Delaware schools are required to keep teaching kids, although buildings have been closed through June. But how do you encourage participation, while granting the leeway that comes with a hijacked school year? Indian River School District will use a grading system that allows for extra credit…

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

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There is a chance that Indian River School District could have more complete outdoor ceremonies, with families seated in the audience. Starting June 1, Gov. John Carney will ease the restrictions on outdoor events, allowing up to 250 people, or even more with a state waiver.

Mediacom Communications announced this week the selection of Madison Johnson, an Indian River High School senior, as a recipient of the company’s World Class Scholarship program. The award recognizes the Selbyville resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. Mediacom an…

Sarah Marie Kraushaar of Frankford recently earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at Albright College. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar studied religious studies at the college, with a minor in Holocaust Studies.

Ethan Franetovich of Ocean View is among the Slippery Rock University students named to its dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 1…

Casey R. Hitchens of Frankford, a senior majoring in environmental science, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Bridgewater College, as announced by Dr. Leona A. Sevick, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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It looks like high school students could still physically cross the graduation stage, although the Indian River School District is planning significantly limited ceremonies.

A total of 1,101 students, including Eduardo Perez Cruz of Selbyville, were set to receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on May 9, the university announced this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional ceremonies could not take place, but all degrees were to…

The Supreme Court of Delaware announced this week that, due to the ongoing public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delaware bar examination will not be administered on July 27-29, as previously scheduled.

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View has earned year-end recognition for academic work at Albright College. Kraushaar is studying religious studies at Albright and is a graduate of Indian River High School.

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The Coastal Point is putting together a commemorative booklet for the Indian River High School Class of 2020 — a free standalone publication to be distributed with the newspaper at the end of June.

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Gov. John Carney on Sunday, May 10, signed the 16th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, suspending end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19.

Cupcakes were a truly sweet way for John M. Clayton Elementary School to celebrate National Teacher Day on May 5. Educators have been working from home for weeks now during the state-of-emergency. Principal Allisa Booth and Assistant Principal E. Bennett Murray handed out Sweet Disposition c…

John M. Clayton Elementary School announced on May 5 that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. It is one of 404 elementary schools across the U.S. to …

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Delaware youth will not be returning to their school buildings for the rest of this academic year, Gov. John Carney announced on Friday, April 24.

On March 19, the Delaware Department of Education approved a major charter modification request for Sussex Academy to add an elementary school (grades K-5). The elementary school, located at 22051 Wilson Road, Georgetown, will open for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gov. John Carney on Friday, April 24, announced that Delaware schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, and called on teachers and students to continue online and at-home instruction.

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of more than 130 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley College during the shortened spring 2020 season. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is working toward a bachelor’s degree in early childhood educatio…

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CHEER Community Relations Director Carolyn O’Neal accepts (from a distance) a box of thermometers from Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. CHEER, a non-profit senior services agency in Sussex County, was having difficulty obtaining thermometers in order to comply with the state manda…

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Although the school building is closed, academic learning continues at Delmarva Christian Schools. After only missing two days of instruction, classes resumed on March 18, and students are on target to meet the school’s academic objectives by the school year’s scheduled conclusion on June 2,…

How does one effectively teach chemical reactions and conduct demonstrations without having access to the school’s chemistry lab and any of its equipment? What do teachers do to engage students in hands-on activities when they are all scattered and not together? For Delmarva Christian High S…

Delmarva Christian Schools are thrilled to announce that they have been recognized as a 2020 Best School by Niche. This year, Delmarva Christian Schools has ranked first in both Sussex and Kent counties and fifth in the State of Delaware. According to Niche, many different factors were consi…

The Indian River School District is committed to implementing the Nov. 6, 2019, Consent Order that focuses on building the capacity to meet the needs of all students in their home schools. In accordance with the Consent Order, the Indian River School District is forming a Community Advisory …

On Saturday, March 7, 54 high school teams across Delaware participated in the Science Olympiad competition held at Delaware State University in Dover. Representing Delmarva Christian High School were seniors Abby Agapito and Caitlin Milliken, who placed sixth in the Anatomy & Physiology…

Sussex Academy representatives announced this week that on March 19 Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting and the State Board of Education approved Sussex Academy’s charter modification request to add an elementary school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

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Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele, in a letter sent to parents and staff on Saturday, March 14, offered more details on how the district will deal with the closure of schools from March 16 through March 27, and the impacts it will have on the school calendar and educati…

As the Indian River School District gears up for the 2020 school board election, three incumbents have decided to retire from the board: Board President and District 4 representative Charles Bireley, one of the longest-serving school board members in the region; and District 1 representative…