Education


AAUW recognizes science fair participants

The Coastal Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recognized four young women for their outstanding projects presented on March 4 at the Sussex County Science Fair.

Addison Dapias and Mackenzie Bogan,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:05am

CHEER requests financial support from Sussex County

At its meeting on March 12, the Sussex County Council was asked to financially support CHEER’s Cooking for Sussex Seniors program.

Ken Bock, chief executive officer for CHEER, spoke to the council about 93-year-old Coast Guard veteran...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:08pm

IRHS students participate in BPA State Leadership Conference

More than two dozen students from Indian River High School’s chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) competed at the State Leadership Conference held at the Dover Downs Conference Center on Feb. 26.

The 29 IRHS students vied...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:52pm

Sussex Tech celebrates honor roll students

Sussex Technical High School students were recently named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. In all, 511 students recognized at the school’s honor roll breakfast in February, including local students...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:16am

Entries sought for Jim Cresson Memorial Fund scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Jim Cresson Memorial Fund scholarship, administered by the Greater Lewes Foundation.

Each year, the fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to further a student’s interest in journalistic or...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:15am

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List

Widener University Commonwealth Law School Dean Christian Johnson this week announced Dean’s List students for the Fall 2018 semester. Students named to the list earned a grade point average in the top 20 percent of their class and division for...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:14am

Dr. Kevin Bristowe, M.D., of the Beebe Medical Staff, left, presents scholarship awards to Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare seniors Katherine Cessna of Millville, center-left; Renee Adams of Laurel, center; and Kylie Powell of Rehoboth Beach, center-right; along with Tracy Bell, School of Nursing program coordinator.

Cessna among Nursing Scholar scholarship recipients

The Medical Staff at Beebe Healthcare created the Nursing Scholar’s program to support the nursing education of eligible candidates in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare. Among this year’s recipients of the Medical...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:06am

IRSD to try referendum again, while asking for less

Board cites concerns over security and cramped quarters

Local students will be going to school in portable trailers. How long they’re in those temporary classrooms is up to voters.

The Indian River School District will go to public referendum again on Tuesday, May 7, this time requesting just...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:44pm

Four Indian River board seats scheduled for election on May 14

Across Sussex County, school board elections will be held Tuesday, May 14. In the Indian River School District, four of 10 positions on the board are up for election in 2019.

In District 4, there are two candidates for one seat. Donald G....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:37pm

Local Lego club putting the pieces together at library

Stop in at the South Coastal Library on a Saturday, and some of the coolest kids around might be building some super-awesome things.

Started last summer, the library’s Lego Club has continued through the winter, with a solid group of...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:27pm

Morris named to Dean’s List at Alvernia University

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. As a freshman in the fall, Morris studied early childhood pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia. Morris is a graduate of Sussex...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:20am

Job fair helping employers hire for summer or for life

Businesses and job-seekers can mark their calendars for a free job fair on Friday, March 22. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will help play matchmaker for people, whether they’re seeking full-time, part-time or summer employment....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:18am

Members of Sussex Technical High School’s BPA competition team recently challenged other BPA students from around the state.

Sussex Tech students place at state competitions for business, hospitality

Sussex Technical High School students recently won statewide honors at the Delaware competitions for the Business Professionals of America, or BPA, and the Distributed Education Clubs of America, or DECA.

Among the local students...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:25pm

Donations sought to support students looking for Pathways

Imagine going to high school and not having enough money to buy lunch… What would you do?

Sussex Technical High School teacher assistant Jacques O. Bowe Jr. is finding out that many of his students are dealing with just that issue.

...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:11pm

SDSA students perform in ‘Sally Sells Seashells (and You Can Too!)’

The students at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville put on a show for the public on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. The musical was about a new girl who moves to a beach town and convinces the kids that she can make their...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:55am

Entries sought for Jim Cresson Memorial Fund scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Jim Cresson Memorial Fund scholarship, administered by the Greater Lewes Foundation.

Each year, the fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to further a student’s interest in journalistic or...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:26am

Revel named to Muhlenberg College’s Fall 2018 Dean’s List

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Fall 2018 semester. To earn that academic achievement, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a private,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:25am

Race to support ‘Coach Nic’ Scholarship at Sussex Tech

On Saturday, March 9, Sussex Technical High School will host its inaugural 5K Race for Coach Nic.

The proceeds from the race will support the scholarship created in honor of the school’s former social studies and history teacher, who was...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:01am

Sponsors sought for 5 in support of Sussex Tech athlete scholarship

Sussex Technical High School is hosting the first-ever Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 9, with proceeds to support the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track-and-field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track-and-field...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:53am

Young women can compete in Girls Go CyberStart Challenge

Delaware Gov. John Carney and Chief Information Officer (CIO) James Collins last week announced that Delaware is again partnering with the SANS Institute on an initiative to empower high-school girls by providing an opportunity for them to...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:41am

Lapenna named to Clemson University Dean’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna is majoring in psychology.

