Delaware students join National Walkout to protest gun violence

DOVER — Students streamed from Dover High School on Wednesday morning, enduring whipping winds and a 30-degree temperature without complaint. About 450 classmates gathered at Senator Stadium to join tens of thousands nationwide seeking stricter gun laws they believe will quell violence and demanding their voices be heard. Just before the event began at 10:11 […]

‘Lion King KIDS’ at William Henry

DOVER — Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS” is playing at William Henry Middle School on March 16 at 6 p.m. The 30-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The fifth- and sixth-grade cast and crew contains approximately 50 students led […]

Schools set guidelines for guns protest

  SMYRNA — The aim is to show concern for lost lives, school safety and firearms. On Wednesday, some Delaware students will participate in a national walkout movement and others won’t. School administrations across the country have grappled with their policies in the past month, the First State included. At Smyrna High, students will have […]

McGarvey to represent Delaware in Poetry Out Loud finals

DOVER — From a competitive field of 12 Delaware high school students, Samuel McGarvey, a sophomore from Tall Oaks Classical School, earned the title of 2018 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Champion at the state finals held in Dover on Feb. 27. The first runner-up was Dounya Ramadan from Newark Charter Jr./Sr. High School and […]

Delaware State Spelling Bee set for Saturday

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WILMINGTON — The buzz has it that the annual State Spelling Bee for grades 4-8 will happen Saturday at St. Mark’s High School, at Anna Graham Theater, at 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the bee commencing at 9 a.m. Seventy-six public, private and home schools across the state have […]

Delaware schools go on the alert

  DOVER — The national gun violence debate has reached Delaware’s classrooms, too. School officials here are formulating a response to upcoming walkouts following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people on Feb. 14. To a far lesser degree, the experience of threats has already arrived […]

Read Across America poster contest now open

DOVER — Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on or near March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books […]

DelTech stumps for more money to repair facilities

  DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College continues to stress the need for funding to allow it to fix facilities that officials describe as increasingly decrepit. DelTech, which has been pushing for more money for deferred maintenance since 2006, has $98 million in capital needs, according to President Mark Brainard. Leaking roofs are just one […]

Holy Cross Alumni Association fundraiser to feature Sixpence

DOVER — The band Sixpence, performing dance music from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will rock the fourth annual Holy Cross High School Alumni Association – Catholic Youth Ministries Beef and Beer on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Auditorium, 631 S. State Street, Dover. The fundraiser will support the Holy […]

Lawmakers seeking reasons for special education enrollment jump

  DOVER — The lawmakers who make many of the key decisions on the annual state budget want more information from the Department of Education about why the number of special needs students enrolled in Delaware schools is climbing so rapidly. Over the past five years, the state’s public schools have seen a net gain […]