Chang, the East High mascot

East Cluster of Schools

Chang, the East High mascot

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

Boys Basketball
East 63
Revere 75

GlanOak 79
East 75

Tues., Feb. 19
7:00 p.m.
vs. Northwest
at home

Fri., Feb. 22
7:00 p.m.
vs. Marlington
at home

Canton Div. II
Sectional Tourney

Tues., Feb. 26
7:00 p.m.
vs. Springfield
at home

Junior Varsity
GlenOak 57
East 45

Tues., Feb. 19
5:30 p.m.
vs. Northwest
at home

Fri., Feb. 22
5:30 p.m.
vs. Marlington
at home

Middle School
Season concluded

Sixth Grade
Season concluded

Girls Basketball
Lake Div. II
Sectional Tourney
East 36
Field 42
Season concluded

Junior Varsity
Season concluded

Middle School
Season concluded

City Series

Firestone 1,845
Ellet 1,832
Buchtel 1,356
East 1,329
North 1,258
Kenmore-Garfield 579

Division I
Sectional Tourney

No qualifiers

Season concluded

City Series

East 2,567
Ellet 2,563
North 2,388
Firestone 2,293
Buchtel 2,065
Kenmore-Garfield 625

Division I
Sectional Tourney

No qualifiers

Season concluded

Thank You

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

One Family Under Guard World Outreach Ministries donated coats & shoes for students in need at Robinson.

Peak Physical Medicine LLC donated $200 to Barber to be used for student incentives.

Excel Tire Gauge donated three digital wall-mounted tire gauges, valued at $2,085, for use in the Complete Auto Care Center at East.

Elizabeth Piglia and Laura Bisesi donated 300 book bags containing school supplies and snacks to Robinson. The donation is valued at $2,500.

• The First Presbyterian Church of Hudson donated $178 to Barber to be used at the discretion of the principal.

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated $200 for the school's football banquet.

Scott S. Swierkosz donated $500 for the Auto Tech Lab at East.

Robin Briggs donated $250 for the Student Council canned food drive at East.

Michael Hayes donated several boys new winter coats to Seiberling.

Michael Hayes donated $1,000 to East for the IT-Interactive Media career pathway of the school's Academy of Applied Engineering & Technology.

Meeting Minutes

On January 17, the advisory board for the Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, one of the two new academic academies at East, met at the school.

Here are the minutes from that meeting.

Making the Grade

The Akron Beacon Journal has announced its new Making the Grade project.

This initiative will honor students and staff of Summit County schools. Two weekly winners will be selected from the nominees.

Nominated during the second week of the project are East Middle School students Jack Lancia and Makayla Wright.

Video Corner

WAKR's Ray Horner visited East to report on the newly-opened Firestone Complete Auto Care Center as part of the school's Auto Tech curriculum.

Watch the 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, reading competency, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the 2017-18 school year.


David Hill
East High & Middle

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e-mail in motion


A Black Eye
for East High

This web site presents news involving the schools of the East Cluster.   That means that negative news as well as positive news will be reported here.

This story, concerning an incident in the East High cafeteria on February 13, is definitely in the "negative news" category.

Read / listen / watch the story for yourself.


esreveR Raffle

Details have been finalized for this year's East High Alumni Association Reverse Raffle.   This year's event, with a Mardi Gras theme, will take place on Thursday, February 21, at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Rd.

An open bar with hors d'oeuvres will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m.   A buffet dinner will be held at 7:30.   This year's grand prize will be $2,500.

Proceeds from the raffle help support academic, athletic, and club activities at East.

For ticket and contact information, click here.


Looking for a Summer Job?

The RubberDucks
may have a place for you

Akron's Minor League baseball team, the RubberDucks, will be holding two job fairs to fill positions for the upcoming season.

A Food & Beverage Job Fair will be held on Thursday, February 21.   Openings to be filled include cooks, servers, and concession stand workers.

The Akron Baseball Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 26.   Some of the positions to be filled include ticket takers, cleaners, and ground crew workers.

Both job fairs will run from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.   Applicants should enter through the administrative office entrance at 300 S. Main St.

Complete details and applications can be found here.


David Hill Has Momentum

Receives state recognition

Each year, the Ohio Board of Education recognizes public schools throughout the state that have exceeded expectations in student growth when compared to the previous school year.   These schools are honored with the Momentum Award.

Out of 226 schools given this award, only two were part of the Akron Public School System.   And one of them, David Hill, is part of the East Cluster.

At its January 29 meeting, the Akron Board of Education extended recognition to David Hill for its achievement.

Akron Board of Education president, Rev. Curtis Walker, extends recognition to (from left) David Hill teacher, Nicole Rinaldi, and principal, Tina McIntyre.


Keeping Kids Warm

Seiberling is in need of gently-used winter coats for some of their students.   The biggest need is for coats for boys aged 8 to 13.

