Two Raymer Elementary students recently performed an act so kind that Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, wanted to make sure they knew he was TPS Proud of them.

Principal Barb Ferguson relates that a student was getting bullied in one of Raymer's 5th grade classrooms so two fellow students decided, with the help of their parents, to try and help their classmate.

Some Byrnedale Elementary third graders got a pleasant surprise when they arrived at their classroom on a recent Friday morning.

That's because teacher Pam Denner had turned her room into a reading oasis as part of her effort to help her students succeed on their upcoming Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee test.

Mrs. Denner says her goal was to redesign the classroom to be more student-friendly.

Families with students in grades 6 through 11 who are interested in learning more about College Credit Plus, a statewide program that helps students earn college credit while still in high school, are invited to attend one of the following meetings (Elementary students should attend the meeting at their nearest high school):

  • Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.: In the theater at Rogers High School
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m.: In the library at Start High School
  • Monday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.: In the auditorium at Toledo Technology Academy
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m.: In the library at Scott High School
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m.: In the library at Woodward High School
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m.: In the library at Bowsher High School

Families who missed the Waite High School meeting on January 10 should plan to attend one of the upcoming meetings.


With area automotive companies and other businesses planning to bring hundreds of new jobs to the Toledo area, the time is golden for Toledo Public Schools students and others who want a manufacturing job.

To make it easier for interested people to get information, TPS and several organizations have planned two community meetings at which interested students and others can hear directly from employers on what they can expect, what skills are needed and how motivated workers can qualify for these good-paying manufacturing jobs.