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posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:24 AM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Oct 31, 2013, 7:26 AM ]

East High School Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a solve-it-yourself musical by Rupert Holmes. This musical is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. He died before completing the book and left few clues as to how it would end.  Each night the audience votes on key questions which influence the performance and the ending - every show is different! Drood recently had a revival run on Broadway, earning several Tony Award Nominations

November 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:00PM in the East High School Auditorium, 301 North 40th Avenue East.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Special event:  Friday November 8th is a special Dinner Theatre offering for $25!  At 6:00PM a four-course Victorian meal will be served in The Food For Thought Café by Chef Glen D'Amour. After dinner, diners move to the auditorium for the 7:00PM show. There are a few tickets left for the Dinner Theatre – reserve by calling 336-8845 X2174.


Student teams from Myers-Wilkins Elementary ranked 1st and 6th place at the regional Elementary Knowledge Bowl competition in Mt. Iron, MN. Knowledge Bowl competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests with regional competitions for elementary students in grades 5-6. Depending on the grade division, teams of 4-6 individuals demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills in both oral and written formats. In addition to team competitors, students can also participate as computer operators and scorekeepers.


Superintendent Bill Gronseth received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, recognizing the work Jennifer Madole, Duluth East High School, has done incorporating the East HS School Forest/outdoor classroom into her agriculture and natural resource science classes.  “On the day we stopped in, she was in the middle of a unit of forest management, and the students were learning how to use dichotomous keys to identify the tree species.   Later they will apply this knowledge to wildlife/animal habitat preferences to consider ecosystem impacts and management.  It was very impressive.”

Student Musicians Shine at Duluth East High School's Annual Cafe Concert
Performing groups included the Greyhound Orchestra, Sterling Strings Chamber Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. Each group performed a wide variety of music, from Mozart to Annie Lennox to the theme from the PBS favorite Downton Abbey. Orchestra students provided cookies, bars, punch and coffee throughout the evening's performance.