East Central

eNewsletter May 2021

Notes from the Principal

We continue to move forward successfully in what has been the most challenging year many of us in education have ever known. In spite of these challenges EC continues to shine in academics, athletics, and the arts.

In Academics students just completed ILearn and NWEA in Biology, Math and English classes. This week AP testing begins and next week FINALS! Our finals schedule starts on Monday, May 10th with finals in 3rd and 5th periods. Tuesday, May 11th we'll have exams in 2nd, 4th, and 6th periods, and we'll close out the school year with finals on Wednesday, May 12th in 1st and 7th periods. Students will return Chromebooks and chargers in their respective homerooms at the end of the day Wednesday, May 12th. With the end of the year coming so soon in mid-May, we're making special arrangements with any students taking AP exams in AP Biology and AP Statistics since these do not take place until after the school year ends. Senior Scholarship Night will be May 12th at 6:30pm and the Southeastern Career Center Graduation Ceremony will be hosted at South Ripley High School on May 13th.

In athletics Spring Sports are having amazing success on the field, court and track. Both softball and baseball continue to find success on the new turf, tennis and golf have had some challenges with weather but have competed at high levels, and on the track we've seen some record breaking performances, both Leo Maxwell (ranked 1st in the state in discus) and Jesse Stenger (ranked 3rd in the state in discus) have broken and re-broken the school record several times this year. Ellie Lengerich broke the 800m run record and many of our track student-athletes continue reaching PR milestones week after week. We're looking forward to some long state tournament runs in spring sports! Thanks again to Don Stonefield, Athletic Director, and all of our spring coaches and athletes for continuing to adhere to protocols so that we can keep teams out there competing. One last time...thank you to Trojan Media Productions for bringing us into the LIVE-action week after week throughout the 2020-21 school year. They've been there every step of the way.

Lastly, we have worked diligently from August through May to keep school IN-SESSION in spite of the many challenges. We have worked to keep children safe while learning and competing in as normal of an environment as we could provide. Thank you for all of your patience, help, and support along the way. We are very excited to be at this point in the school year...approaching the end. It's been a success in so many ways, and we're so pleased to be hosting an in-person Graduation Ceremony June 6th. Senior parents, please see the information below regarding dates for senior item pick-up, activities, practices, etc.


“No leader is worth his salt who won’t set up the chairs.” Peter Drucker


Tom Black

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Senior Parent Information

Stay informed on ECHS Graduation information and news on Twitter at @ECHSgraduation, Facebook at ECHS Graduation, and Instagram at ECHS_Graduation
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S-DOA Chromebook/MiFi End of Year Collection Information

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School Breakfast and Lunch Update from Sunman Dearborn School Corporation

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is pleased to announce that the USDA has approved a
nationwide waiver due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic allowing ALL students regardless of
socioeconomic status, to receive FREE meals at school. We start this program effective
Monday September 14, 2020. According to the USDA, this program will continue until
the end of the 2020-21 school year or until funding runs out.

Notes from Mrs. Rosfeld; Curriculum

AP Exam Dates

ECHS will be participating in Administration #1 for AP exams. The College Board AP Exam dates for this administration are May 3 - May 17. At this time, the student's last day for the semester is May 12. These testing dates are set by the College Board and can not be changed. AP Biology and Statistics students are asked to plan ahead as their subject tests are on May 14 & 17 respectively.

Career Technical Education

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has released the 2021-22 Career Guide. Students are encouraged to utilize this valuable resource when they are exploring programs of study in the CTE area. It includes a variety of information relevant to CTE, including Work-Based Learning, In-Demand Occupations within the state of Indiana, Graduation Pathways, and Career Clusters.

Summer Exploration Courses for Students in Grades 9-11

Below you will find an information flyer about exploratory courses that Ivy Tech offers over the summer. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to explore courses of interest or even complete courses that count towards an Ivy Tech certificate, technical certificate or associate degree while in high school!

Scholarships: Due Friday, May 21st

  • Summer Exploration Scholarship: Now available! Students interested in the Summer Exploration Scholarship need to complete the scholarship interest form at https://forms.gle/57cL2cz4Dyq8Vmov9. Once students complete the form, our K-14 team will contact the student with additional information in regard to registration. Please note, graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this opportunity.

