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Students Join Conventioneers in Columbus
11/13/2018
The annual Capital Conference of the Ohio School Boards Association hosts thousands of educators at the Greater Columbus Convention Center this week.
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Board's Rev. Walker Honored in Columbus
11/13/2018
Kudos from Akron Public Schools to longtime school board member, Reverend Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr., for his recognition to the All Ohio School Board this week.
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Season 3 of Elementary Basketball
11/13/2018
The APS sixth-grade boys basketball program is up and running again this year.
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Jr. Cadets in Service
11/13/2018
Cadets from Ellet High School's Jr. ROTC program (U.S. Navy) were invited to participate in this year's observance of Veteran's Day at the Akron Summit County Public Library.
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Jr. ROTC Army Cadets in Service
11/09/2018
Our cadets from the Jr. ROTC program at Kenmore-Garfield were invited to participate in a ceremony honoring veterans, November 8.
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Safety Town Comes Into APS Schools
11/09/2018
Akron's fire and police departments, Akron Children’s Hospital and Akron Public Schools are combining efforts to start a Safety Town program for all kindergartners attending Akron Public Schools.
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Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs. North Vikings Football Highlights - October 26, 2018
11/09/2018
Watch highlights from the football game on October 26, 2018 - Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs North Vikings!
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Kenmore-Garfield Rams vs. North Vikings Football - October 26, 2018
11/09/2018
Watch the Kenmore-Garfield Rams take on the North Vikings at Ellet!
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Parents' Workshop
11/08/2018
Community Legal Aid is holding a series of free workshops to help local parents advocate for their struggling school children.
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Essex Early Learning Program Closed Today
11/08/2018
But just for today. Essex Early Learning Program is closed today due to Water Main Break.
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Stores, Premieres and Festivals Coming Up
11/07/2018
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools.
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APS Teams Up at School Readiness Summit
11/07/2018
Health, education and more are critical for students.
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APS Spotlight: Donors & Donations - November 6, 2018
11/06/2018
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Exercising the Right
11/06/2018
APS students are encouraged to practice their civic right to vote and be an informed and engaged part of our community.
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Jamarius Pickett Leads Pledge
11/06/2018
When the Akron School Board asked Leggett CLC Principal Greg Blondheim to invite a student to lead the board in the Pledge of Allegiance before the November 5, 2018, meeting, Blondheim quickly came up with a fifth-grade student he thought would be perfect for the request.
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Buchtel Griffins vs Ellet Orangemen Football Highlights - October 19, 2018
11/05/2018
Watch highlights from the football game on October 19, 2018 - Buchtel Griffins vs Ellet Orangemen!
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Buchtel Griffins vs. Ellet Orangemen Football - October 19, 2018
11/05/2018
Watch the Buchtel Griffins take on the Ellet Orangemen at Ellet!
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Girls On the Run NEO Fall 5K
11/05/2018
Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio (GOTRNEO) are teaming up to create a sensory-friendly area at the upcoming GOTRNEO fall 5K November 11.
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An Inventory of Aging Buildings
11/05/2018
One recent chilly Wednesday, two Beacon Journal/Ohio.com journalists toured four Akron Public Schools buildings that will soon be offered up for auction: the Adult Vocational Services Building, Erie Island Elementary, Smith Elementary and Lawndale Elementary.
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March to Excellence
11/05/2018
Kudos to the Marching Falcons of the Firestone CLC Marching Band.
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APS All Access: Bridgestone Auto Center Opens at East CLC
11/02/2018
Bridgestone is bridging the gap at East CLC!
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Bridgestone Auto Center at East CLC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 30, 2018
11/02/2018
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the East CLC Bridgestone Auto Center took place on October 30, 2018.
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Students, Superintendent Honored
11/02/2018
The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) presented its 71st annual Honors and Awards Banquet — part of its mission to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) last night at Guy’s Party Center.
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Miller South and Stories of the Kindertransport
11/02/2018
For more than a month, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts students have been hard at work preparing to stage the drama, “Stories of the Kindertransport.”
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Project RISE, Griffs Clothing Drive
11/01/2018
Project RISE and the Buchtel CLC Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) class teamed up for a clothing drive to benefit families struggling with homelessness.
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Academy Partner Delivers Experience
11/01/2018
Akron Public Schools in partnership with Bridgestone Americas cut the ribbon Tuesday for the East Community Learning Center's Firestone Complete Auto Care Center.
