Head Injury Information for parents, student-athletes

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Parents and student-athletes,

Over the past few months, since our Delavan-Darien Comets began practicing in August, there have been instances in which the proper reporting of a suspected head injury and/or concussion has not been done appropriately.  All athletes (no matter which sport they are participating) at Phoenix Middle School and Delavan-Darien High School are at risk of receiving a concussion through their training, practicing, and game-play.  This type of injury has been getting more and more media attention, and needs to be taken seriously by all of those involved.  Please report any signs, symptoms, or suspicions of a head injury to a properly licensed medical professional.  The members of our coaching staff do not fall under this category as they are not licensed by the state of Wisconsin to make medical decisions.

Signs (observations) of Concussion

  • Appears dazed
  • Appears confused
  • Loss of conscious
  • Personality or mood changes
  • Seems forgetful
  • Headache

Symptoms (athlete reporting) of Concussion

  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing of ears (tinnitus)
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Feeling sluggish, slow, foggy
  • “Not feeling right”
  • “Pressure in head”

These are the main signs and symptoms of a concussion, however there are many others.  Remember, a concussion is any traumatic brain injury that can but does not have to include loss of consciousness.  Student-athletes and parents, please do not fail to report these issues to a properly and medically trained individual, as concussions not only affect the individual immediately, but can have lasting effects over the course of a lifetime as well.

Thank you,

Ryan Romeo ATC/L, MS

Mercy Health System/Delavan-Darien High School

School Phone Number: (262) 728-2642 x 4463

Clinic/Hospital Phone Number: (262) 245-4645

 

Dr. Guy Otte

Athletic/Activities Director, Delavan-Darien High School

School Phone Number: (262) 728-2642 x 4451

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Información sobre heridas de la cabeza

Padres y estudiantes atletas,

En los últimos meses, desde que nuestros Cometas de Delavan-Darien comenzaron a participar en Agosto, han habido instancias en las cuales el reporte apropiado de la sospecha de una lesión en la cabeza y/o contusión no se ha realizado apropiadamente. Todos los atletas (sin importar en qué deporte estén participando) de la Escuela Preparatoria Delavan-Darien y de la Escuela Secundaria Phoenix están en riesgo de recibir una contusión a través de su entrenamiento, práctica, o participación en un juego. Este tipo de lesión ha estado obteniendo más y más atención de los medios de comunicación, y necesita ser tomado seriamente por todos aquellos involucrados. Por favor reporten  cualquier síntoma o sospecha de lesión en la cabeza a cualquier médico profesional con licencia adecuada. Los miembros de nuestro personal de entrenadores no caen dentro de esta categoría ya que ellos no están licenciados por el estado de Wisconsin para tomar decisiones médicas.

Signos (observaciones) de una Contusión

  • Aparenta estar aturdido
  • Aparenta confusión
  • Pérdida de la conciencia
  • Cambios de humor o personalidad
  • Parece olvidadizo
  • Dolor de cabeza

Síntomas (reportados por el atleta) de una Contusión

  • Mareo
  • Visión borrosa
  • Zumbido en los oídos
  • Sensibilidad a la luz o ruido
  • Problemas de concentración o memoria
  • Sentirse perezoso, lento, confuso
  • ”No sentirse bien”
  • ”Sentir presión en la cabeza

Estos son los signos y síntomas principales de una contusión, sin embargo hay muchos otros. Recuerden, una contusión es una lesión traumática del cerebro que puede pero no tiene que incluir, la pérdida del conocimiento. Estudiantes atletas y sus padres, por favor no dejen de reportar estos problemas a un individuo apropiado y médicamente capacitado, ya que las contusiones no solamente afectan al individuo inmediatamente, sino que pueden tener efectos a largo plazo e incluso de por vida también.

