Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the
schools of the East Cluster.
East High Sports
East High Band
Fri., Oct. 31
Football at Canton Central Catholic
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.
Watch the WAKR interview of East head football coach, Marques Hayes, and
three of his players
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
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.
Does your school?
For the fourth year,
Keep Akron Beautiful
River Valley Paper Co.
are sponsoring a mixed paper drive to highlight the importance of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.
The drive is open to all Akron Public Schools and selected private and charter schools.
The drive will run from Oct. 20 to Nov. 17.
Competition will be between high schools, between middle schools, and between elementary schools.
The elementary school collecting the most paper will receive a $250 cash prize and a school-wide pizza party.
The winning middle school and high school will each be awarded a $500 cash prize and given a tour of River
Valley Paper for 50 students and faculty.
A special "Most Improved" award of $250 will be given to the school showing the greatest increase in paper
collected between last year and this year.
In an effort to engage the local community, each participating school is asked to submit a list of
35 nearby businesses along with contact info if possible. Keep Akron Beautiful will contact
these businesses to let them know that by contributing their scrap mixed paper to your school,
they can aid your school's effort in the paper drive and, in the process, have their own mixed paper
hauled away free of charge.
is complete info from Keep Akron Beautiful about this year's paper drive.
Recycling bins are currently available at the following Cluster schools:
- David Hill
- East Middle
- East High
2014 SAT Results
Majority not college ready
The College Board has released the results of the SAT for the Class of
2014. The scores remained essentially unchanged from previous years.
Out of a possible perfect score of 800 for each subject area, the average (mean)
score achieved for reading was 497, 513 for math, and 487 for writing.
Approximately 1.7 million members of last year's senior class were tested.
Although there is some concern that scores have not improved, of much greater
concern is the fact that only about 43% of those who took the SAT met a standard
that indicated they were ready for credit-earning, college-level classes.
The college-ready standard was reached by the following percentages of test takers:
- 53% white
- 60% Asians
- 16% African-Americans
- 25% Hispanics
- 33% Native Americans.
The SAT is currently undergoing major revisions, but those won't be in place until
2016. (A related story on the updated SAT entitled "The New SAT" appears in the
"Recent Stories" section in the right column of this web site.)
For more info on the 2014 SAT,
is the story appearing in the Associated Press.
How's Your Student Doing?
Want to know for sure?
Would you like to be able to go on-line and see how your student is doing
in class? Check on a class assignment? Verify his or her
You can do all this and more through the Akron Public Schools' Home Access
Center. To sign up, you will need access to a computer with internet
capability, have a valid e-mail account, and be on file as your child's parent or
To get details as to how to sign up and answers to your questions, visit the
District's Home Access Center page by clicking
is a copy of the home access manual.
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:
For a list of resources helpful to residents of the East Cluster neighborhoods , click
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