Eastwood Athletics

April 2015 Issue

Friday Open Gym - Movie Night

This Friday, April 17th, Eastwood Athletics is sponsoring our first Friday Open Gym - Movie night. The event will run from 6:30 - 9:00. The East Gym will be hosting basketball, the West Gym will be hosting a dodge ball tournament, and the movie Big Hero 6 will be playing in the cafeteria. Tickets are $10 which gains you admission and a bag of popcorn. Hotbox Pizza will be serving slices of cheese, pepperoni, and sausage pizza for $2 a slice and the concessions stand will be open.

This event is open for only current Eastwood students and all school expectations still apply. Students failing to meet expectations may be asked to leave early. There are no refunds. Students must be in good standing for attending extra-curricular activities to attend. Tickets will go on sale this week during lunches and will also be on sale at the door. Additionally, contact sheets will need to be turned in prior to the event which we will keep on file for future events. Rides need to be at Door 10 for drop off no earlier than 6:30 and 9:00 for pick-up. Students will not be released from the event prior to 8:30 without a parent.

Track and Field Volunteers Needed

Track season is quickly approaching and the need for parent volunteers are numerous. For Eastwood to host a successful event, we need your assistance. As the old adage goes "Many hands make light work." Those who have been around track events know that they can be time consuming if without the proper number of volunteers. So if your child participates in track, assisting in running the event can be a win-win situation. Training before each meet will ensure that you are well prepared for your event. Please follow the link below and you will see the events you can help with. Thank you in advance for the support.


High School Physical Night

On April 29th, Methodist Sports Medicine will be providing services for physicals for Washington Township students for the 2015-2016 school year. Middle School students interested need to show up during the 8:00 - 8:30 time slot entering North Central through Door 28. The cost of the physical is $20.00 in cash or check (made payable to NC Athletics). This is far less expensive than the $60.00 charge at CVS many families end up paying. These physicals will last all of next year's season and you won't have to worry about getting one prior to tryouts for your child's sports season.

Capturing Memories

If you have been taking or will be taking pictures of our Eagles in Action, a Flickr website has been created for you to share out your memories. These pictures will be collected and used to create a slideshow for the Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony. Please feel free to share these using the following link.

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As always, we thank you for your support of Eastwood Athletics.

North Central Men’s Soccer 2015-2016

1. There will be a callout for men’s soccer on Tuesday, May 5th, at 7pm in room L249.

All information on tryouts and summer program will be given out at the meeting. Anyone who wants to participate must have IHSAA Physical forms filled out prior to participation for all summer programs.

2. You may get the physical for only $20.00 on Wed., April 29th, starting at 7:30pm for freshmen. You will enter Door 28 on the west side of the school. Participation packets (including the IHSAA physical forms) will be available at the physical examination. You will need to bring a pen with you to fill out the forms.

3. You do not have to get your physical then. You may get one from your own doctor, but it must be filled out on an official IHSAA physical form. You may get this form from the AD’s office at North Central, or you can download it from the Athletic Department website. Just make sure you run off all 4 pages. The physical must also be given after April 1, 2015 !

4. A Heart Scan will also be available for an extra $25.00. This is a recommendation, not a requirement like the physical. However, you must call ahead or email ahead for an appointment. The number is 317-678-3963 and you are to ask for Laura Combs RCS. You may email her at lcombs3@iuhealth.org .

5. If you have any other questions before the callout meeting you may contact me at 218-3513.

Coach Little

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Facilities Rental Information

We have many requests for our facilities, especially this time of the year.

If you are interested in pursuing gym space at Eastwood, please indicate the specific days and times you are interested or available. If there are any conflicts with what we currently have scheduled, we obviously would not be able to accommodate. If the space is available, you will need to go the following link and complete the Facilities Rental Application (http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/facility-rental-information/) . If approved there will be cost for utilities and custodial services. Submit the application through the district office and they will contact Mr. Tutin regarding official dates and times for final approval.

Spectator Expectations

Working together we can show all what Eastwood has to offer.

Spectator Expectations:

  • Middle school athletics are learning experiences for students, and sometimes mistakes are made. Praise student athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, athletes, and individuals.
  • A ticket is a privilege to observe the contest, not a license to verbally assault others.
  • Learn the rules of the game. Understanding the sport more will allow you to enjoy the sport more
  • Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
  • Use only those cheers that support and uplift the teams involved.
  • Students must ride the late bus home or arrange for rides to pick them up promptly after the conclusion of the event. Student's whose rides are significantly late may be restricted from attending future athletic events.
  • All spectators must be properly attired and must wear shirts at all times.
  • Face painting is acceptable. Spectators must be recognizable.
  • Noisemakers that disrupt the game or performance are not acceptable.
  • Signs and banners are permitted so long as they stay within the realm of good sportsmanship.

Decisions regarding the above guidelines will be made at the discretion of the Eastwood staff.

