East Central

eNewsletter April 2022

Notes from the Principal

The last few weeks have felt so much more like normal. Covid seems to be behind us in Indiana and around the nation. We are thankful for Dr. Jackson's efforts, Dr. Eliason's willingness to trust the data, our teacher's flexibility, our student's resilience, and the community trust and support felt throughout.

Our spring accountability exams, SATs, went well finishing well above state averages in both Math and ELA with only a handful of students with make-ups in April. Even through the pandemic, our students and teachers clearly kept education and rigor as a focus. We are planning a special day for all junior testers in the coming weeks for their efforts. Additionally, our 3rd quarter Honor Rolls are in, and I'm proud to announce that 31% of our current students earned all As and 52% earned all As and Bs.

In Athletics, spring sports are underway with track completing the indoor season over the break having multiple athletes advancing to the indoor state meet. Upon our return from spring break, all spring sports are now into their seasons. We're looking forward to some great successes again this spring. The new facilities coupled with our continuing success make these events even more exciting. Please visit out athletics' website to game dates and information. https://ectrojansathletics.com/

In the arts, "Legally Blonde" was a hit with amazing performances by all. ISSMA circuits continue with large group ensembles this month. And, Winter Percussion has had an amazing season currently ranked 1st in the state and the nation in their respective class winning the IPA State Championship this past weekend. EC Dance has had an amazing competitive season so far hosting their state competition over the break as well.

EC and our surrounding communities remain steadfast in our support of Cpl Kelsee Lainhart, a 2019 graduate and one of the service members severely injured in the blast at Kabul airport this fall. She continues her journey toward recovery. Please continue your support with positive thoughts and prayers. Again, thank you to Kelsee for her service and sacrifice.


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


Tom Black

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Students of the Month

Peyton Hoog

East Central High School would like to recognize senior student Peyton Hoog as Student of the Month! Peyton is the son of Marty and Becky Hoog. Peyton has maintained an impressive 4.083 during his 4 years of high school.

Peyton is a member of the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Varsity Golf Team, Senior Scholarship Committee, and the ECHS Trojan Exchange in which he exemplifies his leadership skills working with others. Peyton has received the Provost Scholarship for Indiana University, Kelley School of Business as a direct admit.

Peyton is a member of the Altar Boyz at All Saints and volunteers as a groundskeeper at Saint Joseph’s. In his free time you will find him golfing, lifting weights, playing cards, biking or taking pictures! He would like to thank his dad for the person he is today. He stated, “my dad put amazing effort into making me the man I am today. He has taught me to be patient, forgiving, and humble in all things that I do.” Peyton’s advice for underclassmen is to “talk to people, be the first one to break the ice and don’t be afraid to play a sport or get involved in a club. Also, do not procrastinate!”

Janie Robbins

East Central High School is proud to announce Janie Robbins as Student of the Month! Janie is a senior at ECHS and is the daughter of Jennifer and Stephen Robbins. She is the ECHS Dance Team Captain, Student Council President, and a member of National Honor Society, Senior Scholarship Committee and the ECHS Student Ambassadors.

Janie is a student administrative assistant in the front office at ECHS. Assistant Principal, Mrs. Jamie Rosfeld stated that “Janie has the most contagious smile and is always a joy to be around! She takes her work seriously and is always willing to lend a helping hand.” Janie tutors her peers at the high school and makes time to help younger students at ECMS. When not serving others you can find Janie working out or running.

Janie plans to enlist into the Army Reserves and become a behavioral health specialist. She then would like to complete her education at Indiana University and pursue a degree in Psychology. Her end goal is to help our military and their families with PTSD. She would like to thank her parents and all of her siblings for their guidance and support. She has always admired them and they have been instrumental to who she is today. Janie would like to encourage younger students to get involved in as much as they can.The opportunities at ECHS are endless and it is up to you to make the most of them!

School Breakfast and Lunch Update from Sunman Dearborn School Corporation

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is pleased to announce that the USDA has extended the nationwide waiver due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic allowing ALL students regardless of
socioeconomic status, to receive FREE meals at school. According to the USDA, this program will continue through the 2021-22 school year.

