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Delano Middle School is a nationally recognized school of excellence. In 2003, the U.S. Dept.of Education named Delano Middle School a Blue Ribbon School. We were one of 115 public schools nation-wide to receive this prestigious award and the only middle school in Minnesota to be recognized.


Nov 20, 2015

On December 4 from 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. the Middle School students will be participating in #wecare (previously Global Service Day). ). On this day students put forth their talents to make the world a little brighter for people in our schools, community and beyond.  Every student is assigned an activity that will focus on helping others.  

In the past, families have given numerous items to help our students make this day a big success.  Please check out the list on the back of this page to learn how you can contribute.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinators on the Delano website (You will need to watch the video, if you have not done so already, which will allow you to volunteer). Please be aware that because adults are needed to assist with certain activities, you will probably not be placed with your child.

Thank you in advance for all of your help and generosity in making this day possible!




Birthday in a Bag

•       Gift Bags, cake mix, candles, frosting, streamers, balloons, sprinkles

Shoebox Christmas

•       shoe boxes

•       dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

•       SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

•       HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, small toothpaste, sample size shampoo or conditioner, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

•       ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Coat/Mitten/Hat/Boots/Toys Drive

•       New or gently used coats, mittens, hats, gloves, boots

•       New toys 


Door Decorating and Table Decorations

•       Tinsel. old decorations, glitter, bows, ribbon, scotch tape, masking tape, super glue, buttons, scrapbooking supplies

Homeless Care Kit

·         Toothbrushes, toothpaste,  combs, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, wet-wipes, socks, hats, flashlight (with batteries), bottles of water, Kleenex, Band-Aids, Zip-lock gallon bags, granola bars, cheese or peanut butter sandwich crackers

Fleece Blankets

·         2 yards of fleece (60 inches wide)

Monetary Donations are also welcome for purchasing supplies for 363 sandwiches, fleece and for extra supplies from the list above.

Give us a follow!

Sep 11, 2015

The 2015-2016 school is about to start!  Click the logos to follow along via Delano Middle School's Twitter and Facebook accounts.


We look forward to sharing our experiences with you this year through these channels.  See you at Open House on Wednesday, September 2nd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.