Summer Exploration Information and Application

Please direct all questions to Wendi Karle at wkarle@ivytech.edu or 812-576-4811 ext: 11910

Leadership in Law Summer Opportunity

This one week intensive program provides students with an invaluable opportunity to observe, interact and develop leadership skills. Leadership in Law allows students to participate in a curriculum that provides insight into careers as an attorney, law, law enforcement and government. During the week, students will experience real court in action, firsthand experience with crime scene technology and conclude the week with a mock trial.

* As stated on the forms, students need to fill out an application and write a short essay.
*Return the application and essay by May 12th to Mrs. Rosfeld or email directly to

Contact for questions or more information:
Judge Sally McLaughlin, Superior Court II 812-537-8800
Garrett Bascom, Dearborn –Ohio County Prosecutor Office - 812-537-8898 fax- 812-537-4295

Leadership in Law Application

Leadership in Law Information

IMPORTANT 2021-22 Dual Credit Students

All, East Central High School students that will be enrolling in dual credit courses for the first time in the 2021-22 school year MUST complete the Ivy Tech Dual Enroll application BEFORE May 6, 2021. The application takes 10 minutes, and students must have their social security number to complete the application. Students are asked to go ahead and complete the application even if they are unsure as there is no penalty for completion. *Students that already have a Dual Enroll account do not need to apply again*

Dual Enroll Application

Step by step guide to complete the dual credit application

ECHS/IvyTEch Dual Credit Courses

Accounting I

Horticultural Science

Landscape Management

Admin & Office Mgmnt


Advanced Math (Finite)

Natural Resource Mgmnt

AG Structures, Fabrication & Design

PLTW Civil Engineering

Anatomy & Physiology

PLTW Digital Electronics

Biology II

PLTW Intro to Engineering

Calculus (AB & BC)

PLTW Principles of Engineering

Chemistry II

Pre-Calculus & Trig

Computer Science I

Computer Science II

Principles of Adv Manufacturing

Principles of Agriculture

Culinary Arts & Hospitality I (ProStart)

Culinary Arts & Hospitality II (ProStart)

Principles of Business Mgmt

Spanish III

Digital Applications

US History

Education Professions

French III & IV

Outstanding Students of the Month


Erin McKinney certainly fits the profile of Student of the Month and East Central High School is pleased to introduce her and showcase her talents. With a 3.77 GPA Erin is a two year member of the National Honor Society. She works hard in school and at her job of three years at Skyline Chili.

The East Central Music Department is fortunate to have Erin where she is involved in Drama

Club, Show and Concert Choir as well as Advanced Ensemble. She has earned an Indiana All-

State Choir Scholarship which she will use at Ball State University in the fall where she will

major in music education.

She credits her music teacher Donna Tanner for her interests in performing, singing and music and in her words “for encouraging and pushing me to do my best and accomplish whatever I put my mind to. She introduced me to my passions and showed me a new world and my future.” In the same vein Mrs. Tanner says, “Erin is a hardworking, dedicated student in the choir department. She brings positive energy to everyone around her. Her smile can light up a room and she is able to make everyone feel special. I truly believe she is an inspiration to everyone around her.”

Erin’s advice to other students at school is to “be kind and compassionate. Keep yourself

focused on your path and you will reach the end. Do your own thing even if others disagree.”


East Central High School proudly introduces Madison Shumate as April Student of the Month.

Madison maintains an impressive 4.265 GPA even with all her involvement in school and the

community. At EC Madison is president of the FFA Chapter, in addition she also serves as

President of Indiana FFA District 12. Her FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Roy Johnson

says, “Madison always puts a great deal of effort into serving the FFA members at EC as well

as the 13 other high schools that make up District 12. Her heart as a servant leader is clearly

visible in everything she does.”

Madison is also a member of Student Council, Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society. She is equally active as a servant leader in the youth group at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church and has volunteered with Operation Christmas Child, Matthew 25 Ministries, We Care Packages and has also given of her time at the local fire department. Another volunteer activity is “Celebrate Recovery” at Church on Fire Ministries. The program is designed for those affected by divorce, addiction, abuse and other hardships. She leads a children’s group each Thursday for ages 1 to 13.

