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posted May 9, 2017, 1:46 PM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated May 9, 2017, 1:47 PM ]
National Teacher Appreciation Week
   Duluth teachers do so much. They stay up late grading papers and planning extra lessons. They answer calls and emails on the weekend from colleagues and parents. They stay late at conferences to accommodate families. But most of all, they never stop trying to help their students learn and succeed. Many thanks to our amazing teachers for all they do!
National School Nurse Day – May 10
   We honor our Duluth Public School nurses and more than 73,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day.  School nurses lead the way to advance health and support education by ensuring that students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. 
2017 High School Prom Season
   Wishing all students across the Northland a safe and happy prom season. Enjoy this special event with good decisions that create great memories!
2017 Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award Ceremony & Ice Cream Social
Wednesday May 17, 2017  7:00PM
Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium
3215 West 3rd Street, Duluth
All Welcome – Please RSVP Number Attending:
Congratulations to this year’s nominees:
Jen Boyson, Myers-Wilkins Elementary
Paul Davis, Stowe Elementary
Troy Erie, Lowell Elementary
Holly Johnson, Lakewood Elementary
Matthew Knutson, Laura MacArthur Elementary
Cindy Miller, Congdon Park Elementary
Rachel Moseley, Piedmont Elementary
Nicole Munthe, Homecroft Elementary
Sherry Williams, Lester Park Elementary
Ordean East Students Earn Recognition at 2017 State History Day
   Congratulations to the Ordean East Middle School students competing at the Minnesota State History Day at the University of Minnesota.  Christopher Kirby, Elle Westrum and Keegan McAuliffe received Honorable Mention for their presentations. 
>>Junior Individual Documentary - Christopher Kirby: The Branching Out of Baseball
>>Junior Individual Exhibit - Elle Westrum: Nellie Bly - 10 Days Insane
>>Junior Individual Exhibit - Keegan McAuliffe: “Failure Is Impossible” Taking a Stand for Women’s Suffrage

Denfeld Student Named to All-State Speech Team  
   Anna Leonard, Denfeld High School, has been named to the 2017 Minnesota State High School League All-State Speech Tournament Team.  This is Ann’s fourth year on the Duluth Speech Team and the second year in a row she advanced to the State tournament.  She earned 10th place in her event this year.   

From the MN Department of Health:
Minnesota is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, primarily in Hennepin County with incidents in Ramsey and Crow Wing counties.  
As of May  there are 50 cases, primarily children 0 to 17 years and three adults. This information and more is available on the MDH Measles page.  
If you think you or your child has been exposed to measles
>>Watch for symptoms of measles. Measles symptoms begin with a fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. Then a rash develops that usually spreads from the head to the rest of the body.
If you or your child has symptoms of measles
>>Call your doctor or clinic right away if you see symptoms of measles. Your doctor or clinic will let you know if you need to come in for a visit.
People at high risk of getting measles
>>Measles spreads easily among people who are not vaccinated.
>>Areas with low immunization rates are a concern not only for those who are unvaccinated by choice, but also for those who cannot be vaccinated due to health status or age.
Vaccination recommendations
>>All Minnesota children 12 months and older who have not received a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine should get it now.
>>Adults who have never received the MMR vaccine and have never had measles should get the vaccine now.
>>The following children should get their second dose of MMR vaccine as soon as possible but at least 28 days after the first:   Somali Minnesotan children statewide, Children in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Crow Wing counties
>>Health care providers may recommend an early second dose of the MMR vaccine during routine appointments for children statewide.
Check your immunization record
>>Talk to your doctor or clinic if you are not sure if you need to get vaccinated.
>>MIIC Immunization Record Requests:  Request your immunization record.
More information about measles:  Measles Basics
General information about measles, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment.
Revel with the Daredevils!  Tacos, Silent Auction and Bake Sale May 12  
   This annual fundraiser helps support the Duluth East Daredevils robotics team. Event includes a silent auction, taco dinner, bake sale and fun, kid-friendly activities: drive a robot, build a LEGO robot, robot coloring pages and more.
Friday May 12, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Duluth East High School, 301 N. 40th Avenue East
Cost: $10 per person, $25 per family
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Congdon Park Destination Imagination Team Fundraiser
   The Dominating Doritos will have a multi-family rummage and bake sale this weekend with all of the proceeds going towards the team’s Destination Imagination Global Finals trip in Knoxville, TN.  The location is 4111 Peabody St. (Lakeside).  Dates:  May 12th 9-6 and May 13th 9-1. 

Sharing Their Experiences
   Students from Duluth’s T-12 program stopped by Denfeld High School to share their experiences and talk about the program’s expectations, goals and opportunities – for example, volunteering at the YMCA, participating in dance and theater projects with CHOICE, unlimited and helping out at the Amsoil Arena during UMD Bulldog games.  A dynamic presentation, informative and fun.
2nd Annual Twin Ports Ignite Learning       
Monday May 22, 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 - 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.
>>Patty Paquette, ISD 709 Office of Education Equity
>>Kateri Little, MARSS Coordinator for Duluth Public Schools
>>Paul Manoppo, Technology Teacher at Lincoln Park Middle School
>>Luke Moravec, KEYZone