Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 3/25/22

Busy Spring!

Remember: Students may not order food for delivery during the school day. It will be turned away and you will lose your money!

Spring Craziness

March, April, and May fly by for high school communities. With the easing of COVID restrictions our spring is even more chaotic as we try to pack in some of the high school experiences we've lost. Winter hasn't let us go yet so many spring games will be rescheduled filling the last weeks of school even more.

We'll do our best to keep you informed. These newsletters will be considerably longer than previous ones so please hang onto them for reference later. We do add them all to the website at https://www.isd709.org/duluth-east/duluth-east-newsletters.


Senior Reminders:

All book fees are due, overdue fines were just sent again in the mail. Commencement tickets will not be issued to students until all fees, overdue books, chromebooks, and chargers have been returned. Watch for more information about these deadlines.

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Sources of Strength Spirit Week: April 4-8

Recently, Sources has been busy planning our upcoming Spring Week April 4th - 8th! Partnering with Association, we have managed to plan out a very exciting week to welcome spring for our East students.


The theme this year is Seasons of East, and our days are laid out as follows:

  • Monday is Summer Beach Day! You should dress in your beach clothes (but of course, all within the parameters of the dress code) for a sunny day at the beach!
  • Tuesday is Autumn Day! Dress up in a Halloween costume (no weapons allowed) or dress in a fall aesthetic.
  • Wednesday is Winter Weather Day! Dress up in your favorite winter gear for the winters storms ahead.
  • By Thursday, Spring has Sprung! Dress in gardening and rain gear, because April showers may bring May flowers in other places, but here we always expect a shower!
  • And on Friday, dress as your strongest part of the wheel! Show your support for SOS!



There are WIN period and after-school activities planned for every day as well, and we hope to see the participation of everyone!


On Monday, there will be collections for a book sale taking place on Thursday during WIN. If you have any books to donate, feel free to drop them off in the Career Center! On Tuesday, we will be having a fundraiser through Qdoba, so maybe think about showing your support and getting some great dinner! A portion of sales between 4-8 pm will go toward SOS.


If you’ve never attended a semi-formal, now’s your chance! In place of Harvest, Exec Board is hosting Spring Fling! It will be happening at East on Friday from 8-10:30 pm! Tickets are $11 online and $10 in person.


We are so excited to celebrate spring with each and every one of you! Here’s to new beginnings!

Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Update

The Daredevils have been busy recently! After almost a complete reboot from Covid, we found ourselves starting over. After getting the team up and running again, we hosted a successful kickoff to our build season on January 8th at East, and we have been working hard ever since. This year, our robot is called Anvil, and so far, it can climb, intake and shoot balls, and play defense.


From March 3-5, we attended the Northern Lights Regional at the DECC and placed 34th out of 53 teams. From April 7-9, we will be attending the North Star Regional in the Twin Cities. We are excited to keep competing, building, and planning.


While our Fabrication team has been hard at work, our Logistics team is looking ahead. After making all the plans for our upcoming regional, they are beginning to work on plans for the summer tournament hosted at East, the Gitchi Gummi Get Together (it will be held this year from July 15-16), our summer elementary and middle school camps, and more!


On April 14, 2022, we are hosting our seventh annual Revel With the Daredevils fundraiser event! It will run from 5:00 - 8:00 in the Duluth East cafeteria, and there will be food, a silent auction, a bake sale, robot demonstrations, and more! Tickets will be available at the door, and prices will be sent out soon! Here is the link to the RSVP form: Revel With the Daredevils RSVP form. We hope to garner as much support as we can at this event! There will be more details to come, and for more information, please feel free to email team@daredevils2512.org or contact us through our website: daredevils2512.org.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

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Spring Testing Calendar

Please note the following test dates that apply to some students. If your student is included, avoid scheduling appointments or trips during these times. Thank you!


  • Tuesday, March 29: ACT Test for some juniors
  • April 4-7: MCA Reading test for all 10th graders (administered in English classes)
  • April 11-14: MCA Math test for all 11th graders (administered in Social Studies classes)
  • May 2-5: MCA Science test for Biology students (mostly 10th grade, administered in Biology classes)
  • May 2-13: AP Exams for some students in current or completed AP courses

FINAL EXAMS (more info coming soon, these dates are mandatory!)

  • May 31-June 2: Final Exams for SENIORS
  • June 7-9: Final Exams for Grades 9-11
Purchase Tickets to East Events

Prom, Spring Fling, and Music Concert Tickets: Please note that there are open and close dates for ticket sales for each event. While you can see the event you may not be able to purchase tickets yet.

