Caesar Rodney superintendent receives national recognition

CAMDEN — Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District, has been named the 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. Dr. Fitzgerald has been the Caesar Rodney School District’s superintendent since 2007, previously serving as a principal and assistant principal at Caesar Rodney High School. His experience […]

BEST BETS: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

Caesar Rodney student has the write stuff for journalism camp

CAMDEN — If you could interview any person in history, who would it be and why? What would you ask that person? Nonthawan Nirotkonsuk thought long and hard about the question as she filled out her application for JCamp, a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students presented by the Asian American […]

Month of the Military Child

Caesar Rodney School District/Dave Chambers Surrounded by school children from Dover Air Base Middle School and Major George S. Welch Elementary School, Gov. John Carney smiles after signing a proclamation declaring April the “Month of the Military Child” during a ceremony inside his Legislative Hall office on April 17. Members of Dover Air Base Middle […]

Caesar Rodney High unveils school’s new ‘Guardian Booth’

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High School unveiled its new “advanced security booth” on Tuesday. State Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover South, helped secure the donation of the portable security booth worth about $5,000 from New York-based manufacturer called Guardian Booth several weeks ago. “It was a lucky circumstance,” said Sen. Bonini. “I have a friend who […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Caesar Rodney High students, staff a force for change

On the morning of March 14, nearly 200 students gathered with us in the Caesar Rodney High School auditorium to discuss issues connected to school security, firearms legislation and other concerns. Sparked by the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida a month earlier, the Town Hall meeting was organized by school […]

BEST BETS: Caesar Rodney High grad Bubniak featured on new HBO comedy ‘Barry’

John Bubniak remembers getting a school assignment to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He picked an actor. “The teacher came back and said ‘You can’t write about that. It’s not reliable enough,’” remembered the Caesar Rodney High grad this week. “Now I have my teachers writing me on Facebook, […]

Some CR students attend town hall, others join walkout

CAMDEN — It was a start. At least that’s what many of the approximately 200 students who attended a town hall-style meeting with five state legislators at Caesar Rodney High School said on Wednesday. The morning forum sparked dialogue between students and state lawmakers regarding school safety, gun laws and mental health issues. However, the […]

‘The Music Man’ strikes up the band at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming through Caesar Rodney High this weekend as the school’s Stage Crew & Thespians present Meredith Wilson’s classic “The Music Man.” Performances started Thursday and continue today and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the school’s auditorium on Old North Road in Camden. The beloved musical, with well-known songs […]

Caesar Rodney schools juggle free speech, safety concerns

CAMDEN — Was it blatant censorship or well-intentioned concern for student safety? Or perhaps some measure of both? There’s plenty of discussion these days when it comes to guns and schools — in Delaware and nationwide. The discourse sometimes evokes highly divergent views from many angles, too. After significant public criticism from some students, parents, […]