Notes from Mrs. Rosfeld; Curriculum

Grading Period 3

Final quarter 3 grades may be viewed on the parent portal. There a 8 weeks remaining in Semester 2, students are encouraged to finish strong!

Grading Period 4
March 28 - May 26
**Final Exams are May 24-26**

Academic Honors Night

The 2021-22 Academic Honors Program will be held on April 13 at 6:30pm. Students being honored will receive their invitation the first week of April.

AP Exams
May 2 - May 13

Selective Service
U.S. federal law requires all men to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of turning 18. To learn more about this requirement, click here.

FREE College Courses!

Ivy Tech Community College is proud to partner with the State of Indiana to announce Crossing the Finish Line 2.0! Students who are within 15 credit hours of earning an credential are eligible to take free courses this summer. Last year over 100 East Central High School students took advantage of this program to take free classes with Ivy Tech to earn a post-secondary credential or College Core completion. Our College Connection Coach, Mrs. Karle will be be meeting with qualified students during the month of April to get them signed up for summer courses.

Indiana College Core

Check out this NEW short informational video that explains the Indiana College Core and the benefits of it! We are proud to announce that we offer the complete College Core curriculum at East Central! Also, be sure not to miss testimonials from an ECHS parent and student in the Learn More Guide!

Khan Academy & Schoolhouse.world
The Indiana Department of Education announced a new partnership with Schoolhouse.world to support students in grades 8-12 with free tutoring for SAT preparation, math courses and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
In addition to resources through Schoolhouse.world, Khan Academy and College Board offer free SAT practice resources. This free resource comes as all Indiana high school juniors prepare to take the SAT this spring. Students can visit Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy – a personalized online program that helps students practice for the SAT with thousands of sample questions, instant feedback, video lessons and full-length practice tests. Nationwide, more than 10 million students have signed up for free SAT practice through Khan Academy. To learn more about these learning resources, and to sign up for a tutoring session, visit www.schoolhouse.world or www.khanacademy.org.

National Honor Society Peer Tutoring

Every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4pm in Room #114 (Mrs. Ketcham’s Room).

Extended School Day Program - FREE Tutoring with a licensed teacher!

Students are invited to participate in a free, extended school day program at East Central High School. Tutoring is available with licensed Math & English teachers for one hour beyond the regular school day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in having your student attend, please contact Mrs. Rosfeld, Mrs. Donohue or Mrs.Ketcham.

SAT & ACT Information
ACT Local Test Dates

SAT Local Test Dates

Don't forget to check out the Admissions webpage of any college you are interested in attending. You can find a "Freshman Profile" that will give you more information about the GPA, academic rigor, community service, and test scores required for admission.

You can click on the following links to learn more about taking the ACT/SAT:
ACT Information

When should I take the SAT?

Indiana CTE Career Guide Now Available Online

The Indiana Office of Career Technical Education (CTE) and the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet are excited to announce that the Indiana CTE Career Guide is now available online. The Career Guide provides valuable information about Indiana CTE including sections on the benefits of CTE, Work-Based Learning, Graduation Pathways, Next Level Programs of Study, and Career Clusters.

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. Please contact Mrs. Osman, 812-576-4811 ext. 11302, for additional information.


Mrs. Rosfeld


Notes from Guidance

Scheduling process for the 2022-2023 school year will begin in December.

  • The target date to release 2022-23 schedules to students is in April. Last day to change schedules for 2022-23 will be May 26th.

April 6th at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center is the National Honor Society program for Senior recognition and Junior induction. Juniors who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited and inducted into the National Honor Society. Invitations will be sent to students that qualify.

ECHS College and Career Fair will be held in the Cafeteria on April 19th from 6-8pm. Representatives from colleges and local employers will be available to speak with students that wish to gather more information about colleges and seniors that may be looking for employment opportunities after graduation. Please plan to attend this annual event that will begin this year and grow with each coming year.

Key items per grade:


Remember, the FAFSA is now open until 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.

Counselors are available to assist students with college questions and appeal processes for admission if needed. In the month of May, counselors will share with seniors how to send final transcripts from East Central, Ivy Tech, and IU to their selected college. We will also gather information for plans after graduation and scholarships that they have been selected for so we can recognize them.

