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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 66
Kenmore 14

Fri., Sept. 30
7:00 p.m.
vs. Firestone
at Akron U.

Football web site

J.V. Football
Mon., Sept. 26
4:00 p.m.
at Kenmore

Boys Cross Country
East 25
Buchtel 32

East 41
Ellet 18

Tues., Sept. 27
4:30 p.m.
vs. Firestone & Kenmore
at Goodyear Metro

Girls Cross Country
East 20
Buchtel 42

East 27
Ellet 30

Tues., Sept. 27
4:30 p.m.
vs. Firestone & Kenmore
at Goodyear Metro

H. S. Volleyball
East 27-25-18-21-15

Tues., Sept. 27
4:45 p.m.
vs. Garfield at East

M. S. Volleyball
Mon., Oct. 3
4:00 p.m.
at Buchtel

M. S. Soccer
Mon., Oct. 3
4:00 p.m.
vs. Buchtel at East

East Band News

Thurs., Sept. 1
After-school practices begin
3:15-4:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 30
Football vs. Firestone
at Akron U.
Report @ 5:30 p.m.

Thank You

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

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., Oct. 6
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

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

Thurs., Sept. 29
Middle & high school
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Thurs., Sept. 29
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 29
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


East Alums:
Looking for a date for homecoming?

Your Date Is October 7

When was the last time you East High alumni attended a homecoming game?   That long ago, huh?   Here is your opportunity to make up for lost time and support this year's football team.

This year's homecoming game will be Friday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. against Ellet.   The game will be played at InfoCision Stadium on the Akron U. campus. (map)

Tickets for this game can purchased beginning on October 3 in the East High office during school hours.   These advance tickets are $5.   Tickets at the stadium box office will be $6.

Ron Linger, current Asst. Athletic Director for the Akron Public Schools, former A.D. at East, and member of the East High class of 1976, has arranged for a special alumni section at the game.

For further details or to comment, visit the East High Alumni Homecoming page on Facebook by clicking


Juvenile Court
Seeks Teen Advisors

Summit County Juvenile Court Judge, Linda Tucci Teodosio, has announced that the Court is once again seeking applicants from local high schools to serve on its High School Advisory Board.

Students interested in serving on the Board should have a strong grasp of issues relative to their school and their community, as well as a knowledge of issues that confront today's young adults.   Advisory Board members will meet with Court staff to offer their input on matters concerning the Court and the types of programs it should offer.

"Working with our Board has been very rewarding, and I hope our student advisers felt the same from their experience with us," said Judge Teodosio.   "I think that getting input and viewpoints from the very group of people this Court serves is vital, and I believe that we can learn from each other in the process."

A student nomination form and a volunteer application form are available on the Juvenile Court web site 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.


Zips Go Fishing in
East's Talent Pool

University of Akron head football coach, Terry Bowden, has made a successful habit of recruiting players from the deep pool of local high school talent.

Three of his current recruits are members of the East High football team.   Committing to play for Akron U. next year are seniors, Deandre Brimage, Marquess Callaway, and Jemarulin Suggs.

To read the related article appearing in the Akron Beacon Journal, click here.

University of Akron football recruits
Jemarulin Suggs, Deandre Brimage, & Marquess Callaway

(Photo courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal )


New Vaccination Requirement

For incoming 7th thru 12th graders

Ohio Senate Bill 121 became law last October (2015), but not much has been heard about it...until now.

This new Ohio law adds meningococcal disease, which can lead to a form of meningitis, to the list of vaccinations required for students entering 7th through 12th grades beginning this school year.

The law prohibits students from remaining in school more than 14 days without providing proof that they have had at least the first of the two shots required.

"Keeping up to date with recommended immunizations is the best defense against meningococcal disease," according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC goes on to say that "All 11 to 12 year olds should be vaccinated with a single dose...But that since protection decreases over time, a booster dose is recommended at age 16 so teens continue to have protection during the years when they are at highest risk of meningococcal disease."

"This is a very serious disease," warns Dr. Dennis Cunningham, infectious disease physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.   "Not everyone I've treated has survived."

For families that may not have a regular family physician, meningitis immunizations are available at the Summit County Public Health Dept. at 1867 W. Market St.

Here is an article from the Toledo Blade with additional detail.   And here is a notice from the Ohio Dept. of Health.


Attention seniors:

Common College Application
Now Available

Say you're an incoming senior and considering five, maybe six, colleges after graduation.   At one time you would have had to apply individually to each college you were interested in.

Effective August 1, a prospective college student can apply to any of more than 600 colleges from one web site, The Common Application.

If you're looking for an in-state college — for example, Ohio State, Hiram, or Toledo — one application can serve for all three schools.

Looking for a more prestigious school — say Yale, Stanford, or Northwestern — the same applies.   You can apply to all three from the same web site.

Looking for something more career-oriented — possibly New Jersey Institute of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, or Rhode Island School of Design — they're all available from The Common Application.

Here is a current list of schools available on the web site.




class reunion

Class reunion

Class of 1976
reunion pics

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.


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



Bio-med careers

Middle school

No more PARCC!

O.G.T. phase-out

Redesigned SAT

Texting & driving


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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