News Releases

The posts below are recent news releases from the Delavan-Darien School District.

If you’ve got an idea for a news release, or if you have a question about one of our stories, contact:

Mike Heine
Coordinator of School/Community Relations

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Hoops and Tech Night 2018

Come to our Hoops and Tech Night on Thursday, Feb. 22! Watch and learn as our students show you how they use all kinds of different tech in our amazing 21st Century classrooms! All participants can get FREE admission to that night’s boys hoops game vs. Wilmot! Visit 6 stations for your admissions ticket plus enter to win some great prizes, including a Kindle, iTunes gift cards and more! #CometProud
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2018 Phoenix Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

Kudos to all of the Phoenix Middle School Honors and High Honors students for the second quarter! Shout out to those you know! #CometProud
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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Active Musicians at DD Schools, in the community

IN PHOTOS: The winter holiday season offered several opportunities for our Delavan-Darien music students to share their musical talents with the community. Pics and more on our website.
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It's official: DDHS teaches new crop of referees

A new class offered by Delavan-Darien High School and sanctioned by the WIAA has led to a new crop of 20 certified basketball and 21 certified volleyball referees. Oh, yeah. Did we mention they're students?!?! Read more on our website. #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, WIIt'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.