September 14, 2018
ISD 709 School News
Denfeld High School Alum Climbs in Honor and Remembrance of 9/11 First Responders
Bill Trethewey, who wants to be a firefighter someday, had his own way of marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Trethewey, 22, a student in the firefighting program at Lake Superior College, returned to his alma mater — Denfeld High School in Duluth — in full gear to recreate the climb up the World Trade Center towers by some of the 343 firefighters who died there.
High School Chefs Cooking Up Community Support
Students in ISD 709’s Culinary Arts program and their instructor, Chef Glenn D’Amour, are cooking up a special recipe for the 27th Annual United Way Chili Cook-off! The event draws over 1,500 chili lovers and over 40 chilies. Area chefs vie for bragging rights while the public joins the fun by sampling and voting for their favorite.
Please give these high school chefs your vote if you attend!
2018 Head of the Lakes United Way Chili Cook-Off
Date/Time: September 20, 2018, 5-7 pm
Cost: $8 Adult/$3 Kids 5-12/under 5 Free
2018 Duluth Education Levy
On November 6, voters are asked to consider renewing and increasing education funding in Duluth.
Please Vote November 6, 2018
Most staff members took part in the online training in August and there's a train-the-trainer workshop happening in September. We expect to introduce changes in our lockdown procedure step by step over the course of the school year.
>>The Business Committee reviewed information regarding refinancing Long Range Facilities Plan debt to reduce costs and save taxpayer dollars.
>>The Business Committee also reviewed information related to setting its maximum levy certification. School districts are required by the state to do this in September. A specific dollar amount will be reviewed and approved in December. This action allows the Board the most flexibility in determining the final levy amount in December.
>>The Education Committee reviewed North Star Accountability results for Duluth, see below for links to details.
>>The Education Committee also discussed how passage of Question 3 of the November 6 Duluth Education Levy could be invested in classroom technology for students and teachers, teacher training and infrastructure.
Sharing Denfeld's School Spirit and Hunter Pride
Principal Tonya Sconiers made a brief appearance on KUMD Radio, they played a short excerpt of her welcome address to the class of 2022, school spirit and the Link Crew program were discussed.
Former Denfeld Student’s Stolen Art Recovered
A former Denfeld High School student’s artwork that disappeared from a student display at the Miller Hill Mall last year has been recovered.Duluth News Tribune Article
Celebration of Music Highlights Young Talent
In this PBS series, Ethan Bortnick will search for young talents across America and play host to them at local PBS studios nationwide. Participants have an opportunity win a guest spot performing in front of the cameras on television, and to appear live onstage at one of Bortnick's concerts.
Local participants include several Duluth Public School students:
>>Cadence Graber, Homecroft Elementary
>>Lussi Salmela, Duluth East
>>Northern Lights: Cate Peterson, Cici Stender and Sylvie Markham, Ordean East Middle School; Katie Higgins and Lussi Salmela, Duluth East High School.
Learn more & vote for your favorite contestent: https://celebrationofmusic.com/home