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Cluster
Calendar

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



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. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, report cards use the new A-F grading system. The report cards for the 2011-12 school year use the old scoring system.

2013-14

Barber
David Hill
Mason
Robinson
Seiberling
East High & Middle

2012-13

Barber
David Hill
Mason
Robinson
Seiberling
East High & Middle

2011-12

Barber
David Hill
Mason
Robinson
Seiberling
East High & Middle



East High Band

Fri., Sept. 19
Football vs. Kenmore
at Akron U.
5:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27
Football vs North
at Buchtel
10:30 a.m.

(Times shown are when band members need to report — not the time of the event.)



Standardized
Testing
info

test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

CogAT Form 7

Ohio Achievement
Assessments


Ohio Graduation
Test


SAT testing



Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities

College
alternatives




Recent
Stories

Andy Calderone

Cluster rebuilding

Cluster teachers
of the year


Digital Media
Center


Mason memorial garden

The new SAT

Texting & driving





 

Ohio School Report Cards

For the 2013-14 school year

At noon on September 12, the Ohio Department of Education issued the long-awaited Ohio school report cards for the 2013-14 school year.

They can be viewed from this web site in the "State Report Cards" article in the left column.

To see the report cards for other schools, for any school district, or simply to get a little more info, visit the Ohio Department of Education web site here.

 


A. A. P. recommends:

More Sleep,
Later School Start Times
for Teens

Got sleepy teens at home or during the school day?   The American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.) suggests that a later morning starting time for schools would help the situation.

In a statement released August 25, the A.A.P. finds that chronic sleep loss for middle and high school students has increasingly become the norm.

"Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most common — and easily fixable — public health issues in the U.S. today," said pediatrician Judith Owens, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement.

By delaying school start times until at least 8:30, part of the problem of lack of sleep could be eliminated.   (East Middle School begins at 8:00 while East High starts at 8:15.)

Studies cited by the A.A.P. show that most U.S. middle and high school students don't get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on school nights.   Add to that the fact that more than 40% of U.S. public high schools start classes before 8:00 a.m., and you can see why there are so many sleep deprived teens.

To read the full text of the A.A.P. statement, click here.

 


How's Your Student Doing?

Want to know for sure?

Would you like to be able to go on-line and see how your student is doing in class?   Check on a class assignment?   Verify his or her attendance?

You can do all this and more through the Akron Public Schools' Home Access Center.   To sign up, you will need access to a computer with internet capability, have a valid e-mail account, and be on file as your child's parent or guardian.

To get details as to how to sign up and answers to your questions, visit the District's Home Access Center page by clicking here.

Here is a copy of the home access manual.

 


Some Student Loan Rules Relaxed

Less penalty for financial debt

Curently, some college-bound students and their parents are excluded from the federal government's direct student loan program becuase of bad debt.

Under new guidlines announced by the U. S. Dept. of Education on Aug. 6, some of those regulations will be relaxed.   The amount of excusable bad debt will be increased, and the length of time such debt will be taken into account will be shortened from five years to two.

These changes could make possible up to 370,000 additional student loans under the direct loan program.

Said U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, "These changes allow us to continue to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and open the doors of college to ensure all students have the opportunity to walk through them."

Here is an Associated Press article with additional detail.

 


O.G.T. Being Phased Out

New graduation requirements
to be implemented

Over the next three years, the Ohio Graduation Test (O.G.T.) is being phased out as a requirement for high school graduation in Ohio.   Critics of the test complain that it was not a good measure of what a high school grad should know — that it actually measured academic skill on an 8th-to-10th grade level.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2018 (incoming ninth graders), the state of Ohio will employ a more effective and varied method of measuring the academic credentials of its high school graduates.

Ohio House Bill 487 — passed by both houses of the Ohio legislature on June 4 and signed by Gov. Kasich on June 16 — is the source of these changes.

Members of the class of 2018 will be required to pass seven end-of-course exams (English, math, science, U. S. history, government) before being allowed to graduate.   Students enrolled in advanced placement or international baccalaureate classes would not need to take the end-of-course exams for those subjects.

An added provision of H.B. 487 will allow students in eleventh grade to take the ACT or SAT college admission test free of charge.

Below are two newspaper articles giving more detail on the subject:

Toledo Blade      Nordonia Hills News-Leader

 


 

Alumni
Corner

class reunion

Class reunion
information

East High Alumni
Association web site



East High Sports

Volleyball
East 25-25-18-25
Kenmore 17-23-25-10

2014 schedule

Boys Cross-country
East 23
North 32

2014 schedule

Girls Cross-country
East 18
North 37

2014 schedule

Football
East 14
Lake 21

2014 varsity schedule
2014 JV schedule

Football web site



Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me


The BULLY Project

Geo Listening

stopbullying.gov

Stop Bullying Now!

StopCyberbullying



Homework
Helpers

math students

Brunner Math

Dictionary.com

Homework Spot

Khan Academy

Know It Now 24x7

MathHelp.com

Time for Kids



East
Cluster
Resources

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

where to?



Keeping Plugged In

plug in

For an on-line dictionary, thesaurus, and other word help, visit the Dictionary.com web site here.

A free, downloadable app is also available.



Contact Us

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What is a Cluster?

seven clusters The Akron Public Schools are divided into seven neighborhood groups or clusters — each headed by the 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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