Indian River grants target ELL, low-income students

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District will use three state grants totaling more than $2.2 million for professional learning activities for teachers and programs to improve the academic performance of English Language Learners (ELL) and low-income students. The largest of the awards was a Delaware Department of Education Opportunity grant for $2,117,205. The funding will […]

Sussex Tech unveils student-designed logo

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District has a new unifying logo to be used across the district, covering both Sussex Technical High School and Adult Education Division programs. The new logo, featuring a stylized raven to represent the district mascot, highlights the district’s new core statement: “Preparing Students For Their Future.” “As we enter a […]

For fifth time in six years, Indian River lowers property tax rate

DAGSBORO — At its reorganizational meeting July 1, the Indian River School District Board of Education approved a reduced property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020. The new rate of $3.035 per $100 of assessed value represents a decrease of 3.2 cents from FY 2019. The decrease resulted from reductions to the debt service, tuition […]

For Indian River school board, no doesn’t mean no

GEORGETOWN — With Delaware Department of Education’s blessing, New Year 2020 at some point will put another major capital improvement referendum before Indian River School District voters. Precisely what the referendum will encompass remains to be seen, and the IRSD school board at its June 24 meeting took the official step in approving the preliminary […]

Pathways’ ‘Pay It Forward Celebration’ honors supporters, students

MILLSBORO – Pathways to Success will honor some of its supporters and students at the organization’s 2nd Annual “Pay It Forward Celebration” on July 27 at The Clubhouse at Baywood. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Honorees include: •             Cornelius Blake, active Pathways to Success volunteer who is always available to […]

DSU’s Stevenson marks 105th birthday

DOVER — Delaware State University retired professor and the school’s oldest living alumnus Courtney Stevenson was showered with 105th birthday wishes from more than 200 guests and elected officials from throughout the state at a banquet celebration held June 9 at the Harvest House of the Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover. A second celebration […]

Donations sought for needy students

DOVER — Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. (CHHH) welcomes donations for its Heart and Sole Back to School program for its 235 school-age clients. CHHH is a not-for-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers and supports low-income working families with school age children in Kent County. These families shop in the Magnolia warehouse once a month […]

Ten Indian River grads receive IR Pride scholarships

DAGSBORO — The Indian River High School Alumni Association’s ongoing pledge to support post-secondary education continues this year, with 10 IR Pride scholarships – each for $1,000. Scholarship recipients are: Kathleen Carter, Jarod Elliott, Lauren Grow, Luke McCabe, Luke Morgan, Abigail O’Shields, Zachary Schultz, Victoria Shaner, Dylan Tuttle and Brooke Weaver. The scholarships were announced […]

Ground broken on new school at Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — It all began with a ceremonial groundbreaking near Dover Air Force Base housing on Monday. If everything goes according to schedule, the site of that groundbreaking will be occupied by the Major George S. Welch Elementary School in time for the 2021 school year. The new school that will begin actual construction within […]

Odyssey of the Mind: Team gels in time for worldwide victory

MILFORD — Seven unlikely friends joined forces years ago to take on Odyssey of the Mind one problem at a time. Together, they would survive drama fit for any group of teenagers and ultimately take second place against teams from all over the world in the creative problem-solving competition. The Milford School District-based team consists […]