Ridgelys to chair annual Delaware Tech Terry Campus Gourmet Gala

DOVER — Hank and Barbara Ridgely, ardent friends and proponents of Delaware Technical Community College, have been named chairs of this year’s Gourmet Gala, the premier fundraising event for student success on the college’s Terry Campus in Dover. The gala is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10:30 p.m. in the on-campus Del-One Conference Center. The Gourmet […]

3 Delaware Schools among National Blue Ribbon honorees

DOVER — The National Blue Ribbon Schools’ honor roll was unveiled this week and three schools from Delaware have made the grade. Lake Forest South Elementary School (Lake Forest School District), Selbyville Middle School (Indian River School District) and Cedar Lane Elementary School (Appoquinimink School District) are among the schools that will be honored at […]

Middletown area schools end lockdown, dismiss students

MIDDLETOWN  The Middletown-area Appoquinink School District updated parents and staff regarding previous threats that brought lockdowns of all schools. The message read: “The State Police have contacted the district with a reassuring update. After a thorough review of the situation: All schools EXCEPT Middletown High will go off lockdown and dismiss at their normal time. […]

Inaugural Bands On The River Marching Band Festival Oct. 13

DAGSBORO – Three high school bands will perform separately and then together in a closing finale Saturday, Oct. 13 in the inaugural Bands on The River Marching Band Festival. Marching bands from Cape Henlopen, Sussex Central and host Indian River will perform their 2018 field shows on the Indian River High School stadium field. Gates […]

Indian River School District board approves administrative salary scale

DAGSBORO — Indian River School District’s board of education this week approved salary scales for principal, director and supervisor positions. Following executive session at its Sept. 24 meeting, the school board by two-thirds majority supported an administrative salary scale effective for fiscal year 2019. Seven of 11 position categories have salaries of $100,000 or higher […]

Caesar Rodney School District OKs new assistant principals

CAMDEN — Earlier this month, the Caesar Rodney School Board approved to fill assistant principal vacancies at both W.B. Simpson and Nellie Hughes Stokes elementary schools. The new assistant principal at W.B. Simpson is Ashley Holmes. Mrs. Holmes is currently assigned as an Achievement Liaison Teacher at Star Hill Elementary in Dover. She began working […]

Delaware State University receives grant for Loockerman Hall

DOVER — Historic Loockerman Hall, Delaware State University’s oldest structure, has received some federal funding that will help preserve it. DSU has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Park Service that will go toward repairs to Loockerman Hall – a more than 240-year-old Georgian-style structure that is listed on the National Register […]

Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award presented to student

CAMDEN — At last month’s meeting of the Caesar Rodney School Board, the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award was presented to Audrey Hastings, a sophomore at Caesar Rodney High School, for her actions in saving the life of a distressed motorist. With her parents Kim and Howard and sister Corinne by her side, school board […]

Wesley College picked as a 2019 ‘Hidden Gem’

DOVER — Wesley College has once again been selected as a “Hidden Gem” in the U.S.A. by College Raptor. This selection recognizes Wesley as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as […]

Good vibe: New students at DSU get enthusiastic welcome

DOVER — The main entrance was closed, but Delaware State University was never so welcoming as Wednesday morning. Incoming freshmen and parents were diverted from U.S. 13 to a side entrance off College Road to limit traffic congestion, and greeted warmly, Gripping a megaphone and wearing a striped headband and bright red shirt in school […]