2020 - 2021 News Archive

STEAM camp
STEAM Camp in Fairlawn
05/21/2021
STEAM camps are a collection of in-person and virtual programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math.
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Natlional Missing Children's Day
05/21/2021
Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP) presents its 10th annual National Missing Children’s Day event on May 22, 2021—in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
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Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups
05/21/2021
For the first time in its history, the Akron Zoo welcomed the birth of eight red wolf pups on April 22.
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Second Annual Hip Hop Boot Camp
05/11/2021
Alien Arts Inc. is an Ohio-based non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, nurture and teach youth grades K-12 through the performing arts channels of music and dance.
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Partners in Education Good at Addition
05/05/2021
The Akron Zoo welcomes two Humboldt penguin chicks, hatched on March 12 and April 5.
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Not Just For Kicks
05/05/2021
A free soccer summer camp will be hosted by the Ellet CLC girls soccer team July 5-7 at the new turf stadium from 5:30-8 p.m. daily.
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Public Schools
Public Education Matters
05/05/2021
Join WKSU and ideastream for the Learning Curve Community Tour, a series of virtual events. Learning Curve is a reporting initiative examining K-12 education in Ohio; the community tour lets you add your voice to the conversation with our reporters and expert panelists.
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YouthTruth Survey
04/21/2021
We would like to invite all families to complete this valuable YouthTruth Survey between April 19 and May 11.
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Academic Recovery Plans
04/16/2021
Akron Public Schools is set to receive an estimated $96 million from the most recent federal stimulus bill.
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Summer Knowledge, Summer Fun
04/16/2021
Akron Public Schools will offer summer classes as part of its approach in dealing with pandemic-related learning loss. The district submitted its plan on the eve of the April 1 deadline given by Gov. Mike DeWine to all Ohio school districts.
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Hot Fudge and Banana Spirit Shake
04/16/2021
North High School is holding an Erik the Viking Hot Fudge and Banana Spirit Shake fundraiser at Swenson's (658 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.) through May 16.
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From Our Friends at The Summit
04/16/2021
For more than a decade, The Summit's Marilyn Stroud Music Alive program has been collecting, restoring and donating instruments to students in Akron Public Schools. Later this summer, we will announce the single largest donation of beautifully restored instruments ready for play for the 2021-22 school year. We are working closely with Dawn Wilson of APS Fine Arts to place instruments by need throughout the district.
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Akron Children's Hospital
APS has Part-Time Medical Positions
04/16/2021
Akron Public Schools is in need of part-time medical assistants, EMTs or paramedics for its school health clinics.
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Cleveland State University's Community Learning Center
03/19/2021
The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University is offering free drop-in remote tutoring for K-12 learners via Zoom.
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Storytime: Our People
03/19/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Protect Your Cranium
03/19/2021
Cycling weather is back, and so is this reminder from our partners at Akron Children's Hospital.
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Storytime: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
03/19/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Kindergarten Registration Opens April 21
03/19/2021
Do you have an incoming kindergartner or know someone who does? Kindergarten registration opens April 21 to children who will be at least five years old on or before Sept. 30.
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Public School Funding Matters
03/19/2021
The REAL TALK | LWV program invites the public to attend a statewide event addressing how Ohio can move from an inequitable, inadequate, unconstitutional school funding system to an equitable, responsive, high functioning funding model that serves all of Ohio’s students.
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The Good Egg
Storytime: The Good Egg
03/10/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Need to know
APS Remote Learning Meal Pickup Information
03/10/2021
APS remote students may pick up weekly meal boxes containing five breakfasts and five lunches once a week on Mondays at select schools in each cluster.
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Back to School
Return to School Rules
03/10/2021
What do you need to know to return to school?
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Need Help With Rent or Utilities?
03/03/2021
Summit County Cares is the front door for various government funded assistance designed to help keep families and individuals living in Summit County, Ohio, housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Storytime: The Grinny Granny Donkey
03/03/2021
Here's another fun read-with-me video from one of our staff and friends. Watch, read along and let us know what your family is reading!
