Akron Public Schools' Early College High School (AECHS) earned accolades from the Ohio Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard Ross, Ph.D., has named Akron Early College High School a High-Performing School of Honor and a School of Promise based on its 2012-13 Local Report Card. The High Performing Schools of Honor program recognizes Ohio schools for maintaining academic excellence standards for five years.
Gilby had a great time with the kids and his friends at the Annual Zippy Invitational Mascot Race. Thanks for inviting him to be a part of this wonderful event. See you next year!
On May, 23, 2013, second- and third-grade students at Judith A. Resnik Community Learning Center held a very special patriotic performance. The Spring program, Celebrate Ohio, was clever and creative. Thank you to all the staff and parents who helped put it together. Today (September 23, 2013), the students from Resnik CLC, who performed in last Spring's Celebrate Ohio musical, were surprised when they received a certificate from Governor John Kasich.
BJ's donated $4,000 worth of school supplies to Akron Public Schools on Tuesday, September 10. The supplies are directed toward Project RISE which is designed to assist students who are homeless. The supplies were delivered to Trinity United Church of Christ who has partnered with Project RISE to help store and distribute them. Thanks to the generosity of partners like BJ's and Trinity United, APS is able to provide for student needs, both educational and physical.
Spark Ohio offers direct support to families with 3- and 4-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 3- and 4-year-olds. This year, 61 families with 3-year-olds and 67 families with 4-year-olds participated to get their children ready for kindergarten. Since 2008, SPARK has served 441 families.
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.
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.
May Festival took place at Firestone High School on May 7, 2013. The performances took place by elementary choir students, the Middle School Honors Choir, Firestone Jazz Band, Firestone and Kenmore Honors High School Choirs and the Visual and Performing Arts dance students. Students' artwork were also on display.
The first annual Race for Case one-mile fun run/walk took place on Saturday in Akron. More than 500 registrants participated, sponsored by and for the benefit of the Case Elementary School PTA, and raised $10,000 toward technology purchases for the school.
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