A Snow Day on Friday, February 9, interrupted the District's initial celebration of the national No One Eats Alone Day, but the rescheduled plans were a big success.
On National No One Eats Alone Day, students all over the country committed to making a difference in their school and communities by ensuring everyone was included during lunch. The TPS schools that participated had a wide range of activities planned, with some very intimate and focused on student and staff interaction, while others were more large scale and focused on school and partner engagement.
The majority of TPS schools submitted plans for what they were going to do to celebrate the national day. Start High School was chosen the winner among the high schools and Longfellow Elementary was chosen the winner among the elementary schools. A highlight of Start's celebration was an entire cafeteria of students joining in to sing Lean On Me.
On Wednesday, February 14, Longfellow Elementary hosted a fun-filled event that include Start High School cheerleaders welcoming students as they entered the cafeteria, where they were met with more than 20 University of Toledo football players, Spike the Walleye mascot, and even Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of Toledo Public Schools. All of these visitors served to get the students excited and engaged and helped to hand out prizes, including UT Women’s basketball tickets and swag.