Santa visit, show of generosity to Summit Academy Parma students is overwhelming

Droves of local residents and organizations are coming to the rescue to replenish toys and other items taken from the SUV of Summit Academy Community School – Parma parent Lisa Nuti. As the longtime president of the Parents Teachers Students Together, or the PTST parent-teacher support group, Nuti has organized a Holiday Shop at the … Continued

5 Festive, Healthy and Affordable Kid-Friendly Holiday Treats

Did you know the Grinch has a sweet side? He also has a hidden reputation for being healthy, at least in the form of a kabob he does. The Grinch Kabob is one of five nutritious treats Gretchen Berndt, food service coordinator for Summit Academy, recommends as a wholesome, affordable and festive alternative to candy … Continued

Parma Instructional Aide Makes Generous Gesture with Her Cosmetology Talents: Gives Students Free Haircuts

Students at Summit Academy Parma are lining up for comb-overs, simple trims, shaved-side cuts and various other hair styles of their choice, courtesy of instructional aide/cosmetologist Nerjes Taweel. Twenty-one-year-old Taweel, a licensed cosmetologist pursuing a social work degree at Cleveland State University, has set up a mini, pop-up hair salon in the school’s conference room. … Continued


Students from Summit Academy Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools in Akron put their creativity to goodwill to craft ornaments for a wreath decorated and donated to the Akron Children’s Hospital 2019 Holiday Tree Festival. The charitable event was held at the John S. Knight Center, November 23-December 1. The students’ “Autistic Voices are Golden” wreath … Continued

Canton Elementary Staff Prepares Homemade Thanksgiving Feast for Students

Mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, roasted turkey, sweet pumpkin pie and all the other traditional Thanksgiving Day fixings made their way to Canton Elementary on Tuesday, courtesy of Principal Robert Housel and school staff members. “We’re a big family here. We care about our kids, staff and community. We want everybody to sit together in … Continued

Graffiti Makes a Positive Statement on School Walls

Edgy Artistry Salutes Summit Academy – Toledo Seniors Tony Touch says he always wanted to be an art teacher, a cool one.  Touch, a graffiti and tattoo artist, is living that dream – unconventionally – through Summit Academy Toledo. Touch transformed the school’s bland, nondescript third floor into an artfully embellished senior lounge with bold … Continued

Dayton teacher sees greatness in her students

“There  are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” That phrase could have been coined with someone like Suzette Everhart, a third-grade teacher and intervention specialist at Summit Academy Community School in Dayton, in mind. With her associate, bachelor’s and two master’s degrees, you might think Everhart followed a typical path to higher education: graduate … Continued

Teachers Tap for Classroom Wish List Items

An armful of Etch A Sketch pads here, a few rolls of duct tape there. It all adds up. Kelly Granda, an art teacher at Summit Academy Community School in Parma, knows all too well the high cost of classroom supplies.  She discovered a resource to help keep her from dipping into her own pockets … Continued

Summit Academy Warren Middle Secondary School Selected for an ideastream(R) NewsDepth A+

“This week’s shout out is going to the students at Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners in Warren. The high school seniors here combined sustainability, entrepreneurship and…tie-dye?” -script excerpt. Please see the link below for the entire segment featuring our Warren senior’s environmental science lesson taught by Ms. Thomas. A Plus: Summit Academy Natural Dye … Continued

High school sustainability lesson evolves into a business opportunity

Beautiful Whirl’d co-owner Mary Peronne and her business partners Mary and Clint Elston dedicated shelf space at their Warren, Ohio shop for tie-dyed T-shirts made by seniors studying environmental science at Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners in Warren. Made using dyes from walnuts shells, marigolds and other objects of nature, the shirts complement Beautiful … Continued

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