If you could check your closets, and consider bringing any coats you no longer need to the school office, your donation will be greatly appreciated.

If there is a need at Seiberling, there may well be a need at other Cluster elementary schools as well.   To find out, contact any of these schools:

  • Barber 330-761-7911
  • David Hill 330-773-1129
  • Mason 330-761-2237
  • Robinson 330-761-2785
  • Seiberling 330-761-7956


Attention Seniors:

If you need help completing your FAFSA application for the 2019-20 academic year, the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has created a FAFSA help web site.

Career Pathway Change
at East

A change has been made to one of the career options within the College and Career Academies at East.   The Commercial Property Management career pathway, within the Academy of Business and Health Services, will be replaced by Business Hospitality Management.

The new career pathway is described as follows:

Explore the growing career field of hospitality management through exposure to all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry. Topics in this pathway include event planning, corporate travel management, lodging operations, finance, marketing, and domestic/international promotion of tourism.

The new College and Career Academy format will begin with the 2019-20 school year.

event planning


James Ingram

2/16/1952 - 1/29/2019

James Ingram East High has lost one of its most famous and talented graduates.   James Ingram, R&B singer and composer, died January 29, reportedly from complications of brain cancer.   He was 66.

Ingram was a fixture on the R&B music charts as a soloist and collaborator in the 1980s and 90s.   Other artists that he worked with include Michael Jackson, Patti Austin, and Quincy Jones.

Jones commented to Billboard Magazine that "...James was a beautiful human being, with a heart the size of the moon."

Ingram was nominated for a Grammy Award 13 times.   He won twice.   He was also a three-time Academy Award nominee, winning once.

James Ingram graduated from East in 1970.   At that time, the family lived at 420 Fuller St.

James Ingram's obituary
James Ingram's biography
James Ingram's discography

James Ingram


High Schoolers Added to
the Board of Education

At its January 14 meeting, the Akron Board of Education welcomed eight new members to its ranks — one from each traditional and specialty high school in the District.

The new honorary Board members were administered their oath of office and were assigned an existing Board member as a mentor.   The adult mentors will help the students learn how a school board functions in an urban district.

Representing East on the Board is Kyrie Brunson.   Kyrie is pictured fifth from the left in the photo below.   Board member and liaison to the East Cluster schools, Lisa Mansfield, will serve as Kyrie's mentor.

For additional info, read the story appearing in the Leader Publications weekly paper.


Middle & high schoolers:

Sleepy During First Period?

Be honest, middle schoolers and high schoolers.   Do you find yourselves a little drowsy during that first period class?   Having trouble focusing on that first lesson of the day?

Parents and teachers might tell you that the problem is that you aren't getting enough sleep — that you should go to bed earlier.   However, that might not be the answer.

When the Seattle schools moved start times from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for middle and high school students, some very encouraging results were seen.

Researchers at the University of Washington (U.W.) studied the Seattle high school students both before and after the start-time change.  They found that students got 34 more minutes of sleep on average with the later school start time.   This boosted their average total nightly sleep from 6 hours and 50 minutes to 7 hours and 24 minutes.

"This study shows a significant improvement in the sleep duration of students, all by delaying school start times so they're more in line with the natural wake-up times of adolescents," says the study's senior author, Horacio de la Iglesia, a U.W. researcher and professor of biology.

Teens' biological bedtime is more like midnight, and if parents expect them to go to sleep at 10 p.m., it often doesn't work.   "They'll just lay in bed and not fall asleep," observed de la Iglesia.   Of course, this means teens need to sleep later in the morning.   "To ask a teen to be up and alert at 7:30 a.m. is like asking an adult to be active and alert at 5:30 a.m.," according to de la Iglesia.

Getting a little extra sleep in the morning can be vital for teens, explains de la Iglesia.   Once children reach puberty, their biological clock changes.   "They fall asleep later than older adults and young kids," he says.

Want to know if the Akron Public Schools are considering a change to school start times?   Contact a member of the Board of Education.

(Additional info on this subject is available in this story from NPR.)



Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy


test takers

Testing dates

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates

Practice tests


ACT scores decline

Akron / Stark St.
Direct Connect

Auto tech center
ribbon cutting

Band's new
marching banner

Bio-med careers

College & career


David Hill's gardens

Events at Robinson

Fruits & veggies

Hoping to attend
Ohio State?

KeyBank grant

Rev. Rivers

Texting & driving

Valuable School Info

Some important things to know for the 2018-19 school year:

Code of
student behavior

College & Career

Dress code

Home Access

Inclement weather procedures

Mason info

Parents' handbook

School supply list

Start & end times

Classroom Resources

East High
I.T. - Interactive
Media pathway

East High
Marketing Class

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

I Am A Witness

National Bullying
Prevention Center

Sit With Us



class reunion

East High Alumni
Association web site

Alumni Group

Class of 1968
reunion pics

Class of 1976
reunion pics


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

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