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Kirk Middle School Student Megan Peters Speaks Out on Anti-Bullying Efforts and Initiatives
Congratulations to Kirk Middle School's Megan Peters
for presenting information about "If You Really Knew Kirk" to middle school parents and students on March 10 at the University of Delaware. Peters spoke to about 150 parents and students on the importance of starting anti-bullying initiatives at their schools.
If You Really Knew Kirk", the John Sullivan., Jr. Initiative was started by a group of AVID students from Mrs. Hruz's class, who began the project to assist Kirk Middle School in its Anti-Bullying Campaign and to help students deal with the many social issues they face. Their idea originated as a tribute to John Sullivan, a Kirk student who died in 2008. It is based on the hit MTV Show "If You Really Knew Me." Read more
Newark High School Wins Jefferson Award
The Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action is proud to announce that Newark High School
has been selected as the Delaware Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School and will represent the State of Delaware at the National Ceremony and Gala Event in Washington, DC, June 18-20. Newark High School was selected at the 2012 Regional Competition held on March 17 on the campus of the University of Delaware. Newark High School was chosen by a local panel of judges for best showcasing the programs' seven goals in the Students in Action program and for their philanthropic contribution to the community and school. Newark High School students have helped to pave the way for greater volunteerism throughout their school and the State of Delaware. Read more
2012 All-District Band Concert, March 31 ~ 4:00 pm
Glasgow High School Auditorium
The 2012 All-District Band Concert will be held on Saturday, March 31, 4:00 pm, in the Glasgow High School Auditorium. The free concert is open to the public and will include student musicians from Christiana High School
, Glasgow High School
, Newark High School
, Bayard Middle School
, Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
, Kirk Middle School
, and Shue-Medill Middle School
. Event Flyer
Light It Up Blue for Autism - April 2
April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day, and Autism Speaks has created a movement called Light It Up Blue in which buildings across the country are lit in blue light in support of Autism, and many people wear blue clothing to demonstrate their support. The main goal is to spread awareness about this disorder in our country. At Christiana High School (CHS,) the Honor Society has taken on this project to encourage all staff and students to wear blue on April 2. CHS also plans to decorate the halls, wear blue ribbons, and read facts about autism during school announcements. Several schools and organizations across the state have also agreed to help, including Legislative Hall in Dover, the Brennan School, the Town Hall in Seaford, DE, as well as many others. Christina School District schools and staff are encouraged to take part in the Light It Up Blue event. For more information, please visit the Light It Up Blue website: http://www.lightitupblue.org/Markslist/home.do
Senator Coons and Christina School District Sponsoring Event to Help Students and Families Apply for Federal Student Aid
To help make college more accessible to more students, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, along with the Christina School District, is sponsoring a free event to help students and their parents fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since tax information is needed to complete the FAFSA, there will also be help for individuals who want to file their taxes for free (income must be under $57,000 for 2011) using a web-based self-help tax program. Tax experts will be on-site to answer Delawareans' questions.
The volunteer coaches from JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and TD Bank will be provided by $tand by Me, the Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership, a joint project of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware.
- Evening Session: March 28, 5:00-8:00 pm, Christiana High School, 190 Salem Church Road, Newark (To reserve a spot, contact Torie MacNamara email / 302-631-2400)
- Super Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Sarah Pyle Academy, 501 N. Lombard Street, Wilmington (To reserve a spot, please contact Andrea Collins email / 302-631-2402)
- Event Flyer
Newark High Senior Sanjay Pelinski Wins
2012 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival
Newark High School senior Sanjay Pelinski was selected as the winner of the Delaware Theatre Company's 2011-2012 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival (DYPF) held on March 19. Six finalists were teamed with professional theatre artists from the Delaware Theatre Company in a series of workshops to allow the student playwrights to refine their writing for the stage. The six finalists were chosen from more than 50 plays submitted by area high school students. Pelinski's play, entitled "The Last Canvas" was performed in its entirety and scenes from the other five finalists' plays were performed as part of a showcase held at Delaware Theatre Company. (Photo courtesy: DelawareOnline.com)
|Kirk Middle School Student Caroline Stewart Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship
Caroline Stewart, a 6th grade student at Kirk Middle School has won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and now has a chance to win a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th Annual National Geographic Bee.
