Posted October 22, 2020 in Featured News

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I agree to the privacy policy, located, John Marshall School of Information Technology, Marysville STEM Early College High School, National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School, Northwestern Local Schools – Middle School, Reynoldsburg Herbert-Mills STEAM Elementary, Reynoldsburg Baldwin Road STEM Junior High School, STEM Academy of Lawrence County at Collins Career-Technical Center, Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School, The Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation. We saw the students’ recent test scores that indicate 90% of them are meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math and reading. Q: How much of the curriculum will be STEM-based, and why was STEM chosen as an emphasis? A: IPS will utilize the University of Akron field experience students to support both the humanities and engineering blocks. Cookie Notice Chosen One. Q: Could this become a model for other schools? It ended with many students and teachers crying tears of joy on the final day of school in 2019. The school is funded using federal and state dollars, including Title I funds, very similar to other schools in the Akron district.

All PBL stakeholders will be aligned with curriculum standards. The statewide #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge has launched! A: Incoming Akron Public Schools third- and fourth-graders were randomly selected by a lottery to attend. A: IPS is considered a specialty school in the district because of our three foundational principles: a strong STEM curriculum, trauma-informed supports and family wrap-around services. Each week, the link to join the meeting will be shared here. James vowed to continue Bryant's legacy after he died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash. We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic.

Our students deserve compassionate, flexible and engaged groups and individuals who embrace our “We Are Family” philosophy and support our culture of nurturing our students and families so that they improve our community and change the world. PRINCIPAL BRANDI DAVIS Leading the I Promise School in its innovative approach to educating its students, Principal Brandi Davis has the passion, knowledge, and experience needed to solidify the school’s vision and direction from the onset. LeBron’s I PROMISE program has grown to include 1,300 students from across the Akron Public School district, this year expanding with the opening of the I PROMISE School.

A: To ensure integration of STEM components, IPS has a Humanities Block that integrates English language arts and social studies, and an engineering block that integrates math, science and engineering components. And when you guys go outside the campus, make sure you set a good example that you learned here because it will make a difference.”.

Research reveals when children feel good, they do better. Even though IPS students attend the same number of days as traditional Akron Public Schools students, the days are strategically spread out throughout the year to help eliminate the summer slide students often experience when they return to school in the fall. As a founding member of the LeBron Advisory Board, she’s been a driving force in the I Promise Program since its inception. I miss having circles with you guys. Everything is earned. Nothing is given. Obviously, the goal for these and all students is growth - but what did it mean to you to see such huge strides made so quickly?

Only parents or guardians of I Promise School students may attend. Chase Bank will support financial literacy for students through Junior Achievement and parents through our in-house Family Resource Center. During the COVID-19 shut down, Principal Davis and Assistant Principal Lysiak will host Weekly Parent Q&A meetings on Mondays at noon using ZOOM, a videoconferencing platform. We know starting a school from scratch is not an easy undertaking. But most of all, I miss reciting the student promise with you on the announcements each and every day.”. What have been some of the challenges in this first year? The public elementary school, which is part of Akron Public Schools, will have a STEM emphasis and serve some of the Summit County city’s most at-risk students — initially third- and fourth-graders. 1. “One part of that promise I want to make sure you hold near and dear to your heart is to listen to my teachers because they will help me learn," Davis said. Q: How were the students chosen to attend? The LeBron James Family Foundation provides supplemental funding for additional teachers to reduce class size, Illumination Period and technology resources. School Quality Guide - K-8 School Quality Guide - High School Davis also encouraged her students to continue to wear their “We Are Family” clothes, to make TikTok videos and to hold other students accountable for doing their homework. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture announced Monday that it will display Kobe Bryant's jersey that he wore in Game 5 of the 2008 NBA Finals. Nate, a third-grader, asked James why he built the school. Vanessa shared a photo of the new tattoo she got on her foot.

James had conversations with the championship trophy after each of his four titles. Berg is the only teacher in CESA 8, which provides services to 27 school districts in northeast Wisconsin, to be selected.

There is no application or waiting list. Q: Where does the funding for the school come from? Q: When and what kind of assessment will be made of the school’s performance? As an Akron Public Schools principal, she won the hearts and minds of her students, both elementary and secondary, and the respect of her peers. We also have a non-traditional school day: The instructional day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Illumination Period — when students participate in extracurricular activities, clubs and service learning — runs from 4 to 5 p.m.

How did you become the principal of the school and what was it about that job that was so attractive to you? With an intentional focus on social-emotional learning and a strategic approach to its trauma-informed curriculum, the I PROMISE School addresses the unique needs of its students to meet them where they are. And what you guys are doing is trying to create a model for urban public education. Q: How will corporate/organizational partners play a role? ”But you should be logging onto your Google classrooms and doing your virtual circles with your teachers every single day. What is the long-term goal? Our vision is that the students will become influencers, improve our community, and change the world. The series chronicled the opening of the public school, the struggles of the students and teachers and their achievements.


That’s the spirit of our I Promise School. I Promise School principal Brandi Davis tweeted a video on Tuesday giving some advice to her students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Problem-based learning (PBL) and curriculum mapping align the integration of the content areas into student-centered lessons. STEM was chosen as an emphasis because research has shown that student engagement and authentic learning opportunities create environments that support critical thinking and problem solving leading to next-generation innovators. “I know this is a crazy time right now and learning on a computer is a little weird,” Davis said. Everything is earned.

A: An internal and external evaluation will focus on academics, achievement and growth, as well as climate of IPS beginning in January 2019. A: From the outside, the attention might appear to be a distraction, however, our students and staff are well insulated from all of that. “To the kids that started it all, my I PROMISE families in Akron. We have received a plethora of offers for volunteers and support, however, the vetting process will be rigorous. You interviewed a lot of teachers to get the exact mix that you needed…what do you think is special about teaching at this school?

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