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Grant Pays For Lap Desks and Mice
02/05/2021
Forest Hill CLC receives a grant to help Kindergarten and 1st Grade students follow CDC guidelines when they return to the classroom.
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Refugee Youth Mentoring Program
01/21/2021
The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program seeks to uplift and support youth and young adults ages 15-24 who are new to the United States (under five years of residency).
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APS plus After Hours Support is Back
01/11/2021
APS plus After-Hours Support Center provides families and students with additional resources after the school day has ended.
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Lebron James
Just a Kid From Akron
12/15/2020
Watch the Time.com video (narrated by Forest Whitaker) about LeBron James and his being named Time Magazine Athlete of the Year.
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Mandatory In-School State Testing at APS
12/07/2020
In-person state testing will continue to be a requirement this school year per the Ohio Department of Education.
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Partners Bring Lessons to Life for Young Learners
11/16/2020
Essential Experiences provides preschool and elementary students at Akron Public Schools with a meaningful learning experience outside of the classroom.
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Support for girls springs from APS alum:
11/16/2020
"I want to help the kids": New Program offers strength, support to Black girls in Akron!
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Kindergarten Readiness Program
11/06/2020
Early involvement in your child's learning is critical to her/his lifelong success.
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Summit County COVID-19 Upate
11/02/2020
Summit County Public Health releases the following updated COVID-19 numbers for Sunday, November 1.
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First Pickleball Courts at Waters Park
11/02/2020
Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan dedicated six new pickleball courts at Waters Park (169 E. Glenwood Ave).
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From Summit County Department of Health
10/28/2020
Summit County Public Health (SCPH) understands the importance of students being in school for their academic advancement, social development, and well-being. Please help us keep the spread of COVID-19 down as we head into the colder holiday months and continue to experience significant spread in Summit County.
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Board Vote Brings Some Students Back to Class
10/28/2020
The Akron Public Schools Board of Education has voted unanimously to continue 100% remote learning for students the remainder of this calendar year.
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AFD Installs Free Smoke Alarms
10/20/2020
Does Your Home Have Working Smoke Alarms? Are Your Smoke Alarms over 10yrs Old?
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David James
APS Learning 2020-21
10/20/2020
It has been a while since I have connected with you. Our team here at Akron Public Schools (APS) has been extremely busy with the most critical planning and decision making of the last several months. Our challenge is how to continue to provide the best education possible for 20,000 students while maintaining the well-being and safety of each of them and our entire staff to the best of our abilities.
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APS Learning 2020-21
10/20/2020
Take a look at this updated version of our Connected Guidebook for Parents and Students.
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11 Ways to Improve Your Meet Connection
10/06/2020
Are you constantly getting kicked off your Google Meet? Is it lagging and circling instead of being fast and downloading? Follow these four steps to improve your connection!
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NEED HELP? CHROME HOURS!
09/25/2020
Do you need help with your chrome book? Is it broken? Does the camera or microphone not work? Is the screen broken? Does it not hold a charge? Here are the hours you can come up to Forest Hill CLC to get help!
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APS
Portal Sign In Support
09/18/2020
Click here for a document to help you sign into the APS portal for the first time!
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Boys and GIrls Club
The Club Smart Learning Centers
09/01/2020
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio Learning Centers are open for registration.
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Kids Gardening
Kids Growing
09/01/2020
One neighborhood in Akron is proving to be a welcoming place for resettled refugees and a place promoting the agricultural heritage and customs of immigrants and refugees who call Akron’s North Hill neighborhood home.
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Social Media Accounts for Forest Hill CLC
09/01/2020
Connect to many platforms to see what's going on at Forest Hill CLC and stay connected!
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Title 1
Title 1 Information
09/01/2020
A google slide show that informs Forest Hill Families where we as a school spend our Title 1 budget.
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From Akron Children's Hospital
08/13/2020
There’s truly no one-size-fits-all solution for how families will transition back-to-school this year.
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For Akron Public Schools Families
08/13/2020
Five locations of the Akron Area YMCA will offer Virtual Learning Days for children entering grades K-5.
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