Educators among next phase for vaccinations

DOVER — As the state plans to “sprint” through its Phase 1A vaccinations, educators are on deck for vaccinations in the next phase, which could begin as early as this month. Phase 1B includes essential workers defined as first responders (firefighters and police) and education workers (teachers, support staff and child care staff), as well […]

Best Bets: Caesar Rodney travels back for radio show

For their next production, the Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians are going out of the box — literally. With the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt to stage productions, the Caesar Rodney drama department has had to use innovative methods to keep the arts alive at the school. The first two efforts were […]

CR’s Rider News students develop stories through wider lens

CAMDEN — New or tried-and-true hobbies. Vlogs capturing a month of the pandemic a few seconds at a time. Explainers on the election. As students across the state have grappled with uncertainty in their education and the challenges 2020 has brought in general, a group of students at Caesar Rodney High School are telling those […]

CR’s Postlethwait Middle School receives a Special honor

CAMDEN — It didn’t take very long Postlethwait Middle School to build one of the top Special Olympic Unified sports program in the country. Just two years after starting its program, the Caesar Rodney school has been named a Top Five Unified Champion School by ESPN and Special Olympics as chosen by a national certifying […]

Caesar Rodney officials explain district plan to start school remotely

DOVER — Of all the changes wrought by COVID-19, fewer are more crucial than what’s happening with the education system. Whether they are opening in a total virtual format or with a hybrid of remote and in-person instruction, schools face all sorts of obstacles no one could have imagined a year ago. The concerns about […]

Caesar Rodney AFJROTC earns Silver Star

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) have earned the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award for 2019-2020. This prestigious award recognizes the top 5% of all AFJROTC units based on community service in support of schools and local communities. The mission of AFJROTC is to “Develop […]

School boards push for in-person meetings

As school districts and the state grapple with the possibility of returning students to some form of in-person education, school boards are facing similar decisions about their meetings. Since Gov. John Carney declared a state of emergency in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many school boards quickly adapted to a new format: meeting […]

Some districts delaying school start dates

DOWNSTATE — Some students will be getting longer summer breaks, as school leadership prepares for the slew of possibilities coronavirus could bring this academic year. “I never thought I would say that, that we should start school after Labor Day,” Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, superintendent of Caesar Rodney School District, said in a board meeting Tuesday […]

Caesar Rodney High targeted in chalk-art protest

CAMDEN – Workers at Caesar Rodney High School were busy with pressure washers Thursday morning trying to erase Black Lives Matter and other comments that were written in chalk on the front of the school and on sidewalks sometime Wednesday night. Officials at CR did not have any comment regarding the words that were written […]

Caesar Rodney to hire equity and diversity coordinator

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney School District will hire a coordinator of equity and diversity in response to concerns identified by high school students regarding acts of racism and microaggressions. The board unanimously voted to create the position, with board member Scott Wilson absent from the meeting. The board plans to meet next week in a […]