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posted May 22, 2017, 1:53 PM by Communications ISD 709

Congratulations to Troy Erie, Lowell Elementary – Recipient of the 2017 Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award and $5,000!
   We're proud of Troy Erie, the 2017 Nominees, and all Duluth public school teachers who are making a difference in the lives of students every day! Many thanks to the Goldfine Family and the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Duluth East Daredevils Win 2017 Minnesota State Robotics Championship!
   Congratulations to the Duluth East Daredevils and their alliance partners for winning the 2017 MSHSL State Championship for FIRST Robotics!   The Daredevils alliance included ERRORS Robotics (Woodbury, MN) and FRED Robotics (Warroad, MN).  
Below is a link about the event, including a list of teams that competed.  
2017 Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program 
   Funded by the USDA, meals are provided to children 18 years of age and under without charge, adults who accompany their children can purchase a meal for $3.85.  Meals are served June 13 - August 25, 2017 (no meal service on July 4, 2017).
--Breakfast:  8:00AM to 10:30AM
--Lunch:  11:30AM – 1:00PM 
   Menus include a variety of food items: hot entrees, salads, sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, bread, milk, and dessert items.  Join us for good food and friendly service!
ISD 709 Summer Meal Locations
>Lester Park Elementary, 5300 Glenwood Street 
>Lowell Elementary, 2000 Rice Lake Road (opens June 19) 
>Myers-Wilkins Elementary, 1027 N 8th Avenue East
>Piedmont Elementary, 2827 Chambersburg Avenue
>Laura MacArthur Elementary, 720 North Central Avenue
>Stowe Elementary, 715 – 101st Avenue West
>Lincoln Park Middle School, 3215 West Third Street 
>Denfeld High School, 401 North 44th Avenue West 
Activities, Accomplishment, Appreciation
>>Piedmont Panther Pride Pow Wow:  Piedmont held their first Panther Pride Pow Wow, hosted by ISD 709 American Indian Education and the school, congratulations!  
>>Duluth East High School Plant Science Greenhouse Sale - May 24 & 25 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, 301 N 40th Ave E, Duluth.  Specialty Geraniums, Pansies, Marigolds, Rosemary, Nasturtium and much more.
>>Lester Park Plant Sale on May 24 and 25, from 1:00PM – 6:00PM, 5300 Glenwood St, Duluth.  A variety of flowers, including hanging baskets, tomatoes, herbs, and vegetables
>>Duluth Community Garden Program Plant and Seed Sale, May 27 from 8:00AM – 1:00PM (8:00AM open to DCGP Members, 9:00AM open to all), Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Over 50 different types of vegetable and flower starts for sale and even more seeds.  .
>>Congdon Park Plant Sale to support the school garden and compost initiatives. Thursday, June 1, 2:30PM – 6:00PM, 3116 E Superior St, Duluth.  Veggies, fruit, herbs and perennial plants, as well as native flowers for your summer garden.  All plants at great prices. 
>>Bike Safety Time:  Students at Ordean East Middle School enjoyed a day outside learning bike and scooter safety tips. Thank you, Chuck Tolo, for helping make this opportunity possible!
>>Learning and Environmental Stewardship:  Students in Duluth East’s Plant Science course planted over 200 trees around the school’s campus and school forest.  Plant Sciences is part of the Agriculture and Forestry career cluster available through ISD 709’s Career & Technical Education program.  

>>A Beautiful Day for a Hike:  Students from Ms. Seaman and Ms. Fabbro's classes at Denfeld High School took a trip to Ely Peak in Western Duluth. Students hiked along the Superior Hiking trail which included a walk through an abandoned railway tunnel. This was a delightful experiential education experience with opportunities to interact with nature and to practice working together and communicating with peers.
Joseph W. Mrkonich Scholarships Announced   
   JWM Scholarships are awarded annually to seniors who exemplify the work ethic, sportsmanship, and strong character that Coach Mrkonich role modeled over the years. The scholarship includes $2,000 toward post secondary study, a dinner in the recipients’ honor at the Kitchi Gammi Club and recognition at the Honors Banquet in May.
Annie Reichhoff – Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse
John Thompson – Basketball, Track, CC
Tyler Seymour – Football, Basketball, Baseball
Erin Teichrow – Soccer, Basketball, and Track
   The Joseph W. Mrkonich Scholarship originated in 1991 by The Noper Foundation, a group of Class of ’72 East alumni.  It is named after Minnesota Football Coaches Hall of Fame member and legend Joe Mrkonich, a teacher and coach at East from 1963-1987. 
Book Reading and Discussion – LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
   No House to Call My Home is an award-winning book about LGBTQ youth homelessness. Ryan Berg will follow his reading with a discussion about the host home model, an ‘outside-the-system’ community and
volunteer-based response to youth homelessness.
Thursday, May 25 at 5:30PM
Teatro Zuccone - 222 E Superior Street, Duluth MN