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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 involving the schools of the East Cluster.

East High Band

Mon., Sept. 1
East Akron Labor Day parade
9:30 a.m.

Fri., Sept. 5
Football at Coventry
5:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12
Football at Lake
5:30 p.m.

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


test takers

ACT Aspire

ACT testing

CogAT Form 7

Ohio Graduation

SAT testing

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



Andy Calderone

Cluster rebuilding

Cluster teachers
of the year

Digital Media

Mason memorial garden

The new SAT

Texting & driving

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. The 2012-13 report cards use the new A-F grading system that is being phased in. The report cards for the 2011-12 school year use the old scoring system.


Due in mid-September
( details )


David Hill
East High & Middle


David Hill
East High & Middle



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.


Artist in Residence

East art teacher
wins local art competition

East C.L.C. art teacher, Thomas Bagiackas, placed first in this year's "2014 Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air" art competition.

The contest, sponsored by the Greater Akron Chamber, drew 48 entries from 23 area artists who gave their own interpretations of various locations in the city of Akron.

Bagiackas' winning entry, "Three Days in June," along with the other submissions, were on display at Summit Artspace Gallery at 140 E. Market St. through August 16.

To see a larger representation of Bagiackas' entry, and the other top-placing paintings, visit the Akron Area Arts Alliance web site.

'Three Days in June' by Thomas Bagiackas


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




class reunion

Class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Back to

The Akron Public School System has published back-to-school info for all its students for the 2014-15 school year.

Click here to learn about school hours, dress codes, school supply lists, food programs, and busing.

East High Sports

Buchtel 15-25-25-25
East 25-22-19-14

Boys Cross-country
East 24
Buchtel 31

Ellet 15
East 45

Girls Cross-country
East 26
Buchtel 30

East 20
Jackson 44

2014 varsity schedule

Football web site

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Geo Listening

Stop Bullying Now!



math students

Brunner Math

Homework Spot

Khan Academy

Know It Now 24x7

Time for Kids


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 web site here.

A free, downloadable app is also available.

Contact Us

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East Cluster E-mail

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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.

East High       East Middle       Barber CLC       David Hill CLC       Mason CLC       Robinson CLC       Seiberling CLC

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