public Schools has released new guidelines for group and athletic gatherings and district sanctioned travel through the latest Governor's announcement of schools remaining closed through the rest of the academic year, I am updating this message as a final cancellation for any event we had scheduled.

  • Essential school activities involving students and school staff during the school day will proceed as usual.  This includes lunch periods and our daily class schedule.
  • All athletics and extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice.  This includes practices, meetings and any athletic and sport competitions.



  • Assemblies and field trips are classified as non-essential and will be postponed.
  • All school sanctioned trips beyond Chicago city limits are cancelled through the end of Spring Break.  Additional guidance will be issued for travel post post Spring Break in the upcoming weeks.



If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please feel to reach out.  I apologize about any inconveniences and thank you again for your efforts and commitment.


8/1/2020 5:00 AM

News and Announcements

Julian Valtierrez is Taft's First All-State Wrestler!

Julian Valtierrez capped the most dominate career in Taft wrestling history with a 4th place finish in the 2020 IHSA 3A State Wrestling Championships. Julian ended his record career with 169 wins, 3 CPS championships, and multiple tournament titles. He is also one of two Taft wrestlers that are two time state qualifiers. 


Photo Gallery

  • Julian Valtierrez finishes 4th at the IHSA 3A State Championship Meet!
  • 2020 3A State Qualifier Julian Valtierrez
  • Wrestling advances a record 10 guys to Sectionals!
  • 2020 Chicago Public League Champions! Three in a Row!
  • 2020 Individual CPS Champions  Amarri Arguelles, Patrick Diete, Colin Roque, Julian Valtierrez, Joey Arroyo, Nick Lesch, Gilbert Dubiel
  • 2020 Frosh Soph CPS Champions Kaila Del Toro, Ryan Porebski, Durrell Moore, and Natalia Avina!
  • 2020 Frosh Soph CPS Champions Kaila Del Toro, Ryan Porebski, Durrell Moore, and Natalia Avina!
  • 5th of 30 at the St Thomas More New Year Challenge!
  • They wrestle better than they bowl!
  • Strong 4th Place at the Niles West Porter Invite!
  • Wrestlers Finish Strong at Vernon Hills!
  • Got to Get Comfortable for the Long Ride to the St. Thomas Moore New Year's Challenge!