- Press Release: Middle School Signs Up 78% For College Bound Scholarship
- School Bus Snow Routes Posted
- Vision:Toledo New Neighbor Welcome Bags Ready
- ToledoTel Warns Of Virus Hoax Appearing Real
- Fuel Pump & ATM Skimmers Reported In Lewis County
- Today: Toledo Website/Branding/Tourism Board Meeting
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
EarthSkyNews reveals: Super Blue Moon eclipse coming up January 31
The super Blue Moon happens before sunrise on January 31 for North America and Hawaii. It happens after sunset on January 31 for the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Details here.
In light of Monday’s earthquake off Alaskan coast and subsequent Tsunami alert, NOAA’s National Weather Service Portland OR posted: There are several different types of tsunami messages: Warnings, Advisories, Watches, and Information Statements. Do you know the difference between each of these and what to do if one is issued for your location?
Today is a good day to review the differences and to also review your plan if you live in a vulnerable area. Learn more at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's ready.gov/tsunamis
Toledo School District Press Release:
For Immediate Release
January 22, 2018
Contact: Chris Rust
Phone : 360.864.6325
PO Box 469
116 Ramsey Way
Toledo, WA 98591
Toledo School District
Providing opportunities and meaningful experiences to empower students to achieve their goals. Each child. Each day. Each classroom.
Toledo Middle School Reports 78% Sign-up Rate for College Bound Scholarship
Toledo January 22, 2018—78 percent of last year’s eligible eighth graders signed up for the College Bound Scholarship in Toledo School District. Statewide, the average sign-up rate was 71 percent, with over 30,000 of last year’s eighth graders signing up. Governor Inslee has recognized the 270 schools and 115 school districts that exceeded the state average with Gold Star Awards.
Students who sign up for the scholarship graduate from high school and enroll in college at higher rates than their low-income peers. The first cohort of College Bound students graduated from high school in 2012. Since then, the four-year high school graduation rate for these students has consistently been similar to the statewide average, and over ten percentage points higher than for low-income students who were eligible but didn’t sign up. The first few cohorts of students who signed up for the scholarship have begun enrolling in college and do so at rates at or above the statewide average.
Toledo Middle School begins early in the year to get commitments from eligible students and parents. The process requires completing a form and turning it in. Doing so does not obligate the student to attend college. “While not every student will attend college, this provides students with an opportunity they might not otherwise have when they finish school.”, said Toledo Middle School principal, Heather Ogden. “Having this means that if a student keeps their grades up and remains a good citizen, money won’t be an obstacle to attending school after graduation.”
Eligible students must sign up in middle school, by June 30 of their eighth grade year, to receive this early commitment of state funding. In combination with other state aid, the scholarship covers tuition at public college rates. To receive the scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.
About the Toledo School District
Located in Southwest Washington, the Toledo School District serves nearly 800 K-12 students. To learn more, visit www.toledoschools.us.
TSD works from a strategic plan for improvement that was adopted in Sept. 2016.
You can find out more about this here: https://docs.google.com/a/toledoschools.us/viewer…
From Toledo School District: Snow routes information. Know before a snow.
Changes to operation schedules posted to Facebook first.
Did you know? Buying tix in advance = fewer cancellations.
They’re here! Vision:Toledo posted:
Excited that the welcome bags are ready for those who move to our community!
ToledoTel posted: Please don't fall for this scam!
It is designed to cause panic and look real, but it is simply a scam designed to get you to authorize charges on your credit card and allow access to your computer. DON'T FALL FOR IT! It's not from Microsoft and you do not have a virus!
Prevention is key - Cyndi Philbrook-Farmers Insurance posted this link to Gas Pump & ATM Skimmers: How To Spot Them published by CreditCards.com, one of my long-time go-to sites for All Things Financial.
She adds: Reported in Lewis County!
Today: Toledo New Life Community Food Bank 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday & Wednesday monthly serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ through the essential needs we all have.
Visit http://www.toledo-new-life.com or call (360)864-4366.
The Chip Guy says: The warehouse will be CLOSED (today) January 24th.
Toledo Website/Branding/Tourism Board Meeting. This meeting is to discuss efforts to create a Toledo Washington website and tourism board. The effort began a year ago as a result of the Cool and Connected grant and the action plan items identified. Some work has been done already with regard to a basic plan for the branding and web site. Adding to the items for discussion will be ideas for creating a tourism board. As always anyone with any interest in helping make these ideas a reality, is welcome to attend.
Meets 6:30 PM today (January 24) at Camp Singing Wind
Final week: January’s Adult Page Turners reading selection…
Download your copy today from Timberland Regional Library. Available in MP3 audio and ebook format. New members and drop ins welcome. Make 2018 the year you get your “read on.”
Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday monthly for book discussion and to select the next book.
Open until 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Reminder: Toledo Community Library will be hosting the Seed Exchange, put on by Norene Weedam, on Saturday March 17th.
All are invited to come and share their seeds and pick up some new ones.
Mike Morgan says: Final Week!
Gallery 505'sFaces exhibit for January features themed artwork by Susan Bradshaw, Anita Chatham, Jamie Cummings, Bob Espen, Frank Frazee, Jeanne Hamilton, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Ron Peltola, Vernadel Peterson, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherlin, Pauli Wolfe and Dennis Young.
Faces runs through Jan. 27, Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Next up: Affairs of the Heart. First Look 1 - 8 PM Thursday, February 1.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Food: The Chip Guy announced: The warehouse will be CLOSED today, January 24th.
Fundraiser: Jan 22nd - 26th PENNY WARS!!
Fun: You are invited to 2018 Paint Nights at Morgan Arts Centre with Di Morgan hosting.
Says Sue Wachter: This will be the first of three paint (and sip) evenings at the Morgan Arts Centre. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4ART or order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3089701 to save your space.
Sue and Joan are fun and creative teachers. All supplies will be provided.
See you there!
2018 Paint Nights at Morgan Arts Centre
January 26 Snowy Owl Choose from 4 styles(12 X 12 canvas)
February 28 Walking in the Rain (12 X 16 canvas)
March 29 Tulip ( 12 X 12 or 12 X 16 canvas)
$35.00 per person
Wear clothing that can handle some paint
Aprons will be provided
Fun: Toledo High School invites you to the best night out in town!
Advance tix available.
Fundraiser: Through January 31, 2018 at Toledo Senior Center.
This will be a silent auction held as a fundraiser for our center. It will be going on until Jan 31st.
Come in and check us out.
Feel Good Giving: Toledo Presbyterian Church plans to host a Red Cross Blood Drive every two months, as long as folks support this community event by rolling up their sleeves. Next date: 12:30-5:30 p.m. February 2, 2018 - Groundhog Day. Watch for flyers or contact Kathy Hill, (360)219-7756.
Feed: Toledo High School ASB Breakfast 8 - 11 AM Saturday February 3rd featuring $5 Omelette with Pancakes or Biscuits n' Gravy. Advance tix on sale now.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Email your news, reviews and events to: firstname.lastname@example.org Photos .jpeg or .png format please.
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