SEMI FORMAL DANCE FOR GRADES 9-12!

Spring Fling tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 30 online and during lunches. They can be purchased online until 3 hours prior to the dance and can also be purchased at the door.

REMEMBER:

1. Because this is going to be held at East, we will will not be able to include visitors. Only current East students in good standing will be admitted. Don't purchase a ticket if you aren't sure this applies to you. Check in with a principal first if you have questions. We will be verifying East enrollment.

2. This is a SEMI FORMAL, not a formal. Dress your best out of your closet. There is no need to go buy something new, get hair and nails done, rent a suit, etc.

3. Tickets will be available for online sales and cash sales. Remember, even if a ticket has been purchased, we will not allow any students not currently enrolled as an East student to attend.

4. Students who are removed from a dance will not be allowed to attend another one for 6 months. (This includes prom!)

General Dance Rules and Expectations

It's been awhile, so we are reminding everyone of our dance rules and expectations that we reviewed at the beginning of the year.

Guidelines:
  • Students are not allowed to leave the dance and return later.
  • Students will respect and be courteous to all staff and fellow students.
  • Students cannot be under the influence of chemicals and/or alcohol. Any student suspected of being under the influence will be denied entrance or removed from the dance. Dances are chemical and tobacco free. Any student in possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other chemicals will be escorted out of the dance and may be referred to the Officer on Duty.
  • Law enforcement is present at dances and students suspected or found to be in violation will be referred to law enforcement immediately.
  • Dancing must be school appropriate.
  • All school policies and rules apply during dances.

PROM IS ON!

Tickets will be available online and in person starting April 25th for $25/person. Prom is on May 7th from 8-11 pm at the Harborside Ballroom at the DECC. Grand March will be in the East auditorium from 4:30-5 pm. Grand March is free with a paid prom ticket.

Reminders:

1. Tickets may only be purchased by current East 11th and 12th grade students.

2. You may bring one guest who is in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade or UNDER 21, not 21.

3. Visitors from other schools must have a completed Visitor Form submitted BY MAY 2.

Visitor forms are available on our website under forms or you may pick up a paper copy in our office.

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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.

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.

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

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SPRING TRYOUT INFORMATION

Softball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Dance Team, Cheerleading

Activities Office News

Film Festival Submissions

Red and Grey week may seem far away, but it’s not as far as you think. Film Club and Exec are pairing up to bring you a film festival of our very own. Submissions for the Duluth East Film Festival are open from now until April 25th! We would like submissions to be less than 8 minutes long, and they should align with the theme: The East PRIDE Campaign! The parts of this campaign are peace, respect, integrity, diversity, and enthusiasm. At the festival, awards will be given for different aspects of the films. Please send your submissions to maggie.muller2@isd709.org. We’re excited to see your submissions!

Science Superstars!

Regional Science Fair

Stella Harbson, Emelyn Beaster, and Lucia Nelson all participated in the Regional Science Fair Competition at UMD in March. All three students placed first in each of their categories, and will be competing at the state competition later this spring.


Stella Harbson: "Does Awareness of Misleading Questions Reduce Memory Inaccuracy?"

Emelyn Beaster: "Qualitative Analysis of the Effects of Climate Change on Wildfire Occurrence and Severity in Northeast MN."

Lucia Nelson: "Study Notes: How Music Affects Learning."


Toothpick Bridge Break Off

The (in)famous toothpick bridge break-off is complete. Over 50 students were on hand to test their bridges to failure. Each of their bridges had already held 15 kg (2.2 lbs./kg). Before the competition, awards were handed out for most aesthetically pleasing. Here are the results:


Most Aesthetically Pleasing

1st place - Emma Waddick

2nd Place- Andrew Lussier

3rd place - JT Norick


Then came the strongest bridge competition. After about 20 minutes of loading up to 30 kg, only three bridges remained. When all was said and done, it wasn't close...Izzy Williams was the champ. In dramatic fashion Izzy's bridge held over 51 kg as the testing equipment failed before her bridge did! Here are the final results:


Strongest Bridge


1st place - Izzy Williams (51+ kg...over 112 lbs.)

2nd Place- Elsa Jones (37 kg)

3rd place - Owen Steiner (33.5 kg)



Congrats to all who made it to the break-off.

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.

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 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, kyle.rock@isd709.org

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

Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)

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Attention Seniors!

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