IRHS Hall of Fame to welcome four inductees May 23

DAGSBORO – Four noteworthy graduates on Wednesday, May 23 will step up to the podium for induction into the Indian River High School Hall of Fame. The Indian River High School Hall of Fame was established to recognize IR graduates who have made outstanding achievements in this world. They demonstrate great character, citizenship and leadership […]

Honored educator’s magical mission: Empower all students to reach their goals

GEORGETOWN — Courtney White’s employment journey has taken her from fundraising in the Charm City of Baltimore to teaching and an honored educator in Sussex County. Not once, but twice. A third-grade teacher at North Georgetown Elementary School, Ms. White emerged Indian River School District’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year during the district’s annual Teacher […]

What to build and do? Decision time looms for IRSD school board

DAGSBORO – Decision time looms for Indian River School District’s board of education at its May 21 board meeting on the best, most feasible route to address over-crowding and enrollment growth. Building a new high school (2,200-student capacity or possibly larger) on the current Sussex Central High School campus coupled with classroom additions at Selbyville […]

School board members stay on board in IRSD elections

SUSSEX COUNTY – There won’t be any change in the ranks of the Indian River School District board of education – at least over the next year. Incumbents Leolga Wright and Derek Cathell were overwhelming winners in Tuesday’s school board elections. Ms. Wright, currently in her sixth year on the IRSD board, defeated challenger Dana […]

Ziegler, Cathell seeking IRSD’s District 5 board seat

SELBYVILLE — A one-year board of education term in Indian River School District’s District 5 is at stake in the May 8 school board elections. Frankford resident Derek Cathell, who was appointed to the board in January to fill a vacancy, and Selbyville resident Carla Ziegler are vying for the board position. Mr. Cathell, a […]

Probert, Wright seeking IRSD’s District 3 board seat

  MILLSBORO — A well-traveled civil engineer and a federal government retiree are candidates for Indian River School District’s District 3 board of education seat. Challenger Dana Probert and incumbent Leolga Wright, both of Millsboro, are seeking the five-year term on the board’s 10-member governing body in the May 8 school board elections. District 3 […]

Sussex Tech’s new superintendent to start July 1

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Technical School District will have a new superintendent, effective July 1. At a special April 17 meeting, Sussex Technical School District’s board of education voted to hire Stephen H. Guthrie as the administrative leader. With 35-plus years’ experience in education, Mr. Guthrie comes to the Sussex Tech district having served the past […]

Favorite emerges in potential options pitched in IRSD major cap discussion

GEORGETOWN – Crunch time is approaching for the Indian River School District and board of education in addressing the district’s enrollment growing pains. Superintendent Mark Steele at the April 23 school board meeting tossed around some potential remedies. “I have looked at four options. We’ll throw these out,” said Mr. Steele. “I’m not saying these […]

IRSD 2018-19 Teacher of the Year: It’s a White night!

DAGSBORO – The thunderous roar from the North Georgetown Elementary School contingent was probably heard all the way up in north Georgetown, perhaps even Milford. Courtney White, a third-grade teacher at North Georgetown Elementary since 2016, was named Indian River School District’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year Thursday evening. The winner was announced at the […]

IRSD’s student activity funding spurs discussion, further review

  GEORGETOWN – Penny for your thoughts. One cent in the 49-cent current expense tax hike approved by Indian River School District voters in March 2017 has spurred discussion, scrutiny and further review. An eight-cent hike earmarked for student services and support created a $1.2 million sub-pot in the total $7.35 million current expense measure. […]