Click on the calendar below to see a list of events relating to the
schools of the East Cluster.
Every year as graduation nears, the Akron Beacon Journal honors
Star Students from the local six-county area. Fifty semi-finalists are
narrowed down to 25 finalists.
East did not have any semi-finalists this year, but receiving honorable mentions
from East's Class of 2019 are Jayda Peterson and Zackery Smith.
Peterson will be attending the University of Akron while Smith will be attending Stark State.
East's Shining Apple
At the end of each school year, eight teachers — one at each of the District's high schools —
are recognized at the Teacher of the Year
with a Shining Apple Award.
A senior at each of the high schools selects the teacher who has been the most inspirational to them.
That teacher at East is Daniel Velasco-Perez.
Thanks to the following organizations and individuals who made
contributions to the schools of the East Cluster:
• The GAR Foundation donated $64,150 to Seiberling for its
Fostering Positive Self-Efficacy & Self-Regulation in Order to Increase
Student Achievement initiative.
• Rev. Donald Register donated $500 to fund the Margaret and Urile Wyche
Scholarship Fund at East.
• A. Bradley McClain donated VISA gift cards valued at $250 to Barber
to be used as prizes for spelling and math competitions at the school.
• Michael Hayes donated $900 to cover the cost of sending four members
of the East band to summer band seminars at the Univ. of Akron.
• Ronald Steucher donated $100 to the Marine Corps JROTC program at East.
• The Western Reserve Chapter of the Retired Officer Assoc.
also donated $100 to the Marine Corps JROTC program at East.
• Hoffman's Ace Hardward donated 12 50lb. bags of sand to Robinson
for use by the students at Camp Out Day.
• Don Joseph Toyota donated a 2007 Toyota Solara valued at $2,500
to the Auto Tech classes at East.
• Bridgestone Americas donated a battery tester & tire pressure monotor
valued at $2,820 for East's Bridgestone/Firestone Auto Care Center.
• Excel Tire Gauge donated three digital wall-mounted tire gauges,
valued at $2,085, for use in the Complete Auto Care Center at East.
• Scott S. Swierkosz donated $500 for the Auto Tech Lab
State Report Cards
Every year the Ohio Dept. of Education issues a report card
for every school in the state. Evaluated are factors such as test scores,
reading competency, and graduation rates.
Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for
the 2017-18 school year.
East High & Middle
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Ending the school year
Field Day at Mason
East High Graduation
Congratulations Class of 2019
KeyBank Teaching Facility
Opens at East
Shortly before the end of the school year, East High held a ribbon-cutting celebration
for its simulated banking facility. Present were East business students, KeyBank
employees, and members of the school district administration.
The banking center, made possible due to a $500,000 grant from KeyBank, will be part of the
Finance career pathway within the
of Business and Health Services at the school.
The mock banking facility will be used to teach financial literacy, help students learn the
basics of money management, and help classmates open and manage their own bank accounts.
(Read the story appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal
(Photo by Phil Masturzo courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal)
Summer Food Program
The City of Akron, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, Summit Education Initiative, and
the University of Akron, is again participating in the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture's Summer Food Service
The program ensures that low-income children under the age of 19 continue
to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Any family
eligible for the school lunch program will be eligible for the summer program.
Akron's food program will operate from June 3 to August 16.
All of the sites will offer lunch; some will offer breakfast as well.
In addition, tutoring in reading will be offered at the following elementary schools: Betty Jane, Case, Crouse,
David Hill, Findley, Harris-Jackson, Helen Arnold, Mason, McEbright, Schumaker, and
For questions about eligibility or for any other info about the meal program, contact
Food Service Program Co-ordinator, Robert Dowdell, at 330-375-2832 or via
For questions about the summer reading program, contact Roberta Rogers at 330-812-7878 or via
Anyone interested in volunteering as a reading tutor can register
For a list of food sites, types of meals served, and serving times, click
Looking for Young Leaders
The Akron Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) is looking for new members for the
upcoming school year.
Mayor Dan Horrigan states, "I am seeking motivated young people to represent their peers in
conversations with me and my staff on important issues like violence, education, neighborhood
development, and ways to attract and retain young people in our city. Members will learn
more about how city government works, how to qualify for a MYLC high school internship, and develop
leadership skills that will set them up for success in college, career, and life."
Any student living in Akron who will be entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school
year and maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA is invited to complete an
For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click