Selbyville Public Library officials this week settled on a $440,000 purchase of a house and lot on McCabe Street, behind the library, with the intention of razing the existing brick home there and using the land to build a larger new library than previously planned, to move it farther west a…

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Ava Wilsey is a very well-rounded and accomplished senior at Worcester Prep in Berlin, Md. She hails from Selbyville and above all else wants to serve her country. She plays three sports at the prep school, has won national honors in the arts and maintains a 4.0 grade point average, with her…

The annual art show will return to the Selbyville Public Library in March, with sculptures, photographs, collages and works in charcoal, pastels and oil paint — all created by children in kindergarten through the final year of high school, on display all over the building.

Samantha Derickson of Frankford was named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU). A total of 1,257 students have been named to the Dean’s List at ESU for the Fall 2022 semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Students eligible for the Dean’s List ar…

Middle and high school students interested in learning more about attending U.S. Service Academies can mark their calendars for March 3, to attend Service Academy Information Night at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus in Dover. This annual information session returns in-per…

The I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in 2009 by Stuart M. Grant and Suzanne B. Grant, recently announced that the application period is open for the seventh annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of the late Beau Biden, a former Delaware attorney general who passe…

At the Indian River School District Board of Education meeting last week, Business Director Tammy Smith and IRSD-retained consultant Mark Dufendach tried to provide guidance on a $25.6 million shortfall in local school construction funds. The IRSD may be responsible for a local match of some…

Selbyville Middle School is now the fourth Indian River School District school to show elevated lead contamination in drinking or cooking water facilities, according to state officials and the local school district. Some environmental organizations and university officials are suggesting par…

Indian River High School’s Leo Club is one of the largest and most active clubs in the school. Over the years, Leo Club has grown tremendously, and the club currently consists of a total of 182 members, including six officers: Kimberly Inthilath as president, Vicky Chan as vice president, Ju…

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

“The mission of Delmarva Christian Schools is to proclaim the gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically, and physically to know and do God’s will in their lives,” representatives of the school said this week. “Throughout the school year, the schools offer many opportunities for …

In an effort to provide enough quality teachers and compete with salaries paid in surrounding states, Delaware Gov. John Carney this week announced that his proposed 2024-fiscal-year budget will include a 9-percent pay increase for teachers who work directly with children and their families,…

The Lord Baltimore Elementary School PTO met on Tuesday evening at the school cafeteria to discuss 2023 fundraising and programming plans, with about 20 parents and three teachers in attendance. The parent teacher organization is starting the year with a working bank account balance of more …

The Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown opened its doors on Tues., Jan. 3, with a brand new $45 million school facility delivered by state board of education funding and local school district oversight, on-time and under-budget. In fact, some of the savings from the state bond issue may be …

The Indian River School District Board of Education met Monday, Dec. 19, at Sussex Central High School to discuss a legal retainer and new directives from the JUUL vape products and e-cigarettes settlement. The total settlement nationally is believed to be more than $1.7 billion for deceptiv…

The Delaware Department of Education has hired Batta Environmental Associates of Newark to re-test all public water-line fixtures that initially tested positive for lead contamination at 7.5 parts per billion or higher, and at all consumption points statewide. The drinking water fountains, w…

Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Holodick lived in Ocean View for about a year and half, when he was principal at a high school in Delmar. While living there, he was able to spend time with his brother, who lives off the Fred Hudson Road area near the Salt Pond community. He fondly recal…

The holiday season can be stressful as shoppers search for the perfect present. Opening a DE529 Education Savings Plan account or contributing to an already existing account lets people not only cross a gift off of their list but provide for the future as well.

At the most recent Indian River School District Board of Education meeting, school officials praised the groundbreaking for the new $148 million Sussex Central High School, and approved the design plans and base project funding. However, the initial school building will move forward without …

The IRHS Hall of Fame continues to honor Indian River High School alumni who make outstanding achievements in the community and the world. The nomination deadline for the 2022-23 Hall of Fame induction is Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Last summer, Gov. John Carney signed House Bill 198, which requires every school district to provide instruction on Black history in the curriculum and to offer lessons in the subject in kindergarten through Grade 12 starting this school year. Indian River School District officials confirmed…

A private donor who has a granddaughter attending Lord Baltimore Elementary School has provided $40,000 toward funding a full-time Ocean View Police Department officer’s salary to have the officer as a school resource officer there this school year.

