The Edge Academy Recognized as a School Breakfast All-Starlucyweb

More than 325 Ohio schools commended for empowering students to make healthy choices


Akron, Ohio –The Edge Academy was recognized as a Bronze Breakfast All-Star for meeting noteworthy school breakfast Average Daily Participation (ADP) rates, as established by the 2018 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.


More than 325 out of 600 total schools were recognized for five levels of school breakfast ADP, reported through a survey by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.


The Edge Academy received the Bronze Level (1 of 105 schools recognized at this level) for achieving a school breakfast total ADP* of 50 percent to 59 percent. (bronze level)

“we are excited that our students are taking breakfast daily which allows them to remain better focused in the classroom” Says, Superintendent Faith DeCesare

All recipients will receive a “Breakfast All-Star Banner” from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge at the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in November.


The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge mission is to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.


Research shows that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, get higher test scores and show better behavior. Students who eat school breakfast have been shown, on average, to attend 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5 percent higher on standardized math tests.


For more information about the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, visit OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.


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About the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is a statewide initiative to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program and is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association. To learn more, visit www.OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.


* School Participation Rates were obtained through a self-reported survey conducted by the OSBC partners. The School Breakfast Program is a federal Child Nutrition Program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employee. More information about the School Breakfast Program can be found here.


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In a wonderful synergizing effort, the students at Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy collected over 2,000 cans in our first annual can food drive. The students did a wonderful job of bringing in cans and then the middle school lighthouse team helped load all the cans into a donated Penske Truck. The students then went to the Haven of Rest to unload the can food items for donation. The Haven of Rest was very grateful and excited for the donation.




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This year in preparation for the 3rd grade guarantee test, all third grade students and their parents were invited to a meeting in October. Intense test prep packets were given to all students that attended and were offered incentives for working hard and completing the packets on time, as well as earning a passing score. Two of our third graders took on the challenge and made it their goal to qualify for the incentives offered. Congratulations Antony Jones and Jamar McCray! You have demonstrated the qualities of a leader in your academics. 




Mrs. Baddeley's 3rd grade readers and Mrs. Douglas' kindergarten readers started a weekly buddy reading! The kindergarten students read their books to the 3rd graders then the 3rd graders read to the kindergarteners. The students love to read!!! 


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On October 4th the Akron Fire Department came to teach us about fire safety! We got to experience the Akron Fire Safe House. We learned about how to stay safe and keep ourselves from getting injuried by fire. We also got to experience how to escape out a window! Thanks Akron Fire Department for helping us to learn about being safe in case of a fire!

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Here are just a few things we have done this year in fourth grade!

We had the energize guys come into the school. The 4th grade was very excited to learn about energy and resources. They learned about what could we do to save energy and resources. We learned about sneaky energy that runs up bills with the electric appliance just being plugged in.

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We went on a field trip to Ramseyer Farms. The kids got to find their way through a maze, eat fresh potatoes chips, pick pumpkins and potatoes, and even play on a playground made out of all recycled materials.

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These are photos after the awards for all of 4A. How exciting to see all the students with their hard work paying off. Keep up the great job!

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The Edge Academy will hold its Board meetings for school year 2018 at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates at The Edge Academy Library at 92 N. Union St. Akron, 44304:


Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Board meeting dates, changes and special meetings may also be accessed via this website, www.edge4kids.org. Board meeting dates are also posted in the school office.

Board members can be emailed through the staff page or by clicking here.