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Change in Kick Off Time - Friday, October 31st
There is a time change for the Seaford High School Varsity Football Game against Lake Forest on Friday, October 31. Kick off will be at 5:00 p.m. Senior players of our football, cheerleading and band program will be honored at half-time. Come join us!
Superintendent Shares Ebola Information
Dear Seaford School District Community:

Over the past several weeks the media has been doing a great deal of reporting on the Ebola virus infection. The constant reporting makes it seem as though there are more cases than currently exist. Delaware has no cases of Ebola. While there are no cases of Ebola in our home state, there may be a number of questions regarding Ebola. The purpose of this letter is to help you to know where to turn for answers to questions you might have regarding Ebola.

Attached you will find a letter from the Delaware Division of Public Health and a fact sheet on Ebola. The information emphasizes the Ebola virus is only transmitted by patients who have symptoms and the risk of getting the disease through normal, everyday contact is low. Although the risk is low, it is important to prepare for any potential situation. This preparation will include establishing practices and procedures that our schools will take to ensure we can immediately recognize a potential case and handle the situation through the cooperation of the Division of Public Health.

Flu season and other respiratory illnesses are common during this part of the year. Many of the symptoms of the flu and other illnesses are similar to Ebola. It is important to remember that many viruses, including Ebola, can be killed through careful hand washing and alcohol-based sanitizers. Please reinforce thorough hand washing with your child. If symptoms do develop call your health care provider.

If you wish to discuss a suspected case you may contact Division of Public Health at 888-295-5156 Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. or 302-744-4700 after 4:30 p.m., weekends and holidays. If you have general questions on the Ebola virus you may contact the Center for Disease Control at 1-800-232-4636.

Questions regarding your specific school may be directed to the building principal.

Your cooperation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,


David P. Perrington
Superintendent
Attention Class of 2019! (Current 8th Graders)

We want you to join our Successful, Honorable and Self-motivated students at Seaford High School who are redefining the definition of being a Bluejay. You are going to love our new state-of-the art facility and all the opportunities that await you.

Save the date for Thursday, October 30 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for an opportunity to tour our school, meet our staff and enjoy some special Seaford High School fun.

Please RSVP to Mrs. Halter, our school secretary, at 629-4525, Ext. 2520 or chalter@seaford.k12.de.us by Thursday, October 23 to receive a free SHS Class of 2019 t-shirt when you visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
STATE ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF SECOND COMMON CORE-FOCUSED DELAWARE DREAM TEAM
The Delaware Department of Education today announces the 40 members of its 2014-15 Delaware Dream Team. This talented group of educators will participate in a lesson study-inspired professional development program run for the second year by LearnZillion, a standards-aligned digital curriculum and professional learning provider trusted for Common-Core guidance by over 520,000 teachers around the country.
Secondary Students Offered After School Transportation

The Seaford School District will be offering transportation to middle and high school students who are participating in after school activities which include school sponsored clubs and athletic practices.

This service will be available on Mondays thru Thursdays, and we look to begin on Monday, October 13. While these buses will not be able to drop students off at their residences, they will be transporting students from the after school activity to pre-determined drop off sites or “hubs”.

If you are interested in having your student participate in this service, please complete the information from that was sent home with our secondary students so that we can best determine the locations of the drop off hubs. Once these hubs are established, the students will receive information about their bus assignment, time of departure from the schools, and the hub to where they will be transported.

The registration form is attached below.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office of your student’s school. Seaford Middle School: 302-629-4586, or Seaford High School: 302-629-4525.
Seaford High School Supporting Staff Member

Seaford High School is working as a team to help one of their own! See the mock up of the shirt that they have created to help raise funds for an SHS teacher as he battles cancer.

Shirts are $15 and proceeds from the shirt sales go directly to assist his family as he incurs expenses in his fight against this disease.

Shirts can be purchased at the school store between 2:30-3 daily or at the three home games that we have coming up in October.

Any specific questions can be directed to the store director: rschumacher@seaford.k12..de.us.
Get your Seaford gear at SHS!

Did you know that there is a school store in Seaford High School called "Wingin' It"? You can get your Seaford gear for gifts or for you! For October they are featuring Blue Jay items in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. 100% of the profits from sales of pink merchandise will be donated on behalf of the SHS affiliate of the Business Professionals of America to Breast Cancer Research.

Tees-$12
Long Sleeve-$15
Hoodies-$25
STATE TO NAME 2015 TEACHER OF THE YEAR FROM AMONG 20 NOMINEES

Twenty Delaware teachers have been nominated for the honor of being named Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2015.

Selected from among the 9,000 public school teachers in the state, the nominees each represent one of the state’s 19 school districts or charter schools. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the annual awards banquet. The reception begins at 5 p.m. at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover. The program begins at 6 p.m. with the winner named at the end of the night. Funding for the award ceremony is made in part by grants from Voya Financial and Hope Street Group.

