Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 5/13/22

The final stretch!

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Coming Soon...

  • Wednesday, May 18, starting at 10:46: SENIOR Cap and Gown and Time Capsule Distribution
  • Thursday, May 19: 10:45-1:45 East Job Fair
  • Friday, May 20, 7 pm: Orchestra Spring Concert
  • Saturday, May 21, 9 am: Final Saturday School
  • Monday, May 23, 6 pm: Senior Honors Night
  • Tuesday, May 24, 10 am: Unified Track and Field Invitational at East
  • Tuesday, May 24, 7 pm: Band Pops Concert
  • Friday, May 27: Yearbook Distribution Day!
  • Monday, May 30: NO SCHOOL, Band in Memorial Day Parade
  • Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm: Spring Jazz Concert at Pier B
  • Wednesday, June 1, 7 pm: Baccalaureate Service
  • Thursday, June 2, 7 pm: Final Choir Concert
  • Thursday, June 2: SENIOR Chromebook collection, ALL WORK DUE for seniors by 3:24 pm
  • Friday, June 3: LAST DAY FOR SENIORS!
- 9:55 Graduate Walk through Elementary Schools

- 12:00 Senior Picnic

- 2:40 Final Dog Run


  • Monday, June 6: 9th and 10th Grade Chromebook Collection
  • Tuesday, June 7: 11th Grade Chromebook Collection
  • Wednesday, June 8: MANDATORY Commencement Rehearsal, 9 am Amsoil Arena
  • Wednesday, June 8 7 pm: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, by ticket only, Amsoil Arena
  • Thursday, June 9: Last Day of School for Grades 9-11
  • Friday, June 10: Teacher Workday

Unified Athletics at East! Looking for students for this phenomenal course for 22-23

Duluth East is proud to participate in Unified Athletics and we are looking for students with an interest in joining the class. Please see your counselor or Mrs. Seboe for more information or to apply to be in the course next year.

Unified Physical Education (P.E.) is a unique opportunity for students of varying ability levels and backgrounds to come together on equal terms through ongoing fitness, sports, leadership and wellness activities. Unified P.E. focuses on the physical, intellectual and social growth of all participants. Engaging in physical activity and sport alongside peers with and without disabilities helps to foster important social relationships. Watch this video about Unified PE and Unified Sports.

This year we are also incredibly excited to be hosting the first Northern Minnesota Unified Track and Field Invitational on May 24th right here at East. We will be hosting several other schools and our students and partner athletes, along with a large group of student volunteers, will help host and participate that day. We look forward to expanding our Unified activities in the future!


CIRCLE OF FRIENDS is our Unified Club at East.

Circle Of Friends is taking applications for new members!


Want to meet new friends? Want to be a mentor? Want to make a difference? Apply to be in CIRCLE OF FRIENDS for the 2022-23 school year!


Applications must be filled out and submitted to Ms. Letourneau by June 1st, 2022. You can share with her on Google or print out and turn in your application to room 3059.

Link for application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y1uacavsvvA2bXNIsCjKTNt-FRCBzs9uHRQqqE2E87g/copy?usp=sharing

Pathways 2 Teaching: Consider this course for next year!

A few years ago, Duluth Public Schools, with the help of Dr. Margarita Bianco from the University of Colorado, and in partnership with the College of St. Scholastica, started our own Pathways2Teaching program. We are looking for more incoming 11th and 12th grade students to join this course next year. It's not too late! Contact your counselor or Mrs. Seboe for more information or to sign up for the class. Want to learn more about what Pathways2Teaching is? Read on or visit the program's nationwide website at https://www.pathways2teaching.com/for-potential-students.html.


***This course comes with COLLEGE CREDIT and doesn't require the same qualifications as other CITS courses. Upon successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to receive three (3) college credits for this course from College of St. Scholastica (CSS). This course is equivalent to the CSS college course EDU 1540 - Introduction to Teaching (2 credits) and Introductory Field Experience (1 credit). CSS has waived the entrance requirements for this course because of the unique nature of the program and the desire to make it accessible to ALL students!


Pathways2Teaching Overview

Pathways2Teaching is a concurrent enrollment program designed for 11th & 12th grade students to explore teaching as potential career choice while examining critical issues related to educational justice and earning college credit.

