School officials promote ‘new era’ for Polytech High athletic programs

WOODSIDE — Momentum toward leaving the Henlopen Conference steadily increased for at least two months. Polytech High’s football program was crippled by injuries early on, and the Panthers final two games were canceled for health and safety purposes. Tuesday night’s unanimous Board of Education vote to exit the Henlopen Conference in all sports after next […]

Excellence in Education grant program kicks off

DOVER — The role education plays in economic development was at the center of the conversation for the inaugural Excellence in Education event, where organizers touted a new grant program designed to assist central Delaware educators in preparing students for the workforce. Excellence in Education, driven by community partners Greater Kent Committee, Kent Economic Partnership […]

Appoquinimink School District seeks support of referendum

ODESSA — A possible expansion for Appoquinimink School District looms large next month, as the district prepares to go out for referendum. The referendum, which combines operating and major capital requests, is set for Dec. 17. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For a full list of voting places, visit If […]

IRHS alumni to host Bethany Blues Meet & Greet

BETHANY BEACH – Indian River High School Alumni Association will host a Meet & Greet Saturday, Nov. 9 at Bethany Blues for a fun, casual night in Bethany Beach. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. IRHS grads of all ages can mingle with friends and other alumni. “You should come to have […]

Sussex Tech admissions lottery opens

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School’s annual random admissions lottery opened for applications Monday, as district officials announced that turnout at the school’s open house continued a historic trend of increased attendance reflecting high levels of interest in the school’s unique career-technical programs. “These kinds of numbers demonstrate the need to expand our student enrollment […]

Lord Baltimore kindergarten teacher wins Presidential Award

OCEAN VIEW — Indian River School District once again has representation in the nation’s capital for a top-level honor in mathematics and sciences education. Jennah Truitt, a kindergarten teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, is a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is […]

2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named

DOVER — Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a banquet today when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at the annual award dinner at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover. Funding for the award ceremony is made in part […]

I Love Lake Forest Day scheduled for Oct. 26

I Love Lake Forest Day is a tradition handed down from year to year by generations of local families. This year there’s a bonus — the school district is celebrating a milestone anniversary. “It is our 50th anniversary celebration as a district this year,” Jessica I. Piccolo of the superintendent’s office said. “[The event] is […]

Multilingual nights at Milford Central Academy work to reach under-served families

The middle school years can be tough for students, Milford Central Academy Principal Gary Zoll says, adding that language barriers can make them even harder. But this year, the academy is trying out a new program, offering multilingual family nights, to help ease the burden on local families. “Erin Bryan, English Language Arts teacher, pitched […]

State gets grant for special ed training

DOVER — Over the past seven years the state’s public school enrollment has increased by about 8,800 pupils. At the same time, the number of students with disabilities has climbed from around 17,200 to nearly 22,500. That discrepancy, one state officials have been grappling with for several years now, illustrates why education officials are so […]