Parents and guardians of Toledo Public Schools are being asked to fill out a Parent Survey so the district can collect parent perceptions related to a number of key topics.

Those topics include engagement, possible barriers to engagement and the overall culture of their children's school. It is critical to gather this feedback in order to provide a learning environment that respects a culturally-diverse community.

The survey results will determine what resources parents might need to better support their students' academic success and what obstacles that may impact their participation. The information will be used as a key driver as the district works to align programs and resources.

In addition to the link on the district’s website, parents and guardians can fill out the Parent Survey by texting @pxtps to 35134 - the survey can be taken on any texting device. The survey can also be taken using a QR code. Finally, there will be some paper versions available but it is hopeful as many people as possible will use one of the electronic versions to reduce the need to manually enter the data.

Calling all Mustangs and future Mustangs!

We are enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year!

Jones Leadership Academy (or JLA) is currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 and would love to hear from you. All you have to do is fill out this interest survey and someone will contact you: JLA Interest Card 

Hope to see you this fall!

Seniors from Jones Leadership Academy recently got a chance to learn Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s business approach.

A field trip took the students to the headquarters of the organization, where they learned the process of planning a project from start to finish, including acquiring funds, supplies, delegating tasks and seeing the project is completed. Students also gained an appreciation for volunteerism.

In addition to learning about the non-profit, the JLA students had a hands-on volunteer experience by building a pop-out house inside the organization's ReStore. The pop-out house showcased the many steps of building a house and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

To learn more about their experience, check out this story by Channel 11:

http://www.wtol.com/story/37323641/high-school-seniors-work-with-habitat-for-humanity

JLA seniors will see first hand the devastation left by the hurricanes in New Orleans when they work side by side with Habitat for Humanity representatives to rebuild the affected area. The students are going to build homes and create hope for residents of this historic city.

In order to make this trip a reality, Tabernacle Church has set up a GoFund Me account. All donations will support the costs associated with the trip. To donate, click here: 
https://www.gofundme.com/9jmfcx-jla-building-homes-giving-hope
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By Sarah Elms | BLADE STAFF WRITER Published on Oct. 4, 2017 | Updated 12:01 a. m.

First in a monthly series on the Young Executive Scholars program.

Selina Griswold split 13 Jones Leadership Academy students into two groups and gave them a challenge: Without speaking, line up alphabetically by last name.

The exercise kicked off a new program called Young Executive Scholars, a partnership with University of Toledo’s business college and Toledo Public Schools’ Jones Leadership Academy aimed at preparing high school juniors and seniors for the college and business worlds. The challenge was Ms. Griswold’s first lesson in collaborating. It demonstrated how leadership and creative thinking are key to solving problems.

Warren Woodberry, the founder and moderator of the award-winning chess team at Jones Leadership Academy, reports there are ambitious plans for the coming school year.

First, he wanted to thank Doni Miller and Neighborhood Health Association/Cordelia Martin Health Clinic for purchasing new chess uniforms for the team members.