Senior Scholarship Awards Program will take place on May 11th 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.


The ASVAB test will be offered for students who may need it on April 6th. Students who need a pathway will be selected to test by their guidance counselor. If a student would like to test and they were not selected, have them contact their counselor and they will be added if there is room on the list.


Students interested in the Southeastern Career Center need to complete the enrollment form found HERE. This form has been posted in the English Google Classroom as well as emailed to students. View this Presentation to see what SCC has to offer especially for those who need an alternative option for Graduation Pathways. This Info Sheet has valuable information on SCC as well.

Sophomores and Freshman:

Scheduling will be completed by the end of January for the following year with changes accepted until the end of the year. Students should be focusing on grades and career/college exploration. Once sophomore PSAT scores are received, results will be reviewed in the classroom along with additional supports for SAT/ACT test prep.

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.

Rhonda Murdock

Director of Guidance


Ivy Tech College Connection Coach

For students working on achieving the Indiana College Core and needing to pick up courses, Ivy Tech has three eight-week sessions left throughout the year. These are online, virtual, in-person, or blended classes; students choose whatever works best. As an East Central High School student, there is a full scholarship for these courses, and books are free through the spring sessions.

Here are the upcoming sessions:

March 23-May 17

June 6-July 30 (Yes, you can still earn your ICC with summer courses)!

Contact Wendi Karle for more information. wkarle@sunmandearborn.k12.in.is.

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 Room#114

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

Students in Horticultural Science and Landscape Management toured large commercial production operations. On Wednesday March 23 during spring break, Landscape Management students tour Natorp's in Mason, Ohio. Students were able to see how a large scale nursery operates to propagate plants, how they pot them into containers, and how plants are grown and maintained. Students also visited their retail outlet.

Horticultural Science students toured Krueger-Maddux Greenhouses in Sunman, Indiana on Wednesday March 30. Krueger-Maddux has been in the Sunman area for over 30 years, and they have nearly 10 acres of plants grown under cover in their greenhouses and outdoor hoop houses. They are a major supplier of plant material to garden centers, retailers as well as one of the major suppliers of plant material to Kroger stores in the tri-state. Students learned how plants were produced including heating and cooling of the greenhouses, irrigation, fertilization as well as pest management and marketing of horticultural crops.

At both locations students had the opportunity to talk with East Central Graduates. Lauren Altum, a recent EC and Purdue University graduate in Horticulture works at Krueger Maddux, and Samantha Ascherman, another EC graduate and Purdue University Horticulture graduate works at Natorp's.

After both tours students realized that there are a great number of career opportunities in the horticulture industry.


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

The Trojan Exchange is gearing up for their Spring Sale! The school spirit store run by business management students is offering various types of East Central merchandise. All profits from Trojan Exchange go towards scholarships for seniors in business classes.

This year, Trojan Exchange has a goal of providing $8,000 or more worth of scholarships. Their Spring Pre-Order Sale, which is running now through March 13, not only features East Central apparel but also includes apparel for Sunman Tigers, North Dearborn Vikings, and Bright Panthers. All orders are expected to be in by mid-to-late April.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recognizes students and educators for their accomplishments and goals in computing and technology. We just were notified this week that for the second year in a row, Emma Green has received the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). And, congratulations to Mary Blankman for advancing to Nationals after competing in the Business Professionals of America State Competition.

For more information and to shop the Spring Pre-Order Sale, visit Trojan Exchange | East Central High School.


In Principles of Engineering students built bridges to scale that were designed on West Point Bridge Building Software. In teams of two students designed a bridge that could hold the most weight but cost the least amount to build. The winning teams this year in period 2 were Doll/Doll for most weight held, Beard/Moses for cheapest bridge. The winning teams this year in period 5, for most weight held was Weber/Noel and cheapest bridge was Seig/Seal. Both classes had a lot of fun with this project.


