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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.

East Sports News

Varsity Football
East 26
Buchtel 21
Game summary

Fri., Oct. 28
7:00 p.m.
vs. Garfield
at Akron U.

Division III, Region 9
Computer ratings

Football web site

J.V. Football
Sat. Oct. 29
10:00 a.m.
vs. Garfield at East

Boys Cross Country
District results

Season concluded

Girls Cross Country
Div. I Regional
Sat., Oct. 29
1:00 p.m.
at Boardman High

Ravyn Edge
District results

H. S. Volleyball
Div. I District
East 6-7-6
Hudson 25-25-25

Season concluded

M. S. Volleyball
Wed., Oct. 26
4:00 p.m.
vs. Buchtel at East

M. S. Soccer
Wed., Oct. 26
4:00 p.m.
at Buchtel

East Band News

Fri., Oct. 28
Football vs. Garfield
at Akron U.
Report @ 5:30 a.m.

Thank You

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

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation awarded Robinson a $3,000 grant for grades K & 2 to fund a science, technology, engineering, art, & math program for the current school year

The Dayton Foundation donated 120 book bags filled with school supplies for Mason

MedCo donated 100 book bags filled with school supplies for Seiberling

International Soap Box Derby donated $500 to support the band programs at East.

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


Thurs., Dec. 8
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

David Hill
Thurs., Dec. 8
2:35 to 6:35 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 1
Middle & high school
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 10
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 1
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 1
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Video Corner

Here is a segment of this year's East Akron Labor Day Parade. To see Chang and the East cheerleaders, forward to the 1:40 spot in the video.

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2016-17 school year:

Start times

Dress code

School supplies

Parents' handbook

Home Access


Run, Ravyn, Run

East High freshman, Ravyn Edge, had the best time for the ladies in the City Series cross country championship meet which was run on October 15 at Goodyear Metro Park.

Ravyn's winning time of 21:36 (a new personal best) helped the Lady Dragons finish third in the meet behind Firestone and Ellet.   Ravyn's previous best time was 22:04.

Edge said, "This is my first win.   I feel like my teammates really encouraged me.   They were like, 'All right, these are the teams and girls you need to beat.'   I worked on focusing on them."

For a complete summary of the boys' and girls' meets, read the Akron Beacon Journal story here.

Ravyn Edge, City Champ

(Photo courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal )

At the Oct. 22 Division I District Meet at Malone Univ., Ravyn ran a new personal best time of 20:24.78 and qualified for the Oct. 29 Regional Meet at Boardman High.   (A summary of the District Meet is available in the "East Sports News" section in the left column.)


Seiberling Principal
Keeps Her Promise

(The following is an excerpted story from the Akron Beacon Journal )

"I told the students and staff that if they reached the goal of raising $600 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I would kiss a pony," Seiberling principal Jennifer Moff said.   "Well, they more than doubled it."

Last year, Seiberling raised $300.   This year, the school wanted to contribute double that amount as a way to show support for one of its teachers who is recovering from surgery and treatment for breast cancer.   As of Oct. 17, more than $1,500 had been raised.

The pony, which is being trained to become a therapy animal, was delivered by Monica Meyer, an art teacher at Seiberling and her daughter, Sofie, a 4-H participant who shows her horses.

Here is the complete story as printed in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Jennifer Moff puckers up

Bailey, the mini horse, at Seiberling


Waving Good-bye to the Flag

Section 176 of the U.S. Flag Code states, "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

To assist in this effort, U. S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) Todd Fitzwater designed a flag collection box which has been installed at Resnik Community Learning Center on W. Market St.   The box will serve as a drop-off point for flags that have become too tattered or worn for display.   The flags will then be disposed of in accordance with the Flag Code.

East High students played a valuable part in this effort. East welding students assisted in the construction of the collection box, and East's Marine Corps JROTC color guard presented the colors at the innaugural ceremony at Resnik.

Here is the story that appeared in the Leader newspapers and on

East Marine Corps JROTC color guard

(Photo courtesy of


FAFSA Comes Early
This Year

Applications available October 1

Thanks to changes announced by President Obama last year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available to high school seniors on October 1 rather than waiting until January as in previous years.

In addition, families with prospective college students won't have to wait until they complete their 2016 income taxes to report family income to FAFSA.   Families will be permitted to use the previous year's (2015) filing to report their income.

These changes are designed to give high school seniors a much better chance of knowing how much financial aid will be available to them before they have to commit to acceptance at a university.

A previous article on this subject is available in the "Recent Stories" section of this web site (right column, scroll down).

An additional story from the Detroit Free Press can be read here.


Confused? You Should Be

Ohio changes grading criteria...again

On September 15 the Ohio Department of Education issued grades for the state's 609 public school districts.   And for the third year in a row, these grades were based on yet another set of criteria.

One of the components of a school district's grade is how well students score on state-required standardized tests.   But as these tests have been upgraded and made more challenging, the scores have dropped.   Consequently, a school district's overall grade can be affected.

These standardized tests have changed each of the last three school years.   The new school report cards are based on more rigorous testing and higher standards.

In addition, the State has gone from scoring by use of vague categories such as "effective" and "continuous improvement" to the use of traditional A through F letter grades.   But even by using letter grades, there is inconsistency.   A category that may have earned a B during the 2014-15 school year could be an F during the 2015-16 school year.

Said Ellen McWilliams-Woods, Akron Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, "The state report card, which is based on an inconsistent system of accountability, is not a formative tool.   And because it is inconsistent, we cannot compare the data from year to year.   We're comparing apples, oranges, and bananas."

Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Ohio, states, "We need to demand stability...   So many times I've heard people say, 'When the tests keep changing it makes it hard on everyone'"   DeMaria said, "I totally agree."

The new state report cards can be viewed in the left column of this web site.   Scroll down.

For additional detail on this subject, here are two newspaper articles:

Akron Beacon Journal      Toledo Blade


Trinity Lutheran Church launches

Adopting Robinson C.L.C.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Chruch, near downtown Akron, has launched a year-long program entitled "Adopting Robinson C.L.C."   The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the learning experience of students at Robinson and to further benefit the neighborhood as a whole.

The first step in this initiative was the delivery of nearly 400 backpacks filled with school supplies along with 16 laundry baskets filled with additional school supplies.

The church also sees benefit in this new partnership.   To quote from the church's September bulletin, "There is an opportunity make new friends in places we might not have considered before.   And that might just be the best thing that could happen as our partnership grows with the Robinson community."

To learn more about this partnership and see pictures of the school supply deliver, read the church's September newsletter here.




class reunion

Alumni Night

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

AIR Assessment

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


Some resources for the East High Marketing classes:

Central Region
Leadership Conference

National DECA


2016-17 competitions

School store
order form

Jacket order form

Area real estate



Junior Achievement

Burton Morgan Fdn.


Akron U. recruits

Alumni Night

Bio-med careers

Common college application

Juvenile Court

Middle school

New FAFSA rules

Redesigned SAT

Texting & driving



math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Help Desk

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy

Time for Kids

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening



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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