The Indian River School District Policy Committee met last week at the Southern Delaware School for the Arts (SDSA) to consider a proposal by IRSD Superintendent Jay T. Owens to allow a return to campus and to sports practice, play rehearsal or band room even after inclement-weather closings.

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In his recent revision of the state-of-emergency that requires Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, Gov. John Carney also eased regulations ​related to recently-retired State employees returning to the classroom as substitute teachers.

Taylor Bullis of Millsboro is one of 1,024 students who earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Shenandoah University for the Fall 2021 semester.

Lebanon Valley College recently congratulated more than 800 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Among the local honorees are:

Southern Delaware Education Foundation (SDEF) is a local organization founded in Bethany Beach with a mission of providing scholarships to residents of Sussex County who are unemployed, underemployed or need certifications to advance a career goal. Funding is available to secure Delaware Sta…

Enrichment of Hope, a free after-school program for students at Selbyville Middle School, Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Indian River High School, is accepting applications in January for the program, which will continue through May 26.

Since the mass shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County, southeastern Michigan, which killed four young people in late November, more than 150 hoax active shooter threats have happened at educational institutions around the country. That’s an average of about five school shooting hoa…

Delmarva Christian, a non-denominational school system with campuses in Milton and Georgetown, has seen nearly double the new student applications through this time last year and is expecting a waitlist for the 2022-2023 school year, representatives announced this week.

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) on Monday, Dec. 13, formally issued regulations that will extend the emergency masking requirement in public and private K-12 schools until Feb. 8, 2022.

Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View is in dire need of a real track surface to upgrade its exercise program and gym facilities. Principal Pam Webb provided direction to the school’s parent teacher organization that creative financing would be needed to upgrade from the current cru…

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 21st consecutive year, and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high-school seniors.

The holiday season can be stressful as gift-givers search for the perfect present. Add to that this year’s supply chain issues and possible toy shortages, and shopping for the holidays could be extra hectic. The DE529 Education Savings Plan will never be out of stock or difficult to find, st…

Robert’s Rules of Order were quickly dismissed at the Indian River School District board of education meeting Monday night this week. In fact, the school board meeting was more reminiscent of a church revival meeting, with the call and response from the more than 50 assembled parents and tea…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has proffered the concept of free COVID-19 testing for school-aged children as an alternative to the quarantine of students who are exposed to the virus. The federal program has made its way to the states, with funding for antigen t…

Student organizations at John M. Clayton Elementary School near Frankford have been busy during the month of November. The JMC National Elementary Honor Society and Girls on the Run team collaborated to organize a Thanksgiving food drive. They collected more than 1,000 nonperishable items an…

The idea for creating a “military honor wall” — a special wall for area service members — began simply enough, on social media. Indian River High School honors chemistry teacher Alison Walt saw school images online that showcased military service members with their pictures in uniform. It’s …

She staked her claim as one of the best runners in the state during her freshmen season in 2020. And this year, Indian River High School’s Brynn Crandell cemented that claim by winning every race she entered, including the 2021 DIAA Division II state championship meet.

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) last week announced that the State of Delaware will extend the emergency masking requirement in public and private K-12 schools until Feb. 8, 2022.

The track near the playground at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View is not a complete oval. In fact, it kind of ends in a dirt road curve on a lane to nowhere. All that is going to change soon if the Lord Baltimore parents and educators have something to say about it.

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Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) on Wednesday, Nov. 10, announced that the State of Delaware will extend the emergency masking requirement in public and private K-12 schools until Feb. 8, 2022.

Evan Davis of Bethany Beach was recently sworn in as a Midshipman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Davis was nominated by U.S. Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) to attend USMMA, located i…

The first week of the State of Delaware’s vaccination-or-testing mandate for teachers and school system employees seems to be a scramble to get data systems in place and testing options widely available to educators and school staff.

Early registration for kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now open within the Indian River School District. Parents who want to help acclimate their preschoolers to the “big leagues” of kindergarten should go online to www.irsd.net or to the “Countdown to Kindergarten” …

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will host a virtual Town Hall, “Student Voices Matter: Racial Dynamics in School,” on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., via Zoom.

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public & Charter School Choice Application for 2022-2023. All IRSD school choice applications for 2022-2023 must be submitted online at schoolchoicede.org.

Jake Buchler is a kindergarten teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View. He has been a teacher within the Indian River School District for six years, the past two spent teaching kindergarteners.

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) last week formally issued an emergency regulation requiring educators, school staff, volunteers and contractors working in Delaware schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to undergo weekly testing, begi…

The Indian River School District Board of Education held its monthly meeting this week to tackle myriad issues, pertaining to safety, operations, the new Sussex Central High School build-out and a utility vehicle proposed for Indian River High School constables.

The Indian River School District recognized its top ambassadors for special education at the school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 25. Judith Brittingham, supervisor of special education, and Heather M. Statler, school board member and chairperson of the special-ed taskforce for Indian River …

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School recently hosted the Knights of Columbus Council #9053 for their Soccer Challenge. The event allowed students the opportunity to demonstrate what is considered by some to be the most important skill in soccer: shooting accuracy on the penalty kick.

Weis Markets recently announced a $400 donation to Lord Baltimore Elementary School as part of its first-ever Weis 4 School program. A representative from Weis Markets Store 273 presented the donation to Lord Baltimore Elementary.

Gov. John Carney on Thursday, Oct. 21, signed into law House Bill 123, legislation sponsored by state Rep. Krista Griffith and state Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman that creates the Delaware Fostering Independence Through Education Tuition Waiver Program to support students in…

Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is inviting those interested in entering the field of nursing to attend the school’s semi-annual Open House on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) have formally issued an emergency regulation requiring educators, school staff, volunteers and contractors working in Delaware schools to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly testing beginning Nov. …

Ken Cimino, Ocean View’s Director of Planning and Zoning, will meet with officials at Lord Baltimore Elementary School to try and find a solution for the heavy traffic back-up that develops on Route 26 in the mornings and afternoons, when parents drop off children at school and pick them up …

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday, Oct. 12, announced that Dr. Mark Holodick, former superintendent of the Brandywine School District, will be nominated to serve as next Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education (DOE).