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November 21, 2018

ISD 709 School News

2018 Duluth Public Schools Annual Report for the Community

Citizens are invited to review the 2018 Annual Report, including student achievement and school climate strategies, cultural competence, staff development, exceptional learning opportunities, use of resources and student progress.

Video - Overview

Booklet - More Detail

Web Page - Plans & Reports

State Recognition for Lincoln Park Middle School

For the second year in a row, Lincoln Park Middle School is the recipient of Minnesota Sustaining Exemplar Schools Recognition.

The award recognizes schools that are doing outstanding work to improve school climate; that have completed Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports implementation and are continuing to achieve positive student outcomes. Criteria are based on effective implementation of national PBIS standards.

Schools must document the work of their leadership team and provide a system measuring effort, fidelity and outcomes. They must show data analysis and action planning, sustainability efforts and giving back at the local, state or national level.

This is no easy task. It’s not one and done. It requires thoughtful planning, staff development and implementation - not just one day but every day.

We're proud of the work being done at Lincoln Park. Congratulations to teachers, staff and administration; we appreciate all you do to promote safe, welcoming environments in our schools.

Congratulations, Newly Tenured Teachers

Following three years of rigorous evaluations, observations, in-servicing and mentoring, teachers and administrators who meet district standards and expectations are granted tenure. This year’s newly tenured teachers were presented to the School Board and received formal recognition at the November 20 Annual Meeting.

Denfeld, Duluth East HOSA Students Lend a Hand

Denfeld and Duluth East Medical Occupation HOSA students volunteered their time to help the MN Epilepsy Foundation with an event for individuals and families. Great to see students volunteering and applying their training to help support the community!
Denfeld, Duluth East Career & Technical Education:
https://www.isd709.org/career-and-technical-education/index

Piedmont Elementary Students Launch Weather Balloon

Watch the video

Thank you, Loni Lyons, for the link!

Duluth East Alliance Wins Pre-Season Competition
The Duluth East Daredevils 2512 robotics team and alliance partners Nightcrawlers 2052 and Green Machine 1816 took home the Minne-Mini Championship Title with a winning score of 369!
The Minne-Mini was held in Prior Lake, MN and included more than 30 teams. This is an off-season competition where teams compete with last year’s robot and play last year’s FRC game. The event gives new team members a real view and feel of a FIRST robotics competition and helps refuel all FIRST teams as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Follow the Daredevils on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daredevils2512/

Denfeld, Duluth East Bands Rock Christmas City of the North Parade

Lots of time and prep for this annual community event!

Denfeld Video

Duluth East Video

Through Our Eyes, November 30
This photography exhibition will feature photos of Indigenous youth taken by Indigenous youth who live at Gimaajii and in Duluth. The photos are featured in AICHO’s 2019 calendar as well. The show is free and open to the public. Thank you, Ivy Vainio, for this information.

November 30, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center

202 W. 2nd Street, Duluth