Firestone/Litchfield CLCs Open

by Rene Garrett
Published 9/1/16, akroncom/West Side Leader, writer Kathleen Folkerth.
The new Firestone High School and Litchfield Middle School Community Learning Center (CLC) buildings were opened to the public Aug. 28. Portions of both new schools were available for tours during the sneak peek, which attracted students, parents and other members of the community.
 
At Firestone CLC, visitors were greeted by cheerleaders and the Firestone band. The new building is located on Castle Boulevard, directly behind the old building on Rampart Avenue.
 
Some of the hundreds of visitors are shown as they check out the first-floor lobby outside the auditorium. In a science room, Matt Raymond and son Andrew, who is starting ninth grade at the school, are shown at right top as they look at a wind tunnel.
 
Official ribbon-cutting events took place for both new schools in the Firestone CLC gymnasium. Eighth-grade student leaders Aaron Lux, Lauren Beeson and Caleb Garcha got to cut the ribbon as Firestone CLC student leaders Tatum Carlson and Ciara Douglass looked on with Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education (BOE) President Bruce Alexander. Also pictured is Akron City Council President Marilyn Keith (D-Ward 8), Superintendent David James, Litchfield CLC Principal Dyan Floyd, APS BOE member Debbie Walsh, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and APS BOE member Patrick Bravo.
 
APS buildings greeted students in first through ninth grades today, Sept. 1, for the first day of classes. APS students in 10th through 12th grades will report to school Sept. 2, and kindergarten students will begin Sept. 6.
 
Published 9/1/16, akroncom/West Side Leader, writer Kathleen Folkerth.
The new Firestone High School and Litchfield Middle School Community Learning Center (CLC) buildings were opened to the public Aug. 28. Portions of both new schools were available for tours during the sneak peek, which attracted students, parents and other members of the community.
 
At Firestone CLC, visitors were greeted by cheerleaders and the Firestone band. The new building is located on Castle Boulevard, directly behind the old building on Rampart Avenue.
 
Some of the hundreds of visitors are shown as they check out the first-floor lobby outside the auditorium. In a science room, Matt Raymond and son Andrew, who is starting ninth grade at the school, are shown at right top as they look at a wind tunnel.
 
Official ribbon-cutting events took place for both new schools in the Firestone CLC gymnasium. Eighth-grade student leaders Aaron Lux, Lauren Beeson and Caleb Garcha got to cut the ribbon as Firestone CLC student leaders Tatum Carlson and Ciara Douglass looked on with Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education (BOE) President Bruce Alexander. Also pictured is Akron City Council President Marilyn Keith (D-Ward 8), Superintendent David James, Litchfield CLC Principal Dyan Floyd, APS BOE member Debbie Walsh, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and APS BOE member Patrick Bravo.
 
APS buildings greeted students in first through ninth grades today, Sept. 1, for the first day of classes. APS students in 10th through 12th grades will report to school Sept. 2, and kindergarten students will begin Sept. 6.