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December 8, 2023
October 26, 2023

Pawsitivley Generous

Join Us for Our Supply Drive to Help Our Furry Friends at Friendship APL of Lorain County from December 1st to December 15, 2023! Friendship APL of Lorain County will be coming to our school in January with some of their furry friends to visit us! Ever Donation will add points to your classes Fall brawl score. Donation box located at Sheffield Academy. See attached Supply Wish List.

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September 28, 2023
July 28, 2023

Sheffield Academy Wins Two 2023 Accely Awards

Congratulations to Sheffield Academy for winning two Accely awards at the annual leadership summit held this July. The school was recognized for outstanding student attendance and teacher retention.

Recognizing the hard work and success of our schools and school leaders is an important tradition at ACCEL Schools. While schools across the country are still recovering from challenges related to the pandemic, we have seen a surge in success from schools serving historically underrecognized communities.

“We are mission driven to make quality education available to all children regardless of geographic location or life circumstances,” said ACCEL Schools CEO Ron Packard who presented the awards on July 17. “It is an honor to recognize the staff and leadership who are putting ACCEL’s ideals into action and creating positive change in the lives of the students and communities who need it most.”

Sheffield Academy received the following 2023 Accely awards:

Outstanding Student Attendance
Sheffield was one of 10 schools across the ACCEL network that achieved an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 92% or higher – no small feat in a year where schools nationwide reported high rates of pandemic-related absenteeism.

Outstanding Teacher Retention
Despite an ongoing shortage of teachers nationwide, Sheffield Academy was one of 12 schools recognized for creating a thriving workplace that retains talented and engaged teachers.

Congratulations to every member of our school community for contributing to our success in 2023. We are honored to accept these Accely awards on behalf of our entire team and look forward to another extraordinary school year.

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March 9, 2023

Principal Lane’s Hitting School


Principal Lane’s Hitting School will begin Tuesday, March 14th!

Sessions will be 1 hour.


Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

To ensure the highest quality instruction, each session will be limited to 5 students or less. The “Hitters” will be grouped by age. Please return the completed form on the flyer that was sent home or contact us if you would like your child to enroll. There is no fee. We have all the equipment, but your child may bring his/her own bat.

Videos from Principal Lane’s Hitting School:

March 1, 2023

Benefits of Sports in Schools

Did you know that less than one-quarter (24%) of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day? That means most children aren’t getting the exercise they need to prevent serious health issues like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. And they’re missing out on the academic benefits too, since exercise is linked to better focus, memory, and classroom performance.  

The CDC recommends 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical exercise a day for school-aged children. When kids are active at school, they are healthier, happier, and more successful in school. Here are a few of the benefits of sports and physical education in schools: 

  • Improved attention 
  • Better mood and memory 
  • Lower risk of depression 
  • More time on task 
  • Fewer absences 
  • Better behavior 
  • Better bone & heart health 
  • Healthier weight 

Source: CDC Healthy Schools 

Our experienced school leaders strongly believe in these benefits and implement them throughout the school day.  

November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


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November 17, 2022

Winter is Coming Food Drive

We will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods which will be presented to the Service Council of Sheffield/Sheffield Lake to benefit our local families this holiday season. Every donation helps. You can also contact the chairpersons of the Service Council of Sheffield/Sheffield Lake for further information on how you can help: Lynette Moore, 440-949-5331 and Kathy Janosik, 440-949-5444.

From: November 29th – December 14th

Location: 2180 Lake Breese Rd, Sheffield Village, OH 44054

September 29, 2022
August 14, 2022

Sheffield Academy in The Chronicle-Telegram!

Big thanks to Carissa Woytach from The Chronicle-Telegram who covered Sheffield Academy over the weekend including photos from summer camp special visitor, Olympian Butch Reynolds. 

SHEFFIELD — A new public charter school in Sheffield looks to mesh sports and academics for elementary school kids.Sheffield Academy will open its doors to its first 50-some students on Wednesday, ACCEL regional marketing manager Logann Little said. The early kindergarten through fifth-grade school focuses on high academics, she said, and competitive sports.

The school, in a former Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School building at 2180 Lake Breeze Road, is only the second of its kind for the ACCEL brand — modeled after another sports academy in Toledo.

On Friday afternoon it welcomed incoming students and community members with a field day and a chance to exercise with Olympic gold medalist and Akron native Butch Reynolds.

Reynolds, now living in Columbus, is a former track and field athlete who won gold and silver medals at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and several gold and silver world championship medals for the 4-by-400 meter relay and 400 meters.

On Friday, Reynolds jogged around the blacktop not to beat a record, but to keep up with more than a dozen elementary school kids.

Sheffield Academy Principal Gary Lane watched and helped corral the kids who’d shown up for the afternoon meant to help get the word out into the community about the newly opened school.

Lane grew up playing baseball, basketball and football all through high school before focusing on baseball in college. He played for the University of Northern Iowa, as well as on summer leagues in Minnesota and Kansas.

After teaching for some time, he became a principal and continued coaching travel baseball on the side.

When the opportunity presented itself to open Sheffield Academy, Lane jumped at the chance, he said — as travel teams and high-quality competitions can be cost prohibitive to families, especially for older students.

“I could provide kids quality sports for free and then in turn, when they fun, quality sports and they’re active, they’re going to have better results in the classroom,” he said. “So it’s going to help with their behavior, help with concentration, their overall health and they’re going to enjoy coming to school.”

The majority of kids coming in this fall are kindergartners, he said. If the school is successful, those students will grow with the school, which hopes to add classes every year to reach up to eighth grade. And they’ll help shape the sports offered by showing staff what they’re interested in, he said.

“When kids feel like they’re part of something, they feel like they’re more special, they belong and they’re going to have like an hour of sports every day — and that doesn’t even include recess,” Lane said. “So they’re going to be active.”

Staff are also working on a physio room or break room with padding on the floor for students to do sit-ups, push-ups, yoga or other activities.

To accommodate the majority of practices, and games, held during the school day to give students more family time after school, the day is slightly longer. Classes will run from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., with breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. and practice for older students running until around 4 p.m.

The school is in the process of building baseball fields and a soccer/football field behind the building, which should be open later in the fall, Lane said.

For more information, including open enrollment, visit sheffieldacademy.org or call (440) 201-3875. Classes start Aug. 17.  

Read the full article: https://chroniclet.com/news/312570/sheffield-academy-hosts-olympic-gold-medalist-ahead-of-new-school-year/