Lake Forest to work with UD in superintendent search

FELTON — After voting against renewing the contract of its superintendent, the Lake Forest school board will search for a successor with the assistance of Delaware Academy of School Leadership, of the University of Delaware. DASL is a professional development, policy and research center in UD’s College of Education and Human Development. The Lake Forest […]

Lake Forest to partner with UD for superintendent search

NEWARK — After the Lake Forest school board voted to end its contract with its superintendent in December, the board will work with the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy of School Leadership to tap a successor. Members of the DASL team will work with the board and the Lake Forest Human Resources Department to advertise […]

Carney visits Opportunity Funding recipients at Lake Forest school

FELTON — In a Lake Forest Central Elementary School classroom, history came to life as a group of students read a play aloud, taking on personas of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, scientist and inventor George Washington Carver and U.S. Army chairman Gen. Colin Powell. In the audience on Wednesday, seated alongside them, was Gov. John […]

Lake Forest High students weigh in on food drive

FELTON — For 10 Lake Forest High School students, the start of school on Wednesday included some heavy lifting — more than 3,000 pounds of food. “We honestly did not think that we would even hit 1,000 [pounds],” noted Mackenzie Miller, a junior who spearheaded the drive. “It’s crazy the amount we had.” Donations will […]

Lake Forest board votes to not renew superintendent’s contract

FELTON — The Lake Forest school board voted against renewing Superintendent Brenda Wynder’s contract last week. In a 4-1 vote, the board did not renew Dr. Wynder’s contract for an additional year. Phillip Thomas was the lone dissenting vote. Dr. Wynder’s contract will end in June 2020. Dr. Wynder became superintendent of the district in […]

Dramatic sights: Lake Forest High School Drama Club presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

FELTON – Sight and sound are integral parts of theater productions, but students in Lake Forest High School’s Drama Club are preparing a fall play with less of that in mind. “We’re doing ‘The Miracle Worker’ which is a play about Helen Keller. It’s a dramatic story telling of the type of things her and […]

I Love Lake Forest Day scheduled for Oct. 26

I Love Lake Forest Day is a tradition handed down from year to year by generations of local families. This year there’s a bonus — the school district is celebrating a milestone anniversary. “It is our 50th anniversary celebration as a district this year,” Jessica I. Piccolo of the superintendent’s office said. “[The event] is […]

W.T. Chipman teacher charged with sex offenses

HARRINGTON — A 63-year-old Felton man was charged with sex offenses for alleged improper touching of students while teaching at W.T. Chipman Middle School, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Richard C. Ford turned himself in to authorities on Friday and was charged with two counts each of unlawful sexual contact where the […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

Ex-Chipman coach charged after allegedly menacing wrestler

HARRINGTON – A 36-year-old Frederica man was arrested  after investigation into a terroristic threatening complaint while he was head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School, police said Friday. James N. McNeil turned himself in to Harrington Police Thursday and was charged with aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon (firearm) and third-degree assault […]