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
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
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.