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May 2017 - At the All-City Track Meet at Public Schools Stadium, Ordean East students set several records! Please congratulate all of the athletes for an amazing track season.  New Record holders are as follows:

 

6th Grade -

Liv Leavelle girls 100m

Rachel Hagen girls 400m

Courtney Lane girls 800m

 

4x200m girls - Jenna Horvat, Grace Beaster, Emma Dauner, Emelyn Beaster

4x100m boys -  Corey Young, John Ramberg, Leif Ziring, Addison Kent

4x200m boys - Corey Young, John Ramberg, Leif Ziring, Addison Kent

 

Girls long jump - Emelyn Beaster (Tied for the longest jump in the meet as a 6th grader!)

 

7th Grade -  

4x400 boys - Eli Kramer, David Wallerstein, Jackson Descombaz, Mason Branstrator

 

Girls 4x400m relay

Sophia Przybyl, Natalie Miller, Ella Lundstrom, Sydney Boerboom

 

8th Grade -

Boys 1600m - Nick Lafontaine

Boys 4x400m - Simon Randorf, Mathew Thompson, Nick Lafontaine,

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Boys long jump - Mathew Ireno (set a record that held since 1975)

 

We are proud of all of you!



Congratulations to the Ordean East Middle School students competing at the Minnesota State History Day at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Honorable mention was awarded to Christopher Kirby, Elle Westrum and Keegan McAuliffe.  The students were entered in the following categories:


Junior Individual Documentary:

Christopher Kirby The Branching Out of BaseballIMG_20170429_115456_989.jpg

Joey Warner Bob Dylan Taking a Stand Against VietnamIMG_20170429_113652_796 (1).jpg

Sophia Grunzke-Johnson  Sarah Grimke: Taking a Stand In History for Women’s Rights

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Junior Individual Exhibit:

Elle Westrum Nellie Bly: 10 Days InsaneIMG_20170429_110156_561.jpg

Keegan McAuliffe   “Failure Is Impossible” Taking a Stand for Women’s Suffrage

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Natalie Miller Uncovering the Quality: Blackwell’s AsylumIMG_20170429_110115_191 (1).jpg


Junior Individual Web Site:

Annalise Borman Princess Kai’ulani: The Peaceful WarriorIMG_0269.JPG







   Colin Willemsen competed locally at Ordean East Middle School and placed in the top 100 qualifiers out of thousands of students competing statewide. He traveled to Mankato State University for the Minnesota Geographic Bee and did an outstanding job, placing in the top 30%. Congratulations, Colin, you’ve certainly mapped out a path to success!



April 2017



Ordean East Destination Imagination team "Ham United" took 2nd place at the MN State tournament last weekend!   They are advancing to the Global Finals competition for the first time, competing in the Engineering category.  
Congratulations to Ethan Cole, Jade Westrum, Annika Julsrud, Parker Gaida, Wes Chura, Lucas Harrison and Matthew Ball.  They will be representing MN in May in Tennessee.

March 2017


The following sixth graders have artwork exhibited in the Duluth Public Schools Art Exhibition at Miller Hill Mall.

The show opens Monday night, March 20, and runs through Sunday March 26.  The opening reception is Monday March 20 from 4-6 PM.

The exhibition is in the Barnes & Noble Court.  Any purchases made from Barnes and Noble on the 20th result in donations to the art programs - just mention the student art exhibition!


Haley Zelen

Nickolas Seeley

Andre Good

Colin Willemson

Axel Davidson

Noah Marks

Halie Norlen

Brayden Rock

Adriana Lee

Ryan Carlson

Cate Peterson

Aidan Hampton

Zoe Ammerman

Sydney Zwak

Veronica Wahman

Caden Blix

Yoko Nakajima

Elijah Barrieau

Liv Leavelle

Jacob Wilson

Congratulations!


City Records Set at All City Swim Meet!

