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.
are complete details.
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
form by May 15.
East Sports News
Tues., April 24
at Patterson Park
Mon., April 30
at Reservoir Park
Mon., May 7
Wed., April 25
Mon., May 7
Wed., April 25
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,
of California realized that instead of merely longing to hear
those words, she would take the initiative and create an app that would promote
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
at RubberDucks game
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, &
• 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.
East High & Middle
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Looking for a Summer Job ?
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
Interested applicants must apply
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
Hoping to attend Ohio State?
Better study a foreign language
from the Center for American Progress explored whether each state's high school
graduation requirements meet the admission standards for that state's
Researchers found that Ohio's high school graduation
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.
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
Tickets in reserved section 4 for this 6:35 game are $7 but must be purchased
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
at 7:30 p.m. in
on the K.S.U. campus. Free admission and free parking.
For those unable to attend, the concert will be live-streamed
- 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
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
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 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.
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.
Univ. of Akron seeking
High School Artists
School of Art at the University of Akron is looking for Akron Public School high schoolers
to participate is this summer's
Arts LIFT is a free two-week apprenticeship where students work in conjunction with the
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.
is some additional detail about Arts LIFT.
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