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 […]

Postlethwait teacher named James Madison Fellow

CAMDEN — An eighth-grade social studies teacher is the recipient of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Andrea Edmonds, a teacher at F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School, was selected as the 29th annual James Madison Fellow. The fellowship supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, […]

CR theater teacher’s remote learning to be highlighted in national broadcast

CAMDEN — When classes first went fully remote for the rest of the school year, Caesar Rodney High School’s director of theater John Muller wanted his class to adapt, even though they were meeting through Zoom rather than together in the auditorium. “I was like, ‘I have to do something,’ because my kids, I could […]

Caesar Rodney High JROTC breaks community service records

CAMDEN – Community service is top of mind when it comes to the JROTC cadets at Caesar Rodney High School, said Col. Mitch Berger. “People always appreciate it. They can’t get enough of seeing the kids, and they’re proud of the kids,” he said. “Many of them are veterans, and so they like seeing young […]

CR, Dover seniors help bring sounds to First Friday

DOVER — Wesley Melvin and Grady O’Connor, a couple of high school senior musicians, have been “bringing saxy back” when it comes to shopping in downtown Dover. Mr. Melvin and Mr. O’Connor have been providing the soulful sounds of their saxophones to Dover’s First Friday events over the last few months and often perform right […]

Best Bets: ‘Cinderella’ enchants at Caesar Rodney High

The curtain will literally be closing for Caesar Rodney High School senior Ellie Blaier next week as she stars as the title character in the school’s telling of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella.” The show will mark the fourth year in a row that she has had the female lead in a Caesar Rodney […]

CR student found with firearm on school property

CAMDEN — A 15-year-old male was arrested after being found with an unloaded gun at Caesar Rodney High Tuesday morning, authorities said. Dakarae Piazza, of Magnolia, told school administrators he had a firearm when contacted for an unrelated school policy violation around 10:10 a.m., Delaware State Police said. The weapon was located in his backpack […]

‘Anchor’ suicide prevention at work in school wellness centers

DOVER — When Christina Eilers began the Anchor Project at Caesar Rodney High School, she wanted to get mental health resources into the hands of as many students as possible. “The goal was to not only have a card to give to people as a resource, but in a high school, have another avenue for […]

Caesar Rodney senior penning historical play

CAMDEN — It’s not every day that one brings history to life. But in the spring, when Caesar Rodney High School senior Audree Wells’ production goes up at First State Heritage Park, she’ll be doing just that. “I’m excited to see people that I’ve written about,” Audree said last week at the high school. “It’s […]

‘Charlotte’s Web’ spins tale at Caesar Rodney High

CAMDEN — The classic children’s tale “Charlotte’s Web” takes the stage this weekend courtesy of The Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians. “We’ve never done this show before and I’d been wanting to do it for a long time but just hadn’t come across the right script,” said director John Muller. “But when […]