   Congratulations to the following middle school students for setting new records at the All City Swim Meet held this month at Ordean East:


>>Owen Manchester: 200 Freestyle 2:00.52, 50 Freestyle :24.66

>>Beau Giddings: 100 IM 1:03.6250 Butterfly 28.14 (27.94)

>>Haley Zelen: 50 Freestyle 28.82100 Freestyle 1:05.48

>>Maari Rohrbaugh: 50 Backstroke 33.23

>>Dylan Manchester: 300 Freestyle 3:41.13100 Backstroke 1:16.07

>>Erik Oase: 50 Breaststroke 40.72

>>7th Gr. Girls 400 Freestyle Relay - 5:07.27Sophie Hansen, Abigail Williams, Olivia Cranston, Grace Rubin

>>7th Gr. Boys 400 Freestyle - 4:48.18Jeremiah Erickson, Christopher Kirby, Derek Andrew, Beau Giddings



Congratulations to the 27 Ordean East Middle School students competing at the Northeast Regional event Saturday, March 11 at UMD for History Day.  The following received Honorable Mention: Finn Shoaps-Media Documentary, Collin Larson & Jordan Blais-Group Exhibit and Grace Rubin-Individual Exhibit.  


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The following students qualified for the Minnesota State History Day Event Saturday, April 29th: Joey Warner, Chris Kirby, and Sophie Grunzke-Johnson; Individual Media Documentary, Natalie Miller, Keegan McAuliffe, and Elle Westrum; Individual Exhibit,  Annalise Bowman; Individual Website, and Isabella Taylor; Research

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Thanks to our wonderful social studies teachers who put so much effort and time into organizing the study and completion of the History Day projects...Mr. Tracey, Ms. Fuller and Ms. Timmersman.


On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, 200 German students from Ordean East Middle School, Duluth Denfeld High School, and Duluth East High School traveled to Apple Valley to take part in German Day at the Minnesota Zoo. IMG_4327.JPGIMG_4338.JPGIMG_4347.JPGUpper level students competed against students from across the state in informational and entertaining presentations. IMG_4333.JPGIMG_4335.JPGIMG_4332.JPGOne group from Denfeld walked away with the prize for best visual display (Wolf presentation: Denise Citti, senior; Tugce Onkuzu, senior; Molly Anderson, sophomore; Autumn Zierman, sophomore). Students who did not compete were able to watch and interact with the presentations, and all students enjoyed an authentic German meal at Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit in Minneapolis. Frau Hinzmann, Frau Lull, and Frau Scharte look forward to more great presentations next year.



Congratulations to our Geography Bee Champion from January's championship!  The 1st place winner is Colin Willemsen IMG_3828.JPG IMG_3821.JPGand 2nd place is Andrew Davis IMG_3826.JPG.



Congratulations to the ALL of the following students who participated

in the 2017 OEMS Geography Bee Championship Round!


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Andrew Davis

Sean Hampton

Oskar Lindamon

Noah Cochran

Colin Willemsen

Jared Johnson

Andre Good

Sam Saftner

Erin Coleman

Michael (Alex) Anderson

Alternatives:

Nina Wilkowske

Nick Tomczak

Logan Lian

Isaac Nordheim



These 14 students scored the highest in the qualifying round and showed an amazing amount of knowledge about their world around them!




November 2016

Congratulations to the OEMS Honor Choir students in the performance space at ACDA! They put on an amazing concert!


These students participated:  Kristina Pauna, Mayson Whitlock, Elaina Benson, Maija Knutson, Paavo Passi and Brue Stingle.




Spelling Bees - Congratulations also to all students who participated in the spelling bees!


Kasey Rockwell won the 6th grade bee! Gage Canavan is the runner-up in 2nd and Gunnar Swanson placed 3rd. Gage and Kasey will be going on to participate in the 5th/6th grade District Spelling Bee at Lincoln Park Middle School on December 15.


