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Part of the Akron Public School System   •   Akron, Ohio

East High       East Middle       Barber CLC       David Hill CLC       Mason CLC       Robinson CLC       Seiberling CLC


Click on the calendar below to see a list of events relating to the schools of the East Cluster.

Kindergaretn Registration Open House

The Akron Public Schools are holding a kindergarten registration open house on Thurs., April 26.

Any child reaching the age of five on or before Sept. 30, 2018 can register for the 2019-20 school year at this time.

Here are complete details.

Car Show
at East

The East Auto Tech students and Don Joseph Toyota are sponsoring a classic car show at East on Sat., June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you own a classic car you're proud of and would like others to appreciate it, complete and submit an entry form by May 15.

1956 Chevy Bel Air

East Sports News

Ellet 15
East 3

Ellet 19
East 2

Tues., April 24
4:30 p.m.
vs. North
at Patterson Park

North 7
East 9

Mon., April 30
4:30 p.m.
vs. Kenmore-Garfield
at Reservoir Park

Media Day

Boys Track
East 35
Firestone 77

Mon., May 7
5:00 p.m.
vs. North
at Ellet

Middle School
Wed., April 25
4:00 p.m.
vs. Litchfield
at Ellet

Girls Track
East 17
Firestone 90

Mon., May 7
5:00 p.m.
vs. North
at Ellet

Middle School
Wed., April 25
4:00 p.m.
vs. Litchfield
at Ellet

Sit With Us

"Come sit with us" would be welcome words at lunch time to many a student in many a school cafeteria.

As a result of her experience of eating lunch alone and often being bullied at her previous high school, Natalie Hampton of California realized that instead of merely longing to hear those words, she would take the initiative and create an app that would promote inclusiveness.

The Sit With Us app, which is free to download and private to use, connects kids looking for company or just someone to eat lunch with, with other like-minded students.

East Band News

Tues., May 1
6:35 p.m.
Band fundraiser
at RubberDucks game

Thank You

Thanks to the following organizations and individuals who made contributions to the schools of the East Cluster:

• The George Zito Estate donated a 2005 hybrid/electric Honda Civic, valued at $1,700, to the Auto Tech class at East.

A. Bradley McClain donated six gift cards to be awarded to six Barber students for excellence in spelling and excellence in math & science at this spring's awards assembly.

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated an additional $1,400 for the school's spring trip to Chicago for the combined choir, DECA chapter, & Hospitality students.

Megan Mannion and Kyle Gee each donated $200 to East for the same Chicago trip.

Michael Hayes donated $400 to Mason to outfit their 5th grade dancers for their upcoming trip to the grand finals of their competition this May in Cleveland (related story in center column).

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated an $430 to the school's DECA chapter for their awards banquet.

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, attendance, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the 2016-17 school year.


David Hill
East High & Middle

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e-mail in motion


Looking for a Summer Job ?

Apply now

The Summit County Department of Job & Family Services is now accepting applications for this year's Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program is designed for Summit County residents who will be between the ages of 16 and 24 as of June 1 and live in a low-income household.

Interested applicants must apply on-line and will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The period of employment will begin on June 11.   Bus passes will be provided for those with no other transportation.


David Hill's veggies are

Good Enough to Eat

As part of their annual service project, sixth graders at David Hill have planted vegetables in the classroom to later be planted outside.

Started three years ago, the project has grown and now receives assistance from volunteers of Summit County Master Gardeners.

David Hill veggies


Hoping to attend Ohio State?

Better study a foreign language

A recent study from the Center for American Progress explored whether each state's high school graduation requirements meet the admission standards for that state's flagship university.

Researchers found that Ohio's high school graduation requirements either meet or exceed the number of courses needed in most subject areas for admission to Ohio's flagship university, Ohio State (O.S.U.), with the exception of foreign languages.

Eighty-nine percent (89%) of students admitted to O.S.U. took more than two years of a foreign language in high school, although there is no such requirement in order to receive a high school diploma in Ohio.

Ohio State requires a minimum of two units of a foreign language in order to qualify for admission.   Three units are recommended.

When it comes to the rigor of required courses, the study's co-author, Laura Jimenez, says students aren't reaching the level of study required by O.S.U. in science either.

"In order to be prepared for whatever choice the student makes to pursue after high school, a rigorous course load in high school really is the best preparation for that," Jimenez says.


