‘The Sound of Music’ rings out at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The singing von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” takes the stage this weekend at Caesar Rodney High School. “We sat down in the fall and knew we wanted a classic for the spring show and ended up choosing this one,” said director Keith McCarthy. “A lot of kids in the show […]

Speak Out: Caesar Rodney pay raise

By a 3-1 vote the Caesar Rodney School District Board of Education approved a modification to Superintendent Dr. Kevin R. Fitzgerald’s recent new contract that includes $5,000 pay raises each year from 2020 to 2023, and a pro-rated increase in 2019. Board member Scott Wilson was the lone dissenting vote Tuesday night at the special public meeting, […]

CR school board approves pay hikes for superintendent

WYOMING — By a 3-1 vote the Caesar Rodney School District Board approved a modification to Superintendent Dr. Kevin R. Fitzgerald’s recent new contract that includes $5,000 pay raises each year from 2020 to 2023, and a pro-rated increase in 2019. Board member Scott Wilson was the lone dissenting vote Tuesday night at the special […]

CR board to vote on pay hike for schools’ chief

CAMDEN — Citing “the interest of full transparency to the taxpayers of the Caesar Rodney School District,” a school board member disclosed a possible modification to a new contract agreement with Superintendent Dr. Kevin R. Fitzgerald late last year. According to board member P. Scott Wilson a proposed $5,000 annual increase in compensation each year […]

Victim in Howell rape case appeals lawsuit’s dismissal

WILMINGTON — A former Caesar Rodney High student once in a sexual relationship with a now-imprisoned teacher/coach is appealing a recent Superior Court action dismissing her claims against the school district. While litigation continues against defendant Richard “Dickie” Howell II, the student took her case to Supreme Court last Thursday regarding the Caesar Rodney School […]

CR events help students think about the future

CAMDEN — As the school year gets underway, many seniors begin to make plans for what comes after graduation. In an effort to prepare 12th graders for life after high school, the administration at Caesar Rodney High School is planning a number of events such as the touring the Dorm Bus, FASFA (Free Application for […]

Best Bets: ‘A Christmas Story’ to be told at Caesar Rodney High

The Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians usher in the holiday season this weekend with the classic tale “A Christmas Story.” Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical account, as adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, tells the tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest to receive a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model […]

CR eyes Freshman Academy: 2-year, 23.4M expansion project underway

CAMDEN — Contingent on the weather, of course, Caesar Rodney High will have another 60,000 square feet of school space to utilize in a couple years. Earlier this month, ground was broken to start a two-floor construction project designed to create a Ninth Grade Freshman Academy with 36 classrooms. The expansion is scheduled to be […]

Blue and Gold Café opens at Postlethwait

CAMDEN — At F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School, seven students from the John S. Charlton School program recently officiated in a ribbon-cutting to open the sixth Blue and Gold Café in the Caesar Rodney School District. In front of district administrators, teachers, child nutrition staff, cafeteria workers, school board members and fellow classmates, all seven […]

Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award presented to student

CAMDEN — At last month’s meeting of the Caesar Rodney School Board, the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award was presented to Audrey Hastings, a sophomore at Caesar Rodney High School, for her actions in saving the life of a distressed motorist. With her parents Kim and Howard and sister Corinne by her side, school board […]