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The Sussex County Vocational Technical School District will be moving to remote learning through Friday, Feb. 26, out of an abundance of caution, officials said, after recent positive COVID-19 test results among people connected to the campus childcare center. The campus will undergo a thoro…

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On Feb. 19, the Worcester Preparatory School Alumni Association sponsored a 100-Day Breakfast celebration marking the senior class’ countdown to graduation. In lieu of a speaker, alums sent in words of wisdom that were shared in the event program. Breakfast was sponsored by the WPS Alumni As…

The statewide DoMore24DE event, sponsored by United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact, is being held from 6 p.m. on March 4 to 6 p.m. on March 5, and Pathways to Success, a nonprofit that serves students attending Cape Henlopen High School, Milford High School, Seaford High School and Sussex T…

Inspired by the famous John Lewis’ Selma, Ala., walk to end voter suppression, students from Cape Henlopen High School and the Multifaith Youth Group are hosting a walk across the Indian River Inlet Bridge on March 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. — the same date as the historic Selma march.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently met virtually with Augustus “Gus” Fadden of Frankford and Justin Xu of Hockessin to congratulate them on being selected to represent Delaware in the United States Senate Youth Program.

The South Coastal Delaware Chapter of AARP will award five scholarships this year — two to seniors at Indian River High School (IRHS) in Dagsboro, and three to adult students who are 25 or older attending Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. The total amount of the scholarship…

Nevada Scott of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 fall semester. Scott is in the medical illustration program at RIT.

Maddison Olley of Selbyville earned dean’s list honors at the University of Tampa for the Fall 2020 semester, the university announced this week. Olley is a junior majoring in biology. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.

February is “I Love to Read Month,” and supporters of Read Aloud Delaware and children’s literacy are lending their voices to the celebration. Guest readers will read children’s stories live on the Read Aloud Delaware Facebook page at specific times on selected dates throughout the month.

Brittany Dundas of Millsboro was one of 46 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College on Dec. 11, 2020. Dundas earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.

The Preceptor Omega Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Chapter this spring will be granting the 25th annual Howard D. Grise Memorial Scholarship to a qualified high school graduate. Candidates must reside in the Indian River High School attendance area and demonstrate a commitment to the community thro…

At Delmarva Christian High School, the annual J-Term, with its array of course offerings, is an integral part of the school’s program of study. Every January, opportunities are provided to students in grades 9 through 12, designed “to enable them to pursue passions while seeking and discerni…

Two local students — Trevor Beachboard of Bethany Beach and Brittany Ritter of Millsboro — earned the distinction of Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2020. The designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the…

For many students this year, learning opportunities won’t end just because June arrives. The first semester is just now ending on a difficult school year, but Indian River School District is already planning for summer school and the large number of students who will likely need that support.

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Sussex Technical High School students will have the option of attending school in-person for a portion of the week, or continue learning fully remotely. The Sussex County Vocational Technical School District Board of Education recently voted to begin a hybrid instruction option, starting Feb. 1.

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. In the fall, Morris studied PreK4 w/SpEd at Alvernia. Morris was one of more than 725 Alvernia students to earn the honor.

Andrew Tung of Millsboro is one of more than 800 Lebanon Valley College students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.

Gettysburg College recently announced academic achievements by two local students. Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above at the college are placed on the Dean’s Honor List, and Hannah Kaan of Millsboro and Noelle Zimmerman of Ocean View were awarded that academic achievement in …

The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hotspot devices available, as part of the Connect Delaware program, for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access.

A program that targets children in low-income areas so they have meals during the summer is seeking sponsors and meal sites for meal locations in 2021. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and ad…

Representatives of non-profit Clothing Our Kids said this week that they are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Schell Family Foundation (SFF) in the foundation’s 2020 contribution to help Sussex County schoolchildren in need.

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Delaware officials are confidently ready to get students back in school after a month of all-remote learning. In December, Gov. John Carney recommended that schools “pause” hybrid learning (which includes some in-person schooling) from Dec. 14 to Jan. 8 in order for the state to get a handle…

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation announced this week the opening of a new one-time grant opportunity for Sussex County public school teachers. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes and difficulties local schools have experienced, the foundation’s Board of Trustees said they want to…

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In a letter to school leaders, educators and parents on Tuesday, Jan. 5, Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) urged Delaware schools to return to hybrid instruction — a mix of remote and in-person learning — on Monday, …

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County (LWVSCDE) will hold its first virtual happy-hour of 2021 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The topic for the afternoon conversation will be an update on educational equity issues in Delaware, focusing on the terms of the recent settlement agreement…

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 20th consecutive year, and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.

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The State of Delaware will provide $9 million in one-time funding to Delaware school districts and charter schools to prevent educator and staff layoffs due to enrollment reductions. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) made this announcement on Thursday, Dec. 24.

Debora Dionicio-Garcia, a senior at Sussex Academy, has been named a semifinalist for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars program. In all, 1,609 high school seniors were selected as semifinalists from a pool of 99,403 submitted applications from across the country, based on their academ…