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Akron Zoo's Holiday Lighting Event
11/13/2019
Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo returns for its fourth year on November 29-30, December 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 26-30 from 5-9 p.m.
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City Series Sports
11/13/2019
The first sizable snowfall in November in Akron did not detour coaches and athletes from getting together Tuesday afternoon for the annual City Series Girls and Boys Basketball Media Day.
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Wraparound Services for Families
11/11/2019
A week ago, at the Nov. 4 Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education meeting, board members heard about a new program that will take place at two community learning centers (CLC).
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In Service to Community
11/11/2019
Since 2008, Margaret Busker, a science teacher for Akron Public Schools, has been asking her students to give up two Saturday mornings per year to help clean up the city of Akron, and every year they have shown up and made a difference.
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Essentially Akron
11/11/2019
Fifth-grade students from I PROMISE School advanced their history skills by visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for their Essential Experiences field study last week.
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Cadets and Ambassadors
11/08/2019
The Buchtel CLC AFJROTC Cadets had an amazing day at Kent State University Thursday (November 7).
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Lawmakers Hear Reality of Funding
11/08/2019
School superintendents in Ohio testified before state lawmakers Thursday to try to help pass a new state funding formula for education.
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East Dragons vs Buchtel Griffins Football Championship - November 1, 2019
11/08/2019
Watch the East Dragons take on the Buchtel Griffins at Infocision!
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East Dragons vs. Buchtel Griffins Football Championship Highlights - November 1, 2019
11/08/2019
Watch highlights from the football championship game on November 1, 2019 - East Dragons vs. Buchtel Griffins!
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - November 7, 2019
11/07/2019
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Your Weekly Video Update
11/06/2019
Your weekly video update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools. You may also enjoy the printed version you've always loved to read.
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Board of Education Meeting - November 4, 2019
11/06/2019
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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Socktober Goal is Met
11/05/2019
Students at Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts had a challenge this past month.
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Pledge Delivered by Student Board Member
11/05/2019
The school board of Akron Public Schools has a new student representative.
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Dream Day
11/05/2019
More than 500 APS senior students packed the John S. Knight Center on October 29 for the annual APS DreE3am Day.
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More Than an Oil Change at East CLC
11/05/2019
In 2018 Bridgestone Americas, in partnership with Akron Public Schools, opened a Firestone Complete Auto Care Center at East Community Learning Center.
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LeBron James Delivers Again for APS
11/04/2019
Shortly after LeBron James’ I Promise School opened in Akron, Ohio, Michele Campbell, the executive director of James’ charitable foundation, identified a pressing need: transitional housing for students and their families who are going through traumatic experiences.
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Yell for YEL
11/04/2019
Before the boys' league starts, we still have three more Saturdays of regular games for girls in the Youth Empowerment League.
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Honoring a Truly Great Teacher & Coach
11/04/2019
This past Friday (November 1) after the national anthem and just before kickoff of the Ellet vs. Firestone football game, Akron Public Schools honored longtime Ellet head football coach Joe Yost with a plaque during a brief ceremony.
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In Service to Community
11/04/2019
On the last Saturday in October, Buchtel CLC's AFJROTC (Air Force Jr. ROTC) partnered with The University of Akron Civil Engineering department to complete a Fresh Mark Community Service Project.
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