Fishing is an outdoor recreation she enjoys along with photography and spending time staging photo shoots with her friends. Madison credits her parents with respect to her success for their continuous encouragement and support.

Madison will be attending The Miami University to major in business, planning to earn bachelors and masters degrees. Her advice to underclassmen is to, “Make the most out of your high school experience, you’ll be graduating before you know it.”

Trojan Food Pantry

Did you know that ECHS has a Food Pantry? It is available to all families that are in need of food as long as they have a student in Sunman Dearborn Schools. There are no additional requirements. The pantry is available by appointment only: 812-576-4811 ext. 11302, Ask for Brenda Osman or email bosman@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us


Mrs. Rosfeld


Academic Awards Night 4-29-2021

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Notes from Guidance

Summer School Information has been emailed to students from Mr. Lamb with a google sheet to sign up if interested in credit recovery. The program will run from May17-June 28th. Teachers will be available for assistance and transportation is also provided at local pick up points. Here are copies of the links for more information.


2021 Summer School Sign-Up Form

2021-22 schedules have been given out to students. Changes can be made up until the last day of school. Students can contact their counselor if they need a change or have questions.

Key items per grade:


Remember, the FAFSA is now extended past the April 15th deadline for Indiana. Students should follow up with counselors with admission issues or concerns, and they will assist with contacting colleges with questions particular to the students’ needs.

Senior Scholarship Awards Program will take place on May 12th at 6:30pm. Students will receive an invitation to attend if they are receiving a scholarship. This invite will be sent out at the start of May up until the date of the program as outside selection committees will be making selections and notifications will continue to come in.

Final To Do List for Seniors will be presented to them in the English classroom, stored in the English Google Classroom, emailed out to them, stored in the Google Class of 2021 folder, and placed in the envelope with their diploma. This list will review how to send final EC, Ivy Tech and IU transcripts and AP scores. Seniors that are going to play sports in college will also complete their eligibility by sending final transcripts to the NCAA/NAIA.


ISTEP Retest scores are being mailed home. Students who have not passed ISTEP will have the opportunity to graduate through the Graduation Pathway options and/or ASVAB scores. Counselors track each student to give multiple options available to them for graduation. Passing ISTEP is not the only way to graduate for the class of 2022.

Sophomores and Freshmen:

Summer is a great time to explore college and career options. Job shadowing will assist with career choices. Making time to explore college campuses will also benefit in narrowing down possible choices for your senior year.

As always we are available to meet with students individually to support academic and emotional needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Enjoy your summer and we will see you at the start of 2021-22!

Rhonda Murdock

Director of Guidance


Ivy Tech College Connection Coach

To support high school students and help them explore future career and college opportunities, Ivy Tech is providing a College Connection Coach dedicated to East Central students. Wendi Karle started working with students in late February and will be on site each Wednesday in the Guidance Suite as the College Connection Coach. As a graduate of East Central, and with a background in secondary education, as well as college and career development, she is invested in helping students achieve success. She can be reached at wkarle@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us or wkarle@ivytech.edu.

Save Time, Save Money, Get a Degree

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) is an 11-month program which is student focused and designed to support, encourage, and mentor students throughout their first year of college. This program is great for students who prefer smaller class sizes and who prefer to be on a first name basis with their professors. ASAP works with students to build confidence before transferring to a 4-year university to get their bachelor’s degree or going into the workforce. Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort. If you are interested in applying to ASAP, joining one of our information sessions, or would like a tour of Ivy Tech’s campus, email Heather Gard at hgard3@ivytech.edu.


**National Honor Society Tutoring in the Library

Every Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-4pm.

**Do you have a study hall? Talk to your counselor about peer-to-peer tutoring during study hall.

**Talk to your teachers. Teachers arrive daily at 7:30am and could possibly help you before or after school.

**KhanAcademy.org Completely free online educational videos in all core classes.

**AskRose.org / (877) ASK-ROSE 24/7 homework help (Ran by the students of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN).


