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Weekly Update
04/22/2021
Find out the latest information on the APS superintendent search, Summit County Fairgrounds' cancellation of vaccine clinic, University of Akron affordability scholarship, school counselors working to meet students' mental health needs, Rock the Lock 2021 schedule, APS plus After-Hours Support, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Dine to Donate Fundraiser
04/22/2021
The STEM High School PTSA will be hosting a Dine to Donate at Casa del Rio Express at 2927 W. Market St. in Akron on Monday April 26, 2021, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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North HS Hosts Student Vaccination Clinic
04/22/2021
About 80 teenagers, 16 and older, were vaccinated against COVID-19 at North High School on Wednesday.
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Board of Education Meeting - April 12, 2021
04/22/2021
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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Discussing Sensitive Issues With Children
04/21/2021
Please click here for resources for discussing the impact of racism with students >>.
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APS Staff Spotlight - April 21, 2021
04/21/2021
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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This Season of Robotics at APS
04/20/2021
Innovation Lab Coach Sam Appleby at STEM High School called this season of robotics at Akron Public Schools a very successful one.
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Superintendent Search Update for April 20, 2021
04/20/2021
One of the most important decisions of a board of education is the selection and supervision of the superintendent of schools.
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KeyBank Renews Named Academy Partner Agreement With Akron Public Schools
04/20/2021
Akron Public Schools (APS) announced yesterday a three-year, renewed partnership agreement between East Community Learning Center (CLC) and KeyBank.
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The Streak Continues
04/20/2021
Qualifying teams from across Ohio participated in the VEX VRC State Championship on April 17, 2021.
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UA to Offer Cost Break for Students
04/19/2021
This brand-new scholarship was created because the cost of college can be a barrier for students, and grants and scholarships don’t always cover tuition and fees.
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Music to Our Ears
04/19/2021
The students in Miller South’s Steel Drum Band in Akron had to adapt to learning online during the pandemic.
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Kindergarten Registration Opens April 21
04/19/2021
Do you have an incoming kindergartner or know someone who does?
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Lock 3 Releases Schedule
04/16/2021
The City of Akron's Lock 3 is announcing its 2012 spring and summer season on the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Stage.
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How We Support Students
04/16/2021
Many Ohio children are finally heading back to in-person schooling this spring after a year of virtual learning, but the stress and isolation from the pandemic have created mental health concerns that kids are bringing with them back to the classroom.
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David Hill Welcomes Back Their Student Family - This Is How We Do It!
04/16/2021
See how David Hill CLC is welcoming back their students with this fun music video showing off their new practices to keep everyone safe!
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That's Why It's The Summit
04/16/2021
When did the “Before Times” end? For us, at least as far as station visits go, we can provide a precise date and time: 4 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020, was the last time we dropped in to see a radio station in the days when offices and studios were full of people and the pandemic was still (barely) in the future.
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Weekly Update
04/15/2021
Find out the latest information on APS summer programs, end of superintendent tour, Ohio Healthy Student Profiles, pause on J&J vaccine, upcoming local events, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - April 15, 2021 (Part 2)
04/15/2021
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Music to Your Mouth
04/15/2021
Do you like Chipotle? Of course you do! If you are looking for an excuse to convince your family to get Chipotle for dinner on April 20, look no more.
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APS Superintendent Finalist Candidates Information
04/15/2021
Click on the link below for information on the four superintendent candidates, their resumés, the forums and interviews schedule, and the feedback form.
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APS has Part-Time Medical Positions
04/15/2021
Akron Public Schools is in need of part-time medical assistants, EMTs or paramedics for its school health clinics.
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From Our Friends at The Summit
04/14/2021
For more than a decade, The Summit's Marilyn Stroud Music Alive program has been collecting, restoring and donating instruments to students in Akron Public Schools.
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APS Staff Spotlight - April 14, 2021
04/14/2021
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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Art Teacher Malia Tschantz Shares Her Students' Work
04/14/2021
Miller South art teacher Malia Tschantz is proud of her students and wanted to share their work with us.
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KSU Names North Grad as New A.D.
04/14/2021
Kent State University is pleased to announce Randale L. Richmond as our next director of athletics. Richmond was selected following a national search and returns to a familiar setting.
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For APS Sixth-to-Eighth-Graders
04/14/2021
The theatre program at Miller South is hosting a virtual Theatre Conference this year, and we are inviting all sixth-to-eighth-graders in the district to be a part of it!
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APS/Akron Zoo Have New Partnership
04/14/2021
The Akron Zoo has partnered with Akron Public Schools and the Ohio STEM Learning Network Akron Hub to develop problem-based learning challenges for APS middle school students.
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Help the Falcons and Satisfy Your Hunger
04/13/2021
Show your team spirit at a fundraiser to support Firestone Falcons softball.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - April 13, 2021 (Part 1)
04/13/2021
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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Get Your Ticket!
04/11/2021
The Firestone Falcons All Sports Boosters is holding a Virtual Reverse Raffle on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7 p.m.
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Hot Fudge and Banana Spirit Shake
04/11/2021
North High School is holding an Erik the Viking Hot Fudge and Banana Spirit Shake fundraiser at Swenson's (658 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.) through May 16.
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APS Staff Spotlight - April 7, 2021
04/11/2021
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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Senior Summit Conference
04/11/2021
The Senior Summit Conference registration is up and running. Speakers are prepping, and partners at AARP are working to make the online conference high quality and easy for attendees and speakers.
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Special People for Uniquely Challenging Times
04/11/2021
The multilingual chatter of parents dropping off their kids at Akron’s Findley Community Learning Center fills the air.
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Superintendent Search Update for April 8, 2021
04/08/2021
As we prepare for our superintendent finalist candidates to interview with the board and host forums for our community, I wanted to send this final update as promised with information you will need to participate.
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"Full Throttle Up" by Resnik and Hyre Students
04/05/2021
Resnik CLC and Hyre CLC students are presenting a video of the collaborative project from teachers Alyssa Miller and Kim Shama-Hanna.
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Kenmore Youth Football & Cheer Signups
04/05/2021
Kenmore Youth Football & Cheer signups will be held June 5 and 12 at the Prentiss Park football field concession stand from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Summer Knowledge, Summer Fun
04/04/2021
Akron Public Schools will offer summer classes as part of its approach in dealing with pandemic-related learning loss. The district submitted its plan on the eve of the April 1 deadline given by Gov. Mike DeWine to all Ohio school districts.
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Naming the New Kenmore-Garfield CLC
04/04/2021
Join Project Ujima for a virtual community discussion circle to share ideas on the official name of the new Kenmore-Garfield CLC.
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Participate in Our Search for Superintendent
04/01/2021
Your participation in our search for a superintendent is very important to the community. Akron Public Schools is doing its final interviews of candidates the week of April 12 and invite you to join us. Each day that week will feature a different candidate for APS superintendent.
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
04/01/2021
April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year Summit County Children Services (SCCS) takes the lead to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect and support the safety and well-being of children in Summit County.
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Academic Recovery Plans
04/01/2021
Akron Public Schools is set to receive an estimated $96 million from the most recent federal stimulus bill.
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APS Staff Spotlight - March 31, 2021
03/31/2021
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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Challenge Yourself
03/31/2021
Take the APS Maker Challenge, March 29-April 9!
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