Superintendent David James, Mayor Don Plusquellic, as well as many members of the community, came out to celebrate the dedication of Buchtel Community Learning Center, the 27th CLC to be completed by Akron Public Schools.
Akron Education Association hosted the 2012 Annual Football Media Day. Watch as each of the 7 APS Football Coaches talks about their stand-out players and their aniticipations for the coming season.
SPARK Ohio offers direct support to families with three- and four-year-olds so they can be their children's first and best teachers. This free program prepares children for kindergarten at Leggett, Mason, McEbright, David Hill, Glover and Robinson Community Learning Centers. A Parent Partner visits the family, does screening with the child, and provides parents with activity packets that include books and other learning materials that they can use with their three- and four-year-olds. This year, 66 families with four-year-olds and 60 families with 3-year-olds participated to get their children ready for kindergarten. Since 2008, SPARK has served 313 families. On August 14, 2012, recognition of the 2012 class was held at Leggett Community Learning Center for all APS SPARK programs.
Students, staff and parents share their perspective on why education matters and what makes them APS PROUD.
From the unique to the extraordinary, Akron Public Schools staff, students, and graduates are enriching lives and communities. Find out what the buzz is all about! Watch and learn why everyone is saying "I'm APS PROUD!" Brant Anderson is the proud parent of a student at the National Inventor's Hall of Fame STEM School.
From cradle to career, Akron Public Schools gives students every chance to excel and achieve their dreams. From classrooms and experiments to field trips and recreation, these kids show us all why we are APS Proud!
The STEM School held a pep rally on Wednesday, April 18 to get the students pumped for the Ohio Achievement Assessment Test starting next week. The University of Akron Pep Band played as the students, faculty and parents chanted O-A-A-Reading-Math-Science! Orbit of the Akron Aeros also came out to show their support. Good luck to all APS students next during testing. Let's show the rest of the nation that Ohio and Akron Public Schools are up to the challenge!
Parent Volunteer, Helena Larios serves as the president of the PTA and also works in the Office of Communications for Akron Public Schools.
On April 4, approximately ninety third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Lawndale Elementary wore matching Rock-the-Test T-shirts and sang a special song in front of their parents, teachers and other community members. The song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, with newly adapted lyrics by fourth-grade teacher Laura Morrison, was sung to get the students pumped up for doing their best on the Ohio Achievement Assessment test. This performance is an encouragement to all students throughout the district to do their best, "rock this test," and "pass it right, like it's dynamite!"
Individual volunteer recognized for outstanding service and dedication at Akron Early College High School