August 2019

We're Ready for School to Begin!

Kindergarten Camp got lots of little ones ready for the big day. Children throughout the district met new friends, teachers, and administrators before the official start of school. The camp is designed to help children shake those first-day-of-school jitters and  it taught them how to do simple things like lining up and working in groups.

Strike Up the Band!

Colonial's Marching Band started practicing before the school year began. These musicians will be ready to hit the field when the football season begins  with an away game Friday, September 6th against Salesianum High School. 

Fall Sports

The soccer team also practiced before the beginning of school, as did the football and volleyball team. For the entire Fall sports schedule visit

Bus Drivers Are Ready to Hit the Road

Transportation  Supervisor Drew Moffett held an orientation for the bus drivers who will be driving our precious cargo. Remember to  slow down when you see the flashing yellow lights, and stop when you see the lights turn red or you stand to be ticketed by police. There will also be more children walking to school, so please drive with caution! Walkers should be reminded to go to corners where there is a crossing guard.

Welcome to Colonial Nation!

Principals, administrators, and seasoned staff welcomed new employees at a breakfast held at Southern Elementary School. Human Resources Director Betsy Fleetwood (top left) greeted  the newcomers and Teacher of the Year,  Rebecca Vitelli (top right) reminded new teachers they are like gardeners who must plant seeds (our students) , nurture them, and watch them grow. Below principals posed with their new teachers and staff.

Swimming with the Dolphins at Carrie Downie

New Wibur Wildcats

New Castle Newcomers

Welcome to Castle Hills!

Colwyck's Colonials

McCullough Mustangs

Welcome to Pleasantville!

One for Leach!

New Southern Sharks

George Read Gets Plenty of New Knights

Welcome to Gunning Bedford!

New Additions to Berg Nation

Welcome to William Penn!

Welcome to Wilmington Manor!

Daddy Daughter Duo

Educators run in the family...Dave Distler,  principal at Eisenberg, has a daughter,Brianne, teaching special education at George Read, while Daphne Blakey will make her dad, Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey proud as a kindergarten teacher at Eisenberg. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! 

First Day of School Brings a Special Visitor!

Why not get kids thinking about college on the first day of school? YoUDee, the mascot for the University of Delaware, visited George Read Middle and Wilmington Manor Elementary  Schools just to get kids hyped about starting school. YoUDee was busy giving hugs, taking group photos, and handing out high fives . He  even helped Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey give an interview for the News Journal. What a fun way to start off the school year!
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