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

As we approach the end of the school year, students in English classes are looking at the finish line. In English 9, students are studying the hero’s journey while reading The Odyssey. In English 10, students are studying fairy tales through different literary lenses. In English 11, students are studying the Tulsa Race Riots and reading Dreamland Burning. In English 12, students are immersing themselves in the world of “Big Brother” as they read 1984. AP Literature students are preparing for the exam which will take place on May 4th. Finally, this past month, students in Honors English 12 and AP Literature were able to take their first field trip in the past two years. They enjoyed watching Hamlet at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

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Brenda Osman bosman@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Intro to Culinary

During March students learned about the basics of Nutrition including MyPlate and reading a Nutrition Facts Label to make healthy food choices. Students made 2 healthy snacks including Smoothie Bowls and Energy Bites, which are a great snack to make ahead and grab and go in the morning for school. Students also learned all about reading a Nutrition Facts Label and they made their own Nutrition Facts Label for a Calzone. They then made their own Calzone in the culinary lab. Starting in April students will begin learning about various cooking methods and applying that information to their food labs.

ProStart 1 & 2

The advanced culinary arts ProStart students finished up March by completing their ServSafe Certification Training. ServSafe is a food safety training course from the National Restaurant Association. This is a nationally recognized certification for restaurant and foodservice professionals. 6 East Central ProStart students earned this certification.

In ProStart 1 we are now learning about Foodservice Equipment in the Restaurant. Students toured the EC Cafeteria and got to learn about the Foodservice Equipment and how it is used. Throughout semester 2 students in ProStart 1 will be learning about Basic Food Theory and Skills needed to be successful in the Foodservice Industry.

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Students in Introduction to Fashion and Textiles began their next sewing projects. Most students are making sundresses or sweatshirts. The students making sweatshirts are learning how to sew with knits. The students working on sundresses are learning a variety of techniques including making straps, band and gathering a skirt. We will share photos of finished projects on social media and in the May Newsletter.

Advanced Child Development

The students in Advanced Child Development will be operating a Playschool for 3 to 5 year old children during the month of April on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have 18 students signed up for our playschool. This experience will allow the high school students to practice skills used to teach preschool. They have 4 thematic weeks planned including Safari/Zoo, Easter, Farm, and Beach/Ocean. The high school students are so excited to have this opportunity to teach preschool age students from our community.

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At the FCCLA Indiana State Leadership Conference in Muncie, IN Tate Hutzel participated in the Baking and Pastry Competition. Tate had to complete 3 recipes and decorate a cake in a limited amount of time. Tate competed against many other culinary students in the state of Indiana. Tate did an excellent job and earned a Silver Medal at competition!! Way to go Tate!

Sixty-three members of the East Central Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the 2022 State Leadership Conference March 6-8 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.

The conference was led by ten FCCLA State Officers from across the state. East Central High School Senior Paige Lyness served as 2021-2022 State President and led the general sessions throughout the conference. Also East Central High School Seniors, Lara Moster served as Vice President of Development and Olivia Stenger served as Vice President of Programs and led various sessions throughout the conference. The theme for the conference was “Discover Us'' where students experienced a dynamic motivational speaker, Nathan Harmon.

In addition to attending the conference, members of the East Central High School Events. Please see the list. The national qualifiers may compete in San Diego, California in July.

Several students competed in Indiana FCCLA State Projects and received the following awards. In the Beyond the Basics Event, Caleb Emley and Tommy Sillis received the Gold Medal. In the Early Childhood Learning Pac Event, Addisyn Evans and Aislyn Ankenman received a Gold Medal. Natalie Kirchgassner, Tahlia Dick, Lexie Fey received a Gold Medal in the ECO Project. Lara Moster and Olivia Stenger received a silver medal in the SMILE (Sharing Moments in the Lives of the Elderly). Mak Kelley, Jocelyn Inderhees, Kate Dudley, and Haylee Frazier received a Silver Medal in the FCCLA in Action event. Karly Scholl, Maycey Lewis, Josie Volpenhein, Paige Lyness, Sophie Allen, Jocelyn Inderhees and Alexandra Seubert received a gold medal in the FCCLA in Action event.

National FCCLA First Vice President, Maria Deddens, presented several workshops on leadership during the conference. FCCLA members throughout the state enjoyed and learned a lot about how to build their leadership skills from Maria’s presentations. She also gave greetings on behalf of the National FCCLA Organization during closing session.

