Eastwood Athletics

April 2016 Issue

Friday Night Open Gym Movie Night

On Friday, April 22nd , Eastwood Athletics is sponsoring our LAST Friday Open Gym - Movie night for the school year. The event will run from 6:30 - 9:00. Activities include basketball, dodge ball, mat ball, in the cafeteria we will be playing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and computers will be accessible to students . Tickets are available for early purchase during lunches starting Wednesday, April 20th discounted to $8. You may also purchase tickets at the door for $10. Paid admission includes a bag of popcorn.

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. 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.

Baseball, Softball, and Track families and coaches will be sponsoring this event. If you are the parent of an athlete who on our Wrestling team, please consider helping out by signing up using our SignUpGenius.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 30th and Saturday, May 14th as Eastwood Athletics hosts two Spring Car Washes to raise money for the athletic department. Our Car Washes are one of two fundraisers that we host and has afforded us the ability to improve the equipment, uniforms, and facilities our athletes use on a regular basis. Please stop by the front of Eastwood between 10:00 - 3:00 on those days to get your car sparkling clean. All donations go directly to fund our athletics.

Parents of players participating in these sports, please have your child report to Eastwood at the times below on the days their team is participating.

Saturday April 30th

9:45 am - 12:45 pm - Distance Runners

12:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Sprints and Throwers

Saturday, May 14th

9:45 am - 12:45 pm - 7th Grade Baseball and Softball

12:15 pm - 3:15 pm - 8th Grade Baseball and Softball

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 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.

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 . If you are interested in helping out we have a variety of needs that include score keeper, book keeper, concessions, chain gang, 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 15 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 14 years, Kelly and their two sons, Carter (age 7) and Marshall (age 3).

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 Matt Riley - Athletic Supervisor

Matt Riley comes to Eastwood after teaching at Speedway High School for the last 11 years. He previously taught at TC Howe Academy for 2 years and Bridgeport Alternative School for 1 year. He graduated from Speedway High School, obtained his B.S. in math education from Indiana University and received his masters degree in educational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has spent 13 years as a varsity head tennis coach, 5 years as the head middle school swim coach and 2 years as a middle school baseball coach. He also acted as the assistant athletic director at Speedway High School for 1 year.

Matt is a sports enthusiast having played high school baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and swimming. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and stepson, traveling, reading, and playing golf and tennis. He recently completed his first Spartan race and is always looking for the next challenge.

Eastwood Middle School

Interim Co-Principal/Athletic Director - James Tutin

Interim Co-Principal - Natasha Mikus

Interim Assistant Principal - Tim Hon

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.