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Delavan Students Excel in Science!!!

Delavan Students Excel in Science!

Please see press release from Science Fair Coordinator, Mrs. Wonders,

"Delavan Students did an Exceptional job at the Heart of Illinois IJAS Region One Science and Engineering Fair this past Saturday! Twenty five projects from Delavan Schools exhibited at the fair. Sixth Graders included Emma Schurman Keegan Davidson, Sam Yontz and Junior Faul. Sam received a Gold Award, Emma and Junior received Silver, and Keegan received Bronze.

Seventh Graders exhibiting at the fair included Logan Seals, Brett Sundell, Bryce Bell, MacArthur Briggs, Michaela Alexander, Laney White, Claire Schaffner, Caleb Harper, Abby Brooks, Brandon Hilst, McKealey Klokkenga, Chloe Schaffner, Jacie squires, Emma Turner, Kylie Rasse, Jenna Adair, Zen Lawrence, Sofia Troyer, and Emily Mount. Gold Awards were brought home by Claire Schaffner, McKealey Klokkenga, Ainsley Diver, Jacie Squires, Emma Turner, Jenna Adair, Zen Lawrence, and Emily Mount. Silver Awards were won by Sofia Troyer, Kylie Rassi, Chloe Schaffner, Brandon Hilst, Abby Brooks, Caleb Harper, Laney White, Michaela Alexander, Bryce Bell, MacArthur Briggs, Brett Sundell, and Logan Seals. Eighth Grader Jose Zamora also exhibited his project and won a Silver Award.

In the High School, a total of 5 projects were exhibited by 8 students. Gold Awards were won by freshman Prescott Jeckel, seniors Abby Rademaker and Taylor Lawrence, juniors Justin Lombardo and Alyssa Turner, and senior Kristen Willis. Junior Austin Sundell and senior Tyler Perry won Silver Awards.

Sixteen Top In Category Awards were also given out at the Regional Fair, along with a host of Special Awards. Prescott Jeckel won Top in Botany, Jacie Squires and Emma Turner won Top in Chemistry, Jenna Adair and Zen Lawrence took home Top in Engineering, while Bryce Bell and MacAllister Briggs took Top in Physics.

Emily Mount won the Most Outstanding Project in the Geosciences from the Association of Women Geoscientists; Austin Sundell and Tyler Perry won the Intel Top Computer Science Award; Prescott Jeckel won the Mu Alpha Theta Award for the most outstanding project that utilized Mathematics; Kristen Willis won the Rico Sustainability Award for the most outstanding project that demonstrates sustainability in the environment; Jenna Adair and Zen Lewis won the most outstanding STEM Project from Bradley University; Jacie Squires and Emma Turner won the most Outstanding Project from the US Air Force; Kristen Willis and Prescott Jeckel won the Most Outstanding Projects Senior Division from the US Navy while  Abby Rademaker and Taylor Lawrence won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and will compete for an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden.  

Seventeen Middle School Students were nominated to compete in the Broadcom Masters. Of the seventeen, Delavan took 4 spots with Jenna Adair, Zen Lawrence, Jacie Squires and Emma Turner.

Twenty Projects from the Region were selected to represent 16 counties at the State Science Fair, to be held at Northern Illinois University on Saturday, May 6th. From Delavan, Jenna Adair and Zen Lawrence were selected with their project entitled “Up In Flames”; Emma Turner and Jacie Squires with “That’s Pretty Smooth “ Abby Rademaker and Taylor Lawrence with “Lysis of E.coli by UV Light Through a Makeshift Filtration System”; and Prescott Jeckel with “Drift Away You Soybean”.

Last, but definitely not LEAST, Taylor Lawrence and Abby Rademaker were selected to go as exhibitors and Prescott Jeckel was selected as an alternate, to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, to be held May 14-19, in Los Angeles, CA.  At the fair, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes.

The Delavan Science Department consists of Virginia Canopy, Sixth Grade; Stacey Nannen and Jessica Schertz, Seventh and Eighth Grade; and Sanish Carr and Mary Kay Wonders, High School"

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New High School Update

February 10th, 2017     Since the last update the project has been moving along at a great pace.  These are the items that are now complete: The roof over the 2nd floor is 99% complete and the roof over the administrative wing is watertight.  The stairs and railings have now been installed. Framing has begun on the 2nd floor. Plumbers and electricians are on site and continuing to . . .

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Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent's Welcome - 2016-17

By: Dr. Andrew Brooks

        On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. If you are new to Delavan #703, I hope your experience exceeds your expectations. I know I speak for our entire staff when I say Delavan #703 is a great place for students to learn.

        This year we enter the first year of our 2016-2021 Vision Strategic Plan to become a Premier Rural School District, I am pleased and inspired that our goals have been prioritized and provide a clear and unambiguous road map leading us to new heights over the next five years. Continuous improvement — a growth mindset — underpins our work as we sharpen our resolve to improve learning and achievement for all of our students we work with on a daily basis.

        As I enter my second year as Superintendent, I anticipate a year of exciting growth, an advancement in technology, and, of course, the construction of our new 21st Century high school. Delavan #703 is a vibrant and future-oriented environment with dedicated teachers and staff working together to support 21st century learning.

        We firmly believe that a strong school system is dependent on having an active and engaged community. Your school principals will regularly be providing information through emails, Facebook posts, and newsletters on school happenings. Additionally, our teachers maintain a web presence to provide updates on classroom activities. I invite you to become fans of our District Facebook page (we have close to 1,000 followers) and to follow us on Twitter, too! As you can see -- communication is something we value at Delavan Schools, so watch for ways to stay informed. 

        As I visit our classrooms, I am proud of our teachers and staff, pleased by our engaged learners, and ecstatic to have so many volunteers contributing to what makes Delavan #703 a special learning community. I am confident the year ahead will continue to reflect inspired and innovative teaching and learning as well as strong student growth. We will remain focused on each and every child, and will continue to set higher goals as we support our mission to inspire every child to discover, learn, achieve, and show compassion.


2016-2017 JH / HS Handbook

Please click here to access 2016-2017 JH/HS Handbook

High School Faculty & Staff

  Delavan High School Faculty & Staff Administration Dr. Andrew Brooks . . .

Jr. High Faculty & Staff

Delavan Junior High Faculty & Staff Administration Dr. Andy Brooks . . .

Board of Education

  Delavan School Board Members (click the members name to e-mail)   President . . .

Delavan C.U.S.D 703 Mission Statement

  District Vision In our quest for excellence, Delavan CUSD #703 will be a premier rural school district with . . .

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