Roy Johnson - rjohnson@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

East Central Washes Away the Competition at Wildlife CDE

On Saturday April 10th , eleven members competed at the Wildlife Habitat CDE Regional Qualifier at Southeastern Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville, IN. Members identified preserved animals, took a written exam, and evaluated wildlife habitats. Three teams competed. The team of Adrien King, Braden McDaniel, Evan Kuhn, and Brady Hornberger placed 2nd and the team of James Bulach, Heath Doll, Bradley Kolb, and Elizabeth Stout placed 3rd . These teams will being moving on to the state contest on May 8th . The team of Nash Isbell, Justin Harper, and Adam Miller placed 5th. Good Job to everyone who competed!

Area 1 Dairy Cattle Judging and Livestock Judging CDE

On April 10 th , the Area 1 Dairy Cattle Judging and Livestock Judging CDE was held in

Decatur County. East Central’s FFA Chapter had two teams that participated in dairy cattle

judging. The contest consisted of judging several different classes of dairy cattle and presenting oral reasons for their placings. The teams of Jacob Miller, John Kathman, and Caleb Harper, along with Isaac Hartman, Lloyd Darringer, and Daniel Callahan will be moving on to the state contest in May. East Central’s FFA Chapter had one team that participated in livestock judging. The contest consisted of various classes of animals that the participants had to evaluate, and then give oral reasons for certain classes. East Central’s team placed 7th. The team consisted of Maddie Dawson, Jacob Kuhn, and Lewis Darringer. Our top placing individual was Maddie Dawson placing 5th overall. Good job to all that competed.

FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE Teams Compete at State

Ten East Central FFA members competed in the Indiana FFA

Nursery/Landscape CDE on Saturday April 24 at the Central Nine Career Center in

Greenwood, Indiana. Members participated in a number of categories such as

landscape estimating, Identification of plants, pests, disorders, equipment and

supplies, a general knowledge test, plant propagation practicum, verbal customer

assistance and a plant layout practicum.

The team of Heath Doll, Madison Shumate, Megan Sierra and Emma

Gutfreund placed 2nd . The team of Josie Hartman, Emma Reatherford, and Abby

Vendler placed 4th , and the team of Xander Gilbertson, Mack Eckstein and Joseph

Miller placed 5th.

East Central Horticulture

News Release

2021 East Central Horticulture Plant Sale

The East Central Horticulture program is conducting the 15th annual spring plant sale on Thursday May 6 and Friday May 7 from 3:30-7:00 pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9-noon. Plants available include several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, marigolds, misc. annuals and houseplants. Several projects made by East Central Agriculture students will also be available. All plants are started from seed by East Central Agricultural Science

students. The East Central Greenhouse is located on the north side of the school. Look for it on the second story of the building. Please enter through the agriculture shop doors which are directly beneath the greenhouse. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. For further information please contact Roy Johnson, Agricultural Science Instructor @ 812-576-4811 x11122 or e-mail



Krista Hutzel - khutzel@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Prep for College and Careers Classes

Mr. Miller's PCC classes are currently working on investing and wealth building. We have examined different types of retirement accounts and investment options. We are putting that knowledge to use by having each student create and manage an investment portfolio. Included in this activity is our stock market challenge. Each student has $15,000 to begin their portfolio and they have to use a minimum of $10,000 of their money in the stock market. Students will manage their stock portfolio for the next 2 weeks and make adjustments as they see fit. Students are rewarded for increasing the value of their stock portfolio and overall portfolio. Our objective is to have students be able to apply strategies for creating wealth and building assets.

Mr. Sliger's PCC classes are also working on investing and wealth building. Students have discussed different types of securities, retirement plans, and how the stock market works. Students first participated in a Live Stock Market Game, where students were required to purchase and sell shares of stock with each other, based on current events for that stock. We took this knowledge and began a Stock Simulation, where students are given $100,000 in a portfolio and for one month must have at least two transactions each week. Students are then rewarded for their capital gains in their portfolio. Our objective is for students to be able to apply wealth-building strategies for long-term growth and understand how the stock market works.

