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.

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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).

At a star-studded awards ceremony held Monday evening, Oct. 11, the state’s top 20 teachers were honored by Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education, and former IRSD Superintendent, Dr. Susan Bunting. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper also offered remarks and appreciation.

The Indian River School District is hiring! Checking out the electronic billboards, the job-posting websites or the social media posts, one can see the push for qualified educators and school staff is really in full swing in the district.

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Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced that Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education Susan Bunting will leave her position at the DOE in December, after nearly five decades of service in Delaware public education.

The Lewes Public Library and Child Inspired Therapy will begin a four-part child development workshop series called “Tools for Tots,” for families with young children, starting Oct. 13. The workshops will take place on the Lewes Public Library patio outside the children’s wing at 11 a.m., di…

The students and staff at Lord Baltimore Elementary School (LB) are buzzing with excitement about a virtual visit by a children’s author on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jerry Palotta is the author of the children’s book series, “Who Would Win?” Each book shows what could happen if a pair of favorite a…

In a decision dated Sept. 27, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office has found the Indian River School District to be in violation of its role of transparency and seeking public comment on decisions related to school mask mandates.

The Indian River School District Board of Education unanimously agreed Tuesday night to proceed with designing plans for the new $146 million Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, betting on the fact that the State of Delaware will provide the gap funding required to build necessary “alt…

It is a real coup for a school that infuses academics with the arts to win a National Blue Ribbon School designation, and to do so during a global pandemic. Creative adaptation, accommodating new online learning environments, and teachers and staff really joining together to ensure the arts …

Representatives of the Howard T. Ennis School receive a donation of school supplies from the Maj. Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the NSDAR. The donations included colored pencils, play dough and other needed supplies. Pictured, are Chapter Regent Carol Evans, Assistant Principal Kimberley Coo…

Realizing the impact that education costs have on families, Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis this week said she remains committed to helping make quality education attainable. Recent studies show more and more people nearing retirement are taking loans to help children and grandchildre…

Lebanon Valley College (LVC) this week announced that it has its largest first-year class in history. The 487 new students surpassed the 478 new enrollees in 2019. Aside from last years’ COVID-affected enrollment across the country, LVC has welcomed record classes of new enrollees in four of…

Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville was one of three schools in Delaware and 325 nationwide to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. Overall, it is the Indian River School District’s 11th National Blue Ribbon Award since 2001.