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East Central Schools
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN  55735
Fax: 320.245.5453

East Central Schools ISD #2580

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The Fall Musical is...

“Yeeeeehaaahhh!” SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS has been selected for East Central School and surrounding communities’ fall musical production.  “Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring adaptation of the popular film.  The production will be presented November 17-20.  Mark your calendars now!  You won’t want to miss the fun.

Auditions will be held at East Central School Theater on Tues., Sept. 6, from 4:00-8:00 pm and on Wed., Sept. 7, from 4:00-6:30 pm.  Audition packets will be available at the offices of East Central Secondary School, the Askov American, the Pine County Courier, and the Hinckley News.  You can also get them on the website.

Everyone from seventh grade to 100 years old, from the surrounding area, is eligible to audition for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.  One of the many strengths of the script is the cast requirements.  There is a wide array of wonderful character types for both students and adults—the seven rowdy brothers, seven brides, seven suitors, the preacher, the parents, townsfolk, and town boys and girls.  There are numerous opportunities for talented actors, singers, dancers, and musicians.  In addition to stage performers, the production will require orchestra members, scenery builders and painters, costumers, special effects designers and technicians, etc.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is a high-stepping, toe-tapping musical comedy filled with enough music, laughter, dancing, and excitement to cause an avalanche!  Milly is a young bride living in the 1850’s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage to Adam backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town, to be their brides.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is directed by Kathy Ebnet, with vocal direction by Jamie Stone and instrumental direction by Dan Kolker.  Gary Sassenberg will be returning once again to choreograph the production, assisted by Madeline Gilman.  For more information contact Kathy Ebnet at 320-630-3657 or Jamie Stone at 651-295-4594.  Spread the word!  Come join the fun!  This will be the area’s most entertaining musical ever!
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High School to Hold Student Device Meetings

East Central High School is excited to offer students Chromebooks for the 2016-2017 school year.  All students in grades 7-12 will be issued devices for use at school and at home. 

Parent meetings will be held at East Central from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on August 25, 30 and September 1, 2016.  All parents and students are encouraged to attend one of these meetings; devices will be available for checkout after the meeting.

East Central High School believes that by using Chromebooks students will be able to increase 21st century skills, and participate in an engaging student learning environment. With the use of one-to-one devices, teachers will be able to give students the tools that will enable them to be more responsible for their own learning. In addition, using Chromebooks will build greater communication opportunities between students and teachers.  

Students will not be issued Chromebooks without attendance at a device meeting.  We hope to see you all there.
Upcoming Events

HS Chromebook Meeting - August 25
Marching Band at Askov - August 27
Teacher Workshop - August 30
HS Chromebook Meeting - August 30
Teacher Workshop - August 31
Marching Band at State Fair - August 31
Teacher Workshop - September 1
Open House - September 1 (3:30-6:45)
7th Grade Orientation - September 1
HS Chromebook Meeting - September 1

First Day of School - September 6
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Auditions - September 6
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Auditions - September 7
Booster Tailgate - September 9
Colton Classic Golf Tournament - September 11
Elementary Picture Day - September 12
High School Picture Day - September 23
Homecoming Week - TBA
   Monday - Twin Day
   Tuesday - Superhero/Villain Day
   Wednesday - Fairytale/Myth Day
   Thursday - Cartoon Character Day
   Friday - School Spirit Day

Teacher Workshop (No School) - September 30
Education MN Weekend (No School) - October 20
Education MN Weekend (No School) - October 21
End of 1st Quarter - November 4
Parent-Teacher Conference - November 7
Parent-Teacher Conference - November 10
No School - November 11
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - November 17-20