Due to the impact of this powerful snowstorm, all schools and offices will remain closed Friday, March 6th. Bundle and and be safe on the roads!
Due to the anticipation of snow and dropping temperatures, all schools and offices are closed today, Thursday, March 5th
School Board Meeting Correction
Please note that the next meeting of the Colonial Board of Education will take place at George Read Middle School at 7:00 p.m. The district calendar incorrectly states it is taking place at McCullough. Again, the March 10. 2015 Board of Education meeting will take place at George Read Middle School at 7:00 p.m.
Please click here for information on our 4th Annual Community Education & Health Fair being held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at William Penn High School.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION NIGHT RESCHEDULED!
The Kindergarten Carnival will now take place on Wednesday, March 25th at William Penn High School from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.The first 100 children to register for kindergarten will get a free hat with their graduating class year of 2028 printed on it! There will be lots of activities for the children while parents and guardians register. Bring a birth certificate, proof of residency, a photo ID (driver's liscense), and physical form signed by a physcian.This event is a great opportunity to choice your child into the district's new Chinese Immersion program which will take place at New Castle Elementary School next school year. Parents who wish to register their children for kindergarten or the Chinese Immersion Program now may do so by clicking the link on this website.Slots for the Chinese Immersion program are limited so online registration is encouraged.
Take a look at our most recent video highlighting the great things that are happening in Colonial Nation:
Spanish and Chinese Language Immersion Programs are coming to Colonial for the 2015- 2016 school year. Click the link below for more information:
Message from the Superintendent
Colonial Community, Staff, Parents and Students:
I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead the Colonial School District during a time of change and reform. The Colonial School District is a district on the move. It is our goal to lead the way for the State of Delaware and the entire nation as a model for comprehensive educational reform and increased student academic achievement. In achieving these goals, we will combine many great Colonial traditions of the past with innovative programming to provide comprehensive 21st century educational opportunities for all students. We all know that systemic change takes time, but with the continued support of a committed and focused staff, outstanding students, and an engaged community, we will undoubtedly achieve our goals.
I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. Colonial is known not only for its forward-thinking educational focus and its outstanding extracurricular programs, but also for a positive and collaborative approach to education and problem solving with all district stakeholders. I take very seriously that you have entrusted the young people of this community to our care and expect that our staff, in all areas, model the ideals of respect to all, as well as give their best to our students day in and day out.
As we move into the next chapter of Colonial School District’s journey, it is my mission to maintain and expand a more rigorous teaching and learning environment that centers on providing all students with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. This includes partnering with our local business community, institutions of higher education, and engaging the community as a whole as we strive to ensure an education that provides students with a sense of belonging while helping them to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It is my mission, and the mission of Colonial School District, to make sure that every student graduates from high school with the habits of mind and skills necessary to be successful in life, as well as being college and career ready.
I look forward to beginning this work and collaborating with the entire Colonial community to achieve our mission.
D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D
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