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Your Weekly Video Update
11/01/2018
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools.
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A Madrigal Dinner
10/31/2018
The Akron Woman's City Club (732 W. Exchange St.) is holding a fundraiser November 30 at 5 p.m. with the Firestone CLC Madrigal Singers.
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STEM High School Showcase
10/31/2018
You are invited to the STEM High School Showcase for the Academy of Advanced Technology and Design.
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Dream Day Makes Connections
10/31/2018
Dream Day was October 30 at the John S, Knight Center. DrE3am Day is an experience for Akron Public Schools’ high school seniors to connect with colleges and universities, local business and community leaders that can assist with their post-high-school pathways.
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Complete Auto Care Store Opens
10/31/2018
Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent David James and East Community Learning Center (CLC) Principal Vyrone Finney joined Chief Technology Officer Nizar Trigui, of Bridgestone Americas Inc. (Bridgestone), to cut the ribbon and officially open the East CLC Automotive Technology Center in cooperation with Firestone Complete Auto Care.
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Promoting Partnerships
10/31/2018
Music by the Ellet High School Jazz Band greeted visitors in the Jean Hower Tabor Student Union as they arrived to celebrate a new partnership between Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron.
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Shadow Day Event
10/30/2018
The STEM High School's Shadow Day event will be held November 9 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the school.
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Standing Together
10/30/2018
The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of many innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
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Firestone CLC Holds Event
10/29/2018
Firestone CLC will hold a Community Open House November 4 from 1-3 p.m.
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VEX Robotics Tournament
10/29/2018
The STEM High School Robotics Club (#60883) took four teams to its first VEX Robotics tournament of the school year at Loudonville High School Saturday, October 27, 2018.
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APS Spotlight: Donors & Donations - October
10/29/2018
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a bright a future for all students!
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I PROMISE School Highlighted
10/29/2018
On Thursday, October 25, LeBron James received the NBA Cares Off-season Community Assist Award for his part in opening the LeBron James Family Foundation's I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
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Halloween Event for Families Experiencing Homelessness
10/29/2018
Project RISE hosted its first annual Halloween event, held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Firestone Falcons vs. Kenmore-Garfield Rams Football Highlights - October 13, 2018
10/26/2018
Watch highlights from the football game on October 13, 2018 - Firestone Falcons take on the Kenmore-Garfield Rams!
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Firestone Falcons vs Kenmore-Garfield Rams Football - October 13, 2018
10/26/2018
Watch the Firestone Falcons take on the Kenmore-Garfield Rams at Kenmore-Garfield!
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Project RISE is Recognized
10/26/2018
This fall, Project RISE received two noteworthy awards.
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Recycle Bowl is in Play
10/26/2018
Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB), in conjunction with River Valley Paper Co., is presenting its eighth annual Recycle Bowl competition involving 33 area schools.
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Skype Pal(s) Far Away
10/25/2018
A long-distance connection has been quite a learning experience for students at Litchfield CLC (middle school), thanks to the son of an APS employee who serves in the Peace Corps.
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Board of Education Meeting - 10/22/18
10/25/2018
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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Receiver Throws a Pass
10/25/2018
Browns three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry walked down a hallway of the I Promise School in Akron and exchanged high fives with students lined up to greet him.
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Young Explorers
10/25/2018
On Wednesday, nearly 1,500 Akron eighth-graders spent an afternoon deciding what they want to do with the rest of their lives.
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Your Weekly Video Update
10/24/2018
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools.
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IPS@APS Inspired Shoes
10/24/2018
During the off-season, LeBron James officially opened the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for at-risk youth. Now, the school is getting honored with its own colorway of the LeBron 16.
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Moondog Presents Award
10/23/2018
Litchfield CLC (middle school) choir teacher Eleanor Nickras received the November Head of the Class award from the Cleveland Cavaliers today.
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Students Will Take a Seat
10/23/2018
At the October 22, 2018, Akron School Board meeting, board members heard about an initiative that will soon give students a place at the table with the seven-person board.
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Board Hears Five-Year Financial Outlook
10/23/2018
The Akron Public Schools financial outlook for the next five years is stable, according to CFO Ryan Pendleton.
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Hanson Bittner
10/23/2018
A student from the new I PROMISE School (IPS) at Akron Public Schools met the school board last night
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