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Parent Information Center of Delaware - Fall Workshops at Frederick Douglass Elem.
Please see the attached flyer for additional information and specifics on how to register.
Seaford Employee Recognized at DACCTE Awards

Congratulations to John Barr for his recognition by DACCTE (Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education) for exemplary service and contributions to the field of career and technical education in Delaware for 2013 at a ceremony in June.

"Outstanding Contribution by an Individual”
John C. Barr, Business & Community Liaison
Seaford Senior High School
Seaford Will Move to Community Eligibility for Nutrition Services
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is the newest opportunity for schools to provide Free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP also allows schools to reduce Administrative costs related to collecting and processing applications as well as tracking students based on meal eligibility status. CEP is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) and becomes available to eligible schools on July 1, 2014.

See the attached flyer for more information.
Seaford School District Selects Next Superintendent

The Seaford School Board approved the selection of Mr. David Perrington as the next Superintendent of the Seaford School District at their June 23rd meeting. Mr. Perrington was most recently the Assistant Superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District here in Delaware. He served in that position starting in 2012 after eleven years as the district’s Director of Human Resources.

Mr. Perrington’s previous experiences include stints as an administrator in the Indian River, Caesar Rodney, and Sussex Technical School Districts as well as experiences as an educator in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware in 1991.

Mr. Perrington will start in his new position in Seaford on July 14th on a three year contract.
Senator Carper Visits Blades Elementary

Delaware's Senior Senator, Tom Carper, visited Blades Elementary on June 1st and spoke with the school's 5th graders. After quizzing the students on their political knowledge he shared some of his experiences as a student, naval flight officer, and politician.
Congratulations to Our Nutrition Services Employees of the Year!

At a celebration this week the distrct's cafe managers were recognized as the winners.

Pictured:

Sherry Smith - Central Elementary and Frederick Douglass
Julie Kirby - West Seaford and Blades Elementary
Gwen DiCarlo - SHS
Michelle Huffman - SMS
Seaford School District is Recognized for Promoting Recycling!

Wind Ensemble Completes Festival Performance
On Friday May 2nd the Seaford High School Wind Ensemble performed alongside members of the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble in the fifth Sinfonia Concert Band Festival at the University of Delaware. The students received renowned clinics Professor Heidi Sarver, director of the UD Marching Band, and Dr. Chad Nicholson, the director the Wind Ensemble. The students were also treated to solo performances, as well as small group performances, and a capstone performance by the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble.

The group will complete their 2014 performance schedule with a performance at Seaford High School’s “Night With the Arts” on Thursday May 8th at 7:00pm. They will be joined by the jazz band, concert choir, chamber choir and percussion sextet. Admission is free. The concert will be preceded by a visual and digital art gallery to be held in the lobby.
Seaford Students Excel in Culinary Competition
Seaford High School is pleased to announce our winners for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Food & Wine Festival Chop 'Em Competition!

Students competed on April 30th at William Penn High School and came home with numerous awards.

We had John Hare, Desiree Smith, Yeliz Kurt, and Jen Vasquez place second, and Thalia Torres finished first!

All of our students will be honored at the Wine & Food Festivals opening night activities and pictures will be on the US Foods Website. In addition, Thalia will be traveling to University of Delaware on Friday, May 16th to work with a chef mentor and will be featured in the Winner's Showcase that evening and also has the opportunity to be a part of the Tasting Brunch on the following Sunday!

Congratulations to our budding chefs and to our Culinary Arts teacher - Ms. Kaitlin Russell. Just wait until that new commerical kitchen is opened next year!
NJROTC Change of Command

The Seaford High School NJROTC program conducted its change of command on Wednesday the 30th of April. Congratulations to our 2014/2015 staff.

Cadet Commander LCDR Richard Lamontagne

Cadet Executive Officer LCDR Nash Richardson

Cadet Operations Officer LT MeKenna Richardson

Cadets Chief of Staff LT Michael Bogle
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO HONOR 79 SENIORS FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Delaware public high schools’ top students will be honored tonight as exemplary scholars of the graduating Class of 2014 at the annual Secretary of Education’s Scholars Dinner at Dover Downs Hotel in Dover.

The state’s political and education leaders will gather at 6 p.m. to celebrate the students’ achievements and wish them well as they enter careers or continue their education at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Nominated by their principals, the scholars were selected for their academic excellence and community service.

“These young people have worked hard to excel in and out of the classroom,” Secretary of Education Mark Murphy said. “Not only have they challenged themselves with rigorous courses but they also have balanced these academic demands with school leadership, community service and employment obligations. This is an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and outstanding accomplishments.”

The 2014 Secretary’s Scholars from Seaford are:

Alexander Mitan and Caitlin Stanton, Seaford High School
SHS Students Participate in Service Day

Students from Seaford Senior High School participated in the Global Youth Day of Service on April 12th. Students from the Interact Club, led by Austin Kraft, raked trails and picked up trash at Chapel Branch Nature Center. Students also took photographs which will be used to help Chapel Branch develop a website and update their brochures. Overall there were 17 students and teachers involved.
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