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Apex Academy Hosts Fun Events to Prepare for Upcoming School Year

Apex Academy hosted two fun events recently – a welcome to kindergarten event, and then a back-to-school bash.

It’s no secret that kindergarten is a source of excitement for students and parents everywhere, but it can also be overwhelming. Apex hosted incoming kindergarten students by holding a “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Kindergarten!” community event on July 27 that aimed to ramp up student excitement for their big first day of school.

Kindergarten teacher reading to students

“This event created an opportunity for staff, parents, and students to begin building relationships and get acclimated with the school,” said Tony Verch, Apex principal. “The first day of school can be overwhelming, but this event provides an opportunity for the child to see their classroom, school, and get to know staff.”

students taking a selfie

Attendees enjoyed free tacos and ice cream. For a little extra fun, Principal Verch participated in a special reading of the book, “Dragons Love Tacos,” written by Adam Rubin. Principal Verch dressed as a dragon acting out his part. Attendees received a free copy of the book and a backpack with school supplies and a t-shirt.

books on a table

Apex also hosted a fun and well-attended Back to School Bash. Many families, students and staff attended making it a successful event.

“Holding events like these are important to me so that parents are able to meet our staff and ask all their questions,” said Verch. “I want parents to know that their children are in good hands at Apex.”

families in the parking lot

About Apex Academy
Apex Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in East Cleveland, Ohio, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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