Intermediate School Category

'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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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

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Kindness essay winners pay it forward

Posted on: June 12, 2019

Kindness essay winners pay it forward

All Delano Intermediate School students had the opportunity to participate in a new kindness essay contest put on by the Lions and United Way earlier this year. Fifth-grader Brynn Spanier (left) took first place and received a $50 blank check on the last day of school to designate to her favorite local non-profit organization – the sponsoring organizations’ way of paying kindness forward to other... Read More

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After 33 years, Bingea bows out

Posted on: June 7, 2019

After 33 years, Bingea bows out

When John Bingea graduated from the University of Minnesota and began hunting for a teaching job in the mid-1980s, the Wisconsin native had never heard of Delano. Thirty-three years later, it’s difficult to imagine Delano without him. “It just seemed like a natural fit,” Bingea said, explaining why he and his wife ultimately decided to stay in Delano rather than moving back to Wisconsin or exploring another school... Read More

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FIT-DIS award winners honored

Posted on: June 4, 2019

FIT-DIS award winners honored

A select group of Delano Intermediate students were honored for outstanding fitness by the physical education department on Tuesday, June 4. Twenty-two students earned the FIT-DIS award, a continuation of what was formerly known as the Presidential Fitness Award. To qualify for the award, a student must score higher than 85 percent of their peers across the nation in every fitness evaluation done in class. Tests include the V-sit (hamstring... Read More

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DIS seeks math tutors

Posted on: April 9, 2019

DIS seeks math tutors

Delano Intermediate School is looking for math tutors to assist students during the 2019-20 school year.  In Minnesota, less than 60 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in math. You can make a difference by giving your time and talent to help students build their skills and confidence! Tutors work with pairs of students during school hours throughout the school year. Whether you’re a recent grad, career changer,... Read More

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DIS book drive runs through Feb. 22

Posted on: February 11, 2019

DIS book drive runs through Feb. 22

With spring right around the corner, now is a good time to do a bit of cleaning.  DIS is sponsoring a Book Drive from Monday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 22, to help celebrate I Love to Read Month. The school is partnering with a local resident who is offering to donate $1 for each book students bring to the office. This is an easy way to raise some money for DIS and it allows students to share the love of reading and knowledge with... Read More

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Book fair approaches

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Book fair approaches

The elementary and intermediate school media centers are teaming up for the DINO-MITE book fair later this month. There will be books for all students from preschool through eighth grade. The book fair, located in the elementary’s second-floor multi-purpose room, will run from noon to 8 p.m. during conferences beginning on Monday, Jan. 21. The book fair will also be open from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 24. ... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, Intermediate School

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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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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