East Clubs & Activities
Advisor Laura LaFontaine ext. 2334
Group meets to support Memorial Blood Centers blood drives here at East. Meetings will be a few weeks before each of the three blood drives.
Advisor: Bill Zwak William.Zwak@duluth.k12.mn.us (218) 336-8845 x2182)
Cindy Grindy (218-336-8845 x2174) email@example.com..mn.us
Service and social organization that sponsors many events during the school year, including homecoming activities, talent show and the sweetheart dance. Applications are taken each spring and about 18 students are selected. Open to juniors and seniors only.
Birch Log Yearbook
Advisor: Kirstin Peterson (218-336-8845 x2168) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Birch Log staff is chosen each spring for the upcoming year. Students learn finance, layouts, marketing, photography and other skills while producing an award-winning yearbook for the student body.
Bleacher Captains @ Duluth East
Advisor: Shawn Roed, email@example.com
Bleacher Captains help create new and positive traditions at games. Bleacher Captains attend East games and activities and work to promote positive sportsmanship. Bleacher captains will also focus on increasing game attendance, conduct half-time activities and promote school spirit with the ultimate goal of making East games more enjoyable for students. The Bleacher Captain team is selected through an application and interview process during May of each year. B/C’s will also get into activities for free and will receive Greyhound apparel and other game perks.
Business Professionals of America - DECA
Advisor:Peggy Ehlert (218-336-8845 x4033) firstname.lastname@example.org
An Association of Students taking the Business and Marketing classes at East. BPA/DECA participate in region, state and national competitions in business and marketing as well as community and school activities. Students apply classroom topics in a professional business setting. You must be enrolled in a Business or Marketing class to participate.
Advisor: Karen White (218-336-8845 x2142) email@example.com
East has a number of opportunities for students to serve the school in office areas and certain teaching stations. Cadets may earn ¼ credit per semester for their service.
Advisor: Jennifer Madole 218-336-8845 X 4039 Jennifer.Madole@duluth.k12.mn.us
A national organization (previously known as Future Farmers of America) is for students enrolled in the agriculture classes: Forestry, Fish and Wildlife and Plant Science-Greenhouse. FFA's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Many Duluth chapter members participate in service learning projects and travel to career development events for competitions.
Advisor: Susan Schmidt (218-336-8845 x2037) Susan.Schmidt@duluth.k12.mn.us
An auxiliary branch of the Student Forum. The Executive Board is made up of Juniors and Seniors who are elected in the Spring for the upcoming school year. This group coordinates activities of the Student Forum for the school and community.
FCCLA-HERO Family Careers and Community Leaders of America/ Home Economics and Related Occupations:
Advisor: Shonda Peller 336-8830, 4023 Shonda.Peller@duluth.k12.mn.us
Student leadership organization, nation-wide with competitions for Early Childhood, Culinary Arts, Fashion/Design, and more. If interested in this organization, register for Early Childhood and Education Professions and earn college credit. Active organization in community events, service learning, competitions state and national level. membership fee applies and fundraising opportunities.
FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students)
Mark Eskola Mark.Eskola@duluth.k12.mn.us 218-336-8845 ext. 2198
FCA promotes healthy living, service and scholarship through a Christian perspective. All are welcome. Meets Tuesdays 7:30 AM Music Suite Tech Lab Rm. 1094.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Advisor: Greg Morse Gregory.Morse@duluth.k12.mn.us
GSA is a diverse and caring group of students who have the intelligence and self esteem to be who they really are in the face of reality within a high school building. Meetings are every week on Thursdays where various topics are covered that focus on issues from within the school, local community, state, and various federal hot topics. The groups focus on providing every person who walks in the door with the opportunity to tell a story share parts of our lives with each other in a safe, quiet and caring environment. If you feel harassed, bullied, pushed physically on a daily basis, and at the wall with your emotions, come to our group and be a member of something different from the norm, and find your true self in a safe environment.
