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posted Jan 2, 2015, 3:01 PM by Communications ISD 709

Open House Event:  Academic Excellence Online High School

Wednesday January 7, 2015

3:00PM – 6:00PM

215 North First Avenue East, Room 100  Duluth, MN

Learn more about how AEO can help achieve student goals

--Lessons Demonstrations


--Meet the teachers

--Take an assessment, see if online learning is right for your

--Test personal devices for ease and compatibility

--Opportunities to learn about and/or initiate the enrollment process

More Info:  218-336-8766 or


Look For Duluth Community Education Schedule of Classes and Activities January 4

   The Duluth Community Education Winter 2015 schedule of classes and activities will be published this weekend (January 4) with the Duluth Budgeteer News.  It will also be available online for viewing and secure registration beginning Monday January 5.

   Community Education offers opportunities to learners of all ages through:

  • Early childhood programs
  • School readiness/Pre-K
  • KEY Zone school-age care and academic enrichment
  • Adult basic education -GED and Adult High School Diploma - It's never too late to learn
  • Driver education
  • Aquatics classes
  • Adult enrichment and youth activities - take a class in computers, music, yoga, cooking, painting, fitness, digital photography, languages, much more - something for everyone

   These programs are open to any area resident, are affordable and close to home.

   For more information email: or call 218-336-8760 or visit  Celebrate the new season with us, see you at class!


Help Prevent Influenza (The Flu)

   The flu season is here, please do your part to help us keep school a healthy place to learn:

·         Please keep children home if they have flu-like symptoms.  This includes a fever of 100 degrees or greater, including a cough and/or sore throat.  If your child says they aren’t feeling well, please check their temperature to see if they have a fever.

·         Keep children home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing drugs.

·         Teach children to cough or sneeze into their sleeve and to wash their hands frequently.

   When you report your child’s absence to their school, please indicate if your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, including a cough and/or sore throat.  This information helps us to keep track of influenza in our schools.


FIRST® Robotics Competition Duluth Kickoff Event January 3

   On Saturday January 3, nearly 75,000 high school robotics students worldwide will receive the 2015 FIRST Robotics Challenge.  In Duluth, about 23 local teams will gather at UMD for a kickoff event.    

   All teams, grades 9-12, will be shown the new 2015 robotics game field and challenge for the first time and will receive an exciting, new kit of parts made up of motors, batteries, a control system, and a mix of automation components – with limited instructions. Teams will have six weeks to design and build a robot to meet this year’s engineering challenge