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Dates to Remember

March 7 & 8-  PreK-12 Conferences - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
March 12- Board of Education Meeting - 7 PM
Live-stream at www.colonialschooldistrict.org or attend in person at William Penn High School

March 22-  Staff Development- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
March 29 - Good Friday- SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED

Leap to the Polls on This Leap Year Day!

There's still time for vote for Colonial's capital and operating referendum. Polls close at 8 PM tonight. WE are counting on your support!

WP Blood Drive

William Penn continued its longstanding tradition of hosting a blood drive. Allied Health students assisted workers from the Blood Bank of Delmarva while fellow students, teachers, and staff took time out to give the gift of life. Principal Lisa Brewington (right)  is proud to know WP holds the record for hosting the largest school blood drives in the state. Wow, no wonder WDEL  (click to view) and 6ABC News came to cover the event. WE serve our community! 

Say Congrats to our Allied Health Students & Teachers!

Operation Hair Care 

Operation Hair Care resumed for the third and final time this school year. This win-win community partnership with Paul Mitchell The School DE gives our elementary students free hair salon services while cosmetology students at Paul Mitchell get the certification hours they need. WE work together for our kids and they look great!

What's That?

Jungle Jim brought all kinds of reptiles to Leach so students and staff could get an up-close look and even touch the creatures. The kids loved the experience!

Get on Your Soapbox

Colonial students participated in the 5th annual New Castle County Mikva Challenge Project Soapbox Showcase along with their peers from other area school districts. Finalists were selected from each of our middle schools and William Penn to showcase their civic engagement by presenting speeches they crafted in their social studies class around issues that matter to them. Project Soapbox calls on young people to research, develop, and deliver an original speech on an issue of interest, including recommendations on how to take action on that issue. WE are so proud of our student's achievements and how they helped reinforce the importance of civic engagement!

100 Days and Counting at CEEP

The little Colonials at CEEP dressed to mark the 100 days of school they have happily attended. The preschoolers had lots of fun pretending to be old-timers!

 Celebrating Black History Month

Teachers at Wilbur (top row) decorated the doors on each school wing in recognition of Black History Month. The eye-catching doorways were an inspiration to all of the students! Leach students (middle row) enjoyed learning about notable African Americans when the gym was transformed into a mini museum. Teachers and staff did a great job making interactive displays. Gunning Bedford Middle School (bottom row) closed out Black History Month with a special program featuring teacher Tom Wesley, who shared his love for oral Black history poetry, and songs. Everyone enjoyed the celebration!

School-Based Health Center Awareness Month!

Colonial School District is fortunate to have School-Based Health Centers located in many of our schools.  These centers help to meet the physical and mental health needs of our students.  If you have not already done so, sign your child up for the school-based health center located in their school so that you can access services when needed.

Carrie Downie, Castle Hills, Eisenberg, New Castle, Pleasantville, Southern, Wilbur, Wilmington Manor-Nemours Children’s Health 
Contact: https://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/wellness/elementary-wellness-centers/
or (302) 429-4083

McCullough Middle School-Nemours Children’s Health
Get Enrollment Packet-(302) 429-4007

William Penn High School-Christiana Care
Contact: https://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/wphswellness/
or (302) 324-5740
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