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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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Senator Franken Visits East Central

Senator Al Franken paid a visit to East Central School on Tuesday, February 21st.  Franken had previously visited the school in 2010 and planned this visit to acknowledge the progress and success at East Central.  In recognition of the vital need for reading literacy, Franken read a story to the delight of the first-grade class, choosing a storybook about cows and a typewriter.  He toured the preschool and elementary classrooms before a stop in the Technology Education classroom with teacher Jeff Tuckner. Franken’s visit was targeted on Career and technology education.  Students in seventh grade are designing prototypes of wheels using principles of engineering, printing on a 3d printer.  These will be utilized in a later project in a wood fabrication of CO2 cars.  His sense of humor and advocacy for students in Minnesota serve our public school well.
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Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

East Central School is pleased to announce its annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 21th.  This is the opportunity for people to nominate former graduates of our school and our school’s heritage schools.  This list would include Bruno, Askov, Sandstone, and East Central.  We are seeking nominations of individuals who have contributed to our world in a significant way.

The Mission Statement reads:
It is our goal to recognize Sandstone, Askov, East Central students that have distinguished themselves by their contributions in their field of work/study, to their individual communities, and to society as a whole.  By providing these positive role models to our current students, they will understand the positive impact ECHS has made on individuals from our community in the past.  This inspiration will provide hope and relevance to our current students in their area of studies as well as extra-curricular opportunities.

The Hall Of Fame program is under the direction of the National Honor Society at East Central.  The NHS recognizes students of excellence, academically and philanthropically.  The Hall of Fame serves to recognize these strengths and accomplishments in past graduates.

A committee of area volunteers and EC personnel will review all nominations and then select submissions for the Hall of Fame Induction.  We are seeking nominations for individuals who have excelled in their professional life.  We also are seeking those individuals who have been generous in their giving and volunteering.  There are many who have served their country in the military achieving great recognition as well. These individuals may be awarded this honor post-humously as well.  The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees included:  Fred Konrath (Sandstone, 1961) and Frank Loken (Sandstone, 1959). 

We encourage all to consider submitting a nomination for someone you know who has been a good example in life.  They must be a graduate of East Central or its predecessing  schools.  Nomination forms and mission statements are available at the East Central High School Office or downloaded at  Nomination forms may be turned in to the East Central High School Office or mailed to East Central Schools-Hall of Fame, 61085 State Hwy 23,  Finlayson, MN   55735.   Nominations must be received by February 24, 2017.  

Upcoming Events

Test Dates for 2016-17

State Band Contest - March 6
Elementary (K-4) Spring Concert (9 AM & 2 PM) - March 10
School Board Meeting - March 13
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 14
Parent Teacher Conferences - March 16
Spring Break (No School) - March 20 - 24
End of 3rd Quarter - March 31
MCA Math & Reading (Grades 3-6) - April 10 - 28
No School - April 14
School Board Meeting - April 17
MCA Reading Test (Grade 7) - April 18
MCA Reading Test (Grade 8) - April 19
ACT Test (Grade 11) - 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 11) - April 27
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
School Board Meeting - May 15
HS MAP Reading Test - May 16 - 19
Elementary Eagle Extravaganza - May 26
Graduation - June 2
Last Day of School - June 6
School Board Meeting - June 19
Marching Band to Chicago - June 30 - July 3