High School Category

One act play season arrives

Posted on: January 15, 2019

One act play season arrives

While most students were enjoying a break from class and activities over the holidays, a group of Delano High School actors was hard at work preparing for the one act play season. A cast of about 20 will perform “Lilies in the Valley” by Gavin Lawrence, a tale of two teenagers on trial for fraternizing outside of their own cultural groups. The story is set in the near future and explores the tensions raised when a small community rapidly... Read More

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Safe routes to school

Posted on: January 3, 2019

Safe routes to school

Student safety is Delano Public Schools’ greatest priority. In addition to emergency preparedness and response, providing safe routes to schools for students via the bus, parent drop off/pickup, walking and biking is critical to ensuring the safety of our students. Delano Public Schools is working with officials from the City of Delano and Wright County to monitor these routes and develop improvements as demographics and... Read More

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Remembering an African well project

Posted on: January 2, 2019

Remembering an African well project

After reading “A Long Walk to Water,” Delano seventh-graders had the opportunity to hear a firsthand account about an African well-digging project on Thursday, Nov. 29. Students had completed the novel about water-related hardships in Sudan as part of their language arts classes. A grade-wide assembly followed, during which former Delano Middle School science teacher and current school board member Al Briesemeister shared about his... Read More

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Teachers earn LEEA honors

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Teachers earn LEEA honors

A quartet of Delano teachers recently received honors as Leaders in Educational Excellence. The four included second-grade teacher Nate Uselding, DIS speech clinician Mary Somers, DHS School Within A School instructor Shallyn Tordeur, and DHS social worker Marie Techam, who attended as Delano’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. Their Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards were distributed at... Read More

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Heinonen signs with SCSU

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Heinonen signs with SCSU

After four years patrolling the court as Delano’s starting setter, volleyball standout Brynn Heinonen secured a future college career when she signed a National Letter of Intent to play with St. Cloud State University next fall. According to Delano head coach Becca Rue, Heinonen made an impression on St. Cloud coach Chad Braegelmann long before she... Read More

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Three singers to state honor choir

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Three singers to state honor choir

After distinguishing themselves in recorded auditions, three Delano High School singers performed with statewide American Choral Directors Association honor choirs on Saturday, Nov. 17. Seventh-graders Kiersten Koets and Sean Wissbroecker, along with eighth-grader Bella Molitor, represented Delano at the event, which included a daylong rehearsal session at Mahtomedi High School followed by a performance at the... Read More

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Third clothing drive for veterans a success

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Third clothing drive for veterans a success

The Third Annual Clothing Drive -- Honoring Those Who Served, Helping a Veteran in Need, was a success again this year. Students and their families donated clothing, coats, hygiene kits and more, which were then delivered to two organizations, the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Community Resource and Referral Center of Minneapolis. A total of 114 hygiene bags were assembled and given to the center in Minneapolis after the... Read More

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See ‘Once Upon a Broomstick’ Dec. 7

Posted on: December 7, 2018

Following closely in the wake of the high school’s fall production is the junior high one act “Once Upon a Broomstick” by Sylvia Ashby. About 16 students in grades five through eight will perform one public show at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Performing Arts Center before traveling to Holdingford High School for a one act showcase the following day. The show tells the story of Malvolia, a black magic-practicing... Read More

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High school renovation nearly complete

Posted on: December 6, 2018

High school renovation nearly complete

A grand opening ceremony was held for Delano High School on Thursday, Nov. 8, marking the near endpoint of construction. The evening included a ribbon cutting by students, a flag-raising program amidst driving snow by the Delano Legion, speeches by Superintendent Matt Schoen and DHS Principal Steve Heil, the presentation of building plaques, and refreshments. The ceremonies were followed by Faculty Follies, the first performance in the new Performing Arts Center.... Read More

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E-cigarettes remain a problem

Posted on: November 27, 2018

Representatives from Wright County Public Health spoke to students in Delano High School health classes about e-cigarettes and “vaping” in October. Read More

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