Intermediate School Category

After 26 years, Shallbetter moving on

Posted on: June 28, 2022

After 26 years, Shallbetter moving on

After 26 memorable years at Delano Public Schools, it is hard to picture Karen Shallbetter anywhere else.   Read More

Post Categories: Intermediate School

Wallinga made an 'immeasurable impact'

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Wallinga made an 'immeasurable impact'

Sue Wallinga always knew she would become a teacher. “From a very early age I just felt like it was my calling,” she said. Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, Intermediate School

Banner year at State History Day

Posted on: June 6, 2022

Banner year at State History Day

It was a banner year for Delano students at the State History Day competition. Out of 13 total... Read More

Post Categories: High School, Intermediate School

Wax Museum highlights history

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Wax Museum highlights history

Explorers, inventors, authors, athletes, musicians, politicians and other pivotal figures in history were on display at the sixth-grade Wax Museum on Wednesday, May 25. The event challenged Delano Intermediate School students to research a historical figure, then present that information in brief first-person reports when visitors arrived. Family members filled the upper level of the building to enjoy the interactive exhibits.   Read More

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Seven singers chosen for top choir

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Seven singers chosen for top choir

Seven outstanding singers from Delano Intermediate School have been selected for the State Honor Choir. “This is the largest group of singers ever selected from Delano,” said choir teacher Sandy Meyerson.  Fifth-graders Katherine Burleson, Avery Coder, Koralynn Feldmann and Alexa Huotari were among those chosen, along with sixth-graders Nathan Heckman, Madeline Martin and Alyson Rinsem. “Each DIS... Read More

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Math Masters dominate competition

Posted on: April 12, 2022

Math Masters dominate competition

Delano Math Masters students dominated a competition in Hutchinson on Thursday, March 10, sweeping first, second, third and fourth place out of 20 competing teams from seven different schools. The first-place team consisted of Sienna Clare, Max Schmit, Landon Lundquist, Landon Ellingson and Brady Blank-Martin. Schmit also took first place out of 95 students in Fact Drill, and Harper Bukowski finished first out of 95 students in... Read More

Post Categories: Intermediate School

Familiar winners in Battle of the Books

Posted on: March 17, 2022

Familiar winners in Battle of the Books

There were a total of 60 teams in this year’s Battle of the Books competition at Delano Intermediate School, but only five advanced to the finals on Tuesday, March 15. After multiple overtime rounds to sort out placement, fifth-graders Maddie Knisley, Bergen Syverson and Meredith van Bergen claimed their second Battle of the Books title in the last three years. “This year’s competition was intense, as the top 15... Read More

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Johnson is Delano Teacher of the Year

Posted on: March 2, 2022

Johnson is Delano Teacher of the Year

Nothing is more foundational to learning than the ability to communicate, so it is fitting that English Language Learner instructor Ashley Johnson has been named Teacher of the Year for Delano Public Schools. Johnson serves roughly 40 students from kindergarten through high school, spending time at all three schools on a regular basis. Her students come from a variety of backgrounds and speak Russian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Spanish, Hmong, French... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Schools given 'Community Caring Award'

Posted on: January 26, 2022

Schools given 'Community Caring Award'

In recognition of a long, mutually-beneficial relationship, and in light of extraordinary circumstances since the onset of COVID-19, the Delano Loretto Area United Way bestowed a special Community Caring Award on Delano Public Schools last week. The award recognizes the school district “for being a champion for our communities and students, both in and out of the classroom,” and thanks all district staff for their partnership and... Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

More evidence of excellence

Posted on: January 11, 2022

More evidence of excellence

Delano High School has been a regular on the list of Best High Schools compiled annually by U.S. News and World Report.  Now it has company. In December the organization released its first-ever rankings of Best Elementary Schools and Best Middle Schools, and Delano Elementary and Delano Intermediate fared well in the evaluations. DHS also earned a place on the Best Middle Schools list because it includes grades seven and... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School