Elementary School Category

Kids Heart Challenge concludes at DES

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Kids Heart Challenge concludes at DES

DES students began the Kids Heart Challenge on Valentine’s Day, a familiar program put on by the American Heart Association. During the campaign, which concluded March 5, students learned jump rope skills and how their heart works while raising money to help kids with “special hearts.” They also prepared for success in terms of physical and emotional well-being. “Talking with kids early and often about taking care... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Kids Heart Challenge begins Feb. 14

Posted on: February 11, 2019

DES students will begin the Kids Heart Challenge, a familiar program put on by the American Heart Association, on Valentine’s Day. According to the association, students will learn jump rope skills and how their heart works while raising money to help kids with “special hearts.” They will also prepare for success in terms of physical and emotional well-being. Summer Hagy of the American Heart Association will visit... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Battle of the Books winners

Posted on: January 11, 2019

Battle of the Books winners

After reading 14 books in eight weeks, then answering from a pool of 450 possible questions during three rounds of competition involving 30 teams, Zeke Schwehr, Lincoln Hanson and Thomas Depa were basking in the glory of their first-place Battle of the Books finish on Wednesday, Jan. 9. “It feels like we just won the Stanley Cup,” said Hanson. The third-grade competition began with three preliminary rounds on Monday, through... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Book fair approaches

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Book fair approaches

The elementary and intermediate school media centers are teaming up for the DINO-MITE book fair later this month. There will be books for all students from preschool through eighth grade. The book fair, located in the elementary’s second-floor multi-purpose room, will run from noon to 8 p.m. during conferences beginning on Monday, Jan. 21. The book fair will also be open from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 24. ... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, Intermediate School

Safe routes to school

Posted on: January 3, 2019

Safe routes to school

Student safety is Delano Public Schools’ greatest priority. In addition to emergency preparedness and response, providing safe routes to schools for students via the bus, parent drop off/pickup, walking and biking is critical to ensuring the safety of our students. Delano Public Schools is working with officials from the City of Delano and Wright County to monitor these routes and develop improvements as demographics and... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Teachers earn LEEA honors

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Teachers earn LEEA honors

A quartet of Delano teachers recently received honors as Leaders in Educational Excellence. The four included second-grade teacher Nate Uselding, DIS speech clinician Mary Somers, DHS School Within A School instructor Shallyn Tordeur, and DHS social worker Marie Techam, who attended as Delano’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. Their Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards were distributed at... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Third clothing drive for veterans a success

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Third clothing drive for veterans a success

The Third Annual Clothing Drive -- Honoring Those Who Served, Helping a Veteran in Need, was a success again this year. Students and their families donated clothing, coats, hygiene kits and more, which were then delivered to two organizations, the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Community Resource and Referral Center of Minneapolis. A total of 114 hygiene bags were assembled and given to the center in Minneapolis after the... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Chinese friends enjoy visit

Posted on: November 13, 2018

Chinese friends enjoy visit

Delano’s friends from Tianjin, China, visited during the final week of September, stopping in during Homecoming festivities. Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Standing together on Unity Day

Posted on: October 25, 2018

Standing together on Unity Day

Delano students and staff observed Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with a video and class discussion about promoting kindness and preventing bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Local students also recorded "I will" statements about how they could promote kindness, and linked those statements together in large paper chains. At the high school, students ringed the stadium track with the statements. Check out a... Read More

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Enter the 'Imaginarium'

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Enter the 'Imaginarium'

With its blue walls and large windows, the dedicated art room and “makerspace” on the second floor at Delano Elementary School does have something of a fish-bowl feel. Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School