May Festival took place at Firestone High School on May 7, 2013. The performances took place by elementary choir students, the Middle School Honors Choir, Firestone Jazz Band, Firestone and Kenmore Honors High School Choirs and the Visual and Performing Arts dance students. Students' artwork were also on display.
The first annual Race for Case one-mile fun run/walk took place on Saturday in Akron. More than 500 registrants participated, sponsored by and for the benefit of the Case Elementary School PTA, and raised $10,000 toward technology purchases for the school.
The Mobile Discovery Center, sponsored by the National Science Center and the U.S. Army, rolled into Buchtel CLC on April 18 to give students an electrifying reprieve from the grueling preparation of standardized test-taking season. The 65-foot-long portable classroom dished out 50-minute science demonstrations for groups of 35-40 attentive middle school students. High school students visited the Mobile Discovery Center on April 19.
Akron Public Schools graduates who meet eligibility criteria set by The University of Akron and the Akron Board of Education may now earn special scholarships to UA thanks to an innovative arrangement that leverages the value of a decommissioned public school building near the university's campus.
Commercial Art is a Career Education program offered by Akron Public Schools to prepare students with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to serve a competitive advantage in the workforce.
Electrical Engineering is a Career Education program offered by Akron Public Schools to prepare students with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to serve a competitive advantage in the workforce. This video was edited by Jordan Harper, a student enrolled in the Ellet I.T. Career Education course.
Pre-Nursing is a Career Education program offered by Akron Public Schools to prepare students with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to serve a competitive advantage in the workforce.
Akron Public Schools recognizes the important role community and parent volunteers play in its students' education. Indeed, it takes many hands to shape a child, and the effect is nowhere as apparent as in the results of the wonderful programs represented this evening. The 14 winners being honored, along with the 28 other nominees, bring to our schools a wealth of knowledge, service and compassion. The Volunteer Recognition Awards, sponsored by the Akron Board of Education and the Business Advisory Council, recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their involvement and contributions. Candidates are nominated by Akron Public Schools personnel in the categories of business, civic organization, individual, PTA and senior citizen. Each person who volunteers his/her time, talent or resources enhances the lives and educations of others. It is no small compliment to be labeled a "volunteer." Without them, the quality of education would diminish.
APS faculty, board members and students from all over the district competed in the 7th Annual Cardboard Canoe Competition on Tuesday, March 26. The cardboard canoes competition is the brainchild of Dan Spak, Firestone High School engineering teacher, and is part of the APS Career Education department. The competition, now in it's seventh year, combines all the STEM principles into a single challenge. For the students, it is a wonderful opportunity for them to put their classroom learning into practice. For the adults, it is a chance to have fun and pit their own skills against their kids' skills.
The Building Leadership Team at Findley CLC implemented “Breakfast in the Classroom” service for 2012-13. As a result of this new approach to school breakfast, Findley CLC is feeding 400-450 students each morning—an increase of 100+ kids each day—in a calmer, less chaotic environment. The Findley CLC staff, students and parents are happy with the results, which include reduced discipline problems, reduced visits to the school nurse, more time to eat breakfast, and students who are well-nourished and better able to behave and succeed in the classroom. As one teacher puts it, “We never want to go back to the old way!” Congratulations, Findley CLC!