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Board of Education Meeting - January 11, 2021
01/15/2021
The Board of Education is the official body representing the citizens of Akron on all matters of public education. The Board is non-partisan and non-sectarian.
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Five Things You May Be Interested In - January 15, 2020
01/15/2021
The most recent Board of Education Meeting video is online now and here are five things you may be interested in. The times codes for each segment are listed at the end of this video.
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Registration for STEM EXPO is Now Open
01/15/2021
Registration is now open for the 2021 virtual APS STEM EXPO.
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Storytime: Big Orange Splot
01/14/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Weekly Update
01/14/2021
Find out the latest information on the commitment letter for vaccines, stimulus aid for COVID-19 costs, updated K-12 school quarantine guidelines, warnings about COVID-19 vaccine scams, virtual STEM Expo registration closure date, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Free Admission on MLK Day at Akron Zoo
01/13/2021
The Akron Zoo is free for all guests for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking is $3.
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APS Staff Spotlight - January 13, 2021
01/13/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Learn More About Vaccine
01/13/2021
WAKR's Ray Horner digs into the coronavirus from many angles with a panel of local health experts, while also answering questions from the listening audience.
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New Expenses, New Funding
01/13/2021
Akron Public Schools (APS) Treasurer and CFO Ryan Pendleton says the immediate financial picture has changed somewhat with news from the federal government that as much as $40 million may be arriving to manage costs associated with COVID-19’s impact.
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Board Approves Commitment Letter for Vaccines
01/12/2021
Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education has voted to appoint board member N.J. Akbar, Ph.D., as its new president and board member Derrick Hall as its vice president.
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Virtual Information Night
01/12/2021
College Credit Plus will hold a Virtual Information Night February 4 at 6 p.m.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - January 12, 2021
01/12/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Holiday Feast at Schumacher
01/09/2021
We recently heard from Damian Jackson, school climate specialist at Schumacher CLC, who had some photos and told us he had recently partnered with the NoHi Restaurant and Keepers of the Art to provide 10 fully prepared holiday meals.
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Storytime: Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Trilogy)
01/08/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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APS plus After Hours Support is Back
01/08/2021
APS plus After-Hours Support Center provides families and students with additional resources after the school day has ended.
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Teachers and Vaccines
01/08/2021
Gov. Mike DeWine, following U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines, has called for Ohio’s K-12 teachers and school staff to be next in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, along with residents older than 65 and those with developmental disabilities.
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Hats Off to Our Heroes
01/08/2021
This week’s hero is Don Bloom, the head custodian at Akron Public Schools.
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Weekly Update
01/08/2021
Find out the latest information on student resources for understanding sociopolitical climate, registration for COVID-19 vaccines, IRS stimulus payments, highlighted APS staff members, virtual STEM Expo registration closure date, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Storytime: Bud, Not Buddy
01/07/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Virtual War of the Worlds Radio Drama
01/07/2021
Firestone Theatre at Firestone Community Learning Center will present the live radio play, “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script,” for on-demand streaming Jan. 22-24.
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Browns Are Playoff Bound!
01/07/2021
The staff at STEM High School and the entire APS community congratulate the @Browns on making the playoffs and hope they win Sunday night!
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Main Library Presents Matthew Cherry
01/07/2021
The Main Library will present a very special guest as its MLK virtual speaker on Sunday, January 17, at 2 p.m.
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APS Staff Spotlight - January 6, 2021
01/06/2021
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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2021 NAACP ACT-SO Season is Here
01/05/2021
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a year-long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among ALL high school students.
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Akron Fire Department Sends a Thank-You
01/05/2021
I personally wanted to thank everyone who took part in the Station 7 Christmas gift endeavor that took place this year.
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West Akron Baseball and Softball League Registration
01/05/2021
The West Akron Baseball and Softball League registration is now open and online.
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Storytime: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
01/05/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Miller South Theatre Styles Winter Showcase 2020
01/04/2021
Please join us in watching this Miller South Theatre Styles Winter Showcase 2020 video, part of the APS Christmas Showcase.
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Danny Ratcliff to be Featured
01/04/2021
The Curated Courthouse kicks off its 2021 art displays with Akron Artist Danny Ratcliff from January 5 thru March 11, 2021, at the Summit County Courthouse.
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Portage Path CLC Christmas Concert
01/01/2021
Join us in watching the Portage Path CLC third- and fourth-graders in a Christmas Concert, part of the APS Christmas Showcase.
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Buchtel CLC Virtual Holiday Concert
12/31/2020
Join us in enjoying the Buchtel Community Learning Center Instrumental Music Virtual Holiday Concert - 2020.
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APS Staff Spotlight - December 30, 2020
12/30/2020
Thank you for all that you've done and do. It's because of you that we have success at APS!
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Seiberling Holiday Talent Show 2020
12/29/2020
Seiberling CLC students took part in the first-ever virtual Holiday Talent Show. Sit back and enjoy the show!
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Even on Christmas Day!!
12/29/2020
Our Joshua Allen wanted to thank everyone who came out to help deliver hot meals on Christmas Day.
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Leggett CLC Virtual Holiday Celebration
12/28/2020
Please join us in watching the Leggett CLC Virtual Holiday Celebration - Student Submissions, part of the APS Christmas Showcase.
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Students ‘Ring in’ LeBron’s Season
12/28/2020
LeBron James’ family members and students at the I Promise School, which James’ foundation started with Akron Public Schools in 2018, recorded video messages to present him with his 2020 NBA Championship ring.
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