2019 - 2020 News Archive

Why Join the STARS Program
Please see the linked flyer form Mayor Horigan's office. They are looking for students who want to be part of the city's youth leadership program. Coach Pops is encouraging our STEM students to apply. Please reach out to Coach Grandison with any questions.
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CCP Deadline Extension
We just received an update that the new deadline to apply for the College Credit Plus Program at The University of Akron is Wednesday, July 15th! Please review the flyer as it highlights the eligibility requirements as well as the enrollment process. Some keynotes include: all applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered without test scores, admission does not guarantee enrollment into specific college courses and students admitted without ACT/SAT scores, and students with current test scores that do not automatically qualify them for college-level courses, will be required to complete placement testing through the University.
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STEM Graduation 2020
STEM Class of 2020 graduates on Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th from 3PM-7PM. Watch live here!
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STEM Nightly News
The STEM high school learning coaches collaborated while quarantined to create some entertainment for you! Here is a little bit of what life is like for us as we teach from home...enjoy!
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Final Grades Guidance
STEM Families: Now that grades have closed, I am attaching a link for the district grading guidance as the final marking period and semester grades are calculated. Please review the STEM Mastery policy in our student handbook for semester grades that did not meet our STEM standards. They will be reported as an "Incomplete" and credit recovery will be assigned. You will have 1 year to recapture the credit. Please reach out to Coach Grandison with any questions. -Coach Popa
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Goodyear Engineering Explorer Scholarships
Goodyear Engineering Explorer Scholarships awarded to several exceptional STEM HS learners!
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Request Transcripts 2020
Do you need your final transcripts sent to a college or university? Would you like them sent ASAP?
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Congrats, Nick!
Congratulations to Nick Limbach!
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STEM Capstone Presentations of Learning
STEM Capstone is the culminating experience in the APS STEM education where STEM seniors select a problem from their community that they want to solve and follow the STEM Design Process to create a product to solve the problem! STEM Seniors maintain a digital portfolio as they work through the STEM Design Process to solve the problems they have chosen and then create a short film to document their experience. Despite school buildings shutting down and losing the support (and acting/editing talents) of their classmates, the class of 2020 persevered and finished their work! Our Top Twelve are profiled here. Please enjoy perusing their portfolios and watching their documentaries. It was a fun year and I’m extremely proud of the STEM High School Class of 2020!
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STEM HS Senior Awards
STEM HS's annual Senior Award Ceremony took on a virtual format this year as Learning Coaches gathered in a Google Meet to present the Class of 2020 with their awards and scholarships. Learners and families watched from home as the ceremony was live streamed on YouTube. Check out the video here!
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STEM Appreciates Teachers
For teacher appreciation week, STEM HS Instructional Leader Dina Popa and STEM HS Academy Principal Jen Blankenship visited each of the learning coaches with yard signs, thoughtful notes and gift cards! Coach Blankenship made a touching video as a thank you to all of the hard work done by the STEM HS Learning Coaches.
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UA Education Students start K-!2 Hotline
We wanted to share this article from the Akron Beacon Journal about the UA Homework Hotline. APS extends its gratitude to the students who created this and are working daily to benefit K-12 students.
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Social Security News Release
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment...
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Story time with APS teachers!
Storytime with APS teachers, administrators, staff and community members began on Monday, April 27. Join us each weeknight at 7 pm (https://tinyurl.com/APSReads) to hear cute, fun stories read to children. Will your teachers be one of the featured readers? Join us and find out!
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STEM says goodbye to the class of 2020!
STEM HS Learning Coaches bid a virtual farewell to the class of 2020! Watch their video here...
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Stay in the Game
Attendance still equals success! Have your student join your classmates online for important learning opportunities that will help shape your future. #StayintheGame, your community is depending on you!
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NCAA Eligibility
From the NCAA Eligibility Center: please check the "COVID-19 Response FAQ" for much-needed adjustments regarding 2020 high school graduates. This is very good news for high school seniors who plan to continue as NCAA student athletes in 2020-21.
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Work Permits
Interested in a work permit?
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ONLINE Book Fair!
Stuck at home and bored? Pick out a good book! Buy now for STEM summer reading!
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Office Hours
As we move to online learning, found in our Google Classrooms, the STEM HS staff has identified Monday-Friday office hours.
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Dear APS Community
As Governor Mike DeWine has now moved any possible reopening date for our schools to Monday, May 4, there is a possibility that our schools may not reopen this school year. In any eventuality, we are prepared to continue our students' education with APS Connected Learning, our online curriculum, for as long as necessary. We will continue to feed children, as well, so we can continue to provide nearly as much for our students while they are working from home as we do when they are in our classrooms.
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An important message for Akron Public Schools NIHF STEM High School students and their families
Credit Recovery Update
Here is an update for the expectations for credit recovery. Since the Governor has issued the "Stay at Home" order, we will have to complete all unit tests and semester tests online through a video Google Hangout. You are allowed to use any hand-written notes that you take as you work through the modules.
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STEM Digital Platform Launch 3/12/2020
STEM families Thank you for your patience as we created structures to launch our online platform for classes beginning Thursday, March 12- Friday, March 20, 2020. Please note that ALL APS schools including STEM will be closed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. No online assignments will be due for attendance on this date. You are NOT required to log in. As we enter our digital platform tomorrow we will adhere to the following protocol and expectations for the learners daily academic work. Please follow the order so that you do not miss any important information that may be released daily. Academic assignments will be available daily by 7 am.
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Senior Awards Banquet!
Parents of seniors are invited!
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Goodyear STEM Career Day 2020
Over 100 students to attend the Goodyear STEM Career Day on Saturday, February 29 at The University of Akron!
