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Your Weekly Update
08/21/2019
Your weekly update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools. Summer is flying by quickly, so check out the events before they are gone!
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APS Responds to Latest Grad Standards
08/21/2019
(Jennifer Pignolet for Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal)
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Ellet CLC Open House is Saturday
08/21/2019
The 36th community learning center to be designed and built for students at APS is opening this weekend on Woolf Avenue in southeast Akron.
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Good Samaritans from North High School
08/21/2019
Below is a note to us from North High School Athletic Director Carrie Stewart about the Viking soccer team and its coaches.
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APS Students' Art Now at Art Museum
08/20/2019
The portfolios of two rising senior students from the Akron School for the Arts at Firestone Community Learning Center are currently on display in the lobby of the Akron Art Museum.
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Summit 4 Kids
08/20/2019
This was Summit 4 Kids' 10th anniversary. Held this past weekend, it was another fun-filled day with giveaways and educational information for kids and their families.
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Esports Ready to Grow Again in 2019-20
08/20/2019
Have you heard about esports? If not, you might soon. Esports is competitive videograming, and it’s a wildly popular global phenomenon with a growing professional level.
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Freedom, Courage, Promise
08/19/2019
Connor Harris is a student at Firestone CLC. Chika Nkwocha goes to our Akron Early College High School. Both were honored in the 41st annual ACT-SO National Competition sponsored by the NAACP.
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Miller South Symphonic Choir to Carnegie Hall
08/19/2019
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Paul Stewart and the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of The Music of Greg Gilpin on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.
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Art in Celebration
08/19/2019
Funded through a grant from GPD and supported by The John S. Knight Center downtown, our students have again been provided with an opportunity to express themselves through their art as part of a community celebration.
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LeBron Returns for Tip Off at IPS
08/16/2019
Ken Robinson for WYAM.com
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Artistic Impression
08/16/2019
When you visit 10 N. Main and the Sylvester Small Administration Building, you'll likely not miss the new addition to the wall that leads to and from the breakfast/lunch/carbohydrate loading room.
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GOTR Expands to More Communities
08/15/2019
Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio (gotrNEO) will offer its program this fall at more non-traditional locations.
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Steadfast, Creative, Dedicated
08/15/2019
The Akron School Board honored Judith White, a 50-year veteran teacher at Firestone High School and Firestone CLC who has decided to retire.
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Granted, We'd Love This
08/15/2019
A finalist for a $25,000 national grant needs online votes from the public to help local, at-risk students find stable housing.
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APS Football Media Day - July 31, 2019
08/15/2019
APS coaches for the Akron City Series Football League talk about the upcoming season and the exceptional students they brought with them.
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School Start/End Times
08/15/2019
As we approach the start of the 2019-20 school year, many of our schools start and end the day at different times.
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Your Weekly Update
08/14/2019
Your weekly update is brought to you by APS, your real public schools. Summer is flying by quickly, so check out the events before they are gone!
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APS Teachers Receive Edison Awards
08/14/2019
The Ohio Academy of Science selected 54 Ohio schools and 556 teachers to receive the Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research for their accomplishments during the 2018-19 school year.
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College Isn't for All APS Students
08/13/2019
The day of Corey Pettit’s backyard graduation party it rained on and off. But the northern Ohio spring drizzle never dampened the celebration.
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Board Alters Master Plan at IPS
08/13/2019
The I Promise School will continue to step up the number of children it serves, but will not add the first and second grades after an amendment to the school’s master plan by the Akron Public Schools board on Monday.
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In Service to Community
08/13/2019
Our thanks to the Jr. ROTC cadets (Navy) from Ellet High School, under the command of Col. Lionel Urquhart.
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APS Spotlight Donors & Donations - August 13, 2019
08/13/2019
Thank you to all those who generously give to APS. Your help secures a brighter future for all students!
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Fall Arts Education Programs Start September 21
08/12/2019
Arts education classes at Weathervane Playhouse will begin September 21 and run through November 23.
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Complete Coverage
08/12/2019
The start of the 2019-20 school year brings two major changes to Akron Public Schools with the full launch of College and Career Academies and the opening of Ellet Community Learning Center.
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I PROMISE School: Year Two Begins
08/12/2019
On the second floor of the I Promise School, 40 third-graders pick up their desk chairs and carry them across the room to form a long oval.
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For High School Students Who Are Interested in Healthcare
08/12/2019
Do you know high school students committed to making a difference in the community and interested in gaining experience within a healthcare environment?
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