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.

College Academic Calendars

Univ. of Akron

Kent State

Stark State

East Cluster Sports

Spring sports delayed
The Ohio High School Athletic Assoc. announced on 3/13/20 that the start of all spring sports will be delayed for at least three weeks.

Since that time, the Governor has ordered all Ohio schools closed until at least May 1. And, as the O.H.S.A.A. reminded in a statement issued Mar. 30, "...there cannot be school sports if school facilities are not open."

Since it seems more and more unlikely that there will be a spring sports season this year, this web site has removed the baseball, softball, and track schedules. Should the situation change, the schedules will be reposted.

Thank You

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

Megan Meyer donated $500 to the East Choir for travel expenses.

• The East High Alumni Assoc. donated $500 to East's DECA students to cover expenses at state competition.

Michael Hayes donated $300 to East to be divided evenly between the Business & Entrepreneurship and Hospitality Mgmt. career pathways at the school.

• The Well Community Development Corp. donated a Smartboard & supplies, valued at $1,408.31, to Mason.

Steve Evans donated 10 haircuts, valued at $140, to Robinson.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church donated a new washer & dryer, valued at $1,325, to Robinson to allow cleaning of school uniforms.

Mary Breiding donated $100 to David Hill for field trip expenses.

Bridgit Rinaldi also donated $100 to David Hill for field trip expenses.

Eric & Michelle Nisly donated $50 to the East Choir for travel expenses.

Doug & Kim Sain also donated $50 to the East Choir for travel expenses.

• The Akron Optimist Youth Foundation donated $100 to the East Choir for travel expenses & class materials.

Donald Register donated $500 to fund the Margaret and Urile Wyche Scholarship Fund at East.

State of the Schools

Akron Public Schools Superintendent, David James, delivered his State of the Akron Public Schools message on Feb. 19 at the Akron Press Club meeting at Quaker Station.

Here is a summary of his address, and here is the video.

State Report Cards

Every year the Ohio Dept. of Education issues a report card with letter grades for every public school in the state. Evaluated are factors such as standardized test scores, reading competency, and graduation rates.

Listed below are the report cards for the schools of the East Cluster for the 2018-19 and 2017-18 school years.

David Hill
East High & Middle

David Hill
East High & Middle

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding this web site or its contents, send us an e-mail.

East Cluster E-mail

e-mail in motion


Governor Orders
Ohio Schools to Close

Order extended through at least May 1

On March 12, in order to deal with the threat of the spread of the strain of coronavirus known as CoViD-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all Ohio schools closed beginning March 17, through at least April 3.

The Governor's order applies to all public, community, and private schools, kindergarten through grade 12, throughout the state of Ohio.

On March 30, Gov. DeWine amended his original school closing order to extend through at least May 1.   The Governor stated, "There is the real possibility that our schools could stay closed longer than this, but we want to give parents and teachers as much notice and flexibility as we can."

Here is a summary of the Governor's March 30 announcement.

Here is information from the Akron Public Schools on how students will engage in distance or connected learning during the building closures, where and when to pick up to-go meal bags, and other matters of concern.

U. of Akron Makes
ACT, SAT Optional

For this year's high school senior class

Due to the spread of the strain of the coronavirus known as CoViD-19, Ohio's Governor, Mike DeWine, has ordered closed — at least through May 1 — all schools in the state.

And because of that closure, many members of this year's high school graduating class will be unable to initially take or retake the ACT or SAT.

Because of these factors, the University of Akron has announced that the use of standardized test scores will be optional as a factor for admission for the incoming class of 2020-21 (this June's high school grads).

The University's announcement states: "Applicants may choose to include these scores [ACT and/or SAT] if they wish, but test scores will not be required.   UA wants to be as accessible as possible to students who are deciding late in the year to attend the University this fall."

In addition, the University is waiving application fees and moving back to August 1 the deadline to apply for admission.

For additional detail, here is the story as reported in the Akron Beacon Journal.

And here is the web site for the University's Admissions Office.


Help With the FAFSA

As of October 1, 2019, those planning to attend college between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, were able to begin filling out their FAFSA forms.

For assistance in completing the forms, visit the Homeroom blog created by the U. S. Dept. of Education.

For some additional info on financing a college education, visit the blog of business analyst, Jill Schlesinger.

Events at Seiberling

With help from the school's PTA and education majors from the University of Akron, Seiberling recently held its annual Family Reading Night and Book Fair.

Seiberling Family Reading Night

Seiberling Family Reading Night

Seiberling second and third graders recently enjoyed a performance of "I Love Shapes" presented by Ballet Excel Ohio.

Ballet Excel visits Seiberling

A few weeks prior to that, Seiberling fourth graders visited the Akron Art Museum as part of the Essential Experiences provided by the GAR Foundation.

Below, some of the students got creative using items from the Museum's costume box.

Seiberling students visit the Akron Art Museum


In Motion at Barber

Barber second graders learned about objects in motion when University of Akron College of Engineering students visited the school recently.


Move Over, Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell, lead anchor and managing editor at WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland, doesn't need to worry about being replaced just yet.

However, the next generation of potential newscasters recently visited the Channel 3 studios — among them, sixth graders from David Hill who are participants in the Lebron James I-Promise program.

The "Anchor for a Day" field trip gave the students an opportunity to learn about the broadcast business, visit the newsroom and weather studio, and meet and question the meteorologist and anchors.




Gov. DeWine's
current update

Ohio Dept. of Health

Cleveland Clinic

Johns Hopkins

Mayo Clinic

Looking Ahead

College & Career

Some overlooked scholarship opportunities



test takers

Testing dates
& deadlines

Practice tests

Ohio Graduation
Test info

Testing dates
& deadlines

Practice tests


math students

Discovery Educ.

Homework Spot

Info Please

Khan Academy


Akron / Stark St.
Direct Connect

to college

Family resource center

Financial coaching
at Robinson

Improve your
ACT score

Latest graduation

Mean girls

Some Facts
About Vaping

In case you're already vaping, or considering starting, it could be helpful and informative to read these current findings:

American Lung Association


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Aids to Deal
with Bullying

Because of You

Bully Free:
It Starts With Me

The BULLY Project

Kind Campaign

National Bullying
Prevention Center

Sit With Us



class reunion

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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