All Things Musical

Upcoming East Cluster events

Below are some of the upcoming musical events in the East Cluster:

  • May 1 - The East band will be performing and raising funds at the RubberDucks game on Akron Public Schools band night.   Tickets in reserved section 4 for this 6:35 game are $7 but must be purchased here in order for the band to receive $3 from the sale of each ticket.

  • May 3 - The East High Chorus will perform with the Kent State Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. in Cartwright Hall on the K.S.U. campus.   Free admission and free parking.   For those unable to attend, the concert will be live-streamed here.

  • May 22 - The East Cluster Spring Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the East auditorium.   Participating will be bands and orchestras from all five Cluster elementary schools, the middle school band and orchestra, and the high school band and orchestra.   The concert is free for all ages.


Attention back-to-school shoppers

Sales Tax Holiday
Becomes Permanent

The Ohio sales tax holiday has now become a permanent part of the annual back-to-school shopping process in August.

Instead of requiring renewal every year by the Ohio legislature, Senate Bill 226 now makes the annual tax break permanent beginning for three days on the first Friday in August.   The bill was signed into law by Ohio Gov. John Kasich on March 30.

The following items are free of Ohio sales tax when purchased during the August reprieve:

  • items of clothing priced at $75 or less;
  • commonly used school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
  • school instructional materials like textbooks and workbooks priced at $20 or less.

The price limits apply per item, so consumers can buy as many tax-exempt items under the price limit as they wish, either online or in stores.

Said bill sponsor, State Sen. Kevin Bacon (no, not that Kevin Bacon), "A little bit of financial relief for parents as they prepare their kids for the new school year has proven to be both effective and appreciated by Ohio families.   The opportunity to save on essential clothing and school items reduces some of the strain on consumers and boosts sales for local businesses."

This year's sales tax holiday begins at midnight on Friday, August 3, and ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5.


Scenes from this year's

Seiberling Family
Reading Night

Seiberling hosted its annual Family Reading Night on March 1.   Students and families participated in games created and run by students from the University of Akron.

Seiberling Family Reading Night

Seiberling Family Reading Night


East JROTC Color Guard
at State Basketball Finals

The East Marine Corps JROTC color guard was selected to present the colors at all three state boys' basketball finals on March 24 at the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State University campus.

To add to their busy weekend, the JROTC sharpshooters participated in marksmanship meets against high schools from Springfield and Grove City.   East won both meets.

East JROTC color guard

East JROTC sharpshooters


Univ. of Akron seeking

High School Artists

The Myers School of Art at the University of Akron is looking for Akron Public School high schoolers to participate is this summer's Arts LIFT program.

Arts LIFT is a free two-week apprenticeship where students work in conjunction with the Art Bomb
Brigade and a professional artist to create public art.   The Art Bomb Brigade is the School of Art's public mural project.

This summer's program runs from June 11-22, and the deadline for applications is May 11.

To apply or get more information, contact Associate Professor, Elisa Gargarella, at 330-972-8325 or via e-mail.

Here is some additional detail about Arts LIFT.

Arts LIFT 2017




class reunion

Alumni Group

Class of 1976
reunion pics

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site


Bio-med careers

College & career

Computer Sci.
vs. Algebra II


Earn scholarship $
for K.S.U.

East football
college signees

East's walkout

eSports come to
Akron U.

Free tuition
for future

Mason dancers

Ohio Bd. of Ed.
wants less testing

energy program


Texting & driving


test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

I Am A Witness

National Bullying
Prevention Center

Sit With Us


Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2017-18 school year:

Inclement weather procedures

Dress code

school supply list

Barber school
supply list

Parents' handbook

Student code
of conduct

Home Access


For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click here.

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What is a Cluster?

six clusters The Akron Public Schools are divided into six neighborhood groups or clusters — each headed by the traditional high school located within that cluster.   The rest of the cluster is made up of the middle school that feeds into that high school and the various elementary schools that feed into that middle school.   The clusters were formed to increase community identity within a large school system.

The East Cluster schools work among themsevles, and with parent and community groups, to develop a partnership to best serve our student population.

The cluster concept helps to make a large school system much more personal and responsive to the needs of its students, parents, and the larger community.   The East Cluster has always been a very active, engaged cluster with great school and community pride.

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