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As everyone knows, we love nothing more at Akros Middle School than when former students take time out of their busy schedules to come and visit us!  Talk about a surprise, these two ladies stopped in on Thursday afternoon and it was awesome!  Please take a moment to read up on their successes.  These are two leaders and students that we are so excited to see go into the future and become amazing women....oh wait...they already are!

 
Stacia Miller
 
I went to Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy since Kindergarten.  I am now a Junior at Akron Early College High School and I'm going to be graduating with my High School Diploma as well as my Associates Degree in Science.  The faculty at both of these schooles are one of the main reasons I have made it this far in this program.  The teachers taught me how to work hard to get what I want and that has definitely carried over with me.  The transition to my Freshman year was difficult, but I was ahead of most of the students that came from Akron Public schools.  I am truly appreciateive of all of the hardwork each teacher put in me.  I plan to go to college for Pre-Med and I know that I can do it because I was taught from a very young age that anything is possible.  Thank you so very much!!
 
Kamari Davis
 
I attended The Edge Academy since the 4th grade.  Once I got here, I knew that this was the school for me.  My mother loved the school so much, she decided to tell all of her family, so now, I have siblings and cousins who go here.  After I left the Edge, I went to Akros for 3 of the best years of my life.  The students and staff were all great people.  This school prepared me for some of the hardest times of my life.  I am now a junior, soon to be senior at Akron Early College High School.  At my school, I am earning a college degree while getting my high school diploma.  It is as hard as it sounds, but my prior education at The Edge and Akros really prepared me for the courses I am now taking.  I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else for school, which is why I encourage my siblings and family members to attend here as well.  Thank you to all of the faculty members at both The Edge and Akros, you have helped me a tremendous amount!

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As most of you know, there is nothing that we like better as a staff then when former students return to visit us and this morning was no exception!  Now a Junior who splits her time between Kenmore and Buchtel High Schools, Kimiera Grant is a girl on a mission!  She is part of the vocational nursing program, maintaining a 4.0 GPA and participating in a WIDE variety of extracurricular programs.  Kimiera plays volleyball, runs track & field events, along with being a member of DECA and she LOVES her art program in school (even winning a 2nd place with one of her projects!)  

 
We are so proud of her and all of her hard work!  If you are a former student, please feel free to stop by and tell us how you're doing!  At least keep us updated on our Facebook page! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carlos

On a recent beautiful fall morning, we had two former students stop in to visit us!  We have to admit, we LOVE THIS!!  These two young men

are now Juniors at local High Schools and frankly, we couldn’t be more proud.  In fact, they stayed with us for the morning and ended up talking to some of our current Akros Middle School students regarding their experiences and opportunities that they have had.  Along with academic achievements, both of these young men are on a great and bright path into their futures.

 

Tyrique

 

 Carlos admits that when he came to Akros in 7th grade that “I got into trouble in my younger years.  I was risking my life and freedom by having to face being locked up.  Being here at Akros, I got the attention I needed to further my education and want to pursue the right path.”  Carlos is a very active student at Firestone High school, including participating in programs such as Falcon Friends, Upward Bound Classic, Alchemy Inc. and College Today for Kent State.  He also maintains a 3.0-3.5 GPA and knows that his limitless with potential.

  

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Tyrique has also had a fun-filled and busy career in high school!  He has spent a lot of time working on his passion, which is music.  Which includes singing, and songwriting, he has even been invited to sing with some local record labels!  He has been on Merit Roll multiple times throughout his high school career and is currently enrolled in a vocational program working with Kenmore Construction.

Both of these young men and glowing representatives of the leaders we want to see in our community.  We are so glad that they came back to visit us and look forward to hearing more of their successes in the future!

 

  


 

Students in Life Skills visited Stan Hywet Hall recently!  They learned about the mansion which is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year.  They found out about the differences between today's technology and the things that were used in 1915.  They also learned that you'd need about 12 million dollars to buy such a house today!

 

 

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On a recent visit from the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education, both The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School were presented with the distinction of being "All-Star" School.  Our visitors, Ms. Sue Westendorf and Ms. Beth Lear, from the OCQE, enjoyed touring both schools to see all of the learning and leadership occurring in our buildings.  We are all so proud of the hard work of our students, staff and parents.  Educating the future is definitely a team effort and we couldn't do it without you!

What exciting news!  As we closed out the first 9 weeks of the school year 64 students were invited to attend the good behavior field trip.  How do you earn such a field trip you may ask? To earn the good behavior field trip each 9 weeks, the students must have fewer than 5 violations and 5 absences. In this 9 week period, the field trip student leadership team chose laser tag for the field trip of fun. The 64 students were invited to a full day trip to Amazone in Medina, Ohio where they had all day play and laser tag, as well as 10 free tokens to play in the arcade.  Students enjoyed hanging out together and we received so many compliments from the staff of Amazone as well as parents who brought their young ones in during the time we were there.  We are so very proud of the students for displaying great leadership behavior in and out of the school! 

 

Let's see how many students earn the second 9 weeks good behavior field trip.  Can't wait to see!!

Dear Colleague:

 

In an effort to make sure that all parents of Ohio middle and high school students know about Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, I ask that you work with your district’s middle school and high school principals to distribute the following letter to their students’ parents. These principals also have received a similar email request this morning.

 

Whatever channels you would normally use to communicate with parents, including the school or district website, newsletter or mailing list, should work fine.Click here to see a copy of the letter that your principals or staff can post, mail or email.

 

I know that you, like I, want to see your students and their families take advantage of every high-quality educational opportunity we can offer them. Getting our most motivated students on this early pathway to success can help you meet, and even exceed, the current expectations of the families of your community. Thanks very much for your help, and enjoy your weekend.

 

 

Dr. Richard A. Ross

Superintendent of Public Instruction

PUBLIC NOTICE

Akros Middle School will hold its Board Meetings for School Year 2015 on the following dates at 5:00 pm at The Edge Academy Library at 92 N. Union St. Akron, 44304:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Board Meeting dates, changes and special meetings may also be accessed via this website www.akros4kids.org.Board meeting dates are also posted in the school office.