Additionally, Nine East Central High School students were honored by receiving the

Ultimate Leader Award. These students received the highest honor in FCCLA by being active

members, showing exceptional leadership, and participating in all FCCLA activities. The

following students received the award: Makenzie Kelley, Katheryn Dudley, Olivia Stenger,

Alexandra Seubert, Jocelyn Inderhees, Josie Ann Volpenhein, Lara Moster, Paige Lyness, and

Haylee Frazier.

Three students from East Central FCCLA have been elected state officers and will serve with 7 other high school students on a team for the 2022-2023 school year representing 4500 members across the state. The following students elected were Makenzie Kelley, Indiana FCCLA 1st Vice-President, Jocelyn Inderhees, Indiana Vice President of Community Service, and Alexandra Seubert, Indiana FCCLA Vice President of State Programs.

The most prestigious award for both the East Central High School chapter received was the Gold Honor Chapter Award. They were 1 of only 11 chapters in the state to receive this award. The chapter also received recognition for participating in the Banner Parade and contributing to the Rose Award and Jeremy Jackson Scholarship Fund. They were also recognized for being inducted in the 30/30 Membership Wall of Fame and the 50/50 Membership Wall of Fame for achieving their membership goals. East Central FCCLA was also recognized as the second largest high school chapter in the state of Indiana with 487 members.

Mr. Tom Black, Principal of East Central High School received the 2022 Outstanding Administrator Award for his unwavering support of the East Central FCCLA Program. Mrs. Michelle Deddens was recognized as an Indiana FCCLA Honorary Membership for her many years of dedication to the Indiana FCCLA Program.

Mrs. Brenda Osman, Miss Ashley McConnell, and Mrs. Josie Bonilla teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, advise the East Central FCCLA chapter. Mrs. Tammy Neltner, teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences, advises the East Central Middle School FCCLA chapter.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders that address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

FCCLA: The Parent/Member Banquet will be held on April 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the East Central High School Cafeteria and PAC Center. Students will be notified if they are receiving an award. All FCCLA members and their families are invited to attend.

The FCCLA Purse Bingo and Raffle Fundraiser will be held this year on May 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the East Central Cafeteria. If you are interested in tickets, please contact an FCCLA Member or Mrs. Brenda Osman for more information at 812-576-4811 ext. 11302 or email at bosman@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us .

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Fine Arts

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

The art department has had many successes with local and national art shows recently. Megan Bauer received a national gold medal for her artwork titled “Tranquility” from Scholastic Art and Writing. . Megan will be receiving her award in New York City at Carnegie Hall on June 9. In addition, Mrs. Gulasy will be receiving a national art education award from Scholastic Art and Writing. There were over 260,000 entries submitted and 300 entries received the national gold medal.

Locally, ECHS art students participated in the Dearborn Highland Arts Council and received

Best of Show and two first place awards in the high school division. Leah Kubitz received Best of Show and was awarded $50. In addition, Xander Gilbertson was awarded 1rst place and awarded $50 for his photography. Emma Williams received first place and was awarded $50 for her ceramics. The Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, is comprised of supporters of the arts, with support from the Columbus Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Youth Art will be on exhibit until the April 22 Reception in the Arts Council Gallery, 331

Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg. A special thank you for Friendship State Bank sponsoring this

event. In other news, the art department is extremely excited to receive a new Epson printer for Digital Photography. This is a professional grade printer capable of printing oversized photography with sharpness and wider contrast. The students have been excited about printing their photography projects! See photos below

Best of Show — Leah Kubitz

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Mardi Gras

On Tuesday, March 1st, French Club students had a Mardi Gras Party complete with Gumbo and King Cake. Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” falls on the Tuesday before Lent, the 40 day-long fasting period that leads up to Easter, and is a day filled with celebration! Many people are familiar with Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, but it is celebrated world-wide often during the “Carnaval” season. French Club students enjoyed themselves at their 4th annual Mardi Gras Party. They learned more about Mardi Gras traditions, made masks, and ate delicious food! Below are some photos from the party. Everyone had an absolute blast! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Bon Mardi Gras!


