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Celebrating Black History Month

In the United States, February is designated to celebrate Black History Month. For 2024, the spotlight is on "African Americans and the Arts," honori…

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Celebrating National School Choice Week

Every year in January, National School Choice Week is celebrated, recognizing the importance of school choice. Every child deserves an effective, chal…

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Walleye partner with Ohio Council of Community Schools for the Ultimate Walleye Experience

The Toledo Walleye are excited to partner with the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) to host the Ultimate Walleye Experience for local elementa…

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A Day to Remember: Hosting Department of Education and Workforce Representatives at OCCS

We were honored to have the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce visit our office for a tour last week. Showcasing our dynamic workplace and com…

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Celebrating School Board Recognition Month

The month of January is dedicated to celebrating our school board members and the vital role they play within our schools. Thank you to school board m…

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Honoring Our Heroes on Veterans Day

Veteran's Day, a significant date on our calendar, offers a poignant opportunity to reflect on the bravery and sacrifices of the men and women who hav…

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The Civil Spirit of Election Day: Engaging Our Students in Democracy

Today marks a significant moment in our community and nation: Election Day. As Ohio heads to the polls, this is an opportunity to reflect on the impor…

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November: National Native American Heritage Month and Ohio's Native Legacy

National Native American Heritage Month (Also referred to as Indigenous People's Awareness Month) is a time to honor the history, culture, and contrib…

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October: A Month of Recognition, Reflection, and Action in Ohio

October is a month of vibrant colors, cooling temperatures, and a time of recognition, reflection, and action for us in Ohio. This month, we acknowled…

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OCCS Launches Book Vending Machines Pilot Program

Eighteen OCCS sponsored schools received their own Book Vending Machine to kick off the school year.

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Ohio School 2023 Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education released the 2023 Ohio School Report Cards. New this year, schools and districts received overall ratings of 1-5 star…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th - October 15th, schools are encouraged to celebrate the cultures, histories, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor…

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