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Coach Glocar: APS "Difference Maker"
Coach Glocar is the STEM Chess Coach and was recognized by the Akron Beacon Journal as a Make the Grade: Difference Maker!
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STEM HS Teacher "Makes the Grade!"
STEM HS Teacher, Katie Metcalf, was featured in the Akron Beacon Journal's Make the Grade: Amazing teacher column!
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PTSA Talent Show
Do you have TALENT? Can you sing? Dance? Tell Jokes? Play an Instrument? The Akron Council of PTAs is hosting their annual ALL CIty Talent Show on April 4, 2020.. Audition videos should be submitted to Rhonda Ferguson at [email protected] By February 8th.
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Make the Grade: Kids of Character
Jaevyn McKenzie, STEM Middle school 6th grade learner, nominated!
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CCP Information Night
APS is hosting two informational nights about College Credit Plus (CCP).If you are interested in learning about the process to enroll and earn college credit, you are required to attend one of the presentations.
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STEM Juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, 2/25/2020--see how this affects YOUR day! Access the letter from Coach Popa here...
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Cleveland Clinic’s K-12 Education Internship
Cleveland Clinic’s K-12 Education Internship Programs Department works to improve health and wellness, promote academic achievement, and foster career preparedness for students in grades pre-K through 12. Our Internship Programs and School Programs provide a wide range of authentic learning experiences at Cleveland Clinic facilities, in schools, and through technology-mediated activities. Aligned with academic content standards and centered around real-world applications, these programs leverage organizational resources and community partnerships to support student success, both inside and beyond the classroom, empowering our community’s next generation of leaders.
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Jackson Hewitt/STEM HS PTSA Partnership
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Akron STEM High School PTSA.
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Volunteer Opportunity at Summa Health
Students in the volunteer program will be first in line for interviews for employment, especially those students that are in a Medical Coding, Medical Assisting, and or Nursing pathways while in high school. Summa Health has opportunities for tuition reimbursement while students advance toward an associate degree and beyond.
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Akron All Student Engineering Program
27 STEM HS learners were accepted into the Akron All Student Engineering Program (AASEP)Class of 2020! Thank you, Coach Griffith, and to all the other coaches that supported our learners in making this amazing accomplishment happen!
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High School Looking to Make Esports a Pathway
AKRON, Ohio– There are over 70 high school esports teams in the state of Ohio. Esports or video gaming is becoming so popular these days that one high school is in the process of creating a practice lab with plans to develop an esports pathway for students soon. School hopes to create a career pathway for high school students once their new esports lab is complete Partnering with the University of Akron while serving as a pipeline for their esports team Students from the Akron area participate on eight teams hosted by the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School
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UA Nursing Open House
The University of Akron's College of Nursing is having an open house on Saturday, 12/7.
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Fall Sports Banquet
A fall sports banquet was held for athletes representing football, volleyball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girls' tennis, boys' cross country, girls' cross country, boys' golf and girls' golf. The event was attended by more than 200 people. Pam Murphy from Fully Equipped was an honored guest. Special thanks to Marcia Torrence who allowed the use of her kitchen equipment to make chapate; more than 15 gallons were served. Also, special thanks to Alexis Jackson, as well, for all of the action shots. With Ross Matteson's help, a video was created that played throughout the meal.
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Grand Opening for New Makerspace
Akron Makerspace is finally opening its new 10,000-square-foot location in Canal Place.
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STEM Goodyear STEM Day Scholarships
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be awarding up to eighteen scholarships to a high school senior who will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science in a Goodyear STEM discipline. This year, Goodyear has five scholarships specifically for Akron Public School students.
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STEM hosted its first Homecoming Dance on November 2, 2019, in the Eagle's Nest. What is usually a lounge for CCP learners, and overflow space for the cafeteria became a massive three-hour dance party, complete with balloons, syncopated lighting, and hand-picked music by our learners.
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First STEM Robotics Competition of the Season!
The STEM HS Robotics Club, led by Coach Sam Appleby, competed at Loudenville on 10/26 for their first competition of the year!
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Capstone/Community Collaboration @STEM!
STEM Capstone is a unique program, extending the philosophy of Problem Based Learning as seniors select and complete their own PBL. Coach Metcalf works with a variety of community members to support the seniors through this yearlong process. Community members participate in monthly roundtables with the seniors to discuss their Capstones! On October 25th, learning coaches from the STEM Middle School, partners from the University of Akron as well as the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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STEM HS Showcase
Come learn all about STEM HS and experience our unique approach to high school!
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ACT Has New Option
(Jennifer Pignolet for Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal) For most high school students, taking a standardized test like the ACT is a rite of passage. The only thing worse is taking it again. That’s why Akron-area students and educators are largely rejoicing this week at the news from the ACT company that, starting in September 2020, it will allow students to retake a portion of the test, if they wish, without having to sit through the full four-hour exam again.
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STEM Robots Work the Library
Our STEM learners at National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) STEM High School downtown had a brainstorming day last weekend at the Main Library. Robots and students joined in the booth they set up for the Maker Faire.
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STEM PTSA fundraiser
Ford Fundraiser is THIS Saturday, October 19th!
Come out and support the NIHF STEM High PTSA. We will be there from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. This is the easiest fundraiser around, and YOU can help us make lots of money and not buy a thing.
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Stark State is hosting its annual event called STEMnite - a free, interactive evening focusing on STEM programs: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There will be fun activities and demonstrations. You'll also have a chance to receive a free T-shirt if you register by Oct. 10. You can register for the event at https://www.starkstate.edu/stem/
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Women in Engineering Visit Day @UA
Come see what the engineering department at the University of Akron has to offer for aspiring female engineers!
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School Start and End Time
Do You Know What Your School's Hours Are?
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NIHF STEM HS Robotics Golf Outing
Support STEM HS Robotics on September 7 for a Golf Outing
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