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posted Aug 19, 2015, 12:57 PM by Communications ISD 709


   ISD 709 schools and school offices will be closed Wednesday September 2  from 7:30AM to 12:30PM for staff development day (athletic practices will take place as scheduled by coaches).  Staff development activities focus on researched-based best practices to improve student learning and strategies for strengthening the focus on culture in our schools.  Thanks for your patience!


Correction for hard copy Back to School Newsletters:  The front page includes an outdated start & end time for high schools.  The correct start/end times are 9:00AM to 3:24PM as indicated on the School Contact list inside the newsletter.


Duluth School Board Honors Pack 13 Gary-New Duluth

   Duluth School Board members took time to thank and recognize the Cub Scouts of

Pack 13, Gary-New Duluth during their August meeting.

   Earlier this year, Pack 13 took a walk on the nature trail behind Stowe Elementary School. The trail is used by students throughout the school year for educational and recreational purposes.  During the walk, they noticed that many of the birdhouses along the trail were in disrepair and in need of replacement. They addressed this need as a service project, building a dozen new birdhouses and installing them on the trail this summer.   

   Many thanks to the leadership and Scouts of Pack 13 for helping improve the nature trail behind Stowe Elementary!


Accomplishments, Activities, Appreciation

--The Denfeld High School Cheerleading Team earned the Top Team Performance Award and All Camp Spirit Awardduring a four-day Varsity Spirit & National Cheerleading Association camp in St. Cloud.  The team earned Excellent and Superior ratings on their chant and cheer, learned new routines, attended captain’s classes, practiced new stunts and jumps and made a lot of new friends.   

--Alex Jenko and Riley Jenko, Denfeld High School, took third place in the 6th Annual High School Muskie Tournament on Lake Vermillion.  Alex and Riley earned their spot with 29 and 25 inch northern.  Twenty-two youth grades 9-12 from around the state, who had qualified via sectional tournaments, participated in trying their luck in catching, measuring, photographing, and releasing muskies in an attempt to become state champion