Gracias,

Ryan Romeo ATC/L, MS

Mercy Health System/Delavan-Darien High School

Número de teléfono en la Escuela: (262) 728-2642 x 4463

Número de teléfono en la Clínica/Hospital (262) 245-4645

 

Dr. Guy Otte

Director de Atletismo/Actividades ,

Escuela Preparatoria Delavan-Darien

Número de teléfono en la Escuela: (262) 728-2642 x 4451

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Shout out to the 240+ Phoenix honors and high honors students

honor_rollWe are #DDCometProud of the more than 240 Phoenix Middle School students who qualified for the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2015-16 second quarter.

Honor students had a Grade Point Average of 3.0 to 3.49. High honors students had a GPA of 3.5 or above.

And the qualifiers are…

2nd Quarter High Honor Roll

6th Grade High Honor Roll

Faith Allen, Alexander Andreoni, Mariel Armenta Valle, Melynna Arreola, Isabel Calhoun, Cheyenne Corning, Naomi Delgado, Gavin Ebbert, Tija Eglite, Jaiden Elliott, James Finley, Diamond Garcia, Eliana Gluchman, Madison Gordon, Justin Graham, Katelynn Gums, Gabriella Guzman, Adrian Hernandez, Nathally Hernandez, Michael Kiem, Kylie Kummer, Brianna Lara, Dakota Mead, Jazmin Melendez, Bobbie Neal, Miguel Ocampo, Josue Ortega, Dia Patel, Kush Patel, Jose Perez, Eleashah Petersen, Hailie Pollard, Victor Ramirez Escobar, Elimarie Ramos, Yuniel Rodriguez, Elizabeth Sanchez, Maria Shackett, Kennedy Shepard, Jacob Solis, Eli Stickney, Zachary Swiatlowski, Marissa Torres Raby, Jaqueline Urias, Jason VanDeBogert, Marianna Vieyra, Julianna Wegleitner, Adrianna White, Alton Wimer, Sophia Winn, Pamela Zamorano.

7th Grade High Honor Roll

Gwendolyn Acheson, Lithzy Aleman, Katie Bradley, Sophia Brandt Reinhart, Emily Cameron, Amir Castillo Cano, Michael Cobb, Christina Crawford, Xandria Dreksler, Davyn Elliott, Sylvia Elliott, Hadyn Emmerich, Haley Fischer, Rosalba Hernandez, Alizon Hernandez-Espinoza, Juliana Huerta, Eri Jaramillo, Molly Jedlicka, Caitlyn Karbash, Gracie Laue, America Lavdas, Morgan Lock, Myles Lockhart, Brianna Manriquez, Nayeli Mercado, Tanya Mollado Martinez, Jaxon Moore, Naitaly Napodano, Hannia Nevarez Martinez, Kathryn Pehkonen, Collette Riviere, Enrique Rizo, Allison Rosencrans, Ariana Ruiz, Francheska Sandoval, Anna Sorg, Perla Valadez, Rudolfo Villarreal, Breanna Yartey.

8th Grade High Honor Roll

Jasmine Arias, Cody Bliss, Alyssa Cardenas, Nina Colunga, Alexis Contreras, Silvia De La Cruz, Joseph Gonzales, Leah Hamell, Paige Johnson, Kaitlyn Kraayeveld, Frederick Krablean, Maira Leep Simental, Samuel Markling, Jr., Gabriela Montelongo, Liliana Nunez, Judith Perez, Pablo Perez, Shannon Piecha, Jacob Prado, Johanna Quintero, Heather Ream, Samantha Romine, Alyssa Sanders, Karina Torres, Jordane Torres Raby, Audriana Valadez, Yasmin Valadez, Stephanie Vaughn, William Volmar, Nicholas Zikuda.

