Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. The first year of our second century!
While our centennial year was certainly one we can all take pride in, this year promises to be a busy and exciting year as we begin our construction projects at McIlvaine, Caesar Rodney High School and our Charlton School. The additions and improvements to these schools and the eventual building of a new elementary school will provide much needed space as our district continues to grow.
The District is also expanding opportunities for our students through our distance learning program. This year, students at all three of our middle schools and Charlton will be able to participate in classes being taught at the high school.
It’s hard to believe, but we are now into our fifth year of our Chinese Immersion program and the third year of our Spanish program. In preparation for expanding our immersion programs into the middle schools, this year will be spent working with the Delaware Department of Education to plan for this big transition.
Speaking of transitions, I want to congratulate the 465 students that graduated from Caesar Rodney High School last June and the seven students who completed the Charlton program. While the challenges that all these students face in today’s world are considerable, we are proud to have provided a solid foundation upon which they can build careers and lives. I wish them the best of luck as they pursue their dreams and I wish all of you a terrific school year!