Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 03/20/20)

Comet Families,

The fast-moving COVID-19 virus developments have changed so much of what we come to expect in school and society.  The unprecedented challenges for our students and their families are being felt in your homes and the schools’ hallways.  We miss our students!  Governor Holcomb has announced that all public and private Indiana schools shall remain closed until May 4, and we have adjusted accordingly.
Here is a summary:

  • Teachers have provided elearning lessons for the weeks of March 16 and March 27.  Please check in with your students to see that these assignments are being completed.
  • During the weeks of March 30 – April 10, Eastern will observe the previously scheduled spring break.  There will be no daily breakfast and lunch deliveries during this time.
  • For the week after spring break, April 13-17, Eastern Howard School Corporation will remain closed.  This will not be an elearning week.  These five school days will be utilized as waiver days granted by Governor Holcomb.
  • For the last two weeks of April (4/20-5/1), our teachers will provide eLearning assignments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  More details will be provided in the coming week as to the specifics of this schedule.
  • All Eastern Corporation property remain closed.  This includes the Greentown Public Library.

Thank you for your understanding as we adjust our plans.  Please stay safe, and let us know where we can help.  You should expect another update next Friday, March 27, 2020.

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 03/12/20)

Updated Announcement 03/11/2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Due to the recent confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County, all four of the Howard County School Corporations have collaborated and agreed that it is in the best interest of our students and school community to cancel tonight’s high school Howard County Music Festival performance.

Today, we were also informed that a hospital employee, who was in proximity to the patient confirmed with the virus, was present at last night’s Howard County Music Festival rehearsal with students.  For guidance we contacted the Indiana State Department of Health and spoke with Dr. Dan Rusyniak. Given the information, he did not find it necessary for the schools to take any further measures at this time other than the precautionary measures we currently have in place.  We will continue to work with our local and state health officials to ensure the safety of our students and staff. This is an ongoing situation that we are actively monitoring.

Eastern Howard School Corporation Administration

Eastern Howard believes the safety of students and staff is more important than anything else. While there have been reports of the coronavirus worldwide, Eastern has not seen any infections of this type. It is our policy to always be prepared though. Please take a moment to read through this information from our Superintendent, Dr. Keith Richie.

The full letter from Dr. Richie can be found at this link:

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

Updated information on COVID-19 can be found at:​

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 03/11/20)

In accordance with guidance from Governor Holcomb and the Howard County Health Department, Eastern Howard School Corporation will be closed from Monday, March 16, until Monday, April 13, 2020.  This step is necessary to mitigate the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak which has been confirmed in Indiana.  As of this time, there is no confirmed case within the EHSC community.  We recognize the impact this will have on your family, and we appreciate your continued support.

You can read the full letter from Dr. Richie below. You can also access the press release below.

The full letter from Dr. Richie can be found at this link:

COVID – 19 Closing Letter.pdf

The full media release can be found at this link:


Eastern Annual Performance Report

Indiana has released corporation and school annual performance reports. Eastern is proud to provide the corporation and school report below.

Eastern Adopts BoardDocs

Eastern Howard has adopted BoardDocs for management of school board documents and meetings. You can see the full information about BoardDocs below.

You can access BoardDocs at the following links: – This is the staff login link for Eastern staff/Board Members – Link to the Public site used by members of the community – Link to vote tallies while the Board meeting is in session.  This link is active only while the meeting is active.

Coffee and Conversation

Eastern welcomes feedback from the community. In our efforts to address community concerns and engage in meaningful conversation our superintendent, Dr. Keith Richie, has instituted monthly meetings with community members. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend our coffee and conversation meetings. You can find the full schedule for the year below.

Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent Schedule

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

All meetings to be held at the
Corporation Administrative Office
221 West Main Street
Greentown, In 46936

Welcome community input on concerns
and long-term planning for EHSC.


Orchestra Information



This is the official website of the Eastern Howard School Corporation orchestras.

The links will provide students, parents, and the community information about the program.

Our orchestras perform regularly in the beautiful Performing Arts Center adjacent to the school.

Hope we see you at our next concert!


5th grade

Middle School



Practice Records




President: Rob Adair
Secretary: Julie Matheny
Treasurer: Amy Romero