Ten-year-old Rylei Young, who will be a fifth grader at DeVeaux Elementary this fall, got a surprise when she walked into Wersell's Bike Shop on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20.

Waiting for her there was teacher Jeanne Dotson, who had nominated Rylei to receive a free bike through the Bikes for Kids program sponsored by the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices because of her kindness this past school year to a classmate who has autism.

New Scott High School graduate Jared Anderson, 17, and Rogers High School junior Zia Cooke, 16, were honored recently for their impressive athletic accomplishments.

Jared, a boxer, and Zia, a basketball player, were honored by city officials at a news conference held in mid-June by the Police Athletic League (PAL) at its North Toledo headquarters. The teenagers were given a proclamation from Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Police Chief George Kral spoke with pride about the two officers - Sgt. Mack Collins and Officer Kim Darrington - who had helped train the athletes on their journey.

Toledo Early College will be the first TPS high school to hold its commencement ceremony this school year – on Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. on the campus of the University of Toledo - while Toledo Technology Academy’s ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, at 4 p.m.

The six traditional high schools are all hosting their ceremonies next week (four on Tuesday and two on Wednesday). Here is the complete schedule:

TUESDAY, MAY 23:
Early College - Nitsche Auditorium (on UT’s campus) - 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:
• TTA - Auditorium at the DeVilbiss building - 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:
Bowsher - Stranahan Theater - 10 a.m.
Scott - Scott Field House - 2 p.m.
Start - Savage Hall - 5 p.m.
• Rogers - Stranahan Theater - 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:
Woodward - Woodward Gym - 10 a.m.
Waite - Waite’s Grant/Murray Fieldhouse) - 7:30 p.m.

Posted on May 22, 2017

It's time for the annual event that brings TPS Proud graduates together at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

The 9th Annual District-wide Alumni Event, where TPS alums can reconnect with former classmates while cheering on the hometown Mud Hens, is set for Friday, June 16, 2017, at Top of the Nine at Fifth Third Field.

Click here to get all the details. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the Mud Hens will be facing off against the Durham Bulls starting at 7 p.m. There will be fireworks after the game.

Call 419-671-0440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Deadline to order tickets is June 5. Click here to download an order form: District-wide Alumni Event

Have fun while you Hit a Home Run with Toledo Public Schools.

Posted on May 11, 2017

In an attempt to update alumni directories, the TPS Foundation has hired Texas-based PCI to contact graduates from all Toledo Public Schools high schools except Scott, which completed such a directory just a few years ago.

The first step in this process is through mailings of several postcards, which are now landing in the mailboxes of TPS graduates. The postcards are signed by Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of Toledo Public Schools. This project is legitimate and supported by the district and the Foundation as a way to find as many members of the TPS Proud Nation as possible.

If there are any questions, please contact the TPS Communications Office at 419-671-0440. Again, this project will cover the TPS comprehensive high schools - Bowsher, Rogers, Start, Waite and Woodward - as well as the closed schools of DeVilbiss, Libbey and Macomber.

Posted on May 9, 2017​