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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Four selected as May Rotary students

Four Delavan-Darien High School seniors (now graduates) were named Delavan Rotary Club students for the month of May. They were: Jada Ludens, daughter of Debra Ludens; Taylor McKinney, daughter of Jeff and Jean McKinney; Jayce Crull, son of Rachael and Jason Crull; and Xavier Ortiz, son of Lori Salinas. #DDCometProud
IMAGE: Emilee Colson (front left) and Diego Serna (front right) tok second and third place, respectively, in an essay contest sponsored by the Walworth County Farm Bureau. Presenting the award to them was master gardener George Mroch and Darien fifth grade teacher Erin Rae.
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Darien fifth graders second and third in county essay contest

Darien Elementary School fifth graders Emilee Colson and Diego Serna took second and third place, respectively, in the 2017 WFBF Ag In The Classroom Essay Contest sponsored by the Walworth County Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education Committee. The winners were recognized at the Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 17. #DDCometProud!
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2016-17 4th Quarter Phoenix Honor Roll

Here is the last Phoenix Middle School High Honors and Honors Lists for the 2016-2017 School Year. Lots of names, which we love seeing! #DDCometProud
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Chapman, Wichman are Academic All-State Golfers

GOLF HONORS: The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) has announced that Delavan-Darien High School golfers Jacob Chapman, a 2017 grad, and Christian Wichman, a junior in 2016-17, are 2017 Academic All-State honorees. #DDCometProud
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2017 Retirees have combined 216 years at DD Schools

Delavan-Darien's "Class of 2017" retirees has 216 years of combined experience serving our community's youth. Special thanks to the retirees from this school year — Kenneth Blanke, Elizabeth Christianson, Karen Combs, Patricia Enger, Peggy Fleck, Cheryl Maisonneuve, Patricia Schlicher, Terri Brown, Melodie Wisdom. You've made us #DDCometProud for your contributions to our schools and our students!
IMAGE: DDHS Graduation Photo Scenes
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Grads 'underdogs' but set for success

High school lasts about 720 days, from the first September day of freshman year, to Graduation Day, June 8, 2017. That’s 311,760 minutes or more than 18.7 million seconds. And then, in a moment, it’s over. “After we walk out of those doors, the temporary haze of our high school years will be gone. We will step into adulthood."
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All 5 DD schools recognized for great behavior programs

We're #DDCometProud to announce that ALL FIVE Delavan-Darien School District schools were recognized this year for having great behavior programs! When the Wisconsin RtI Center/PBIS Network Schools of Recognition for the 2016-17 school year were announced, we learned that DDHS received a silver award, while Phoenix Middle School, Darien Elementary, Turtle Creek Elementary and Wileman Elementary each received a bronze award. The schools are among 900+ in Wisconsin recognized for implementing a culturally responsive multi-level system of support. More on our website.
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DDHS Graduation Livestream Link

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT - Thursday, June 8, 2017:Can't make it to the DDHS Class of 2017 Graduation ceremony? We've got you covered. Watch it live online! your friends! Spread the word on facebook, twitter and your other social networks!
IMAGE: Seventh graders show the pillow cases they made for the Ryan's Case for Smiles organization
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7th graders sew 310 pillow cases for sick kids

Phoenix Middle School seventh graders in Ms. Terri Brown's Family and Consumer Sciences classes sewed 310 standard-size pillow cases for sick children in Wisconsin hospitals. The cases were donated to "Ryan's Cases For Smiles," a non-profit dedicated to helping make long-term hospital stays for children as best they can be. #DDCometProud
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Community Garden added at Phoenix Middle School

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Delavan-Darien's Phoenix Middle School is the host site of a new Community Garden for members of the Delavan-Darien Community. Read more and see a video and photos on our website!