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Hey everyone!
Sooooo!!! Next week starts our State Testing! PLEASE help us by encouraging your child to get 8-9 hours of sleep, talk to them about the test and remind them to check their work and do their best!
We work very hard all year for this moment, it will be a great success!
Any questions, please feel free to contact your homeroom teacher! Don't forget to check our Facebook Page or Class Dojo for more updates!

NEW vaccine requirement for 7th graders for 2018-2019 school year

The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).


Meningococcal Vaccine (NEW REQUIREMENT):

The reason behind the new requirement is because meningococcal disease can spread from person to person. The bacterium that causes this infection can spread when people have close or lengthy contact with someone’s saliva (kissing or coughing). Teens and young adults are at increased risk for meningococcal disease.

This bacterial infection poses a serious threat to teens. Meningitis can kill a healthy person in 48 hours or less. This infection can result in long term effects. The meningococcal vaccine is the best way to protect someone from getting the disease.


You may obtain these vaccines from your child’s health care provider or other community resource. Vaccines are also available at your local health department. 

Students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations to the school this fall are subject to exclusion.


Click here to download the 2018-2019 immunization requirments


Thank you,

Ms. Michelle (Nurse) Phone 330-374-6704 Ext 209 Fax 330-374-6713

Akron Children’s Hospital, School Health Services


In a wonderful synergizing effort, the students at Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy collected over 2,000 cans in our first annual can food drive. The students did a wonderful job of bringing in cans and then the middle school lighthouse team helped load all the cans into a donated Penske Truck. The students then went to the Haven of Rest to unload the can food items for donation. The Haven of Rest was very grateful and excited for the donation.




This year Akros Middle School celebrated Black History Month with a month long project, culminating with a day of student  presentations about important African Americans. Students grouped together in Language Arts & Social Studies to complete research, write papers, and create presentations. After a month of hard work and anticipation, the students presented their projects to students and staff from The Edge Academy during a special showcase. The presentations took the form of a “Living Wax Museum”, in which students from each group either dressed in costume and played the role of the individual they researched, or gave a speech about the individual’s lives. Each of the student groups did an excellent job of bringing important African Americans from history to life. Their well put together presentations and informative speeches revealed a great deal about the lives of important African americans throughout history.

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On February 1st, select Akros Middle School students had the opportunity to visit Barberton Magical Theatre. This was the students' second quarter good behavior field trip. Students had to have less than 4 absences and tardies and could not have received any after school detentions or suspensions during second quarter to qualify to go. Due to limited space, only the first 30 students to return their slips were able to attend.
Students started their trip with a walk by a frozen Lake Anna where they skipped rocks across the ice, took pictures, and raced along the path. We then were seated in the historical theatre to witness a live-action play. The play was an adaptation of George Orwell's famous novel 1984. After the performance, students were offered an opportunity to ask the cast and crew questions about the performance and everything that led up to it.

Announcing - 'Parents for Charter Schools'
An organization linking charter school parents throughout Ohio
Parents will advocate with their 'voices and votes' as part of the newly created Parents for Charter Schools (PCS) -- a 501(c)(4) organization to empower parents with a specific focus on advocating and protecting Ohio public charter schools. PCS partners with the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education - a statewide leadership organization representing all of Ohio's public charter schools. 
The PCS network organizes and trains charter school parents from across the state with the purpose of developing Charter Parent Ambassadors (CPA) in every school. 
Parents for Charter Schools supports families by linking them with other parents to present a united and powerful 'voice' when working with state legislators, other policymakers and the media.
"There are more than 100,000 students being educated at charter schools across Ohio," said PCS Director Ron F. Adler. "Those parents are in the ideal position to know the individual needs of their children - and the best educational setting for them to feel safe and in which to flourish."
This parent-driven organization will offer families a 'voice' to: * protect their child's education; * defend their 'right to school choice'; * and, guard the future of their public charter school of choice. 
"My husband and I searched for an online school to fit the immediate medical circumstances of our oldest daughter's needs," explained Lori Spangler, a Charter Parent Ambassador from Newark Digital Academy (NDA).  "NDA is a perfect fit for Sophie and we are grateful. Protecting her education is crucial to us - and Parents for Charter Schools helps put our family back in charge of Sophie's education."
PCS seeks to break down barriers that often exist around Ohio's public charter schools.  Advocating at the grassroots level and directly to legislators, parents will fight against legislation and other regulatory 
changes that would hurt their charter school.


The Edge Academy will hold its Board meetings for school year 2018 at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates at The Edge Academy Library at 92 N. Union St. Akron, 44304:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

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

Board members can be emailed through the staff page or by clicking here.

Monday January 29th, 2018

Dear Parent or Guardian:

If you and your children are thinking about a four-year university or two-year technical college after high school, it’s likely that you’re already getting ready both finically and academically. Since the inception of the College Credit Plus program more than 32,000 students have gotten a jump start on college reducing their costs toward college degrees by participating in the program.

Ohio has never offered your child a better start on a college education. A College Credit Plus student enjoys the opportunity to pursue more challenging classes and explore college interests sooner. Your child can earn anywhere from a few college credits to a year’s worth while still in high school.

If you are interested in having your child participate we will be hosting an information meeting at the school on Tuesday, February 6th at 8am.

The Letter of Intent can be downloaded here.

Additional information can be downloaded here,

Click here for the Ohio Department of Educations - College Credit Plus website 




Faith DeCesare- Interim Director