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posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:33 AM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 11:34 AM ]
Denfeld, Duluth East Speech Students Heading to State!  
   Several students from the Duluth Speech Team earned a spot at the 2017 MSHSL State competition, congratulations to all participants and to Greg Jones, named 2017 7aa Speech Coach of the Year!
>>STATE COMPETITION:  Christian Chederquist, Matthew Campbell, Jay Vaidyanathan, Conor Reindl, Flannery White, Glory Gross, Anna Leonard, Emma McNamee
>>FINALISTS:  Joann Puglisi, Skyler Nelson, Nick Anderson, Brecken Caroon, Anna Huber, Tati Silverness Maghan, Kong Xiong, Vincent Kolanda, Sydney Olson, Sheila Vaidyanathan, Autumn Zierman, Krystyna Ruhnke, Laney Goei, Ocean Miller-Shaked 

Student Chef Moves on to National Competition
   Malcolm Hall, Duluth East student chef at Food for Thought restaurant, earned first place at the Minnesota SkillsUSA competition and will move on to nationals in Louisville, KY in June.  The event was held at the Crocus Hill Culinary School in Cook, MN and in Minneapolis. 

Stowe Student Colonial Fair Brings History to Life
   Fifth grade students are studying what life was like in a colonial village. Each student researched a job or role common in that time, dressed in costumes and presented information to family and schoolmates. The school gym became a colonial village, with a commons and “shops” such as a blacksmith, general store, butcher, etc.
From the Denfeld Robotics Team:
REMINDER:  Denfeld Robotics Team Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser April 14!
   The Dinner and Silent Auction will be held in the Denfeld High School Cafeteria Friday April 14 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.  Cost is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student.  The meal is BBQ Chicken with sides with a meatless option available. There are a variety of Silent Auction items to bid on so stop by!  Bring friends, family, all are welcome.  The team will provide a demonstration of our robots!  Funds raised will help pay for tournament feels, robot materials and other team needs.
Denfeld’s Journey Toward Becoming a Full Service Community School
Students, staff, parents/guardians and community members are sharing their understanding of Denfeld’s strengths and challenges and developing a vision for what Denfeld could become as a Full Service Community School.
House Representative Erin Murphy Visits Duluth Schools
Representative Murphy’s visit focused on the educational benefits of Full Service Community Schools (like Myers-Wilkins, Lincoln Park and Denfeld) and Universal Pre-K.
Panthers with Answers – Piedmont Preps for State Tests
Love the school spirit and enthusiasm generated by students!
Underwater Hockey
Another engaging class available through Duluth Community Education - 2017 Summer Schedule coming April 30, look for it online and in the Budgeteer.
Activities, Accomplishments, Appreciation
>>Lincoln Park Middle School Hosts Their First Parent Camp:  Parents and staff have opportunities to choose topics to discuss and work together to create possible solutions for all students and families.  Topics included:  Healthy Lincoln Park, Navigating Social Media in Middle School, How to Connect with Staff & Programming, Re-Branding LPMS.  Lincoln Park is a Full Service Community School.
>>Lester Park Students Helping Out:  Lester Park is collecting reusable bags during the month of April.   They’ll bring the bags to CHUM and the Food Shelf to provide reusable bags for people who may not otherwise have them and help reduce the need for single use plastics.
>>Lincoln Park Middle School Art Students Visit Local Businesses:  The after school Art Club is visiting local businesses to see how their wares are designed and created.  Student visited Loll Designs, Frost River, Pineapple Arts, The Children's Museum, The Duluth Art Institute, and will soon visit Makerspace in West Duluth.
Students in our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs continue to amaze and inspire us!
Congratulations Future Health Professionals (HOSA) 2017 State Winners from Denfeld & Duluth East:
>>1st Conor Reindl (DHS) 
>>1st Liam Bohmann(EHS) 
>>2nd Jasmine Acosta (EHS) 
>>3rd Conor Reindl (DHS) 
>>4th Nicola D’Angiola (EHS) 
>>1st Conor Reindl (DHS) 
>>1st  Brianna Ankrum(EHS) 
>>2nd  Liam Bohmann(EHS) 
>>3rd  Miranda Dahl (EHS) 
>>4th  Anissa Lane (EHS) 
>>5th  Nicola D’Angiola (EHS)     
>>1st  Jasmine Acosta (EHS) 
CAREER HEALTH DISPLAY: Create a Trifold and Presentation on an Allied Health Career Choice
>>2nd  Brianna Ankrum(EHS), Nicola D’Angiola (EHS) 
JOB SEEKING SKILLS:  Competitors apply  for any health related position in which they are trained or are being trained.  They prepare a cover letter, résumé, complete a job application and participate in a job interview.
>>3rd  Anissa Lane (EHS) Senior
MRC PARTNERSHIP: Emergency Preparedness Event
>>2nd Miranda Dahl (EHS), Liam Bohmann(EHS),  Anissa Lane (EHS), Mason Elder (EHS) Senior
>>Miranda Dahl (EHS) Senior
>>Miranda Dahl (EHS), Liam Bohmann(EHS),  Anissa Lane (EHS), Mason Elder (EHS),  Nicola D’Angiola (EHS), Jasmine Acosta (EHS)
FOURTH ANNUAL MN HOSA MRC CAMP:  20 Hours of Disaster Preparedness Training
>>Denfeld and Duluth East HOSA Students  

2nd Annual Twin Ports Ignite Learning
Wednesday April 26, 6:00PM
Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium
3215 West 3rd Street, Duluth
Free and open to the public, everyone welcome!
Ignite Learning is a short “TED Talk” style series about learning.  Hear from local people about something they learned, how they learned it and how it impacted their lives.
Scheduled speakers include:  
>>Rebecca St. George, Staff Attorney for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
>>Bob King, Duluth News Tribune Photographer and “Astro Bob” Astronomy Blog Writer
>>Daniel Oluwaseyi Oyinloye, Nigerian - born Artist, Storyteller and Community Organizer.
>>Kami Norland, CEO of Integrative Re-Sources
>>Kateri Little, MARSS Coordinator for Duluth Public Schools
>>Paul Manoppo, Technology Teacher at Lincoln Park Middle School
>>Luke Moravec, KEYZone
Duluth East High School Theater presents:
William Shakespeare’s
The Taming of the Shrew
A Groovy Comedy
Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29 at 7:00PM
Duluth East High School Auditorium
Tickets $5 Students, $10 Adults
   Shakespeare wrote a play about a very confident young man confronting a very confident young woman and bending her to his will. Sound entertaining?  East High School has set this difficult play in 1970, when gender wars were heating up and women weren’t willing to quietly do what they were told.  Come see very capable high school actors tackle this hilariously groovy play of love and struggle, disguise and trickery.  Journey back to a time of the hippest clothes and the funkiest music wrapped around the magnificent words of our greatest playwright.
REMINDER: ACT Plus Writing Test for 11th Grade Students
Wednesday April 19, 2017 – Seated by 8:50AM
   Participation is expected of all 11th grade students except those exempted by their IEP and notified by their case managers.
•  Students at Denfeld and Duluth East:  9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will not attend school April 19 in order to accommodate the test.  11th grade students will follow a special test day schedule.
•  Students attending AEO, ALC and Residential Programs:  9th, 10th, and 12th Grade students will attend school as usual on April 19.  11th Grade students participating in the test should contact their guidance counselor or school principal to make arrangements.