Elementary School Category

Wallinga made an 'immeasurable impact'

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Wallinga made an 'immeasurable impact'

Sue Wallinga always knew she would become a teacher. “From a very early age I just felt like it was my calling,” she said. Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, Intermediate School

Casanova shares writing tips at DES

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Casanova shares writing tips at DES

Writing can be hard work. It can be intimidating. But the effort is worth it to express yourself and form connections with others. That was part of the message that prolific author Mary Casanova shared with students at Delano Elementary School during a visit on Wednesday, April 27. “Writing is a way of taking a what’s in your heart and your head and putting it on paper,” she told students during one of four... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Unlimited exploration at Imagination Fair

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Unlimited exploration at Imagination Fair

Around 90 erudite scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more shared their knowledge with the world during the Delano Elementary School Imagination Fair on Thursday, April 21. The young scholars explored important questions like which pants are the fastest at the park, what types of milk make the best tie-dye swirl, how to keep sliced apples from browning, and whether ooze is best classified as a liquid or a solid. There were... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Kindergarten Roundup next week

Posted on: April 8, 2022

Kindergarten Roundup next week

Delano Elementary School invites you to attend Kindergarten Roundup on Monday, April 11, or Tuesday, April 12, if you have children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022.  Families with last names beginning with A through K should come on Monday, and families with last names beginning with L through Z should come on Tuesday. If you have a conflict on your assigned evening, please come on the alternate evening. ... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Johnson is Delano Teacher of the Year

Posted on: March 2, 2022

Johnson is Delano Teacher of the Year

Nothing is more foundational to learning than the ability to communicate, so it is fitting that English Language Learner instructor Ashley Johnson has been named Teacher of the Year for Delano Public Schools. Johnson serves roughly 40 students from kindergarten through high school, spending time at all three schools on a regular basis. Her students come from a variety of backgrounds and speak Russian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Spanish, Hmong, French... Read More

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Schools given 'Community Caring Award'

Posted on: January 26, 2022

Schools given 'Community Caring Award'

In recognition of a long, mutually-beneficial relationship, and in light of extraordinary circumstances since the onset of COVID-19, the Delano Loretto Area United Way bestowed a special Community Caring Award on Delano Public Schools last week. The award recognizes the school district “for being a champion for our communities and students, both in and out of the classroom,” and thanks all district staff for their partnership and... Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

More evidence of excellence

Posted on: January 11, 2022

More evidence of excellence

Delano High School has been a regular on the list of Best High Schools compiled annually by U.S. News and World Report.  Now it has company. In December the organization released its first-ever rankings of Best Elementary Schools and Best Middle Schools, and Delano Elementary and Delano Intermediate fared well in the evaluations. DHS also earned a place on the Best Middle Schools list because it includes grades seven and... Read More

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Ristau, Kotten, Syverson earn gold

Posted on: December 7, 2021

Ristau, Kotten, Syverson earn gold

As regular readers, Lillian Ristau, Mabel Kotten and Habry Syverson made a natural team for this year’s third-grade Battle of the Books competition. With 30 teams in the running for gold, however, they knew they had to keep expectations in check. “Habry was excited,” said Kotten. “I was medium, like ‘Don’t get your hopes up.’” In the end, however, the trio outpaced all challengers in... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Leaders in Educational Excellence

Posted on: December 1, 2021

Leaders in Educational Excellence

Each year teachers from around the region honor a select handful of their outstanding peers to receive Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards. Four staff members from Delano Public Schools earned the award and were among those honored with a ceremony at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Wednesday, Oct. 13. They were DES Dean of Students Paul Ludwig, sixth-grade math and life skills teacher Andrew Waldbillig, DHS math... Read More

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Holiday Helpers program available to families

Posted on: October 19, 2021

The Delano school social workers are partnering with a local non-profit agency, Friends for a Cause, to facilitate a program called Holiday Helpers. If you are experiencing hard times right now, we would like to invite you to be a part of this program. The goal of Holiday Helpers is to help you and your family have a bright and merry holiday season by providing each member of your household with gifts and goodies.  Please know that this is... Read More

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