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November 15, 2012



ECHO Charter School

Rocket Times

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November 15,
2012                               
Volume 7 Number 9



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Band and Choir Concert Tonight



   The 5-12 bands and 7-12 choirs will be
presenting their first concert of the year tonight (Thursday), Nov. 15. The concert begins at 7:00.



  The directors, Keith and Cheryl Kopperud,
said, “There will be new and old songs to enjoy. Please plan to attend and support our music
students.” They asked that the students
dress nicely.



 



No School



Thursday
or Friday, Nov. 22 or 23



Thanksgiving
Break



 



“Hamlette” to be
Presented This Weekend



Drama Students Take to the Stage on Saturday, Sunday, the 17th,
18th


   The drama students will be presenting their
rendition of “Hamlette,” the far-out adaptation of the classic in which the
lead namesake is a woman, rather than a man. 
This is our 13thAnnual Dinner Theatre.



The dinner, followed by desert, will begin at 6:00 p.m.



The curtains open on the performance at 7:00 p.m.



Cost: $15 includes dinner and play



   Plan to attend
this unique mix of music and mayhem. 



We still have ticketsWe still have ticketsWe still have tickets!



 



It’s Basketball Season! Come Cheer for theHomeTeam!



Join Us for ECHO’s Very First, ActualHOME
Basketball Games



   Following
is ECHO’shomebasketball schedule for November and December:



Saturday, Nov. 17— (Not
a home scrimmage
)



Girls’
Scrimmage @ Hector, time to be announced



Tuesday, Nov. 27—



           Girls’ JV vs Hendricks, 5:30 (Home)



Thursday, Nov. 29—



           Girls’ vs Renville County West, 6:15 (Home)



Tuesday, Dec. 4—



           Boys’ A/B vs Minneota, 6:15 (Home)



Tuesday, Dec. 11—



           Girls’ vsDawson,
6:15 (Home)



Monday, Dec. 17—



           Girls’ JV vs Hendricks, 5:30 (Home)



Tuesday, Dec. 18—



Boys’ and
Girls’ Double Header vs



MNStateAcademy
for the Deaf, 6:00 (Home)



 Join Us at ECHO for These
FirstHomeGames . . . and Beyond!!



The Parent Portal! An Important Tool!



The Portal Allows Parents Internet Access to
Their Students’ Grades



   The Parent Portal! Parents are urged to make use of this
important tool to gain Internet access to their students’ grades. 



   Parents can access the grades by going
through the Parent Portalon the ECHO Charter
website: echo.charter.k12.mn.us.  You will need to click onFor Parents
on the menu bar and scroll down to Parent Portal. If you have already signed up
for Parent Portalyou can log in with the
information you have set up.



    If you are new to Parent Portal,you will need to
contact Tammy Baker attbaker@echo.charter.k12.mn.us
to get your access code to register to become a new user.



   If you are a current user of Parent Portaland forgot your
password, you will need to click on Forgot Password to
set up a new password.



   If you have locked yourself out or still
have problems with your Parent Portal
account, you will need to contact Tammy Baker, who will help you get your
account.



Parents! More Inportant Information


   Parents need to be awarethat
Midterm Day for grades 5-12 is Wednesday, November 21. Report
cards for midterm willnotbe mailed to parents
.



 



Kindle Fire Ticket Sales End This Weekend



A Mere $5 Affords the Chance to Become the
Owner of a Shiny, New Kindle Fire



   The final opportunity to purchase chances
for a shiny, new Kindle Fire is at hand! 
The ticket sales will end with the Dinner Theatre this Sunday evening
whenthe winner will be announced.



   Tickets are $5 each or five for $20The funds will be used toward the prom.



   Call the school or contact Mrs. Brunick for
tickets or more information.



 



MontanaSki Trip Being Planned



   A ski trip to White Fish,Montana, via Amtrak, is “in the works.” The trip is tentatively scheduled for January
17-22. Whether or not the trip comes to
fruition depends on the number of people who plan to take part. Persons interested in participating in this
exciting trip should contact Daneen Dhoore at 507-925-4143 – soon!



 



Upcoming Events



Thursday,
Nov. 15—



Band & Choir Concert, 7:00(Junior & Senior High)



Saturday
& Sunday, Nov. 17 & 18—



           Dinner Theatre “Hamlette” (See story
for info)



 



Enjoy
“Hamlette” at ECHO on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 17 & 18



See
“Hamlette” come alive through the acting talents of



Maddie
Gluth, Taneka Chege, Shayna Loken, Bailey Donner,



Zach
Iverson, Raven Brandsted, & Nick Pingel



Director: Mrs. J



Monday,
Nov. 19—



Boys’ basketball begins



Thursday
& Friday, Nov. 22 & 23



           Thanksgiving break



Thursday,
Dec. 6—ElementaryHolidayProgram, 2:30



Friday,
Dec. 7—No School; Student/Teacher Work Day