News & Announcements

Seaford HS FFA Beautifying the District Office!

The Seaford High School Future Farmers of America members landscaped the front of our district office. It looks great!

1st pic- Left to right- Lindsey Bethard, Daphne Coulbourn, Justin Gray, Nick Coulbourn, Sabrina Motta

2nd pic- Nick Coulbourn- FFA President, Sabrina Motta- FFA Vice President, Justin Gray- FFA Secretary

3rd pic- Nick Coulbourn, Lindsey Bethard
Seaford High School Volleyball Ready to Start Second Season!

Seaford Blue Jay Marching Band Camp begins August 11!
This is a reminder to all members of the high school marching band and concert band. Band camp for the upcoming season begins August 11th at the practice field from 8am-2pm. The full schedule is located below! Remember that you need to be at each practice, since this is when we learn our half time show, marching techniques, and pregame show. You will receive credit for each time you rehearse and perform with the marching band!

Make sure to bring: water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, small lunch, bug spray, instrument, and lyre. Make sure to wear: loose fitting and school appropriate clothing and sneakers (no flip flops).

Band Camp Schedule:
Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 8-2p
Mon-Tues Aug18-19 8-2p
Wed-Fri Aug 20-22 4-6p

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Giffin at

“Be Better Today than You Were Yesterday”
Color Guard Camp - August 4th
Kristen Henderson, the SHS Color Guard instructor, is hosting a mini color guard camp on Monday, August 4 from 12-5 at SHS.

This event is open to current 8-12 grade students in the district who are interested in participating with the colorguard during the marching season.
Seaford Board of Education Meeting - July 2, 2014

It was a busy evening for the Seaford Board of Education on July 2nd.

Dr. Mike Smith, Board President, administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Rebecca O'Day Adams. Mrs. Adams was unopposed in the May school board election.

A three year agreement with our Seaford Custodial Association was ratified and signed by Co-Presidents Cynthia Stewart and AJ Jackson.

Finally, the board reorganized as required at the start of each new year - which for the board begins July 1. Vice President Mr. Michael Kraft was selected as President and Mrs. Rebecca Adams was selected as Vice President. Current President Dr. Mike Smith declined a leadership position for the coming year.
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.
Proposed Preliminary Discretionary Budget for FY15
The proposed Preliminary Discretionary Budget for FY15 is attached. Please contact Joanna Adams with comments or questions.
Seaford School District Statement Regarding Delaware State Police News Release
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.
AG On the Rise in Seaford!

Find out who this loveable rabbitt is and what is happening in the FFA in Seaford...newsletter attached!
Interested in Marching Band?
Any student interested in getting more information about next year's Seaford High School Marching Band should plan to attend an informational session on either Wednesday, May 28th or Thursday May 29th. Both sessions will be at 6:00pm in Seaford High School's auditorium. Students will be able to meet with current members of the marching band , ask questions of Mr. Wiernusz, and see our brand new band uniforms!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wiernusz at Seaford High School at 302-629-4587.
Congratulations to Our Nutrition Services Employees of the Year!

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


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
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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District Calendar

Upcoming Events

School Day for ALL Students (Traditional and Balanced Calendars)
Date: Today
Blades Elementary Open House
Date: Sep. 10
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Blades Elementary School
School Board Meeting
Date: Sep. 16
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: District Office Board Room
High School Open House
Date: Sep. 17
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Seaford Senior High School
West Seaford Open House
Date: Sep. 18
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: West Seaford Elementary School