Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the
schools of the East Cluster.
East High Sports
Apr. 28 @ 4:30 p.m.
at Reservoir Park
Apr 27 @ 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.
The next student writing contest for children and teens, sponsored by the
Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, will begin in May.
Writers can pick up entry forms beginning May 1.
This month's topic is to describe your ideal summer vacation.
Seiberling students recently gave a Black History Month presentation.
Watch the video
East Students Mean Business
East High students fared well at the recent district competitions sponsored by
chapter of the Business Professionals of America.
Nine students qualified to advance to state competition March 12 & 13 in Columbus.
is the complete list of East High placements.
Since 1947 the Akron
of PTAs has awarded scholarships to Akron Public School (A.P.S.) students pursuing higher
At this year's awards ceremony held at Ellet High School, $27,000 in scholarship
assistance was given to A.P.S. students. The awardees from East were:
Amber Craig, Alisha Eshun, Catherine Farrance, Aleycia Nance-Simmons, Chloe Sager,
Assha SaSay, and Chelsy Taylor.
is the complete list of awardees.
Golf Outing Temporarily
in the Rough
Event to be rescheduled
The third annual East High Dragon Open, to raise funds for the East High baseball
program and originally planned for April 25, is being rescheduled.
From Chuck Rusinek, head baseball coach and outing sponsor:
"Unfortunately, due to many concerns about the weather, we will be postponing
our annual golf outing. Once I hear back from Turkeyfoot about a possible
rescheduled date, we will be back on.
Thanks to all who planned to attend, and we hope that you will be with us on our rescheduled date!"
This web site will let you know when the event is rescheduled.
Summer Learning Programs
Tentative dates for traditional summer high school, to be held at East, are
June 29 through August 6. The school day will run from 8:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
The Third-Grade Reading Academy will take place from June 15 through July 10.
The pre-fall program for incoming students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will take place from
For details about either program, contact Mary Outley-Kelly at
330-761-3075 or by
Year-Round Schools for Akron?
Superintendent floats the idea
Year-round classes could be coming to an Akron Public School (A.P.S.) near you.
This possibility was offered by School Superintendent, David James, at his State of
the Schools message on February 24.
James, a proponent of year-round schooling, said "I think this is going to happen sooner rather than later."
The Superintendent would like to adjust the A.P.S. academic calendar to help
combat what he calls the "summer slide." This, as James pointed out in a
WKSU interview, is when students "...forget content and then at the beginning of
the year, teachers are spending the first couple of weeks going over stuff that kids
should have learned already."
As with any major systemic change, there are many details to be worked out:
for example, the financing of a longer school year and necessary adjustments to
The entire text of the Superintendent's speech can be seen
James' remarks to WKSU's M.L. Schultze are available
For a summary of the entire State of the Schools address, read the Akron Beacon Journal article
Many East Cluster students will qualify
A little-known option available to public school students in Ohio is the
voucher program. This allows students in under-performing schools to be
eligible for a voucher to attend a private school.
For students to qualify, their school must have received an overall grade of D or F
on their state report card for at least two of the past three school years.
(State report cards can be viewed at the bottom of the left column of this web site.)
Students in schools ranked in the lowest 10% of a district's buildings may also qualify.
Because their buildings had overall grades low enough to qualify,
students in all the East Cluster schools (Barber, David Hill, Mason, Robinson,
East Middle, and East High) except Seiberling are eligible to apply for a
private school voucher for the 2015-16 school year.
Families can begin applying for vouchers for the upcoming school beginning on
February 1. Up to 60,000 scholarships will be available.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can receive up to $4,250 in funding,
while high school students can receive up to $5,000.
Parents/guardians should first apply for admission to the private school of their choice.
If their student is accepted, the private school will submit the voucher application to the Ohio
Department of Education.
For a complete list of all Ohio schools eligible for EdChoice vouchers, click
Further details of the EdChoice program are available in this Columbus Dispatch
For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click
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