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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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Backpack Food Program Donations

East Central National Honor Society is again proud to sponsor the Backpack Food Program to our K- 12th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. The Backpack Food Program provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children, commonly for low income families, to replace the school meals that children miss during their weekend or extended breaks from school.  Each weekend a food bag contains enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, one vegetable and one fruit.

This program would not be possible without the assistance from many generous private, non-profit, and business donors throughout our community who have donated to the program: Chris’ Food Center, Sandstone Thriving Communities Project, Pine County Salvation Army, Carlton/Pine County United Way, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hinckley, Sandstone Lions Club, Members Cooperative Credit Union, Mahtowa Covenant Church, East Central PTO, Kettle River Pizza, Grace Lutheran Church of Sandstone, United Church of Christ of Sandstone, local Girl Scout Troop, Essentia Health, O’Brien Transport Inc, Sandstone Quarry Lions, Kerrick Community Church, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Bruno Thrift Store/Trinity Lutheran Church, Judith Tangwall, Mitchell & Mary Clausen, Amber Wright, Heidi Lourey, Andrew Almos & Family, and Tony Lourey & Marlana Benzie-Lourey. These donations received over the past two years from these individuals are greatly appreciated.

Picture 2016 Backpack Photo top- From left to right are National Honor Society Officers- Treasurer Amanda Ripley, Vice-President Mack Nelson, President Emalee Lindstrom, and Secretary Emmalie Beavens receiving the Thriving Communities Grant Donation from Steering Committee member Val Palmer.

Picture 2016 Backpack Photo middle- Grace Lutheran Church’s Thrivent Action Team presenting collected money from their noisy offering to National Honor Society advisor Mrs. Cassie Gaede. 

Picture 2016 Backpack Photo bottom - From left to right: Members Cooperative Credit Union Marketing Specialist Jessica Lindahl, National Honor Society Officers- Treasurer Amanda Ripley, President Emalee Lindstrom, Secretary Emmalie Beavens, & Vice-President Mack Nelson, and Members Cooperative Union Regional Branch Manager Kristin LaBounty.
High School Student Registration Begins

During the next few weeks, you will be asked to make some important decisions concerning class registration for the 2017-2018 school year.  This booklet provides you an opportunity to become better acquainted with the high school courses offered and the courses needed for graduation.
We strongly encourage you to take the time to review this booklet with your child.  We have some new opportunities listed that our staff would like to teach as well as college options to earn college credits in high school.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the appropriate teachers, counselor, or principal.  The final decision on the courses being offered for the 2017-2018 school year will be based on enrollment numbers, the school’s budget, and availability of teachers.   

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Upcoming Events

Test Dates for 2016-17

Dodge Hunger - December 14 (Registration Link)
Elementary (K-4) Holiday Concert - December 15
Kindergarten Grandparents Day - December 16
Winter Break (No School) - December 23-January 2
Elementary FAST Testing - January 9 - 27
Elementary GOM Testing - January 10 & 11
HS MAP Reading Test - January 10 - 12
Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School) - January 16
Teacher Workshop - January 16
HS MAP Math Test - January 17 - 20
End of 2nd Quarter - January 20
Spelling Bee - January 26
Teacher Workshop (No School) - February 17
President's Day (No School) - February 20
Elementary (K-4) Spring Concert - March 9
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 14
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 16
MCA Math & Reading (Grades 3-6) - April 10 - 28
MCA Reading Test (Grade 7) - April 18
MCA Reading Test (Grade 8) - April 19
MCA Reading Test (Grade 10) - April 20
Chain Gang Lock-in - April 21
MCA Math Test (Grade 7) - April 25
MCA Math Test (Grade 8) - April 26
MCA Math Test (Grade 10) - April 27
ACT Test (Grade 11) - April 28
MCA Science Test (Grade 5) - May 1 - 5
MCA Science Test (Grade 8) - May 2
MCA Science Test (Grade 10) - May 3
Elementary FAST Testing- May 8 - 26
HS MAP Reading Test - May 8 - 10
Elementary GOM Testing - May 9 & 10
Band & Choir Concert - May 10
HS MAP Reading Test - May 16 - 19
Graduation - June 2