Toledo Public Schools is committed to a student-centered learning environment in which the safety of all students and staff members is the utmost priority.
In an effort to add another layer of safety, there will be a change to procedure when students return to class on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Backpacks, book bags and similar items will NOT be allowed to be carried in the district’s high schools during the school day.
Students will be permitted to bring book bags and backpacks into their school buildings but they MUST be placed in a locker until the end of the day. This is a national best practice to increase safety.
To learn more, please click here: TPS Backpack Policy
Families interested in learning more about the College Credit Plus program have one more chance this school year.
The final district-wide CCP family meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., for families with students in grades 7th through 11th.
Registration is not required.
Students interested in taking classes through the College Credit Plus program in the 2019-2020 school year will need to take the Accuplacer test at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Bowsher. Interested high school students must register with their counselors while elementary students in grades 7 and 8 will register with their counselors, who will pass the names on to the correct high school counselor.
The final family meeting and the March Accuplacer test will will start the process for students to participate in College Credit Plus classes in the summer and/or fall of 2019.
Kudos to the members of the Young Women of Excellence chapter at East Broadway Elementary, who are working to lift up their schoolmates.
The YWOE members designed a Take What You Need affirmation board - with Post-It notes of positive sayings - and it's been a hit since it went up in November.
Reports are that the affirmation board has been 'such a tremendous success that it has had to be refilled almost daily.'
School officials also report that, without being prompted, "various members of YWOE have taken it upon themselves to write new affirmations and post them. It has been amazing to watch students search the board for just the right words to make their days a little better."
Students at McKinley STEMM Academy recently enjoyed celebrating Career Day.
Principal Christina Ramsey reports: "This project was created through a vision by an eighth grade student, Nastashia Dauer, who came to administration with an idea to have a Career Day in which students would research a chosen career path and have the ability to dress up like their career of interest. She was encouraged to write a proposal outlining what this day would look like. Once the proposal was complete she was teamed up with our school counselor, Ashley Herr, who worked with Nastashia to make her vision a reality."
Mrs. Ramsey reports that through the use of the Naviance online career tool, students in grades 6-8 began to research careers that aligned with their interests. They created presentations based on their chosen careers and with Ms. Herr's assistance began the process of preparing to present to students in grades K-5, explaining their chosen career, the education required to achieve their goal and a day-to-day job description.
"The students in grades K-5 also had the opportunity to dress up as a career that interested them after researching and having career discussions with their teachers," Mrs. Ramsey says.