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.

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If you'd like to join the TPS Proud team, make sure you come to the Toledo Public Schools Educational Campus 1609 N. Summit St., on Wednesday, November 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Click here for the overall details.

The district is hosting the job fair fto hire bus drivers and to fill a number of substitute positions. Please click on the job you are interested in to learn more of the details:

Bus Drivers

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Paraprofessional

Substitute Clerical

Substitute Food Service

Substitute Misc. Laborer

Click here for the 2018-2019 High School Exam Schedule (plus EHSO exams).

Passes to attend winter sports activities for free are now available at the Toledo Public Schools Educational Campus.

The passes, which allow parents and guardians of TPS student athletes to get into sporting events for free, will be available from Monday, November 19, through Friday, December 7, during the hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

You will need to show a photo ID to receive the passes. Any questions, please call the Board of Education at 419-671-0001 and ask for the Athletics Department.

The passes are available for all winter sports, including basketball and wrestling, as well as for cheerleaders and band members. The passes are good for all home and away games when it's two TPS teams playing.