Report disrespectful behavior to jtutin@msdwt.k12.in.us

Questions and Answers Regarding Sports at North Central High School

North Central High School is proud of the opportunities it offers for student athletes. More than one third of the student body participates in some athletic program. NCHS is a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association and sponsors full programs in most sports sanctioned by the IHSAA.

North Central is part of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC). Other schools in the conference are: Ben Davis, Pike, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Carmel, Center Grove and Warren Central.

How are teams chosen?

Prior to the beginning of the season, each sport holds a callout meeting for students. At this meeting, coaches review the rules of participation and season schedules. Typically these meetings are held after school and are announced through morning announcements.

North Central does its best to maintain a no-cut policy for a number of sports, including football, swimming, golf, tennis, cross country, wrestling, track and field, as well as the club sports of lacrosse and rugby. Sometimes it is necessary to limit the number of students on a team in order to provide appropriate coaching and proper supervision. These decisions are made based on the number of students who attend the pre-season callout meeting and the first week of practice.

Who are North Central Coaches?

A large number of our coaches are teachers from North Central or another school within Washington Township. Many of our coaches have competed at the collegiate level. All share a love of coaching and are eager to work with your son or daughter.

What sports are available?

Unless noted, all sports are offered for boys and girls. Freshmen teams are contingent on numbers and may become “C” teams with sophomores.

Fall Sports

  • Football: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Soccer: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Tennis Boys: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Cross Country: Varsity, Freshmen
  • Golf Girls: Varsity, JV
  • Volleyball: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Cheerleading: Varsity, JV

Winter Sports

  • Basketball: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Wrestling: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Swimming: Varsity, JV/Freshmen
  • Cheerleading: Varsity, JV

Spring Sports

  • Baseball: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Softball: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Tennis Girls: Varsity, JV, Freshmen
  • Golf Boys: Varsity, JV
  • Track: Varsity, JV/Freshmen
  • Rugby: Varsity, JV
  • Lacrosse: Varsity, JV

What about intramurals?

Intramural programs with faculty supervision are available for basketball in the winter season and soccer in the spring.

Is there a minimum GPA?

Yes. All student athletes must maintain a 2.0 average and be enrolled in classes equaling five or more credits to participate in sports during their season. This high standard pays off; student athletes learn discipline and time management skills that carry over to their academic work. In the 2015-2016 school year, team grade point averages will be above the school average in all three seasons.

Visit our Website at nchsathletics.com. Select the athletic tab.

Our athletic website has a great deal of information about our athletic program including real time schedules.

What about summer opportunities?

Summer team camps are open to all enrolled North Central students, including incoming freshman. Generally, these camps are held in June and July. Each camp lasts about four hours each day, up to 5 days. Participants need to complete a North Central Participation Packet which includes the IHSAA Physical available in the athletic office prior to participation.

Information, including dates, times and locations will be distributed in the spring to students at North Central and Washington Township middle schools, as well as at callout meetings. The camps are also listed on our website.

Are there required physicals?

Yes. The IHSAA and North Central both require a physical examination prior to participation in any school sport. This includes team camps, pre-season conditioning and the regular season. The North Central athletic department, in conjunction with Methodist Sports Medicine, sponsors an annual “Physical Exam Night” at the conclusion of the school year. Contact the Athletic Department for the date and time or check our website.

When do practices begin?

These are the dates for the first official IHSAA practices for the 2015-16 sport seasons. Callout meetings are announced one to three months before the first official practice. In addition to these scheduled practices, virtually all sports have pre-season conditioning programs.

Fall Sport Practice

  • Football Aug 3
  • Volleyball Aug 3
  • Tennis - Boys Aug 3
  • Soccer Aug 3
  • Cross Country Aug 3
  • Golf - Girls July 31
  • *Cheerleading are chosen in April of 2015 for the 2015-16 school year.

Winter Sport Practice

  • Basketball - Boys Nov 9
  • Basketball - Girls Oct 26
  • Wrestling Nov 2
  • Swimming – Boys Nov 9
  • Swimming – Girls Oct 26

Spring Sport Practice

  • Tennis - Girls Mar 14
  • Track – Boys Feb 15
  • Track – Girls Feb 15
  • Baseball Mar 14
  • Softball Mar 7
  • Golf - Boys Mar 14
  • Lacrosse Feb 29
  • Rugby Feb 29

I have other questions. May I tour your facilities?

Absolutely! If you have any questions about the North Central athletic program, please stop by and see us. We are extremely proud of North Central’s athletic facilities and programs. Please call the athletic office to set up a meeting with a member of the Athletic Department staff or to arrange a tour. If you cannot stop by, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you in any manner.

Please feel free to contact us:

We are generally in the office from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during the school week. During the summer, hours are less regular, so please call ahead.

Phone: (317) 259-5359

Our Website nchsathletics.com Select the athletic tab.

