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posted Jan 27, 2017, 8:35 AM by Communications ISD 709
Families Find Support, Resources at Lincoln Park Middle School Health Fair
   Students, staff, and community partners created this event to provide families multiple opportunities to connect with information and resources.
   Lincoln Park students created informational health-related displays and cooked up samples of vegetable soup using local produce.  Over 40 community agencies and businesses provided free resources from flu shots (Essentia Health), haircuts (Fantastic Sam’s) and dinner (Olive Garden and Valentini’s) to family fun activities (Zumba, make-your-own-stress-ball) and more plus a variety of great door prizes.  
   Lincoln Park is an emerging Full Service Community School, partnering with community organizations to provide supportive services to help children and their families thrive. Active engagement of parents, youth, teachers/staff, and community members is shaping the types of services offered and is integral to this work. 

Denfeld Music Listening Team Going to State
   Three teams from Denfeld High School competed in the 2017 Regional Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest, taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th place.  Keira Wilhelm, Hannah Strom, Logan Griggs, and alternate Ying Moua will move on to compete at the State Music Listening Contest at Augsburg College in February, congratulations!

High School Students Create Digital Stories of Immigration
  Duluth students who are English Language Learners worked with their teacher, Melissa Grover, to tell the story of their own or their family’s immigration.  
Activities, Accomplishments, Appreciation
--Duluth East High School snowboarder Abby Benser qualified to compete with Team USA at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic. She will be competing at the RevTour Boardercross event at Ski Cooper, Colorado in February, and the USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado in April.
--Operation Grace MN Provides Free Dental Care to Students:  Volunteers provided over $10,600 worth of care to students in need at Denfeld including cleanings, fluoride treatments, exams, restorations, sealants and radiographs.  Many thanks!
Lincoln Park Middle School Receives National Attention for Community Outreach
   The school hosted a visit from Randi Weingarten, president of the national American Federation of Teachers organization and showcased their Full Service Community School and parent teacher home visit programs.  
Myers-Wilkins 18th Annual Steps to the Future Powwow and Career Fair
   This event is an opportunity for children, families, friends, and neighbors to honor American Indian traditions; educators who inspire a love of learning and help to prepare students for their vocations; and students of all ages who are engaged in learning.  Miigwech, many thanks to the community and school partners who make this annual event so successful!
Supporting Healthy School Climates - Viktor the Viking
   Students at Lakewood Elementary were treated to a visit from Viktor the Viking, a program to help support healthy school climates and teach children about bullying and what they can do.
Denfeld and Duluth East High Schools
>>A multitude of course choices, check the 2017-18 course catalog
>>Career & Technical Education - design center & fab lab, engineering, medical, business, culinary arts, construction, automotive technology, aerospace physics, many more 
>>Art and Music, including Band, Orchestra, Chorus – small and large groups
>>Advanced academic opportunities and comprehensive interventions to expand reading and math skills
>>Dozens of extracurricular activities, including Robotics
>>Unique Local College/Post-Secondary Scholarships