Summer School Info
Summer school registration for high school will take place from
May 15-31 and from June 3-11.
Semester I classes for high school will be held from June 12-28
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at East.
Semester II classes will be held from July 1-19
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. also at East. No summer school on July 4.
For further summer high school details, click
The pre-fall program for elementary students will take place from
August 5-16. For details, contact Mary Outley-Kelly at
330-761-3075 or by
Events at Mason
Registration for next school year for all grades at Mason
will take place every school day during the month of May
from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the school.
are the dress code guidlines for Akron Public School elementary and middle school students (grades K-8).
is a chart giving the specifics for school uniforms for grades K-8 and the additional
colors allowed by each school.
are the dress code guidelines for high school students (grades 9-12).
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Seiberling's Owl Will Stay Green
Newton to retain original color
The voting on the color for Newton, the iconic Seiberling owl, ended on April 26.
Newton, who formerly sat atop the old Seiberling building, will be moved inside
the new Seiberling Community Learning Center.
In the meantime, Newton will undergo a restoration process topped off with his
new color. The color choices were either a green patina or a shiny copper.
By a vote of 57 to 42, the green patina option was selected. Newton will
occupy a place of honor inside the building when it opens after next school year's
winter vacation and will be restored to his original color.
Some of the comments by voters were:
- "Leave Newton in his natural state just the way we all remember him."
- "Anxious to see Newton in a shiny copper appearance."
- "Green patina is part of Newton's history. Keep him green."
- "The shiny copper would look great in our new school."
- "The owl earned its patina! Please leave it green."
Seiberling Construction News
Most of the exterior touches of the new Seiberling Community Learning Center at 400 Brittain Rd.
are completed. Work has begun in earnest on the interior.
The goal is to have the new building ready
for students to occupy after the December, 2013, Christmas break.
Until then, Seiberling students are attending class in the former Goodyear Middle School building.
For more detail on Seiberling or to see a summary of all the Cluster rebuilding, click
Cluster Schools Would All
Earn "F" Grades
Under Ohio's new school grading system
Ohio is changing the way it rates it schools. Currently, Ohio
schools are ranked in categories ranging from Academic Emergency to
Excellent with Distinction based on factors such as standardized test scores,
attendance, and graduation rates.
Since the current system can be somewhat confusing, the Ohio legislature
passed, and Gov. Kasich signed into law,
House Bill 555.
of this legislation is to simplify the school ranking process using the standard
A through F grading system. Beginning in 2015, this
system will be in place for all Ohio schools.
On April 10 the Ohio Department of Education released the results of a
simulation of the new grading system. Taking data from the 2011-12 school
year, rankings from the current system were converted to the A through F grading scale.
If those new standards were in place today, all the schools in the East Cluster would
earn over-all grades of "F."
Below are the results of the simulation for Summit County schools and for the state
as a whole. The column marked "2011-2012 Rating" shows the rating under the current
system. The other columns show the letter grade that would be issued for each
of those categories under the new system (under the current system, these items are shown as percentages).
The over-all grade is listed in the column marked "Performance Indicators."
Summit County schools
Coach Fiorello Retires
East High is losing its boys' basketball coach. Coach Ross Fiorello, highly-successful
head coach of the boys' varsity basketball team, has announced his retirement from coaching.
Fiorello, who lives in Canton and teaches special education in the Canton City school
district, has to travel to Akron each day during basketball season. He cites this
as his main reason for leaving coaching. Says Fiorello, "I can't coach long
distance and run a quality program."
During his nine years at East, Fiorello's teams compiled a 116-87 record including
three district championships and a perfect 13-0 record during the 2011-12 City Series
season. His successes here place him in the company of other legendary East basketball
coaches like Russ Estey, Andy Calderone, and Bobby Smith.
Fiorello stated, "There is so much to be proud of from those nine seasons...We had
good players who played hard, and we had quality kids on the court and in the classroom."
Coach Fiorello leaves an enviable level of achievement for future coaches to aim for.
Beacon Journal article
Seiberling awaits new building
Seiberling is the final school in the Cluster to be rebuilt or remodeled.
Since the beginning of the September 1, 2011, school year, Seiberling students (K-6th grade)
have been attending classes in the former Goodyear Middle School building on N. Martha Ave.
Meanwhile, their former building at 400 Brittain Rd. has been demolished and construction
of the new Seiberling Community Learning Center has begun.
For complete details about the changes
to the East Cluster buildings,
Staying Plugged In
For all the latest news in education in the state of Ohio
visit the StateImpact Ohio web site
There is a lot of talk in popular culture today about role models. There are
also some very questionable choices offered as examples. Here is a better example.
Theoretical physicist and futurist, Dr. Michio Kaku, serves on the staff of both
City College of New York and the City University of New York. Also a noted
author ("Visions, Hyperspace, and Parallel Worlds") and lecturer, he often speaks on the
fields of string theory and quantum physics.
Born to Japanese immigrant parents in California, Kaku attracted the attention of physicist,
Dr. Edward Teller, at a national high school science fair competition. With a scholarship
awarded by Teller, Kaku went on to graduate first in his class at Harvard and complete his
graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.
For a biography of Dr. Kaku, click
To view Dr. Kaku's video, "The Universe in a Nutshell," click
Taking the Stage
India Burton, a 2011 University of Akron grad and East High alum,
has launched a new theater company,
where she will serve as artistic director.
Burton was a long-time member of Akron's Heads Up Productions
and a member of the theater program at the Univeristy of Akron.
For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click