Blue Flower

Students at both the Edge Academy and Akros Middle School participated in our new club and made some tasty chocolate covered treats.  In future weeks they will be working with a variety of chocolates as well as learning cake decorating skills (and more).  The club meets everyThursdayafter school in the Akros cafeteria.

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Edge and Akros students participated in the "Pennies for Patients" campaign this month. 


Look at all of the money we have collected to help children with Lymphoma and Leukemia.  Our life skills students are taking a trip to Giant Eagle to get a final count of how much we raised.  Thank you to all who participated.


The totals are in and here are the winners!!!!

Edge winner - Mr. Rich's class with $63.52 wins by 38 cents over Mrs. Knight's class.  Edge total contribution is $371.49

Akros winner - Mr. Kirkland's class with $37.61, second place Mrs. Wilson with $35.  Akros total contribution $131.85
Total for both schools is $503.34







Akros Middle school shared Veterans Day with the Summit County Veterans Service Commission (VSC).

The VSC holds an educational event honoring Veterans annually, explaining the importance of patriotism and service. The students spent the afternoon with Veterans of many different branches and eras, listening to their stories and heroism. Many of the students paid tribute to the veterans by writing poems. We at the school wish to thank all veterans that have served and protect the freedoms we enjoy today.


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Mrs. Wilson's Math class has been working with the coordinate plane. They designed these pictures by plotting at least 10 points and then reflecting them over the x or y axis.


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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!




We would like to invite your child to be part of the Akros Middle School Drum Ensemble and/or the Choir. The groups are open to any student who choir20clubattends Akros Middle School.  Drum Ensemble will be held after school on Wednesdays until 4, and Choir will be on Thursdays during Morning Meeting.  We will rehearse secular and non-secular music for our holiday concert.  Our performance this semester will be Friday, December 19th. Rehearsals will beginNovember 5thfor Drums and 6th for Choir.  


Permission Slips were sent home with your students, and are available here as a PDF.


Happy Music Making!



-Mrs. Smeltzer 

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!!

Attention 8th grade parents: 
Open Enrollment for Akron Public High Schools is November 3rd through December 5th.  You must go down to the Akron Board of Education to fill out applications to the high schools that you would like to open enroll in.  Be sure to bring your child's birth certificate and a proof of residency with you.


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.

This Friday on October 31st, 43 of our Akros Middle School students who earned the "good behavior" field tip will be traveling to Nickajack farms for a day filled with Fall season fun. 

Student are invited on quarterly good behavior field trips for having 4 or less violations, 4 or less days of absence and no suspensions.  Congrats!


Akros Students help Akron stay Green and Clean



Student from the Akros Middle School volunteered for Akron's annual "Weed & Clean Day" This event is in its sixth year and gives residents an opportunity to take pride in their community with a proactive approach


The photo was featured in the Akron Beacon Journal on May 5th, 2013 taken by Karen Schiely. It features Akros Middle School students weeding the garden at Cascade Plaza.