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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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Dollars for Scholars

East Central Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Becomes Available March 1
The East Central Dollars for Scholars committee is proud to announce that the 2018 scholarship application will become available on March 1.  
These scholarships are made possible by the generous financial contributions of community members, business owners, educators, students, alumni, and the work of dedicated East Central Dollars for Scholars volunteers. Since the class of 1994, more than $650,000 has been awarded and helped 575 students continue their education.  Last year, East Central Dollars for Scholars awards more than $80,000 in scholarships to more than 50 graduates and post-graduates to help pay for their higher education.  
Dollars For Scholars Volunteer winnersScholarships are available to East Central High school senior applicants who have taken the ACT test and have earned a minimum of 6 high school credits with East Central, and East Central graduates currently in college carrying a minimum of 12 semester credits.  College graduate students are not eligible for the scholarship program.  The application is available and must be submitted online at  Deadline is March 23, 2018.  
Dollars for Scholars chapters like ECDS help hometown students in the Sandstone, Askov, Bruno, Minnesota area achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year.
Anyone with questions about the program or who wishes to contribute to the scholarship fund can find out more by contacting Gaede at .

Photo: In December, East Central students volunteered for the annual Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon.  This event raises funds for scholarships awarded to students annually.  Students who volunteer are eligible for a door prize.  This year’s door prize winners of $25 were: (left to right) Erin Gamst, Alex Finch, and Kaely Hummel. 

Upcoming Events

HS Testing Dates

Elementary Spring Pictures - March 13
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 19
School Board Meeting - March 19
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 22
End of 3rd Quarter - March 23
Spring Break (No School) - March 26-30
School Board Meeting - April 16
No School - April 27
Spring Play - May 4 & 5
Band & Choir Concert - May 9
Prom - May 12
School Board Meeting - May 21
Memorial Day (No School) - May 28
Graduation - June 1
Last Day of School - June 5
Teacher Workshop - June 6
School Board Meeting - June 18
EMT & EMR Classes at ECHS

KED BoardEMT and EMR Classes offered at East Central High school are college level classes that let students explore the medical field to determine if they have an interest in the many fields associated with this training.  Fields like nursing, fire, police, military, EMT and Paramedic involve this type of training and gives credits toward their future goals.

As a part of these classes, learning the steps in accessing a medical and trauma patient are an important part of their training.  The enclosed pictures show splinting skills taught to the students with the goal of doing no further damage to the patient and making his final outcome and recovery as positive as possible. 
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