East China School District News

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Contact Information

Superintendent Suzanne Cybulla can be reached at scybulla@ecsd.us or by calling the East China School District at 810.676.1000.

For the week of Monday, November 5, 2018

From the Desk of Superintendent Suzanne Cybulla

Upcoming Events at East China Schools



  • Nov. 5 End of First Marking Period
  • Nov. 7 Half day for elementary students
  • Nov. 8 MC Drama presents A Night of Improv 7 pm
  • Nov. 12 Special Board of Ed Meeting
  • Nov. 14 Early Release (2 Hours)
  • Nov. 19-20 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 20 Half day for elementary students
  • Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 26 Board of Ed Meeting 7 pm

East China Schools Today - CTV

Superintendent, Suzanne Cybulla sits down with Principals Ronald Miller, SCHS & Sherri Becker, MCHS to talk about the great things happening in East China Schools. Please click on the link below to view the latest segment of East China Schools Today.

SPOTLIGHT ON....................... Marine City High School

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Mariner Marching Band Shines at MSBOA

On Tuesday, October 9th, the MCHS and SCHS Bands hosted the MSBOA Marching Band Competition. In all there were nine local schools present who showcased their talent throughout the night. At the end of the evening each school was presented with its ranking and Marine City High School scored a Division I ranking. We are very proud of our Marching Band and all their hard work. Not only did they perform well at the competition, but they also shine each week as they entertain crowds at the football games and throughout the year in local parades and assemblies.


MCHS Band Performance at MSBOA

Theater Students Honored by the International Thespian Society

Congratulations to several of our current theater students and 2018 graduates who have earned induction into the International Thespian Society (ITS), the honor society for secondary school theater students. Each Thespian inductee has completed over 100 hours of excellent work in theatre arts and related disciplines. In doing so, they have acquired essential twenty-first century life and career skills that include creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. We would like to congratulate each of the MCHS inductees for their hard work and achievements, and thank you to Mr. McCulloch, their troupe director, for his constant dedication.

2018 Graduates: Alli Bica, Marissa DuVall, Chelsea Itrich, Megan MacEwan, Anna Herbert, Ryan McGlynn

Current students: Julia DeLaHarpe, Logan McCulloch, Kyle McGlynn, Hannah Tomasek, Morigan Vermilya, Abbie Russelburg


MC Improv Night, November 8th

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th, Mariner Drama will present a fun evening of improv games. Teams will compete in hilarious events of theater improv. All seats are $5.


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39 Steps

Mariner Drama presents the hilarious, slapstick comedy 39 Steps on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 1st at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the East China Performing Arts Center. Audience members will sit an intimate setting on the stage in a hilarious evening of spies and romance. There are only 120 seats per performance. Tickets are $10 each. Don't miss this Tony-award winning comedy.
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Cross Country State Qualifiers

The MCHS Girls Cross Country team qualified for the MHSAA State Cross Country Finals by placing third in the Regional Meet at Hess Hathaway Park in Waterford on Saturday, October 27th. Their hard work all season paid off as the team excelled on the difficult, hilly course and advanced to run Saturday, November 3rd at Michigan International Speedway for the Finals. Team members are Samantha Bieth, Kaylie Vandenbossche, Alyssa Pollauf, Gina Collins, Mackenzie LaBuhn, Makenna Morse, and Isabella Volkman.

Also qualifying from the Boys’ team was Conner Uppleger. Conner was 3rd overall in the boys’ race and will represent MCHS for the second year in a row. Congratulations, Conner!


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Thank you East China Educational Foundation!

Students at Eddy Elementary in Mrs. Trudeau & Mrs. Visnaw's classes are putting the items purchased through ECEF Fall Grant Awards to good use. Thank you to our East China Educational Foundation supporters! Without out you, these grants would not be possible.

You too can support the ECEF

The East China Educational Foundation’s success is thanks to the generous support of our community. This continued support has a ripple effect on classrooms and students across our district. Funds granted to educators allow for innovative, creative programs that inspire students to new levels of success! There are many ways you can support academic excellence through the Foundation:


  • Attend our Taste Fest fundraiser
  • Participate in our Chili-Heart 5K Run/2 Mile Walk
  • Consider a planned gift to the ECEF


ECEF Committee Members

Mike Domagalski, Colleen Stover, Kathy Bruer, Tina Thrift, James Biewer, Paul Dingeman, Laura Karadimas, Ronald Miller, Annette Sturdy, Suzi Koch, Suzanne Cybulla and Dawn Cronce

FREE PRESCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

There are multiple options for FREE preschool in the East China School District. If your income is 400% FPL or under, you can possibly qualify for GSRP or Tuition Assistance through our Little Explorers Preschool Program. Please contact Chris Klecha at (810) 676-1010 for more information.