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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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Holiday Music Concerts

The East Central Music Department will be holding two different Holiday Concerts.  The Elementary will have their concert on Thursday, December 4th.  These concerts will be at 9 AM and 2 PM.  The 2 PM concert will be live streamed.  This concert will feature students in grade K - 4.

The High School will have their concert on Thursday, December 11th at 7 PM.  This will also be live streamed.  This concert will feature the High School Choir, the 5th & 6th grade Band, and the High School Band.

Directors Jamie Stone & Dan Kolker have been working very hard with their students.  They hope you are able to attend and enjoy the concerts!
Pioneer Day in First Grade

On Wednesday, November 26th, Miss Skalicky's First Grade class met with Charles Ingalls.  Yes, this is the "Little House on the Prairie" Charles Ingalls, except he now resides in Sheffield, Ontario.  He talked with the students about what life was like in 1882.  He sang songs with them and taught them dances.  All of the students dressed up in clothing they believed fit the time period of 1882.  Mr. Ingalls connected with the students via an Interactive Video Conference.  This was made possible by ECMECC.

Charles Ingalls was portrayed by Marty Pullin of the Sheffield Museum of Rural Life.  Other classes have taken advantage of these "Virtual Field Trips" as well.  In the past, one class visited the NASA Space Museum in Texas, another has visited with a park ranger in the Badlands, and one other had Mrs. Claus read stories to them.
Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break (No School) - November 27 & 28
ECFE Monday Mixed Ages - December 1
ECFE Wednesday Mixed Ages - December 3
Elementary Holiday Concert - December 4 (9am & 2pm)
Sibling Rivalry Seminar with Dr. Lisa Nos-Tollefson - December 5
PTO Meeting - December 10
Band & Choir Concert - December 11

School Board Meeting - December 15
Blood Drive - December 17
Winter Break (No School) - December 24 to January 2
PTO Meeting - January 14
Last Day of 1st Semester - January 16
Booster Club Spaghetti Feed - January 16
Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School) - January 19
Dodge Hunger Dodge Ball Tournament - January 19
School Board Meeting - January 20 (tentative)
Section One Act at EC - February 7
PTO Meeting - February 11
President's Day (No School) - February 16
School Board Meeting - February 17 (tentative)
Teddy Bear Band - February 28 (tentative)

Tenth Anniversary


On November 13th, East Central Schools held its 10 year Anniversary of the current school.  Many people stopped in to look at pictures of the construction process and the original referendum that was sent out for voting. 

Pictured to the right is East Central Superintendent, Andy Almos, with Superintendent Todd McCormick.  Mr. McCormick was the first Superintendent in the current building.  Superintendent John Cambronne was the driving force in the construction of the new building, but retired when the construction was complete.

There were also tours given of the building by current students of East Central.  The students were Nina Sewell, Alyssa Prepodnik, Jacob Domogalla, Gabriela Villarreal, and Sami Koland.  Thank you students for your help!  Pictures of the Anniversary can be found in the photo gallery.