IRSD parents invited to cyberbullying presentation

MILLSBORO — Parents of secondary school students in the Indian River School District are invited to a special Title I parent engagement event on internet safety Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Millsboro Middle School. Representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation will be presenting on internet safety and cyberbullying. The presentation is designed for parents and other […]

CR events help students think about the future

CAMDEN — As the school year gets underway, many seniors begin to make plans for what comes after graduation. In an effort to prepare 12th graders for life after high school, the administration at Caesar Rodney High School is planning a number of events such as the touring the Dorm Bus, FASFA (Free Application for […]

Capital School District holds after school event

DOVER — The successful Capital School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Lights on Afterschool event held at the Dover Public Library by the Capital School District on Oct. 25 wants to thank all of their partners. Dover City Councilman David Anderson and Mayor Robin Christiansen took the time to read aloud to students of […]

Delaware State University achieves record-breaking enrollment again

DOVER – For the sixth consecutive year, Delaware State University has again achieved record-breaking enrollment, with a total student population of 4,872 for the 2018-19 academic year.  This represents an overall increase of 5 percent over last year’s enrollment of 4,648. The goal is to reach 5,000 students by the year 2020. “Delaware State University […]

Capital School District seeks funding for two new middle schools

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DOVER — If voters approve a spring referendum, Capital School District will construct two middle schools next to each other in the former Dover High campus area at Pat Lynn Drive off Walker Road. Administration believes that a single building for 1,600 sixth- through eighth-graders is too much in one place, hence the plan for […]

Panel: Repurpose Old Milford Middle School for education use

The vacant Milford Middle School on Lakeview Avenue has not seen students for full classes in nearly six years due to safety and wellness concerns for all those who walk through its doors. According to Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dickerson, a number of problems arose before the school bells sounded for the last time years ago. […]

Special Education Week in IRSD an inclusive celebration

GEORGETOWN – Special Education Week was celebrated in the Indian River School District. Diversity, inclusion and respect are optimum words in programs, activities and projects at schools throughout the district. At the Oct. 22 IRSD board of education meeting, Gerry Hocker and Andy Timmons were recognized as special community ambassadors by the district’s Special Education […]

IRSD: High school compromise in major cap request

GEORGETOWN — It’s not what was initially sought. However, Indian River School District officials believe they have elbow-room comfort in a large high school compromise that’s the key component in a major capital referendum targeting over-capacity spurred by enrollment growth. IRSD Superintendent Mark Steele updated the board of education at its Oct. 22 meeting on […]

DSU honors the man who saved the school: Statue of President Jerome Holland unveiled

DOVER — The words alone on a plaque that describe former Delaware State College President Dr. Jerome H. Holland are powerful enough — “DSU is … Because he was.” Suddenly, a wind gust unexpectedly blew the cover off a statue erected in iconic President Holland’s honor adjacent to that plaque, revealing the college president standing […]

Delaware State University icon Dr. Ulysses Washington dies at 98

DOVER — If there were a Mount Rushmore of leaders carved out on the grounds at Delaware State University, Dr. Ulysses S. Washington Jr.’s face would surely be on it. Rev. John Moore Sr., like so many others at Delaware State University and throughout the community, could feel a void after the loss of an […]