Stewart competed with 9 other Kirk students in the final round. They were, representing the 6th grade, Brionna Henry; seventh grade competitors were Greg Martinez, Cole Shaffer, Emilee Strickland and Chase Warrington. Student competitors from the eighth grade were Patrick Hoang, Jarred Moskowitz, Nathan Patel and Serena Sachar. The school's Geography Bee runner up is 8th grader, Jarred Moskowitz. Stewart moves on to compete at the state finals on March 30 in Dover.
|Leasure Elementary Students Celebrate Pi Day by Reciting More than 100 Digits of Pi
Leasure Elementary School students celebrated Pi Day this year (March 14th = 3.14) by having students recite from memory the never-ending digits of Pi. Pi is the relationship between the diameter and the circumference of a circle. March 14 was also Albert Einstein's birthday. Of all the students that attempted the recitation, three of Leasure's top students were able to recite over 100 digits of Pi. For their efforts, they will receive a pizza Pi(e), their name on a plaque at Leasure, and recognition by www.teachpi.org for being one of the top memorizers in the county. The students are Brendon Uzoigwe (2nd Grade): 101 digits, Bansari Patel (4th Grade): 111 digits, and Jefferson Mathis (2nd Grade): 149 digits.
2012-13 District/Academic Calendar Approved by Board of Education
The Academic/District Calendar for the 2012-2013 school year was approved by the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, 2012. PLEASE NOTE: This calendar will not be in effect until August, 2012.
Leasure Elementary School Service Club Wins 2012 Governor's Youth Service Award
The Leasure Elementary School B.E.A.R.S. Care Club has been awarded the Delaware 2012 Governor's Youth Service Award. The B.E.A.R.S. acronym stands for Building Empowerment, Awareness, and Responsibility through Service. The Governor's Youth Service Award recognizes the many volunteer and service projects that Leasure student club members have participated in over the last year. Members of the B.E.A.R.S. Care Club have logged over 250 service hours so far this year pursuing projects such as a campus beautification project, volunteering at the Delaware Food Bank, collecting items for families during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, "adopting" a two-mile stretch of Church Road for clean up, helping residents at the Governor Bacon Nursing Home, and many other service projects that benefit the school and surrounding community. Most recently, the B.E.A.R.S. Care Club participated in the Teens for Jeans campaign, collecting 302 pairs of jeans for those in need, by far the most collected of any school or organization. The club was also recently recognized as "Kids Care Club of the Month" for February/March by the GenerationOn Kids Care Club program, part of the youth service division of the Points of Light Institute. The Governor's Youth Service Awards banquet will be held on April 4 at Dover Downs, and Governor Jack Markell will present the award to the Leasure students and their advisor, Timothy Werbrich.
Sixty-four District Middle School Students Attend
BPA State Competition
A total of 64 students from the District's four middle schools attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition on February 29. Several groups of students were finalists or won medals in a variety of areas ranging from speech, web design, graphic design, business, video production, career research, keyboarding, spreadsheet applications and computer literacy.
View the complete list of winners and participants from Bayard Middle School, Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, Kirk Middle School and Shue-Medill Middle School.
|Two Newark High School Students Chosen for DuPont's "Explore Engineering Day"|
Newark High School 11th grade students Jennifer Armstrong and Aurora Madison were selected to participate in the annual Explore Engineering Day at DuPont's Experimental Station on April 5. Explore Engineering gives 10-12th grade girls the opportunity to see how engineers make a difference and shape the future. DuPont invites girls to spend the day learning about engineering, asking questions, participating in hands-on activities, and interacting with female engineers and scientists. Participants have the opportunity to see how engineering is essential to health and safety. Students interested in the Explore Engineering Day had to apply for this program in February, with limited seats available.
Spread the Word to End the Word
On March 7, Christina students joined other students across the state and united in a global movement of mutual respect and human dignity
called "Spread the Word to End the Word." The initiative is in cooperation with Special Olympics Delaware and Best Buddies Delaware and their supporters DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Cognitive disAbilities) and the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. The goal is to get people to stop and think about their hurtful and disparaging use of all forms of the word "retard" and pledge to stop using it.
