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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

Boys Basketball
Cent. Catholic 62
East 59

Fri., Jan. 27
7:00 p.m.
at Firestone

Junior Varsity
Cent. Catholic 38
East 27

Fri., Jan. 27
5:30 p.m.
at Firestone

Wed., Jan 25
5:30 p.m.
at Buchtel

Middle School
Thurs., Jan. 26
4:00 p.m.
at Innes

Girls Basketball
North 45
East 32

Thurs., Jan. 26
6:30 p.m.
at Buchtel

Junior Varsity
North N/A
East N/A

Thurs., Jan 26
4:45 p.m.
at Buchtel

Middle School
Thurs., Jan. 26
4:00 p.m.
vs. Innes at home

Hoban 1,875
East 1,148

Sun., Jan. 29
3:00 p.m.
vs. Walsh
at Stonehedge

Hoban 2,089
East 2,136

Sun., Jan. 29
12:00 p.m. (noon)
vs. Walsh
at Stonehedge


Thurs., Mar. 2
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

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

Tues., Feb. 21
Middle & high school
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 2
2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Thurs., Mar. 2
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 23
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

David Hill Student Leads Pledge

David Hill fifth grader, Patrick Petty, was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Nov. 28 Akron Board of Education meeting.

Patrick was recently honored as the school's Student of the Month for October.

(Additional detail and picture here.)

Video Corner

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

Watch that video here.

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

Valuable School Info

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

Start times

Dress code

School supplies

Parents' handbook

Home Access


David James Appointed
to Study Group

Reviewing Ohio's new grad requirements

David James Akron Public Schools Superintendent, David James, has been appointed by Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria, to a state-wide committee studying Ohio's new high school graduation requirements.

The group is reviewing the new standards scheduled to take effect with the graduating class of 2018.   The concern is that the new standards are so rigid that they may prevent thousands of students from graduating.

The study committee consists of principals, teacher union representatives, a parent, Ohio Board of Education members, and others.   A complete list of committee members and additional details is available here.

Additional background on this subject is available in the two articles immediately below.


Ohio Board of Ed. Decides
Not to Decide

Grad requirements in limbo

New graduation standards, passed by the state legislature in 2014, require students to accumulate at least 18 out of a possible 36 points from end-of-course testing or other alternatives in order to earn a diploma. District school officials have warned that up to 1/3 of the class of 2018 is not on track to graduate under these new standards.

With new, more rigorous graduation requirements looming for the class of 2018, the Ohio Board of Education voted at its Dec. 13, 2016, meeting to form a committee to further study the problem.

Some Board members wanted to lower the standards, but those proposals were rejected.

Data released by the Ohio Department of Education on Dec. 13 showed that students in low-poverty suburban schools were most likely to meet the new graduation requirements while children attending poor urban schools and charter schools were least likely to meet the new benchmarks.

"Suburban and rural districts will probably be OK, but this is a disaster for urban districts," according to State Rep. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell).

A Columbus Dispatch article provides additional detail on the Board's meeting.   In addition, here is an article and podcast from Cleveland radion station WCPN.

(See related article immediately below)


New Graduation Testing
Causes Concern

Class of 2018 first to be affected

Public school officials around the state are expressing concern over the new testing requirements for high school graduation being implemented by the Ohio Department of Education.

Some superintendents have estimated that as many as one third of the class of 2018 (next year's seniors) are at risk of not graduating due to failure to meet the new standards.

The current requirement for graduation, the Ohio Graduation Test, is being phased out.   This year's senior class will be the last class to take that test.

In addition to accumulating a minimum of 20 course credits, next year's seniors must also meet one of the following additional requirements:

  • earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests, or
  • demonstrate workforce readiness by means of a state-approved test, or
  • achieve a certain level of scoring on either the ACT or SAT college admission exams.

This Columbus Dispatch article offers some further detail.


Look for a library

Coming to a Pole Near You

Thanks to a $1,500 grant from the Millennium Fund for Children to Residents Improving Goodyear Heights Together, up to ten Little Free Libraries could soon be appearing in Goodyear Heights.

Little Free Libraries are small book cabinets mounted on a pole.   They contain books that anyone can borrow and offer a space where books can be donated.   Their goal is to promote literacy and encourage reading.

If you would like to have one of these mini-libraries on your block, or if you have books to donate, contact Sharon Connor at 330-784-6623 or via e-mail

Here is additional detail from the R.I.G.H.T. newsletter.


BEST Medicine Fair
Seeks Student Innovators

The seventh annual BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the National Inventors Hall of Fame (STEM) School at 199 S. Broadway in downtown Akron.

The fair, hosted by the College of Engineering at the University of Akron, is designed to inspire students to participate in the biomedical engineering and medical science fields.

The BEST Medicine fair is open to all students in grades 6-12 in any public, private, parochial, or home school.   All BEST Medicine projects should include an engineering approach to solve a medical problem.

Registration for the fair opens on January 2, 2017.   Deadline for registration is February 10.

In addition to the other cash prizes and scholarships, there will be two $150 cash awards for the best entries from Akron Public School students.   One is for the best high school entry; the other, for the best entry from grades 6-8.

For complete fair guidelines, project ideas, and resources, click here.


esreveR Raffle

Planning is under way for this year's East High Alumni Association reverse raffle which will take place on Thursday, February 16, at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Rd.

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

Below are the details so far.


Polymer Academy
Seeks Young Inventors

9th annual Rubber Band Contest

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at the University of Akron is looking for students in grades 5-8 with elastic minds for the 9th annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors.

The contest is divided into two divisions:   Arts & Leisure and Science & Engineering.   The goal of the competition is to come up with a working invention or piece of art that uses at least one rubber band.

More than $7,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the first place winners in each division earning $1,000 apiece, and runners-up in each division earning $800 apiece.   All entries must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2017.

For complete contest details, entry forms, and important dates, visit the contest web site 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.


Bio-med careers

Common college application

FAFSA changes

Ohio school
report cards

Robinson adopted

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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