Nearly two months after ground was broken for the new Selbyville Public Library building, construction still hasn’t begun, but Library Director Kelly Kline said there is no possibility the book will be closed on the plan.

Selbyville Middle School sixth-grade teacher Tim Clausen returned to speak at the Indian River School District (IRSD) Board of Education meeting this week. Having previously questioned a decision to ban use of certain programming in classroom instruction, during his comments on Nov. 28, Clau…

Delmarva Christian Schools, a non-denominational Christian school with campuses in Milton and Georgetown, is accepting student applications now for the 2023-2024 school year.

Sussex Technical High School administrators and teachers this week announced the Students of the Quarter. Earlier this month, administrators recognized 64 students based on classroom excellence.

The Indian River School District (IRSD) Board of Education will be meeting Monday evening at Indian River High School at 7 p.m. and will discuss the topic of funding and staffing of the school constable and the additional school resource officer (SRO) combination at Lord Baltimore Elementary…

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation — the charitable giving partner of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce — made two scholarship awards this year to students who are eligible for up to $8,000 over four years for these college freshmen, both of whom are attending college out of …

This fall, record numbers of students are applying to college. Many have spent years preparing for a college education, and they are ready academically. College success, however, requires more than academic prowess. Social, emotional, financial and life skills are critical, and by developing…

The Indian River School District broke ground recently on a new $148 million high school to meet the expanding needs of the region. The new facility will link to the old Sussex Central High School, creating a junior-senior high school complex in Georgetown along Patriot’s Way.

Members of the 100 Women Who Care Southern Delaware chapter gathered at North Georgetown Elementary School in Georgetown this week to present an award of $10,000 to the School Nutrition AgriCulture (SNAC) Program. Shandra Furtado, program director, accepted the award. She was joined by Maxin…

Education and workforce preparation, the availability of childcare for working families and affordable housing have reached a critical tipping point in the region, and SCORE Delaware and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce this week brought in experts to help businesses try to tackl…

Indian River School District Director of Special Services Judi Brittingham recently recognized special-education teacher ambassadors for 2022-2023 school year. They were nominated by their peers and the community at large for “going above and beyond to celebrate the individual. They carry a …

Millsboro Middle School is the only middle school in Delaware with a Junior Optimist Club, aligned with the Maryland & Southern Delaware Optimist International service organization. Of the 28 newly inducted members of the Junior Optimist International Club at Millsboro Middle School, 26 …

Help with homework, inspiration, basketball, pickleball and snacks await students ages 8 to 18 who join the Enrichment of Hope after-school program at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View.

Delmarva Christian Schools (DCS), a non-denominational Christian school system with locations in Milton and Georgetown, is hosting an Open House for prospective students for the 2023-2024 school year. The Open House will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Rodney Layfield, president of the Indian River School District, narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote at a special session of the board of education last week by a split vote of 5 to 4, with the majority rejecting the public censure.

An Indian River School District social studies teacher spoke out at a school board meeting on Oct. 24, expressing his opposition to a district ban on using a CNN news digest program as part of a school curriculum, while Fox News is approved for use in the curriculum.

The Southern Delaware Education Foundation is a local nonprofit scholarship group in Ocean View that helps provide medical certifications, including nursing degrees, to help bridge the gap in rising needs for professional medical staff in the region. Last weekend, SDEF held a fundraising raf…

Indian River School District Board of Education President Rodney Layfield narrowly escaped censure on Oct. 19, with a no-confidence vote that split 5-4 in his favor. Four members of the board voted to censure Layfield for his behavior at a Sussex Central High School football game on Sept. 16…

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and its Comprehensive School Safety Program will invest almost $1 million to enhance school security statewide by providing accurate and uniform maps for all of Delaware’s 19 public school districts and charter schools, to enable law-enforcemen…

In a reversal, Lord Baltimore Elementary School will no longer have a full-time school resource officer. Instead, the Indian River School District will continue providing a constable in the school.

The Indian River School District is actively recruiting school counselors to fulfill the increased student population requirements, meet state board of education standards for counseling ratios, and support a new call for mental health awareness and care across the region.