Indian River School District launches online survey for feedback

SELBYVILLE – The Indian River School District is seeking input in its mission to ensure the next generation of IRSD students are served as well as students in past generations and that the district’s goals continue to align with those of the community. The school district is undergoing a strategic planning process and is soliciting […]

Capital School District names Teachers of the Year

On Tuesday, May 7, Capital School District held a banquet at the Duncan Center in Dover to honor the 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year. That evening, Erica Richard from East Dover Elementary was named the 2019-2020 Capital District Teacher of the Year.

Del Tech Owens Campus commencement includes 50th anniversary celebration

GEORGETOWN – It was a special night for commencement, celebration and anniversary. Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus’ Class of 2019 followed in the footsteps of the Class of 1969 as 21 members of Del Tech’s first commencement led the way in the ceremonial processional. “You were the first to take the chance on Delaware […]

Perfection: Felton woman graduates from DSU with 4.0 average

DOVER — A 4.0 grade-point average is fantastic. Graduating in three years to do it? Way more than fantastic. Stephanie Lynn, 20, of Felton, planned to collect her Delaware State University Agriculture/Pre-veterinary Science diploma Saturday morning, eat/celebrate with friends and family and then “take a nap.” The pomp and circumstance was a shared experience for […]

Collins named Caesar Rodney School District’s Teacher of the Year

CAMDEN — Sabra Collins, a physical education teacher at Caesar Rodney High School, is Caesar Rodney School District’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. “Sabra truly exemplifies the reason why Caesar Rodney is such a special place for our students. She has proven herself to be inventive and innovative in preparing the type of lessons that […]

Contested school board races loom in 4 Sussex districts

SUSSEX COUNTY — Contested races loom in four of six Sussex County public school districts in the 2019 school board elections. Tuesday, May 14 voters go to the polls to decide three of four contested board of education seats in the Indian River School District, three expiring terms in Cape Henlopen and one seat each […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

Selbyville Middle School seventh-grader selected for National Geography Bee

SELBYVILLE – Ian Lewis of Selbyville Middle School has been selected to attend the National Geographic Geography Bee in Washington D.C. on May 20-23. Ian, a seventh-grader, won the Selbyville Middle School Geography Bee in February. Winning his school competition enabled Ian to compete with 87 other school winners throughout Delaware. The Delaware State National […]

Mispillion Elementary’s Sue Smith is Delaware School Nurse of the Year

Mispillion Elementary School Nurse Sue Smith’s office was flooded with high emotions Tuesday afternoon. But this time, she wasn’t prepared for the reason behind the tears. After a slew of school leaders and fellow nurses paraded in with hugs, balloons and flowers, President of the Delaware School Nurse Association Chriss Zimmerman handed Ms. Smith a […]

Second IR schools referendum fails by 65 votes

SELBYVILLE — More than 9,000 voters in the Indian River School District spoke at the polls Tuesday. The message sent by the voting majority — by a 65-vote margin — was rejection of a second major capital improvement referendum this year that called for a local debt service tax increase. The tax would have supported […]