Sarah Neeper, a student at Toledo Early College High School, is the BCSN Student of the Month for May.

Sarah, who is the salutatorian for her graduating class, plans to attend the University of Michigan to study nursing. It's no wonder she picked her anatomy and physiology class at the University of Toledo as her favorite class.

A member of the National Honor Society and a yearbook editor, Sarah says of her TPS Proud moment, "Without my high school education at Toledo Early College, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet such a diverse group of people who have given me more of a global worldview.

"In addition to becoming a more well-rounded person, I will graduate with 60 college credits, giving me a huge head start over most high school graduates. I am TPS Proud because TPS has made me a better student and person.”

To learn more about Toledo Early College High School, the public is invited to a May 18th open house at the school, located at 2225 Nebraska Ave. (on the campus of the University of Toledo). Students and staff members will be on hand during the open house, to be held from 4-6:30 p.m., to talk about the many opportunities the school offers, including allowing students to take college classes while still in high school.

The Ohio Department of Education recently informed school leaders that, based on the 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Card, Toledo Early College High School was one of 22 Schools of Promise and 14 High Performing Schools of Honor in the entire state.

Click here to see Sarah's BCSN profile: http://www.bcsn.tv/scholarship The profiles of other TPS winners - Scott High School's Charlvon Gaston for January and Woodward High School's Lindsay Hackney for November - can also be viewed.

Each school year, BCSN honors eight students in the Buckeye CableSystem viewing area as the BCSN Student of the Month, October – May.

In May, each Student of the Month receives a one-time scholarship of $1,000 (Student of the Year not included) and the selected Student of the Year receives a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year, renewable for four years).

Eligible students are seniors currently attending a high school in the Buckeye CableSystem Toledo service area and plan to attend an accredited school of higher education in the U.S. Applications are available at The Andersons, Nationwide Auto Finance, Directions Credit Union and Unison Behavioral Health.

Posted on May 6, 2016

Toledo Early College sophomores Zion Hofmann, Aylin Dominguez and Valentin Ornelas will travel to College Park, MD on June, 12, to compete at the national level of the National History Day contest.

The three students took top honors in their categories at the state NHD contest that was held at Ohio Wesleyan University on April 30.

Sophomore Reem Abdel ­Khaleq was also recognized as a national alternate. The students were accompanied by their teachers Ms. Mona Al­-Hayani and Mr. Randy Nissen.

Every freshman and sophomore at Early College is required to create an NHD project; entering the contest is optional. Project categories include exhibits, websites, papers, documentaries and performances. Seventy-­five students represented the school at the regional contest at BGSU in
April where 24 qualified for the state contest.

Zion’s project was a website entitled In For the Long Haul: The encounter between black and white baseball and the exchange of ideas that led to one interracial baseball league.

Aylin and Valentin worked together on a group documentary titled Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love and Music. Reem created a website titled
Dawn of the Space Age: The Impact of Sputnik on educational, technological and scientific exchanges.

“NHD is a year­long interdisciplinary project that involves extensive research, writing and advanced computer skills. It is the best thing we do.”, said Mr. Nissen, a Social Studies teacher. “Making it to nationals is not only a breathtaking accomplishment but also a wonderful privilege to meet new people and see other projects done by other competitors."

Said Ms. Dominguez, “I can't wait to give it all I’ve got with my partner, and hope for the best while wishing luck to other competitors."

To learn more about Toledo Early College High School, the public is invited to a May 18th open house at the school, located at 2225 Nebraska Ave. (on the campus of the University of Toledo). Students and staff members will be on hand during the open house, to be held from 4-6:30 p.m., to talk about the many opportunities the school offers, including allowing students to take college classes while still in high school.

The Ohio Department of Education recently informed school leaders that, based on the 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Card, Toledo Early College High School was one of 22 Schools of Promise and 14 High Performing Schools of Honor in the entire state.

Posted on May 6, 2016

 

Old Orchard Elementary students are benefitting from a unique partnership with students from the University of Toledo.

A celebration was held recently to mark the end for the school year of the UT Book Buddies program, which had UT students coming to the elementary school to implement learning strategies they were learning in Literacy and Reading Development for Young Children (CI 3460:002).

The class, taught by Professor Susan Parks, covers such topics as the study of literacy development, literacy-related instructional practices and materials, understanding the reading process and teaching for comprehension, writing development, reading-writing conventions and visual literacy as well as related state and national standards.

The UT students completed field work by working with the kindergarten students at Old Orchard.

Studies have shown that early literacy efforts will help students find success in later grades.

Posted on April 29, 2016

The Belvedere Room at The Toledo Club was the place to be on Thursday, April 28, when the best and the brightest of Toledo Public Schools were honored at the annual Celebration of Excellence.

The valedictorians and salutatorians from the eight TPS high schools with graduating seniors were honored with a dinner and a special program, as were the recipients of scholarships from the Toledo Public Schools Foundation.

Students brought along special educators and family members who helped them on their journey and were treated to a speech from Eastern Michigan University communications professor Dr. Dennis Patrick that was heavy on practical advice. (DO read the syllabus and go to professors' office hours, DON'T sit in the front row and text while the professor is talking ...) The dinner was sponsored by Eastern Michigan.

Click here to learn more about the students who were honored: 2016 Celebration of Excellence program

The top athletes in a number of sports – as well as those who carry high grade point averages – were honored on Wednesday, April 20, at the annual All City Sports Night.

The event, held this year at Scott High School, was designed to honor Athletes of the Year -- as well as All-City teams -- for baseball, softball and track and field for the spring 2015 season, as well as for the fall seasons of cross country, football, tennis and volleyball and the recently concluded winter seasons of basketball and wrestling.

Click here for a program that lists all of the student athletes: All City Sports Night program

Posted on April 22, 2016