Cape School Board Adopts Name of New District Middle School

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The new middle school in the Cape Henlopen School District has a name. The naming committee received over 100 name suggestions – and 48 of them were to name the school ‘Frederick D Thomas Middle School.’  The Cape Henlopen School Board during its Thursday (September 22) meeting discussed the recommended name and was in unanimous…

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2 Sussex Co. Schools Win Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition

Southern Delaware School of the Arts (photo courtesy of Indian River School District)

Rehoboth Elementary School and Southern Delaware School of the Arts are getting national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School for 2021. A total of 325 schools across the country are being honored for their overall academic performance, and / or their progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel…

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UPDATE: School Board Election Results – 5 Sussex Races in 4 Districts


Election results: Delaware School Board Election Results are in, following a vote in several contested races Tuesday. In Cape Henlopen, Janis Hanwell defeated Ashley Murray, 3,108 to 1,212. Delmar School District voters elected Dawn Turner and incumbent Farrah Morelli to at-large positions. In Laurel, David Nichols won by just seven votes over two other candidates.…

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Update: Victim Of Fatal ATV Accident Identified


A teenage girl who died in an ATV accident in the Lewes area has been identified as a Cape Henlopen High School student. Delaware State Police said Thursday that 16-year-old Margaret Browne of Rehoboth Beach died at the scene of Tuesday evening’s crash off Robinsville Road. Two other girls were still hospitalized in stable condition,…

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UPDATED: DE School Board Elections Set

Friday was the last day to register as a candidate for Delaware School Boards. There is one at-large seat up for election in the Cape Henlopen School District – incumbent Janis Hanwell is challenged by Ashley Murray for the at-large seat. In the Delmar School District two candidates – Dawn Turner and Russell Smart –…

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Cape Henlopen Schools Switch To Virtual Instruction Friday

The Cape Henlopen School District has made an adjustment to its hybrid learning plan. Starting Friday, the district will switch to remote instruction for the remaining days before the holiday break. Previously, the district indicated it would remain in hybrid mode. Superintendent Bob Fulton said in a message to the community that quarantines due to…

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Cape Henlopen School District to Retain Current Model of Instruction

Dear Cape Staff/Families, As many of you are aware, yesterday Governor Carney announced additional restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of those restrictions included a recommendation that Delaware schools pause in-person learning beginning December 14 and transition to remote learning through January 8. This decision and announcement by the Governor is an effort to…

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Cape Henlopen Education Association Votes “No Confidence” In Reopening Plan

The Cape Henlopen Education Association’s membership has voted “no confidence” in the Board of Education and the Superintendent’s reopening plan and timetable for the new school year. Cape Henlopen Education Association President Lacey Brown says in a statement that the union had multiple discussions about the reopening plan which was adopted August 6th. The statement…

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Cape Henlopen School District Referendum on Hold

Cape Henlopen School officials tell WGMD that the referendum scheduled for March 31st will be postponed.  Superintendent Robert Fulton says the district is focusing on the needs of students, families and staff during the coronavirus outbreak and conversations related to the referendum have taken a back seat.  Over the next two weeks the district’s administrative…

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