Turtle Creek Elementary School — Bigger than our other elementary schools and better than ever!
The school opened in 1993 and recently transitioned from a neighborhood elementary that served students through grade 5, to one that now serves our Delavan-Darien first, second, third, and fourth grade students. There are about 600 students enrolled there and they are taught by some of the finest and most dedicated teachers you’ll find anywhere.
The staff receives constant training and professional development, so they are at the top of their game. Our curriculum has undergone major overhauls the last several years and students are getting the best content with best-practice instruction.
The student body is a very diverse and very well-behaved group. Turtle Creek has been recognized several times by the Wisconsin Response to Intervention Center as a School of Merit award winner. Students follow “The Comet Code” and committed to Being Respectful, Being Responsible, Being Safe and Being Learners. The Comet Code is a proactive approach that rewards positive behavior and establishes safer and more effective schools. Turtle Creek is a place where all students can learn!
Turtle Creek also has state-of-the art classrooms, with each featuring a SMART board and ultra-fast internet connections to keep students connected with their Chromebooks. That’s right. Each Turtle Creek student has a Chromebook laptop to enhance their learning through a wide variety of age-appropriate apps and games. Our One-to-One technology program is district-wide and reaches down all the way into our pre-school classrooms, so our Turtle Creek students come to school having already used today’s tools as they prepare for tomorrow’s leadership.
The school was the birthplace of the county’s first and only Dual Language Education program. In this model, students as young as 4-year-old kindergarten are immersed in bilingual classrooms where Spanish and English are the dominant languages. In fact, in 4-year-old kindergarten, Spanish is spoken about 90 percent of the school day. As the students progress, additional English is introduced until the instruction is split about 50/50 between the two languages by third grade. The choice program is open to all students — including native English speakers — and sets kids on a pathway to becoming bilingual, biliterate, bicultural and much more employable when they’re adults!
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- Career and Job FairCome join us! The Delavan-Darien High School is hosting a Career/Job Fair on Friday, February 15th from 8:00-10:00 am. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 representatives from a variety of careers and potential summer job openings during this time. Come to the main ... read morePublished Thursday, February 14, 2019
- Revitalizing the Strategic PlanThe Delavan-Darien School District is in the process of updating our Strategic Plan. We are encouraging the community to be involved in the process. Goals Make the plan more user friendly and accomplishable Identify teams to create action items Develop solid actionable items Identify people who will be held accountable ... read morePublished Tuesday, February 5, 2019
- No School 1/23/19 due to the weatherSchool and after school activities are canceled Wednesday, 1/23/19, due to the weather. Stay safe! ... read morePublished Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- No School 11/26/18 due to weatherThe Delavan-Darien Schools will be closed today 11/26/18 due to poor weather conditions. ... read morePublished Monday, November 26, 2018
- DDSD Awarded $102K School Safety GrantThe Delavan-Darien School District has been awarded additional funds via the State Safety Grant for the amount of $102,708 for the 2018-19 school year at no expense for the district’s taxpayers. Before the announcement of the 2018 School Safety Initiative Grant, the Delavan-Darien School District had already made a considerable ... read morePublished Thursday, July 26, 2018
- Mercy to Offer Sports Physicals Screening at Reduced RatePhysicals are required for participating in DDSD sports and Mercyhealth is offering a reduced rate physical screening next month: Wednesday, July 25, noon-5 pm Mercyhealth Elkhorn 829 N. Wisconsin St. Appointments are required. Call (262) 245-0535 or toll-free (877) 893-5503 Please see this flyer for more information! ... read morePublished Wednesday, June 20, 2018
- Turtle Creek Elementary to Receive 21st Century CLC GrantWe are pleased to announce that Turtle Creek Elementary School has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Turtle Creek was a previous grant recipient over the past five years and has been successfully running a CLC (after school program) since 2013. In ... read morePublished Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- TC PBIS 2017-2018 Year in ReviewThis PBIS 2017-2018 Year in Review slide show was designed to celebrate what we have accomplished at Turtle Creek Elementary School this year as we provide a safe and positive learning environment for all students and staff. Thank you to our students, staff, and families for your support in this ... read morePublished Friday, May 11, 2018
- Referendum Update & Information May 1, 2018 – Dr. Robert CristMay 1, 2018 Dear Staff and Community Members, Our referendum failed. The Board is already discussing how to approach another in November. The “operational” question must be a separate issue. The operational referendum is imperative for us to continue quality education for each of our children. Fallout: We knew we ... read morePublished Wednesday, May 2, 2018
- After School Activities Canceled: 4/18/18Dear Delavan-Darien School District families, All Delavan-Darien School District after-school activities scheduled for today, 4/18/18, have been canceled due to the weather. Please check our website, www.ddschools.org, for further updates. Thank you. ***** Estimadas Familias del Distrito Escolar Delavan-Darien, Todas las Actividades Despu és de Clases del Distrito Escolar Delavan-Darien programadas para el ... read morePublished Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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