The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

April 17, 2014

Edgewood prepares for new academy-style classes

Spring events include talent shows, concerts and scheduling classes

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP —

The Spring Pops concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 1 in the Edgewood auditorium. Tickets will be $3 per student, and $5 per adult.

A rigatoni dinner will be held at Edgewood on May 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Christi Evans, sophomore class co-advisor said, “This dinner is a great fundraiser for the sophomore class to help raise money for prom and other events around the school.”

The goal is to bring in between 200 to 300 people and has been pretty successful in the past. Show choirs from other schools usually come to the event to eat prior to “Pops, Pizzazz, and all that Jazz” which is immediately following the dinner. This makes for a great turnout. The meal, donated by Phil’s Catering, is $3 for students and $5 for adults and includes rigatoni and meatballs, salad, bread, and beverage.

Big changes are coming to Edgewood next year as the school prepares to enter into a new academy-styled schedule system for the 2014-2015 academic school year. This was decided by school and district administration. Students recently scheduled their classes for next year and are adapting to the new system about which the Edgewood administration is excited.

“We are looking forward to developing the academies to benefit students across all grade levels,” states principal Karl Williamson. “The academies will provide college and career readiness, which is the direction the State now wants us [schools] to go.”

Beginning with the incoming class of 2018, Edgewood will be reconstructed into three academies designed to meet the educational needs of students and the demands of a global society. The three academies are the Workforce Academy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Academy, and a Humanities Academy.

The Workforce Academy has an emphasis on preparing students to enter the world of manufacturing. Students will master the required academic standards, as well as earn credit and experience while participating in job shadowing, working with an assigned mentor, and gaining insights into the manufacturing world by interacting with members from the Buckeye Community Partnership (BCP).

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