Darien Elementary News

Soccerball in a green field stadium
Apple on books signifying education.
IMAGE: Ready Set Go red, yellow, green traffic lights
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Ready, Set, Go: Child Development Screenings

The Delavan-Darien School District is holding free Child Development Screenings for area children age 0-4 on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Screenings will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and again from 2-5 p.m. at Wileman Elementary School, 1001 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Walk-in appointments are available during those hours.
IMAGE: fifth graders act out scenes from their favorite books at the 2018 Wax Museum of Reading.
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IN PICS: Wax Museum of Reading 2018

Darien Elementary fifth graders came to life as characters from their favorite books in the annual 2018 Wax Museum of Reading Event! The event is a fundraiser for the class trip to a springtime Milwaukee Brewers game. The event was held over two days and featured students from all fifth grade classes at Darien. Students acted out their books when attendees dropped money in their buckets! Looking good, students! #CometProud
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SCHOOLS CLOSED: Tuesday, Jan. 23, due to weather

Dear Delavan-Darien School District families, All Delavan-Darien schools are closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 due to the weather. All after-school activities have also been canceled. Please check our website, www.ddschools.org, for further updates. Thank you. ***** Estimadas Familias del Distrito Escolar Delavan-Darien, Todas las escuelas de Delavan-Darien están cerradas el día de hoy, Martes, 23 de enero de 2018, debido al clima. Todas las actividades después de clases han sido canceladas también. Por favor visite nuestro sitio en la red www.ddschools.org para más actualizaciones. Gracias.
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Delavan-Darien Authorizes $3.5 Million Operating Referendum for April 3 Ballot

On January 8, the Delavan-Darien Board of Education unanimously authorized an operating referendum for community vote.  If approved, the April 3 referendum would provide $500,000 per year for three years (2018/19 - 2020/21) for academic and vocational classroom improvements, upgrades for culinary arts and auto programs, and improvements to Borg Memorial Stadium including artificial turf for football and soccer; and $3 million per year on a recurring basis (2018/19 and thereafter), for operating costs to maintain the District’s current educational programs.
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Phoenix Career Fair is March 14, 2018. Volunteers needed!

Phoenix Middle School is hosting a Career Expo Fair for the Phoenix Middle School students (6th-8th Grade) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14.  Volunteer guests are needed at the Career Expo Fair and will provide expertise to help middle school students have a better understanding of their career goals and pathways. Learn more and sign up on our website!
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Summer Fun and Resource Fair 2018

Get ready for the summer and beyond! Delavan-Darien School District is hosting its third annual Summer Fun and Community Resource Fair. Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Phoenix Middle School, 414 Beloit St., Delavan, WI It's FREE! Come learn about summer camps and program opportunities for your child!
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Fire Alarms/Evacuation at DDHS - 1-17-18, 9:55 a.m.

ALL STUDENTS/STAFF ARE SAFE: Students and staff at DDHS were evacuated from the building about 9:37 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018, for an activated fire alarm.  The city of Delavan fire department arrived on scene within minutes. Fire crews have determined it was a faulty detector in the ductwork near the pool area. School operations are resuming again as normal. All students and staff are safe. Students were allowed back into the building about 9:52 a.m. All students are safe and accounted for, and will continue on with their school day.
IMAGE: Sandee Ortiz, DDHS Physical Education Teacher
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PE Teacher Ortiz Earns National Board Certification

BIG NEWS: We've got another #TeamNBCT National Board Certified on our staff! Congratulations to DDHS PE Teacher Sandee Ortiz on becoming board certified! "She got into teaching for all the right reasons, has dedicated herself to the cause of helping educate young people, and it shows with how well her students do in the classroom and in life." Read more on our website! #CometProud