Chang, the East High mascot

East Cluster of Schools

Chang, the East High mascot

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.

Making the Grade

Seiberling second grade teacher, Barb Fisher, has been nominated as an Amazing Teacher as part of the Akron Beacon Journal's Make the Grade initiative.

Read her story here.

Barb Fisher

East Sports

Boys Basketball
East 81
Cant. Cent. Catholic 74 (OT)

Fri., Jan. 24
7:00 p.m.
vs. Kenmore-Garfield
at home

Junior Varsity
East 33
Cant. Cent. Catholic 27

Fri., Jan. 24
5:30 p.m.
vs. Kenmore-Garfield
at home

Middle School
Thurs., Jan. 23
4:15 p.m.
vs. Buchtel
at home

Girls Basketball

Remainder of the season cancelled

Junior Varsity

Remainder of the season cancelled

Middle School
Thurs., Jan. 23
4:15 p.m.
at Buchtel

Sixth Grade
Season concluded

East 1,356
Hoban 2,080

East 1,652
Hoban 2,343

Some Artsy Stuff

Instrumental Music

Sat., Feb 15
7:00 p.m.
High school jazz festival
at Ellet

Tues., Feb 18
7:00 p.m.
High school
at East

Thurs., Feb 20
7:00 p.m.
High school
at North

Tues., Feb 25
7:00 p.m.
Middle school
at Hyre

Thurs., Feb 27
7:00 p.m.
Middle school
at Miller-South

Sat., Feb 29
7:00 p.m.
Middle school jazz festival
at Buchtel

Vocal Music

Tues., Jan. 21
Rehearsals begin for East spring musical

Wed., Feb 19
7:00 p.m.
High school
at Kenmore

Wed., Feb 26
7:00 p.m.
Middle school
at Kenmore

Thank You

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

Warren Ferrell donated $1,000 for student activities at Seiberling.

• TheCommunity Development Financial Institution of Buckeye State Credit Union donated $10,000 to Seiberling to support student & staff activities.

FirstEnergy Solutions donated 10 HP Elitebook laptops, valued at $15,000, for the student lending program at Mason.

Harper Monroe donated $170 worth of winter clothing to Seiberling.

Tony Moore LLC donated 10 basketball jersies for the 5th & 6th grade basketball program at Robinson.

Timothy Baker donated a 1996 Oldsmobile 88, valued at $1,200, to the Auto Tech lab at East to give the students experience in repairing an older model vehicle.

• The NFL Foundation has given a $10,000 grant for uniforms and equipment to the sports teams at East as part of its Original Towns program.

Sandra Laktash donated $150 to the East band.

Media Matters

WKSU-FM recently aired a two-day reporting piece on the Akron Public Schools College & Career Academies. Here are those reports:

Day 1    Day 2

State Report Cards

Every year the Ohio Dept. of Education issues a report card with letter grades for every public school in the state. Evaluated are factors such as standardized test scores, reading competency, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the 2018-19 and 2017-18 school years.

David Hill
East High & Middle

David Hill
East High & Middle


Income Tax Help at Robinson

The United Way of Summit County is offering free income tax preparation services through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to households that earn less than $60,000 a year.

A tax preparation session will be available at Robinson on Monday, Feburary 10, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call the Summit County Resource Data Base at 2-1-1 or visit their web site.

For additional info, including what documentation you will need to bring to your appointment, click here.


A Big Thank You
for a Big Check

Seiberling offers a great big thank you to the Community Development Financial Institution of Buckeye State Credit Union for their generous donation of $10,000 to the school.

The funds will be used to support student and staff activities at the school.


Happy New Year !

Mrs. Fisher's first grade class at Seiberling wishes everyone a happy new year.   The class celebrated the holiday when they returned to class on Janurary 7.


Remainder of the Season Cancelled

For East girls basketball

First, there was an early season coaching resignation.   Then, players started drifting away from the program.   Games were forced to be cancelled.   And, finally, it became necessary to cancel the remainder of the season.

