Smyrna School District to hold referendum

SMYRNA — Smyrna School District will ask voters for their support renovating an elementary school when the district goes to the polls in February for a major capital referendum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Smyrna Elementary School, Ruritan Club of Kenton and Smyrna Middle School. The […]

Rehoboth VIA offering teaching scholarships

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach (VIA) is accepting applications for two Lowe II Advanced Teaching Scholarships of $5,000 each for use toward a Master’s Degree in Education or related fields. To be eligible, applicants must be employed by the Cape Henlopen School District or the Sussex Technical School District; currently […]

Towne Point Elementary to be used for alliance’s recreational site

DOVER — While constructing an indoor recreational facility for Dover Park remains up in the air, members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) Social Action Committee and Capital School District — including Superintendent Dan Shelton — recently reached an agreement to utilize Towne Point Elementary School for after-school activities and programs. Now, it’s up to […]

Panel to mull later school year start

DOVER — Proposed legislation could see students heading back to the classroom after a little later next year. In a bill sponsored by Sen. Gerald Hocker, schools would be required to start their academic year after Labor Day. “This is a win-win proposal for our great state,” Sen. Hocker wrote in a letter earlier this […]

Delaware students nominated to service academies

DOVER — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester recently announced his U.S. service academy nominations for the Class of 2024. Sen. Coons further submitted 31 names of outstanding Delawareans for consideration by the Department of Defense (DOD) academies. Sen. Coons also nominated 10 individuals to attend the Department of Transportation’s Merchant […]

MCA students raise funds for annual Polar Bear Plunge

MILFORD — For a week this month, there were quite a few polar bear paws throughout the building of Milford Central Academy. The polar bear “paws” — comprising of a sugar cookie with chocolate chips (to make the paw print), topped with a white chocolate polar bear — were the creation of students looking to […]

Purposity app connects community to Capital School District students in need

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DOVER — Though a student may only be in class for part of their day, it’s important to meet the needs of the whole child, said Rod Fesel, McKinney-Vento/truancy liaison for Capital School District. “If you want to maximize the child’s education, you want the child to truly be able to learn at their best […]

SDSA student among semifinalists in Mars 2020 ‘Name the Rover’ contest

SELBYVILLE – A contest entry by a Southern Delaware School of the Arts student is out of this world. Hailey Mack, who attends Indian River School District’s SDSA in Selbyville, has been selected as a semifinalist for the Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest. She will enter the next round of consideration to become the […]

Rehoboth mayor proclaims National School Choice Week

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns has officially proclaimed Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, Rehoboth Beach School Choice Week. Held every January, National School Choice Week (NSCW) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort designed to shine positive attention on effective education options for every child. During NSCW, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, […]

Sussex Tech students named Word, PowerPoint champs

GEORGETOWN — Two Sussex Technical High School business, finance and marketing students have been named Delaware’s champions in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word after a statewide skills challenge, and will represent the First State in the national championships later this year. Lizbeth Cortez-Galindo, a junior from Milford, is the state PowerPoint champion, and Daniel Rubini, […]