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Engineering and Technology


Civil Engineering & Architecture students are currently studying stormwater runoff on a building site. The class discovered what happens to surface water from a heavy rainfall on the East Central and Middle School property and how it is transported underground to a neighboring property. When a property is developed, changes to watershed characteristics (i.e., land use, slope, soil type, vegetative cover) will change the amount of stormwater runoff from the site. Development typically increases runoff and negatively affects water quality, which may impact downstream property owners and the environment as site storm water flows into drainage swales, ponds, creeks, or rivers. For small drainage areas, the peak runoff can be easily computed using the Rational Formula:

Q = CfCiA

Q = Peak runoff rate in cubic feet per second

i = Rainfall intensity in inches per hour

A = Drainage area in acres

C = Runoff coefficient

Cf = Runoff coefficient adjustment factor


Susan Ketcham - sketcham@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Although this year has had many trials and tribulations, we made it through, and we are fast approaching the last few weeks of school. Our freshmen class is finishing up The Odyssey and prepping for their first final exams of the school year. The sophomores are enjoying their study of Freakonomics. The junior class is studying Slaughterhouse-Five by Indiana’s own Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Each junior gets to keep their copy of the novel, which was provided by The Kurt Vonnegut Society.

Finally, our seniors are wrapping up their final days as students at East Central High School. Senior Oscar Night, Senior Scholarship Awards, Senior Walk, graduation practice, prom, and those last softball and baseball games, track meets, and golf and tennis matches, it certainly is a bittersweet time for both seniors and their parents. However, they also are preparing for their last AP exams, last final exams, as well wrapping up their last lectures. These moments remind me of a quote from The Last Lecture: Lessons in Living by Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Pausch states, “When we're connected to others, we become better people.” It is my wish for the Class of 2021 to stay connected to each other and their family at East Central High School. Once a Trojan, Always a Trojan.


Brenda Osman bosman@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles-Students in the Introduction to Fashion and Textiles classes are finishing up their third sewing project. This was their “free choice” project. They have sewn garments including dresses, rompers, fleece jackets, camp shirts, shorts, pants and stuffed animals. They have learned many new skills including gathering, staystitching, attaching a waistband, etc. With each project, the goal is to grow their sewing skills.

Advanced Child Development-Due to COVID 19, the Advanced Child Development Class was unable to hold their annual playschool, so we have been learning about how to operate a Preschool from curriculum options to how to guide children. We have learned how to make homemade playdough and we will be learning about the importance of reading to children and the nutritional needs of preschoolers. We will end the semester with students creating a “lesson in a box” for preschool children.

Education Professions-These students have done an excellent job assisting in the classrooms at North Dearborn Elementary and Sunman Dearborn Middle School. I want to thank the following students for their hard work this year; Emily Beaman, Isabella Brown, Hayley Bruce, Jordyn Brumley, Autumn Bruns, Kendall Chaney, Emma Crouse, Kara Edison, Trinity Kibby, Greg Rouse, Michaela Smith and Caroline Walters.

Intro to Culinary Arts & Hospitality-When students returned from Spring Break we continued learning about Cooking Methods in Intro to Culinary. Students learned about Boiling and Baking and completed the Stuffed Shells lab. We then moved onto Pan Frying where students practiced their skills through making Eggs in a Basket. Next we learned how to roast veggies and created a Baked Penne w/ Roasted Veggies recipe. Deep frying was our next cooking method; students deep fried Donut Holes with an Icing Glaze. After deep frying students learned how to properly Broil foods. They made their very own Potato Skins under the broiler. This week students are finishing up our cooking method unit with baking and making Cinnamon Rolls, from scratch of course! Next week as we start May we will finish up the semester making a Baked Mac and Cheese! WOW what a great year we’ve had in Culinary Arts!!

ProStart 1-The ProStart 1 students began their lessons on Kitchen Basics when we returned from Spring Break. These skills are anything but basic though! We started out by making Chicken Saute with Onions, Garlic, and Basil. So many new culinary techniques were learned in this lab! Students clarified butter, roasted garlic, did a tomato concasse, completed the chiffonade knife cut on basil, dredged the chicken, and deglazed the pan. Look at those skills! Next we moved onto learning about the different work sections in a professional kitchen and their stations, both in the Back of the House (BOH) and the Front of the House(FOH). Students then used their “mise en place” skills to create a Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup and did a Grilled Cheese competition. Next students learned about various Herbs & Spices and created Bubbling Cheese Bread lab where they got to taste different herbs and spices on their breads. Next students learned how to properly separate and whip egg whites in their Pavlova Lab. We will finish the year learning about making various Dips as well as Stocks, Soups, and Sauces! It’s been a great year of learning in the advanced Culinary ProStart 1 class!

