Indian River School District
Sherri Hudson was recently named Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Teacher of the year. Hudson, a third-grade teacher at LB, has been at the school for seven years. Prior to that, she taught first grade for three years at Phillip Showell Elementary School and for three years at Georgetown Elementary.
Have you ever looked at those glossy pictures in magazines, with celebrities posing in exquisite, sparkling gowns at movie premieres?
The Indian River School District will hold a school board election on Tuesday, May 11, with voting from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There is one contested election this year, in District 2. The incumbent is current board vice president Kelly Willing, and she is being challenged by Rodney Layfield. The election is for a three-year term on the board.
Every year each Indian River School District school honors one of its teachers with a Teacher of the Year Award. Page Lyons was named this year’s Teacher of the Year for the Richard Allen Intensive Learning Center in Georgetown, where she has been teaching mathematics to sixth- through 12th-graders for four years. She has been teaching for six and a half years altogether.
Let’s see – ninth-grade English… There’s Shakespeare, Dickens, “The Odyssey,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” — all classic texts that somehow are supposed to relate to present-day 14- and 15-year-olds. And, magically – and in part because of teachers such as Indian River High School’s Teacher of the Year, Marjorie Worrell – they do.
In life, when trying to teach someone something, it helps if you know about what you are teaching. And it is a different kind of knowing when you are speaking and teaching from experience, rather than reading from a textbook. Brett Buchler, a Selbyville Middle School seventh-grade geography teacher, and the school’s Teacher of the Year, knows that well.
Indian River High School freshman Jacob Martin took full advantage of the school’s first science fair in more than a decade, assembling a project to study the affects of different panels on wind turbines. His project turned heads in the school’s competition, and again at the county level.
Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club will host the annual Ravens Roost #44 Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 4, starting at 9 a.m. Funds from the event provide for the awarding of two scholarships each, to graduating seniors from Stephen Decatur High School, Worcester Prep and Indian River High School.
Deadline for Grise scholarship nears
The deadline to apply for the 14th annual Howard D. Grise Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Preceptor Omega Beta Sigma Phi is April 15.
The unofficial vote tally for the referendum held Tuesday by the Indian River School District showed it passed by an overwhelming majority, with a count of 611 for and 84 against, with all polling-place numbers in.
Many people lament the fact that they never learned to play the piano or wonder what would have happened if they had stuck with the trumpet or drums after getting out of school. Music education is often a fond memory and one that, many times, starts as soon elementary school.
For Melissa Grise, of Selbyville, being named teacher of the year is exciting. To be recognized by your colleagues and by parents is icing on the cake, when you love your job.
The 2nd Annual Bingo Fundraiser for the Indian River High School (IRHS) Music Department will be held on Friday, March 26, at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m.
Students in the Indian River School District can rest assured that they will not be in school come July making up snow days. On March 1, the Indian River Board of Education met at a special emergency meeting to discuss and approve changes to their 2009-2010 academic calendar. As of March 1, students in the district had missed 11 days of school due to closings, 10 of which were weather-related.
“We are addressing you as students, but we are recognizing you as teachers,” explained Col. Robert M. Coupe of the Delaware State Police to an auditorium filled with high school students at Sussex Central High School last week, as the Disaster Preparedness Coalition introduced their 2010 Disaster Preparedness DVD – one subtitled in Spanish and one subtitled in English.
Just shy of five years to the day of being named defendants in a lawsuit regarding school prayer, the Indian River School Board has closed another chapter in the case, after Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. ruled in favor of the district, stating that their policy regarding prayers before regular school board meetings is not unconstitutional.
The Indian River School District has received two Superstars in Education awards from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce for 2010. The “Data-Driven Differentiation” program at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School and the “Mastering the Schedule for Student Success” program at Frankford Elementary School were among the seven 2010 Superstars winners announced on Feb. 2.
[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.
A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:
• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.
Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.
State officials were reporting nearly 14,000 electric customers still without power – mostly in Sussex County – on Monday morning, as crews from Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative struggled to reach and repair outages from last weekend’s blizzard. Shelters in both counties remained open for those needing shelter due to a lack of power or heat.
WEATHER ALERT: Governor declares state of emergency as area braces for 1 to 2 feet of snow, strong winds
State of Emergency declared for state as of 8 p.m., vehicles ordered off roads as of 10 p.m.
Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 8 p.m. Friday, with vehicles ordered off the roads as of 10 p.m.
The Indian River School Board met Monday, Jan. 28, at Indian River High School. Although the meeting’s agenda items included the district’s cell phone policy and potential uniform policy, the real focus of the meeting was on a decision made at a prior board meeting.
The Indian River School District is asking district taxpayers to vote “for” a funding transfer in a referendum set for Feb. 9.
Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3. All 12-month employees should report two hours late.
WEATHER ALERT: Delaware readies for more snowfall with 1 to 3 inches forecast and possible weekend storm
With a weather advisory from the National Weather Service in effect, state agencies on Tuesday were preparing to meet the challenge of yet more snow.
The National Weather Service Mt. Holly office issued a winter weather advisory for Delaware that was to be in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening to 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1. All 12-month employees are not required to report.
Other Monday closures, as they are reported to Coastal Point:
Cape Henlopen School District -- closed
Little Hearts Learning Center, Millville - closed
Say “So long” to that styrofoam solar system and “Bon voyage” to the baking soda-and-vinegar volcano. Last week, for the first time in well over a decade, Indian River High School students presented months of research and data in the form of projects at the 2010 Indian River Science Fair, and it wasn’t their parents’ kind of science fair.
WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Schools closed and caution advised, with winter weather advisory in effect until noon
Due to snow, all Indian River School District schools are now closed on Friday, Jan. 8. Officials had previously announced a two-hour delay. All 12-month employees should report at their regular time. The Cape Henlopen School District is also closed on Friday, with staff reporting on a two-hour delay.
On Dec. 23, Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III held a press conference to update the public on the investigation of Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley. In addition, Biden provided information about victim services that are available to community members who have been affected by the case.