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Principal: Gina Kleive
Assistant Principal:  Rachel Jackson
Assistant Principal: Michael Emerson

Phone:  218-336-8940
Fax:  218-336-8949
Attendance: 218-336-8940 Ext. 4201

20-21 Messages from Mrs. Kleive

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Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

Showcase your talents in the PTA Reflections program

Ban Ka Santu 2019National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts. 

Ban Ka Santu 2019Every year, for more than 50 years, 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme.

Ban Ka Santu 2019The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is "I Matter Because...." 

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: 

Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Ban Ka Santu 2019Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up to state PTA programs and to the national level. 

Ban Ka Santu 2019National Reflections winners are celebrated annually at National PTA's Convention & Expo. 

National PTA then collects and curates a traveling exhibit for the next year.


Submissions are Due January 5, 2021 at the Ordean East Middles School office.

Submissions must include: Student entry form and consent form

Please review guidelines and rules for your selected category or categories.

If you have questions or need additional help, contact:

Ban Ka Santu 2019Angel Sarkela-Saur at 

Staff Introductions and Conference Scheduling

Ban Ka Santu 2019This fall has certainly been different for all of us, we miss the kids and the energy that they bring to the building. With no Open House in September the staff at OEMS have created introduction videos to tell you a little about themselves and their classes. You can find links to the videos on the PDF that is linked below. We have also scheduled Semester 1 Conferences for December 8 and December 10. You can find a link to each teacher’s Conference Schedule on the PDF as well.

Ban Ka Santu 2019Please give us a call if we can be of any assistance 218-336-8940.


CSS Tutoring Support

Ban Ka Santu 2019Duluth Public Schools is entering into an agreement with the College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) to provide academic tutoring supports for our students that are participating in Distance or Hybrid Learning models.

CSS tutors will begin providing supports within the next couple of weeks.

Tutoring support is available online and will be provided through Zoom meeting links, as CSS accounts do not work with Google Meet.

CSS students do not have teacher access to Canvas or Seesaw and will not be working with teacher(s) to get work.

A parent can elect to give access rights as an observer to a tutor working with a student or the student can share the online learning with a tutor.

Parents must give permission for students to access these supports. Please complete the following form to indicate your interest in having your child participate to receive tutoring supports. Please include contact information so a tutor can reach out to you once the program is initiated.

Free Breakfast & Lunch Available to Children During Digital Learning 

NEW! Many additional bus meal hubs added to distribution sites.

Ban Ka Santu 2019The Duluth School District is adding many bus hubs to free meal distribution sites beginning Thursday November 19. The new sites will help expand access to meals while students are in distance learning. Free bagged meals are available weekdays when school is in session to children 18 years of age and younger.  Parents/guardians can pick up the bagged meal without students present.  

Detailed Locations, Times at


Ban Ka Santu 2019Questions? Please contact ISD 709 Child Nutrition @ 218-336-8707.   

Click on the appropriate link to access! 

School Counseling Office



All OEMS Students will start the year in Distance Learning. All students will need regular access to an electronic device, preferably a Chromebook or laptop. More information about Chromebooks & WiFi HotSpot distribution, for those in need, will be coming soon. In the meantime, please see our suggested school supply list. Contact your school counselor or school social worker, if you need support accessing supplies.

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Welcome to Middle School

Ban Ka Santu 2019To all new incoming students, parents and families, we are so excited to have you join our OEMS family in the Fall. Please take some time to watch our  video. We look forward to meeting you!!

Here is some information from the  for all new incoming students as well.

Dare to Dream Grants: fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, & outdoors/wilderness experiences for girls in grades 4 through 12, allowing them to begin exploring the outside world and begin recognizing their own abilities, values and strengths in the process.

Let Me Play Grants: fund sport, athletic, & dance equipment or participation fees for girls in grades K through 12,  giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off.

Our grant application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year.  


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Ban Ka Santu 2019Our Ordean East Middle School Eighth Grade Orchestra took top honors at the Minnesota M...

Knowledge Bowl Team Rocks

February 20, 2020

The Ordean East Middle School Knowledge Bowl teams took 3rd & 5th place at their fi...