APRIL 7, 2022

Dates to Remember

  • April 12:  Board of Education Meeting at 7 PM 
    William Penn Innovation Center & live-streamed on www.colonialschooldistrict.org
  • April 15-22:  Spring Break -Schools Closed
  • May 6th: William Penn Prom - DuPont Country Club 6-11 PM
  • May 11 & 12: High School Musical at William Penn
  • May 12th: Strategic plan and Equity zoom. To register, CLICK HERE

Covid 19 Vaccination Event


Where: McCullough Middle School- 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle
When: Wednesday, April 13th, 12:30-4:00 PM Open to the community
First and second booster shots will be available

COVID-19 Home Tests for Students

The Division of Public Health has made a limited supply of home tests available to all students and staff of Colonial Schools.  On April 13th,  all students, except those at William Penn, will receive their free COVID-19 Home Test Kit at the end of the school day along with a letter with information about COVID-19 testing and reporting.  William Penn students will receive their test kit on April 12th due to the schedule for PSAT testing.  The Division of Public Health and Colonial recommends that all students and staff complete a COVID test before returning to school after spring break.  We encourage families to save this test kit for use at that time.  

As a reminder, if a student, or a member of their household, tests positive for COVID-19, students must not report to school until cleared by the school nurse.  School nurses will not be working over the spring break but will respond to messages upon return to the office on Monday, April 25th.  If you require immediate assistance, please contact your primary care provider for medical advice.

Please click this link for a letter to families from the Department of Health regarding students and  Spring Break

Congrats to Building Teachers of the Year!



Leach - Natalie Horrocks
Virtual Program - Joe Gleason
Wilmington Manor - Samantha Ches
Wilbur - Jim Wells
Castle Hills - Lozetta Hayden
Southern - Cindy Price 
Carrie Downie - Dr. Christine McLean
William Penn - Donya Maull
Gunning Bedford - Nicole Jackson
George Read - Curtia Jarvis
McCullough - Beth Twardus
New Castle - Stephanie Hart
Eisenberg - Shayna Boyer
Pleasantville - Rachel Foley
CEEP - Carrie Waldis
One of the above will be named District Teacher of the Year...stay tuned for that exciting announcement!

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health


As we emerge from the cold, dark days of winter, spring is a great time to rejuvenate and focus on your mental health. Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be for the home, it can be for the mind too! A mental health routine can bring fresh air and open up new pathways for mental health improvement. 


Here are some ways to plant the seeds for mental wellness: 
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