2021 - 2022 What's New

Chicks
ChickQuest Youtube
05/16/2022
Baby chicks are hatching at Forest Hill CLC.
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Weathervane
At Weathervane
05/16/2022
Weathervane Playhouse is holding an APS Neighborhood Playhouse on July 5-15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harris-Jackson CLC (1085 Clifton Ave.).
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Quick Care Just in Time
05/10/2022
Quickmed Urgent Care Akron (1037 N. Main St., Suite A) is offering free physicals for all local school-aged children until August 22, 2022, by appointment only. See the flier below for more information.
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Graduate
North HS Grad's Story is an Inspiration
05/10/2022
Nirmala Ghimirey was born in a refugee camp in Nepal without access to electricity, water or healthcare. The camp was gated, and there wasn’t much to do. She never imagined going anywhere further than the camp.
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Covid Shot
Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines Available
05/10/2022
Summit County Public Health is providing free COVID-19 vaccine clinics (for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines; first, second and booster doses) during the week of May 16.
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2022 Summer Season Sign-Ups Now Open
04/27/2022
i9 Sports is now offering its summer sports program sign-ups in Cuyahoga Falls, Copley, North Canton, Seven Hills, Northfield and Shaker Heights.
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Annual Environmental Festival
04/27/2022
The Blue Heron Homecoming is an annual environmental festival that allows community members a chance to learn about the Akron Waterways Renewed! program.
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Students From 5-17 May Sign Up
04/27/2022
Weathervane Playhouse is holding its Summer Theatre Academy 2022 from June 6-August 12 (1301 Weathervane Lane).
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FISHING
Free Fishing and Environmental Education
04/11/2022
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Fishing Derby will be held on May 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Wilbeth Road Trailhead (392 W. Wilbeth Trailhead). This derby is a free fishing and environmental education program for third- and fourth-grade APS students.
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APS
Effective Monday, March 14, 2022
03/15/2022
Akron Public Schools will make face masks optional starting Monday, March 14. This applies to all students, staff and visitors to its buildings, buses and vans. Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack does, however, want those who remain at high risk for severe illness to consider continuing to wear face coverings indoors and in large gatherings.
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APS Educators Work for Truth
02/23/2022
In May 1851, at the Second Ohio Women’s Rights Convention at the Old Stone Church in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth, a former slave and uninvited speaker, raised up her imposing six-foot presence and electrified the audience with a powerful speech that many historians consider to be the most important women’s rights and abolitionist speech in U.S. history.
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Tutoring on Demand
02/23/2022
To help combat students falling behind in school, caused in large part to the shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, a school district is offering an extended-hours hotline to help the students who need it.
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It's About More Than Flag Football For Kids
02/17/2022
The Summit County Youth Flag Football Association is offering flag football to the families of Summit County for the spring 2022 season.
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STEAM Camps
STEAM Camps are Registering Kids 7-13 Now
02/17/2022
Kids ages 7-13 learn while doing what they love in Classroom Antics STEAM Camps by developing video games, creating stop-motion animation movies, producing videos, coding computer programs, animating with Minecraft or engineering LEGO robots!
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Be Kind
Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack
02/17/2022
"At this time of year, even as winter holds on fast, periodic days of sunshine and melting snow instill us with hope for the arrival of spring and, with it, feelings of joy and optimism. It is not surprising that National Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated today, February 17, at a time when many need a dose of positivity most."
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The Impact of Homelessness on Students
02/10/2022
Around 10% of Akron Public Schools students experience homelessness each year, said Shannah Cariño, the homeless liaison for the district. One program aims to help keep those children on track.
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Forest Hill CLC Before School Program
02/10/2022
Before School Program for Journaling, Crafts, and Yoga
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It's Never Too Early to Think Baseball
01/26/2022
The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Baseball Association is now holding online registration for youth baseball for boys and girls. See the flier below for more information.
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COVID Tests, Vaccines Don't Interfere
01/26/2022
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets now to avoid further delays in vital medical treatments.
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Almost Time for Pitchers and Catchers!
01/26/2022
The West Akron Baseball and Softball League is now offering online registration at wabl.org.
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Isolation Time for COVID-Positive People is Shortened
01/10/2022
COVID cases have more than doubled in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ohio, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York have contributed the most to the rise in pediatric hospitalizations.
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Family's Generosity Opens Books For Thousands
12/16/2021
A nonprofit that distributed thousands of free books to Summit County children came into being through the wishes of a little boy.
