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ABC Athletic Director Receives National Certification

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Donald Newberry, Director of Athletics at Shroder High School has been recognized by this association as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Donald Newberry has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and on-going professional development in the field of … Continue reading ABC Athletic Director Receives National Certification

Celebrating Unity and Athletic Excellence: 513 Day Unites Cincinnati’s Sports Community

In an exciting collaboration, ABC is teaming up with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, FC Cincinnati, Cincy Shirts, and Cincinnati Public Schools to honor local athletes this upcoming 513 Day. This initiative aims to highlight the unity and spirit of Cincinnati by bringing together professional sports teams and high school athletes under the banner of … Continue reading Celebrating Unity and Athletic Excellence: 513 Day Unites Cincinnati’s Sports Community

ABC’s Swimming for Safety Program Making Waves at Taft Elementary

ABC is ecstatic to announce that our impactful Swimming for Safety program is underway at Taft Elementary. This initiative is set to equip over 65 students in grades K-2 with essential swimming skills over a six-week period, meeting twice a week for 45-minute lessons. These sessions are seamlessly integrated into the school day, aligning with … Continue reading ABC’s Swimming for Safety Program Making Waves at Taft Elementary

Remembering Dave Dierker: A Legacy of Support for Cincinnati Student Athletes

Dave Dierker (middle) stands alongside Brian Leshner, former Executive Director at ABC, and Charley Frank, Executive Director of the Reds Community Fund & Vice-President of ABC’s Board. It is with heavy hearts that ABC shares the news of the passing of Dave Dierker, the former Director of Athletics of Cincinnati Public Schools. Dave’s impact on … Continue reading Remembering Dave Dierker: A Legacy of Support for Cincinnati Student Athletes

MSA Design Pledges Support to ABC

MSA Design has enthusiastically stepped forward as an Advocate Sponsor for Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC), affirming their commitment to our cause. This generous pledge marks a significant milestone in our partnership, one that will have a profound effect on our ability to empower and enrich the lives of over 20,000 students attending 61 schools … Continue reading MSA Design Pledges Support to ABC

UC Students Making Real Impact, Write Now

With a student impact of ~20,000 students, over 200 programs and partnerships, and a geographical impact radius that spans across the Greater Cincinnati area, ABC does the mighty work of a big organization. And yet, ABC does not have the resources of many of its peers that have similar impact footprints. With a staff of … Continue reading UC Students Making Real Impact, Write Now

A Night to Remember: Jazz Fest 2024

All photos taken by Melissa Kyrlach On the 9th of March, a remarkable event unfolded at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as more than 125 students from Cincinnati Public Schools took center stage at the International Jazz Festival. Representing over 20 schools within the CPS district, these talented young musicians were joined by acclaimed … Continue reading A Night to Remember: Jazz Fest 2024

ABC Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This March, Activities Beyond the Classroom is thrilled to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Established in 2004 as the Student Activities Foundation, our humble beginnings centered on supporting high school athletic programs at Cincinnati Public Schools.  Over the years, our reach has expanded significantly. Today, we proudly serve 15,000 students annually, offering 200 diverse enrichment activities. … Continue reading ABC Celebrates 20th Anniversary

CPS International Jazz Festival Returns to Aronoff Center for the Arts

Cincinnati Public Schools’ (CPS) 4th Annual International Jazz Festival, hosted by Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC), returns to the Aronoff Center. The festival will feature 145 student musicians from the Cincinnati Public Schools Jazz Academy, directed by CPS Fine Arts Curriculum Manager Dr. Isidore Rudnick. Special guest artist and international jazz violinist and composer Tomoko … Continue reading CPS International Jazz Festival Returns to Aronoff Center for the Arts

CPS Jazz Academy Performs With Acclaimed Vocalist

On Friday, January 26th, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center witnessed a captivating performance as acclaimed jazz vocalist Melissa Stylianou joined forces with the CPS Jazz Academy’s High School Orchestra. The audience was enthralled by the students’ remarkable skills on their instruments, particularly shining during their solos. Hailing from Toronto but now based in New York … Continue reading CPS Jazz Academy Performs With Acclaimed Vocalist