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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.

Volunteers Needed

The Goodyear Branch Library is looking for volunteers for its Summer Reading Program.

Volunteers need to be at least 12 years old and available on July 12 and August 9 between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

This is a perfect opportunity for students looking for something meaningful to do over the summer or for future college applicants to add a volunteer activity to their résumé.

Here are further details and contact info.

Beacon Journal
Star Students

Every year as graduation nears, the Akron Beacon Journal honors Star Students from the local six-county area. Fifty semi-finalists are narrowed down to 25 finalists.

Honored as semi-finalists from East's Class of 2017 are Gabrielle Vang and Brandon Griffith.

Valedictorian Vang will be attending the University of Akron while salutatorian Griffith will be attending Ohio State.

Thank You

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

• The $1,379.02 remaining in the student activity fund of the East High Class of 2016 has been donated to the school's support fund.

Akron Area Pto has donated $14,316.73 to Barber to expand the existing playground.

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated $1,064.00 to the school for uniforms & equipment for the softball team.

Barber Student Leads Pledge

Barber fourth grader, Kayson Leasure, was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the May 22 Akron Board of Education meeting.

As an office assistant, Kayson comes to school early to help the secretary. She also welcomes new students and shows substitute teachers to their classrooms.

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Video Corner

WAKR's Ray Horner visited Mr. Hawkins' welding class at East High to explore the job opportunities that will be available to these students when they graduate.

Watch that video here.

WAKR's Ray Horner visited Barber to learn how the students turned a one-time session of creating greeting cards into a continuing project.

Watch that video here.

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 2015-16 school year.


David Hill
East High & Middle


Let Your Kids Slide
This Summer...

...but not their reading skills

In a joint partnership between the Akron Public Schools and the City of Akron, a free reading program called "Summer Slide" is returning this year.

The program, which will run from June 12 to August 11, is designed to prevent the already-learned reading skills of students in kindergarten through second grade from deteriorating over the summer.

Research has shown that children can lose up to two months' worth of reading comprehension over a summer vacation.

Students on the east side can attend the reading sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at Mason Park from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.   To volunteer as a reader or sign up a student, call Mason Park at 330-375-2821.

Here are details of this summer's program.


Mad Scientists
at Seiberling

A group of young scientists will be cooking up experiments during the week of June 26 at Seiberling at the Mad Science Camp Eureka.

The event, part of the Akron After School program, is open to students entering grades two through six.

Students will be given a series of challenges that must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world-famous inventors, and their own intuition.   Campers will create mini-light sabers, space stations, electric flying contraptions, and more.

Camp will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from June 26 - 30.   Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided each day.

Registration forms are available at the Ott Staff Development Center, 65 Steiner Ave., or by calling 330-761-3038.


Summer Food Program

The City of Akron's Recreation Bureau announced that it will once again be participating in the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

The program ensures that low-income children under the age of 19 continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.   Any family eligible for the school lunch program will be eligible for the summer program.

The City's food program will operate from June 12 to August 17.   All of the sites will offer lunch; some will offer breakfast as well.

For questions about eligibility or for any other info about the program, contact Food Service Program Co-ordinator, Audley McGill, at 330-375-2826 or via

For a list of food sites, types of meals served, and serving times, click here.


Want to Learn to
Out-Hack the Hackers?

U. of Akron offers
degree in cybersecurity

Beginning with the 2017 fall semester, the University of Akron's College of Applied Science and Technology will offer a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity — the first such degree to be offered by any public university in the state of Ohio.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the market for cybersecurity experts will grow 18% between 2014 and 2024, a much faster rate than most occupations.   The median annual salary in the field is $92,600.

The University said in a news release that the new degree is in response to a strong demand from businesses for professionals who can protect data, computers, and networks from threats.

Students in the cybersecurity track will learn about computer network configuration, computer network and data security, network intrusion prevention and detection, as well as computer networking forensics, and digital forensics.


Spring Student Athletes Honored

East softballer, Amanda Sabo (pictured below third from the left), was among eight Akron Public School students honored at the June 12 Board of Education meeting.

Amanda and the other students were recognized for being spring sports participants while maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average.


Drumming Up Enthusiasm

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. recently concluded its first ever week-long program of volunteering in the area involving more than 1,100 of its local employees.

Employee volunteers performed such tasks as installing smoke alarms in homes, cleaning buildings and properties, holding a bike safety rodeo, and hosting six professional development workshops for non-profit organizations.

Present to help kick off Goodyear's volunteer initiative was the percussion section from the East band.


FAFSA applicants beware:

Your Tax Data
May Have Been Hacked

Any students and their families who have applied for college aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may have unwittingly shared their income tax data with hackers.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced April 6 that the data of as many as 100,000 taxpayers might have been accessed illegally.   These breaches occurred when hackers posing as student applicants used the Data Retrieval Tool along with stolen tax information to apply for student aid.

The Data Retrieval Tool allows applicants to import income tax data directly into their FAFSA application.

The IRS does not expect the Data Retrieval Tool to be secure and operable until October.

For further info, read the New York Times article here.




class reunion

Class of 1976
reunion pics

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


Bio-med careers

Class of 2018

Common college application

Ohio school
report cards

Robinson at Stan Hywet

Texting & driving


math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Help Desk

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening

National Bullying
Prevention Center



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

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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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