Blue Flower

Eighth grade student Jo'Vante Wimbley was recognized in July by Akros Middle School, after attending a week long Air Camp at Wright State University in Dayton.


Jo'Vante has been with The Edge Academy and Akros since kindergarten. Aeronautics and engineering are his passions.


"Jo'Vante is a student who achieves not just academically, but behaviorally," said Chris Burchfield, director of The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School. "He has leadership characteristics that will follow him throughout his life. I look for Jo'Vante to be a leader within this community very soon."


The school thanks Ron and Doris Adler of the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education for making attendance at the camp possible for Jo'Vante through their scholarship program. (Photo, left to right: Ron Adler, Chris Burchfield. Jo'Vante Wimbley, Holly Piskula, Dave Dudas) 


Article is courtesy of Charter School Specialist


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Loose-leaf paper Loose-leaf paper 3-ring binder Pen/Pencils
1 ½ “  3-ring binder Pens, pencils Mechanical pencils                            Colored pencils              
2 pocket folder (for inside the binder) Binder with 3 dividers OR 3-subject notebook Notebook 2 “ Binder
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2- composition notebooks (8th grade) 2-folders    


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!

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls finished their geometry unit with an exploration into tessellations. They viewed the artwork of M.C. Escher for inspiration and then created their own Escher-like pattern. The girls then decorated their masterpieces with lots of color and creativity.

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!!


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 28, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

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