Through the Pathways2Teaching program, high school students:

  • Engage in a weekly field experience working with elementary students on building literacy skills
  • Gain college readiness skills as they learn to navigate the college search and application process
  • Earn 3 -9 college credits upon successful completion of courses
  • Learn to write college essays and research reports
  • Acquire public speaking skills as they present their research findings to families & community
  • Interact with college students and faculty during campus visits and guest lectures
  • Critically examine educational inequities
  • Understand that teaching is an act of love and a way to engage in social justice
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ANGP is proud to announce the EHS Job Fair 2022!

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HOUND PACK LEADER APPLICATION: DUE MAY 16

10th and 11th graders are invited to apply to be Hound Pack Leaders for next year. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 16 at 3 p.m.

Most Final Exams Canceled for Semester 2: REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE THROUGH JUNE 9

1. We will run a normal bell schedule that week instead of extended final exam periods.

2. Attendance is still required. They are normal school days.

3. A handful of CITS courses are still required by our college partners to administer final exams. Teachers will make this very clear to impacted students.

4. Last day for Seniors is Friday, June 3. Last day for grades 9-11 is Thursday, June 9.

2021-2022 Plan to Administer Minnesota Student Survey Passive Consent Notice to Parents

Our school district is asking students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 to participate in the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS). Federal law requires us to notify parents of this school activity. The MSS is conducted in schools across our state every three years.


Questions on the survey include many topics relating to young people’s lives. The survey asks about how well school is going, future plans, out-of-school activities, physical and mental health, relationships, substance use and more. High school students are also asked about sexual behavior. This information about their thoughts and behaviors helps communities and schools develop effective programs and provide better services.


This survey is anonymous. To prevent individuals or families from being identified, students do not provide their names, student identification numbers, or other personal information.


This survey is voluntary. Students will be informed that they may decline to take any part of the survey or the whole survey. You may also choose to have your child not take the survey by completing and returning the form below.


Dates the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) will be administered:

  • Elementary Schools (Grade 5): June 6 - 9

  • Middle Schools (Grade 8): May 30 - June 9

  • High Schools (Grades 9 & 11): May 23 - 27

If you have questions about the survey or would like to review a copy in advance, please contact:

Dr. Tawnyea Lake tawnyea.lake@isd709.org

218.336.8700 x1027


If you do not want your child to take the Minnesota Student Survey, please return this form no later than May 15, 2022. You may do so by email (tawnyea.lake@isd709.org) or by U.S. mail (Duluth Public Schools, Attention: Tawnyea Lake, 4316 Rice Lake Road, Suite 108, Duluth, MN 55811).

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Please stay home if you're sick!

Students and ISD 709 staff who have COVID symptoms can receive a Rapid Testing kit from our office. Please do not send students with symptoms into the building. Call the office to arrange for a pick up.


EAST HEALTH OFFICE

Gerri Settergren, Heath Office Aide ext 2114, geraldine.settergren@isd709.org

Susan Sederberg, School Nurse ext 2429, susan.sederberg@isd709.org

Student COVID Reporting Form

Please use this link to report any positive COVID cases. Duluth Saliva Test Site: DECC Mon-Thurs: 11 A.M. - 6 P.M. Schedule an appt: mncovidtestingappt.as.me *Students experiencing symptoms may request a rapid test from the health office.

Counseling Office Notes

Click for resources both at East and in our local community for supporting student and family mental health.



Counseling Office Contacts:

218-336-8845

Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143, jennifer.labelle@isd709.org

Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154, jamie.savre@isd709.org

Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041, jessica.forsman@isd709.org

Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262, morgan.costley@isd709.org

Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121, laura.horton@isd709.org

Kerri Persons, Counselor (9th Grade), ext 1345, kerri.persons@isd709.org

Congratulations to East High School Counselor, Jamie Savre, for being honored with the Impact Influencer Award. The United States Navy presented this award to Jamie for her unwavering support, leadership, and mentorship of Kai Braaten as he prepares to enter the United States Naval Academy.


Congratulations Kai Braaten and Jamie Savre!

Career Center and Counseling Department Newsletter

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ACCESS NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT AND CAREER CENTER, INCLUDING UPCOMING EVENTS AND COLLEGE / JOB / CAREER / SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION.

Activities Office News

Congratulations to our new Head Cheer Coach - Brynne Schmidt!
To sign up for Cheerleading Tryouts contact Coach Schmidt at

schmidtbrynneisd709@gmail.com

Cheer Tryouts
May 16, 17, and 18, 2022
3:30PM-6:30PM EHS Gym
Must have current physical on file, be fully enrolled and in good academic standing!





