November 23, 2016
Litchfield Middle School is officially an International Baccalaureate World School
READ ARTICLE BELOW FROM OHIO.COM/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL 11.28.16
Walker recognized Principal Dyan Floyd and IB coordinator Sandy Cline for their work in bringing about the middle years program, which will offer enriched curricula to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Litchfield is a feeder school for Firestone High School, which has an IB diploma program. Unlike the high school program, which students must apply to get into, the Litchfield program will be schoolwide.
“As an IB World School, you are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world,” Walker read from the letter.
The designation is awarded after a rigorous on-site review, said Karen Gegick, Akron Public Schools’ director of teaching and learning. It took from 2013 until this fall to go through the preparation, including professional development and adding programs such as French and Spanish and arts integration.
“It’s a way to connect the learning with what’s happening in the real world,” she said. “We really think that this is a world-class standard that will help increase the academic achievement of students.”
Also Monday, Superintendent David James updated the board on the status of a group of 40 Akron high schoolers who were visiting Columbus when an attack occurred on the Ohio State University campus. The students from Buchtel, East, Firestone and Kenmore high schools were at the convention center for a career education program and were unharmed.
Litchfield Middle School Grant Approved
From: the GAR Foundation
For: Be the Change Program
Grant Amount: $13,634
SUCH GOOD NEWS!
We THANK the GAR Foundation for their trust in the vision of our students, teachers and especially right now, our principal, Dyan Floyd.
...A parent recently used the word 'tenacity' while speaking of Mrs. Floyd and her accomplishments 'for' and 'with' our children in the past 2 years... I think it is appropriate.
As a community we owe great thanks to the person who fights for our kids in such a big way, thank you Mrs. Floyd.
* the information below was posted February 4, 2014 *