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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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College Knowledge Month Going Strong

Throughout the month of October, East Central students in grades K-12th grades have been participating in college knowledge month activities.  College Knowledge Month is a state sponsored event to promote college and career readiness.  East Central has participated in this event for the third year and continues to create new opportunities for the students to learn about college and career.  Students have participated in classroom presentations and large group trips and speakers.  Continued activities for the remainder of the month are planned including Entrepreneur Day for 9th graders, Career Day for 6th graders, financial aid presentations, and our main event College Application Day for all seniors to assist in their college application process.

To kick off the month, all staff and students were encouraged to wear college gear, while in the classroom, staff talked to their students about their college experience and journey.  

To expand their knowledge of college opportunities, the 11th-12th grade students attended the Pine Technical and Community College Fair.  

Lynne Bossart of Muse College Consulting presented to 8-10th graders on introducing college terms and statistics.  Ms. Bossart brought prizes from a variety of colleges for her bingo game which focused on what type of colleges students might be interested in attending in their future.  

On Tuesday, October 14, 10th-11th grade students attended a college visit to University of Minnesota- Duluth and Lake Superior Community College.  Over 65 students were in attendance to explore the difference between a 4-year university system and a 2-year community college.  At both institution, students toured the college and met with admissions representatives to learn about the programs offered at their college and the admission requirements. 
College Knowledge Month

Even rivalries can become friends during College Knowledge Month.

To assist students in preparing and applying to college, East Central School District will participate in the statewide College Knowledge month held throughout the month of October. Events have been planned at East Central to create a college going community. These events are for high school students, parents and community members. 

As part of the college knowledge month initiative, East Central Secondary will work with its seniors on Tuesday, October 28, to complete and submit at least one online application. The goal of the program is to get more students applying to college in their senior year. During this event, students may apply to any two-year or four-year college/university or training program in which they are interested. 

Cassie Gaede, Secondary Counselor and College Knowledge Month event Site Coordinator, expects more than 35 seniors to participate with the help of 25 volunteers from School Faculty, Administration, College, and Community Resources.

Oct 7 - National College Fair
Oct 14 - UMD & LSCC College Visit
Oct 15 - PSAT (11th grade)
Oct 21 - Anoka Ramsey CC Visit
Oct 22 - Bemidji State Univ Visit
Oct 23 - Fond Du Lac TCC Visit
Oct 25 - ACT Test Date
Oct 28 - College Application Day
Oct 28 - Staff College Shirt Day

For more information, visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
Beauty & the Beast

Tickets will go on sale October 20th to November 21st from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Prices: $8 for adults & $5 for students

Play Dates & Times:
*Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 == 7:30pm
*Friday Nov. 21, 2014 == 7:30pm
*Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 == 7:30pm
*Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 == 2:00pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

For Reservations Call between 3:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday 320-245-6125
Upcoming Events

College Knowledge Month - October 
School Board Meeting - October 20
Anoka-Ramsey CC Visit - October 21
Bemidji State Univ Visit - October 22
ACT Test Date - October 25
College Application Day - October 28
End of First Quarter - October 31
One Day Bond Election - November 4
Boys Basketball Practice Starts - November 10
Parent Teacher Conferences - November 11 & 13
School Board Meeting - November 13
No School - November 14
Girls Basketball Practice Starts - November 17
PTO Meeting - November 19
Beauty & the Beast - November 20 - 23
Thanksgiving Break (No School) - November 27 & 28
PTO Meeting - December 10
School Board Meeting - December 15
Winter Break (No School) - December 24 to January 2
PTO Meeting - January 14
Last Day of 1st Semester - January 16
Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School) - January 19
School Board Meeting - January 20 (tentative)
Section One Act at EC - February 7
PTO Meeting - February 11
President's Day (No School) - February 16
School Board Meeting - February 17 (tentative)