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Law Frim Donation for Literacy
02/12/2024
Another community partner to extend gratitude towards is the law firm of Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick.
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Old Newsboys Generosity
02/09/2024
STAYING WARM THROUGH GENEROSITY AT JLAB THANKS TO OLD NEWSBOYS.
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OUR SCHOOLS HAVE HEART
02/07/2024
Many students and staff members across the district put on something red in support of the American Heart Association and the National Wear Red Day.
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CELEBRATING A TPS LEGACY
02/05/2024
Board President Rev. Randall Parker, Crystal Ellis, and Dr. Durant (L-R) pose in front of artwork created by students at Glenwood Elementary
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LEARNING ABOUT A LEGACY
02/01/2024
Fourth graders in Mrs. McGee's class at Leverette Elementary learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his dream, and what he stood for.
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Graduation 2024
01/30/2024
Here is a list of dates and times for our 2024 graduation cermeonies.
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CONGRATULATIONS COHORT IX!
01/24/2024
Twenty-two TPS teachers (Cohort IX) graduated last month.
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Art in Action
01/19/2024
Students at Westfield Achievement restored a wall mural at Family House. Led by teacher Peggy Martinez, they created a piece of art that brings joy and inspiration. This video showcases their talent and dedication towards making a positive impact in the community. It's a true representation of #TPSProud
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Heading to Portugal
01/16/2024
Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering teacher Archis Ambulkar attended the United Nations in New York representing the USA at the 3rd World Ocean Assessment Program.
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TTA Student wins scholarship
01/12/2024
Toledo Technology Academy student, Edmund Dyer-Essig, receives scholarship to Stanford! Congratulations Edmund!
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Dr. Durant celebrates 25 years with TPS
01/11/2024
Congratulations to CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, Dr. Romules Durant on achieving 25 years with TPS!
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No hair, No problem
01/05/2024
Junior cosmetology students at Scott High School took part in a project called Anything but Hair. The creative and unique concept challenged students to explore their imagination and artistic abilities to create a full look with makeup and hair by using any material except for real hair.
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For the Dogs
12/29/2023
Woodward donates to Lucas County Canine Care.
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HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT OAKDALE
12/26/2023
PLENTY OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT OAKDALE. The Oakdale Elementary Choir performed The Nutcracker for the entire school.
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Getting connected and staying connected
12/20/2023
Arlington Elementary is experiencing a dramatic increase in connectivity and participation with parents at the school.
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Wear red day a success at Elmhurst
12/18/2023
International Red Sneakers Day marks a growing movement with a mission to save the lives of those with food allergies while also sharing the story and memory of a boy who loved red sneakers.
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Westfield paints Family House mural
12/14/2023
Westfield giving time and talent for a good cause during the holiday season.
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New 175th Anniversary Exhibit at the Main Library
12/12/2023
TPS 1896-1962 display is now open in the rare book room and Local History Department at the main library of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
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TTA agreement with school in Germany
12/11/2023
Dr. Vandita Prasad will travel with Toledo's Mayor Kapszukiewicz next week for a Sister City visit to Germany, where she’ll sign a cooperation agreement between Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering and a school in Coburg.
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Bravo Beverly
12/06/2023
A TPS Proud congratulations goes out to fifth grade students at Beverly Elementary.
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Kindness Counts
12/04/2023
Sixth grade students at Harvard Elementary recently conducted an activity called the Power of Your Words.
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Bowsher's Wall of Honor
12/02/2023
The Wall of Honor was unveiled at Bowsher High School ’s annual Veterans Day program to honor alumni who bravely served our country.
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Holiday Hope Drive
12/01/2023
Items will be collected through December 20 at the admin building and our six comprehensive High schools.
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Outstanding Art Educator of the Year
11/30/2023
The Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators in Ohio. One of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization. These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact they’ve had on their students, inspired colleagues and fellow OAEA members to nominate them for these awards. We also take the time to appreciate the generous contributions from our community that support our work with Ohio’s art students.
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A TPS Proud Celebration for Joe Boyle
11/29/2023
Staff members also broke out attire from Bowling Green State University, other Cleveland sports teams, and the Marvel movie franchise - all of which Joe loved.
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Cereal Box Challenge
11/24/2023
To celebrate National STEM Day, Chase, Hawkins, Marshall and McKinley STEMM academies collected cereal boxes, with each school creating a cereal box domino run after careful thought and consideration. More than 700 cereal boxes were collected, which were donated to local food pantries. Watch the video.