Advisor: Lynn Gibson 218-336-8845 ext 2159
An organization made up of students who are interested in learning more about the German language and culture! Activities center around German festivals and may include a Christmas market, Karneval / Fasching dance, communicating with German penpals, and partnering with the International club to welcome and include the foreign exchange students. Other activities might include bowling, skating, paintball etc, and practice speaking German in a setting outside of the classroom. Meets Thursdays at 3:30 room 3035
Advisor: Pete Tideman (218-336-8845 x2179) Peter.Tideman@duluth.k12.mn.us
Shawn Roed (218-336-8845 x2151) firstname.lastname@example.org
John Rudolph (218-336-8845 x) john.Rudolph@duluth.k12.mn.us
As The Green Club, we aspire to impact our community, nation, and world, by educating, inspiring, and involving people. Our aim is to help people become more efficient and to help bring balance to their inner and outer environments in order to help them into a greener future.
Advisor: Stu Sorenson (218-336-8845 x2169) Stuart.Sorenson@duluth.k12.mn.us
The Greyhound is published by the journalism class, which is chosen each spring for the upcoming year. Students learn many aspects of journalism while producing an excellent newspaper provided free for the student body. Journalism is an English elective class for credit.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America):
Advisor: Kimberly Olson email@example.com 218.336.8845 ext 4036
HOSA is a 100% health care orientated organization that builds leadership confidence to succeed in career goals. HOSA offers hands on application of professional and personal skills. Students compete in exciting health care competitions of their choice and attend seminars to become educated in health care fields. Competitions prepare students for the state and national leadership conference for lifelong learning. Visit HOSA.org for more information.
Advisor:Mayme Walters (218-336-8845 x2181) firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to upperclassmen who want to mentor members of the Freshmen class.
International Student Club (ISC)
Advisor: Colleen Coffey-Schorr x2158
Student exchange club - to improve our worldview lens.
Meetings: Thursday after school in room 3027.
Advisors:Jon Flaa (218-336-8845 x215) email@example.com
Stu Sorenson (218-336-8845 x317) Stuart.Sorenson@duluth.k12.mn.us
East High School promotes a strong Intramural Program to involve many students in several sports such as: Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, Basketball, and Volleyball.
Advisor: Becky Wise (218-336-8845 x2349) firstname.lastname@example.org
Duluth East Key Club is a Kiwanis sponsored organization. Our parent club is Kiwanis of Friendly Duluth. Our goal is to provide our members with opportunities to build character and develop leadership by creating a better community through the act of service. The club is open to all students! All members should participate in a minimum of 6 community and/or key club sponsored events throughout the school year, as well as volunteer to co-chair or chair one event. Key club is a great way to develop new relationships, have fun, while actively being of service to school and community. Key Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 in the Auditorium. (Officers at 7:00am)
Advisor: Greg Jones (218-336-8845 x217) Greg.Jones@duluth.k12.mn.us
Bill Nygaard (218-336-8845 x245) email@example.com
An academic team that competes in local and state meets
Advisor: Thomas Vanhornweder (218-336-8845 x2324) Thomas.VanHornweder@duluth.k12.mn.us
The Math team participates in local and state meets.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Advisor: William Garnett (218-336-8845 x123) firstname.lastname@example.org
An organization of students who meet the NHS guidelines for academic excellence. The NHS has tutoring for East students.
Advisor: Julie Zobel (218-336-8845 X 2173) Julie.email@example.com
A creative compilation of student work including poetry, prose, art, and photography. Students can participate by submitting works for publication and/or reviewing submissions and helping to create Open Mind issues. Meeting times vary. Meet Wednesday’s – Zero hour in Room 2051
Coach: Tim Velner (218-590-0014) firstname.lastname@example.org
Duluth East Robotics is part of FIRST robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the MSHSL. This is a program where science and sports meet. Every year we are given a new task or game to play. All teams have 6 weeks to build a robot to compete in the game. Our robot is our athlete but our students are the minds and bodies behind the robot. East robotics plans to compete in Duluth and Minneapolis this year.