 

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

6th Grade Honor Roll

Sydney Aranda, Ariadna Aranda-Villegas, Diego Arellano, Adrian Baca, Acacia Butteris-Anderson, Lucero Calixto Perez, Owen Chelminiak, Eric Cortes, Abigail Cruz Flores, Angel Duran, Maggie Dutton, Ryan Flitcroft, Max Hennessey, Alondra Hernandez, Samuel Hernandez-Garcia, Barbara Honish, Erick Huerta, Giselle Huerta, Alisandra Hutchison, Ismael Jaramillo, Hunter Kastning, Dominick Kennedy, Melody Kilroy, Hazerim Lechuga, Luke Lenz, Sarai Manriquez, Alan Mendez Arjon, Moises Montelongo, Bianca Morales, Ramiro Morales, Angeline Nolasco, Adante Raby, Timothy Rakowski, Kyle Reese, Sabrina Sandhu, Sofia Seitz, Scott Sirkman, Emilie Smith, Brian Sotelo, Cesar Soto, Emily Soto, Kaden Tyson, Aiden Valadez, Jr., Lance Warrenburg, Matthew Whaples.

7th Grade Honor Roll

Paige Arnold, Abigail Beles, Camrin Bosworth, Jessica Brandemuehl, Salma Cano, Heather Charter, Devan Conrad, Dakota Correll, Cristal Duran Cruz, Adrian Fonseca, Alyssa Fonseca, Nataly Galvan Fonseca, Brisa Gamino, Desiree Green, Jared Greidanus, Logan Griffin, Seth Helm, Jayra Hernandez, Laura Hernandez, Emily Iniguez, Jonathan Jaramillo, Jovanni Lemus, Justin Loewe, Charlie Lopez, Lahzris Markling, Joshua Mick, Maria Oliveros, Benjamin Petersen, Xochitl Prado, Alyssa Rakowski, Diego Ramirez, Jose Roman Cruz, Jose Soto, Sophia Valadez, Hayden Vogt, Avery Wilcheck, Shelby Wohlfiel, Britain Woloszyk, Joshua Ziolkowski, Jazmin Zuniga.

8th Grade Honor Roll

Cristian Aranda, Ivan Aranda, Lizbeth Aranda, Benjamin Butke, Roberto Calixto Esquivel, Isaac Castillo Cano, Hope Childers, Elizabeth Craig, Ronnell Fleming, Yovany Fonseca, Oscar Garcia, Payton Gordon, Connor Gove, Lidia Griep, Lisette Hernandez, Oliver Hetzel, Casey Huerta, Kimberly Huerta, Michelle Huerta, Brittney Huth, Monica Huth, Joshua Johnson, Samuel Medrano, Mateo Morales, Roberto Moreno, Samantha Nicholas, Patricia Nova-Sanchez, Marcela Nunez, Dieonte Orth, Kody Parks, Dakota Quarzenski, Yadira Rizo, Madeline Robertson, Madelyn Santeler, Carina Serna, Jesse Soto, Kevin Valadez Olivares, Alexis Washington.

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WEATHER CANCELLATION: CLC Program at Turtle Creek (Feb. 2)

snow imageTurtle Creek CLC Parents,

The after-school CLC Program at Turtle Creek Elementary has been canceled for tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 2), due to the weather conditions.

Children in the CLC program will be released at the end of the regular school day and sent home by the method chosen by parents/guardians at CLC program registration earlier this school year. ​

All other Delavan-Darien after school activities are currently on as scheduled.

Thank you.

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DDHS Rotary Students for the month of January 2016 

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Allison currently participates in swimming (as a swimmer and as a manager for the boys swim team) and Comet mentors.  She is a member of the National Honor Society.  Allison volunteers as a chemistry tutor, and helps with the Delavan-Darien Booster club food booth.  She volunteers at her church helping with children’s worship. as well as participating in a mission trip with her church youth group.  Allison also is prop organizer for DCS musicals and is a teacher aid at Delavan Christian school. After high school Allison plans to attend a 4-year college and major in Pharmacy, Pharmacology or Biochemistry.

Sarah participates in art club.  She is a member of the National Honor Society.  Sarah volunteers with the DAYS Foundation, Elkhorn 4-H and volunteered with the Walldogs children’s mural.  After high school Sarah plans to attend UW-Whitewater and major in art education.  Her goal is to become an art teacher and share her love of art.  She is also interested in Psychology and would love to be involved in art therapy for children and adults.

As recipients of this award, Allison and Sarah were escorted by an administrator at DDHS to the Rotary Club luncheon at Lake Lawn Resort on January 11, 2016.