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OAKDALE YWOE AND YMOE
11/20/2023
Oakdale Elementary's Young Women of Excellence and Young Men of Excellence chapters are off to a great start this year.
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Flight for incoming aviation student
11/17/2023
TPS teen who collided with car while on bike accepted to ANSAT, goes on courtesy flight two months after accident.
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Bon Appetit Polar Bears
11/15/2023
Woodward Principal Jack Renz host Thanksgiving lunch for his students with the help of Woodward administrators.
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VOTE IN ART CONTEST
11/15/2023
Please vote on the finalists for the fifth annual High School Poetry Slam and Art Competition. A link is in the story or use the QR code in the picture. It will show you the students work and let you vote
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JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
11/13/2023
Students from Mary Lawson's Career Tech Tier 1 job training program spent time learning landscaping skills while helping out Toledo Grows.
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STEWART SISTERHOOD IN ACTION
11/11/2023
Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls teamed up with a community partner, The Art Tatum Zone, for the school's annual Monster Mash. The fall festival was filled with laughter, food, and great costumes. The staff dressed up as bees and swarmed the event with lots of energy.
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Donation Start Auto Tech program
11/09/2023
TPS CEO/Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant was on hand on Novemeber 9, 2023 to thank the Yark Automotive Group for donating a 2014 Ford Focus vehicle. The care will be utilized by Start High School’s Auto Tech Program.
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Home-to-Home
11/08/2023
The students from Scott High School and Ottawa Hills High School gathered at Hylant’s headquarters to work with Dr. Benson Cooke, Toledo native and professor of clincal psychology at the University of the District of Columbia.
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Come Together: A Musical Meeting
11/03/2023
Elementary music teachers gathered for a professional development meeting.
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TINY ROBOTS HELP STUDENTS
11/02/2023
Marshall STEMM Academy students in Mrs. Johnson's class are learning about a new robot called EVO by Ozobot in lessons facilitated by Library Media Specialist Michelle Heising.
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Owens donates book to Escuela
11/01/2023
As a way to support students at Escuela SMART Academy during Hispanic Heritage Month, Owens Corning organized a book collection drive.
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Deveaux Principal Returns from Deployment
10/31/2023
Deveaux Elementary Principal Shaun M. Mitchell returned from deployment just in time for a Halloween celebration with the students of Deveaux.
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Pre-Med school adding 7th and 8th grade classes
10/31/2023
The Toledo Pre-Medical and Health Science Academy will be adding 7 th and 8 th grade classes at the start of the 2024-25 academic year.
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Thoughtful Donation
10/26/2023
MOBIS North America donates umbrellas to Longfellow Elementary.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUGO
10/23/2023
On October 22nd Hugo, the school facility dog lending his paw to student support services at Chase STEMM Academy, has turned three years old!
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Tracking Nutrition
10/23/2023
Students in Julie Visser's Family Consumer Science class at Start High School focused on nutrition by studying MyPlate and nutrients found in the foods and drinks we consume.
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Dr. Durant Feature in Urban Educator
10/20/2023
Dr. Durant featured in Urban Educator (a publication of Council of the Great City Schools) reflecting on his 10 years as superintendent.
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Hawkins named STEMM school
10/19/2023
Hawkins STEMM Academy Toledo was one of six schools in Ohio to receive a five-year STEM school designation from the STEM Committee of the Ohio Department of Education
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BIG GREEN GARDEN PRODUCES
10/16/2023
The students have been hard at work in The Big Green Garden at East Broadway Elementary School. Teachers and students spent the summer and fall tending to the garden and harvesting its fruits and vegetables.
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CREEK CREATURES
10/13/2023
Fifth grade students at Beverly Elementary conducted testing of the water quality at Delaware Creek as part of the Student Watershed Summit.
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CAN YOU DIG IT?
10/10/2023
The SheDig initiative is a way for young women to get to experience a day-in-the-life of an Operating Engineer. Girls will get to run several pieces of equipment and meet our Apprenticeship instructors and other experienced members of the Operating Engineers. They will have opportunities to talk and ask questions about a possible career path with Local 18 Operating Engineers.
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STAY IN THE GAME
10/09/2023
The Stay in the Game! Network is an adaptation of Get 2 School, Stay in the Game! Network. The name change reflects the current environment where schools may not necessarily be able to host in-school learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter the circumstances, the Network will continue to encourage students to maintain a strong educational-going mindset and keep learning, every day.
