Gov. John Carney this week praised the General Assembly’s final passage of Senate Bill 56, which makes Opportunity Funding permanent for low-income students and English learners.
A new principal will lead Sussex Technical High School next year, as the longtime principal is moving to a new role designed to strengthen student services for the district, the Sussex County Vocational Technical School District announced this week.
The Delaware Department of Transportation honored the Project SEARCH Class of 2021 with a graduation parade on Friday, May 14. The caravan of vehicles left the DelDOT Administration Building in Dover and traveled to each student’s home to congratulate them on their success.
Weber State University has awarded Jessica Krok of Millsboro with the honor of Academic Excellence for the spring 2021 semester. Krok is studying digital media production in the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.
Brandon McCabe has a mission for his work at Sussex Central High School: “At least for me, it’s about trying to help these kids find a future and find a career.”
Two local students were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kennedy Butch and Lauren Smith, both of Selbyville, were initiated into the society at University of Delaware
The Carl M. Freeman Foundation, in partnership with Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company, recently announced a $25,000 scholarship in memory of Laura Madara, the Selbyville VFC member who died while responding to a vehicle accident on April 9.
When the Board of Education asked each principal in the Indian River School District to expand in-person learning on Wednesdays, each school took a different route. For instance, some schools said they would try to bring in high-needs students who needed special instruction.
Before the school year started last autumn, teacher Haley Mears was already trying to reach parents. She wanted to learn what interests her students held, so that she might incorporate those themes into her lessons at East Millsboro Elementary School.
The William E. Esham Jr. Chapter of the Cum Laude Society at Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) welcomed nine new members during a ceremony in the school’s Athletic & Performing Arts Center on April 29. The featured guest speaker was WPS math teacher Cyndee Hudson. The inductees include,…
The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) has partnered with the American Lung Association through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract to sponsor a video viewing contest to educate Delaware students about the health dangers of e-cigar…
In recognition of Small Business Week and National Travel & Tourism Week (May 2-8), Gov. John Carney will join the Delaware Tourism Office to visit small businesses and attractions in Kent, New Castle and Sussex counties this week, including a visit to the Delaware Botanic Gardens.
The League of Women Voters of Delaware has published a new guide to the state’s May 11 school board elections in hopes of reversing the historically poor turnout at these elections, which typically bring out only 10 percent of eligible voters.
A free, intensive Shakespeare acting course for high school students will be offered by the Lewes Public Library Shakespeare Festival and Spoken Word Society on Aug. 7-26.
Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting on April 27 announced their plans for helping schools support students and address unfinished learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ryan Camden Ammenheuser of Ocean View is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who were set to be celebrated during the university’s 168th Commencement exercises April 29 through May 2.
Two new members will be sworn in to the Indian River School District Board of Education, as Madeline Moses and James “Jim” Fritz were appointed to fill two vacancies in representative District 1 (Georgetown area).
John M. Clayton Elementary School students earned multiple Sussex County fire-prevention awards at a special ceremony on March 21 at the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company. The school’s first-place poster and essay winners were submitted for county review for Grades K-5 and for a special category.
More than 50 donors rolled up their sleeves to donate blood at the recent Sussex Technical High School-organized blood drive to support the Blood Bank of Delmarva, helping up to 150 people.
Stop Read Go and Read Aloud Delaware are working together to nurture early literacy development in Delaware’s preschoolers. And they are doing it one spoonful at a time — literally.
Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Michael Meoli and the Meoli Companies announced this week that they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to non-traditional community college students pursuing a secondary education at Delaware Technical Community College (Terry and Owens campuses) and Chesapea…
Devin Miller of Millsboro has been named to the winter 2021 quarter Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Fla.
A Middletown homeschool student earned the title of 2021 Junior Solar Sprint champion in a virtual competition held Friday, April 16, while Sussex Academy students were among those who placed in a number of categories.
The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, D.D., bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has appointed Trinette Stillman as the next principal of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md. Stillman’s appointment is effective July 1.
Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro is serving as a resident assistant (RA) at Alvernia University for the 2020-2021 academic year and was recently honored by the university. Morris is pursuing a degree in early childhood education, with special education certificate.
It wasn’t until all three Delaware counties were served with an education-related lawsuit — one they concluded they were unlikely to win — that county officials finally agreed to update their property-tax system. Now, for the first time in almost 50 years, Sussex County will reassess the val…
Hannah Kaan of Millsboro has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2020 semester.
The Indian River School District will hold a special ceremony on Thursday, April 29, to honor Teacher of the Year winners from each of the district’s 15 schools. The event will conclude with the announcement of the districtwide Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year.
As part of an ongoing safety initiative and to maintain strong relationships with law enforcement, Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., recently invited Berlin Police Detective Cpl. (and WPS parent) Jessie Collins and Sgt. Chris Larmore of the Worcester County (Md.) Sheriff’s Office …
Distinguished Young Women is a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships and personal-growth opportunities to young women who are looking to go to college. Specifically, the program focuses on the three areas of scholarship, leadership, and talent.
As local senior high-school students round the corner into their final marking period, the Indian River High School Alumni Association is preparing to award college scholarships. With their annual fundraiser bash canceled for the second consecutive spring, due to COVID-19, the Alumni group h…
Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers. The deadline to apply is June 7.
Zachary Ewing of Selbyville was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ewing was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology.
The Indian River School District will be offering a comprehensive 2021 summer school program with a focus on accelerated learning for students in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year.
With Earth Day a month away, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is launching a video contest to educate and engage youth about the importance of environmental protection and inspire them to be part of the solution to address climate change.
In one of life’s coincidences, two Georgetown school board members are both moving to new homes outside their district, which means the Indian River Board of Education is now seeking candidates to fill two vacant seats in voting District 1.
Lord Baltimore Elementary School this week celebrated its winners in this year’s Fire Prevention Essay Contest — including seven students who advanced to either the county- or state-level contest.
Sussex Technical High School was home to more students on Monday than at any time in the last year, with nearly 700 students streaming through the doors to get back to school in person four days a week.
In honor of National Student Art Month every March, the Art League of Ocean City, Md., hosts the Shirley Hall Art Show & Competition exhibit, featuring artwork by Worcester County, Md., middle- and high-school students. Worcester Preparatory School students from teacher George Zaiser’s a…
The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club announced this week that they have extended the deadline to submit applications for the Lillian Martin Memorial Scholarship award. The due date has been moved from March 31 to April 30.
Dean’s List status, which is awarded to Lehigh University students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Catherine Rymer of Fenwick Island, for the Fall 2020 semester.
The Indian River School District will be offering four days per week of in-person classes for high-schoolers during the fourth marking period of the 2020-2021 school year. High-school students participating in in-person learning had previously been attending two days each week, in two separa…
Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long is set to chair a panel of early-childhood stakeholders in support of the Delaware Department of Education’s newly created Early Childhood Support Team — which includes the Office of Early Learning (OEL), and Office of Childcare Licensing (OCCL), which rel…
“From overcoming language barriers to fostering social emotion learning to readying high school students to enter the workforce, Delaware is home to innovative approaches to education that are worth celebrating,” representatives of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its workforce dev…
Having earned a minimum of 21 merit badges — and also participating in Scout conferences, serving in leadership positions and completing a community service project — DCHS senior and Worship Leader Aaron Webster will soon join an elite few by reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.