Clearly not everyone was as excited as Assistant Principal Roberta Jacobs was about having a baby kangaroo at Wilbur. Some adorable visitors from Barn Hill Preserve's mobile zoo stopped by the school. Students in kindergarten and third grade learned about each animal’s habitat, diet, physical features, and more. Seeing  the animals up close and personal was a thrill in one way or another for the kids!

Chickens Have a Home at Wilmington Manor

When Wilmington Manor teacher Katherine Zimmerman learned students at William Penn High school were raising chickens she hatched a plan to have her students do the same. After teaching lessons about the caring for the birds she got help from William Penn Ag teacher Karen Ferrucci to help secure grant funding to acquire the birds and items needed to raise them. William Penn's construction tech students even helped by building the chicken coop. It won't be long before the youngsters will be collecting eggs hatched by the chickens. The eggs will be used in the cafeteria and  eventually the community so residents can buy fresh eggs. The Power of WE is an egg-cellent way to make learning fun for students!

A Southern Surprise ! 

Southern first-grade teacher Cindy Price was chosen by WJBR and the Delaware State Education Association to be Teacher of the Month. Ms. Price won a $100 Amazon gift card and a plaque. She was given the award in front of all of her students who were equally surprised and thrilled to meet the mascot! 

Wilbur Musical Theater Hits the Stage

Under the direction of music teacher Laurie Bailey, Wilbur's Musical Theater Club presented "The Share Bears," a storybook fantasy for young voices. The children loved participating in the production and the Wilbur Wildcats were wild about getting the opportunity to see their peers on stage. Bravo!

Good Morning America!

Thanks to William Penn teacher Gary Phillips, his digital media students and those interested in the media from Gunning Bedford Middle School got to sit in on a live taping of ABC's Good Morning America show. That's not all, the students got  to take pictures with host, Robin Roberts, and got  some career advice from a veteran TV cameraman who is a friend of Mr. Phillips. After the GMA visit, the students toured NBC studios and saw the sets for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and even videotaped a mini-show of their own. Offering access and opportunity for students happens because of Colonial's dedicated educators. 

McCullough Student Heads Up Donation Drive

When McCullough student Adryana Ortiz heard about the earth quakes in Puerto Rico the 8th grader swung into action. She started a collection drive and began purchasing much-needed items for victims like Acetaminophen, thermometers, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, and more. That's not all, she collected more than $300 in cash from students and staff. Ortiz is learning at an early age to live up to a quote by Winston Churchill-
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."  Kudos to Adryana and all who supported her!

MLK Day of Service Means Help for Eisenberg

Attorneys and staff at Richards, Layton, and Finger continued the annual tradition of filling the food pantry at Eisenberg as a way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's holiday. The donations are always sorely needed because after the Thanksgiving and Winter Break supplies for Colonial's needy families are deeply depleted. Thanks to all who made MLK Day more than just a day off from school and work!

Pleasantville to the Rescue!

When students at Pleasantville learned about the Australian wildfires they wanted to help save displaced koala bears. The students raised  $238.53 in loose change which will go a long way considering:
  • $50.00-will help plant the first 10,000 urgently needed trees in critical koala habitat.
  • $75.00-will help provide emergency care and medicine for injured koalas affected by the bushfires.
  • $100.00-will help protect existing forest and woodland and the wildlife that live there.
  • $150.00- will help pressure governments to strengthen laws that prevent excessive tree-clearing, before it’s too late.

    Colonial Nation is proud of Pleasantville!
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