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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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Entrepreneur Day

On Wednesday, October 22, 9th grade students participated in Entrepreneur Day.  All students researched a well-known entrepreneur and transformed into this individual for a wax museum.  As you walked, you got to hear about what made that entrepreneur famous and a great leader.   Students were judged on props/costume, content, and overall presentation.  
Top performers were Brandi Merrill (Sam Walton), Alex Finch (Ted Turner), Kalyn Nelson (Jeff Bezos), Wyatt Walz (Lockhead Brothers), Mack Nelson (Harlan Sanders), and Gillian Fogt (Walt Disney).  
Pictured is Officer Schmidt looking at Kalyn Nelson's display on Jeff Bezos.  More photos are available in the Photo Gallery to the left under Special Events.
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 
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)