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Northwood sixth-graders are busy putting finishing touches on games and other plans for the 2nd annual Elementary Carnival, which will be held Friday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria and gym. 

Admission is $2 to the event, which will include games, a bounce house, photo booth, face painting, balloon animals music by DJ Ray and other family-friendly activities.

What would a carnival be without food? In addition to hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and Marco’s pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, chips and ice cream will be available.

The sixth-graders, under the guidance of teacher Joshua Roach, are in charge of designing and running game booths during the carnival.
The task allows them to explore being an entrepreneur, thinking about cost/benefit analysis, designing audience-appropriate games, etc. “They are also working on the concepts of globalization, specialization and supply and demand,” Roach said.

All food and activities will cost tickets, which will be 50 cents each, $5 for 12, $10 for 25 and $20 for 60. Funds raised at this year’s event will go toward a field trip to Kalahari Indoor Waterpark.


Educator Jacob Forrest says he hopes, with many years still ahead of him at Toledo Public Schools, he can remain on the east side and continue to give back to the community that gave so much to him.

For another educator, Kathy Neihaus, service to others has been a passion that she has incorporated into all aspects of her life.

Forrest and Neihaus were honored for their devotion to the community with the East Toledo Family Center’s Richard Fisher Educator Award at its 20th annual gala. Former Morrison R. Waite High School Principal Dave Yenrick, the ETFC board vice president, presented the award to Forrest, Niehaus, and Waite High School guidance director Jeffrey Griffith.

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Jeffrey Griffith received his bachelor degree in education from the University of Toledo in 1981. 

His mother, Anna Griffith, was a teacher of mathematics for 30 years at Lake High School.

Jeffrey taught mathematics to junior high students in the Lake Local School District for 16 years. In 1999, TPS was recruiting guidance counselors and offered him a position while he was completing his internship hours.

Jeffrey began his career with TPS at Leverette Junior High School, where he worked for one year. He obtained his master degree in school guidance and counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2000. That year, he transferred to Rogers High School.


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