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'Aladdin Jr.' playing Sept. 5-7

Posted on: August 7, 2019

'Aladdin Jr.' playing Sept. 5-7

Rehearsals are already well underway for the first play of the new school year, and performances will take place the first week of school. Forty cast members from grades five through eight are preparing their production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 in the old auditorium.  “I chose Aladdin because in addition to upbeat... Read More

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Farbo provided passion, direction

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Farbo provided passion, direction

For 27 years, Susan Farbo was a guiding voice for Delano High School students through the full gamut of experiences, from the soccer field and prom preparations to class scheduling and college applications. The counselor with a non-traditional background specialized in helping students consider their aspirations beyond high school, then creating a roadmap to help them get there. Farbo retired this summer, which gave her co-workers a... Read More

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Mentor, traveler Faul retires after 19 years

Posted on: June 28, 2019

Mentor, traveler Faul retires after 19 years

While experiencing the frequent transitions common to military families, Lanette Faul never lost sight of the work she would one day like to pursue when things settled down. When her husband retired from the Army and the family moved to Delano, she jumped at the opportunity to get back into the classroom on a regular basis. After a year of subbing, then-Delano High School Principal Ted May approached her about a full-time job when a math position opened... Read More

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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

Exchange students enjoyed Delano

Posted on: June 19, 2019

Exchange students enjoyed Delano

New friendships, abundant choices in classes and activities, school dances and more highlighted the year-long stay in Delano for eight foreign exchange students in 2018-19. Two boys and six girls, all from Europe, made up this year’s group of visitors. What did they enjoy most about the Delano experience? “Staying with a host family I really liked,” said Ariadna Vera Roumeas of Spain. “I liked the... Read More

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DHS named 'a model for other schools'

Posted on: June 17, 2019

DHS named 'a model for other schools'

Delano High School is among just 31 high schools in Minnesota to receive the 2019 College Success Award from national non-profit GreatSchools. Of those Minnesota award winners, only two traditional public schools are smaller in terms of enrollment. The award recognizes 1,722 high schools across 25 states for a track record of helping graduates enroll in college and succeed when they get there. Nationwide, about 20 percent of eligible... Read More

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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

DHS holds 125th commencement

Posted on: June 3, 2019

DHS holds 125th commencement

Two hundred members of the Class of 2019 were honored in Delano High School's 125th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2, in the Tiger Activity Center.  Honor Five students recognized at the beginning of the program included Gretchen Wuerger, Emily Olson, Lydia Ramstad, Samson Streachek and Nicole Pupp.  Student speakers included Grace Popp, who reflected on the journey through Delano schools, and Chad Kestner, who... Read More

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More academic honors for wrestlers

Posted on: May 17, 2019

More academic honors for wrestlers

Five DHS students were recently named to wrestling publication/website The Guillotine's Academic All-State Team. Points for all juniors and seniors in the state were tallied based on current varsity wins, current state tournament placement, and cumulative high school GPA.  Delano's representatives included Edward Hajas on the second team (34-5 record, third at state, 3.76 GPA), and third-team members Matt Baker (29-7, 4.0 GPA), Tanner... Read More

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Sewing class builds life skills

Posted on: May 15, 2019

Sewing class builds life skills

From mind-boggling math problems to thought-provoking language arts themes, students at Delano High School get plenty of mental exercise during a typical school day. They also have the opportunity to develop some physical, hands-on skills that will serve them well in the years ahead. From the hum of shop class machinery to the quiet stutter of sewing machines, those pursuits provide students variety as well as utility. “It’s... Read More

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