Read the story as printed in the Akron Beacon Journal.


esreveR Raffle

Details have been finalized for this year's East High Alumni Association Reverse Raffle.   This year's event will take place on Thursday, March 5, at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Rd.

An open bar with hors d'oeuvres will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow at 7:30.   This year's grand prize will be $2,500.

Proceeds from the raffle help support academic, athletic, and club activities at East.

For ticket and contact information, click here.
(NOTE: There is a misprint on the Alumni Assoc. flyer.   The flyer reads March 5, 2019, but should read March 5, 2020.)


Keeping Kids Warm

Every student at Robinson is staying warmer this winter thanks to the combined efforts of the Akron Fire Department, Summit County United Way, and other volunteers.

Each student received a new winter coat, followed by a guided tour of fire trucks and equipment, a chance to play in one of the bounce houses, and an ice cream treat.


Ready, Set, FAFSA !

As of October 1, 2019, those planning to attend college between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, were able to begin filling out their FAFSA forms.

For assistance in completing the forms, visit the Homeroom blog created by the U. S. Dept. of Education.

For some additional info on financing a college education, visit the blog of business analyst, Jill Schlesinger.

What, again?

Ohio Changes Its
Graduation Requirements

Imagine a rug where the rug maker can't decide what pattern to use.   So, he uses different patterns for each section of the rug...and the patterns don't necessarily match.   That should give you an idea of the changing mosaic of graduation requirements for Ohio's public high school students.

Over the last several years, the Ohio legislature has developed the habit of constantly altering the requirements for graduation from the state's high schools.   This has caused great confusion for students, their families, and school districts.

And the legislature is still at it.   Included in the current biennial (2-year) state budget, which took effect July 1, 2019, are yet a further set of changes that will affect the class of 2023.

To provide a little clarity, here are the current requirements for graduation for the classes of 2020 through 2023 (current freshmen through current seniors) as summarized by the Ohio Department of Education:


Board Votes to Initiate
Termination for Finney

See update below

Vyrone Finney In executive (non-public) session, following its regular November 18 meeting, the Akron Board of Education voted unanimously to begin termination proceedings for East principal, Vyrone Finney, for violating school district policy.

Finney has been on administrative leave since September 19 following an incident where he was accused of striking a 15-year-old student.

Here is a previous story appearing on this web site, and here is a follow-up story appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal.

12/24/19 UPDATE:
East C.L.C. campus principal, Vyrone Finney, has requested a hearing with the Board of Education on January 27 to present the case as to why he should not have his contract terminated.

He also faces misdemeanor criminal charges in the matter.   If the criminal proceedings have not been reslolved by January 27, he has the option to reschedule his appearance before the Board of Education.

Here is the story as printed in the 12/24/19 Akron Beacon Journal.


Polymer Academy
Seeks Young Inventors

for 12th annual Rubber Band Contest

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at the University of Akron is looking for students in grades 5-8 with elastic minds for the 12th annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors.

The contest is divided into two divisions:   Arts & Leisure and Science & Engineering.   The goal of the competition is to come up with a working invention or piece of art that uses at least one rubber band.

More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the first place winners in each division earning $600 apiece, and runners-up in each division earning $300 apiece.   All entries must be postmarked no later than March 13, 2020.

For complete contest details, entry forms, and guidelines, visit the contest web site here.



Are You Vaping?

In case you're already vaping, or considering starting, it could be helpful and informative to read these current findings:

American Lung Association


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2019-20 school year:

Code of
student behavior

College & Career

Dress code

Home Access

Inclement weather procedures

Parents' info

School supply list

Start & end times

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates
& deadlines

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates
& deadlines

Practice tests


math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Because of You

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Kind Campaign

National Bullying
Prevention Center

Sit With Us



Akron / Stark St.
Direct Connect

to college


East industry

teachers honored

Family resource center

Financial coaching
at Robinson

Fire safety
at Seiberling

Improve your
ACT score

Mean girls

New weight room
at East


class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Alumni Group

Class of 1968
reunion pics

Class of 1976
reunion pics


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

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