Principal's Message


Welcome to Judith A. Resnik CLC

International Baccalaureate World School

_______A Message From Our Principal/ August/September 2020_______

Resnik each other...the community...the world.

Welcome Back Shining Stars and Welcome to all the new Resnik families,

My name is Kristen Booth. I am the principal of Judith A. Resnik CLC. I have been at Resnik for the past 3 years. It is hard to believe, but I have started my 24th year in education. I am proud to say that all of my experience has been with the Akron Public Schools.

We are definitely experiencing a unique situation with beginning a school year remotely. Our Resnik teachers have been working hard to develop rich and engaging learning experiences for the students. WIth anything new, we know that there will be a learning curve for everyone. Just know, we are all here to help and support where there is a need. Communication will be the key to success.

This year we will be using our Resnik website to keep you updated on all school news. Our Resnik website is We will also be emailing letters and information to you. Please make sure to update your email address if it has changed with the school office.

As we embark into this new school year, we may be faced with some unknowns...but always remember, we are SHINING STARS! We are kind, caring, and seek action to better ourselves and the world.


Mrs. Kristen Booth

_______A Message From Our Principal/ April_______

April 9, 2020

Greetings Resnik Families,

Sometimes there are no words for situations that happen in life. This is truly that time. I want to start by saying, thank you for all that you have done to help launch our online learning for the students. As a district we are learning and adjusting each day. This has definitely been a learning curve for all of us. I tell the teachers every day, we are experiencing what the students feel like when they are uneasy about learning something new. I would say that we are all being risk-takers with the new world of virtual learning.

At this point, my main job is to make sure that YOU, as a community, feel safe and secure. There are supports in place for our Akron Public School families. The district will continue with food distribution Monday-Thursday, from 9:30-11:30am. During Spring Break, the district will be suspending food distribution. Here is information of where you can pick-up food during the week:

-Akros Middle School/The Edge Academy, 265 Park St., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. This is a drive through program. 

-Spring Hill Elementary School, 660 Lessig Ave., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

-Sheetz is offering "Kidz Meal Bags" April 2-16. Ask the employee at the register. One meal per child. Two Akron area locations - 20 W. Waterloo Rd. and 11651 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd.

-First Apostolic Faith Church, 790 East Ave., Akron – Mon., Tues. and Thurs.10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

-The Peter Maurin Center of Akron, 1096 S. Main St., Akron – Tues. 12- 2 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m.

-Middlebury Chapel Food Pantry, 92 Arlington St., Akron – Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

-Feed My Sheep, 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron – Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

-St. Augustine School, 195 7th St. NW, Barberton, Mon. – Fri. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

-OPEN-M Mountain of Food, 941 Princeton Ave., Akron – Fri., April 17, 9-11 a.m. Drive up or bring something to carry food - 80-100 pounds of per person. Limited to Summit County residents only.

-Main Street Preparatory Academy, 1035 Clay St., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 12-2 p.m. • Middlebury Academy, 88 Kent St., Akron – Mon. only – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The district has a wealth of support if you or your family need it. I have attached a link that provides supports/services that you may need: :

Just a final thought... We are all in this together. In the end, we will come out strong and will remember this as a moment in time when everyone worked together to accomplish great things. I feel blessed that I work for a district/community that puts families FIRST. If you need anything at all, please know that I am here for you; along with my Resnik Staff,

