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posted Sep 18, 2015, 7:29 AM by Communications ISD 709

From the Duluth News Tribune:

Congratulations Cal Harris, Chosen for “20 Under 40” Leadership Recognition!

   Cal is Achievement Center coordinator for ISD 709, providing students with leadership training, goal setting, organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and decision-making, problem-solving and motivation skills.  Cal serves as President of the Twin Ports African American Men's Group; founder of African American Student Alliance; co-founder of Guys with Ties, an after-school program at Lincoln Park Middle School; volunteer at Neighborhood Youth Services; a member of Prince Hall Freemasonry; and a member of the NAACP.

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Duluth Community Education 2015 Fall Class Schedule Available Online 

   The Duluth Community Education Fall 2015 schedule of classes and activities is available online for viewing and secure registration at  

   Community Education offers opportunities to learners of all ages through:

Adult enrichment and youth activities - take a class in computers, music, yoga, cooking, painting, fitness, digital photography, languages, retirement planning, travel planning, swimming, dancing, much more - something for everyone

Adult basic education - GED and Adult High School Diploma - It's never too late to learn

Early childhood programs

School readiness/Pre-K

KEY Zone school-age care and academic enrichment

Drivers education

Aquatics classes

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

   For more information email:communityeducation@isd709.orgor call 218-336-8760 or visit  


Minnesota State High School League - Why We Play  

   During the September Education Committee meeting, high school activity directors presented information aboutWhy We Play.  It’s part of the MSHSL’s Coaches Education Program, geared toward providing student athletes with a richer experience - one that fosters learning, growth, fun, and a connection to caring adults in the school community.

   While the goal for high school sports programs is to win games, conferences and state championships, the purposeof a high school sports program is to develop in students the skills they need to be successful in life.  That takes intention and focus and requires clear expectations and support for coaches. 

   Why We Play works to help students become better athletes and through that process help them grow as people, develop their potential, provide a connectedness to school and learn important life skills:

--Being responsible

--Striving for excellence

--Learning from mistakes and failure

--Helping others succeed

--Overcoming adversity

--Being a contributing member of a team

Click here to watch the MSHSL Why We Play coaches training video.


From the City of Duluth Parks & Recreation:

Free Open Skating

Heritage Sports Center

120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth


Every Wednesday that school is in session:  September 16 - June 1, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

MEA School Release Days:  October 15 & 16, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Special Skating Parties:  6:30PM-8:00PM

--Boo Bash, October 28

--Gobbler Glide, November 18

--Skate with Santa, December 16

--Skate for Your Heart, February 10

Holiday Break

--Monday, December 28, 10:00AM-12:00Noon

--Tuesday, December 29, 10:00AM-12:00Noon

--Thursday, December 31, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Semester Break

--Friday, January 22, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Mid-Winter Break

--February 15-19, 2:00PM-4:00:00PM

Spring Break

--April 4-8, 2:00PM-4:00PM