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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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East Central  Dollars for Scholars
Scholarship Becomes Available March 1st

The East Central Dollars for Scholars Scholarships is proud to announce that the 2015 scholarship will become available on March 1st.  Scholarships are available to:  East Central High school senior applicants who have taken the ACT test, 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 20, 2015.  

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 $500,000 has helped 500 students to continue their education.  Each year, East Central Dollars for Scholars awards $40,000-$50,000 in scholarships to dozens graduates and post-graduates to help pay for their higher education.  

Dollars for Scholars chapters like ours 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 Cassie Gaede at .

East Central Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Available March 1-20.  Apply online at
College Pottery Students Get Creative

During Semester 1, students in the East Central’s college level Ceramics course got to explore their creativity with their mentor instructor Mr. Dorian Beaulieu of Lake Superior Community College.  Mr. Beaulieu spent the day at East Central instructing ceramic students on how to make “ugly mugs” with the assistance of their East Central art teacher Jay Kaelberer.  Later, those students visited Lake Superior Community College to continue their mugs, and sculpt pots out of leftover clay with their final products being glazed and fired in an outdoor kiln.  According to student Trey Lee, “The best part was making the bows for the mugs, playing in the clay and helping out classmates with their mugs.  It was cool to see it crack after it was fired.”    

Pictured: Instructor Mr. Baeulieu instructing students Alexandra Mae Dick, Amanda Ripley, and Traivon Lee on how to smooth out the edges on their pots as Mr. Kaelberer listens in as he explains the process. 
Upcoming Events

Teddy Bear Band - February 28
Dollars for Scholars Application Available - March 1
Varsity Softball & Track Practice Starts - March 9
Elementary Spring Music Concert - March 10
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - March 11
Sports Booster Club Meeting - March 11
Varsity Baseball & Golf Practice Starts - March 16
School Board Meeting - March 16
High School Blood Drive - March 17
End of 3rd Quarter - March 20
Dollars for Scholars Application Deadline - March 20
Spring Break (No School) - March 23-27
Good Friday (No School) - April 3
Parent Teacher Conferences - April 7
Sports Booster Club Meeting - April 8
Parent Teacher Conferences - April 9
Conference Release Day (No School) - April 10
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - April 15
School Board Meeting - April 20
Art Show - early May
Spring Play - May 1 & 2
Band & Choir Concert - May 6
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - May 13
Sports Booster Club Meeting - May 13
Prom - May 16
Memorial Day (No School) - May 25
Baccalaureate - May 27
Graduation - May 31

Spring Elementary Music Concert

The Spring Elementary Music Concert will be on March 10th.  There will be two sessions, one at 9 AM and one at 2 PM.

Ms. Stone has some great music planned for this concert.  She hopes you will enjoy it!

Both will be live streamed.
9 AM -
2 PM -