Stay Safe and Stay Positive,

Mrs. Booth


_______ A Message From Our Principal/ February______ Greetings Resnik Families! Is it true? Punxsutawney Phil predicts we are going to have an early Spring? That would be an amazing gift here in Northeast Ohio. It sure has been one of the mildest winters that I can remember. In January, we focused on being reflective learners. I was impressed by the number of students that took ACTION and made significant reflections that not only impacted their personal growth but helped our community and the world around us. Our Resnik students are inspiring and have a voice that truly can make a difference one action at a time. Their actions included a Kind and Caring Club, a donation to the Red Cross to help the wildfires in the Rainforest and spreading the word about donating aluminum cans to the zoo. This was just in one month! In February, we will focus on being Risk-Takers. We began to talk about being a risk taker when Astronaut Wheelock came to visit us on January 28th. Astonaut Wheelock's message was loud and clear that it takes the partnership of a student and teacher to accomplish great things. In that partnership, I would also include the partnership of supportive parents. Teaching children all the components of the learner profile will set the foundation early for productive, empathetic, and well rounded individual ready to take on the world. We will challenge the students this month to be a Risk-Taker. It could be making a new friend, trying a food they have never tried before, or presenting a project in front of peers. The sky's the limit! I challenge you as a parent to share something that made you a risk-taker with your child. I observed lots of moms being risk-takers by getting out on the roller rink and roller skating with their sons. What a great experience they will always remember! We Are Shining Stars! Mrs. Booth _____ A Message From Our Principal/ January______ Greetings Resnik Families and Happy New Year! Welcome to the year 2020! I hope that you all had a wonderful break filled with many memories that will last a lifetime. It has been fun walking around the classrooms listening to the student’s describe their memorable moments of the winter break. As we embark into the New Year, we are focusing on being mindful and reflective. To have the same common language at home, the reflection definition that we focus on at school states the following: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experiences. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. It’s our goal as an IB school for our students to take reflection into action. As a collective partnership, we can help our children become more reflective to help themselves, others, and the world around us. Just a friendly reminder to have your identification with you when signing out your child. This will help our new secretary, Mrs. Meeks get to know our families while following district policy. Thank you for your cooperation with this in advance. We Are Shining Stars! -Mrs. Booth-  _____A Message From Our Principal/ December_____ Greetings Resnik Families and Welcome to December! During the month of November, Resnik along with many other Akron Public Schools participated in Read to Me Day. Read to me Day is supported through The United Way of Akron; specifically, Bold Goal #1 in which the United Way is committed to helping our Akron Public Schools enhance their reading development. We had members of Signet come read to classrooms. This gave the students the opportunity to use their communication skills and inquiry to ask thoughtful questions for our guest readers. We thank the United Way for their donation of books and services. If you are interested in the Bold Goals that the United Way supports, I have provided the link for your information Safety First! The students will always tell you that is my favorite saying to remember our school rules and procedures. Well safety came to Resnik in the form of Safety Town! We had firefighters, police officers, bus drivers, a nurse from Children’s Hospital, and the list goes on and on to visit our kindergarten students. The kindergartener’s learned safety in a fun and exploratory way. Thanks goes to the City of Akron and the Akron Public Schools for providing this amazing experience for our kindergarten students. As you can see, our community supports Resnik and the Akron Public Schools. As an IB World School this is what your child is learning to accomplish-Making the World/Community a Better Place. When we all start at an early age teaching gratitude and how each person can make a small or large impact in the world, it sets the stage for AMAZING things to come. We Are Shining Stars! ____________Mrs. Booth__________ ________________________________________________________________ _____A Message From Our Principal/ November_____
Dear Resnik Families, 


It’s hard to believe we are already heading into the second grading period! As of now many of our students have been on a field experience (field trip) as part of Akron Public Schools’ Essential Experiences. Some of the experiences our students have had are Hale Farm, the Akron Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

     The Essential Experiences for Akron students are funded by the GAR Foundation. Each field study has lessons that prepare students for what they will learn on their field study and also possible careers they will encounter during their experience. The field studies extend grade level content standards and provide rich life experiences that transfer learning from the classroom to authentic real-life learning. 

     The Essential Experiences support our IB program with transdisciplinary learning and the development of the IB learner profile traits of developing students who are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.  We are extremely grateful for the GAR foundation for supporting the learning of the Akron Public School Students and providing these opportunities!

_____Go Shining Stars! Ms. Panning -Principal, Special Assignment_____ 




_____A Message From Our Principal/ October_____
Dear Resnik Families,
We are off and running with the 2019/2020 school year! What an exciting start to the year as Judith A.
Resnik CLC had almost 200 dads participate in the Annual Father’s Walk! Thank you for making time to share in
your student’s school experience and show that school is important! Thank you to our PTA for providing
refreshments and taking pictures for this event.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Resnik CLC community - families, students
and staff, for your warm welcome to Resnik! It is easy to see why Mrs. Booth holds you all so dear to her heart. I
am glad to have the pleasure of serving your community in her absence.
The recent State Report Card information has been released. Judith A. Resnik CLC earned an overall letter
grade of a B! As part of that B, we earned an A in Gap closure which indicates our success with our different
subgroups of students. Resnik CLC is focused on high expectations and high outcomes for all learners. Let’s
continue our fabulous experiences as we focus on the end of our 1st grading period for the school year!

Go Shining Stars!
Ms. Panning -Principal, Special Assignment

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