Nina Wilkowske won the 7th/8th grade spelling bee. Max Thibault is the runner-up, and Sophia He placed 3rd. Nina, Max, and Sophia, as well as Sam Krollman and Erin Coleman will be going on to participate in the 7th/8th grade District Spelling Bee, also at


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Congratulations again to all the school spelling bee participants!!

September 2016


Student Council Members - Congratulations!


June 2016


Last week, the seven Ordean East Middle School students that make up the improv team Mission: Improvable, won the World Championship at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. With the help of their team manager, Ken Loeffler-Kemp, the group consisting of Corbyn Goodermote, Ellie Patronas, Mariah Loeffler-Kemp, Victoria Ball, Andrew Miller, Shayni Gustafson, and Grace Peyer, competed against 88 other teams from around the world and they won in a tie with their friends and buddy team from Guatemala. They are the best in the world in their age group. This group of innovative, creative kids will continue to amaze and impress us!


May 2016

Ordean East Students 1st Place State Winners in eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition
   Ordean East Middle School team FunGi(rls) is a 1st Place State winner in the 2016 eCYBERMISSION competition. Ava White, Max Thibault and Grace Ridgewell worked together with team advisor/teacher Annette Strom  to see if drinking tea made from the fungus Chaga has an effect health and overall wellness.
   eCYBERMISSION is administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach program, a national platform for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Designed to inspire student interest in STEM, eCYBERMISSION challenges students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world problems in their local communities. Students compete on state, regional, and national levels for up to $9,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, valued at maturity.



        
Students in the 8th grade art elective, Art Options, used Adobe Photoshop to design clothing labels and ad materials for particular demographics, then 'virtually' attached them into or onto the garments.  Duluth's Saver's store provided clothing for the lesson.  
"Timeline",  by Anya Ziring.
"Mat the Cat" pants for men, by Mia Beyer
Ms. Hannu

Students in the 8th grade art elective, Art Options, used Adobe Photoshop to design clothing labels and ad materials for particular demographics, then 'virtually' attached them into or onto the garments.  Duluth's Saver's store provided clothing for the lesson.  
"Timeline",  by Anya Ziring.
"Mat the Cat" pants for men, by Mia Beyer
Ms. Hannu


Congrats to all our Ordean East students who participated in State History Day this Sunday May 1st!!!

Receiving honorable mention:

Individual Exhibit:

Tom Rawlyk- Los Alamos National Laboratory of Nuclear Science


Participated:

Individual Exhibit:

Jade Westrum- USS Jeannette A Doomed Expedition

Max Thibault- American Indian Boarding School

Individual Media Documentary:

Harriet Anderson- Orphan Trains

Ben Keppers- From Diode to Radio

Individual Performance:

Fred Taallerud- Bermuda Triangle/ Flight 19

Individual Website:

Ike Schwetman- The Trinity Tests

Group Websites:

Angie Davie & Saijal Vacek- Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue
                                                            
                                                                

April 2016


Ordean East Students Succeed at State Science & Engineering Fair

   The 2016 Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair took place this month (April 2016) in Bloomington.  Congratulations to these award-winning students from Ordean East Middle School and to all students who participated:

Lucas Harrison:

3M Innovations Award ($1,000)

Wolfram Research Award (Mathematical Software)

Broadcom Masters (Move on to National On-line Competition)

Seagate Emerging Scientist Award (Trophy)

Top 7th Grade Papers Award (Medal)

Gold Award for Top 5% (Medal)

Shanze Hayee and Clara Kramer:

Broadcom Masters (Move on to National On-line Competition)

Bronze Award for Top 30% (Medal)

Teagan Flynn and Erin Coleman:

Office of Naval Research Award (Certificate and Medal)

Kudos to their colleagues:  Josie Faye, Nabiha Imtiaz and Emelia McGiffert and to their teacher Annette Strom.



