Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 2/18/22

Reminder: No School February 21-25!

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Spring Conferences 2022 (Virtual for all Duluth K-12 Schools)

Spring conferences may be scheduled by families or directly by teachers. The link below will allow you to sign up to see a teacher this spring if you need a conference. Spring spots are very limited. They will be held via phone call or Google Meet. Your students should have a device and be able to help you get logged into a Google Meet if you're unsure but would prefer that to a phone conference.

Please see below for a link to instructions and the link to Pick A Time to sign up for conferences. If you have been in contact with teachers already, you don't need to schedule a conference time. If you are unable to sign up for a time, we remind you that you can communicate with teachers at any time; just start with an email or call to set something up.

EAST Open House Videos and Conference Meeting Links

These videos may answer a lot of questions you may have about courses and teachers. Start there and then schedule or request a conference if you have any concerns about your student's progress.


Link to instructions for Pick-A-Time.

Link to Pick-A-Time to sign up.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year: March 2-23

Believe it or not, it's time to start planning for next year. Counselors will be working with students to learn about the registration process and to enter their selections. Parents and guardians play a critical role in this process, and we'll do our best to ensure you have all the information you need to help guide your student. Students will be held to the selections they make now as we base schedules and staff on their choices.

Registration Dates and Information

We will now be able to hold the grade level pre-registration meetings during WIN starting March 1st and have the updated registration timeline below.

Part 1 - Pre- Registration Information -Grade level WINS in Auditorium

- Tuesday, March 1st - Grade 9

- Wednesday, March 2nd - Grade 10

- Thursday, March 3rd - Grade 11

- Friday, March 4th - absent students - multi grade

- Registration handouts and information will be shared.

Part 2- Registration with Counselors in English Classrooms- March 10 and 11th

On Thursday and Friday, March 10-11, counselors will visit English classes to help students complete their registration on their Chromebooks.

Thank you for helping students think about their options to be prepared to register by March 9th. The final date for students to add their registration choices is March 23rd.

For any AEO, PSEO, absent student or inquiring parent, we will be sharing all of this out via email and newsletter to students and parents after our class visits.

Thank you for your guidance and helping them through this important process!

STATE BOUND HOUNDS! Congratulations to our MATH TEAM!!

Your Duluth East Math Team is headed to STATE for the second year in a row, but it's the first time IN PERSON! As a team we are 21st out of 162 teams in the state (up from 26th last year). We have earned the most points in East Math Team history as far back as recorded online. We are first in our division and Andrew Sailstad is tied for 1st place individual in the division. We will be heading to St. Paul to compete on Pi Day (3.14). The students are so excited! They are remarkable Greyhounds, and math is only one of their many talents!

Math Team members: Graham Saxton, Aleksandra Gavrilova, Owen Holsinger, Eric Zhou, Jack Broadmoore, Carter Svobodny, Andrew Sailstad, Jared Johnson, Alex Tomzak, Kate Yapel (not pictured), and Sam Hendricks (not pictured).

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State Ski Meet Both the Boys and Girls teams for BOTH Nordic and Alpine Ski took their Section Championships this year and advanced to the state meets! We couldn't be more proud of these entire teams for their hard work this year.

Congratulations to Lauren Carlson, Alpine State Champion! Veronica McHenry came in 10th! The girls came in 4th as a team. The boys team had a great day, too, with Wyatt Schultz coming in 8th overall. The boys team came in 5th.


The Nordic State Meet had a delayed start Thursday due to the cold weather. BOTH of our teams took second place! Congratulations!


Nordic State Athletes:

Oliver Miatke, Ian Morse, Paavo Rova, James Kyes, Carl Morse, Colin Willemsen, Liam Snihurowych, Aiden Fitzpatrick, Aren Carlson, Lily Brown, Jenna Johsnon, Anna-Brita Helmer, Greta Hendrickson, Liesl Cope-Schaeffer, Rowan Bixler, Lydia Kraker, Leah Coleman, Tuuli Rova, Amelia Wise, Grace Chandler

Alpine State Athletes:

Lauren Carlson, Veronica McHenry, Mia Arnold, Abby Myers, Roslyn Hartley, Gretchen Rentschler, Madeline Barnes, Michon Harju, Carter Hegg, Wyatt Schulz, Erik Carlson, Sam Hendricks, Matias Merten, Nathan Momont, Jonathon Viken, Eli Johnson

Minnesota All State Musicians

We would like to give a "shout out" to our Minnesota All-State musicians who will be performing at the MN State Mid-Winter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center this weekend:

All State Band Musicians:

  • Selma Artang
  • Miles Benson
  • Luke Hilliard
  • Christopher Kirby
  • Alexandra Risdal
All State Jazz Band:
  • Andrew Sailstad
  • Wyatt Shutz
All State Orchestra:
  • Kai Braaten
  • Lydia Kraker
  • Sophia Revoir
  • Hannah Deng
  • Eric Zhou

Want to learn more about the Minnesota Music Educators' Association (MMEA) All State Program? Visit their website!

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.


Gerri Settergren, Heath Office Aide ext 2114,

Susan Sederberg, School Nurse ext 2429,

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: *Students experiencing symptoms may request a rapid test from the health office.

Saturday School and Prescription for Success Reminder

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:

  • March 5, 2022
  • March 26, 2022
  • April 9, 2022
  • May 7, 2022
  • May 21, 2022

Attendance Issue Contacts:

Main East High School Number (218)336-8845

Kyle Rock: Assistant Principal Ext. 2348,

Jon Flaa: Assistant Principal Ext. 2325,

Counseling Office Notes

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

Counseling Office Contacts:


Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143,

Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154,

Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041,

Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262,

Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121,

Kerri Persons, Counselor (9th Grade), ext 1345,

Career Center and Counseling Department Newsletter


Activities Office News

Click to view the full activities and facility schedule.

Click to learn more about activities at East!

Click to live stream East events.

Activities Office Contacts


Lynn Carlson, Clerical/Treasurer: ext 2304,

Shawn Roed, Activities Director: ext 2151,

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.

ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools Canvas LogIn

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

Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)

Check out the Duluth Public Library!!

Looking for fun, free entertainment this February break? The Duluth Public Library has you covered!

Stop by the library to…

• stock up on books & movies

• play board games

• play computer games

• participate in our Choose Kindness GooseChase (i.e. scavenger hunt)

• try out virtual reality (ages 13+)

• participate in our Winter Reading Program”

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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