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Vaccine
Scholarship Drawings for Vaccine Recipients
11/18/2021
Ohio Vax-2-School is a public outreach campaign to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-10 vaccines and provide incentives to younger Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
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The Arts
Changes in Admission Process at Miller South
11/17/2021
A change is coming to the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Akron. Incoming fourth-graders who want to attend the school will go through a different process than older grades.
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Family Pulse Survey
10/28/2021
We want to hear the voices of our APS families! The answers to the Family Pulse Survey will give us a “snapshot” of how APS families feel at different points during the school year.
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Lauren Christian Jackson
The Hog Mollies and the Dream Discovery Day
10/26/2021
Read by Loren Cristian Jackson from Akron Men's Basketball.
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Jarvis Landry "Good Habits"
10/26/2021
The Cleveland Browns are happy to help APS kids STAY IN THE GAME! To learn more about what the Browns are doing and how you can help.
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Sports, Community Support Aspiring Students
10/26/2021
Akron Public Schools thanks Beyond the Game and its founder and President Devin Jordan, Beyond the Game, for his generosity of spirit and the donation he arranged with Walmart for our students.
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APS Approach to Challenging Issue
10/26/2021
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time when people across the country try to raise awareness and find solutions to this ever-growing issue.
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Safe Routes to School and Artistic Use of Chalk
10/26/2021
The Akron Safe Routes to School team has brightened the sidewalks around Findley CLC and Forest Hill CLC using chalk.
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Pandemic Has Had Impact on Learning Statewide
10/15/2021
The release of the State Report Card for Akron Public Schools and for all Ohio school districts today provides data for districts to use in assessing and planning with regard to student progress in an unprecedented year of disruption and recovery.
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The Hog Mollies and the Visit With Victoria
10/15/2021
Read by Atlantis Perez & Olivia Otani from Akron Softball.
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Looking at the Adjustments Students Have Made
10/15/2021
Akron Public Schools psychologist Erich Merkle, Ph.D., has seen changes in some students since they returned from having, essentially, a year away from their traditional learning environment.
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Grade 3 has adopted a baby cow!!
10/12/2021
This is the farm and family that we will be working with From Sugarcreek Ohio.
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Important
A Letter From the Superintendent to Families
10/07/2021
Please see the letter below from Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack concerning the Tik Tok "devious licks" challenge.
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How to Use ESSER Funds
10/05/2021
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds (Post-Pandemic Education Stabilization funds or ESSER) are provided to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. Funds have been appropriated to local school districts to mitigate learning loss and address the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Message from Governor DeWine
09/28/2021
Thank you for all your work during these very tough times. I deeply appreciate what you and your team are doing to protect and educate Ohio’s children.
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Children's Museum
New COVID Protocols Will Greet Visitors
09/22/2021
Akron Children’s Museum (ACM) will reopen to all visitors on Friday, October 1, 2021, after temporarily closing its doors on March 13, 2020, to adhere to the COVID-19 safety mandates. The Museum remains committed to providing a safe museum experience where children and families can learn through play. New safety protocols are in place for staff and visitors. Members and those wishing to become members are invited back for an early preview period beginning Wednesday, September 22, the first day of the Fall season, through Thursday, September 30, 2021. The first 150 member-children will receive a “Welcome Back Snack Pack” as a show of appreciation.
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Superintendent
An Interview With Supt. Christine Fowler Mack
09/20/2021
Akron Public Schools is a blend of students of all races, creeds, and colors.
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We Encourage Our Families to Explore This
09/08/2021
The 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments started July 15. If you have filed your 2020 tax return already, you don't need to take any action. If not, you should file as soon as possible. For people who are not required to file a tax return and didn't file in 2019 or 2020, there is a registration tool available from the IRS. Visit IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021, or check out the flier below.
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Important
Message From Nation's Children's Hospitals
09/08/2021
Children's hospitals are on the frontline of care for kids, anchoring the pediatric safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Tragically, rising numbers of COVID-19 infections among children, surging cases of respiratory illnesses such as RSV and the pandemic's ongoing impact on mental health are pushing our children's hospitals to capacity. Combined with significant hospital workforce shortages, the pediatric safety net for all children is being threatened in unprecedented ways. We call on leaders in the public and private sectors and the American public to stand with us to help protect our children. Read more in the flier below.
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APS
APS is a Great Place to Work!
09/08/2021
APS is a great place to work. Come join our team. Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/akron/onlineapp/
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Summit County
COVID-19 Vaccinations
09/01/2021
Beginning August 27, 2021, Summit County Public Health will offer $100 Visa or MasterCard gift cards to any Ohio resident 12 years of age and older who receives their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while supplies last.
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