Christina School District schools that participated in the 2012 Spread the word to End the Word day were:
- Christiana High School
- Downes Elementary School
- Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
- Glasgow High School
- Newark High School
- Shue-Medill Middle School
|McVey Elementary Celebrates Reading with|
Glasgow High School Dragon Cheerleaders and
McVey Elementary celebrated "I Love to Read Month" with a presentation by the Glasgow High School Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders honored all of the McVey students who have scored 4s (Advanced) on the DCAS test in the Fall or Winter and performed cheers and skits about being good readers. The cheerleaders then joined State Representative John Kowalko, McVey retirees and friends in reading to students in their classrooms. The children loved having the Glasgow Dragon Cheerleaders visit and perform. McVey's mascot is also a dragon. The cheerleaders demonstrated what it takes to be great thinkers and athletes.
|Bridge-To-Employment Students Attend |
"A Conversation with Hill Harper"
On February 24, Bridge-To-Employment (BTE) students attended "A Conversation with Hill Harper" presented by The Center for Black Culture at the University of Delaware. Students Alexus Walker, Zanieca Scott, Shanika Stanley, Kevin Cramer, Lucila Bravo and Lacey Morris participated in a leadership workshop and a book-signing prior to the featured event.
Hill Harper is a talented actor and best-selling author. Harper, a spokesperson and volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, is known for his dedication to inspire America's youth and for his commitment to improve America's social climate. He is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School and The Kennedy School of Government.
|First Lady of Delaware, Carla Markell, Visits|
Pulaski Elementary School
On March 7, 2012, Delaware's First Lady Carla Markell visited Pulaski Elementary School to promote tutoring and mentoring for students who need additional academic and emotional support. Mrs. Markell has served as a mentor for years through Connecting Generations and wanted to learn more about Pulaski's mentoring programs and opportunities for students to receive remedial services. After a discussion about the many positive things that are happening at Pulaski, Mrs. Markell toured the school, passed out PAWS to students, and read a story to the pre-kindergarten pupils. She offered continuous support in Pulaski's efforts to provide mentors and tutors for students in need. What a wonderful partner!
|Kirk Prepares G.I.R.L.S. for DCAS by Visiting Delaware State University|
On March 13, the Kirk Middle School G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Inspiring Real Life Support) traveled to Delaware State University to help link increasing DCAS scores to post-secondary achievements. The group is comprised of 60 dedicated young ladies in grades 6-8, who have committed to inspiring each other to be better students and active members of the community.
On the trip, students were able to experience a real-life college campus, see an active lecture hall, visit dorm rooms, and engage in open conversations with current college students. Once the G.I.R.L.S. were able to see what it takes to get into college, they had a better understanding of the importance of the DCAS test and its impact on future high school courses.
The G.I.R.L.S. returned to school very excited and with a new perspective on testing and next level preparations. The Kirk advisors for this program are Katie Bailey, Shanea Gavin, Iris Saunders
and Barbara Swartz.
|Glasgow High School's FCCLA Hosting First Ever "Cinderella's Closet"|
The club Family, Career, Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Glasgow High School is hosting its first ever "Cinderella's Closet." Cinderella's Closet is a program that provides the necessities for dances and proms to students who are having trouble paying for them on their own.
We are accepting dresses in all styles and sizes so that girls who don't think they can afford a dress have the opportunity to find something that makes their dance special.
Donations of gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories will be accepted graciously all year around so we can always have a stock of dresses for students. Glasgow High School girls can begin looking at dresses the week of April 23rd, so there's still plenty of time to donate a dress. Prom is just around the corner in May so prom dress donations will be very welcomed and a student will surely be extremely thank for it.
Questions regarding Cinderella's Closet at GHS can be addressed to: Jill Confer at email@example.com
|Twenty Christina School District Schools Compete in State Spelling Bee
Twenty elementary and middle school students from the Christina School District competed in Delaware's State Spelling Bee held on March 17 at St. Mark's High School. The champion of the Bee won an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Other prizes for Delaware's top spellers, included trophies, reference books, and gift certificates. Schools and students represented included:
- Bancroft Elementary: Nina Alston, 4th grade
- Brader Elementary: Jordyn Stroman, 5th grade
- Brookside Elementary: Delecia Peterson, 4th grade
- Downes Elementary: Kalani Payne, 4th grade
- Elbert-Palmer Elementary: Armani Young, 5th grade
- Gallaher Elementary: Elise Howell, 5th grade
- Jones Elementary: Alexis Butler, 4th grade
- Keene Elementary: Kameron Brunell, 5th grade
- Leasure Elementary: Joyce Malova, 4th grade
- Maclary Elementary: Madalyn Lambe, 4th grade
- Marshall Elementary: Angel Davis, 4th grade
- McVey Elementary: Chloe Short, 5th grade
- Oberle Elementary: Oscar Velazquez, 4th grade
- Pulaski Elementary: Theodore Hall, 5th grade
- Smith Elementary: Abena Nimako, 5th grade (Winner); Grace Sweetman, 5th grade (Runner-up and school representative)
- West Park Place Elementary: Aisha Mohammed, 5th grade
- Wilson Elementary: Joseph Im, 5th grade
- Gauger-Cobbs Middle: Patrick Carmen, 7th grade
- Kirk Middle: Jalen McNeil, 8th grade
- Shue-Medill Middle: Vanessa Owusu-Agyemang, 7th grade
To recognize the many students in Christina who have excelled in spelling, writing, storytelling, and poetry events this year, the District will host a Celebration of Literacy night on Wednesday, May 9 at Keene Elementary School to recognize the State Spelling Bee finalists as well as the finalists and winners of the CSD Day of writing, Poetry Out Loud, Word Masters, Digital Storytellers, and other events. More information about the celebration will be shared as details are finalized.