The annual Duluth Public Schools Student Art Exhibition is going on at Miller Hill Mall from Monday, April 11 through Sunday, April 17.  The reception is Thursday from 4-6 PM, and the show comes down on Sunday evening.  It's located in the Barnes & Noble Courtyard.  miller-mall-show-poster-3-web.jpg


Representing Ordean East Middle School with work in the show are:


Stella Solem, Grade 6

Taylor Skarsten, Grade 8

Alex Peterson, Grade 8

Megan Carlson, Grade 6

Iliana Harris, Grade 6

Graham Schieb, Grade 6

Sydney Boerboom, Grade 6

Gabby Aborqui, Grade 6

Ellie Clennon, Grade 6

Max Dryke, Grade 6

Elle Pessenda, Grade 6

Eli Kramer, Grade 6

Zach Bacon, Grade 6


First quarter student artwork is also on display in the front entryway display cases.  Enjoy the shows!


The LSYC Honor Choir took place on Mar 12 at Duluth East High School. 150 students from 21 schools in Northeastern MN and Northwestern WI took part. These students were nominated by their teachers. The students worked from 9-4 with the LSYC staff and presented a concert to their families, friends and music teachers as the culminating activity of the day.


Students that participated in the Honors Choir were: Elizabeth Broman, Ekaterina Gomez, Addy Hagen, Elana Koller-Mancuso, Eli Kramer, Jakob Langenbacher, Maleeah Langdon-Larson, Oskar Lindaman, Paavo Passi, Calvin Plewa and Laura Rasch.



February 22, 2016 - Student Regional History Day Competitors at OEMS, List of student names

January 15, 2016 - Sam Krollman (6th grade) & Nina Wilkowske (7th grade) will be representing OE at the regional spelling bee in Mountain Iron on February 12th

Regional Spelling Bee competition was again held in the Ordean East Media Center.  Sam Krollman was the 6th grade champ and is going on to Mountain Iron in February for the Regional Spelling Bee there.    Nina Wilkowske  is the 7th grade representative. Way to go Sam and Nina!        


Spelling Bee Participants!


Sam Krollman takes first place!


December 18, 2015


The Spelling Bee had some great competition. Top champion in the sixth grade is Sam Krollman. Runner up in sixth grade is Isaac Roy.


In the 7th/8th grade competition, the winner is Max Thibault. The 7th/8th grade runner up is Nabiha Imtiaz. Third place is Nina WilkowskTied for 4th place is Isaac Nordheim and Kieran Vacek.


All seven will be going on to participate in the eastern sectional spelling bee. That will be here on Jan 15 in the media center. Congratulations to all the participants!

November 20, 2015

Congratulations to eighth graders Jadan Jones, Macy Salfer, Casiana Sas, Jack Derner, Kanna Okoro, and Nick Posch. They will represent OEMS at the ACDA Fall Conference in the twin cities this weekend. These eighth graders will be singing in the Girls' and Boys' State Honor Choirs in a performance on Saturday. Good luck and have fun!

October 21, 2015

Our two Knowledge Bowl teams came in first and second places yesterday in the meet in Mountain Iron.  Awesome job!


October 14, 2015

Ordean East Choir - Great news for Ordean East Choir!  Six of Ordean East’s grade eight choir members have been accepted to the 2015 American Choral Directors Minnesota State Girls’ 7-8 and Boys’ 7-8 Honor Choir.  Over 2,000 grade 7-8 singers auditioned statewide for this event which will be held in the Twin Cities in November.  The students worked with Mrs. Shusterich to learn the required scale and song for their audition.


Congratulations to eighth graders Jadan Jones, Macy Salfer, Casiana Sas, Jack Kerner, Kanna Okoro and Nick Posch. Thank you to everyone who auditioned!


The students will now work to learn several new song selections with Mrs. Shustarich and be part of the November 21st ACDA Honor Choir performances at the ACDA state conference on November 20-21!

