eNewsletter October 2022
Notes from the Principal
It's been a phenomenal fall thus far from academics to the arts to fall sports. In the arts, EC Marching Trojans qualified for the State Competition for the second year in a row. Choir hosted an amazing show at the start of October with talented singing and dance numbers, and we're definitely excited about the upcoming play, Peter Pan, the firs weekend in November.
In athletics, teams have entered the IHSAA post season with Golf advancing to regional and Rowan Pies coming a stroke away from qualifying for State. Both boys and girls soccer teams took home some hardware again this year winning sectionals and advancing to this week's regionals. Cross country had both the individual winner and team champion at last weekend's sectional. EC football moved to 3rd with an impressive win last Friday and will host Roncalli this Friday followed by Edgewood in the opening round of sectional next Friday. It has been a great fall sports season and the successes look to into continue into November.
Finally, I remain so very proud of the students and staff here for their efforts beyond the classrooms, fields, and auditoriums. Their willingness to support those in need continues to shine through. The week before fall break student-organizations: AOK, StuCo, FCA, and Trojan Exchange came together for hurricane Ian relief collecting over 3000 items and 75 cases of water in addition to tee-shirt sales whereby all proceeds will be donated through Matthew 25 Ministries. These kinds of efforts are what make EC and our community such a great place to be.
Fall Break - October 10-14
Jostens - October 20
PSAT - October 25
“No leader is worth his salt who won’t set up the chairs.” Peter Drucker
Students of the Month
East Central High School is proud to announce Ms. Gracey Lynch as “Student of the Month!” Gracey, daughter of Ryan and Meghan Lynch is a senior at ECHS and has an impressive 4.051 GPA. She is recipient of the Academic Honors Jacket and received national recognition for her achievement on the PSAT exam, honoring National Rural & Small Town examinees. She is a worship team member at LifeSpring Community Christian where she plays the piano and sings.
While attending ECHS, Gracey has taken full advantage of the Ivy Tech dual credit and dual enrollment program. Ivy Tech College Connection Coach, Mrs. Karle stated, “Gracey will complete all the requirements for an Associate Degree of General Studies by December 2022 and transfer directly to NKU to complete her Bachelor of Arts of Elementary Education. She is an incredible young lady with the determination to complete her goals to become an engaging and caring educator.” She hopes to teach first grade for Cincinnati Public Schools and go back to school to get her Masters Degree.
One may find Gracey at the Coffee Pedlar with her friends or doing homework. She also enjoys exploring new places, hiking and finding hidden gems. Gracey thanks God and her parents for who she is today, stating “God is my firm foundation who has guided me through all the seasons of life that teenagers experience. I am so incredibly thankful to have a relationship with Him and it is my most prized possession. My parents have encouraged me academically since I was in kindergarten. They have always known that I was capable of great things, and have motivated me to work my hardest at everything I do. I am so thankful to have their support!”
Gracey’s advice to younger students is, “Take advantage of the opportunities you are given in high school, especially the college credit! EC has so many amazing programs that have helped me excel in my academic career now and prepare me for college and my future as well.”
Senior Nathan Smith certainly deserves to be “Student of the Month” at East Central High School! Nathan is the son of Samantha Smith. He is a proud team member of the Trojan Cafe that serves weekly beverages and snacks to ECHS and Sunman Dearborn Corporation staff. Mrs. Murdock, ECHS Guidance Counselor stated, “Nathan has grown into a young man that has been an asset to our student body. His warm demeanor and genuine care for others is endearing. He is a student that takes time in the hallway to greet others and brings a smile to your face. He demonstrates how to be in the moment and cherish what is around us. Nathan has the personal qualities that will lead to his success in the job of his choice. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him.”
Nathan enjoys working with computers, gaming and helping his friends. He attends the Southeastern Career Center where he finds joy in the Facility Maintenance Program. His program instructor, Mr. Vonhoene has nothing but wonderful things to say about Nathan. “He is a prideful student that has really excelled at the Career Center. Nathan continuously goes out of his way to assist other students without being asked no matter what the situation is. He has so many amazing attributes that it's nearly impossible to list them all in one paragraph; absolutely First-Class. Nathan's super positive attitude is contagious which makes everyone around him better!! I am completely honored and blessed to be Nathan's instructor!! Nathan is the definition of a true CHAMPION!!” Nathan would like to thank his teachers for always being polite and helpful and his advice for other students is to “always try your best!”
