Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the
schools of the East Cluster.
East High Band
Sat., Oct. 4
Football vs Ellet
Sat., Oct. 11
Football at Buchtel
(Times shown are when band members need to report — not the time of the event.)
Calling All K-8 Artists
Recycling calendar art contest
As part of the effort to recognize America Recycles Day (November 15), the River Valley Paper Co.
is sponsoring a calendar art contest for students in grades K-8.
The theme of the contest is "How Do You Recycle?" Entries will be accepted during the
entire month of October.
Fourteen winning entries will be chosen and featured on the upcoming calendar.
The grand prize winner will receive a $100 American Express gift card, and their drawing will
serve as the cover of the calendar.
Thirteen other winning entries will be featured throughout the body of the calendar.
These artists will receive a $50 American Express gift card, and their teachers will receive the same.
is the official contest flyer with additional details.
to Help Protect
With new helmets, shoulder pads
The East High Alumni Association is sponsoring two fund-raising activities to help the
football team pay for new helmets and shoulder pads.
The Association was approached by varsity head coach, Marques Hayes, to assist in this effort,
and the Association responded.
The two fund-raising events are a raffle for a trip to Las Vegas and a Casino Night.
The Casino Night will take place on Thursday, Oct.23, at Guy's Party Center at 500 E. Waterloo Rd.
Tickets for both events can be purchased from John Stanley (330-571-2981), Chuck Malivuk (216-244-3305),
or George Tonies (330-815-2001).
Last school year the Alumni Association donated $23,143.62 to East; and, since 2004, has
provided more than $263,000 in funding for various groups, activities, and scholarships for the school.
is a letter from Association Executive Director, George Tonies, providing more detail on the upcoming
fund-raising events and listing last year's contributions to East.
Ohio School Report Cards
For the 2013-14 school year
At noon on September 12, the Ohio Department of Education issued the
long-awaited Ohio school report cards for the 2013-14 school year.
They can be viewed from this web site in the "State Report Cards" article
in the left column.
To see the report cards for other schools, for any school district, or simply to
get a little more info, visit the Ohio Department of Education web site
How's Your Student Doing?
Want to know for sure?
Would you like to be able to go on-line and see how your student is doing
in class? Check on a class assignment? Verify his or her
You can do all this and more through the Akron Public Schools' Home Access
Center. To sign up, you will need access to a computer with internet
capability, have a valid e-mail account, and be on file as your child's parent or
To get details as to how to sign up and answers to your questions, visit the
District's Home Access Center page by clicking
is a copy of the home access manual.
A. A. P. recommends:
Later School Start Times
Got sleepy teens at home or during the school day? The American Academy of
Pediatrics (A.A.P.) suggests that a later morning starting time for schools would
help the situation.
In a statement released August 25, the A.A.P. finds that chronic sleep loss
for middle and high school students has increasingly become the norm.
"Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most common — and easily
fixable — public health issues in the U.S. today," said pediatrician Judith Owens, MD,
FAAP, lead author of the policy statement.
By delaying school start times until at least 8:30, part of the problem of lack of sleep could
be eliminated. (East Middle School begins at 8:00 while East High starts at 8:15.)
Studies cited by the A.A.P. show that most U.S. middle and high school students don't get the
recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on school nights. Add to that the fact that more
than 40% of U.S. public high schools start classes before 8:00 a.m., and you can see why there
are so many sleep deprived teens.
To read the full text of the A.A.P. statement, click
Read Any Good Books Lately?
Futurist, entrepreneur, and PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel, has written a
sort of self-help book for innovators entitled Zero to One.
Thiel contends that there are still vast horizons to explore and new inventions
to create. He states that further innovation will come about not by competing
with already-established business but by starting businesses that are unique.
This book is probably best suited for bright middle schoolers and above.
Below are two reviews of Zero to One:
For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click
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