Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the
schools of the East Cluster.
East High Sports
Co-coach of the year
East Students Honored
East High seniors, Cathy Farrance and Kyle Jacot, along with
math and science students from other Summit County high schools, were honored on Nov. 6 at the
annual honors and awards banquet hosted by the Akron Council of Engineering and
Mason Students Leads Pledge
Mason C.L.C. brother and sister, Myles and Mia Parks, were selected to lead the
Pledge of Allegiance at the Oct. 13 Akron Board of Education meeting.
Both sixth-grader Myles and fourth-grader Mia have perfect attendance and were on the
Honor Roll all of last school year.
(Additional detail and picture
East High Band
Sat., Nov 29
Welcome Santa Parade
(Times shown are when band members need to report — not the time of the event.)
Yearbooks for the 2013-14 school year can be picked up in the
office during school hours.
Less Testing for Ohio Students?
H.B. 228 would limit test time
If you think there's too much testing in Ohio schools, the Ohio House of
Representatives agrees. By an 88-4 margin, the House passed House Bill 228
on November 20.
H.B. 228, which would limit the time spent on state-mandated standardized tests to four hours
per subject per school year, now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration.
Said bill co-sponsor, Andrew Brenner of the 67th House District, "This bill was supported by
pretty much everyone, people on the ground: the parents, the teachers, the superintendents."
The bill may not see any action in the Ohio Senate until the new 131st Ohio General Assembly
convenes in January.
For more detail on H.B 228,
is an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Nearly Bottled Up
But more bottles needed
Seiberling is building a greenhouse out of 2-litre soft drink bottles, and the good
news is that three sections have been completed. The bad news is that greenhouse
builders have run out of bottles.
Anyone with empty 2-litre plastic soft drink bottles — either green or clear —
can be of help. Instead of throwing those bottles away, drop them off at the school
office during school hours.
When completed, the greenhouse will enable students to plant and harvest both flowers and vegetables.
The project is a collaboration between Seiberling, Residents Improving Goodyear
(R.I.G.H.T.), and the
Millennium Fund for Children.
A Longer School Year in Ohio?
A long shot in the legislature
If it were up to State Sen. Eric
the school year in Ohio would last an additional 38 days for public and charter school students.
In the closing days of the 130th Ohio General Assembly, Sen. Kearney, of Ohio's 9th
senatorial district, has introduced
If enacted into law, this bill would increase the number of days Ohio students are required
to attend class from 182 to 220.
Said Kearney, "My goal is to make Ohio students competitive in the global marketplace.
In the world's leading economies, students go to school substantially longer than students in Ohio."
He cited the fact that students in China are in class 260 days; in Japan, 243 days; in Germany,
240 days; and in South Korea and Australia, 220 days.
Ohio students would still get a summer vacation but only for the month of July and part of August.
For more information on Sen. Kearney's legislation,
the news report from Cincinnati television station, WCPO.
Message to prospective college students:
Akron U. Urges You to
"Finish in Time"
The University of Akron wants students to step up their course loads and complete
their studies in a more timely manner. To spread this message, the University
has launched its "Finish in Time" video promotional campaign.
The University is urging students to take at least 15-16 credit hours per semester.
As an incentive, the University is allowing students to take up to 16 credit hours for
the same tuition cost as 12 credit hours.
Completing a degree in four years instead of five can save a student nearly $13,000
in tuition and fees and will allow students to graduate sooner and with less accumulated debt
is an Akron Beacon Journal article with more detail on the video campaign.
Why A.P.S. Students
It is Akron Public School (A.P.S.) policy to transfer students to another school
when they are involved in such serious student code of behavior violations as bringing a weapon to
school, assaulting a teacher, or assaulting another student.
Such transfers out occured 287 times last school year. Most transfers were from
Buchtel (36), East (31), Kenmore (26), and Garfield (24). It should be noted
that the figures for Buchtel and East include both middle and high schools since
those campuses are comprised of grades 7-12. The other five A.P.S. high schools
are grades 9-12.
Of those 287 transferred out, nearly 240 were sent to another Akron Public School. East
received 17 such transfers in.
For more information on student transfers,
the recent Akron Beacon Journal article.
is the A.P.S. code of student behavior.
Read Any Good Books Lately?
Futurist, entrepreneur, and PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel, has written a
sort of self-help book for innovators entitled Zero to One.
Thiel contends that there are still vast horizons to explore and new inventions
to create. He states that further innovation will come about not by competing
with already-established business but by starting businesses that are unique.
This book is probably best suited for bright middle schoolers and above.
Below are two reviews of Zero to One:
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