Notes from Mrs. Rosfeld; Curriculum
The cafeteria staff reports that students use over 15 gallons of ketchup per week!
The custodial staff reports over 480 rolls of toilet paper are used each week at ECHS!
The first quarter ended on October 7. The second quarter begins when students return from Fall Break on October 17. Please take time to check your child’s final first quarter grades in your Parent Portal account as ECHS does not print and mail home report cards. Semester grades are calculated by:
Q1 = 42.5%
Q2 = 42.5%
Final Exam = 15%
*Final Exams will be held December 16, 19 & 20
Advanced Placement Exam Registration
Students have registered for their AP exams in their classes. The state will cover the costs for Math, Science, Computer Science and ELA exams. All other exams are $97 and due by November 1, 2022 (Checks payable to East Central High School). Please give the payment to Mrs. Colegate in the front office.
Student Fees & Registration
Parents, please check PowerSchool for fees updates. All outstanding fees for East Central High School have been entered into PowerSchool to include the 2022-2023 Technology Fee and Chromebook Protection Plan. The Sunman-Dearborn Foundation Endowment Gift keeps book bills to $25 for the Technology Fee or $50 if you elected to purchase the Chromebook Protection Plan. Now also posted to PowerSchool are any outstanding fees for 2021-2022 including Missing Textbooks and Chromebook Damage. If you paid the 2022-2023 fees your PowerSchool account should have a zero balance. If your account shows a balance due there may be an outstanding amount from the 2021-2022 school year. If you have an outstanding balance you should have received an email with the amount due. If you have not registered your child yet, please do so as soon as possible https://powerschool.sunmandearborn.k12.in.us/public/home.html If you should have any questions, please contact Mr. Swinney, Assistant Principal.
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.
Dual Credit Information for Parents and Students
Did you know ECHS has over 50 courses that students can earn college credit in. Last year East Central High School students earned over $1,000,000 in college credit from Ivy Tech and Indiana University. Students and families can save the cost of an entire year of college by completing this Indiana College Core (formerly known as the STGEC) checklist right here at ECHS. For fast facts of the Indiana College Core click here or contact your child’s guidance counselor.
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!
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.
About Next Level Jobs
Next Level Jobs provides free training for Hoosiers and reimbursements for Indiana employers for training employees in high-demand fields. Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda to continue the positive momentum of our state. Under his leadership, with support from the General Assembly, Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and in-demand, high-paying jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward.
To apply for the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, individuals can go to www.NextLevelJobs.org and complete a quick survey that gathers information about their needs and interests. Once submitted, individuals are contacted by an education or training provider within their desired program. This direct and individualized outreach ensures that people are connected to the best programs and resources to suit their unique needs.
Notes from Guidance
The start of the school year has been a whirlwind of activity for the Guidance Department. We have been working diligently with each grade level and new enrollments to ensure that students are set up for a successful academic year. The ECHS Guidance Department is staffed by three counselors who cover students assigned by the following alphabet:
Mr. Brad Wynn: A-G
Mrs. Lisa Tupper: H-O
Mrs. Murdock: P-Z
Key items per grade:
The school year is quickly progressing and classes are continuing to work on specific items of completion. Listed below is an overview of tasks that each grade should be focused on completing.
Seniors: ECHS will be holding our Financial Aid Night on October 19th from 6:30- 8:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center. We will have our representative from INvested who will do an overview on how to complete the parent and student sections of the FAFSA for the class of 2023. We highly encourage all parents and seniors to attend. If you can not attend the presentation, it will be live streamed on trojanmediaproductions.com and available to view at a later date if needed.
Seniors are also allowed to have two college visit days to explore or finalize colleges of choice. Fall break also serves as a great opportunity to visit colleges that are still in session without missing classes at ECHS. Several college representatives have met with seniors who have voiced interest and more are scheduled to arrive.
Seniors who are undecided about what to study after high school are encouraged to connect with Ivy Tech Community College’s Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP). This program helps high school graduates earn an associate degree in just 11 months and prepares them to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree. Contact Wendi Karle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The PSAT (10/25) and ASVAB (9/21) tests will be available to the Juniors during the school day. The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT and qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. The ASVAB test option is a qualifier for students who need to meet the Graduation Pathway option for graduation. Counselors will discuss these options with the Juniors.
