After years of serving some of Sussex County’s highest-needs students, the Howard T. Ennis School recently celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for a completely new building just north of Millsboro. State and Indian River School District officials gathered on Nov. 20 — in face masks and wi…

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To help close the digital gap for K-12 students in Sussex County, Mediacom Communication’s Connect2Compete (C2C) program has helped 118 student families gain low-cost high-speed internet service. More student families can still be connected to ensure their students can access online learning…

After announcing a new joint venture with the LENA Start program in September, Read Aloud Delaware had a successful launch in October and has been working with nine families throughout the state to help them measure, improve and make the most of verbal connections with their young children, …

The Board of Education of the Sussex County Vocational Technical School District has unanimously appointed Dr. Kevin Carson as Superintendent. Carson had been named acting superintendent in July.

After a recent visit and presentation from the Showell and Ocean Pines, Md., fire departments, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School collected donations from students, teachers and staff to offer local emergency responders a gift. Two wreaths adorned with gift cards to Subway and Dunkin, ma…

The IRHS High School Hall of Fame continues to honor alumni who make outstanding achievements in the community and world, and the nomination period has opened for the 2020-2021 Hall of Fame induction.

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public & Charter School Choice Application for 2021-2022, the district announced recently. All IRSD school choice applications for 2021-2022 must be submitted online at schoolchoicede.org.

Ever since Indian River High School’s new building opened in 2005, the 157-acre property always had a tiny chunk of land cut out, front and center. This October, the school district was finally able to acquire the slim 1.1-acre parcel at 29802 Armory Road that was surrounded on three sides b…

The Optimist Club of Sussex County is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2020-2021 school year. Information regarding the Essay Contest has been sent to all Sussex County …

Sussex Technical High School’s annual random admissions lottery opened for applications on Monday, Nov. 2. Due to COVID restrictions, the district will not hold an in-person open-house event this year, officials said, but will provide materials, videos and other information directly to famil…

Delaware high school juniors and seniors now have the opportunity to begin energy careers through Delmarva Power’s Path to Success program. Launching this month, 18 high school seniors are participating virtually in the program’s one-on-one career coaching, career exploration and professiona…

For the first time, the Delaware Department of Education will be offering educators the opportunity to earn micro-credentials from the State, in conjunction with the Delaware Literacy Plan.

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education on Monday announced a few notable early-childhood education updates, ranging from governance updates to additional CARES Act funding to the state’s commitment to double Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) funding.

The Sussex County Vocational Technical School District Board of Education has voted to extend the district’s modified remote learning plan into its second marking period, which runs through the end of January.

Beebe Healthcare and the Lewes Public Library are partnering to ensure that all babies born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes are registered for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The families will be presented with the first Imagination Library book before discharge from the hospital. The first…

All children 18 or younger are currently eligible for free meals, regardless of income or residency, thanks to an extension of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. For many local families, that means Wednesday afternoon pickups across the Indian River School District.

The Movies at Midway recently congratulated the teachers of Sussex County on implementing new procedures and safety protocols in order to safely reopen schools. As a thank-you, the Movies at Midway will be offering $1 movie tickets to all Sussex County school teachers on Saturday, Oct. 17, a…

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Indian River School District has decided to bring more students back to the buildings earlier than originally scheduled. The Board of Education has unanimously voted to bring ninth-graders back to school during the week of Oct. 26, two weeks earlier than the previously planned date of Nov. 9.

On Sept. 1, Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) welcomed back faculty and students in person, reuniting for the first time on campus since the unprecedented shutdown of schools last March, due to COVID-19. Thanks to an extraordinary team effort, representatives said, on Sept. 30, WPS marked t…

After a long summer of hosting tourists, Delaware beaches need a little sprucing up. This month, a small group of Indian River High School students gathered at Bethany Beach to host their own beach clean-up.

The Indian River School District will bring students in Grades 4 to 8 back to school buildings sooner than originally planned. The change applies to students who chose hybrid learning but who have been waiting to actually begin the in-person portion.

Sussex Academy Head of School Eric M. Anderson announced this week that seniors Alexander Andahazy of Ocean View and Samantha Sordi of Lewes had been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarsh…

Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney and members of the End Childhood Hunger Task Force (ECHO) on Friday, Sept. 18, announced recipients of “First Chance” awards. The award recipients consist of leaders and teams that stepped up to keep feeding Delaware children when school buildings ha…

Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s the Rev. Terence “Terry” Dougherty and the Pastoral Support Team this week announced a partnership with Lord Baltimore Elementary School focused on the mental health as student and teacher return to school.

For a brief moment, students filled the cafeteria once again. They got their new schedules, said hello to their new teachers and walked back out to their cars, passing a few school buses in the parking lot.

The Indian River School District will begin providing free meals for curbside pickup to all students on Wednesday, Sept. 23, as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which has been extended through Dec. 31 (contingent upon USDA funding).