Summit Academy – Youngstown Kindergarteners Honor Military Veteran Michael Prendergast, Dean of Students

Kindergarteners at Summit Academy – Youngstown showered Dean of Students Michael Prendergast with gratitude as they sang songs in his honor for Veterans Day. Under the guidance of teachers Ariana Deal and Alyssa Lupo the students sang “See The Veteran,” “Oh So Brave,” “We Thank You For Your Service” and “On Veterans Day” in a … Continued

A Special Message to Our Military Veterans

A Special Message to Our Military Veterans from CEO John Guyer Most of us will never quite know what it is like to have walked in your shoes, to understand the gravity of the sacrifices you have made and uncertainty you endured in service to our country. So, it is with utmost gratitude and respect … Continued

Dayton High School Students Delve Deep to Understand the Meaning of Sacrifice from the Eyes of Veterans

A lesson designed to promote social awareness inspired students at Summit Academy Transition High School – Dayton to delve deep into the lives and minds of U.S. military veterans. The intensive, multi-day PBS Newshour Classroom lesson “Veterans Day and the Meaning of Sacrifice” engaged students in films and discussions revolving around the challenges faced by … Continued

Stuff the Summit Stockings Project Gets $2,000 Boost from American Legion Post 30

Fundraiser aimed to make holidays brighter for Summit Academy Lorain students American Legion Post 30 of Lorain donated $2,000 to Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Lorain. The contribution went toward the school’s Stuff the Summit Stockings project, which aims to provide every student with a Summit Academy sweatshirt, board game, self-care items, … Continued

Mission Possible

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it ….” Jennifer Sovocool, Administrative Assistant, Facilities, Health and Safety, makes this announcement each week in an email to SAM staff members. She sets the scenes for weekly Mission Wars, the brainchild of Summit Academy Middle School – Akron Community Culture Coordinator Tom Fausnight. Mission Wars bring together … Continued

Akron Steel Band to Perform at NAMI Walks Summit County, October 14

Covering Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” a young steelpan band takes the iconic beat on a cool Trinidadian detour. It’s rock with a twist of soca (an offshoot of calypso), describes Melanie Stoll, taking a few minutes out from directing her fledging steel band. Stoll, a music teacher at Summit Academy Secondary School – Akron, says … Continued

Akron Elementary School’s New Gym Floor Gets Thumbs-Up

A brand-new gym floor at Summit Academy Akron Elementary School is getting plenty of practical use during students’ PE/therapeutic martial arts classes. The soft grey-tone floor made of seamless vulcanized rubber features a cushioned bottom layer to accommodate students with comfort as they participate in assorted fitness activities. “We are so grateful for our new … Continued

Understanding ADHD in Children – Four Facts to Know

AD/HD, or Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, receives its share of misinterpretation. The truth is, AD/HD does not look the same on everyone. While educators at Summit Academy Schools are well aware of AD/HD’s multiple facets, the public, in general, is often misinformed by myths that typecast children with AD/HD. For AD/HD Awareness Month, October, Summit … Continued

Harper Café Dishes Up Life Skills Lessons

Sporting a crisp white chef hat and jacket, Harper reports to work with a bounce in her step. The fluffy white Goldendoodle prances into Harper Café, the Summit Academy Akron Elementary School eatery students named in her honor. Inside the K-3 classroom café, children assemble joyfully around the pup, the school’s therapy dog. Harper also … Continued

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