|Keene Elementary School Students Participate in Pennies for Patients & Breast Cancer Fundraisers|
Students and staff at Keene Elementary School once again showed their compassion and generosity by participating in the Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. During the month of January, collection cans were placed in classrooms as well as the main office. Donations totaled $1,360.21!
In addition, Keene staff along with family and friends also raised money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. In honor of staff members and loved ones, $900 was presented to help families touched by breast cancer. The fundraiser was centered around teachers getting their hair cut in support of a staff member who is currently taking chemotherapy. Keene Koalas doing their best to help others is why Keene Elementary is the school where "Koalaty" counts! (Pictured: Keene teachers who are fighting or have beaten breast cancer.)
|Marshall Elementary 5th Grader Receives Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship
, a 5th grade student from Marshall Elementary School, is the proud recipient of the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Fund scholarship program awards students who strive for academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community with $1,000 college scholarships. First-time Carson Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward the scholar's college education, along with a medal, a certificate, a trophy nameplate for his or her school, and an invitation to an awards banquet in April.
|Maclary Elementary Fifth Grader is State Finalist for 2012 Letters About Literature Contest |
Helen Moreira, a fifth grade student at Maclary Elementary School, is one of 16 students in Delaware chosen as a finalist in the Letters About Literature (LAL) Contest. LAL is a national reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The organization received 59,000 letters from students across the country, and only 4,000 of these were chosen to advance to the state level. State winners should be announced in early April.
|Montessori Academies at Christina Parent Information Night Scheduled|
The Christina School District is excited to offer the first Montessori public programs in Delaware. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, CSD will open the Montessori Academies at Christina (MAC) in two locations: Newark and Wilmington. On March 27, CSD will host an information session for preschool parents to learn more about Montessori education, meet Montessori educators, and find out how to enroll a 3- or 4-year old child.
- March 27, 2012: Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm
Brookside Elementary School, 800 Marrows Road, Newark
- Event Flyer
|Nine District Elementary Students Qualify for the State Geography Bee|
Nine Christina School District elementary students have qualified for the State Geography Bee to be held on March 30 at the Dover Sheraton. The following students will be competing at the state level:
- Downes Elementary: Leia Clendaniel, 4th grade
- Elbert-Palmer Elementary: Daetona Dyson, 5th grade
- Keene Elementary: Shirya Smith, 5th grade
- Leasure Elementary: Solomon Jones-Hill, 5th grade
- Maclary Elementary: Katherine Thompson, 5th grade
- Marshall Elementary: Sai Mamidala, 5th grade
- Pulaski Elementary, Juan Carbajal-Lopez, 5th grade
- West Park Place Elementary: Jacob Roberts, 5th grade
- Wilson Elementary: Alexis Nowak, 4th grade
First Jefferson Award "Alumni Award" Presented
to First Lady Carla Markell
On March 14, students at Newark High School, who recently received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service by a High School, had the opportunity to present the first ever Jefferson Award Alumni Award to Delaware's First Lady, Carla Markell. Mrs. Markell, a native of Delaware, was honored with a brief assembly where her community work was summarized and she was presented with the award. Classes were invited to attend to hear the message of promoting volunteerism, and student leaders spoke about the impact of service on their lives.
Following the assembly, the Newark Jefferson Awards team treated her to a reception, where Mrs. Markell took some time to get to know each of the students and their current volunteer engagements. The First Lady was proud to be back in her alma mater. Mrs. Markell is a native of Newark, Delaware, where she and the future governor were high school classmates at Newark High School.