To be named to the Dean’s List at Clemson, a student...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:38am

IRSD to host career fair

High-schoolers invited to College & Career Fair

All high-schoolers in Indian River School District are being invited to a College & Career Fair on Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

Parents and students can speak with representatives from various colleges and...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:27pm

Read Aloud Delaware volunteers and staff stock the new Little Free Library on N. Bedford Street in Georgetown with children’s books. Joining in the unveiling are, from left: Bob Kotowski, who built and donated the library; Carol Johnson, a Read Aloud volunteer and team leader; Jeanne Brennan, Sussex County and State Board of Directors member; and Stacy Penaranda, Sussex County coordinator.

Little Free Library unveiled to celebrate World Read Aloud Day

When Todd Bol created the first Little Free Library in 2009, he may have never dreamed that there would eventually be more than 75,000 of the small book exchanges in 88 countries around the world.

The latest in Sussex County was unveiled...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:57am

Coach Joseph moving on to next chapter in life

Take a bow, B.J. Joseph.

The head basketball coach at Indian River High School watched his team upset then-division-leading Milford on Tuesday, Feb. 12 — the final game for Joseph in a 27-year coaching career, the last 22 being the head...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:55am

The Selbyville Middle School Lego Robotics Team poses for a photo with their Lego robots.

SMS shoots for the stars with robotics win, asking for public support

Selbyville Middle Schoolers have been on a space mission all winter. They’ve designed an autonomous robot to help with humankind’s mission to Mars: moving satellites into orbit, angling solar panels toward the sun, moving supplies by the cartful...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:36am

161 Layton – Front Entry

SEA Studio Architects get Merit Awards

SEA Studio Architects of Bethany Beach was recently honored with two Merit Awards for design excellence by the Delaware American Institute of Architects at their bi-annual awards program on Jan. 24. SEA Studio’s 161 Layton and Cardinal residences...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:28am

JMC Elementary inducts first National Honor Society students

A total of 60 John M. Clayton Elementary School students recently had the distinction of being the first Indian River School District elementary students to be inducted into the National Honor Society.

The fourth- and fifth-graders were...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:12am

Most Blessed Sacrament students work with robotics

Fourth-grade students at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School work on the final stages of their robotics lesson. MBS is a STREAM school, emphasizing science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics in the curriculum. Grade-level...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:40am

A Night to Shine

Ocean View Church of Christ, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, held its third annual ‘A Night to Shine’ event on Friday, Feb. 8. The event provides a prom-like experience for special needs kids.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:56am

Pictured, from left, are: front row, Kingsley Giardina, Isabella Labin, Lucca Martin, Sloane Kremer, Mykolas Doyle, Peter VanDalen and Marshal Hidell; middle row, Priya Garg, Avrum Gudelsky, Amalia Gjikuria, Jace Zervakos, Nora Rafinski, Nirlep Dhorajiya and Graham Knowlton; and, back row, WPS pre-kindergarten teachers Jennifer Hoen and Erika Phillips.

Pre-K class turns lesson into fundraiser to adopt a polar bear

Erica Phillips’ and Jennifer Hoen’s Worcester Prep pre-kindergarten class invited the school’s Lower School students to pay $1 to wear pajamas to school on Jan. 25 as part of a fundraiser to “adopt” a polar bear.

The class came up with the...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:43am

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Student Council members, from left, Sean McCrystal, Casey Gabbard, Brendon Bradford, Tatum Vorsteg, Grace Short and Isabell Ashley, gather the donations to the group’s recent coat drive.

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School holds coat drive

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Student Council held a coat drive. Students were asked to give new or gently worn coats, scarves, hats and gloves to be donated to the Seton Center in Princess...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:30am

Hoke to study in New Zealand this spring

Shelby Hoke of Millsboro is one of 29 Lebanon Valley College students who will participate in an immersive experience by studying away during the Spring 2019 semester. Hoke will be studying in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The program is located...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:22am

Riddle named to fall 2018 Honor Roll

Nathanael Riddle of Millsboro was one of more than 300 University of Dallas undergraduate students named to the fall 2018 Honor Roll for earning a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49. Riddle’s major is undeclared.

The University of Dallas, located in...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:20am

Staff at the Jefferson School accept a $400 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. Pictured, from left, are: Head of School Connie Hendricks; Daniel Megahan, senior account executive for Toshiba Business Solutions; Beth Toney, the school’s director of Curriculum & Instruction and math teacher; and Bill Nelson, environmental science coordinator at the school.

Jefferson School receives STEM grant

As part of an investigation of speed, force and velocity, seventh- and eighth-graders in the pre-algebra class at the Jefferson School will take part in a boat-building project, thanks to a $400 STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:17am

Worcester Prep seniors commit to colleges

These 13 Worcester Preparatory School seniors have already committed to attend the college of their choice. Pictured, from left, are: front row, Hailee Arrington (American University), Molly McCormick (College of Charleston Honors College),...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:11am

Jan Seitz reads Peggy Parish’s ‘Amelia Bedelia’ in her classrom at East Millsboro Elementary School during World Read Aloud Day on Thursday, Jan. 31.