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Inclusive Playground
10/06/2023
New playground equipment has been installed at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary to have it become an inclusive playground, so all students can be included, active, comfortable and safe.
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Mark your calendars for NextStep
10/03/2023
This event offers a unique opportunity to explore colleges and universities as well as the diverse Career Technology programs available to students in our magnet academies and traditional high schools. You'll also get the chance to meet and interact with TPS CTE teachers, industry partners, and college representatives who will be present. Engaging with these professionals will help you gain valuable insights into different career paths and educational opportunities. We are excited to see you there!
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Clean Your Streams
10/02/2023
97 TEC students and families from TEC were present to help clean up Highland Park and the Libbey High School site in South Toledo.
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CALENDAR ECLIPSE ADJUSTMENT
09/28/2023
The "Great North American Eclipse," will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states.
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ROCKETS AT OLD WEST END
09/26/2023
ROCKETS LAUNCH LEARNING AT OLD WEST END
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Purpose Driven Future Focused
09/22/2023
Ohio Department of Education Report Cards were released this week. TPS is proud to share the district’s progress and leading urban districts across Ohio. See our stories, progress, and highlights from the 2022-23 school year at tpsfuture.org!
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Schools as Community Hubs Initiative
09/21/2023
Hub schools transform traditional schools into central access points for resources. Hubs align these resources to support the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community. Hubs are one way we at TPS work to equip each and every student to lead and live a purpose-driven life.
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175TH Anniversary Display at Main Library
09/18/2023
The Local History and Genealogy Department on the third floor of the main branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is currently hosting an exhibit called Toledo Public Schools, 1849-1895 in honor of the 175th anniversary of the district.
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Lima Senior Joins Toledo City League
09/16/2023
Bowsher High School gave a warm TPS welcome to the Lima Senior Spartans, as the school becomes a new member of the Toledo City League.
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Escuela Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
09/15/2023
¡Bienvenido al mes de la Herencia Hispana! Fiesta Con Escuela at Escuela SMART Academy, a fantastic community event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.
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Connecting Through School Spirit
09/13/2023
Last school year, Woodward High School engaged in a cross-cultural social emotional exchange with Oak Harbor High School.
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KID MAYOR AT GROUNDBREAKING
09/12/2023
Grove Patterson Academy's Gabrielle Mukiira put on her hard hat as Toledo Kid Mayor.
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START STUDENTS LEND A HAND
09/11/2023
Students with Start High School's Residential Remodeling and Repair program spent time at a volunteer project called Let's Build Beds.
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Eletronic Vehicle Center Groundbreaking
09/07/2023
The Electric Vehicle Center will be part of the Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering, to offer classes on electric vehicle design and maintenance, and will allow the district to form partnerships with vehicle manufacturers and provide training. Classes at the Electric Vehicle Center will also be made available to adults.
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TEC RANKED AMONG BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE NATION
09/05/2023
Toledo Early College High School is ranked #4,810 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.
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TTA Ranked Among Best High Schools in the Nation
08/31/2023
Toledo Technology Academy High School is ranked 209th within Ohio. The total minority enrollment is 39%. Toledo Technology Academy High School is 1 of 11 high schools in the Toledo Public Schools.
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TPS: Purpose Driven and Future Focused
08/22/2023
The TPS Board of Education has approved a new strategic plan for the district which includes the motto: "Purpose Driven, Future Focused." The strategic plan includes new mission and vision statements, along with a set of core values and a set of goals and objectives.
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1st Day of School
First day of school '23-'24
08/21/2023
Successful first day of school! We are TPS Proud to have welcomed so many new and returning students to our campuses today and can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds.
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Tour Historic Scott High School
08/18/2023
As part of the 175th TPS anniversary celebration, a tour of historic Scott High School will be held on September 8th.
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Back to School Reminder
08/03/2023
It's that time of year again! Going back to school can be a hectic time, but it's also a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and reach your full potential. Stay focused, stay organized, and don't forget to have some fun along the way!
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Hugo the School Facility Dog
School Facility Dog
07/11/2023
Introducing Hugo, TPS's school facility dog.
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Rogers Ensemble Choir
TPS AT MAYOR'S LUNCHEON
05/22/2023
An estimated 500 people attended the Mayor's Luncheon to benefit the United Negro College Fund. In addition to hearing from Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz.
