Superintendent David James, Mayor Don Plusquellic, as well as many members of the community, came out to celebrate the dedication of Buchtel Community Learning Center, the 27th CLC to be completed by Akron Public Schools.
Kristen Hess was recently highlighted in the national newsletter for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. Hess, a senior at KHS, was selected by members of the Teacher Aspirations team to write an essay last spring for the Student Voice section of the Aspirations newsletter. With the help of Keidi Boatfield and Dan Freeman, both of whom provided editing suggestions and content ideas for Kristen, her essay accurately reflected the impact Aspirations is making at Kenmore High School. On September 11, 2012, Kristen was surprised with a framed copy of the essay during a staff meeting at KHS. She was told her article was published and would be seen nationwide. Kristen is a great example of why we are all APS Proud!
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Akron Public Schools welcomes back the teachers and staff to a new APS PROUD school year.
SPARK Ohio offers direct support to families with three- and four-year-olds so they can be their children's first and best teachers. This free program prepares children for kindergarten at Leggett, Mason, McEbright, David Hill, Glover and Robinson Community Learning Centers. A Parent Partner visits the family, does screening with the child, and provides parents with activity packets that include books and other learning materials that they can use with their three- and four-year-olds. This year, 66 families with four-year-olds and 60 families with 3-year-olds participated to get their children ready for kindergarten. Since 2008, SPARK has served 313 families. On August 14, 2012, recognition of the 2012 class was held at Leggett Community Learning Center for all APS SPARK programs.
Akron Education Association hosted the 2012 Annual Football Media Day. Watch as each of the 7 APS Football Coaches talks about their stand-out players and their aniticipations for the coming season.
Students, staff and parents share their perspective on why education matters and what makes them APS PROUD.
Larry Johnson, Jr., Principal of Akron STEM High School, highlights sections and terms of the Technology Agreement for parents and students.
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.
Susan Hall, Media Specialist and Digital Literacy Learning Coach for the National Inventors Hall of Fame Center for STEM Learning, is an advocate for an innovative approach to getting learners interested in reading. As the culmination of their summer reading event, Coach Hall has her students begin by choosing and reading a book over the summer. Once class resumes, the students must try to "sell" that book to their peers. This event is set up similar to a speed dating format; but, instead of selling themselves, they are selling a book (or story) to their classmates. The students have one minute to cajole, entice and convince their classmates to read their book using only props and their own passion for the story.
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!" Nancy Ritch is the principal of Rimer Community Learning Center.