DSU President Mishoe retiring at the end of 2019

DOVER — Delaware State University President Wilma Mishoe plans to retire at the end of the year. “If time had permitted, it would certainly have been my preference to speak to each of you individually to share my good news,” she said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. Upon first informing students of her upcoming […]

Indian River board OKs reproductive health care at wellness centers

GEORGETOWN — With funding for its two high school wellness centers in jeopardy, Indian River School District will soon be incorporating contraceptive services and reproductive health care in its overall comprehensive health plan. Following a presentation by Dr. Bobby Gulab, senior vice president/chief medical officer for the Beebe Medical Group, Indian River’s board of education, […]

Sussex Tech seeks support for building new school

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District is seeking Delaware Department of Education’s approval and legislative support in its plans for a new high school in its vocational/technical educational renaissance. “We want to provide an academic environment that is conducive to technology education,” said Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. The school district last week unveiled plans […]

Delaware school bus drivers needed statewide

DOVER — They’re a nearly inescapable sight on the state’s roadways for most of the year — the big yellow buses taking kids to and from school (and sometimes making you late for work). But many people are unaware just how much the state struggles to find people to drive those buses. “We always need […]

Back to school: Academy of Dover opens for first day of classes

DOVER — She already knew her way around school. Alayjah Wanzer had some uncertainty on the first day back, though. “It’s really fun to see your new schedule for the first time and meet the new students,” the Academy of Dover fifth-grader said Thursday morning. “The best part is when you get the teachers you […]

Commentary: Back-to-school tips to keep everyone safe

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, we must increase our attention on the roadways. Mornings and afternoons in Georgetown and across Delaware will find streets busier with both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. It’s important for drivers to be aware of our student walkers and to be vigilant when traveling the roadways. It’s […]

Free ice cream social to collect school supplies

DOVER — State Rep. Lyndon Yearick is holding a free ice cream social Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Star Hill Elementary School (594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Road) in Dover. Employees of Tre Sorelle Dolce will be stationed in the parking lot to serve free ice cream to area residents. Rep. Yearick notes […]

IR District may need more local money in next referendum

DAGSBORO — Student body projections have not changed. Indian River School District enrollment is forecast to continue to steadily increase. What has changed is the cost of the district’s proposed new school construction and classroom additions packaged in a $158.1 million major capital expense referendum proposal that twice has been rejected by voting majority. Since […]

Commentary: Junior ROTC alive and well at Polytech High

Maybe you have heard rumors about the Junior ROTC program at Polytech. Maybe you heard the program is going away. Maybe you’ve heard there’s no more flight program. Well, let’s get rid of the rumors and misunderstandings once and for all! The Air Force JROTC program at Polytech High School is alive and well and […]

DHSS seeks school supplies, cash, gift cards

NEW CASTLE — The Department of Health and Social Services in partnership with the Human Services Council, Inc., is seeking individuals, businesses and organizations to help thousands of children living in poverty or in low-income households by providing backpacks, school supplies, and gift cards to purchase uniforms, or by choosing items to purchase for students […]