Image spinner

School Calendar

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


East Central Schools ISD #2580

Loading newsflash Loading Newsflash
Boys & Girls State

The American Legion Post 151 of Sandstone, the American Legion Post 563 of Bruno, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 151 of Sandstone have announced the junior students to represent this area at the annual American Legion “Legion Boys State” and “Legion Girls State”.

John Nygren and Adam Wilson were selected to represent East Central at Boys State. Adam is the son of Jean Wilson of Finlayson. He will be sponsored by the American Legion Post 563 of Bruno. John is the son of Barbra Nygren of Sandstone. He will be sponsored by the American Legion Post 151 of Sandstone. Boys State will be held on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and Girls State will be held on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota both from June 10-15, 2018.

Scholars for Boys State and Girls State must be juniors in high school. They are singly honored in view of the outstanding qualifications set forth as requirements in selecting them. They are named through cooperation of the Post, High School Faculty and leading citizens in the community.

Minnesota American Legion Boys State and Girls State is a week-long experience of learning about Minnesota government at the local, county and state levels by "doing". It is a week of intensive study and involvement. The participants will actually organize and participate in the various levels and branches of government. Every boy and girl will participate in the process of city, county and state government. Highlights of the week include political speakers, mock trials, campaigning, and elections. Unlike a summer or recreational camp, Minnesota Boys State and Girls State is a week of studying and learning by involvement. However, they do have fun times, too.

2018 Girls State- from left to right- Sandy Sandwick, Beth Groskreutz, Beverly Voigt, Madison Nelson, and Patt Makela.
2018 Boys State Sandstone- from left to right- Bill Voigt, Bill Morgan, John Nygren, and David Will.
2018 Boys State Bruno- from left to right Bob Olson, Derrell Jensen, Adam Wilson, and Alfred Hoiland.


Upcoming Events

HS Testing Dates
Elem Testing Dates

No School - April 27
Spring Play - May 4 & 5
Art Show - May 4 & 5
Band & Choir Concert - May 9
Prom - May 12
Elementary Music Program - May 18 (9 AM & 2 PM)
School Board Meeting - May 21
Memorial Day (No School) - May 28
Graduation - June 1
Last Day of School - June 6
Teacher Workshop - June 7
School Board Meeting - June 18
Marching Band @ Hinckley - July 7
School Board Meeting - July 16
Marching Band @ Minneapolis - July 18
Marching Band @ Willow River - July 28
Spring Play
Arsenic & Old Lace

In less than a month East Central Drama will perform Arsenic and Old Lace, the classic dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring. By turns hilarious and sinister, the play revolves around the off-kilter Brewster family, consisting of brothers Mortimer, Teddy, and Jonathan, and their three aunts, Abby, Martha, and Hilda. The Brewster sisters live in a Victorian mansion in Brooklyn, New York, where they are renowned for their sweetness and hospitality to guests. Their seemingly innocent lifestyle is interrupted by the arrival of menacing nephew Jonathan after a long absence. 

This famous play was a Broadway hit, premiering in 1941 and closing three years later after more than 1400 performances. The original cast featured iconic horror movie actor Boris Karloff in the role of Jonathan Brewster, and the play’s popularity only continued to grow after the release of the 1944 film adaptation starring Cary Grant in the role of Mortimer. Arsenic and Old Lace remains Kesselring’s biggest success as a playwright, and one of the most frequently performed comedies of all time.

In East Central’s production, the villainous Jonathan is portrayed by John Nygren, while hero Mortimer is played by senior drama veteran Mack Nelson in his final performance before graduation. Teddy, the youngest brother, is played by newcomer Jakob Mossberg, while the three aunts are played by East Central veterans Molly Nygren, Madison Nelson, and Melody Kosbab. There is a large supporting cast as well.

Performances will be held May 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM in the East Central school building. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for anyone under the age of 18. Tickets can be reserved by phone at (320) 245-6125. Playgoers are encouraged to arrive early for the East Central Invitational Art Show held at the school from 5:00 to 7:00 PM before each performance. Come be thrilled and delighted by Arsenic and Old Lace.
Teacher Tweets

See what Teachers are doing in class.  Note:  Not all teachers tweet their activities.