ProStart 2-The ProStart 2 students had the opportunity to showcase their skills at the State ProStart/FCCLA Culinary Competition. At this competition participating teams exhibit their culinary knowledge, skills, and creative abilities through demonstration of knife skills and the preparation of a menu and three course meal. This year this event is being held as a separate event from the state FCCLA conference. On Friday April 23rd Mykenzie Fields, Rylie Hillgrove, and Gabby Rogers traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the ProStart Culinary Competition. They earned 3rd place in the state and qualified for Nationals! Way to go!!!


On April 14th, East Central FCCLA participated in the Indiana FCCLA State Conference in Muncie, Indiana. Maria Deddens, Indiana FCCLA State President and Hayley Lewis, Indiana FCCLA Vice President of National Programs helped lead the one day conference. The East Central FCCLA received many awards including the largest FCCLA Chapter in the state with 500 members STRONG! The chapter was one of six chapters to receive the coveted GOLD Honor Chapter Award! Mrs. Osman also received the President’s Award. In addition East Central FCCLA had the following STAR Event Winners with 31 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal. Four students from East Central High School were also elected to the Indiana FCCLA State Officer Team for 2021-22 School year; Maria Deddens, State President; Paige Lyness, First Vice President; Lara Moster, VP of Development and Olivia Stenger, VP of National Programs. Congratulations to all of the Winners!

East Central FCCLA Chapter Red Rose Recipients

You Make a Difference Award: Kelsey Scholl, Kellyn Burke, Kayla Ilkanic. Maleighna Mondal, Kayla Miles, Emma Hartley, Lilly Green, Jenna Luken, CeCe Williams, Makenzie Hutchinson, Paige Makrancy, Alexia Makrancy, Brooke Carpenter, Alexa Stowasser, Aliyah Hendren, Abbie Harrington, Mikala Newland, Lily Cook, Dani Griffin, Mollie Messmore, Audrey Beusing, Harrison Shattuck

Letter Winners: Kyla Maxwell, Becca Tupper, Jocelyn Inderhees, Michaela Smith, Mykenzie Fields, Kristopher Grimm, Emma Barkley, Lucy Chenault, Jayme Pennington, Michelle Batta, Madi Adams, Kate Dudley, Rylie Hillgrove, Reagan Bumgardner, Mak Kelly, Alex Seubert, Kate McGuire, Haylee Frazier, Madison Barkley, Gracey Lynch, Ellie Doll, Bella Woodyard, Alix Meister, Cassie Callahan

Outstanding Member Patches: Lacey Kelly, Natalie Klei, Hayley Lewis, Madison Miller, Lydia Trabel, Sophie Allen, Maria Deddens, Bianca Fliehman, Maycey Lewis, Paige Lyness, Emma Wilhelm, Karly School, Josie Volpenhein, Olivia Stenger, Lara Moster, Emma Green

The Chapter also installed the following new chapter officers for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Josie Volpenhein - President

Sophie Allen - Vice President

Becca Tupper & Haylee Frazier - Secretary

Jocelyn Inderhees - Treasurer

Kate Dudley - Student Adviser

Ellie Doll & Madison Barkley - VP of Community Service

Karly Scholl - VP of Communication

Michelle Batta - VP of Competitive Events

Makenzie Kelly - VP of Development

Maycey Lewis - VP of Individual Programs

Kellyn Burke & Alex Seubert - VP of Membership

Lucy Chenault - VP of National Programs

Emma Barkley - VP of Public Relations

Maleighna Mondal - VP of Recognition

Emma Green - VP of State Programs

Ben Ahaus - VP of Student Body Programs

Chloe Weber - Freshman Representative

Fine Arts

Melissa Gulasy - mgulasy@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

ECHS Art Department was honored to celebrate and showcase the creativity and dedication to the visual arts of ECHS students. The annual exhibit displayed drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, digital, and installation art by art students during the 2020-2021 school year.

