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posted Apr 6, 2017, 7:16 AM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 7:16 AM ]
Sharing Our Vision Night:
Denfeld’s Journey to Becoming a Full Service Community School
Tuesday April 11, 2017  4:30PM – 6:30PM
Denfeld High School Media Center, 401 N. 44th Avenue West
Refreshments provided.  Transportation and child care are available (please call/text/email Kathy Bogen 218-940-1593,
   Students, staff, parents/guardians and community members have been sharing their understanding of Denfeld’s strengths and challenges and developing a vision for what Denfeld could become as a Full Service Community School. Everyone who has participated in the focus groups along with interested students, families, staff and community members are invited and encouraged to attend.
   A Full Service Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.  Its focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.
   A Full Service Community School grows to meet the unique needs of its students, families, and community.  One of the first steps is to find out from parents, students, teacher and community members what they feel is needed to provide all students with the supports needed for their well-being and success in school and in life.

Miigwech! Minawaanigoziwin Round Dance 
   Many thanks to the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), community members and area organizations that worked together with the Duluth American Indian Education Department to create the Minawaanigoziwin Round Dance at Denfeld High School.

Give Your Child the Best Start:  Duluth Early Childhood Education Birth to Age 5
Register Now for 2017/18 School Year!
   The early childhood years are an important time for your child's potential development and growth.  A variety of helpful programs for families and their children are available through the Duluth Public Schools.
   Preschool:  Prepares each child for success in Kindergarten and beyond with social-emotional, language, physical and intellectual development.  Fun, affordable classes, licensed teachers, research-based curriculum and locations throughout the city.  Early childhood special education services available.  MN Parent Award Rated – Four Stars of Excellence, the highest rating possible.
   Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE):  Enriching classes and activities help families strengthen and support their child’s early learning and development.  For families with children ages birth through 4 years old.
Income-based financial assistance available. For more information:
Phone: 218-336-8890 or 218-336-8815
To Register:
Check Out the 3D Printing Process at Denfeld High School
   Cathy Kates, KKCB Radio, paid a visit to the Denfeld High School Design Center to see firsthand how 3D printing works (plus other fun, hands-on stuff like computer design, routers, plasma torches, lathes, welding, milling machines and more).
Starbase Program Inspires Lowell Students
   Building and programming a model of the Mars rover using LEGO EV3 sets and software, Lowell students were tasked with using an integrated STEM approach to identify and solve problems that might arise at a colony on Mars.
Food for Thought Student Chef Competes at State SkillsUSA
   Malcolm Hall took first place in his competition and will move on to nationals!

Caring Students Make a “Ton” of Difference
   Students and staff at Lester Park Elementary collected and donated over a ton of food (2426 pounds!) and $225 to help replenish the food shelves at Duluth’s Union Gospel Mission. Inspiring to see Duluth's young citizens working to help others!

Interquest K-9:  An Additional Prevention Tool  
   Interquest K-9 is a proactive effort to deter and reduce the presence of drugs, alcoholic beverages, abused medications, and weapons on campus and school grounds.  Disciplinary action is at the discretion of the schools. It doesn't replace searches by the police department; it's done differently and a bit less intrusively.
Myers-Wilkins Students Give Back to Community
   Students collecting food, clothes and books for local charities.  Awesome!
FREE Family Night Out at Community Action Duluth
Every second Thursday
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Light dinner included – 5:30 pm
2424 West 5th Street – lower level cafeteria
Kids of all ages are welcome to come for fun art and science project- must be with their parents/caregivers
Mini Terrariums, Celebrate Earth Month with your own mini ecosystem!
Pebble Art, “Draw” a picture with pebbles and display it for all to see!
From the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
8th Annual Northland Career Fair 
April 12, 2017  10 :00AM – 3:00PM  
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center – Pioneer Hall, Free Parking
>>Find local jobs in the Northland area, look for the ISD 709 booth for school jobs.  
>>Meet with employers from various industries with open positions from entry-level to senior management. 
>>The event is free to attend. No registration needed to attend. 
>>Bring copies of your resume and dress for success. 
>>Don’t miss the resume critique and interview snapshots.  
Find a list of attending employers online:
For more information visit:
Or Contact: 218.302.8406