If you've always wanted to join the TPS Proud family, now's the time.

There will be on-site interviews at the TPS Job Fair that will be held on Wednesday, November 1, in the Thurgood Marshall Auditorium at the Toledo Public Schools Educational Campus, 1609 N. Summit St. The interviews will be for bus drivers and substitute positions in the following areas: clerical and food service as well as for paraprofessionals, laborers and teachers.

Please click here for the overall flyer about the fair and the click below to learn about the specific position you are interested in:

Clerical substitutes

Food Service substitutes

Paraprofessional substitutes

Misc. Laborer substitutes

Substitute Teachers

Hope to see you on Wednesday, November 1!

Posted on October 17, 2017 

 

Byrnedale Elementary Principal Christina Ramsey had seen a Little Library in Old Orchard and was determined to have one for her school.

"Little Libraries have been popping up all over the city and I have been wanting one for our Byrnedale Bulldogs to help them grow their libraries at home," she says.

And now, thanks to the school's faith-based partner, Family Christian Center and member Gene Atchinson, she has one. She says: "Thank you to Family Christian Center for our library! We love it."

The concept is simple, she says.

"This idea is a wonderful community concept of sharing your favorite book or ones that you no longer read with others. In turn, students can borrow a book to take home. They can choose to keep it or return it back the the Little Library."

Since it's debut last month, "This library has become a popular hang out spot for our students before school and after school and many books have already been lent out!"

Posted on October 2, 2017

Would you or your group be interested in learning more about Toledo Public Schools and the future of education? If so, there is a great opportunity for you to participate in an Edventures Map session.

What is an Edventures Map?

• It is a road map used to guide learning and discussion in a small group, interactive process
• It will help participants gain a better understanding of TPS and education in general
• The sessions will help participants convert knowledge into action to support teaching and learning for students
• The sessions will help district leadership gain more knowledge of community perceptions and needs
• Edventures Map sessions will last about one and a half hours

Edventures Map sessions will take place at the following locations for each learning community:

Bowsher: Harvard Elementary on Thursday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Rogers: McTigue Elementary on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Scott/Academies: Old West End Academy on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Start: Whittier Elementary on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Waite: Garfield Elementary on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Woodward: Leverette Elementary on Monday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

While it would be beneficial for you to attend the session in your learning community, you are welcome to attend one that better fits your schedule.

Edventures Map Session Registration

Posted on September 25, 2017

The Toledo City School District Board of Education hereby gives public notice in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3307.353 that the following retirees will be seeking re-employment with the Board of Education in the same position following their service retirements: Yvonne Morrison, media specialist, and Jodette Hall, teacher.

The Board of Education will hold a public meeting at which the re-employment will be discussed on October 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at The Toledo Public Schools Educational Campus at 1609 N. Summit St..

In order to give the community a complete look at the demographics and progress of Toledo Public Schools, a Data Dashboard has been created.

This dashboard is aimed at giving community members a more in-depth look at the district’s demographics and progress. Each metric is aligned with the goals of the Strategic Plan that guides the direction of the District.

Click here to get started navigating: TPS Data Dashboard

Posted on September 14, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is underway but at Toledo Public Schools, we're always happy to have new students join our TPS Proud family.

Parents and guardians are asked to download and fully complete these registration documents and bring them to the Student Data department at the TPS Educational Campus, 1609 N. Summit St., (419-671-0200):

2017-2018 REGISTRATION FORM

2017-2018 STUDENT ENROLLMENT CHECK LIST

2017-2018 PARENTAL CONSENT AUTHORIZATION FORM

PARENT CONSENT TO SHARE INFORMATION AND ACCESS PUBLIC BENEFITS

HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY 

Also, please note that TPS has separate dress code policies for its elementary and high school students. Here are the links to those policies:

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (SPANISH VERSION)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (SPANISH VERSION)

Updated on August 25, 2017

Old West End Academy third graders were recently invited to a Book Tasting event so they could 'sample' great books across various genres.

The purpose behind the event - spearheaded by teachers Sheryl Pitsenbarger and Sandra Chittum - was to spark the reading interest of the students, who have a goal of reading 40 books each this school year.

The students were invited to their reserved tables by their 'chefs' - Mrs. Pitsenbarger and Mrs. Chittum - where a great book waited on their plate. They were then given time to sample the books while they were told to 'eat up' the words to increase their vocabulary.

The students wrote down what the author did to hook or interest them, gave the book a rating and told whether or not they would read the book.

After the sampling, the students shared their responses.They were also allowed to check out a book to begin their reading adventure. Principal Kathy Gregory says the plan is to invite the students to another Book Tasting event in the upcoming months to chart their reading progress.

Posted on August 25, 2017

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.

He also reported that before school had even started, seven parents had contacted him stating they want their children to join the chess club.

Team members will be doing a community project at Savage Park in September and plans are underway to finalize the adoption of Gunckel Park and rename it JLA Park.

Mr. Woodberry says the chess team is also registering for the third Ohio State All-Girls Championship, "hoping to win the title three times in a row." The team is also planning to enter a USA National High School chess tournament in 2018.

And finally, and most exciting, Mr. Woodberry reports, "I have been approached by several schools that want to enter the chess community."

Posted on August 25, 2017

Reflection on family engagement is a great way to understand strengths and challenges that can be used in developing a plan to create or enhance a family-friendly environment in all Toledo Public Schools.

That's why a committee has created a list of questions designed to get the input of families, community members and TPS employees about their experiences at TPS schools.

Please take a moment to complete the survey: Family Engagement Survey

Posted on August 16, 2017

There's still time to register your students for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents and guardians are asked to download and fully complete these registration documents and either bring them to the Student Data department at the TPS Educational Campus, 1609 N. Summit St., (419-671-0200) or drop them off at the school where their students are to attend. (There are staff members in the high schools now and all schools will be fully open on August 3).

2017-2018 REGISTRATION FORM

2017-2018 STUDENT ENROLLMENT CHECK LIST

2017-2018 PARENTAL CONSENT AUTHORIZATION FORM

PARENT CONSENT TO SHARE INFORMATION AND ACCESS PUBLIC BENEFITS

HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY 

Also, please note that TPS has separate dress code policies for its elementary and high school students. Here are the links to those policies:

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (SPANISH VERSION)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

DRESS CODE POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (SPANISH VERSION)

All elementary students are to report for a half day on Thursday, August 17 (and freshmen attend that day for a full day), and then school is in session for a full day for everyone on Friday, August 18. All kindergarten students will start on Wednesday, August 23.

And remember, all elementary schools will be having open houses on the evening of Wednesday, August 16 so your students can familarize themselves with the building and the teachers. All high schools will hold similar evenings within the first three weeks of school. Watch for information on those dates closer to the start of school.

Posted on July 20, 2017