SAT School Day: New required test for all juniors in the state of Indiana is the SAT that will be given during the school day on March 1, 2023. This test is free and used by the state for school accountability. The benefit of the test is that students will be able to use this score report for college applications. More information will be provided as the March date approaches.
Sophomore and Freshman: These students should focus on their grades to build a strong transcript which will enable the most opportunities to them. Sophomores will take the PSAT on October 25th during the school year.
November 22nd the Southeastern Career Center will hold a presentation for all sophomores to review programs available to them for their junior and senior years. The website to review prior to this presentation is https://www.sccusa.org/. Sophomores will also be invited to attend a field trip to the Career Center on December 8th.
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.
Director of Guidance
IVY TECH NEWS
Ivy Tech College Connection Coach
For students working on achieving the Indiana College Core and needing to pick up courses, Ivy Tech has multiple eight-week sessions throughout the school year. These are online, virtual, in-person, or blended classes; students choose whatever works best. As an East Central High School student, there is potentially a full scholarship for these courses, and books are potentially free.
Contact Wendi Karle for more information. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEED HOMEWORK HELP?
**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).
EC FFA Soils Teams Compete
Twenty two members of the East Central FFA Chapter competed in the Area 1 Soils Evaluation Career Development Event on Tuesday, September 20th in Charlestown, Indiana. Sixteen teams from southeastern Indiana participated in the event. Teams had to use knowledge of soils to evaluate the physical characteristics of a total of four sites. Two sites were evaluated on their agricultural capabilities and the other two were evaluated on their ability to be used as a site for residential home.
East Central’s top high school team placed 4th. This team consisted of Bradley Kolb, Lewis Darringer, Lloyd Darringer and Riley Shumate. Other high school FFA members competing included; Beckett Knue, Mack Eckstein, Hank Timon, Jasmin Keith, Kylee Starost, Julie Rider, Wyatt Smith, Breyen Roberts, Jake Lutz and Isaac Hartman.
East Central’s top middle school team placed 2nd. Team members included Savannah Weber, Noah Lewis and Landon Smith. Other middle school members competing included Conner Bolinger, Avery Bittner and Jena Weiler and Nate Boehringer.
EC FFA Competes in State Horticulture CDE
Twelve members of the East Central FFA Chapter competed in the Indiana 4-H/FFA State Horticulture Career Development Event on Saturday October 1 at Purdue University. Over 200 individuals participated in the event.
Each FFA member engaged in several components to complete the event. Events included a plant identification practicum where they had to identify ornamental trees and shrubs, flowering and indoor plants, fruits, and vegetables. They also completed a general knowledge exam and a plant quality grading practicum where they ranked specimens in a class from best to worst.
East Central’s top senior team, the East Central Roses placed 9th out of 38 teams. The team consisted of Jasmin Keith, Kylee Starost, Bryson Dossenback and Lydia Kidd. The East Central Tulips placed 10th. This team included Lewis Darringer, Julie Rider, Kody Schilling and Josilyn Tidwell. Lewis Darringer was the top senior individual for EC placing 27th overall out of 153 contestants in the division.
East Central’s junior team consisted of middle school FFA members. This team placed 2nd overall out of 10 teams. This team included Conner Bolinger, Michael Bolinger, Cambryn Botts and Emma Guck. Conner Bolinger placed 2nd overall out of 47 contestants in the junior division.
Updates from the Trojan Exchange
The Trojan Exchange has had a successful last couple months. From the sales of Lawrenceburg student section, Harrison football game, and Homecoming shirts to working with Dr. Jackson to produce the staff appreciation website, the Trojan Exchange is on track to accomplish great things this school year.
We have a variety of leadership roles from officers and managers to store workers. Our officers this year are as follows: Mason Schutte - CEO, Olivia Lehman - Marketing Officer, Paige Makrancy - Technology Officer, Sam Bond - Finance Officer, and Andrew Deddens - Operations Officer. Students in the Trojan Exchange get hands-on business experience to learn management, design, communication, leadership, and basic business skills.
This year we have introduced six new items to our collection, and expect to add even more in the future. We also hosted our 1st Annual Spike-ball Tournament at school where we had much success. Teams participated in the tournament resulting in the winning team receiving $200, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50 in Amazon gift cards.
