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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.

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.
Seaford Students Recognized at Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Seaford HS students who were recognized at the recent Hispanic Students Recognition Program Awards ceremony.

Rufino Toledo- The Arts
Susan Velasquez- STEM
Omar Gutierrez- Athletics
Seaford Students Successful at State Foods Contest!

We are very pleased to announce the winners from the State FCCLA (Family, Careers, and Community Leaders) Competition. All of the team put in a TON of hours for preparation and we are so proud of all they accomplished!

A special thanks to Mrs. Kimberly Simmons, Seaford Middle School Principal, and Mrs. Penny Austin-Richardson, SHS English teacher, for the tips and tricks regarding cake decorating (a side pursuit for both ladies).

Cake Decorating:

2nd place: Jen Vasquez
Jen's is an orange chiffon cake with almond buttercream

3rd place: Desiree Smith
Desiree's is a chocolate-strawberry cake with chocolate buttercream

Food Innovations:

2nd place: Thalia Torres
Congratulations Seaford Future Farmers of America!

The Seaford FFA is proud to announce the results of the Delaware FFA State Convention.

Agriculture Sales team 6th place, Agriculture Communications 6th place, and finally Floriculture 6th place.

Each competition had 10 plus teams compete in each category, and after learning the ropes this year our members cannot wait to take their new knowledge and compete next year.

We are also very proud to announce that alumni AJ Cannon was elected the 2014-2015 State FFA President!

We could not be more proud of all of our members accomplishments!
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