Students that presented the award included: Sierra Aaron, Giovanna Andrews, Cynthia Bai, Monika Chawla, Trevor Clemens, Stephanie Hamil, Hassan Henderson-Lott, Kirstin Hillard, Jordan Jackson, Joon Jang, Phoebe Lucas, Maddie Milligan, Julia Murphy, Collins Nai, Sanjay Pelinski, Megan Rise,
and Ebony Smalls,
|Christina In the News|
Attorney General Visits Christina School District - Newark Post: February 21, 2012
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden made a visit to Mrs. Claudia Martin'a 2nd grade classroom at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School on February 21 to talk about the importance of succeeding in school and to answer questions from the class.
to read the complete article and view photo gallery.
Newark swimmer wins first place at state
meet - Newark Post: March 7, 2012
Sarah Braatz has been waiting with baited breath all season long for the chance to qualify and swim at the state meet. As it turned out, qualifying for the event was the easy part for the talented Newark High sophomore. The real challenge came when it was time to decide what events to enter. Click here
to read the complete article.Newark's Andre Horne named 1290 The Ticket Player of the Year - Newark Post: March 12, 2012
Delaware's only all sports radio station, 1290 The Ticket, is proud to announce the fifth annual 1290 The Ticket High School Basketball Awards. The All-Ticket Team was based upon the players that participated in schools located within the station's coverage area of New Castle County, while the post-season awards are determined by play in the State Tournament.
Click here to read the complete article.
Cross-generational and cultural understanding Every Sunday, student violinist bonds with assisted-living residents - Delaware Online: March 14, 2012 Newark's Mayor Vance Funk has given out eight Jefferson Awards during his tenure in office. Presenting one to Newark High School senior Hassan Henderson-Lott had special meaning to Funk. "Hassan ranks among the top two of all those I've presented," said the mayor. "When you consider all that he has done at Newark High, you can see that he was clearly the most deserving of the award.
Click here to read the complete article.
Two Christina Students Named to the All-State Basketball Team - Newark Post, March 17, 2012 The 2011-2012 All-State Basketball teams were selected by the head coaches and the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association. Congratulations to Andre Horne, Newark High School, 1st Team All-State and Mahir Johnson, Glasgow High School, 3rd Team All-State.
Click here to read the complete article.
1st Annual Glasgow Regional Park Community Day
March 24 ~ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Bring the family out and enjoy the fresh spring air and just have fun at the First Annual Glasgow Regional Park Community Day.
March 24, 2012, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Rain date: March 31, 2012)
Girls Can Do Anything Conference
Saturday, March 31, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Delaware-Technical & Community College, Wilmington
For girls ages 9-17
Girls Can Do Anything! is a powerful forum through which to redefine womanhood and what it means to be a girl. event flyer
Nominate a Student for the Latin American Community Center's Annual Hispanic Student Recognition
The Latin American Community Center (LACC) will celebrate the successes, triumphs, and contributions of Hispanic students in Delaware. LACC will showcase the best of the best during its Annual Hispanic Student Recognition Program (HSRP) which will take place in May. To nominate a student, visit: www.thelatincenter.org
|Great Things Happening In Our Schools |
NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL
Senior Hassan Henderson-Lott Receives Jefferson Award from Newark Mayor Vance Funk
Newark Mayor Vance Funk recently presented a Jefferson Award to Newark High School senior Hassan Henderson-Lott for his outstanding efforts in community service. Among several other efforts, Hassan has spent many hours playing the violin for the residents of local assisted living communities.
Rude Mechanicals Raise Money for Breast Cancer
Congratulations to the women of the Rude Mechanicals comedy improv troupe who raised $195 for breast cancer prevention and research at their "Chicks with Schticks" show on February 10 which also featured UD Improv Group, Riot Act. Congratulations to Ali DeAngelis, Julian Lang, Phoebe Lucas, Sarah McDowell, Corinne McMahon, Collins Nai, Sanjay Pelinski, Brenna Smith, Alex Waad and Chris Zalewski.
NHS Junior Places in State BPA Competition, Qualifies for Nationals
Congratulations to junior Ganggas Harjianto who performed well at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference. Harjianto placed 1st in Banking and Finance, 2nd in Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Concepts, and 5th in Insurance Concepts. He has now qualified for the National Leadership Conference that takes place in Chicago, Illinois. NHS BPA advisor is Mr. Darren Tyson.
