Robert Bilott Sheds Light on the “Dark Waters” Movie

Attorney Robert Bilott delivered a powerful lesson in environmental contamination to Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati students when he spoke with them recently. But that was just for starters. The Cincinnati attorney, whose compelling battle against DuPont inspired the 2019 Hollywood movie “Dark Waters,” shared equally profound messages about advocacy and justice. Senior … Continued


Ambition Set to Music

The beat goes on for the 4Hands program at Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati thanks to musical instrument donations, such as that of a djembe drum by Beth Powers. 4Hands, the brainchild of music teacher Christopher Smith, awards refurbished donated rock band instruments to deserving student-musicians. Powers of Glendale passed on her drum … Continued


Rock On – 4Hands program puts rock band instruments in the hands of promising young Cincinnati musicians

Ten years ago, on the streets of New Orleans, 5-year-old Hassan Patin danced to a drummer’s beat. The street musician’s da-dum-da-dum-da-dum moved Patin, body and soul, he says. “I felt the rhythm of the drum under my feet,” recalls Louisiana native Patin, now a sophomore at Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati. Today, Patin’s … Continued


8 Tips for Special Education Success During Remote Learning

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools abruptly last March, Kelly Addessi admits that the fast-unfolding remote learning environment was an adjustment for her son, Evan.  At the time Evan was a fourth-grader at Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton Elementary. There, he thrived in an engaging environment, learning alongside classmates as well … Continued


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Young Musicians to Lead Listeners on a Journey of Black History with African Drumming, R&B and more

There’s a saying Christopher G. Smith, music teacher at Summit Academy Transition High School in Cincinnati, likes to share with his students: “I won’t let my label be my limit.” It’s the inspiration behind an ambitious performance, “A Musical Journey Through Black History,” the school’s young musicians will present Thursday, March 12 at 12:45 p.m. … Continued


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