IRSD forming advisory board under consent order requirements

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District’s committed implementation of a consent order geared toward building its capacity to meet all students’ needs in their home schools has reached the advisory board stage. Formation of the community advisory board focusing on academic/behavioral interventions for all district students is among the requirements in the November 2019 consent […]

Millville teen charged with threatening school

DAGSBORO — A 14-year-old Millville resident was charged in alleged connection with a threat aimed at Indian River High School, authorities said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police were made aware by the school district on March 9 that a student had made written threats aimed at the school. Police said […]

Police investigating threat to Indian River High

DAGSBORO — Delaware State Police are investigating a school threat aimed at Indian River High School, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Friday. On Monday, authorities said, police were informed by the school district that a student had made written threats aimed at the school at 29772 Armory Road. Police determined that a 14-year-old student […]

Indian River School District will face growing pains until new school is built

GEORGETOWN — Overwhelming referendum passage on Feb. 13 is not an immediate cure for Indian River School District’s growing pains. If the projected schedule holds true, it will be four years — the 2023-24 school year — before doors open at new Sussex Central High School, which is the new construction linchpin in the district’s […]

Sussex schools remember Rosedale with jazz performance

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Central High School’s Take Two Drama Club will present “A Black History Month Celebration of Jazz: A Tribute to the Rosedale” on Tuesday,. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at SCHS. Paying homage to the Rosedale Hotel — a legendary performing venue for some of the greatest performers of the last […]

Indian River School District referendum approved by landslide

SELBYVILLE — The third time was the charm. Indian River School District officials were in a celebratory mood Thursday night following overwhelming approval of a major capital referendum that clears the way for a new Sussex Central High School and repurposing of two other buildings — vital officials say in addressing enrollment growth and overwhelming […]

Scholarships offered to IR students and alumni

DAGSBORO – Indian River High School Alumni Association continues to show its IR PRIDE mantra with scholarship offers to current college students and high school seniors. Both applications are due by Monday, March 9. The 2020 IR Pride Scholarship will award $1,000 to graduating IRHS seniors. This prize celebrates school spirit, not just academics, athletics […]

Commentary: Time to get off the referendum merry go round

By Dave Rhodes Here we are again for round three of the Indian River School District Referendum. It failed twice in 2019 and now we are faced with it again in 2020. District residents pay state income taxes, local county taxes and now we are asked to pay a local tax for school issues. Three […]

Commentary: Passage of Indian River referendum ‘absolutely critical’

By Mark Steele The Indian River School District is holding a major capital referendum on Thursday, Feb. 13. Passage of this referendum is absolutely critical to the future of our district. Overcrowding in the northern end of the district is reaching a crisis stage and the construction plan being put before voters is the most […]

March 7 BINGO supports music, band, performing arts at Indian River

MILLVILLE — Fun in fundraising with a musical connection at Indian River High School is set to take center-stage Saturday, March 7 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall. That night, the Indian River Band Boosters will hold their 12th annual Band Booster BINGO, with hopes of continuing success realized in 2019. “Last year was such […]