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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
East 73
Garfield 62

Fri., Dec. 9
7:00 p.m.
vs. Kenmore at East

Junior Varsity
East 43
Garfield 34

Fri., Dec. 9
5:30 p.m.
vs. Kenmore at East

Mon., Dec. 12
4:30 p.m.
at Barberton

Middle School
Mon., Dec. 12
4:00 p.m.
vs. Innes at East

Girls Basketball
Firestone 72
East 22

Mon., Dec. 12
6:30 p.m.
vs. Buchtel at East

Junior Varsity
Firestone 26
East 23

Mon., Dec. 12
4:45 p.m.
vs. Buchtel at East

Middle School
Mon., Dec. 12
4:00 p.m.
at Innes

North 1,610
East 1,302

Fri., Dec. 9
4:00 p.m.
vs. Buchtel
at Riviera Lanes

North 2,039
East 2,010

Fri., Dec. 9
4:00 p.m.
vs. Buchtel
at Riviera Lanes

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.)


Thurs., Dec. 8
2:45 to 6:45 p.m.

David Hill
Thurs., Dec. 8
2:35 to 6:35 p.m.

(Cluster schools not listed have already held interim pick-up.)

Video Corner

WAKR's Ray Horner visited Mr. Rusinek's 11th grade Advanced Placement Government class to hear students' opinions on the recent Presidential election.

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


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.


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.


Remembering the Holocaust

Akron's Annual Arts and Writing Contest

The City of Akron is sponsoring it's 29th annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest.   This year's theme is "When Hatred Becomes Law: The Eroding of Rights in Nazi Germany 1933 - 1939."

Competition in the fields of writing, multi-media, or art is open to any student living in Summit County in grades 6 - 12.

Deadline for submitting an entry is 6:30 p.m. on February 3, 2017.   Prizes will be awarded at Akron's Hollocuast Commemoration on April 25.

Complete contest details, previous winners with examples of their work, and other contest resources are available at the City's Holocaust web site here.


Division III football

All-Star Honorees

All-State Team

Coach of the Year
Marques Hayes

First Team
Jemarulin Suggs

Second Team
De'Andre Brimage

Third Team
Marquess Callaway

(Div. III All-Ohio Team)

Jemarulin Suggs has been named Akron Beacon Journal 2016 Football Player of the Year.
(full story)

All-District Team

Coach of the Year
Marques Hayes

Co-Offensive Player of the Year
Jemarulin Suggs

First Team Offense
Kendrick Buckley & Jemarulin Suggs

First Team Defense
De'Andre Brimage & Marquess Callaway

Honorable Mention
Daishawn Brimage, Raymon Fields, Devanier Floyd, DeeArius Reese, Jayshawn Robinson,
Kerriyon Somerville, & Kyre Williams


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.


FAFSA Comes Early
This Year

Applications available October 1

Thanks to changes announced by President Obama last year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available to high school seniors on October 1 rather than waiting until January as in previous years.

In addition, families with prospective college students won't have to wait until they complete their 2016 income taxes to report family income to FAFSA.   Families will be permitted to use the previous year's (2015) filing to report their income.

These changes are designed to give high school seniors a much better chance of knowing how much financial aid will be available to them before they have to commit to acceptance at a university.

A previous article on this subject is available in the "Recent Stories" section in the right column of this web site.

An additional story from the Detroit Free Press can be read here.


Seiberling Principal
Keeps Her Promise

(The following is an excerpted story from the Akron Beacon Journal )

"I told the students and staff that if they reached the goal of raising $600 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I would kiss a pony," Seiberling principal Jennifer Moff said.   "Well, they more than doubled it."

Last year, Seiberling raised $300.   This year, the school wanted to contribute double that amount as a way to show support for one of its teachers who is recovering from surgery and treatment for breast cancer.   As of Oct. 17, more than $1,500 had been raised.

The pony, which is being trained to become a therapy animal, was delivered by Monica Meyer, an art teacher at Seiberling and her daughter, Sofie, a 4-H participant who shows her horses.

Here is the complete story as printed in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Jennifer Moff puckers up

Bailey, the mini horse, at Seiberling




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

Juvenile Court

Middle school

New FAFSA rules

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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