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Board of Education Meeting (Part 2) - October 12, 2020
10/19/2020
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 - October 19, 2020 (Part 2)
10/19/2020
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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Children's Choir Program is Back!
10/19/2020
The Children’s Choir Program activities have shifted to smaller groups with social distancing and PPE.
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Weekly Update
10/16/2020
Find out the latest information on our learning plan for the final weeks of 2020, Community Legal Aid eviction assistance program, employment opportunities, APS plus After-Hours Support, The Student Voice, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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How We Report Cases
10/16/2020
When it comes to reporting coronavirus cases at school, some say there needs to be more transparency. But just what are the policies school districts should follow?
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Board of Education Meeting (Part 1) - October 12, 2020
10/16/2020
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 - October 16, 2020 (Part 1)
10/16/2020
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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APS Learning 2020-21
10/16/2020
It has been a while since I have connected with you. Our team here at Akron Public Schools (APS) has been extremely busy with the most critical planning and decision making of the last several months.
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APS Learning 2020-21
10/15/2020
Take a look at this updated version of our Connected Guidebook for Parents and Students.
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The Student Voice (In 5 Parts) - Part 5 of 5: On Themselves...
10/15/2020
Dreama Whitfield, the Career Advising Manager for K-12, moderates a panel of amazing students sharing their real thoughts and feelings on topics ranging from virtual learning to mental health.
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2nd & 7: The Hog Mollies and the Dream Discovery Day #NationalBookMonth
10/14/2020
Thank you to the 2nd & 7 foundation for sending three different Hog Mollies books to all second-graders in the district.
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Grid Schedule Update
10/14/2020
Two City Series football games that were postponed earlier this season will be made up the last week of October.
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Deadline Moved UP for Census
10/14/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled -- this week -- that the government can end data collection immediately, blocking a lower court order that extended the deadline until 10/31/20.
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Anxious Parents Await Board Vote
10/13/2020
The Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education has more challenging decisions to make in the coming weeks, as it now considers a plan to return students to the classroom.
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APS Chapman is 'STEM Innovator'
10/13/2020
When the coronavirus pandemic prompted Ohio schools to close in March, district administrators, teachers, students and their families scrambled to quickly adapt to online learning.
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GAMEDAY Season 7
10/13/2020
Going into its seventh season this year, GAMEDAY is Akron’s premiere basketball and cheer league with Grace Church attracting children and parents from all around the greater Akron area, for ages five years old through sixth grade.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - October 13, 2020
10/13/2020
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Always Been the G.O.A.T. at APS
10/13/2020
Perhaps the best person to ask about LeBron’s legacy is the man who admitted “I'm really bad at following sports.”
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Yes, Custodians Continue Vigilance
10/13/2020
Every morning, John Carter looks out over the field behind Betty Jane Community Learning Center and counts the deer.
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2nd & 7: Hog Mollies and the Great Golden Gizmo #NationalBookMonth
10/12/2020
Thank you to the 2nd and 7 foundation for sending three different Hog Mollies books to all second-graders in the district.
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Mayfield Hosts Kenmore-Garfield
10/09/2020
The Mayfield Wildcats open up the 2020 playoffs at home on October 9 vs. Kenmore-Garfield.
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Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs East Dragons Football - October 1, 2020
10/09/2020
Watch the Kenmore-Garfield Rams take on the East Dragons at Ellet!
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Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs. East Dragons Football Highlights - October 1, 2020
10/09/2020
Watch highlights from the football game on October 1, 2020 - Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs. East Dragons!
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Breakfast of Champions
10/09/2020
Wheaties announced today that LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, will be the next athlete to adorn the cover of the iconic orange box.
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Please Complete This Family Survey
10/09/2020
As Akron Public Schools continues to plan for the second nine weeks, which starts on November 11, 2020, we need to hear from you regarding which learning environment you want for your children.
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Support Issue 47
10/08/2020
This November, Summit County residents will be asked to cast their vote in support of the Akron Zoo.
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Weekly Update
10/08/2020
Find out the latest information on Student Voices, parent-guardian questionnaire, APS plus after-hours support center, annual Dream Day, Summit County pop-up COVID-19 testing site, Dr. Erich Merkle's Mental Health Moment, and other helpful resources.
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Firestone Teacher is Outstanding Educator
10/08/2020
Firestone CLC science teacher Scott Westphal has received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.
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Grow Your Own Program
10/08/2020
Like many schools and districts in Ohio, Akron Public Schools (APS) faces human capital issues such as shortages and a teacher workforce that doesn’t reflect the Akron student population.
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The Student Voice (In 5 Parts) - Part 4 of 5: On Mental Health...
10/08/2020
Dreama Whitfield, the Career Advising Manager for K-12, moderates a panel of amazing students sharing their real thoughts and feelings on topics ranging from virtual learning to mental health.
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2nd & 7: Hog Mollies and Huddle's Healthy Halo #NationalBookMonth
10/07/2020
Thank you to the 2nd and 7 foundation for sending three different Hog Mollies books to all second graders in the district.
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APS Students Energized by Gift
10/06/2020
FirstEnergy is making sure that students are engaged and ready to go for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Storytime: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales #NationalBookMonth
10/06/2020
We are celebrating National Book Month this October by reposting these fun read-with-me videos from our staff and friends.
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Board of Education Meeting - September 28, 2020
10/05/2020
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 - October 5, 2020
10/05/2020
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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After School Help Debuts Today
10/05/2020
Today begins the Akron Public Schools extra support effort for students needing assistance after the school day has concluded.
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Help From Partners at FirstEnergy
10/02/2020
To help kick-start a successful school year, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is donating school supplies to nearly 11,400 Akron Public Schools students in kindergarten through sixth grades.
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