Elementary School Category

Jensen, Huikko voted 'Best of Delano'

Posted on: November 20, 2019

Jensen, Huikko voted 'Best of Delano'

When readers of the Delano Herald Journal finished casting their votes for favorite teacher in the 2019 Best of Delano feature, two from Delano Elementary School stood above the rest. Meredith Huikko and Nicole Jensen tied for first place, an honor that both said reflected well on their school and their colleagues, past and present. “I was hired here as my first job, but I also attended school K-12 here,” said Huikko, a... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Speakers to address anxiety

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Speakers to address anxiety

Delano Elementary School will host a free speaking event featuring Rob Winker and Amy Lou Anderson of Playmore and Prosper from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The speakers are sponsored by a grant from the United Way, and will share strategies for coping with anxiety. The event will take place in the school cafeteria, and is open to everyone. Parents, educators and community members who work with children and teens are encouraged to attend.... Read More

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Students celebrate Unity Day

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Students celebrate Unity Day

Delano Public Schools celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23.  At the elementary school, all students and staff gathered in the media center to start the day with a large group photo, then enjoyed a variety of fun activities to promote kindness and prevent bullying. Classes discussed how to handle bullying, how to speak kindly and help others, how to be a good friend, how to use the buddy bench on the playground, and more. In the... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Farewell to ‘a fabulous paraprofessional’

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Farewell to ‘a fabulous paraprofessional’

For 20 years, Tammy Stern came alongside students at Delano Elementary School and helped them find greater success in the academic, social and behavioral realms through her work as a paraprofessional. On Friday, Sept. 20, her co-workers bid her farewell on her last day at DES as she and her husband prepared to move out of state. The following Monday, DES Principal Darren Schuler highlighted Stern’s work during his monthly report at the school... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

School climate survey coming

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Delano Public Schools is conducting a second survey on school climate to gather important feedback from students, staff and district families. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement, and this input is highly valued. A similar Panorama Education survey was taken late last fall, and this follow-up survey, along with another follow-up next spring, will allow the district to track changes from the baseline data collected last year. ... Read More

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

Candidates sought for open school board seat

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Candidates sought for open school board seat

Delano Public Schools is currently seeking applicants for an open school board seat.  The school board accepted the resignation of chair Mark Larson in August after Larson moved out of state. Vice chair Lisa Seguin has assumed the chair’s duties in Larson’s absence, and the board is seeking a new member to return to its usual seven-member complement.  Board members hope to fill the opening by the end of October. The... Read More

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

DES hears from the president

Posted on: September 11, 2019

DES hears from the president

When Jon Wissink began considering how to make Presidents Day more meaningful to his students last winter, he decided to go straight to the top. After brainstorming and writing sessions in small groups, the Delano Elementary School special education teacher and 14 of his students sent a letter to the president himself. Shortly after the school year ended, Wissink received a response that included two letters from President Donald Trump,... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Lauderbaugh steps in for special ed.

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Lauderbaugh steps in for special ed.

For Angie Lauderbaugh, a passion to help others overcome obstacles in communication and education developed early in life. “A friend of mine was deaf in junior high, so I always wanted to be a sign language interpreter,” said Lauderbaugh.  Delano’s new special education coordinator kept that career goal in mind through her graduation from St. Cloud Apollo High School and into her time at St. Cloud State University,... Read More

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

New staff members join DPS

Posted on: August 21, 2019

New staff members join DPS

A total of 13 new staff members are joining Delano Public Schools for the 2019-20 school year. They include, front from left, Carly Lash (kindergarten), Danielle Scanlon (DIS special ed.), Nickolas Moore (5th grade), Kaitlyn Krismer (DHS math) and Carrie Wittenberg (DHS PE/Developmental Adapted PE).  In the second row, from left, are Breeze Bestland (7-8 language arts), Mollie Graham (DES PE/Developmental Adapted PE), Lauren... Read More

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School supplies eligible for tax credits

Posted on: August 19, 2019

School supplies eligible for tax credits

Minnesota has two programs to help you pay for your child’s education expenses. The K–12 Education Subtraction and the K–12 Education Credit can lower the tax you pay or increase your refund when filing your Minnesota income tax return. You may qualify for the K-12 subtraction, the K-12 credit, or both — if you save your receipts. Expenses for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments are eligible. ... Read More

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