Intermediate School Category

Speakers to address anxiety

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Speakers to address anxiety

Delano Elementary School will host a free speaking event featuring Rob Winker and Amy Lou Anderson of Playmore and Prosper from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The speakers are sponsored by a grant from the United Way, and will share strategies for coping with anxiety. The event will take place in the school cafeteria, and is open to everyone. Parents, educators and community members who work with children and teens are encouraged to attend.... Read More

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Students celebrate Unity Day

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Students celebrate Unity Day

Delano Public Schools celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23.  At the elementary school, all students and staff gathered in the media center to start the day with a large group photo, then enjoyed a variety of fun activities to promote kindness and prevent bullying. Classes discussed how to handle bullying, how to speak kindly and help others, how to be a good friend, how to use the buddy bench on the playground, and more. In the... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

School climate survey coming

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Delano Public Schools is conducting a second survey on school climate to gather important feedback from students, staff and district families. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement, and this input is highly valued. A similar Panorama Education survey was taken late last fall, and this follow-up survey, along with another follow-up next spring, will allow the district to track changes from the baseline data collected last year. ... Read More

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

Candidates sought for open school board seat

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Candidates sought for open school board seat

Delano Public Schools is currently seeking applicants for an open school board seat.  The school board accepted the resignation of chair Mark Larson in August after Larson moved out of state. Vice chair Lisa Seguin has assumed the chair’s duties in Larson’s absence, and the board is seeking a new member to return to its usual seven-member complement.  Board members hope to fill the opening by the end of October. The... Read More

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'Aladdin' performances this week

Posted on: September 4, 2019

'Aladdin' performances this week

The first week of school typically carries plenty of excitement, but this year’s opening days of classes will be punctuated by performances of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” About 40 students in grades five through eight will put on three shows. The first two are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6, in the old auditorium at Delano High School. The final show will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Director and... Read More

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Lauderbaugh steps in for special ed.

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Lauderbaugh steps in for special ed.

For Angie Lauderbaugh, a passion to help others overcome obstacles in communication and education developed early in life. “A friend of mine was deaf in junior high, so I always wanted to be a sign language interpreter,” said Lauderbaugh.  Delano’s new special education coordinator kept that career goal in mind through her graduation from St. Cloud Apollo High School and into her time at St. Cloud State University,... Read More

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

New staff members join DPS

Posted on: August 21, 2019

New staff members join DPS

A total of 13 new staff members are joining Delano Public Schools for the 2019-20 school year. They include, front from left, Carly Lash (kindergarten), Danielle Scanlon (DIS special ed.), Nickolas Moore (5th grade), Kaitlyn Krismer (DHS math) and Carrie Wittenberg (DHS PE/Developmental Adapted PE).  In the second row, from left, are Breeze Bestland (7-8 language arts), Mollie Graham (DES PE/Developmental Adapted PE), Lauren... Read More

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School supplies eligible for tax credits

Posted on: August 19, 2019

School supplies eligible for tax credits

Minnesota has two programs to help you pay for your child’s education expenses. The K–12 Education Subtraction and the K–12 Education Credit can lower the tax you pay or increase your refund when filing your Minnesota income tax return. You may qualify for the K-12 subtraction, the K-12 credit, or both — if you save your receipts. Expenses for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments are eligible. ... Read More

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'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

Post Categories: High School, Intermediate School

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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