May 4, 2015

Congratulations goes to the students competing at the State History Day event on Saturday, May 2 at the UM Minneapolis in these categories: Group Exhibit :  Sydney Olson, Katrina Lindgren, Emma Johnson; Marie Curie, Angie Davis, Saijal Vacek; Julius Caesar, Kanna Okoro, Isaac Bailey, Nick Peters; Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War,Individual Website:  Sarah MasonFly Girl, Group Website: Shay Callaway & Raena YoungquistNeil Armstrong,Individual Media Documentary: Vera PattonElizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women’s Rights Movement, Clara Kramer;Milton Hershey: Beyond the Chocolate, and Group Performance: Grace Hollander,Abbigail Hagen, Jacque BlackNancy Love and Jacque Cochrane Legacy of the WASPs, Anna Kebbekus, Elle PatronasClara Barton’s Red Cross Legacy.
Earning Honorable Mention awards for their entries were Sydney Olson, Katrina Lindgren, Emma Johnson;Group Exhibit Marie Curie, and Grace Hollander, Abbigail Hagen, Jacque BlackGroup Performance A Legacy in the Sky: Jacqueline Cochrane and Nancy Love.

April 15, 2015

Destination Imagination students took 1st place in the State competition last weekend.  They will be attending the Global competition in Nashville, TN in May.  Wow!  They will be holding a fundraiser on April 26.

April 3, 2015

The Ordean East Theater Group performed the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for audiences in the Little Theater here at OEMS.  Awesome job by all involved.  We love theater!

March 26, 2015

Poetry 
High Hopes 
by Scotty Collins 8th Grade

I'm standing on the edge of the dock,
in hopes of a bite.
I reel in my line and cast the bait out,
it sinks like a rock.
I don't want to stay on this chilly day,
but then there is a tug on the pole.
I pick up the rod and the line starts to bob,
so I start to reel it in.
The fish really fights hard,
I almost drop the pole;
I'm glad I came out even though it's this cold.
And then through the fog, I see something,
I pull it up and to my dismay, it was a log!

March 26, 2015 

Erin Coleman, sixth grader here at OEMS, is on her way to qualifying for the Minnesota State Geography Bee being held tomorrow at the University of Minnesota in St. Cloud. Ordean East Middle School is proud of you Erin - GOOD LUCK AT TOMORROWS STATE GEOGRAPHY BEE!

March 20, 2015

History Day Project





March 19, 2015

Olivia Nelson, Ordean East Middle School, is a Grade 8 winner of the Middle School Essay Contest sponsored by the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.  This is the second year Olivia has competed and won!  Winners and honorable mentions were chosen from nearly 200 entries.  

March 16, 2015

Congratulations to the 34 Ordean East Middle School students that competed at the Northeast Regional History Day event Saturday, March 14 at UMD and especially those awarded the following recognition.  


Individual Exhibit Honorable Mention: Jacob Torch;Pete Seeger, Evan Leonidas; Winston Churchill at

Yalta, Sarah Gore; Abigail Adams Remember the Ladies, Mariah Loeffler-Kemp;Paul Wellstone and the Mental Health Parity Act.  Group Exhibit Honorable Mention: Kaylee Hull, Isaiah Johnson; Garfield-President .  Individual Website Honorable Mention: Clare Fresvik; Little Rock Nine.  Individual Media Documentary Honorable Mention: Sophie Williams; Gaylord Nelson: Founder of Earth Day.   

Special recognition goes to the students qualifying to compete at the State History Day event on Saturday, May 2 at the UM Minneapolis in these categories:


Group Exhibit :  Sydney Olson, Katrina Lindgren, Emma Johnson; Marie Curie, Angie Davis, Saijal Vacek; Julius Caesar, Kanna Okoro, Isaac Bailey, Nick Peters; Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, Individual Website:  Sarah Mason; Fly Girl,Group Website: Shay Callaway & Raena Youngquist; Neil Armstrong, Individual Media Documentary: Vera Patton; Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Women’s Rights Movement, Clara Kramer; Milton Hershey: Beyond the Chocolate, and Group Performance: Grace Hollander,Abbigail Hagen, Jacque Black; Nancy Love and Jacque Cochrane Legacy of the WASPs, Anna Kebbekus, Elle Patronas;Clara Barton’s Red Cross Legacy.




