Welcome to the English Department

  • English Department Mission Statement:

    • It is the mission of the Delano High School English Department to develop  reading, writing, and thinking skills, and effective communication and social awareness skills in our students.
    • We will know that our students are achieving these goals through the use of summative and formative assessments, as well as explicit direct instruction.
    • Students who are struggling to achieve these goals will be remediated through re-teaching, afterschool tutorial, Mandatory Afterschool Tutorial, as well as other District approved support services.

    English Department Vision Statement:

    • We envision a department in which teachers promote grade-level academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills which will lead to  students who are confident, competent, life-long learners.

    English Department Values:  

    • We will model the skills and attitudes we expect from our students.  

    English Department Goals:

    • We will establish a positive learning environment in which grade-level cohorts will support the department’s mission, vision, and values.

    About the DHS English Department:

    • The Delano High School English Department fully embraces the idea that every student can learn to improve his or her reading, writing, and thinking skills. In order to make sure that our students are given the most rigorous and relevant education, our teachers work collaboratively on developing curriculum that is up-to-date and engaging and focused on supporting the learning process. Each English classroom is fitted with a Smart Board and an ELMO Document camera which allows teachers to incorporate technology daily. We also offer afterschool tutorial for students who need extra help reaching their educational goals, as well as other afterschool academic support programs.

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    The Delano Joint Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  Such programs and activities shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, Military Veterans status, homelessness, foster status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws pursuant with Education Code 200 and 220, Government Code 11135 and Title IX.

    If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Title 5 Compliance and Title IX Officer, Adelaida Ramos, Assistant Superintendent, at phone number 661-720-4125, address 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California.  A copy of DJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint policy and Nondiscrimination policy are available here and upon request.

    Póliza de No Discriminación

    El Distrito Escolar de las Escuelas Secundarias de Delano está comprometido en igualdad de oportunidades para todas las personas en educación. Dichos programas y actividades deberán estar libres de discriminación ilegal, acoso, intimidación y “bullying” ​​en y / o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas de raza, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil, embarazo o estado paternal, discapacidad física o mental, sexo, orientación sexual, género, identidad o expresión de género, información genética, estado migratorio, estado de veteranos militares, personas sin hogar, estado de estudiantes en hogar temporal, o cualquier otras bases prohibidas por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación de California de acuerdo con los Códigos de Educación 200 y 220, el Código de Gobierno 11135 y el Título IX.

    Si cree que ha sido víctima de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o “bullying”, debe comunicarse con el director de su escuela y / o con la Oficial de Título 5 y Título IX del Distrito, Adelaida Ramos, Asistente de la Superintendente, al número de teléfono 661-720-4125, domicilio 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. Una copia de la póliza de Quejas Uniformes de DJUHSD está disponible aquí y/o con su petición.