We are currently working on planning our annual winter preorder sale that will start on October 24 where customers can have a variety of clothing and design options to purchase.
We are also excited to be partnering with EC’s student council for relief for victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida. We are selling t-shirts where 100% of the profits will be sent to Florida to help victims of the hurricane.
We are still focusing on meeting our goal of more community involvement and understanding of what the Trojan Exchange is. So far this year, we have already met our goal of profiting $10,000 by Christmas and are on track to well surpass our goal of giving away $20,000 in scholarships this year to selected business seniors.
ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY
In manufacturing class the students learned how to sharpen and use chisels and traditional woodworking hand tools. They learned about laminating small pieces of wood together to make large items. With all these tools and laminating techniques the students made a friction fit, tapered handle, hardwood Joiners Mallet. The Mallet is primarily used with chisels to create wood joints and other joinery.
Students in Principles of Engineering are seen here working on their Team Collaboration Rube Goldberg Device. Each team of two students had to individually create a Rube Goldberg Device that had to complete 3 challenges or tasks with at least 5 mechanisms. A mechanism consists of at least two parts, simple machine and power train, or any combination of the two. After the individual group project was finished and graded. They were challenged a step further to create a larger Device using all of their individual projects. They had to marry all of their devices together and start it with a single human interaction to complete all 18 tasks, 115 changes in direction, and a single output goal of putting out a candle.
When the mornings are crisp and the leaves are changing to colorful gold, scarlet, and orange, Fall has arrived and with it, the end of the first nine-week grading period. Let’s look back at some of the highlights from Quarter 1.
English 9 studied some classic short stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” to Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” as well as Steinbeck’s Of Mice & Men. Having learned about plot structure, theme, and irony, our freshmen class is ready to enjoy George Orwell’ s literary classic, Animal Farm.
English 10 began the year learning about the importance of persuasive techniques while reading Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. With a little bit of background on ethos, pathos, and logos, our sophomore class is ready to start argumentative writing and debates.
English 11 is working hard to prepare for the PSAT at the end of October, using Membean and No Red Ink. Quarter 1 ended with the study of the Salem Witch Trials through the lens of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Our juniors are ready to start reading U.S. historical documents before moving into literature from the Civil War era.
English 12 began the year at the very beginning of British Literature, Beowulf. While learning about Anglo-Saxon traditions, our seniors performed boasts and enjoyed a mead hall storytelling experience. They concluded the unit with the 3rd annual Beowulf Olympics. In addition to reading about epic battles, students have been preparing for their own epic journey: college applications. Having written their admissions essays, they are in the final phases of completing the Common Application. We can’t wait to see where they end up after graduation!
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Intro to Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Students in Intro to Culinary Arts have been busy reviewing kitchen measuring skills and equivalents. We are also learning culinary terminology and practicing different cooking methods. We are demonstrating these cooking methods as well as practicing proper measuring skills during labs like Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.
Advanced Nutrition and Wellness
Students in Advanced Nutrition and Wellness are learning about ways to keep food safe and practicing keeping people safe in the kitchen. We have explored different foodborne illnesses and the contaminants that cause them. We learned how to combat these contaminants when preparing, storing, and serving food. We practiced these skills by making Taco Salad. We also reviewed ways to keep people safe in the kitchen, like how to properly sharpen and use a knife. We practiced our knife skills by making Mini Fruit Pizzas.
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Congratulations to Leah Kubitz for receiving “Best of Show” in the high school art competition at the Versailles Pumpkin Festival. In addition to receiving “Best of Show”, her drawing received the “People's Choice Award” and the Tri-Kappa Award. Tri Kappa, the local sorority chapter, in Versailles, Indiana hosts this event and votes as well. Leah Kubitz received a total of $200 in prize money. Other winners from East Central were Madge Flowers and she received 1rst and 2nd place in “Portrait Drawing” and Grace Roark received 2nd place in the “Photography Division”.
Students have been really busy finishing up projects and closing out the first nine weeks. In Mrs. Gulasy’s Ceramic class, students were using basic and advanced hand-building techniques to create a sculptural container with a fitted lid. Students formed two pinch pots together to make a large container with a fitted lid. This process was the basic shape for the container. Additive and subtractive methods were used to sculpt their container with a fitted lid. Students were really happy with the final outcome!
