Indian River School District
Ray Steele, who guided Indian River High School to a perfect 12-0 record and the Division II state football championship, has been named the Tubby Raymond Coach of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and will accept the award at the annual DSBA banquet on March 22 at Dover Downs.
We are so glad to have this opportunity to update our community on the “happenings” in the Indian River High School Music Department. We depend on and appreciate your continued support.
Next month, Indian River High School junior Lucas Truitt will be traveling to see a flag he designed as it joins 49 other flags from across the nation to fly in the nation’s capital, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
A group of Indian River School District students will pause from feeding their creativity to feed the community at a pasta dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Each week, more than 400 men and women play an important role for Indian River School District students. Representing the community in the schools, they are mentors, and they were recognized Jan. 27 at the Indian River School District’s Mentor Appreciation Luncheon.
Last week, Sussex Technical High School special education and sociology teacher Charles Coursey, 38, was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student.
Robots aren’t just for mad scientists and Jedi knights anymore.
Ashley Conroe, an Indian River High School senior, formed the Retro Robots team to compete in Delaware’s own robotics tournament.
After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.
The Indian River School District Board of Education continued with work as usual a week after the Supreme Court declined to hear the district’s appeal in the school-prayer lawsuit filed by parents of district students.
Keeping tabs on students and faculty at a school is a task within itself, as Indian River High School Principal Mark Steele can attest. Monitoring everyone who enters and leaves the school is an even greater responsibility, but with the help of a new software program, the staff at Indian River High is hoping to better ensure safety throughout the halls and classrooms.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 17 denied a petition filed by the Indian River School Board to hear an appeal of the August 2011 decision that reversed an earlier legal victory for the district on the issue of the board’s prayer at its meetings.
As superintendent of Indian River School District, Dr. Susan Bunting works to serve nearly 8,800 students and 1,100 employees. And, this month, Bunting’s leadership was recognized when she was named one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year honors.
A Sussex Central High School student was arrested for allegedly assaulting school administrators after a Jan. 5 disciplinary hearing at the Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville, police reported this week.
Indian River High School senior Schyler Adkins is what many would characterize as a well-rounded student.
Delaware education will get a $50 million jumpstart for the new year after winning the first national Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge, which aims to give young children a head start in development and education.
Indian River School District Superintendent Susan Smith Bunting is among the four national finalists in the American Association of School Administrators’ 2012 National Superintendent of the Year program.
It has, undoubtedly, been an extraordinary year for Indian River High School’s athletic program in 2011, one that students, athletes and faculty will certainly carry with them forever. From new faces on the fields, courts, and tracks to bars set even higher and greater milestones reached, an eventful 2011 drew to a fitting end for the Green and Gold, finally capped off with a championship season that resonated throughout the state.
Indian River High School’s Lady Indians kicked off their basketball season with a bang, defeating Lake Forest and Woodbridge for an early 2-0 start, but with a third straight loss on the year, after slipping to Seaford in their first home game on the schedule this past Tuesday, Dec. 20, the team will have to assess their focus if they are to take control of the Henlopen South for a third consecutive year.
Nearly two dozen teams arrived at Indian River High School this weekend for the Battle at the Beach, a wrestling tournament featuring some of the top athletes in the region. After putting together some impressive bouts and having several individuals surge toward the finals, the Indians finished 14th overall, and third out of the eight Delaware schools participating, in an effort that Indian River head coach Jeff Windish was happy with but one he hoped would help the team prepare even harder as the bulk of the schedule rolls around.
The following Indian River High School students were named to the Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2011-2012 school year.
Receiving high honors for grades between 93 and 100 were:
Those looking for a fun family-friendly holiday concert to enjoy may want to consider attending the Third Annual Indian River High School Stage Band Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the IRHS auditorium.
All season long, Indian River’s varsity football team had been offensively dominating opponents, never allowing their counterparts to finish within 14 points of their score, while a constantly-developing defense was progressing and maturing right before first-year head coach Ray Steele.
As the seconds ticked down on Saturday night in Dover, closing in on the first ever undefeated football season for Indian River and first-year head coach, Ray Steele, it wasn’t simply about an unforgettable year. It wasn’t just about a state championship trophy being brought back to Dagsboro, or another banner being hung in the gymnasium. It was about redemption. It was about tradition. It was about pride.
Indian River School District (IRSD) celebrated the end of a nearly $145-million project, which began in May 2000 when voters approved the first of several referendums to renovate the district.
Indian River School District school are opening one hour late on Dec. 5, due to fog.
The undefeated Indian River High School football team topped Caravel Academy, 35-13, for the Delaware Division II state title on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Indians last won a state championship in 1988.
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Two decades have come and gone since the Indian River varsity football team last had their shot at a state championship, and even longer — 23 years — since they came home with the trophy. But the Indians are rewriting history this year, and giving themselves another chance, after a comfortable 49-14 win over Howard last Friday, Nov. 25. The win, in the semifinals of the state tournament, has them positioned for the title, when they face Caravel at Delaware State University this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. for the State Division II championship.
The Indian River School District’s Adult Education program is offering a number of winter courses in the coming months. The course offerings for winter 2012 can now be viewed online at irsd-adulted.com. Participants can register for courses online or by calling (302) 732-1343.
Winter 2012 courses for youth include:
On Thursday night, Nov. 10, as Indian River prepared for the arrival of Sussex Central in a Henlopen Conference showdown between the Northern and Southern Division champions in the last game of the regular season, first-year head coach Ray Steele understood that there was not as much riding on the game for his Indians as there was for the Golden Knights. The 9-0 Indians had already sealed a top seed in the DIAA Division II state tournament bracket, regardless of the outcome.
The Delaware State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for two suspicious male subjects who have reportedly followed several female juveniles in the Keenwick by the Bay development near Fenwick Island.