Paul Loggan, Athletic Director

Andy Elkins, Asst. Athletic Director

Anita Walther, Athletic Secretary

Eastwood Sports Apparel - MyLocker.net

Eastwood Athletics has partnered with MyLocker.net to put athletic apparel in your hands. Click here and begin designing your sweatshirts, pants, bags, blankets, jackets, beanies, aprons, and much more. There is no minimum purchase and you receive a free t-shirt with any order over $85.

It's very simple. Select your product, design, size, and color and place your order. Product arrives in as little as three days.

Volunteer for Eastwood Sports

We are looking for parents who are interested in supporting Eastwood sports this spring. If you are interested in helping out we have a variety of needs that include score keeper, book keeper, concessions, and court maintenance. Volunteers get free admission into the events. If you are interested or have questions about the positions, please feel free to contact the Athletic Director, James Tutin at jtutin@msdwt.k12.in.us

Eastwood Athletics Sign Rental

Celebrate your child’s graduation, birthday, or other accomplishments with an announcement on our new message board located in front corner of the school. All of the buses and cars drive by it every morning. For the low cost of $20, you can recognize your child.

Rental Sign Information

STEP 1: Rental Sign Requests should be emailed/submitted to James Tutin - jtutin@msdwt.k12.in.us. Your email should include the following information:

  • Date you want message posted
  • Nature of message (e.g., birthday, congrats, etc.)
  • No more than four lines of text
  • Planned method of payment (if check please include ck#)

STEP 2: Payment of $20 (cash or check) should be sent into school in an envelope marked ATHLETICS SIGN RENTAL. Please put your email address in the memo line.

STEP 3: Confirmation of your request will be sent via email and is based on the availability of the sign. Please note a 48 hour advance notice is required. Rental requests are filled on a first come/ first serve basis. Reserve early to ensure that you are not disappointed.

Upcoming Events - April

Please follow our Twitter @EWMSAthletics for the most up to date announcements regarding scheduling changes, cancellations, delays, etc.
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Meet James Tutin - Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

This past year, James began his seventh year at Eastwood Middle School as the new Athletic Director/Assistant Principal. For the past 14 years, James has taught 8th grade social studies, the past six here at Eastwood. As a graduate of Purdue University, James has had a passion for educating students and guiding them on and off the field. As an avid historian, he has led numerous trips of students to our nation's capital. Additionally, James has spent a number of seasons coaching a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, track, and football.

When not at Eastwood, you can find James spending time with his wife of 13 years, Kelly and their two sons, Carter (age 6) and Marshall (age 2).

Meet Kiel Atkinson - District Assistant Middle School Athletic Director

Kiel Atkinson comes to Washington Township from Heritage Christian Schools where he worked for eight years. Kiel was the middle school athletic director at Heritage for close to four years. Before taking the position as the middle school athletic director, he taught physical education and health at Heritage for four years. He was the strength and conditioning coach for all athletes at Heritage during his first four years there.

Kiel graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in K-12 Physical/Health Education. During his time at IWU he also was a four-time letter winner on the baseball team and also 2-time all-conference pitcher. Also, while at IWU he was a student manager for the girls’ basketball team for 3 years.

During this time he met his wife of seven years, Stephanie. They have a two year old son named Maddux. During his free time Kiel enjoys spending time with his family, attending church, and playing as many rounds of golf as possible in the summer without upsetting his wife.

Meet John Feeney - Fall Athletic Supervisor

John Feeney teaches 6th-8th grade Computer Technology classes sense he arrived to Eastwood Middle School in 2008. Prior to Eastwood John has spent time working in Greenfield School District, Hamilton Southeastern School District, and Lawrence Township schools. Before taking the position as co-athletic supervisor he spent 5 years coaching girls volleyball at Eastwood.

John graduated from Indiana University with a B.S in Secondary Education in 2005 and completed his Masters in Curriculum and Educational Technology in 2010. During his time at Indiana University he play on the Men's Club Volleyball team throughout his four years.

John has been married for 5 years to his wife, Shelley, who teaches in Hamilton Southeastern School District. They have two daughters Ainsley (3) and Harper (1). During his free time John enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending Indiana University basketball games, and playing sports.

Meet Kyle Huerkamp - Spring Athletic Supervisor

Kyle Huerkamp joined Eastwood Middle School two years ago after teaching at Northview Middle School. Kyle is the science department chair and recently earned his second Master's Degree from Butler University. His family includes a wife of 10 years, Aja, who is also a teacher in Washington Township and three great kiddos, David, Zane and Charlotte. When not in school, he loves spending time with family, volunteering, working outside and is constantly trying to improve his golf game (which is horrible).

Eastwood Middle School

Building Prinicpal - Nathan Day

Assistant Principal - Natasha Mikus

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - James Tutin

The mission of Eastwood Middle School is to develop life-long learners and globally-minded citizens by fostering the academic, creative, and social skills needed to achieve excellence in a multi-cultural environment.