Polytech students return to COVID-era classroom

WOODSIDE — In the early morning hours, buses unloaded one at a time, and Polytech High School students lined up several feet apart before heading through the doors for the first official day of classes Wednesday. About 400 students were on campus — approximately a third of the school’s total population — to begin their […]

Polytech to adopt hybrid model to start school year

WOODSIDE — For one day a week, groups of Polytech High School students will be back in the classroom, while their peers take part in remote learning. The vo-tech also pushed back their start date for all students to Sept. 9, with freshman orientation on Sept. 8. “Personally, I’m very happy that we are able […]

Polytech’s JROTC program deactivating at end of school year

WOODSIDE — The Air Force JROTC program at Polytech High School will be deactivated at the end of this academic year. The program, which was deactivated by the national director of the AFJROTC, will end due to low enrollment. The end of the program was formally announced during Tuesday’s school board meeting. “As a district […]

Polytech, Dover outline commencement plans

Hybrid graduation ceremonies, with extra memories to make, are becoming the new tradition for the class of 2020. As graduation season creeps closer, districts are continuing to roll out amended plans for the traditional celebrations. Polytech High School Joining the ranks of districts and charters announcing plans for their senior class is Polytech High School, […]

Polytech High School teacher accepts excellence award

WOODSIDE — A Polytech High School teacher was honored for his work in technology and engineering education by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Bob Bogdziewicz, an engineering design technology instructor at Polytech, was one of the 45 classroom educators teaching in elementary through high school who were honored at the 82nd annual conference […]

Polytech jazzes it up with ‘Chicago’ musical

WOODSIDE — Through scandal, jazzy numbers and the glitz and glam of the 1920s, Polytech High School’s “Chicago: High School Edition” will take audiences back to a bygone time. The school’s drama club will stage the show in its auditorium March 8 at 7 p.m., March 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. and March 10 […]

‘Kiss Me Kate’ puts musical spin on Shakespeare at Polytech High School

WOODSIDE – A breath of fresh air will be breathed into the Cole Porter musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at Polytech High School starting tonight “It’s a play within a play,” said director Jason Carpenter. “‘Taming of the Shrew’ is being performed but you also get a behind-the-scenes storyline involving the actors and everything that goes […]

“Hello Dolly!” spreads the love at Polytech High School

WOODSIDE — Filled with energy, playful humor and a romantic touch, “Hello Dolly!” will be performed at Polytech High School in Woodside today and Saturday night at 7 and Sunday at 2 p.m. The classic Broadway musical is about “a matchmaker that has fallen in love with one of her clients and what she does […]

Polytech junior in a poetry class by herself

SMYRNA –– Polytech High School junior Hannah Sturgis has turned her love of poetry into a special distinction. At the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington last week, Hannah went deeper into the poem recitation contest than any Delaware student has, as she was eliminated in the semifinal round. She competed with the 19th […]