Advisor: Bonnie Fuller Kask (218-336-8845) email@example.com
Rowing is a great sport for building strength and conditioning. Join the Duluth Rowing Club on Park Point. Learn the basics, compete, and have fun! Beginners and experts both welcome.
Scott Anderson Leadership Forum (SALF)
Advisor: Bill Zwak (218-336-8845 x2182)
Leadership Organization for grades 9-12 designed to involve students in improving student and community life. Students aid other student organizations with special projects, work to create a positive East environment and reach out to local community groups to provide support through volunteerism.
Advisor: LaDonna Bergum (218-336-8845 x 2157) LaDonna.Bergum@duluth.k12.mn.us
An organization made up of students who take Spanish. If other students choose to participate they are also welcome! A few of the activities of this group include: Going to local elementary schools to teach Spanish with fun and interactive activities, providing presentations for community activities i.e., day of the Dead celebration at the Depot, learning and teaching Salsa or other latin dancing, partnering with the International club to welcome and include the foreign exchange students, activities might include bowling, skating etc, and socializing at a local Hispanic eating establishment and practicing speaking Spanish in a setting outside of the classroom. Meets Wednesdays at 3:30 Language Commons.
Advisor:Greg Jones (218-336-8845 ext. 1220) Greg.Jones@duluth.k12.mn.us & Facebook
Speech Team is for drama stars, poets, politicians, history buffs, humorist performers and anyone who wants to be a part of a team that learns what it means to be a confident speaker. Speech is a MSHSL team that competes on Saturdays in the months of January, February and March. No try-outs or cuts, if you want to be on the team there is a spot for you!
Advisor: Susan Schmidt (218-336-8845 x2037) Susan.Schmidt@duluth.k12.mn.usAn organization representing the student body. Students from all classes are elected as representatives who meet periodically to plan student activities and discuss student issues.
Super Smash Club
Advisor: LaDonna Bergum (218-336-8845 x 2157) LaDonna.Bergum@duluth.k12.mn.us
The Super Smash club is a group of video minded people who love to get together, play video games, and laugh a lot. So if you like to play videogames, enjoy the camaraderie of other video lovers, this is the place for you! Meets Mondays at 3:30 Room 3031.
Students for the Future
Advisor: Catherine A. Nachbar (218-336-8845 x316) Catherine.Nachbar@duluth.k12.mn.us
Student group that promotes district wide events to create a sense of community. Create a connection with students/teachers/administrators/policy makers about decisions being made that will impact future students.
Theater Performance Troupe
Advisor: Jane Hoffman, Tutor Room 2020, 218-336-8845 ext. 2365 firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this performance group is to produce original one act and full length plays. This Fall we will be rehearsing the end of October for a play about the Battle of Sugar Point, which took place on Leech Lake Reservation October 5, 1898. It will be a historical driven piece with key people who were part of this conflict. It will include spiritual revelations of Ojibwe culture and maintenance of autonomy on the reservation. In the spring, I am accepting scripts for a teenage angst type plays about any topic that is acceptable regarding teenage struggles. Meeting time of the meeting is 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Tutor room.
Youth in Government
Is a must for politicians, history buffs, leaders, lawyers and anyone interested in politics or debate. Youth in Government offers two programs both in the cities, Model Assembly in the Minnesota Capitol (four days in January) and Model United Nations (Three days in March). If you have ever wanted to be a legislature, a judge, a lawyer, an ambassador or just want to debate then YIG is perfect for you!
Advisor: Drew Jensendjensen@duluthymca.org; email@example.com
Contact: Megan Mikulich Megan.Mikulich@duluth.k12.mn.us
How to start a new club:
1) Stop in the Activities Department to receive permission to start a club
2) Find a faculty advisors (unless the club/activity has gone through the independent provider agreement process – application is on the East Activities web site)
3) Set up a meeting with the Faculty Advisor and the Activities Director
4) Set up meeting dates and spaces via a building permit that can be found outside the Activities Office
5) All events/meetings/etc must have the advisor present to supervise during the activity.