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Weekly News From Toledo Public Schools

 

TPS Announces New Direction for Jones Leadership Academy

 

Toledo Public Schools announced that Jones Leadership Academy will now be Jones Leadership Academy of Business.

 

Jones, which will graduate its inaugural graduating class in just a few weeks, will now have a Career Technology focus on business in an effort to ensure that students are prepared for college and 21st century careers after high school. Confirmed guests include:  
 

 

Natural Science Technology Center Hosts Plant Sale

 

Spring is here, which means flowers and plants are in bloom. Find the perfect addition to your home or office at NSTC’s annual plant sale. All plants are grown using organic practices and all native plants are locally grown. In addition to plants, herbs and vegetables will be available for purchase and there will be school tours to see the small farm animals and mini-zoo.

 

When:   May 10-13, Natural Science Technology Center, 5561 Elmer Drive

              Thursday May 10, TPS ID required from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

              Friday, May 11, 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

              Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

              Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

 

NFL/LISC Grassroots Program and Cleveland Browns Grant $250,000 for Start High School

 

Toledo Public Schools will install a new synthetic turf field at Start High School, thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Cleveland Browns through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program. The grant from the Browns, the NFL Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is part of more than $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.

 

To celebrate the project, TPS, the Browns, the NFL, and LISC will host a groundbreaking ceremony at Start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

 

Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football in Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.

 

The NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Program, a partnership between the NFL Foundation and LISC, the nation’s leading community development support organization, has committed nearly $46 million to the program since 1998, supporting 336 projects nationwide. Fields are

newly built or significantly renovated, with improvements including irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards, goal posts and turf. Grassroots grants are issued once established funding thresholds are reached for each project.

 

 

TPS Hosting Special Olympics

 

The Special Olympics competition will be held on Friday, May 11, at Woodward High School.  This is the fifth year that Toledo Public Schools is hosting this special competition. There will be a full roster of track and field events, as well as an opening ceremony that will feature an honor guard as well as awards ceremonies for each event.

 

The second day of competition will be on Friday, May 18, at Rogers High School. TPS students can start training for Special Olympics as kindergartners and those ages 8 and older

are eligible to compete in as many sports as they train for. There will be an opening ceremony with the Parade of Athletes at 9:00 a.m., followed by track events for both female and male athletes, lunch, and then field events for both male and female athletes and finally, relay events.

 

   
   


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