Delaware Math League competitions set for next week

DOVER — The Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is completing its 42nd year of operation. The purpose of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is to cultivate interest in mathematics through team competition. This year there were 335 teams registered with 1,840 students participating across the state. These students represent 61 middle schools and 46 […]

Last school day for IRSD students moved to June 6

DAGSBORO – The Indian River School District board of education at its regular meeting on March 25 approved a series of changes to the 2018-19 school district calendar. The last day of school for students in grades 1-11 will now be Thursday, June 6, whole for preschool and kindergarten students the last day will be […]

IRSD making plans for modular classrooms at three schools

DAGSBORO — With fingers crossed for referendum success May 7, Indian River School District officials are eyeing modular classroom units at three school sites as temporary relief for major overcrowding. IRSD’s board of education March 25 voted 9-0 to pursue six portable units equating to a dozen classrooms — eight at Sussex Central High School, […]

Indian River schedules kindergarten registration

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District parents are encouraged to register their children for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019. Parents can register their child by presenting an original birth certificate, proof of immunization, proof of residency and the […]

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 […]