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.
After nearly six months of vacant classrooms, hallways and playgrounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is again full of activity and voices.
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.
On the first day of classes, Sussex Technical High School’s senior health professions students are learning vital signs.
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).
Who can resist interacting with the youngest children and delighting in the giggles and coos elicited in response? In the study of language development, that exchange is called a conversation turn, and it is vital to the development of a child’s brain structure and function.
Taking a second look at their decision to choose board leadership by secret ballot, the Indian River School District Board of Education took a new voice vote on Aug. 24.
Weis Markets on Sept. 1 announced the launch of its Weis 4 School program, in which customers can earn points on their purchases to generate donations for the local school of their choice, from pre-K to eighth grade. The new Weis 4 School program is expected to generate $500,000 in donations…
Some 41 Sussex County students recently graduated from Salisbury University. They were among the 1,532 students who received 1,290 bachelor’s degrees, 231 master’s degrees and 11 doctoral degrees.
Mara Agapito, daughter of Mario and Jo Ann Agapito of Millsboro, Del., was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Franklin P. & Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
As many school districts announce fall online learning plans, the YMCA of Delaware will support children and families with Learning Support Centers when the school year begins.
James Madison University is set to welcome the Class of 2024 to campus this month. The incoming freshman class, representatives said, is an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and 10 countries around the world.
Sussex Academy announced this week that Alyson Silva has joined the Sussex Academy team as the new special education coordinator and autism specialist.
In the Indian River School District, all students’ first day of school will be Sept. 17. But most students won’t physically return to the school buildings until October, or even November.
Gov. John Carney on Monday, Aug. 24, announced $20 million in CARES Act funding will be used to extend high-speed internet in Delaware, in a move that will make remote learning possible for students who currently have no internet access, or a limited connection, as many Delaware school distr…
The Board of Trustees at Worcester Preparatory School this week announced that on July 1, John McDonald assumed the role as the new Worcester Prep head of school.
Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 32 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college.
At a July 8 meeting, Carol Weber, then-VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary president, awarded a Voice of Democracy scholarship Indian River High School Class of 2020 member Madison Johnson, in the amount of $1,025, in addition to a $1,500 Auxiliary award.
Sussex Technical High School students will begin the school year on a modified remote learning plan through the first marking period, with teachers having the flexibility to hold in-person programs on a voluntary basis, with parent permission, the district announced Friday.
Families residing in the Indian River School District are now eligible to receive free children’s books through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program and the State of Delaware.
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Robert A. Bunting (Worcester Preparatory School) of Selbyville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship …
Everyone’s first day of school will be Sept. 17 at Indian River School District. But most students won’t physically return to the buildings until October or even November.
It took several rounds of voting, as well as a question about transparency, before the Indian River School District Board of Education selected a new president and vice president for this year. On Aug. 3, Rodney Layfield stepped up to be the new board president for the district, as Leolga Wr…
Michael Kanavy of Selbyville has been named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for the award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the sprin…
Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester, the university announced this week. In the spring, Morris studied PreK4 w/SpEd at Alvernia.
Some 83 Sussex County students were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the spring 2020 semester. Among them were a number of local students.
Delaware schools will likely reopen next month using a hybrid model that provides both in-person and remote instruction for students, Gov. John Carney announced on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during his weekly press briefing.
Indian River School District is asking all families to prepare for an electronic survey that will be open from Sunday, Aug. 2, until Wednesday, Aug. 5.
A decision about how schools will reopen could be finalized as early as next week, Gov. John Carney said at his Tuesday, July 28, press briefing, noting that it most likely will be a hybrid model with both remote learning and in-person instruction, with elementary school children returning t…
It’s a hectic summer for school districts across the nation as communities decide exactly how to approach the 2020 school year under the cloud of a pandemic that has precautions, but no cure.
Widener University conferred degrees to more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students this year, including Theresa Vial of Millsboro, who graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Widener’s School of Human Service Professions.
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announced this week that Alexis Reid of Dover was the recipient of the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club of Ocean View scholarship, awarded to a senior student who has a caring and professional attitude, has a financial need, and is sel…
Children & Families First (CFF) reported this week that it has been identified by the Office of Head Start (OHS) as the interim manager of Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Kent and Sussex counties.
Gov. John Carney this week hinted that Delaware is likely to follow what he called the “yellow light,” or second of three possible scenarios for reopening schools. It involves using a mixed model of instruction with both remote learning and in-person instruction.
Constance “Connie” Pryor has earned a spot on the Indian River School District Board of Education after defeating Gregory “Greg” Goldman with a vote tally of 537-457 (unofficial results) in the July 21 election for representative from IRSD District 4.
The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE), scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, is a Georgetown-based free public charter high school focused on service learning. BASSE announced this week that it had received a $100,000 grant from a Sussex County graduate who wished to remain…
The Barefoot Gardeners of Fenwick Island this week announced the recipients of their 2020 scholarship program. Two outstanding area high school seniors were selected to receive $1,000 and $500, respectively, to support their college educations. Each scholar was selected after displaying rema…
The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) has awarded $306,800 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, helping 165 students throughout the state pursue secondary education.
Sussex Technical High School students were named to the honor roll for the third marking period for the 2020-2021 academic year. The 504 students recognized included local students from:
Sarah Ashmore of Bethany Beach is among the 2020 Gold Key Honor Society Inductees. Ashmore, a journalism major, is a member of the Emerson College Class of 2021.
Sussex Technical High School recently honored recent graduates for excellence in their career-technical areas and core academic subjects. Teachers selected the following outstanding students from the senior class:
Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting this week outlined three possible scenarios for returning to school this fall, while emphasizing that the main priority will be quality education while keeping children safe from the coronavirus.