Gridiron Golf outing for Delavan-Darien football is Aug. 16

Comets FootballDELAVAN — The ninth annual Alumni Gridiron Classic golf fundraiser for Delavan-Darien student/youth football programs returns Saturday, Aug. 16, at Delbrook Golf Course, 700 S. Second St., Delavan.

The event features 18 holes of scramble-style golf, lunch, dinner, a live auction, raffles and a guaranteed fun time for participants.

Proceeds will support the school and youth football programs in the Delavan-Darien community. Everyone is welcome to participate in this golf fundraiser.

Single golfers can register for $95 ($75 for students and Delbrook course members), or a foursome for $360. A golfing foursome with a hole sponsorship is $435.

Additional sponsorships available include: hole sponsor, $100; family hole sponsor, $50; player sponsor, $25.

Having the steak dinner only is $25. Anyone is welcome to come to the auction at 5:30 p.m. and bid on some great items.

Check in and lunch starts at 12:30 p.m. with the golfing starting at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, or to receive a registration form, contact Jenine Ward at (262) 740-1139 or fourward@charter.net.

Credit card payments are available, or make checks payable to “DDHS Gridiron Club, Inc.” and send to: PO Box 511, Delavan, WI 53115.

DOWNLOAD: Registration Form

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2014-15 Delavan-Darien School Supply Lists

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The 2014-15 Delavan-Darien School Supply lists have been released. Find them all at: http://www.ddschools.org/resources/for_students/school_supplies

Individual lists at:

REMINDER – REGISTRATION IS AUG. 5

The all-student registration day for the Delavan-Darien School District is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delavan-Darien High School (150 Cummings St., Delavan).

All parents and guardians of continuing and new students are required to attend this registration event to prepare for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Students must be enrolled in the district before they can be registered.

New students and students who are returning to the district after a previous withdrawal can enroll their children at the registration event. However, the district encourages parents and students to complete the enrollment process prior to Aug. 5, if possible. To do so, call the school the student will attend, 262-728-2642.

On registration day, parents and students can learn about the new Infinite Campus student information system the district is now using. The new system replaces the district’s previous student database software, PowerSchool. Parents and students can use Infinite Campus to keep in contact with teachers, check on student academic progress and attendance, review schedules and much more.

Also at registration, middle school and high school students will have photos taken for their identification cards, and school fees can also be paid.

Students who are enrolling in the district should have the following documents available:

  • Child’s original birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage bill, etc.)
  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of guardianship/parentage (child’s birth certificate with parent name, legal papers, etc.)
  • High school transcript (if applicable)

For more information about registration and enrollment, visit:http://www.ddschools.org/district/registration, or call 262-728-2642 and talk to any of our main office staff members. The forms needed for registration and enrollment are also found on the website and can be downloaded as needed. They are also available at school offices and at the registration event.

 

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Fall sports gearing up in for Delavan-Darien High School

DELAVAN — Delavan-Darien High School athletes and their parents should plan to attend the mandatory fall sports meeting on Monday, July 28 at the school (150 Cummings St., Delavan).

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the auditorium for incoming freshmen and students who have never competed in a sport before at DDHS. Continuing students who have already participated in DDHS sports can arrive at 6:30 p.m. for breakout sessions with their chosen team. Room assignments will be posted in the DDHS Commons.

Other dates of interest for athletes and parents:

  • July 30:  Sport Physicals at Mercy Delavan Medical Center, 1-5 p.m. Cost: $35
  • Aug. 4:  First day of practice: Football
  • Aug. 11: First day of practice: Boys Soccer
  • Aug. 12: First day of practice: Girls Tennis and Girls Swim
  • Aug. 18: First day of practice: Cross Country and Volleyball

 

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Registration for Delavan-Darien schools is Tuesday, Aug. 5

2014-15Registration2DELAVAN — The all-student registration day for the Delavan-Darien School District is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delavan-Darien High School (150 Cummings St., Delavan).

All parents and guardians of continuing and new students are required to attend this registration event to prepare for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Students must be enrolled in the district before they can be registered.

New students and students who are returning to the district after a previous withdrawal can enroll their children at the registration event. However, the district encourages parents and students to complete the enrollment process prior to Aug. 5, if possible. To do so, call the school the student will attend, 262-728-2642.