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MEN'S ETIQUETTE NIGHT
05/18/2023
Start High School's Young Men of Excellence welcomed current and former members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
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Toledo Early College Graduation
05/16/2023
May 16th Toledo Early College held it's graduation ceremony at Nitchke Auditorium on the campus of The University of Toledo.
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Bluegill Release
Bluegill Release
05/15/2023
Bluegill are an important and abundant sport fish in the United States. They are also one of the most common species in Ohio and can be found in almost every body of water throughout the state. Larger fish are usually caught in late spring or early summer while they are spawning in large colonies near shore. Click to see a video of our Natural Science Students releasing nearly 250 of them.
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Mock Car Crash
Mock Car Crash
05/10/2023
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a third of all alcohol-related teen driving fatalities happen during prom and graduation season between April and June. This event was as close to reality as it gets to demonstrate for our students what a crash is like. Hopefully they can take the experience with them for years to come.
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UT 1930
TPS Local Lecture Series 23 Finale
05/05/2023
Our last TPS Local History Lecture of the year will be Dr. Barbara Floyd presenting "The Miracle on Bancroft Street" in honor of UT's 150th anniversary.
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Mya and Madison Glover
Twin sisters honored as top 2
05/03/2023
Mya and Madison Glover were recently named the valedictorian and salutatorian of their graduating class at Toledo Early College High School, an honor reserved for the two students with the best GPAs.
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Nancy Thompson
TPS names Chief Safety Officer
05/02/2023
Nancy Thompson will replace Diana Ruiz-Krause as the Chief Security Officer at Toledo Public Schools, who has served in the role since 2018.
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2023 high school valedictorians and salutatorians
TPS CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE
04/18/2023
The annual Celebration of Excellence dinner was held last night to honor the 2023 high school valedictorians and salutatorians.
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Peterbilt Big Rig
Woodward's Diesel partners with Ohio Peterbilt
04/04/2023
Woodward's Diesel Tech program has finalized a new partnership with Ohio Peterbilt and Peterbilt Motors Company.
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Bonnie Corder of Oakdale
LifeChanger of the Year Nominee
03/23/2023
Bonnie Corder is a special education teacher who works closely with hearing impaired students at Oakdale Elementary School. Ms. Corder has been nominated for the National Life Group LifeChanger of the Year Award, and you can Support her.
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2014 Freightliner new at Woodward
WOODWARD DIESEL SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR
03/14/2023
Woodward Tech students will now have the opportunity to work on a modern 2014 freightliner. The truck gives them the chance to get hands on with veicles they will encounter in the field.
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Board approves three-year calendars
03/06/2023
The Board of Education has approved the new three-year calendar, which includes the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years.
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Foundation’s Campaign Committee
Write the Future Campaign
02/28/2023
TPS Foundation celebrates the Impact of the Write the Future Campaign, the first major gift campagin for the Foundation. This campaign was a community-wide initiative to assure that every student entering Toledo Public Schools (TPS) will graduate prepared to take a positive, productive, and lifelong role in our community.
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Whales in serenity
Creativity at TPS Fine Arts Festivals
02/16/2023
Enjoy the creativity of Toledo Public Schools, as students put their artistic and musical talents on display during the upcoming Fine Arts Festival series. TPS offers a wide variety of art and music-related curriculum and programs. This allows a student to express themselves through painting, ceramics, photography and the musical performing arts.
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TPS Proud
TEC, TTA named top magnet schools in Ohio
11/21/2022
Congratulations to Toledo Early College and Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering, which garnered the top two spots in the 2023 Best Magnet High Schools by the Niche website. See the entire list here: https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-magnet-high-schools/s/ohio/
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TPS Lecture Series features Toledo legends
10/31/2022
Local author and historian Lou Hebert will speak on The Legends that Live On at Woodward High School on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
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Architecture the topic of latest lecture
09/29/2022
The TPS Local History Lecture Series continues Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Start High School.
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Safer Schools
TPS introduces anonymous tip line
08/22/2022
Anyone wishing to anonymously report threats to student safety to both Toledo Public Schools and local law enforcement can now do so through the Safer Ohio School Tip Line operated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The number is 844-723-3764.
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TPS Summer Success!
04/19/2022
Toledo Public Schools, along with a number of its community partners, will be offering a number of extended learning opportunities during the month of June for students in grades PreK through eighth grade.
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Top educational official visits Waite High
09/29/2021
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently visited Waite High School as part of his national Return to School Road Trip — a bus tour to showcase how students and communities are safely returning to in-person learning.
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