Click on the calendar below to see a list of events relating to the
schools of the East Cluster.
East Sports News
Sat., Oct. 20
Ohio high school football computer
for Division III
Mon., Oct. 22
Div. I District
Sat., Oct. 20
at GlenOak High
Div. II District
East Band News
Mons. & Thurs.
Sat., Oct. 20
Report @ 10:15 a.m.
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,
reading competency, and graduation rates.
Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for
the 2017-18 school year.
East High & Middle
Thanks to the following organizations and individuals who made
contributions to the schools of the East Cluster:
• Thanks to Benjamin Schrader, executive chef at the Hilton Garden Inn
on E. Market St., for donating $1,147 for grades K-2 at Robinson
to be used for a field trip, guest speakers, a luncheon, and a gardening program at
• NMG Aerospace
donated $2,094 to purchase books for the the Robinson Reading Initiative.
• Trinity Lutheran Church
donated $1,500 to purchase books for the the Robinson Reading Initiative.
• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated $1,800 for the school's volleyball
program and $100 for the football team.
• Heart to Heart
donated $150 to the East band.
• The GAR
has awarded a $5,900 grant to Mason
for a classroom-based initiative called "My Creativity, My Future."
• The Social and Emotional Learning Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to
support school-wide projects at Seiberling.
• The Dominion Energy Charitable
has awarded a $5,000 grant to Seiberling
to continue its Exploring the Cuyahoga River Watershed educational initiative.
• Michael Hayes donated $1,100 to East for the band
and the Athletic Dept. He also donated an additional $400 for the band to purchase
a new marching banner.
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.
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Prospective colleigans take note:
Univ. of Akron, Stark State
Prepare to Connect
The University of
State College have announced an academic partnership called Direct Connect.
This arrangement will allow students to enroll simultaneously at both institutions.
Stark State offers associate degrees, while Akron offers associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees.
University of Akron interim President, John Green, stated, "We are actively pursuing a path of widening
the educational pipeline in Akron."
The terms of this arrangement will allow students to transition seamlessly from earning an associate degree at
Stark to pursuing a bachelor's degree at Akron. And instead of attending Akron for those first two years
of college, students, in many areas of study, can get the same curriculum at Stark at a savings in tuition costs.
John Green noted that students with two-year degrees could use their credentials to get a job to help pay for
their bachelor's degree.
Stark State President, Para Jones, pointed out the additional benefit that Stark State students
"...will be able to start working with admission counselors, faculty advisers at the University of Akron."
In addition, Stark students participating in Direct Connect will have access to University facilities such
as Akron's libraries, recreation center, and computer labs.
is the story from the Akron Beacon Journal.
David Hill Gardens
The school gardens at David Hill have earned
from the National Wildlife
In order to qualify, a garden must offer food, water, and shelter for beneficial animals
and/or insects. A certified garden must also offer a place to raise protected
wildlife and engage in sustainable practices.
To quote the National Wildlife Federation, "Every habitat garden is a step toward replenishing
resources for wildlife locally and along migratory corridors."
Events at Robinson
Robinson wants every student to read...every day. At a recent assembly,
staff members used songs, stories, humor, and dance to stress the importance of
reading to the students.
In another event held on September 19, Robinson hosted a
Donuts with Dad
breakfast. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc., accompanied their student to school and shared a
breakfast with them.
The Donuts with Dads event was sponsored by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Akron's Man2Man Fatherhood Building Program.
Principal Anthony Lane wears his strongest reading glasses
while reading to Robinson students.
One of the fathers and students at the Donuts with Dads breakfast.
Prospective college students for the 2019-20 academic year can begin submitting
applications as of October 1.
To the Class of 2019:
Prepare for a
Tougher Path to Graduation
Message to the Class of 2019: You will likely have fewer paths to graduation than the class before you.
Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, seniors must complete their required course work and then meet one
of the three
- earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests
- earn an industry-recognized credential in a single career field
- achieve a remediation-free score in math and language arts on either the ACT or SAT.
Due to the concern by school districts that so many of their seniors might not graduate, the Class of 2018
was given several
pathways to graduation. The Ohio Board of Education has requested that these alternate options be extended
to the classes of 2019 and 2020.
However, Chair of the Senate Education Committee,
said in April that this is unlikely to happen. Former Ohio Board of Education member and current
Miami University trustee,
agrees that this extension should not be granted.
Said Gunlock, "I think we're shortchanging our students by not demanding more from them."
He added, "I'm all for 100 percent of our kids graduating with an education, not 100 percent of our kids
graduating just for a participation trophy."
For more information on this topic, including a profile of the Class of 2019 at Kenmore-Garfield,
this article from WKSU.
Something Fishy at Seiberling
Even with the lights off, there is a glow in Room 212B at Seiberling. The glow
comes from an aquarium containing six flourescent
Observing and caring for the fish is a project adopted by the fifth graders at the school.
Students have already named their aquatic friends: Diamond (purple), Pinky Pie (pink), Bubbles (blue),
Lucky (red), SpongeBob (yellow), and Bob (green).
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 Center for American Progress study's co-author, Laura Jimenez,
that 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.
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