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posted Nov 20, 2015, 8:26 AM by Communications ISD 709

2015 ISD 709 Annual Report Video & Booklet Available Online

   Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 ISD 709 Annual Meeting!  The booklet and video overview presented at the meeting are available at or click here to access the page, review the information and share your ideas via the online survey.


Newly Tenured Teachers

   Following three years of rigorous evaluations, observations, in-servicing and mentoring, teachers and administrators who meet district standards and expectations are granted tenure.  This year’s newly tenured teachers were presented to the School Board and received formal recognition at the November 17 School Board meeting.  Congratulations to: Kevin Anderson, Amanda Borling, Katie Danielson, Jebeh Edmunds, Debra Jarvis, Shane Johnson, Brian Jungman, Linnea Lebens, Rhett McDonald, Lorraine Mitchell, Kellie Mulliner, Anthony Olson, Barbara Stortz Wiklund, Norliza Tarnowski, Anna Travaglione, Philip Warmanen.


Join Us and Celebrate!

Hmong New Year  

First United Methodist Church 230 E. Skyline Parkway Duluth

December 5, 2015

>Social:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

>Program:  11:00AM – 12:00Noon

>Lunch:  12:00Noon – 1:30PM  

Sponsored by:  First United Methodist Church Valley Youth Community Center, Northland Foundation, UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, ISD 709

Free & Open to the Public!


Activities, Accomplishments, Appreciation

--Maxton Walters and Jonah Peterson from Mr. McNulty's class at Homecroft were chosen as winners in the Essentia

Health "Light of Love" essay contest.  They will be honored at a lighting ceremony at St. Mary's Medical Center.

--Duluth East students took part in WE Day, a celebration of youth making a

difference in their local and global communities.  The program nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create transformative social change.

--ISD 709 students took part in Pathway to Careers at the DECC, a hands-on learning opportunity helping 10th and 11th grade students explore potential careers, learn about the steps needed to become trained in their field of interest and reach their occupational goals.