Five Students Selected to All-State Band
Congratulations to Danielle Farnum, Alison Hoffman, Nicholas Hoffman and Amanda Smith who were named to the Delaware All-State Senior Band after a competitive audition. Congratulations also go to Joshua Dill who was named to the Delaware All-State Junior Band. All members of the Delaware All-State Bands performed in a concert on March 10 at Smyrna High School.
NHS Choirs Concert Scheduled for March 23
The NHS Choirs, featuring senior soloists will celebrate Music In Our Schools Month with a concert on Friday, March 23 at 7:00 pm in the NHS auditorium. The program will feature music made famous by Coldplay, Gary Jules, and Etta James. Donations will be accepted as admission.
JDG February Students of the Month
Jobs for Delaware Graduate Students of the Month for February include freshman Jesse Gomez, sophomore Colon Fedrick, junior William Justice, and senior Dominique Redden. Congratulations to all!
Student Organization Global Perspective Raising Funds for Orphaned Kenyan Girl
Global Perspective is a new student-run organization at Newark High School. Its goal is to raise awareness of international concerns and aid global charities. The organization's current mission is to fund the high school education of an orphaned Kenyan girl named Nasei. Two thousand dollars will fund her complete education. Donations from the public are welcome. You can find donation jars at local businesses, including: Rainbow Books and Music, Clothes in the Past Lane, and Margherita's Pizza. Additional donations can be mailed to the faculty sponsor at Global Perspective, c/o Adam Murauskas, 750 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.
MCVEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
McVey/DAP Teacher Named WJBR Teacher of the Month
McVey Elementary School is happy to announce that Delaware Autism Program (DAP) 1st Grade Teacher, Mrs. Beth Vogel, won the Teacher of the Month award from WJBR Radio. On February 16, the staff of WJBR came to interview Mrs. Vogel and present her with a plaque and a gift certificate. She was nominated by one of her students and their family. Mrs. Vogel was recognized for her dedication as a special education teacher who goes above and beyond to help her students with Autism.
KIRK MIDDLE SCHOOL
March 22, 7:00-8:00 pm - Parents Meeting at Kirk All Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend.
BAYARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
"Understanding Social Media," March 22, 6:00 pmParent Cyber Cafe/PAC Presents...Seasons of Respect "Understanding Social Media," March 22, Bayard Library, 6:00 pm Event flyer
CHRISTIANA HIGH SCHOOL
Student Government Holds Pasta for Pennies Benefit
The Student Government organization at Christiana High School would like to congratulate Mr. DiMarco's classes for collecting the most money for the Pasta for Pennies campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The classes collected over $185. A close second place goes to both the REACH class and the Delaware Autism Program who each collected over $150.
Need Community Service Hours? Join one of the CHS Food Drive teams! CHS is having a food drive to help LCS Food Pantry. The pantry currently serves about 83,000 people a year and is in desperate need of help. By joining the food drive, you can get community service hours while helping people in need. See Mrs. Habbert or Ms. Eible for more information.
DOWNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students "Spread the Word toDownes Elementary School students signed the Spread the Word Poster and celebrated this annual event by talking about why using the "R" word is inappropriate. Each class signed the school poster with hopes to spread the message to all about getting rid of the "R" word.
End the Word"
WEST PARK PLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students Celebrate Read Across America Day
Students and staff at West Park Place Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss' Birthday by dressing up as their favorite book character. West Park Principal Mr. Hernandez (Little Red Riding Hood) and teacher Ms. Baynum (Cindy Lou Who) participated to the delight of the students.
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- Wednesday, March 21
- 7:00 pm - Shue-Medill Middle School Select Choir Concert
- Thursday, March 22
- 6:30 pm - Newark High School presents..."I Dream of Broadway" Revue
- Friday, March 23
- 7:00 pm - Newark High School Choir and Senior Solo Concert
- Saturday, March 24
- 6:30 pm - Newark High School presents..."I Dream of Broadway" Revue
- Wednesday, March 28
- 5:00-8:00 pm - Free FAFSA Help Sessions at Christiana High School
- 6:30 pm - Downes Elementary School Multicultural Night
- 7:00 pm - Glasgow High School Vocal Solos Concert
- Saturday, March 31
- 10:00 am-1:00 pm - Free FAFSA Help Sessions at Sarah Pyle Academy
- 4:00 pm - CSD District Band Festival at Glasgow High School (Free and Open to the Public)