School Calendar

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

East Central Schools ISD #2580

Loading Newsflash
Sidewalk Construction

Work on the sidewalks around the school has started.  If you are coming to school, please enter the doors where the buses drop students off until further notice.
Beginning on Thursday, August 27th, please enter the school thru the doors by the shop (Door C) on the back side of the school.

The Music Man

“Is that the Wells Fargo Wagon a comin’ down the street?  It is!”  Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN has been selected for East Central School and surrounding communities’ fall musical production.  This American classic will be presented on November 19-22, 2015.
Auditions will be held at East Central School Theater on Wed., Sept. 2, from 4:00-8:00 pm and on Thurs., Sept. 3, from 7:00-8:30 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.

Everyone from seventh grade to 100 years old, from the surrounding area, is eligible to audition for THE MUSIC MAN.  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 mayor and his wife, the “bickering” school board, the ladies’ league, traveling salesmen, River City townspeople, teens, “delinquents,” and children.  There are numerous opportunities for talented actors, singers, and dancers.  In addition to stage performers, the production will require orchestra members, scenery builders and painters, costumers, etc.

THE MUSIC MAN is the story of Harold Hill, a con-man who “sells” musical instruments and uniforms with the promise to form a boys’ band.  However, he actually plans to skip town with the money.  He is foiled after he falls for River City, Iowa’s resident librarian/music teacher who sees through his scheme.

This delightful musical includes such songs as “Ya Got Trouble (Right Here in River City),” “76 Trombones,” “Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little,” “Shipoopi,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Till There Was You,” and many more.

THE MUSIC MAN is directed by Kathy Ebnet, with vocal direction by Jamie Stone and instrumental direction by Dan Kolker.  Gary Sassenberg will be returning from Las Vegas once again to choreograph the production.  Costuming will be led by Vonda Beckman and scenery construction by Richard Ebnet.  For more information contact Kathy Ebnet at 320-630-3657 or Jamie Stone at 651-295-4594.  Spread the word!  Come join the fun!
Upcoming Events

Marching Band @ Askov - August 29
Teacher Workshop - September 1
Marching Band @ MN State Fair - September 2
Teacher Workshop - September 2
The Music Man Auditions - September 2
Teacher Workshop - September 3
Open House - September 3
The Music Man Auditions - September 3
First Day of School - September 8

1st Annual Colton Golf Classic - September 13
School Board Meeting - September 14 (@ 5 PM)
Homecoming Week - September 28 - October 2
Education MN Conference (No School) - October 15 & 16
School Board Meeting - October 19
End of First Quarter - November 6
School Board Meeting - November 9
Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 10
Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 12
No School - November 13
The Music Man - November 19-22
High School Class Schedule Meetings

Students grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend one of the following schedule meetings to review their schedules and make any needed changes prior to the beginning of the school year.  Mrs. Gaede, the Secondary counselor, will be in her office to make schedule changes.  See below for days and times.  Try to make arrangements to do your changes during these times as this will help make the beginning of the school year go smoother.  If changes to these dates are made, please check the school website.
Schedule Meeting Dates and Times:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m