February 2019

Keeping Up With Colonial

Click the arrow to view a video featuring a Black History Month presentation at Southern and Gunning Bedford's play, "Little Mermaid."

A Cultural Celebration at McCullough

Students celebrated their Hispanic and Latin cultures by taking to the stage at McCullough. The students shared music, dance, fashion, and historical trivia with fellow students in the audience. The participants and the audience enjoyed the cultural exchange.

Crazy Hat & Crazy Hair Day at New Castle

Everyone knew they were headed for a fun-filled day when teachers and students participated in Spirit Day!

Wilbur Went Wild!

Students and teachers alike couldn't wait to wear their favorite sports jerseys or come to school dressed like a rock star...that's the way the Wildcats do it on Spirit Day!

Spirit Day Southern Style

From the looks of things, Eagles fans outnumbered everyone else who wore their favorite  jerseys on Football Day, but everybody scored points!

NBC10 Tops the News at Penn

NBC10's Delaware reporter Tim Furlong took time out of his news-filled day to talk to students at William Penn who are interested in media. More than 50 students came to the Innovation Center to listen to  Philadelphia's only dedicated TV reporter in Delaware, and then it was outside to get an up close look at Furlong's office on wheels- News Force 10. Thanks Tim!

Otto the Auto Comes to Southern

Kindergarten students from Southern got to meet Otto the Auto. Otto is an interactive remote controlled talking robot operated by one of AAA'sFoundation Traffic Safety Educators who hid out of sight. The kids thought Otto was talking directly to them as he taught them things like the importance of wearing seat belts. The children enjoyed Otto so much, most gave him a hug!

Door Decorations at Leach

In honor of Black History Month, teachers, students, and staff at Leach held a door decorating contest...the above just a few. All look like fantastic winners, especially since they highlight the outstanding achievements of African Americans and show students they too can achieve anything they put their minds to despite all odds.

Lego League at Pleasantville

Pleasantville recently hosted a Lego League competition at the school attended by other local robotics teams. While the team did not win the competition, they were winners and learned the value of hard work, teamsmanship, and most of all, they had FUN!

It's Old Over Here

Students and teachers at Wilmington Manor came dressed for the 100th Day of School celebration. Some added a touch of gray to their hair while others added a touch of just about anything to make themselves look old!

It's Rocky!

Rocky, the mascot for the Wilmington Blue Rocks paid a visit to Carrie Downie Elementary School. Rocky and the Delaware State Education Association are running a program called "Rocky's Reading Challenge." Students received book marks and are asked to fill it with the names of ten books they've read. Once the book mark is filled the kids get two free tickets to see a Blue Rocks game! That's a challenge that rocks!

She's on a Roll!

Pleasantville third-grader Tiana Sirmans has been busy as the youngest student selected nationally to be a Kid Time Reporter for Time magazine. Tiana interviewed the Globetrotters when the team was in town and managed to speak to former Vice President Joe Biden. She also spent President's Day job shadowing at WDEL/WSTW, where she was interviewed live on the air. Way to go!

One School-One Child at Wilbur

Wilbur Students and their families spent the month reading a book entitled "The World According to Humphrey." After reading chapters of the book together at home families were invited to the school to join in on classroom discussions and projects related to the book. Reading was made fun for everyone!

McCullough Celebrates Black History Month

A student-run assembly marked the end of Black History Month.Participants came up with original presentations while also telling an audience of their peers about famous African Americans.
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