You don’t have to be a strong reader to love books

Winged keys hang from the ceiling. A wizard’s hat sits in the corner. The teacher is holding a magic wand and a great novel, and her students are spellbound.

At East Millsboro Elementary School, second graders celebrated World Read Aloud...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:30pm

Accepting the grant at Lord Baltimore Elementary School are, from left: Mia Lambert, Kristian Victor, Lord Baltimore Assistant Principal Barkley Heck, Mark Cappo, Meredith Goldman, Chloe Kishel, Chase Mutz, Ben Miller and Lord Baltimore Principal Pam Webb.

Two IRSD schools receive $500 grants from ExxonMobil

Lord Baltimore and Phillip C. Showell elementary schools have each received $500 grants from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance for the purchase of classroom supplies for math and science. The grants were sponsored by Cato Gas & Oil and...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:26pm

DTCC communications students, from left, Chris Parker, Madison Griffin and Cassidy Clark get career advice from Phillies Social Media Representative Tim Stoeckle during the College Winter Summit at the Wells Fargo Center.

DelTech communications students participate in Phillies’ College Winter Summit

Students from Delaware Technical Community College’s communications technology program recently went behind the scenes of the baseball business while attending the Philadelphia Phillies’ College Winter Summit at the Wells Fargo Center in...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:49am

The cast of the Sussex Technical High School performance of “Godspell” rehearses in the school’s Commons area.

Sussex Tech drama students to put on ‘Godspell’ for spring musical

The Sussex Technical High School drama program is set to perform the musical classic “Godspell” at the Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach, running Feb. 14-17. Tickets are on sale now.

Featuring an updated score and lyrics by Stephen...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:47am

Robinson-Guy named to College Dean’s List

Alixandra Robinson-Guy of Millsboro was recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Fall 2018 Dean’s List, with Honors.

Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3....

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:44am

Breaking news: IRSD referendum fails, 55-45 percent

 The 2019 referendum has FAILED in Indian River School District, by roughly 55-45 percent. The unofficial count was 3866-3202 voting against the Major Capital Expense question and 3836-3124 voting against the Current Expense...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 8:36pm

Breaking news: IRSD referendum fails, 55-45 percent

 The 2019 referendum has FAILED in Indian River School District, by roughly 55-45 percent. The unofficial count was 3866-3202 voting against the Major Capital Expense question and 3836-3124 voting against the Current Expense...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 8:36pm

Brannon named to Dean’s List at Penn State

Delaney Brannon of Selbyville was named to the Dean’s List at the Pennsylvania State University for the fall 2018 semester. Full-time undergraduate students at Penn State must achieve a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA to be eligible for Dean’s List...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:11am

Knapp awarded UF endowed scholarship for 2018-2019

Thea Knapp of Millsboro was recently awarded an endowed scholarship at the University of Findlay for the 2018-2019 academic year. Knapp was awarded a scholarship from the International Center Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Located in Findlay...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:10am

Local students named to Dean’s List at UD

A number of local students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. They include: Brooke Mitchell of Selbyville, Amanda Beam of Fenwick Island, Ashlyn Calhoun of Millsboro, John Douds of Selbyville,...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:09am

Shevock confirmed to serve on DelTech Board of Trustees

Nancy Shevock was nominated by Gov. John C. Carney and confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 16 as the newest member of the Delaware Technical Community College Board of Trustees.

Shevock currently serves as chairman of the board of directors...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:03am

SCHS announces first-quarter honor roll

Sussex Central High School in Millsboro recently announced its Honor Roll for the first marking period in the 2018-2019 school year. Students named to the list included:

• Seniors with High Honors — Aiden Abbott, Zachary Ables, Ortiz Ailon...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:57am

Seniors invited to IRSD daytime referendum meetings

Indian River School District will host several more public meetings to inform the public about the Feb. 5 referendum:

• Jan. 16 — Georgetown Middle School, 6 p.m.

• Jan. 23 — Indian River High School, 6 p.m.

• Jan. 30 — Lord...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:53pm

Howard T. Ennis School students held a ribboncutting for their new thrift store, ‘Thrifty Eagle’ on Friday, Jan. 4.

Ennis students open ‘Thrifty Eagle’ shop in Frankford

Frankford has a new shopping spot, run by the students of the Howard T. Ennis School.

The public can find secondhand clothing and household accessories for a reasonable cost at the Thrifty Eagle, a retail thrift store located at the G.W....

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:27pm

Officials have been trying to make it safer for children to get on and off buses, both locally and nationally.

State, national officials beg drivers to stop passing school buses

Are you going to be the reason a child doesn’t come home from school today? Or tomorrow? Or next week?

Between a U.S. rash of bus-stop related accidents this autumn and Delaware’s pedestrian fatalities this winter, drivers and pedestrians...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:11pm