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posted Feb 7, 2017, 9:49 AM by Communications ISD 709

Black History Month Celebration
Friday, February 17
Dinner: 5:00PM
Program: 6:15PM - 8:00PM
Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium
3215 W 3rd St  Duluth, MN
Performing:  Duniya Drum and Dance from Minneapolis
Event is free & open to the public
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    “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.  Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”  Mae Jemison, Scientist, Astronaut
   “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou, Writer, Poet

Duluth East One Act Play Heading to State
   The Duluth East One Act cast, crew and directors won the Section 7AA contest and are headed to the STATE One Act Competition, congratulations to this talented and dedicated group!

Students from Ordean East Middle School Sing at UMD Honor Choir Day
   The students performed three selections as an SATB choir:  Fields of Gold, Amavolovolo and Sing Alleluia Clap Your Hands!  The sopranos and altos performed Bring Me Little Water Silvy and the tenors and baritones performed (Ghost) Riders in the Sky.
   Kristel Peters from Winnipeg, Manitoba served as clinician for the day, the event was sponsored by the UMD School of Fine Arts and coordinated by the Music Department Choral Chair, Dr. Stanley Wold.  Participating students include Jack Dallum, Sam Francis, Parker Gaida, Emma Johnson, Madilyn Kiergaard, Allie Niska, Nina Wilkowske and Tong Wu, Ella Braun, Ava Brinkman, Vivian Gilbertson, Maleeah Langdon-Larson, Charles Ostrofsky, Paavo Passi, Carter Rice, Levi Talbott, Madison Wittmers-Graves, and Izabella Wizik.  The students worked with their choir teachers Sheila Shusterich and Elizabeth Brophy to learn the song selections prior to this event.

Great Season for Duluth East Boys Swim:  Duluth is enjoying an amazing high school boys swimming season, going undefeated in eight dual meets and finishing no lower than third in several invitationals.  Duluth News Tribune Article 


Denfeld, Duluth East Megaband!  High school pep bands from Denfeld and Duluth East got together Friday night to perform at the Northern Stars hockey game. It was the second "mega band" this year, great fun!

Denfeld Students Shine During Evening of Fine Arts:  The event showcased student music, speeches, art, culinary treats and the school’s MN One Act Competition play “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.”  Thank you for providing a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand the talents of these impressive young people!

Register for September 2017 Classes – Denfeld & Duluth East High Schools 
>>A multitude of course choices
>>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
Food For Thought Student-Run Restaurant Opens March 7   
   Duluth’s only student operated restaurant will be re-opening for Spring Semester on Tuesday, March 7.  Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and become the lesson plan for the day.  Enjoy a tasty meal while helping students gain valuable experience!  
From Chef D’Amour, CEC:   “Thank you for choosing Food For Thought Restaurant for your meals.  Your patronage makes it possible for our students to hone their craft and find rewarding jobs in our community.  We’ve had students go on to some of the finest culinary schools in the country as well as the best restaurants in our area. You made this possible so thank you very much and please tell your friends.”               
February is National Career & Technical Education Month
Register for Denfeld, Duluth East High School CTE Courses
  Denfeld & Duluth East CTE Courses are designed to help focus students into career/post-secondary pathways that fit their personality and academic interests.
>>Today's CTE is for all students, integrated with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
>>Agriculture and Forestry, Automotive and Engines, Aerospace Physics (Aviation), Business/Marketing/Finance, Construction Technology, Engineering and Design, Graphic Arts and Digital Design, Health Occupations, Hospitality and Tourism (Culinary Arts)
>>CTE courses are taught by some of the most highly qualified professionals in the region - over 80% come from industry first and then education. 
>>Students work hands-on with the material and learn life skills.   
>>High school students can earn college credit in their area of interest, a great head start.
>>Courses may help students qualify for and earn accreditation/certification in their area of interest.
>>The goal is to help students GET to work - that means high-paying careers, both regionally and globally.  
From River Quest Organizers:
St. Louis River Quest 25th Anniversary:  We’d Like Stories/Feedback from Former Students  
   Since 1993, St. Louis River Quest has been hosting area sixth-graders on the Vista Fleet for an educational outing during May of each school year.  As 2017 is the 25th anniversary for River Quest, we are in search of former students who remember learning about the river, the harbor, and the interrelated values of environmental stewardship, recreational opportunity, and industrial vitality.
   We hope to gather information about their experiences from those who attended wherever they live or whatever they’re doing today.  We ask you to click on this link to answer 7 short questions concerning your experience with River Quest.  The responses you share will be used in our celebration efforts and are completely anonymous.  Thank you, in advance, for taking time to provide your insights!  
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