Click on the calendar below to see a list of events involving the
schools of the East Cluster.
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
Yearbooks for the 2013-14 school year can be picked up in the
office during school hours.
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.)
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
Calling All K-8 Artists
Recycling calendar art contest
As part of the effort to recognize America Recycles Day (November 15), the River Valley Paper Co.
is sponsoring a calendar art contest for students in grades K-8.
The theme of the contest is "How Do You Recycle?" Entries will be accepted during the
entire month of October.
Fourteen winning entries will be chosen and featured on the upcoming calendar.
The grand prize winner will receive a $100 American Express gift card, and their drawing will
serve as the cover of the calendar.
Thirteen other winning entries will be featured throughout the body of the calendar.
These artists will receive a $50 American Express gift card, and their teachers will receive the same.
is the official contest flyer with additional details.
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 at the bottom of the left 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.
A. A. P. recommends:
Later School Start Times
Got sleepy teens at home or during the school day? The American Academy of
Pediatrics (A.A.P.) suggests that a later morning starting time for schools would
help the situation.
In a statement released August 25, the A.A.P. finds that chronic sleep loss
for middle and high school students has increasingly become the norm.
"Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most common — and easily
fixable — public health issues in the U.S. today," said pediatrician Judith Owens, MD,
FAAP, lead author of the policy statement.
By delaying school start times until at least 8:30, part of the problem of lack of sleep could
be eliminated. (East Middle School begins at 8:00 while East High starts at 8:15.)
Studies cited by the A.A.P. show that most U.S. middle and high school students don't get the
recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on school nights. Add to that the fact that more
than 40% of U.S. public high schools start classes before 8:00 a.m., and you can see why there
are so many sleep deprived teens.
To read the full text of the A.A.P. statement, click
East High Sports
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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