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SEAFORD BLUE JAY ACTIVITY BUS AVAILABLE!

Seaford School District is offering an after school activity bus running from the Middle School and High School each Monday through Thursday. This bus is available to all middle and high school students attending after school activities or athletic practices and events. The bus(es) is currently scheduled to leave the schools at 5:15 PM and again at 6:15 PM. They will take students to specific hub locations throughout the district.

Parents are asked to fill out a request form and submit it to the school office. Parents will be contacted by transportation, who will give them the location and approximate time of their student’s drop off. Please note that times may change based on the number of students taking advantage of this opportunity.

Sign up today! We urge anyone interested to turn in your request ASAP. Request forms are available in the school offices and through athletic coaches - or click the link above to print a form. You may also contact Susan Messick, Transportation, at 629-6191.
School is Back in Session!
WRDE TV interviewed staff, students and the Seaford Blue Jay Mascot for back to school safety tips. Click the headline above to access the link to the video.
Seaford High School FFA Chapter Receives National Recognition

Students from across Delaware are being honored for their agricultural knowledge and skills. Formerly called the Future Farmers of America, today’s FFA organization is a youth leadership association focused on all facets of agriculture, including science and technology.

Seaford High School's FFA chapter was one of three schools in Delaware who received the National FFA Organization 'Two Star' rating. Congratulations to the Seaford HS staff and students.
Seaford School District Open House Dates!

Click on the Headline link to see individual dates.
School Opening Dates - Traditional Calendar

Blades Elementary School
West Seaford Elementary School
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Seaford Middle School
Seaford High School

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - First Day for students in PreK, Kindergarten, SIMA, Grades 6 & 9

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - First Day for students Grades 1-5, 7-8, and 10-12. All students are to report.

School Supply Lists are posted on each school's website.

Welcome Back!
Welcome Central Elementary Students!
8/5/2015 - First Student Day - KINDERGARTEN
8/6/2015 - First Student Day - GRADES 1-5

Welcome Central Elementary School Students! We are looking forward to another great school year!

The first student day for kindergarten students will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

The first student day for students in grades 1-5 will be on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Central Elementary - Where the Stars Shine!!
Special School Board Meeting
There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in the Board room at the District Office. This meeting will begin promptly at 5:00 PM
Attention Parents of incoming SIMA and Beginning Band Students:
The Band directors are working on instrumentation and need some information from you! Please fill out the attached questionaire to help determine what instrument your child will be playing this year. Questionaires should be submitted no later than July 27. Results of the questionaire will be posted on the middle school website by August 3rd. In addition, a hard copy of these lists can also be found at the Seaford Middle School office at that time.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lisbeth Baker (LBaker@seaford.k12.de.us, 629-4586 ext. 3100) or Mrs. Stacey Hartman (Stacey.Hartman@seaford.k12.de.us, 629-4586 ext. 3102) before the July 27 deadline.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uHjBMpnf51zXHAr-4Hax39hKNzkwPHkAZCa2ldggAOk/viewform?usp=send_form
Seaford School District Announces Hiring of Head Football Coach

Just weeks after announcing that longtime coach, Jerry Kobasa has taken the helm of Seaford Athletics, the district announced today the hiring of Dwayne H. Henry as the Head Football Coach for the Seaford Blue Jays.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Seaford, Dwayne served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Coppin State University. During his tenure at Coppin State University, Dwayne developed a comprehensive strategic academic success plan for student athletes and as a result the school was awarded NCAA grant money in excess of one million dollars to assist student athletes at the university.

Dwayne also served as the Athletic Director at Eagle’s Nest Christian Academy while serving as offensive coordinator for the Sussex Technical High School football team. He also previously coached football at Smyrna High School.

Dwayne has also coached at the NCAA Division 1 collegiate level for his alma mater, Delaware State University, as offensive backfield coach and offensive coordinator. During his coaching tenure at DSU, they won two MEAC Championships and in 1990 the team led the entire nation in rushing for NCAA Division IAA.

Dwayne played college football while at Delaware State University, where he was a four year starter as a halfback. During his senior campaign he guided the team to its first ever MEAC Championship and a #12 ranking in the entire country. Dwayne was a teammate of former San Francisco 49’ers All-Pro wide receiver John Taylor at DSU. Dwayne currently holds the Delaware State University football record for the longest touchdown run from scrimmage.

Dwayne has been a familiar face in Delaware football since high school having played at Smyrna High School earning first team All-State honors as a running back during his senior year.
Seaford School District Welcomes Jerry Kobasa as New Athletic Director

The Seaford Blue Jays are excited to announce that Jerry Kobasa will be donning the blue and gold as the newly hired Athletic Director for the Seaford School District. Most recently the boys’ basketball head coach at Wesley College, Coach Kobasa totally rebuilt the men's program at his alma mater to one of the best in the Nation. A long-time respected fixture in Delaware sports, Kobasa took a team that had just two winning seasons in 17 years before his arrival and took them to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last six seasons.

Joining the Blue Jays in Seaford is an exciting opportunity for Kobasa who says he is looking forward to assuming the athletic director position. “I am extremely pleased to be joining the Seaford School District staff as their Athletic Director. Seaford has such a rich history with their athletes and coaches. Our goal is to bring that level of pride back to the Seaford community. I believe the Seaford Administration is committed to making this happen and I am excited to be part of that effort.”

Kobasa's athletic resume is impressive. After a star-studded football and baseball career at Wesley, he served as offensive back and quarterback coach at both Wesley and Delaware State University before accepting basketball and football coaching positions at Smyrna High School. Coach Kobasa has been associated with prominent national coaches such as Bob Huggins (West Virginia), Mike Brey (Notre Dame) and Frank Martin (South Carolina).

In 1995, he became the head basketball coach at Sussex Tech. In 2004, Coach Kobasa was named the State Coach of the Year for the second time. He has earned Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year honors three times and has been selected as the coach of a team in the Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game three times. At Sussex Tech, he won four Henlopen Conference Northern Division crowns and four Henlopen Conference Championships. He guided the Ravens to the state tournament every year and earned two final four finishes. His teams ranked in the top 10 in the state final basketball rankings in eight of his ten seasons.

Now the winningest coach in Wesley Division III history, Kobasa's college teams have produced three All-Americans, three conference players of the year, three conference rookies of the year, six ECAC All-Star selections and 11 all-region honors. The Wolverines have had a first team all-conference player in all but one of his seasons.

Inducted into the Wesley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Kobasa is also a former member of the Wesley Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition to chairing the Board of Directors of DIAA, he has been a member of the Board of the Blue/Gold All-Star Basketball game, is the former chair of the Henlopen Conference Boys Basketball Committee, and is a member of the State Girls' High School Basketball Tournament Committee. Kobasa was reappointed to the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association by the Governor of Delaware as a public member in June of 2007. He is a former long-time member of the Delaware Secondary Schools Athletic Association Board of Directors (the organization that preceded DIAA), the Milford Boys and Girls Club Board, and is a former President of the Henlopen Conference and the Henlopen Basketball Coaches Association. He is also a former President of the Delaware Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. In April he was inducted into the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame.
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