In Ms. Mueller’s jewelry class, Students created their own beads from paper and clay. They began forming paper beads by cutting small thin strips of magazine pages (often in a long skinny isosceles shape) and wrapping them around a toothpick. Doing this ensured uniform size, and created a hole to string them. Their paper beads were reinforced by applying either gloss or holographic mod podge. To create clay beads they learned about the various shapes they could make such as round, square, oblong, and bicone. Small dainty beads were preferred but pendants and novelty shapes or characters were also made as freedom of creativity was encouraged. The clay beads needed to dry slowly before going through their first Kiln firing. After this they were able to apply glaze before a second kiln firing which produced either a matte or glossy and sometimes speckled appearance. To finish the project they combined their handmade paper and clay beads to create mixed media jewelry pieces.
In Spanish III, we are reviewing how to tell stories in the past. We are creating illustrated children’s books in Spanish. I am always amazed at how talented and creative these students are.
Our Calculus students are working hard learning about derivatives. They are working on understanding the concept of a derivative geometrically, numerically, and analytically. They are interpreting the derivative as a rate of change and beginning to master finding derivatives of all types of functions. Many come in early before school starts to get extra help from Mrs. Bovard or a peer. Honors Geometry students are currently finishing up on angle relationships within parallel lines. The students are mastering Alternate Interior Angles, Corresponding Angles, Consecutive Interior Angles, and Alternate Exterior Angles. Mr. McDaniel believes they have done a great job with problems involving a little algebra and the proofs that go with the concepts.
The choir department presented their Fall concert on Sunday, Oct 2nd. The students did an amazing job.
The drama department is working hard on their production of Peter Pan. The performance dates are Friday. Nov 4th at 7:00p, Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:00p and Sunday, Nov. 6th at 3:00p.
Fall has arrived, and with it some cooler temps. PE classes will begin spending more time inside. Speed and agility, weight lifting, and basketball are just some of the ongoing activities students will get to enjoy.
Health classes are just finishing up the nutrition unit. Students kept personal food diaries, learned how to read nutrition labels, and discussed the importance of healthy eating habits. The Athletic Training classes have been studying the joints of the body using their newly acquired models. They are looking forward to a lot of hands-on learning.
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Heading into the 2nd quarter, the science department has been working hard to engage students in high quality experiments to develop critical thinking skills. Here is just a glimpse of what has been happening this month.
Biomed classes are learning about feedback loops which is a biological occurrence wherein the output of a system amplifies the system or inhibits the system. Students are creating models to demonstrate the positive and negative feedback of those systems.
Chemistry students are learning about formula writing and naming for ionic, binary molecular compounds, and acids. Students also learned how to draw Lewis structures and use these to determine shapes of molecules. Some advanced students applied their skills to some basic organic chemistry.
Chemistry II students are learning organic chemistry nomenclature rules. Students are engaging in activities to help understand the difference between different types of hydrocarbons and functional groups.
AP Chemistry students are working on a variety of gas law simulations and experiments to help students see that a variety of different factors have a role in impacting gas behavior. Students have performed labs on identifying the molar volume of a gas, the molar mass of a gas, and deviations from the ideal gas law.
Physics students have been performing labs on universal acceleration using sonic motion detectors with the intention of using this information to explore projectile motion.
Biology students designed and created maps of plant and animal cells, along with labelling and identifying the structure and function of a variety of different organelles.
Integrated Chemistry/Physics students applied a variety of physics concepts, such as Newton's Laws, force, and work through the application of concepts learned through the Apollo 13 mission
AP Biology students are learning about taxis (the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus) through a lab involving a variety of foods and fruit flies.
Biology II students can be seen working on a heredity lab. The lab covers tracing the inheritance of traits from parent to offspring using a Punnett square and determining the phenotypic and genotypic probability of the offspring.
Anatomy and Physiology students are seen working in a histology lab ( tissue lab). Over the next three weeks of school, they will have to identify 29 tissues or associated cells on-site, be able to list the functions of the tissues, and identify the most common locations in the human body where these tissues are found.
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Mr. Owen's American History class has just finished their unit on the American Revolution, and is beginning to study the era of the New Republic and Jacksonian Democracy. Students are starting to make progress on semester projects, in which they demonstrate Change Over Time through the analysis of self-selected primary source documents.
