The 2013 Teacher of the Year Banquet took place at Quaker Station on May 21, 2013. Fifty teachers were nominated as Building Teachers of the Year. Of those 50, eight were selected as finalists for Teacher of the Year. Thank you, teachers, for all of the hard work you do every day.
Fifty teachers were nominated as Building Teachers of the Year. Of those 50, eight were selected as finalists for Teacher of the Year. To showcase why these very special individuals were chosen, this video montage was constructed and was shown during the 2013 Teacher of the Year Banquet on May 21, 2013. This is just a small sampling of the great teachers and staff we have in APS. Thank you, teachers, for all of the hard work you do every day.
The APS Proud is an original adaptation of "L-O-V-E" as made popular by Nat King Cole. The eight 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists gave fantastic performances all the way through to the last beat!
APS' annual Teacher Recognition ceremony was held last night (May 21, 2013) to honor all teachers and personally recognize some of the best in the business. #1 at APS is Timothy Zolyniak, music teacher extraordinaire at East Community Learning Center. Congratulations to Mr. Zolyniak! Check out the program, and look for our many wonderful teachers featured inside.
Akron Public Schools recognizes the important role community and parent volunteers play in its students' education. Indeed, it takes many hands to shape a child, and the effect is nowhere as apparent as in the results of the wonderful programs represented this evening. The 14 winners being honored, along with the 28 other nominees, bring to our schools a wealth of knowledge, service and compassion. The Volunteer Recognition Awards, sponsored by the Akron Board of Education and the Business Advisory Council, recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their involvement and contributions. Candidates are nominated by Akron Public Schools personnel in the categories of business, civic organization, individual, PTA and senior citizen. Each person who volunteers his/her time, talent or resources enhances the lives and educations of others. It is no small compliment to be labeled a "volunteer." Without them, the quality of education would diminish.
Superintendent David W. James discussed the state of Akron Public Schools at the Akron Press Club's luncheon at The University of Akron's Martin Center on February 14. Questions were asked following the speech regarding related issues.
Kaitlin Stessney is a seventh-grader at Roswell Kent Middle School. She was recently chosen to represent APS at the national GLOBE Program Conference in St. Paul, Minn., for her research project “Climate Change Correlation with Malaria Cases.” Her research project has garnered the following achievements: Local Science Fair: Superior; District Science Fair: Superior; State Science Day: Superior; Intel Science & Engineering Fair: Second Place; Satellites Conference: Second Place; Medicine Science Fair: Best; B-WISER Science Camp: Scholarship; GLOBE Program Conference: Ohio Representative Presenter - Second Place
Students, staff and parents share their perspective on why education matters and what makes them APS PROUD.
From the unique to the extraordinary, Akron Public Schools staff, students, and graduates are enriching lives and communities. Find out what the buzz is all about! Watch and learn why everyone is saying "I'm APS PROUD!" Laura Francis is a teacher at Ritzman Community Learning Center.
From the unique to the extraordinary, Akron Public Schools staff, students, and graduates are enriching lives and communities. Find out what the buzz is all about! Watch and learn why everyone is saying "I'm APS PROUD!" Kiarra Anderson is a student at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts.