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posted Oct 15, 2015, 2:14 PM by Communications ISD 709

Many thanks to the safety patrol volunteers, students and staff and our bus drivers who help children get to school safely each day!


High School Students Take On Homelessness

  Denfeld and Duluth East Key Clubs held Camp In a Box events to raise awareness and funds to help homeless young people. Together, the students collected over $4,200 to support Life House programs, providing youth with access to hot meals, shelter, and programs that help young people succeed in school, jobs, housing and health goals. “This is special because we are directly helping people our own age. You could be sitting in class next to someone who might not have a home to go to after school,” said Grace Lane, president of the Duluth East Key Club. “Life House helps teens and young adults who are homeless.” 
   In addition, during Hunter Homecoming Week, the Denfeld Key Club sponsored a Coin Wars competition between the classes.  Several hundred dollars were raised for Denfeld's Autism program. 




October is Duluth East for Peace Month

   Sharing messages of bullying prevention and kindness throughout the school.  Check Facebook to see more.


Denfeld Hunters Connect with Youth Hockey

   Members of the Denfeld Boys Hockey Team shared their skills with children in youth hockey programs during an event at the Heritage Center in Duluth.




ISD 709 Staff Share Bullying Prevention Info on KBJR-TV Northland Voices

   October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month - Thanks to Denfeld and Duluth school district staff for sharing information on Northland Voices last weekend.  Click here to see the entire program.

For tips on bullying prevention check and The Bully Project


Duluth Public Library Events for Children

   The Duluth Public Library holds fun, creative reading events for families and children.  Click here for more information.


Duluth East & Denfeld High School Students Host School Board Candidate Forum
   Students from Denfeld and Duluth East organized a forum for school board candidates, providing an opportunity for students to learn more about their educational vision and to ask questions about their ideas for the school district.

Duluth News Tribune


Minnesota’s Immunization Laws – Please Be Sure You’ve Filed Documentation of Vaccination or Legal Exemption with Your School!

   Minnesota’s Immunization Laws require all students to provide documentation of vaccination or a legal exemption in order to enroll or remain enrolled in school or in a childcare facility.
Students whose families do not provide documentation of vaccination or a legal exemption are subject to exclusion from school.
• We want all children to be in school – please take steps to provide documentation of vaccination or to file legal exemption with your school.
• For a list of required immunizations, check the Minnesota Department of Health Website:
• To obtain documentation of your child’s vaccinations, contact your healthcare provider or call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection at 651-201-5503 or 1-800-657-3970.
• To have your child immunized contact your healthcare provider or the St. Louis County Department of Health at218-725-5210 or toll free 800-450-9777.
• Parents may file for legal exemption:  medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by a parent/guardian and notarized. 
   More detailed information available by contacting the Minnesota Department of Health online: or calling 1-800-657-3970651-201-5503.


From the City of Duluth Parks & Recreation:

Free Open Skating
Heritage Sports Center

120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth


Every Wednesday that school is in session:  September 16-June 1, 6:30-8:00

MEA School Release Days:  October 15 & 16, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Special Skating Parties:  6:30PM-8:00PM

--Boo Bash, October 28

--Gobbler Glide, November 18

--Skate with Santa, December 16

--Skate for Your Heart, February 10

Holiday Break

--Monday, December 28, 10:00AM-12:00Noon

--Tuesday, December 29, 10:00AM-12:00Noon

--Thursday, December 31, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Semester Break

--Friday, January 22, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Mid-Winter Break

--February 15-19, 2:00PM-4:00:00PM

Spring Break

--April 4-8, 2:00PM-4:00PM