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The Firestone Woodwind Choir was selected, out of a large number of applicants, to perform at this year’s OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) conference at the Cleveland Convention Center.
by Rene Garrett in Music  Award 
Some of Ohio’s largest school districts are looking to hire!
by Rene Garrett in Events 
The Akron School Board has recognized another outstanding APS teacher.
by Rene Garrett in Award 
Leads board meeting.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Miller South Must See.
by Ryan Dumont in News  Community  Events  Theatre 
  The Science Expo at North on Saturday, January 24, 2015, saw some excited winners.
by Rene Garrett in Contest  Award 
Celebrate a night of dinner, dancing, silent auction and live jazz featuring the award-winning Firestone Jazz Band and alumni musicians under the direction of Kate Ferguson.
by Rene Garrett in Fundraiser  Music  Events  Community 
Board, administration, union and media gather on WAKR.
by Rene Garrett in News 
Weathervane Playhouse will present "A Raisin in the Sun" from January 29-February 15, with a special performance during the school day on Tuesday, February 10, at 10 a.
by Rene Garrett in Theatre 
Background stories.
by Rene Garrett in News 
State begins audit.
by Rene Garrett in News 
Sitting in his car at the Q, LeBron had an important message for his Akron I PROMISE Network (AIPN) students, "We're in this together.
by Rene Garrett in News  Community 
Juvenile Court seeking volunteers for Teen Court.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Project Ujima seeks volunteer tutors.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Charters, budgets and your taxes.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
59th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Expo Coming What can 536 students do with science and math material?
by Rene Garrett in Events  Contest 
Community Partners at Weathervane present Hamlet.
by Rene Garrett in Theatre  Events  Community 
The following Firestone students have been accepted to the American School Band Directors Association Honors Band, which will beheld on February 20-21 at Green High School.
by Rene Garrett in Award  Music 
Students from CTAG (Closing the Achievement Gap) get a trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park January 16, an inservice day for teachers.
by Rene Garrett in Field Trip 
Journey has valuable messages.
by Rene Garrett in Field Trip 
Our students talk about race in America, Akron.
by Rene Garrett in News 
Drumline Drums Up Excitement.
by Ryan Dumont in Music  News 
Akron Public schools held the annual Dr.
by Ryan Dumont in Community  Events  News 
This new tool (http://knowyourcharter.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
It does us all good to learn about the wonderful things our neighbors do for others.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
An editorial: the cost of charter schools.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
How the news affects kids.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Putting it to the test.
by Rene Garrett in News 
APS-educated astronaut and namesake of Judith Resnik Community Learning Center enters Jewish Hall of Fame.
by Rene Garrett in Award  Other 
Cedar PointAs the snow fell in Northeast Ohio, the Foundation and Cedar Point were making warm weather plans that are sure to excite our kids and their families.
by Rene Garrett in News  Community 
The Board of Education is the official body representing the citizens of Akron on all matters of public education.
by Ryan Dumont in Community  News 
Akron Summit Community Action Inc.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
The Creative Contest deadline is January 30, 2015, for the 28th annual Child and Family Awareness Month.
by Rene Garrett in Contest 
Kindergarten classes.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Board learns of new outreach plan.
by Rene Garrett in Community  Other 
Bruce Alexander thanks Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Teodosio, as his family looks on at Monday’s board meeting (1/12/15).
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Akron School Board President Lisa Mansfield, with her family accompanying her, is given the oath of office by Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Teodosio at Monday’s board meeting (1/12/15).
by Rene Garrett in Other 
Project RISE staff members delivered presents, pillowcases and cookies to Akron's homeless shelters and sang Christmas carols with the shelter residents.
by Rene Garrett in Other  Community 
The Project RISE PACT (Performing Arts Can Teach) program offered an opportunity for families experiencing homelessness to enjoy performances of "Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing," "The Monkey's Paw and Other Unexpected Endings," and "The Christmas Carol" at the Megical Theatre Company in Barberton.
by Rene Garrett in Theatre  Events  Community 
The Ohio school board’s beefed-up coalition of Democrats said Friday it will fight for better accountability for charter schools, beginning with pushing for the election of Democrats for board president and vice president.
by Rene Garrett in News 
A majority of elected state school board members have formed a coalition to advocate for traditional public schools, to increase accountability and transparency in charter schools, and to work with lawmakers to correct what they consider to be a less than equitable school funding system.
by Rene Garrett in News 
All Akron Public Schools are closed today, January 12th, 2015.
by Ryan Dumont in News  Alert 
Tickets are available now for the Firestone High Aquatic Association's (FHAA) annual Reverse Raffle and Auction.
by Rene Garrett in Community  Events  Sports  Fundraiser 
Community Partner, Christ Child Society Raffle.
by Rene Garrett in Community  Events  Fundraiser 
Akron Public Schools: IN SESSION TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
by Mark Williamson
Smart kids defy funding debacle.
by Rene Garrett in News 
ALL Akron Public Schools are closed today, January 8th, 2015.
by Ryan Dumont in News  Alert 
ALL APS After School activities are canceled, January 7th, 2015.
by Ryan Dumont in News  Alert 
Calling a snow day is always a difficult decision, and we do not make these decisions lightly.
by Rene Garrett in Other 
The National Weather Service is monitoring an ongoing Lake Effect Snow event over parts of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.
by Rene Garrett in Alert 
The best teachers and more.
by Rene Garrett in News 
McEbright's Mary Breiding.
by Rene Garrett in Other 

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