In European History, we have just finished the era of the Protestant Reformation, and are starting the English Civil War. Students are working on semester research projects that require analysis and comparison of individual years in the post-Medieval period.
In Mr. Lewis' World History class the students participated in a Greek City-State Simulation where they made democratic decisions about their own fictional city-state. Those decisions resulted in participating in games and activities to gain points. Each class is its own city-state and the city-state with the most points after 5 days of activities will win.
Life Skills/Job Skills
"East Central students enjoyed the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields on a beautiful fall day. They enjoyed playing baseball, putt-putt and a picnic lunch. This complex is the model of inclusivity. If you are not already familiar with this facility I encourage you to check it out! - Julie Ernst"
Here is a link to their website - Joe Nuxhall Miracle League
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
Boys Tennis – Max Daniels received exemplary behavior marks at the September Tennis
Sectional hosted at East Central High School. Oldenburg Academy’s coach had this to say about Max. “Max Daniels from East Central played Oldenburg Academy's number 1 singles player and beat him in a good match. Our #1 is a freshman and was upset after he lost and Max stayed with our player at the net after the match and said, "Dude you are a great player and have a long good career ahead of yourself. You're only a freshman, and you took a set off of me. You're in a better position than I was when I was a freshman. Keep working hard out at Riverside (Max had remembered seeing him there before), and you're going to dominate in a year or two." Max did not have to do this, but he stayed and encouraged our player. It was a very mature thing for him to do.”
Football - Josh Ringer of East Central was voted the Mella Window; Carpet Cleaning Player of the Week for Week 6, tallying 2,339 votes (23.79 percent). Football is having a successful
season with 7-1 record and 1st place in the EIAC.
Cheer – The cheerleading squad is still in the running for Warm 98.5 “Football Friday”. They
have the chance to win $1098.50. Online voting will open up soon and they’ll need your help,
so get ready to vote. Warm 98.5 came to our homecoming game and caught up with our squad https://www.facebook.com/warm98/videos/772482854003974
https://www.warm98.com/football-friday/ Members of the squad donated their time to the North Dearborn Food Pantry on September 24, 2022. HUGE thank you to these ECHS Varsity Cheerleaders who got up early on their Saturday morning to volunteer at the North Dearborn North Dearborn Pantry! These girls worked hard and got done a week’s worth of work in 3 hours to help support the community and the amazing volunteers at the pantry!
Boys Soccer – Congratulations to Coach BJ Black on earning his 300+ wins in his coaching career at East Central. The Men’s Soccer team is having a successful season with a 14-2-1 record as of 10/6/2022. Sectional Champions three years in a row!
Girls Soccer – EC Lady Trojans are also having a successful season with a current record of 14-3-1. As of 10/7/2022 they have won the Sectional Championship 2 years in a row!
Volleyball- EC Volleyball is looking for team for their annual Crush’Em Classic. For those
interested in forming a team to attend the tournament on 11/6/22, below is the team
registration form and the waiver form. Please contact the number or email on the
registration form if you have any questions. Registration, money, and waiver forms due by 10/22/22. Forms can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602111007836288
Girls Golf - The Girls Golf team had a tremendous season and placed 4th in the EIAC, 3rd at their Sectional and 5th at their Regional. The team has a lot of talent and we are already looking forward to next year.
Cross Country: The Boys Cross Country Team placed 2nd and the Girls Cross Country Team
placed 1st in the EIAC. The IHSAA Boys and Girls Sectionals will be held on Saturday, October 8th.
Wrestling – Wrestling practice is currently being held on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 and
Thursdays from 3:00 – 5 p.m. in the wrestling room FinalForms - All East Central Athlete’s are required to have an account on FinalForms. New accounts can be set up here: https://search.finalforms.com/ *Our school is listed under, Sunman Dearborn Community Schools
Hall of Fame - The Steering Committee of East Central High School is excited to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2022. The Hall of Fame awards banquet will take place Saturday,
December 9th at 6:00 p.m.. Inductees will attend with their guests for a night filled with
honoring them and their accomplishments. The inductees will be named during the half time
show of the Boys Varsity Basketball game the same evening. For a full list of the Class of 2022, please visit: https://ectrojansathletics.com/2022/09/08/announcing-the-hall-of-fame-class-of-2022/