High School Category

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

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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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Yearbook earns excellence award

Posted on: May 15, 2019

Yearbook earns excellence award

Capturing memories from a busy school year and preserving them for classmates is a big responsibility – one that Delano’s journalism students managed so successfully that they earned a third consecutive Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award last week. While only 15 other schools in Minnesota received the rare honor in 2019, Delano has captured the distinction in five of... Read More

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Students sign on as future teachers

Posted on: May 7, 2019

Students sign on as future teachers

Delano High School staff members took a few moments to celebrate the students in their midst who plan to become teachers themselves during a special Future Educators signing ceremony on Tuesday, May 7. “We are happy to celebrate these young men and women who are going to join us,” said Delano Teachers Association President Monica Kunkel while parents, teachers and friends looked on. Seven students who have already identified... Read More

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Almquist earns Yale Book Award

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Almquist earns Yale Book Award

On the way to earning her rank at the top of the junior class at Delano High School, Jennifer Almquist has learned the importance of responsibility and time management. Another byproduct of her diligent academic effort arrived on Friday, April 26, when DHS Principal Steve Heil and counselor Susan Farbo awarded Almquist the Yale Book Award for 2019. “It’s really exciting,” said Almquist. “I don’t really know... Read More

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'High School Musical On Stage' opens April 26-27

Posted on: April 18, 2019

'High School Musical On Stage' opens April 26-27

The first musical to dance its way across the Delano High School Performing Arts Center stage is one that nearly 100 cast, crew and pit orchestra members grew up watching on TV and in the movie theater. “Disney’s High School Musical On Stage” is an adaptation of the 2006 television movie that became its own franchise and gave a new generation a G-rated Grease-style tale of athletes, brainiacs, thespians, skater kids and others breaking... Read More

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Kern signs with Lewis University

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Kern signs with Lewis University

Sam Kern has been a three-sport athlete at Delano High School, but the senior will focus on lacrosse when he hits the playing field next year. Kern, who also played basketball... Read More

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