Indian River School District
As the Lower Sussex Indians gear up for another Pop Warner season, they are inviting volunteers who are interested in coaching football and cheerleading.
Growing up in Ocean View, Monica Patterson dreamed of the distant African lands she could only read about. Now, having recently won a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, she is planning her own book about African realities, using her own research.
Indian River School District residents voted on Tuesday to give students more room to learn when they approved a two-part major capital improvement and current expense referendum.
Anything can seem easier with a friend by your side, which three local Boy Scouts realized en route to becoming Eagle Scouts — the highest Boy Scout rank.
The following Indian River High School students received high honors for grades between 93 and 100 during the marking period that ended in December 2012:
The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.
District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.
For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.
Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.
The time has come for area residents to make a decision about the future of Indian River School District. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the district will host a major capital improvement and current expense referendum, which seeks funding for 38 additional classrooms, new teachers and supplies, to manage the rapid recent increase in district enrollment.
The importance of technology is growing exponentially in today’s world, and Indian River School District Board of Education got a small glimpse this week of how IRSD students are harnessing that technology in the classroom.
This week in the IRSD:
• Jan. 29 — District-wide referendum
The entire nation is talking about school safety after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last month but Indian River School District was already welcoming others to the conversation.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.
The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement and current expense referendum on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
Indian River School District officials said on Tuesday that the vague rumor that “something” was going to happen on Friday at Indian River High School was “without merit.”
Parents and other interested parties will soon be able to take part in a meeting that will have comprehensive school safety at the top of the agenda.
Indian River School District officials said on Tuesday that the vague rumor that “something is going to happen Friday” at Indian River High School is “without merit.”
“It has been investigated by the school administration and our
administration,” said David Maull, district spokesperson. “Obviously, our security measures are still in place.”
When a family is dealing with a child’s hospitalization, they want to focus on getting better, not cooking, cleaning or booking hotels for stays at distant hospitals.
For Indian River School Board’s newest member, parent involvement is of the utmost importance.
On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.
After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. In our area, there was widespread coastal and inland flooding, downed limbs and trees, but for the most part, the state faired well as a whole.
A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday afternoon. A high wind warning is in effect from 8 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012.
The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.
The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:
If a severe storm is approaching:
Visit your local electric company’s Web site for the latest updates and guidance on how to prepare for storms.
Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues to threaten the Mid-Atlantic region with strong winds, severe tidal flooding and torrential rains that could span Sunday to Tuesday.
Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations, including the Beebe Health Campus and departments that operate Monday-through-Friday schedules, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, as well.
Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex and Kent counties, as well as flood areas in western Sussex County, should evacuate their homes.
A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted to cross the New Jersey coast Monday evening will mean at least two tide cycles of potentially moderate to major flooding.