Congratulations to the ECHS art students and thank you to family and friends for your support!

Pictured below...

Paige Schaefer - Photography

Isabelle Lowry - People’s Choice Award

Nico Dimeglio - People’s Choice Award

Abigail Bowling - Best of Show

Megan Bauer -- Reserve Best of Show

Luke Hornbach - Ceramics

Foreign Language

Matt Lyon - mslyon@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Crazy to think this time last year we were all at home and participating in class via our Chromebooks. Madame White is thrilled she has been able to be in person with her students practically all school year. The past few weeks since spring break have been filled to the brim with French imagination. Students in levels one and two have outdone themselves in creating class characters (photo below). Students have built upon their ever expanding vocabulary and kept French class fun and fresh! It’s definitely made the last few weeks of school an even more amazing place to be! Madame White is also having amazing adventures with her French 3 kiddos! They are currently studying the regions of France entirely in French (photo below). To see where these amazing students started and to see where they are now is absolutely the most magical experience. Madame White stands by immersing her students in the language as much as possible while still having as much fun as possible. In closing, Madame White would like to wish everyone a safe, fun, and restful summer - or as she would say: «Bonnes vacances de l’été!!»


Juanita Reinshagen - jreinshagen@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Well, the end of the year is HERE! Where did the time go?

First of all, the East Central Math Department would like to thank the students, parents, family members and the community for their patience, support, flexibility and perseverance throughout this school year. It has been a challenging year definitely, but we made it through!! We hope going into the next school year will look more “normal” for all of our students in the district.

Secondly, remember we will return to our traditional end of semester exams (May 10th, 11th, 12th). We also have AP exams in Calculus and Statistics, coming up in May. Our freshmen and sophomores took the NWEA test the last week of April.

In closing, we wish everyone a safe and happy Summer Break. Please take time to relax, rest, spend time with family and friends and enjoy life. We hope everyone comes back refreshed and eager to start a new year and learn, learn, learn!!


Donna Tanner - dtanner@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Choir News

The choir department will present their spring concerts

on Sunday, May 2nd. The Women’s Choir will perform

at 1:00p, and the Show and Concert choir at 3:00p.

Theater News

ECHS Drama Club Summer Production...

Annie Jr.

Open to all students 1st grade through high school in the Sunman Dearborn School District.

Tryouts are Monday, May 10th and Tuesday, May 11th in the high school choir room from 3:10-5:30p.

Production dates are June 18th and 19th.

Rehearsals will be in the mornings, 9:00a-12:00p and will begin June 7th. More information will be passed out at tryouts.

Please email kzengerling@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

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Mark Foster mfoster@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

The physical education classes have been hard at it. Fitness testing, cardio, weight training, speed and agility and indoor sports like table tennis have filled the last few weeks. With warmer weather in the mix, they have been able to be outside for track, flag football, and softball. Playing on the turf fields has been a real treat.

As the school year quickly comes to a close, students are gearing up for finals. The freshman PE classes will be timed in the mile run during the last week. The strength and conditioning classes are preparing for their final max outs. It has been a wonderful year of growth for many students.


Tim Maluvac - tmaluvac@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

From Mrs. Hoffman...As the year comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone who has made my move to EC a very positive experience. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach all the wonderful students taking Chemistry I at East Central this year. In the last month, we have finished gas properties and learned about the gas law. In the solution chemistry section students tested the Tyndall Effect and made saturated, unsaturated, and supersaturated solutions. Students also made solutions of specific concentrations using proper equipment and techniques. To finish the year students will be learning about acids and bases through demos and lab work both virtually and hands-on.

Social Studies

Steve Lewis - slewis@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

In Mr. Owen's classes, Final projects are being submitted on May 3. Students are wrapping up their study of the Cold War, including the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.


Don Stonefield - dstonefield@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

For all sports related news, schedules, updates, etc. click on the following link or contact EC Athletics at 812-576-4811 ext 11932


For student athletes interested in eligibility-forms, physicals, transfers, etc. click on the following link or contact EC Athletics at 812-576-4811 ext 11932


ECHS Communication