Thursday, August 25, 2011

School Starts This Week

Summer vacation is almost over, and soon it will be "back to school" for the children of our community. The 5th and 9th grade begins today at Delmar Middle and High School. Tomorrow all classes start. In Wicomico County, schools open on Monday, Aug. 29,

School children are too often the tragic victims of automobile crashes, because of their small size, inattention to vehicular traffic, and speeding vehicles. Some of the children may be walking to school for the first time, while others may have forgotten their pedestrian safety lessons.

All drivers need to be especially alert for the following situations:
1. Children walking or riding bicycles
2. School buses loading or unloading children
3. Crossing guards at school crossings
4. Posted school speed zones
5. Plan ahead to allow for the extra school bus traffic that will be on the road

and from Wicomico County is this news on Delmar Elementary School
Delmar Elementary School -- “The School too Great for just One State” -- welcomes back Mrs. Judy Nicholson, Principal, and Ms. Karen Parsons and Dr. Kathleen Vail, Assistant Principals as they return to Delmar Elementary as the administrative team for the 2011-12 school year. Please note the new school hours: School will start at 8:15 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m. Many exciting things have been planned to enrich, encourage and empower each student. Technology integration possibilities have been enhanced with each classroom now being equipped with LCD projectors and document cameras. Several new SMART boards are also on the way. The administration is very excited to have the following new additions to the staff: Mrs. Kayla Malone (second grade teacher), Mrs. Shelly Hall and Mr. Sonny Smith (third grade teachers), Miss Katherine Diven and Mrs. Marylynn Wien (fourth grade teachers) and Mrs. Donna Mason and Mrs. Liz Adams (Physical Education teachers). Returning to us this year but in new positions we have Mrs. Sarah Adams (Kindergarten teacher) and Mrs. Becky Mumford (second grade teacher). We are also excited to share that Delmar Elementary met AYP for the 2010–2011 school year in both Reading and Math. This is Delmar’s 9th year in a row meeting this achievement. We are so proud of Miss Brooke Fleetwood as she represented Delmar Elementary as a semi-finalist in Wicomico County’s 2011- 2012 Teacher of the Year recognition program. Delmar Elementary was once again recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education for its PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program as an Exemplar School receiving gold status for 2011. The administrators, teachers, and staff will continue to use research-based best practices to ensure “Success: Every Student, Every Day” during the 2011 – 2012 school year. Delmar Elementary is honored to have Delmar VFW Post 8276 and Auxiliary, Delmar Lions Club, Delmar Kiwanis, St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Verizon Pioneers, Chick-Fil-A, Food Lion, Baxter Enterprises and Gordy Exxon as its community partners.
Key dates: Aug. 26, open house from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 19, PTA Back-to-School Night followed by classroom visitations.

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