Superintendent's Message

Dr. James Robinson


Are You Ready for The Rush?

Time, as we often hear, goes by quicker than ever before!  In reality there are still just 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week but time does seem to go by quicker this year.  It was only a few weeks ago that I was saying spring is coming and now our seniors are close to graduation!

 In Manchester our staff is very proud of the accomplishments of all of our students but it should be noted that on Tuesday, April 25 the High School recognized 79 students’ grades 10 to 12 that earned Academic Letters.  In order to receive an Academic Letter a student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average by semester.  After recognizing our freshmen Academic Letter winners in March we posted a total of 107 students in the school who earned the Letters.  I also want to point out that we had 6 outstanding students that you will see in the article that were recognized by Region 8 of Summit County from our school system at an Awards program on April 28.  The students were recommended for the award by teachers in their building.  The students were Richard Swain, Nick Rawling and Keenan Kinsey of Nolley and Jessica Love, Makala Jones, and Sarah Gissinger of Manchester Middle.  Just as those at the High School being recognized for outstanding academic work so too is it true for our other students in the lower grades.  These programs were just the beginning of an extremely part of the year for students, parents and teachers.


As pointed out above the school year is quickly coming to an end with a very quick rush of activities at all of the buildings.  The High School will see their annual Senior Awards program on May 2, Student Community Service Day on May 18, Prom May 20, Baccalaureate May 21, PLCC Senior Awards May24 and then “Graduation” May 26 at the Akron Civic.  Not to be outdone with a very jammed packed end o of the year is also taking place at Nolley and Manchester Middle.   The Middle School will see end of the year music concerts on May 8 and 9, grade 8 take a trip to Washington D.C. May10-12, grade 6 doing Outdoor Education May 16 and 17, and Grade 8 Promotion program. Nolley will see also a great deal of end of the year activity with Field trips for each grade and special programs like Title I Literacy Night for parents,  3rd grade Grandparent’s Day May 12, Track and Field May 16, and their Awards Program for all grades May 31.  When you read this article there are only 14 school days left for our students—what a dizzying schedule!


Again, what a rush for everyone, but don’t forget summer.  Have some plans for family activities, vacation or just relaxing.  As you take some time to do that, rest assured that teachers, administrators and the Central Office staff are getting ready for the next year to make our district the best.


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Akron, OH 44319
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