Late-morning voting moving along in Kent County

By mid- to late morning Tuesday, election voters appeared to be moving quickly in and out of polling locations in Camden, Dover and Woodside. Waynenicka Cooper said she initially arrived at Polytech High School just after the polls opened and found a line stretching around the corner of the school. She estimated that several dozen […]

Polytech class ‘Zoom-bombed’ with racist message, districts take safeguards

WOODSIDE — A virtual Polytech group was “Zoom-bombed” last week with a racist message heard during the remote session, officials said. “The Polytech School District takes this issue seriously, and prioritizes a safe and supportive culture for all students, staff and stakeholders,” said Nick Johnson, a spokesman for the district, Wednesday in an email. The […]

Polytech hockey seniors hope this can be their year

WOODSIDE — In the end, Polytech High’s field hockey players didn’t get what they wanted. But from a two-goal regular-season loss to Cape Henlopen to a 1-0 setback to the Vikings in the DIAA Division I state semifinals, the Panthers felt like they’d gotten closer. “We saw a big difference,” said Polytech senior Claire Fuchs. […]

After rough ending, Panthers ready for a fresh start

WOODSIDE — So many times, said Brian Scott-Hill, Polytech High’s football players really did try to fight through their problems last fall. But nothing ever seemed to work for the Panthers. “It was very down,” said Scott-Hill, a senior linebacker/fullback. “Instead of trying to win games it was more trying to build ourselves up because […]

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 […]