The new Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo (ANSAT) officially opened its doors on Monday, August 6, with a ribbon cutting and opening program that featured a number of speeches, including from Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of Toledo Public Schools; Amy Daunhauer, the new ANSAT director; Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur; City of Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Paul Toth, president and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

The new academy is open to students throughout northwest Ohio. It has a Career Tech focus in several growing industries: aviation and aeronautics; animal science and management; urban agriculture and agribusiness and environmental sustainability and wildlife management. There will be project-based, cross-curricular learning in a high-tech environment.

Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit, industrial credentials and employment after graduation. Possible career options include employment as an aviation technician as well as in greenhouse management; small-livestock management; hydroponic vegetable production; veterinary hospitals; animal research facilities; animal control agencies; animal shelters and boarding kennels.

Classes start Monday, August 20, in a newly renovated building at Toledo Located at Toledo Express Airport, 11600 W. Airport Service Rd., in Swanton.

 

The 2018-2019 school year starts on Monday, August 20, with all freshmen attending for a full day and elementary students attending for a half day.

The next day, Tuesday, August 21, is when all students report (including the rest of the high school students). PLEASE NOTE: Some of our maget schools have different starting dates.

If you still need to register your student for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here to find the forms you need: Important Forms

We look forward to a great year! If you have any questions about the school your student should be attending, please call the Pupil Placement Office at 419-671-0812.

It may be summer break for students, but a number of Toledo Public Schools counselors were busy receiving volunteer training with Good Grief of Northwest Ohio before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

The organization will be piloting a grief support program at Old West End Academy this coming fall.

If you would like more information on this program, or how you can get involved, please contact Dorothy Mockensturm, Good Grief’s managing director, by calling her at 419-360-4939 or by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Look for more details soon on this exciting new partnership.

Toledo Public Schools will install new synthetic turf fields at Start and Bowsher high schools in time for the fall football season.

A news conference was held at Start in mid-May to announce plans for that school, thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Cleveland Browns through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program. The grant from the Browns, the NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is part of more than $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year. The groundbreaking ceremony included Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools; Jenner Tekancic, the Browns' vice president of  community relations; Roman Oben, NFL vice president of youth football and a former NFL player and Kimberly Cutcher, executive director of Toledo LISC.

The NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Program, a partnership between the NFL Foundation and LISC, the nation’s leading community development support organization, has committed nearly $46 million to the program since 1998, supporting 336 projects nationwide. Fields are built new or undergo significant renovations, ]with improvements including irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards, goal posts and turf. The grassroots grants are given once funding thresholds are reached for each project.

Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.

LISC identifies local, nonprofit, community-based agencies that have an interest in building or refurbishing football fields in schools and neighborhood parks. Through the program, local agencies are provided with the necessary financing and technical assistance to improve the quality and safety of fields in their communities. The agencies oversee the construction, maintenance and programming of the fields.

“Toledo LISC joins The Cleveland Browns, Toledo Public Schools, the YMCA and community partners in our efforts to expand recreational opportunities for youth and promote healthy lifestyles,” said Cutcher. “The investment by the NFL and the Cleveland Browns in the Start Learning Community will increase the community’s access to programming and support comprehensive community revitalization efforts.”

Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.

 

Win prizes by reading books, completing exciting online activities and attending library events. For children and adults. Click here for more information: Summer Reading Challenge