newsletter from the office

Dear families,

The lazy days of summer are just about over. I hope that you have been able to spend time together as a family making memories and celebrating our beautiful weather. We at Miller South are looking forward to a great start to the school year in just a few days.

Please participate in the parent survey below. The results will be shared with you and used in collaboration with our PTA to help guide our parent priorities for this school year.

I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families. Together we will make this school year one of growth, achievement, and creativity for all of our students.

Maria Meeker


Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts

open office hours: Friday 3:15-4:30 P.M.






Thursday, August 16th

Two times will be available to join us: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

During this time meet with teachers and new staff members, visit with returning and new families, and get excited about the upcoming school year. If you are interested Project PANDA sign-ups will also take place at Orientation. We will also distribute Chromebooks during visits to your child's homeroom.

You will be able to purchase locks, planners, and t-shirts for the next school year.

Prices are as follows:

Required Miller South T-shirt:

$12.00 (YM, YL, Adult S-XL)

$14.00 ( Adult XXL)

$15.00 (Adult XXL)

$7.00 School issued combination lock

$7.00 School issued homework planner

All prepaid Opening School packets will be available for pickup.

This is the school supply list for the 2018-2019 school year. Please review it, and make sure your child is prepared with supplies for his or her classes.



August 12, 2018

Dance Picnic

Fairlawn Swim and Tennis Club $5.00

3:00 P.M.

August 13, 2018

Vocal Picnic

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron

6:00 P.M.

August 14, 2018

Visual Art Picnic

Goodyear Heights Metro Park.

6:30 PM

August 16, 2018

Miller South Orientation

3:00 or 5:30 P.M.

August 17, 2018

Show Choir rehearsal

4:00 p.m.

August 18, 2018

Miller South Show Choir @ Summit for Kids Event

John S. Knight Center

August 20, 2018

Theater Picnic

Goodyear Heights Metro Park

6:00 P.M.

August 23, 2018

First Day of School


Please make sure your child is prepared for success by completing the summer work assignments. These assignments were emailed out to families at the end of the school year.

*There is no summer work assigned to incoming 4th-grade students.

Please contact the teacher below if you have questions regarding the assignments.

Grade 5 Reading - Mrs. Hazlett-

Grade 5 Math- Mrs. Sherman- lsherman@apslearns

Grade 6 Math- Mr. Marxen-

Grade 6, 7, 8 Language Arts - Mrs. Skidmore-

Grade 7 & 8 Math- Mrs. Lattimer-

*There is no summer work assigned to incoming 4th-grade students.

  • Upcoming 5th-grade math:

Upcoming 5th Grade Summer Math Assignment

  • Upcoming 5th-grade reading:

Upcoming 5th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

  • Upcoming 7th and 8th-grade summer math:

7th and 8th Grade Summer Math Assignment

  • Upcoming 6,7,8th-grade summer reading:

The code for the Google Classroom for summer reading is ln00e6 (Lower case L, Lower case n, zero, zero, Lower case e, six.) You need to go into your APS portal and go to “join class” to join this class.)

Big picture

Miller South Dance Ensemble performed at the American Dance Festival in Cleveland on Saturday, July 28th! Miller South was 1 of only 9 schools from the Northeast Ohio Area who were chosen to perform at their Student Showcase.