On registration day, parents and students can learn about the new Infinite Campus student information system the district is now using. The new system replaces the district’s previous student database software, PowerSchool. Parents and students can use Infinite Campus to keep in contact with teachers, check on student academic progress and attendance, review schedules and much more.

Also at registration, middle school and high school students will have photos taken for their identification cards, and school fees can also be paid.

Students who are enrolling in the district should have the following documents available:

  • Child’s original birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage bill, etc.)
  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of guardianship/parentage (child’s birth certificate with parent name, legal papers, etc.)
  • High school transcript (if applicable)

For more information about registration and enrollment, visit: http://www.ddschools.org/district/registration, or call 262-728-2642 and talk to any of our main office staff members. The forms needed for registration and enrollment are also found on the website and can be downloaded as needed. They are also available at school offices and at the registration event.

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July school board meeting rescheduled

calendarThe Delavan-Darien School District’s July 14 School Board meeting has been rescheduled for July 28. The meeting will take place after the district’s annual meeting, which is scheduled to begin that night at 7 p.m.

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The passing of Deb Ludlow

Deb Ludlow

Deb Ludlow

It is with great sadness that we report to you that longtime Delavan-Darien High School physical education and health teacher Deb Ludlow passed away yesterday, July 7.

Deb, who had been battling cancer, started in the district in 1980 and retired in 2012. Over those 32 years, she was always committed to the fitness of all of DDHS Comets.

She is largely responsible for writing the $1 million federal Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant that the district received six years ago, resulting in a new physical education curriculum, updated equipment, and professional development for teachers.

We will post more information here when known.

Please feel free to post condolences, comments and memories below, or on our district Facebook page.

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Summer School thespians turn DDHS stage into underwater world

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Our Summer School elementary thespians performed the fun and adventurous musical, “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” as classes wound down for summer. Here’s a description of the performance they did on the DDHS auditorium stage Wednesday for their peers and later for parents, friends and family:

The ocean floor is filled with the rarest of creatures, but none are as rare as gnarbles. Their fins are small, their tails are floppy, and they have never strayed far from their homes…until now. Journey of the Noble Gnarble is a story of a little gnarble with a big dream, who tries to make it past doubting blyfish, sneaky subbalubbles, and hungry plinks on his way to the surface of the sea. Along the way he befriends the glinny glims who teach him the importance of positivity and determination!

For more on the musical, click here.

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Speth earns All-State softball nod

Jennah Speth

Jennah Speth

Delavan-Darien High School softball pitcher Jennah Speth has was named an honorable mention on the 2014 Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Team.

She is the only player from Walworth County to receive an All-State mention this year.

Speth, a sophomore pitcher, was also a Southeast District First Team All-District honoree for her efforts on the field. Her dominating play also awarded her Co-Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year honors.

She helped lead the Comets to a school-record 22 victories this past season and a regional title. The Comets were just two runs away from advancing to their first ever sectional final game, losing in the sectional semifinals 6-4 to McFarland for the second straight year.

On the mound, Speth finished the year fourth in the state in in strikeouts (224) and seventh in the state in total wins.

At the plate, she was third in the state with 54 hits and second in total runs scored (47) and runs batted in (49). She also was tied for the lead with 16 doubles and No. 4 in the state with eight home runs.

She was the Comets’ Most Valuable Player and a first-team All Southern Lakes Conference player.

“Jennah had a great season this year hitting and pitching,” Coach Hank Johnson said. “She helped lead us back to sectionals. She puts in a lot of work in the offseason for softball to make these things happen and it’s great to see her work pay off. We, as a program, look forward to seeing where she can help lead us in the future with two years remaining.”

See the other honorees here:

 

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Gateway Tech hosting open houses

Our friends and education partners over at Gateway Technical College are having open houses at each of the three campuses in Southeastern Wisconsin.

The open houses are from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the following locations and days:

  • Elkhorn, 400 County Road H – Tuesday, July 22
  • Kenosha, 3520 30th Avenue – Wednesday, July 23
  • Racine, 1001 S. Main Street – Thursday, July 24

See this bilingual (English and Spanish) electronic postcard for more information.

The $30 Gateway application fee will be waived for prospective students that attend and apply to Gateway during open house.

Please visit www.gtc.edu/OpenHouse to learn more about this great opportunity for the Delavan-Darien community to visit Gateway.

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2014 Delavan-Darien High School Scholarship Recipients

Listed below are the Delavan-Darien High School Class of 2014 graduates who received a locally-provided scholarship for continuing education costs. 


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