Schools Weekly Events
Crossgates Elementary to Honor Student Volunteer with
Scarlet and Gray Celebration
Students from St. John's Jesuit High School (SJJ) visit
Crossgates Preschool each week for a two-hour block to work
in classrooms and other capacities. Their goal is to earn
100 hours of Christian Service, which is a graduation
requirement. The partnership between TPS preschool and SJJ
has existed for 12 years. Dallas Gant, a senior at St.
John’s, has earned his Christian service hours over the past
two years. The students are celebrating his last day as a
volunteer and early high school graduation by wearing
scarlet and gray since he will be attending The Ohio State
University in January 2018. Footage of Gant interacting with
students will be featured in a video that will be shown
during the Army Bowl Game.
Gant will be honored on Wednesday, December 13 at 9:30 a.m.
at Crossgates, 3901 Shadylawn.
TPS Early Childhood Education to Host Second Annual
Preschool Winterfest with Santa
Thursday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m., Santa and his two elves
will deliver gifts to the students of TPS’ Head Start
program. All gifts were donated by district staff members to
make sure each student had a gift this holiday season. Santa
and his elves are also TPS administrators. Students will
receive gifts and a treat bag with more goodies to enjoy
during the event. The event will held at 1500 N. Superior at
the TPS Head Start.
Mom’s House to Receive a Donation From
the Start Cheerleaders and Boys’ Basketball Team
The Start High School cheerleaders and boy’s basketball team
are giving back to the community through a student-led
charity drive in support of Mom’s House.
The organization provided the cheerleaders with three
different “wish list” items. Each team (Freshman, JV, and
Varsity) are responsible for facilitating the collection of
all requested items. The boy’s basketball team will be
presenting Mom’s House with a check for $500 at 7:30 p.m.
This is a surprise for Mom’s House representatives who plan
to be at the game. The event will take place on Friday,
December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Start High School at 2010
Waite High School Staff to Support 32 Families for the
For 86 years, Waite High School staff and alumni have been
adopting families in need for the holidays. This year, in
partnership with the East Toledo Family Center (ETFC), they
will support 32 families with the help of the Waite feeder
schools. ETFC identifies the families who need assistance
which can range from a family of seven to a single senior
citizen. Nearly all of the recipients are from the Waite
High School District and will receive a robust basket
including canned goods, milk, juice, rice, bread, eggs
provided by the schools. Sponsors donate other types of
food, clothing, toys and paper products. All deliveries will
be on Monday, December 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Photo and
media opportunities at 11:15 a.m.
Get in the Holiday Spirit with the First Ever District-Wide
TPS will host an afternoon of fun and holiday cheer as
students perform a medley of seasonal favorites. From
orchestras to show choirs, TPS is bringing talent from
various high schools across the district to Bowsher High
School to help get the community in the holiday spirit.
Sweet treats will be provided and the event is free to those
60 or better. Santa and one of his elves also plan to make
an appearance on Monday, December 18 at Bowsher High School
from 1 to 3 p.m.