Ordean East Middle School News
Vol. 3 Issue 15 - March 11, 2022
You can access our daily video announcements from the school webpage.Scroll to the bottom right corner of the homepage. You will find up-to-date information about after school activities, lunch menu, & more.
Middle School Track Season Returns this Spring- Watch for more information in the daily announcements
Jae Olberg - Supervisory Assistant
Robyn Williams- Building Wide Substitute Teacher
Dianna Hazelton- Dean of Leadership & Student Support
Sharon Dawson- Building Wide Special Education Paraprofessional
We are still seeking more awesome people to join the OEMS staff- LPN Heath Assistant, Ojibwemowin Paraprofessional, Supervisory Assistants, Cafeteria Helpers, Special Education Paraprofessionals
Give us a call to learn more or
Click here to apply- https://www.applitrack.com/duluth/onlineapp/default.aspx
Celebrate National School Social Work Week - Tracy Litman
Swim Instruction Returns to Physical Education Class
8th graders will have the first rotation in the pool.
A. Swimsuit appropriate for class- no zippers or metal on the suits, non-shredding material, One piece suit and no cut-offs
B. Swim cap of your own (latex caps are sold at school for $3.00)
C. Towel for swimming/showering; small size is appropriate, no big beach towels please the lockers are small!
D. Shampoo, deodorant, etc. must be in plastic containers!
Please label all personal items- swim cap, small towel, etc. with a permanent marker
East High Band Students Welcomed OEMS Band Students for a Private Concert Last Week
No personal electronics in class- Away for the School Day
We are only 10 school days in and we are seeing positive results! There is a difference in social interactions of students and a reduction in questionable behaviors related to devices.
Since this is a new practice, there are daily reminders over the announcements at the start of the day and staff have been having individual conversations reminding students as well. For those students needing multiple reminders, a parent/guardian has been notified and a plan is made to ensure follow-through.
Thank you for the continued support of our pilot program. It's not easy, but it's worth it.
Many Thanks to the OEMS PTA and School Community for Donating a Meal for Staff on Conference Night! It is such a special treat.
The digital magazine features art in all mediums created by MN youth ages 12 - 22, who have experience with mental health or disorders and/or who have been affected by the education, criminal justice, child welfare or mental health systems.
Masks Optional, As of March 7
The updated COVID-19 community levels released Thursday, March 3 showed community levels were low in St. Louis County. Based on that update, Duluth Public Schools shifted to optional, rather than requiring, masking as of Monday, March 7.
We want students, staff and families to know we fully support those who still want to wear masks. Bullying or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
Ordean East Middle School
"We are focused on and committed to our students' learning."
Main Office: Anna Fridsma
Attendance: Dawn Warner
Principal: Gina Kleive
Assistant Principals: Rachel Jackson & Michael Emerson
Dean of Leadership & Student Support: Dianna Hazelton
School Counselors: Ashley Kedrowski & Sarah Seglem
School Social Worker: Tracy Litman