Blue Flower

The 2015-2016 school year will begin Wednesday, August 19th. We are excited to see the returning students and meet new students coming to Akros Middle School this year. Akros Middle School will be holding the Open House for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, August 17th from 4-6 p.m. with the parent meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria with very important information being shared as we begin this school year. Please bring your child/children so they can also meet their teachers, follow their schedule and practice their locker combinations. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House.

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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Akros students and staff have been having lots of fun participating in Spirit Week.

They did a great job coming up with fun outfits for the week. Monday/Twins Day  they picked a partner and dressed alike. Tuesday was wear your Favorite Character Shirt Day! Wednesday the classrooms were filled with students dressed in fashions from the 50s, 60s,70s. 80s and 90s. Thursday they were allowed to wear all their accessories and Friday they showed their school spirit by dressing from head to toe in blue and gold!
It was a fun week for all!!
 
Twins Day!
 
 
 
Did we really dress like that!!!! (50's through the 90's)
 
 
 

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!

 

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

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!

 
 
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.
 

 

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 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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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 15, 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.

 

 

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.

UPDATE !!!!

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