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'Touch a Truck' draws a crowd

Posted on: May 8, 2019

'Touch a Truck' draws a crowd

The Touch a Truck event on Saturday included a special feature - a helicopter from North Memorial that dropped in during the event. The Delano ECFE/Preschool event brought out a big crowd that organizers gave up counting at 425. Other attractions included a fire truck, utility truck, school buses, police vehicles, ambulance, plow truck and tractors. See more photos on the Delano Public Schools Facebook page. Read More

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Llamas highlight ECFE event

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Llamas highlight ECFE event

The annual Early Childhood Family Education open house and kickoff celebration on Sept. 24 included a new twist this year, a llama petting zoo from Carlson's Llovable Llamas. Students were able to pet, lead, learn about and visit with the animals, in addition to classroom activities, art projects and more. Here are a few photos from the event. The evening was an opportunity for area families to meet ECFE teachers and staff, learn about... Read More

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Triplett's ECFE work was 'a blessing'

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Triplett's ECFE work was 'a blessing'

The dedication of parents, the development of children and the ability to make a difference is what Early Childhood Family Education teacher Ginny Triplett loved about working in Delano. Triplett retired this summer after 29 years with Delano’s ECFE program, and a 32-year career overall. Why did she pursue that line of work? “Just a love of children and a fascination with the gift of a child, what they bring to our lives and... Read More

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Shaffer says Delano career has 'been an honor'

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Shaffer says Delano career has 'been an honor'

The primary architect and manager of Delano’s early childhood and family education programs over the past three decades retired this summer. Early Childhood Programs Coordinator Jane Shaffer served local families from 1987-2018. “Jane basically has built our programs from the ground up,” said Delano Community Education Director Diane Johnson. “She has been the leader of our early childhood programs for many, many... Read More

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Sugar Packets top global competitors

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Sugar Packets top global competitors

After students from around the world gave a unique technical challenge their best shot, a trio of juniors from Delano High School stood alone above the rest. Nicole Pupp, Annabel Frake and Gretchen Wuerger, known collectively as the Sugar Packets, took first place out of 52 teams in the high school Maze Craze challenge at the Destination Imagination Global Finals May 23-26. The competition took place at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and... Read More

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Hilgers brings experience, enthusiasm

Posted on: August 9, 2018

Hilgers brings experience, enthusiasm

Dawn Hilgers has worked at nearly every level of ECFE, from volunteer to parent educator, and has now stepped in to coordinate Delano's programs.

The new early childhood programs coordinator at Delano Community Education brings a wealth of experience to the position.  Dawn Hilgers is taking on the management mantle after the retirement of Jane Shaffer earlier this summer, and will also teach some parent education classes in the wake of longtime Early Childhood Family Education teacher Ginny Triplett’s departure. “It’s... Read More

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