JUNE 2019

Keeping Up With Colonial

Click the arrow to see video segments about William Penn's Allied Health program, and the first graduation ceremony for Colonial's Early Education Program...the little Colonials are so cute!

Summer Feeding Kick-off was a Smooth Event!

Hundreds showed up for the Nutrition Services Division's annual Summer Feeding Kick-off. This year, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney acted as a "Smoothie Master" by whipping up nutritious smoothies for everyone to sample. Former Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, rsigned autographs and played football with the children. Also in attendance were representatives from the American Dairy Association,  New Castle County Councilman George Smiley attended, along with Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey and other district administrators. Fun was had by all! For information about times and locations of free breakfast and lunch distributions, check www.colonialschooldistrict.org.

Kindergarten Graduation at New Castle

It was a day filled with smiles, hugs, balloons, and flowers for the students who graduated from kindergarten at New Castle Elementary School. First grade, here they come!

Field Day at Wilmington Manor

Outdoor fun and games is always a great way to end the school year. Students had a ball!

Field Day at Wilbur

Students at Wilbur also ended the school year with old-fashioned fun. Everyone had a blast!

A Busy Day at the Bistro

PAL of Delaware  brought kids to William Penn for a nutrition class in the bistro . Participants made chef hats, vegetable breads, and pizza. The kids learned about the value of healthy diet and identified vegetables from  Penn Farm with Farm Manager Toby Hagerott. Chef Ian Baker demonstrated how to make a veggie omelet and kale smoothie with all  of the vegetables that were planted and harvested by Colonial sudents who spent time at the farm.

Colonial Plays Host to Fellow Grant Winners

Superintendents and assistant superintendents from five districts across four states that represent 47 schools, including those in Colonial, spent a day brainstorming in William Penn's Innovation Center. The districts  are all recipients of a Teacher School Leader grant from the US Department of Education. The administrators are  focusing on improving  student achievement and the effectiveness of teachers in the classroom. Colonial is the only district in Delaware that won the federal grant.

Another First for Colonial

Administrators and other 12-month employees took a field trip to Washington DC to see the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The group spent the day exploring the exhibits in the four-level museum. They shared their personal reflections and views about equity on the way back to Delaware and discussed how educators can become more culturally aware in the classrooms. The museum is free  and open to the public.

The William Penn Class of 2019!

To view photos and the video of the William Penn graduation ceremony, click below
WPHS Video and Photos
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