Elementary School Category

Diethart modeled care, enthusiasm

Posted on: July 1, 2019

Diethart modeled care, enthusiasm

For the past 11 years, Ginger Diethart has helped scuffling students find their footing at Delano Elementary School. First as a Title 1 Basic Skills teacher, then as the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) Reading Interventionist, Diethart excelled in reaching those who needed an educational boost. Now she is retiring after 23 years as a teacher, including a dozen years in Florida, where she lived before returning home to... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Briesemeister was a 'priceless asset'

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Briesemeister was a 'priceless asset'

For nearly four decades, Gwen Briesemeister spurred high-performing students to greater heights through engaging challenges and opportunities. With her retirement this summer after 39 total years in education and 21 years as the gifted and talented teacher in Delano, local instruction for advanced students will be entering a new era. “I always tried to make sure that our program was parallel to the programs that were much larger... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Burns: 'We picked Delano for the schools'

Posted on: June 13, 2019

Burns: 'We picked Delano for the schools'

In the beginning, Lori Burns was simply looking for the best educational opportunity for her young children.  By the end, she had helped provide a positive start for hundreds of others as a kindergarten teacher in the district of her choosing. “I wouldn’t have picked another place for my kids to go, and it’s amazing that I got to work here in the same situation,” Burns said as the final days of the 2018-19... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

CIS students conduct Science Show

Posted on: June 4, 2019

CIS students conduct Science Show

Flashes of fire, volcanic eruptions and an ear-splitting explosion kept kindergartners entertained as high school chemistry students became the teachers in the first ever Science Show at Delano Elementary on Tuesday, June 4. With seniors having graduated over the weekend, College in the Schools Chemistry instructor Karen Hohenstein brought her remaining junior students up the hill to demonstrate some of the wonders of science to their younger... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School

Mutual visits build friendships

Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mutual visits build friendships

For many years, Teresa Langton’s third-grade classes have made monthly visits to The Estates at Delano to build relationships with residents there. On Thursday, May 30, about 10 Estates residents returned the favor and met the students at Delano Elementary School. Their field trip was made possible by the help of volunteers who pushed their wheelchairs up the hill to the school. “Our residents have really been looking forward... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

DES seeks reading tutors

Posted on: April 22, 2019

DES seeks reading tutors

Delano Elementary is seeking an additional Minnesota Reading Corps tutor for the next school year.  Tutors work with students during school hours throughout the school year. Whether you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor.  No experience? No problem. Tutors receive great training, so they are well-equipped to help students grow. Part-time and... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Tiger Fun Fair is on March 30

Posted on: March 29, 2019

Tiger Fun Fair is on March 30

The Tiger Fun Fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the TAC. Delano’s largest school carnival will feature games, inflatables, food and a silent auction. Eight large inflatables will be present, including all new obstacle courses and jousting.  Wristbands are $10 for school age children and $5 for pre-K and under. Parents get in free. Food is sold separately and will be available all day in the concessions area.... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

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