Congratulations to Allison and Sarah on receiving this prestigious award.

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IN THE NEWS: Staffers catch on to coloring trend

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Coloring isn’t just for kids, anymore. Our adults staffers are coloring personally and professionally with great success.

Delavan-Darien staffers Bridget Sandoval (READS coordinator at Turtle Creek), Jeannie Engerson (psychologist at Phoenix) and Krista Huerta (district occupational therapist) added some great “color” to this article in the Walworth County Sunday about the new trend of adults taking a liking to coloring.

Our staffers have colored themselves as a hobby, but use the art form as a way to teach students and to get them to focus. It works at all grade levels!

Enjoy this read from reporter Margaret Plevak at: http://www.communityshoppers.com/Coloring-makes-a-comeback-for-adults

The drawings above are examples of Sandoval’s work, which were published in the newspaper.

 

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Preschool, Kindergarten Enrollment Day is Feb. 10

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DELAVAN – Delavan-Darien School District’s Enrollment Day for 4-year-old kindergarten (preschool) students and new incoming 5-year-old kindergarten students is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Wileman Elementary School (1001 E. Geneva St., Delavan) for all district students.

Parents and their preschool or kindergarten students can come to the school for enrollment between 7:30 and 11 a.m., or from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. that day to get their child(ren) ready for the 2016-17 school year.

In addition to their children, parents should also bring along the student’s birth certificate or passport, a proof of residency such as a utility bill, a parent/guardian photo identification (such as a driver’s license) and the child’s immunization record, if available.

Parents who have questions, or who are unable to attend the Enrollment Day event are encouraged to call their child’s local elementary school at 262-728-2642.

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Phoenix MS to present ‘Lion King, Jr.’ on stage

Lion-King-JrON STAGE: Phoenix Middle School thespians will be presenting Disney’s Lion King, Jr., on Friday, January 29, at 7 p.m., and again on Saturday, January, 30 at 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Middle School Auditorium.

This show is an adaptation of the award-winning Disney movie. Many of the songs and characters will be familiar to audiences, but there are a few new ones too!

Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. Everyone is cordially invited!

Stop on out to either performance and be #DDCometProud of our talented actors and singers!

The performance is directed by Phoenix Middle School teachers Julie Ropers-Rosendahl (cast) and Lindey Peterson (crew).

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DPI Public Hearing Notices – Jan. 26, 2016

Dear Parents,

Please see the following Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Public Hearing Notices for upcoming public hearings in February:

PI 34: Changes to Accreditation and the Definition of Higher Learning as a Result of 2015 WI Act 55
PI 48: Parental Choice Program for Eligible School District and Other School Districts

Direct Links:

PI 34: http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/policy-budget/Notice%20of%20Public%20Hearing%20for%20PI%2034%20Rule.pdf

PI 48: http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/policy-budget/PI%2048%20Public%20Hearing%20Notice.pdf

Sincerely,

Mike Thompson, PhD

Deputy State Superintendent​

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Sewers make pillow cases for kids with cancer

PX_PillowcasesSeventh graders in the Phoenix Middle School Family and Consumer Education courses taught by Ms. Terri Brown sewed pillow cases for children needing long-term hospital stays.

The Delavan Lions Club made a $200 donation for materials for the project, which will support the organization Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer).

The organization works to improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo treatment. The cases brighten up the hospital rooms and help reduce the trauma and stress kids can experience while undergoing lengthy treatments.

Way to go sewers! We are #DDCometProud of you for completing this project for the fourth year in a row!

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Sign-up to use the DDHS Fitness Center

Fitness Center and Weight RoomCommunity members who live within the Delavan-Darien School District are invited to use the Delavan-Darien High School Fitness Center and Weight Room.

The center’s hours will be:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • 3:10 – 6:10 p.m.

Memberships are $50 per person for use from January 26 through June 6.

Stop in at the DDHS Fitness Center during open hours to sign up. Or, for more information contact the DDHS Athletics Directors Office, 728-2642 ext. 4405 or ext. 4451.

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