Activities Office Contacts

218-336-8845

Lynn Carlson, Clerical/Treasurer: ext 2304, lynn.carlson@isd709.org

Shawn Roed, Activities Director: ext 2151, shawn.roed@isd709.org

East Events Calendar

This is the summary document of all major events at EHS. For full details and team schedules, visit the link at the end of the newsletter. *ALL DATES AND EVENTS ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE due to COVID, weather, etc.

Starbase Expansion Special Guests

Greyhound 9th Graders Zoe Pierson and Sara Chun were nominated by their teacher Mr. Holmstrom at Duluth East to work with the staff at STARBASE and share stories of how STARBASE influenced them and inspired them to consider STEM careers. They visited the STARBASE Expansion Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on May 4. Zoe and Sara were part of the STARBASE program's inaugural year at the 148th and attended the weeklong STEM interactive field trip with their Congdon Park Elementary 5th grade classes. Zoe recalls very fondly participating in this event with her class and her teacher Mrs. Lofstuen.

Zoe and Sara were part of the inaugural year of programming at Starbase Duluth in 2017, and they were excited to be asked to share stories and to get a tour of the new facilities! Thanks to teachers Mrs. Lofstuen and Mr. Holmstrom for continuing to inspire students to wonder, be creative, and see so much opportunity in STEM and STEAM topics.


Want to learn more about Starbase Minnesota? Visit their website: https://www.starbasemn.org/duluth/

ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools Canvas LogIn

This is the link for all students, staff, and families of Duluth Public Schools.

ONE Saturday School Left!

Saturday School and Prescription for Success are an opportunity for students to make up time from unexcused absences/unexcused tardies, to complete unfinished school work, projects or tests/quizzes, and to receive tutoring from an East National Honor Society Student. The Prescription for Success is a voluntary agreement between teacher and student that allows for work to be made up during Saturday School. Quality work completed during that time will be given at least 60% credit. Students can be assigned a specific tutor to assist while at Saturday School. Students should see their classroom teacher if they would like to take part in Prescription for Success or would like a tutor for Saturday School.


Remaining Saturday School Dates for 21-22 School Year:

  • May 21, 2022


Attendance Issue Contacts:

Main East High School Number (218)336-8845

Kyle Rock: Assistant Principal Ext. 2348, kyle.rock@isd709.org

Jon Flaa: Assistant Principal Ext. 2325, jon.flaa@isd709.org

Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)

SENIORS: Learn about Cirrus Event at East: Thursday, May 26

Cirrus is one of our local industry partners in our Manufacturing and Engineering Career Pathway. We are excited to have them join us at East this year for a unique event that seeks to find new employees from among high school students. Cirrus will be here on May 26 from WIN through both lunches. They will have a table set up in the commons and will have a sign up for WIN to learn more. If a student is interested in a job at Cirrus they could even have a private on-the-spot interview right here at East that day!


This event is for ANY student graduating and would not require any prior skills or knowledge (NOTE: You do not have to be a CTE Manufacturing and Engineering student, but obviously that does make you a great candidate). If hired, Cirrus will train you and work with you so you can have a full-time job this summer. After this summer experience, you can either stay on and continue or if you are planning on attending college in the fall, Cirrus will work with you to modify your schedule so you could work part time while going to school.

Their only requirements to start as an entry-level technician are:

  • Graduate from High School/GED **or get one in 3 months
  • Pass a drug test

Cirrus is offering a wide variety of full and part time shifts:

4-day work week: Morning/Day 10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday

4-day Work week: Afternoon/Night 2nd shift Monday-Thursday

3 Day Shift (work 36 but get paid for 40): Friday, Saturday Sunday

Part-Time: Varies by Technician’s schedule and we accommodate

Learn more about careers at Cirrus:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p49D8MalU3_4GVkQe2VhYxyq_at2J6R0/view?usp=sharing

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Sign Up for the All Night Grad Party!

Graduation will be here before you know it. Plan to come and celebrate your graduation with the Class of 2022 at the All Night Grad Party on June 8, 2022! The party will take place at the Duluth Essentia Heritage Center, and buses will transport you from the DECC to the Duluth Essentia Heritage Center right after your graduation. There will be LOTS of entertainment, great food, and prizes! DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT THAT IS PLANNED FOR YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES! If you haven't registered for this fun event, it’s not too late. Just need to stop by the main office and pick up a registration form near the ANGP Dog House & turn it in!
ANGP Registration/Agreement Form

This form and payment can be turned in to the ANGP box located in the high school office at any time. We will have paper copies available.

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Duluth East High School

Principal: Danette Seboe

Assistant Principals: Jon Flaa, Kyle Rock

Activities Director: Shawn Roed