Indian River School District
Sometimes the toughest part of parenthood is preparing for “the talk.” But kids also need to discuss their troubles, so Indian River School District’s Parent Center is aiming to help adults approach the topic of depression at a Lifelines Teen Crisis Prevention workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The Indian River High School marching band is off and marching for the 2012-2013 school year!
Teachers nationwide have expressed concerns, and now Indian River School District is stepping into the muddy water of teacher evaluations based on student growth.
This year, Delaware is implementing the fifth and final part of the Delaware Performance Appraisal System, called Component V.
Component V ties teacher evaluation to student growth.
On a sunny day haunted by mosquitoes, the Indian River boys and girls cross-country teams opened the season at home with good attitudes and room to improve.
After a year of rockets, music and bridge design, the Indian River School District is bringing chemistry home to students’ own kitchens at the district’s final STEM workshop in the series designed for all ages.
The Indian River School District is looking for interested candidates to represent District 2 on the Board of Education, filling a seat recently vacated by Patricia Oliphant. The district made the announcement Sept. 7.
A brand new school year means a fresh start for field hockey at Indian River High School.
One week before the start of the school year, the coastal community was jolted by a fatal car collision that killed 17-year old Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Pavik of Dagsboro on Sunday, Aug. 26.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and Deputy Attorney General Patricia Dailey Lewis spoke to teachers, administrators and other Indian River School District employees this week on the topics of cyberbullying and mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. The pair spoke at Indian River High School first, and then Dailey spoke at Sussex Central High School later in the morning, in an effort to accommodate all district staff.
Football fans are being invited to join the party at Indian River High School, with tailgate passes being made available for all home games this season.
Students in the Indian River School District will be held to more rigorous standards in the coming year and beyond, with the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The Indian River School District will help families ease back into school with an end-of-summer festival and STEM workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Sussex Central High School.
Students at Indian River High School will plug in to a new pathway launching in September. IRHS is accepting applications for the STEM Academy pre-engineering pathway until Friday, Aug. 24. Incoming ninth-graders will begin the four-year program, which not only links to the Advanced Placement and honors programs, but gives kids a chance to create new things in classes such as civil engineering, electronics, architecture and computer-aided manufacturing.
Schools throughout the Indian River School District will host a series of open houses during the months of August and September. Open houses are intended to allow students and parents to meet teachers and staff, view class lists and tour school buildings. A number of schools will host multiple sessions during a three-week period, with each session catering to a different grade level.
More Indian River School District students have met the standards in this year’s Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS).
Indian River High School’s new Alumni Association is reaching out to former Indians in an effort to keep IR pride true.
Two new faces have joined the Indian River School District Board of Education, returning the panel to its full complement of 10 members. Both are graduates of Sussex Central High School. James “Jim” Fritz will represent District 1 in Georgetown, and Leolga Wright will represent District 3 in Millsboro.
From Facebook to email and beyond, the Indian River School District will continue to allow electronic communication between students and teachers, but only with good reason. After nearly two years of planning, the IRSD Board of Education voted unanimously at their June 19 meeting to approve the official Electronic Communication and Social Medial Policy (GBCB.6 Staff Conduct).
In his 31 years at Indian River High School, Principal Mark Steele said he has never heard complaints about the school’s Indian mascot. But there’s a first time for everything.
Could a new school be on the horizon for the Indian River School District?
This will be our final article for this school year. It’s hard to believe the year has come to an end. It has been one fantastic year for the IRHS Music Department, as you have seen through the previous articles.
When Indian River High School student Jung Son considered what to do after graduation, he was torn. As a bright student, he wanted to continue with college, but he also hoped to follow the South Korean tradition of military service.
College tuition may be rising, but Indian River High School graduates earned an impressive number of scholarships this year to help make their dreams a reality. The Class of 2012 was awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships for academics, athletics and community service, in addition to their own universities’ financial aid. IRHS Principal Mark Steele expressed gratitude to the many organizations that fundraise year-round to help send local students to college.
Graduates past and present are being honored this month at Indian River High School. The celebrations began last week, when the newly reinstated IRHS Alumni Association welcomed Susan Lyons, a member of the Class of 1973, to the IRHS Hall of Fame.
The Indian River School Board is now seeking two new candidates to fill vacant seats representing District 1 (Georgetown) and District 3 (Millsboro) for one-year terms, until July of 2013.
School is usually the last place kids want to go on a Saturday, but this weekend, Lord Baltimore Elementary is the place to be.
On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment and the emergence of Delaware as one of the East Coast’s premier resort locations.
“Let IR entertain you. Let them make you smile.”
Indian River families can be science adventurers – and almost forget that they’re learning – at the STEM Passport to Innovation Family Workshop Series. Sponsored by the IR School District Parent Center, the four-part series blasted off with Aerospace Action & Adventure Night at John M. Clayton Elementary School on April 24.
After Mark Sewell served for 22 years in the U.S. Marines Corps, he was ready to take his career in a different direction. Fortunately for the students of Indian River High School, Sewell chose to become a teacher, and he was recently named IRHS Teacher of the Year.