Eastwood Athletics

June 2015 Issue

Spring Sports Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, June 9th, 6-7pm

4401 East 62nd Street

Indianapolis, IN

The Spring Sports Awards Ceremony has been RESCHEDULED. Parents and players of Spring Sports at Eastwood are all invited to attend the Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony, where we reflect on the highlights of this past season. Please mark your calendar and join us for light snacks and refreshments. Please use your child's name in the RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


All students trying out for a sport must have a completed physical form turned in to their coach before they can participate in that sport. This includes practices. In addition, Concussion and Cardiac Awareness information must be provided to parents and students and both parent and student must sign an acknowledgement form understanding the risks associated with participation in athletics. For purposes of emergencies, we also ask that you complete the Athletic Medical Information form. Please note that all highlighted areas must be signed before they are considered valid. Blank Physical Packets are available at the front desk. These can also be downloaded here: 2015 Physical and Information Packet.

Fall Sports - Please Read

As we prepare for our fall semester, please mark the dates of upcoming sport dates in your calendar.

Washington Township Schools host a number of athletic teams in the fall season. Incoming 6th graders please note that not all sports are available. Prior to the first day of practice or tryouts, all potential participants must have a valid physical on file with our main office. physicals completed on or after April 1, 2015 are good for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Most students will have to update their physicals. In addition, all students and parents must read and sign the releases pertaining to Concussions and Cardiac Arrest. Full packets are prepared and available at the front desk. Additionally, you can follow this link to download the complete packet to your computer.

Cross Country (6th, 7th, and 8th) -There was a call-out meeting on May 20th and meeting for optional runs in June and July for returning team members. If you were unable to attend, please contact Coach Wallace (cwallace@msdwt.k12.in.us) or Coach Kempf (ekempf@msdwt.k12.in.us). Regular Practices begin on Monday, August 3rd from 4:15 - 5:45.

Boys Soccer (6th, 7th, and 8th) - Practices begin on Monday, August 10th.

Girls Soccer (6th, 7th, and 8th) - Practices begin on Monday, August 10th. Contact Coach Darling with questions (ldarling@msdwt.k12.in.us)

Coed Tennis (6th, 7th, and 8th) - Practices begin on Monday, August 10th. Contact Coach Sprinkle with questions (csprinkle@msdwt.k12.in.us)

Girls Volleyball (7th and 8th ONLY) - There will be open gyms at Eastwood on July 7th, 9th, 13th, and 15th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Practices begin on Monday, August 10th. Contact Coach Wilber (lwilber@msdwt.k12.in.us) or Coach Maguire (almaguire24@yahoo.com) with questions.

Football (7th and 8th ONLY) - Begin conditioning on Monday, July 20th. The dates for equipment fitting are yet to be determined. Contact Coach Ramirez (sramirez@msdwt.k12.in.us) or Coach Snow (csnow@msdwt.k12.in.us) with questions

Cheer Squad (6th, 7th, and 8th) - Tryouts on June 3rd and 4th. Contact Coach Biddings (kellyb06@hotmail.com) with questions.

Eaglettes (6th, 7th, and 8th) - TBD. Contact Coach Gessner (heidi.gessner@ovsco.com) with questions.

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Summer Tennis Program

2015 Summer Indianapolis Community Tennis Program

At North Central, Eastwood and Westlane


Tennis House Hours: M-F 10am-5pm..259-5377

At North Central (Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center, 1805 East 86th Street

Instructional Tennis Classes for Boys and Girls ages 7-14 (D1 & D2)(Weekly: (1) May 26-29; (2) June 1-4; (3) June 8-11; (4) 15-18; (5) June 29-July 2; (6) July 6-9; (7) July 13-16; (8) July 20-23; (9) July 26-29, 2015. One-hour classes offered 9 or 10 are $40.00

Twice-Weekly (summer-long) Ages 7-16. (D3) Mondays and Wednesdays: May 27-July 27 5:30-6:30pm …$120.00

Younger Players at North Central

Ages 3 & 4 Future Champs: 45 minutes weekly (4 days) (B1 &B2) 10-10:45; 12:12:45.

(1) May 26-29; (2) June 1-4; (3) June 8-11; (4) 15-18; (5) June 29-July 2; (6) July 6-9; (7) July 13-16; (8) July 20-23; (9) July 26-29, 2015

Ages 5 & 6: Champs: Weekly (4 days) (C1 &C3): 9:00-9:55 am and 11:00-11:55 am $40

Twice weekly M & W (C4) 5:30-6:30 May 27-July 27: $125

Intermediates at North Central

Two-hour weekly instructional Weekly (4 days) (G13) 9-11 am (2) June 1-4; (3) June 8-11; (4) 15-18; (5) June 29-July 2; (6) July 6-9; (7) July 13-16; (8) July 20-23; (9) July 26-29, 2015 $70/week

Summer-long Junior Summer Wonders Stars (G1) Ages 7-13 Divided by age groups

Competitive ages 7 & 8 red ball; 9 & 10 orange ball; 11 & 13 green-dot

9-11 am Junior Summer Wonders Stars (Mrs. Wynne.lead teacher) $350

Junior Summer Wonders Stars Plus Ages 9-13 9am-1 pm (G4) $540

Daily Team Tennis for ages 10-18. (G-3) 3-5 pm with both instructional and competition occurring. Match play twice weekly. All players on teams. Perfect for student athletes with other morning obligations. $330.

Advanced Players: High Performance Program (Tournament Players)

Dan Brunette, Bryan Smith, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Hazlett, Trevor Cox, Stig Ljunggren, Jami Clark,

Chad Stanley, Jaclyn Baldwin, college players and a complete conditioning and training staff.

Young Super Stars and Stroke Builders: (S3) 7 am–1 pm. May 26-July 30. $1,000

High Performance Champions’ Training: (S4) 9am-3 pm May 26-July 30. $1,000

Student Athlete Tournament Players: (S6) 2-5 pm May 26-July 30, 2015 $ 700

Tennis Camps Offered each week: June 1-August 14, 2015

Day Camp (A1) (8am-5pm) M-F Tennis, swimming, table tennis etc. $250/week

Jr. Day Camp (A2) (9am-3pm) M-Th Tennis, swimming, table tennis etc. $190/week


M&W Evening Adult 6:00-7:30 pm (V1)All levels: Stig Ljunggren, Lead Teacher

May 27-July 29, 2015. $140

T & Th Early Morning (X2) for advanced beginners and intermediates. Steve Wakefield

May 26-July 30, 2015 7:00-8:30 am (Lower Courts) $135

Frank’s Sunday Night Mixed Doubles (X10) 5:30-7:00 pm $10/each Sunday: frank@indyracquet.com

At Eastwood: Seven Mondays: June 1-July 27 (E1) 2-3 pm beginners ages 6-9. $40

Seven Mondays: June 1-July 27, 2015 (E2) 3-4 pm intermediates ages 8-16 $40

At Westlane: Tuesdays & Thursdays May 28-July 30

(W1) Ages 6-9 Beginners and Advanced Beginners 3-4 pm $60.00

(W2) Ages10-16 Intermediates 4-5 pm $60.00

(W3) Ages 7-12 Spanish/English Emergence June 30-July 30

Taught in both languages: All levels 1:30-3 pm $60.00

For additional information, use class numbers (W3) and go to www.tennisprogram.com to Program listed.

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.

Post Here

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

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

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 - June

Please follow our Twitter @EWMSAthletics for the most up to date announcements regarding scheduling changes, cancellations, delays, etc.

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.