Committee considers renovation recommendations for old Milford Middle School

Hundreds of children flocked to Lakeview Avenue in Milford for decades when the now former Milford Middle School was open to students. Five years after the Milford School Board decided to close the school indefinitely due to maintenance and health concerns, the building remains vacant – a sight many agree is an eyesore and a […]

One student at a time: Lincoln teen says allergy awareness, new tools could save lives

Public school students coping from life-threatening allergies in Delaware could be in danger — and a high school student from Lincoln wants to make their time away from home safer. Lake Vasey, an 11th grader homeschooled at WaterGirl Farms in Lincoln, knows how scary an allergy can be for students and their families as she […]

Indian River district to restructure Georgetown kindergarten services for 2019-20

GEORGETOWN – Indian River School District plans to restructure kindergarten service in the Georgetown area in 2019-20, with North Georgetown Elementary students attending that school. The move, approved at the Feb. 25 IRSD board of education meeting, will free up classroom space for Georgetown Middle School, which is projected to have a large enrollment increase […]

Delaware State Spelling Bee set for March 16

WILMINGTON — The annual State Spelling Bee for grades 4-8 will happen Saturday, March 16, at St. Mark’s High School’s Anna Graham Theater, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the bee commencing at 9 a.m. Seventy-eight public, private, and home schools across the state have registered to compete this year, […]

John M. Clayton Elementary recognized nationally for empowering students

FRANKFORD – Indian River School District’s John M. Clayton Elementary School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. Clayton Elementary is one of 214 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization […]

Indian River board opts for major cap only in follow-up referendum

GEORGETOWN — In the second and final round, the Indian River School District is asking for less. Grappling with serious overcrowding, the IRSD is hoping to rebound from an early February defeat with a one-part referendum this spring seeking a new high school and classroom additions at two other schools — but no follow-up request […]

IR Band Boosters’ BINGO offers scores of prizes and chances to win

MILLVILLE – The Indian River Band Boosters largest annual fundraiser is this Saturday, March 2 and this year’s BINGO event offers a plethora of prizes. “The local business community has been so very generous this year with donations,” said IR Band Boosters president Lisa Bird. “We have more than $1,000 in gift cards to local […]

DSU’s Islas receives Holly Skolnick Human Rights Award

DOVER — The Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ) has presented DSU junior Indira Islas with its Holly Skolnick Human Rights Award for her inspiring story as a Dreamer and her advocacy for immigrants. The organization flew her to Miami, Florida., where it held its 23rd annual AIJ Awards Dinner. In a letter to the honoree, […]

Poetry Out Loud finals set for Tuesday

SMYRNA — Twelve Delaware high school students will participate in the state finals Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest at Smyrna Opera House. The winner of this competition will represent Delaware and advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. on April 29–May 1, where $50,000 in awards and school […]

Georgetown Elementary Robotics Club hosting ‘Superbot Saturday’ March 2

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown Elementary School Robotics Club will host the Delmarva Regional Vex IQ Championships, known as Superbot Saturday on Saturday, March 2. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This will be the third annual Superbot Saturday at Georgetown Elementary. In the Vex IQ Challenge, teams of students are tasked […]