Elementary School Category

Schultz steps in at Delano Elementary

Posted on: August 26, 2021

Schultz steps in at Delano Elementary

From the outside looking in, often from the opposing side of a volleyball court or through the testimony of friends, Rachel Schultz had developed a certain perception of the Delano schools and community. “I thought it was just a classy place. There’s a tradition of class and high standards, and I think that comes through to others,” Schultz said. The new principal of Delano Elementary School had ample opportunity... Read More

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District welcomes new staff members

Posted on: August 26, 2021

District welcomes new staff members

Each school year brings new faces to the Delano Public Schools staff, and new teachers have been getting oriented this week.  New staff members this fall include, front row from left: Madeline Kenney (9-12 math), Brittany Carlen (9-12 math) and Kate Foster (9-12 language arts).  In the middle row, from left, are: Autumn Huju (7-8 language arts), Amanda Anjorin (9-12 family and consumer science), Ryan Ward (7-12 physical... Read More

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Vieaus leave legacy of relationships

Posted on: August 17, 2021

Vieaus leave legacy of relationships

In addition to important roles in the classroom and at the administrative level, Joe and Karla Vieau have been among Delano students’ biggest fans. This summer, the couple retired after more than 20 years of service to the district.  “It’s been a pleasure to be here, to serve our community and our kids and our staff,” said Joe. “We have had an awful lot of laughs. Some crying too. I... Read More

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Close finish in DES book battle

Posted on: March 29, 2021

Close finish in DES book battle

Perhaps it has been the relative separation of classrooms, or excitement for the return of a highlight event, but whatever the cause, the annual Battle of the Books competition at Delano Elementary School featured some extra energy this year. Like the intermediate school competition earlier in the week, the third-grade race that culminated on Thursday, March 25, was exceptionally competitive. Three closely contested preliminary rounds were... Read More

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Support staff members earn honors

Posted on: March 1, 2021

It takes a wide array of staff members to keep a school running, including many who never stand in front of a classroom. Four such employees recently received Educational Support Staff Awards after they were nominated by coworkers across the district.  The honorees for 2020-21 include Delano High School lead custodian Martin Lira Landa, and paraprofessionals Margaret Grgas from Delano Elementary School, Judy Reed from Delano... Read More

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Unique school year now underway

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Unique school year now underway

The 2020-21 school year began Tuesday, Sept. 8, with some students distance learning and others physically present in the classroom.  Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9, are orientation days at the elementary school, but starting next Monday all K-6 students who have not opted for distance learning will be in person, and 7-12 students who have not chosen distance learning will be using a hybrid model with two days per week on site.  Read More

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After 33 years, Schmidt retires

Posted on: July 22, 2020

After 33 years, Schmidt retires

A common consensus about the 2019-20 school year was that it lacked closure. Read More

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Family guidance for 2020-21

Posted on: July 16, 2020

We are hard at work planning for the start of school in the fall, and more information will be coming in the next few weeks. As a reminder, the state will announce the week of July 27 whether school begins in person, as distance learning, or as a hybrid mix of the two. In the meantime, here is some information for families to consider from the MN Dept. of Education: Read More

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TAC re-opens with new procedures

Posted on: June 18, 2020

TAC re-opens with new procedures

The Tiger Activity Center re-opened on Wednesday, June 17, with some new rules and procedures as a result of COVID-19. See the details here.   Read More

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Farewell to the 2019-20 school year

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Farewell to the 2019-20 school year

Delano Elementary School students and teachers had the opportunity to say goodbye to one another during the Farewell Parade on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4. The event coincided with the final distribution days of the year, as families retrieved items from the school buildings and returned school-borrowed equipment at the end of the distance learning period.   Read More

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