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Students to present 'Little Mermaid'

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Students to present 'Little Mermaid'

The school year starts with a splash for Delano students in grades 5-8, who will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” during the first week of classes. Show times in the Delano High School Performing Arts Center are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9-10, and a 2 p.m. matinee follows on Saturday, Sept. 11.  The production includes familiar tunes from the classic animated movie, along with a few... Read More

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District welcomes new staff members

Posted on: August 26, 2021

District welcomes new staff members

Each school year brings new faces to the Delano Public Schools staff, and new teachers have been getting oriented this week.  New staff members this fall include, front row from left: Madeline Kenney (9-12 math), Brittany Carlen (9-12 math) and Kate Foster (9-12 language arts).  In the middle row, from left, are: Autumn Huju (7-8 language arts), Amanda Anjorin (9-12 family and consumer science), Ryan Ward (7-12 physical... Read More

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Thompson to lead Delano Intermediate

Posted on: August 20, 2021

Thompson to lead Delano Intermediate

Katie Thompson brings a unique perspective to her role as the new principal of Delano Intermediate School. As a Delano resident for the past 11 years, she has transitioned from a community member without much connection to the schools to a parent of Delano students. And starting next month, she will work with both students and parents as a local educational leader. “Before I had kids in the school system I just had an... Read More

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Vieaus leave legacy of relationships

Posted on: August 17, 2021

Vieaus leave legacy of relationships

In addition to important roles in the classroom and at the administrative level, Joe and Karla Vieau have been among Delano students’ biggest fans. This summer, the couple retired after more than 20 years of service to the district.  “It’s been a pleasure to be here, to serve our community and our kids and our staff,” said Joe. “We have had an awful lot of laughs. Some crying too. I... Read More

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Second battle in the books

Posted on: June 2, 2021

Second battle in the books

A combination of large participation numbers and COVID mitigation procedures led to two Battle of the Books rounds for Delano Intermediate School students this year. The second round, consisting of 20 teams of students in grades 4-6, wrapped up on Tuesday, June 1, with a victory by the fifth-grade group of Thomas Depa, Rowan Johnson and Nathan Mullen. “It was tense. I was very nervous,” said Johnson, who was... Read More

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'Intense' finish in Battle of the Books

Posted on: March 24, 2021

'Intense' finish in Battle of the Books

After a seven-week period to read nine books, intense preliminary and semifinal competitions, and 30 minutes of quizzing in the final round, the Battle of the Books competition came down to a three-question tiebreaker on Tuesday, March 23. The fourth-grade team of Benaiah Gaalswyk, Emilia Bidle and Jacob Werth kept their wits about them and their memories sharp, and earned the title of Session 1 Champions by a one-point margin of victory.... Read More

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DIS Store teaches financial skills

Posted on: March 19, 2021

DIS Store teaches financial skills

A new business endeavor at Delano Intermediate School helps students develop financial literacy while simultaneously dealing with the hands-on challenges of production, marketing and distribution. This week marks the opening of the DIS Store after months of preparation and lots of learning on the part of students who have met after school since November to prepare. “We’ve been creating products and just watching... Read More

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Students present research on History Day

Posted on: March 3, 2021

Students present research on History Day

A hybrid History Day competition challenged students and judges alike on Wednesday, Feb. 24, but many high quality research projects bore witness to the resiliency of the presenters. “We were really proud and impressed, and the judges were equally impressed with what the students produced and how they presented themselves as well,” said Gifted and Talented Coordinator Heidi O’Donnell, adding that learning model shifts prior to... Read More

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Support staff members earn honors

Posted on: March 1, 2021

It takes a wide array of staff members to keep a school running, including many who never stand in front of a classroom. Four such employees recently received Educational Support Staff Awards after they were nominated by coworkers across the district.  The honorees for 2020-21 include Delano High School lead custodian Martin Lira Landa, and paraprofessionals Margaret Grgas from Delano Elementary School, Judy Reed from Delano... Read More

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Mall Madness returns to DIS

Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mall Madness returns to DIS

One of Delano Intermediate School’s signature events arrived a little later than normal this year, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of vocal vendors and opportunistic buyers in the annual Mall Madness activity. Nineteen fourth-graders in the gifted and talented program finally had the chance to put their business skills to the test on Tuesday, Jan. 26, when they displayed their products to their grade-level peers in the school... Read More

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