Ann Bovard - aebovard@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

For March and April, the math department would like to share about our statistics and calculus classes. Rick Moorman teaches our AP Statistics class, and Pam Donohue teaches our non-AP Statistics class. Currently, AP Statistics is learning Chi-Square Tests for Homogeneity, Goodness of Fit, and Independence to determine proper association and distributions. The semester course, non-AP Statistics, is learning measures of central tendency and standard deviation. While regular statistics builds on the basics of analyzing data, our AP course allows students to become more engaged as they explore more difficult relationships of statistics, probability, and reality. As these students become more proficient with their skills, they can better communicate using statistics.

Ann Bovard teaches Calculus AB, another high level math course offered at East Central. Although calculus is taught the same way to all, students are given the opportunity to receive Ivy Tech credit or take the AP test at the end of the year. This week, calculus students are learning to find the area of a region bounded by curves as well as rotating 3D figures and analyzing their cross sections to find their volume. Ann Bovard also teaches Calculus BC: the highest level calculus course offered at East Central. These students took Calculus AB as juniors and can choose to take the course for an Ivy Tech or AP credit. These students are finding the convergence of sequences and series. Most of the BC Calculus students this year have chosen to take the AP Test and are working very hard to review both AB and BC Calculus material.


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

Drama Department

Congratulations to the drama department for their outstanding performances of Legally Blonde. We are proud to announce our summer musical


High School Students May 17 3:00-4:30

Middle School Students May 18 3:00-4:30

All Other Ages 6-10 May 19 3:00-5:00

Prepare 1 minute song and we will give you something to read

Rehearsals start June 13-24 Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00

Performances are Saturday June 25, 12:00 & 7:00

Sunday June 26, 3:00

Any questions contact Kari or Donna kzengerling@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us dtanner@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Choir news

The Choir Department and Trojan Media Productions will be hosting a talent show. We are excited to give this opportunity to the students again.

Winter Percussion

IPA State Champions!

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Mark Foster mfoster@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

Quarter 3 ended with a badminton tournament in Mrs. Beck’s classes. Winning badminton teams were: Maggie Brown and Makalynn Withrow, Riley Renck and Hadley Bridgewaters, Cassidy Wells and Ellie Osborne, Taylor Ellis and Ella Maxwell, Meredith Williams and Emily Klem (pictured below), Izzy Leurck and Alyssa Riehle, Maddie Plagsted and Audrey Blomer, Kailyn Stanley and Jocelyn Lacey. Kara Rowland and Jocelyn Lacey also finished out the cornhole competition with a big win. During a little break in the competition, Emily Newkirk and Danica Nash show off their basketball skills. (pictured below)

Mr. Foster’s classes wrapped up a 3-3 basketball tournament and will be finishing up the cornhole unit. Mr. Sipe’s classes maxed out at the end of the quarter, and will now be transitioning to their final quarter of strength and conditioning.

As Quarter 4 begins and warmer weather approaches, Freshmen PE classes will begin to move outdoors.


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

In Mr. Lambs Chem II classes the students are looking at what factors impact rates of chemical reactions through reactions of hydrochloric acid and calcium carbonate.

In his AP Chemistry classes students are determining what is happening at each electrode in an electrolytic cell through the electrolysis of water into oxygen and hydrogen gas. (Attachments below)

In Mrs. Hoffman's Chemistry courses, students in chemistry I for the month of March completed a series of experiments to relate properties and behaviors of gases. Students graphed and calculated relationships discovered in the lab for pressure, volume, and temperature of a gas. The unit ended with a reaction that produced a gas and was then analyzed under room conditions. In the month of April, students will be looking more in-depth to specific mixtures known as solutions.

In Mr. Maluvac's Biology I classes, the students are being introduced to the fundamental aspects of Ecology and how the organic and inorganic components interact to produce a variety of Ecosystems.

In Biology II we are outlining and diagramming the muscular and nervous systems and discussing how the two systems interact to enhance the physical abilities of organisms.

In Anatomy and Physiology, we are discussing the peripheral nervous system and identifying the basic structural components and their functions.

Social Studies

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

Mr. Owen's classes (American History and European History) are in the middle of their study of World War II and the Cold War. Students are very busy researching and putting together information for their Final Projects.

In Mr. Lewis' IU Intro to American Politics classes, the students are now working on their Political Party Project in which the students create their own political party and run campaigns to get elected in class.


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