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posted Sep 15, 2016, 2:05 PM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 2:07 PM ]

ISD 709 Teachers Receive 20 Under 40 Award 
   Three Duluth Public School teachers received the award, which recognizes the Twin Ports’ young movers and shakers.  Congratulations Dani Westholm, Duluth East HS; Joe Schingen, AEO High School and Karla Winterfeld, Lincoln Park Middle School!
   Last year Cal Harris, Achievement Center Coordinator for ISD 709, received the award for his leadership. Other past ISD 709 recipients include (but are not limited to): Nathan Glockle, Edye Howes, Shawn Roed and Superintendent Bill Gronseth who received the award in 2007 while Assistant Principal at Duluth East. 

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2016 ISD 709 Annual Meeting 

Thursday November 10, 2016

6:00PM – 7:30PM

Display tables, celebration of student work & performance, overview of progress

Reception with light refreshments 

Duluth East High School, 301 N. 40th Avenue East, Duluth MN

ALL ARE WELCOME - Community members, parents, teachers, staff, students


Many Thanks to School Safety Patrols
   Fox 21 TV went live from Stowe Elementary this week, talking with members of the student

safety patrol and their important role in helping classmates get to school each morning. They also talked with teacher Paul Davis who works with the student volunteers, and Principal Cynthia Moldonado, who says safety patrols help students learn responsibility and provide a benefit to the community.


Denfeld, Duluth East 9th Grade Transition Program Promotes Safe, Welcoming Schools

   Members of the Denfeld Link Crew and Duluth East Hound Pack presented information to the Duluth School Board Education Committee this week.  These student leaders are part of a program that welcomes 9th graders and helps make them feel comfortable throughout their first year of high school.

   Research shows that if students have a positive experience during their first year, they’ll be more successful throughout their high school years. Denfeld Link Crew and Duluth East Hound Pack student mentors are trained to provide high school orientation, ongoing support and guidance, and academic and social follow-ups.    


Sign Up for a 2016 Fall Community Education Class -  Fun & Learning at Any Age!  
   Classes for everyone from children to adults. Learn pet first aid and CPR, snowmobile safety, take

a swimming class, aqua aerobics, Tai Chi, aqua Zumba, learn how to preserve garden herbs, snorkel, play bridge, belly dance, line dance, use social media, make fresh spring rolls, pretzel buns, make a snowshoe, create a friendship basket, make a fused glass piece, learn about ham radio, sign language, historic Duluth sites and much more. Programs are open to any area resident, are affordable and close to home.
Review the opportunities online:
Or check your September 11 Budgeteer Newspaper 
Do you have a skill/talent/hobby you’d like to share?  Teach a Community Education class!   For more information, email: or call 218-336-8760 or


Kiwanis Family Kite Fly

Saturday September 17, 2016

(Rain Date Sunday September 18)

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

Free Kites for Kids!

Volunteers provided by Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth and Duluth East Key Club


3rd Annual Art for Ed’s Sake

Friday, September 23, 2016

6:30PM – 8:30PM

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community

222 East Superior Street

$20 donation suggested

Celebrating the importance of visual and media arts education.

Silent auction, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and musical guest Georganne Hunter


From the City of Duluth:

Imagine Duluth 2035 - Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off Event

September 21, 2016

Denfeld High School, 401 North 44th Avenue West

Doors open at 4:45PM

Presentation begins at 5:30PM

Event concludes 7:30PM

Light meal will be served.

Fun activities and demonstrations for kids and adults.

   A comprehensive plan serves as a road map and a guide for land use and development to meet the current and future needs of tis residents with respect to public health, safety and welfare. The 2035 Imagine Duluth Comprehensive Plan will create two new governing principals and revisit the community vision, goals and recommendations to maintain and enhance the City’s quality of life.

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