March 6, 2015

The middle school swim programs ends its annual season with the "All City Meet".    Ryan Zelen set a new 8th grade city record in the 100 freestyle, replacing the record set by his great uncle, Rick Hembach in 1966.  Ryan is the fourth Zelen to try to beat the record.  It was a fun moment. 




Congratulations to the Ordean East Swim Team!

 Several City Records were broken by many of the boys.

Record setters include:  


Owen Manchester

Charlie Tiechrow

Jack Knettel

Copper Petermeier

Ryan Anderson

Luke Sailstad

and Ryan Zelen  


Ryan broke the 8th grade city record in the 100 Freestyle, which was last set in 1966 by his great uncle with a new time of 54.48. All in all, it was a great season, good job to all who joined the team this year.  

Our pool and pizza party will be next Thursday after school.

Listen to announcements next week for more details. A huge thanks and congratulations to Coaches Bowen-Bailey and Tiechrow.

March 6, 2015

Congratulations to 6th grader Erin Coleman for qualifying for the Minnesota State Geography Bee. She will be participating in the State Bee at the University of Minnesota in St. Cloud on March 27th. WAY TO GO ERIN!!!


March 2, 2015

Congratulations to all the History Day Competitors! 

Click here for a list of those moving on to Regionals at UMD.



February 9, 2015


Congratulations to all of our science fair competitors !


3rd place winners were Nabiha Imtiaz and Emilia McGiffert.

2nd place winners were Max Thibault, Emily Archibald, Izzy Laderman and Sunna Mujteba. Izzy Laderman also won the American Indian Science and Engineering Prize!

1st place winners were Dani Likar, Olivia Nelson, Shanze Hayee,  Erin Coleman, Josephine Fay, Teagan Flynn and Maari Rohrbaugh.

The first place winners will represent us at the state science fair in March!

Many of our amazing lady scientists received special awards too.:

NRRI Environmental Excellence award and theASM Materials Education -Erin Coleman and Josephine Fay.
Broadcom Masters Rising Stars- Olivia Nelson and Shanzee Hayee.
UMD Biology Award, Lake Superior American Chemical Society-  Shanze Hayee.
Northwoods Women in Science- Shanzee Hayee, Nabiha Imtiaz and Emilia McGiffert.
All 13 girls are invited to attend the Northwoods Women in Science "lunch with a scientist" at the Aquarium.



January 29, 2015 - Congratulations to the Geography Bee top winner 6th Grader Erin Coleman!  2nd runner up was Michael Beauregard, 8th Grade, and 6th grader Thor Jackson.  Awesome job! 

Congratulations to these students for qualifying for the bee:

Erin Coleman 6th grade 
Cal Goerdt 7th grade 
Dylan Nihart-Prior 8th grade 
Thor Jackson 6th grade  
Michael Beauregard 8th grade  
Peter Rubin 8th grade  
Cy Goerdt 7th grade  
Chris Michalski 8th grade  
Jayson Hagen 8th grade  
Maya Marchel-Hoff 8th grade   

And also congratulations to the four alternates

 Carter Meints 8th grade  
 Ian Havenner 8th grade  
 Emily Pearson 8th grade  
Sam Chandler 8th grade

The Ordean East Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra will travel to Alexandria, MN in February to participate in the Minnesota Tier 1 Orchestra Festival.  There are 74 Orchestras participating in Tier 1.  The three sites include Hopkins, Alexandria and Roseville, Minnesota.  On March 30, two Orchestras from each site will have an opportunity to advance to Tier 2, receive coaching from professional musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra, perform a concert, and earn a trophy.

Congratulations to 8th Grader Molly Weberg for her 10th place finish in
the section Cross Country Meet in Princeton, Minnesota Thursday, Oct. 23.  The
Varsity Girls' team advanced to the state meet on November 1, 2014.