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Howard High School of Technology Social Studies instructor, Lindsay Tietze, was named the 2017-18 NCCVT District Teacher of the Year. Lindsay is the Social Studies Content Area Teacher Leader and a Digital Teacher Leader for Howard, as well as a new teacher mentor, member of the instructional technology committee and instructional leadership team, and assistant cheerleading coach. She has earned numerous awards in her five years with the district and will represent New Castle County Vo-Tech in the Delaware Teacher of the Year competition. Congratulations to Lindsay and all of our other 2017-18 building Teachers of the Year:

Delcastle: Lisa Henderson

Hodgson: Ed Sobocinski

St. Georges: Frances Mancini

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On Thursday, May 4th, Howard’s Culinary Arts hosted two international guest chefs from Taiwan. Chef Yi-Jia Lui and Chef Chun-Yu Chen amazed the culinary arts students with their techniques and talents. The guest chefs demonstrated their artistic abilities to carve melons into beautiful flowers. Thank you to Chef Yi-Jia Lui and Chef Chun-Yu Chen for sharing their talents and inspiring our students.

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We have been informed that on Friday morning, May 5th, portions of Route 1 North and I 95 North will be closed in preparation of funeral services for fallen Delaware State Trooper, CPL Stephen J. Ballard. Traffic will be diverted in these areas between the times of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., and then again between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. We are anticipating significant bus delays at each of our schools. Due to this and the anticipation of heavy rain on Friday morning, school for students has been cancelled. Again, school is cancelled for students on Friday, May 5th.  All staff (including paras) are expected to report as usual. No days will be added in June as a result of this change. Thank you.

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More than 200 sophomores heard a lively panel discussion Friday, March 3, on a host of political topics as part of St. Georges’ 2nd Annual Civic Panel Discussion. This year’s distinguished panel included Gov. John Carney, Delaware Senator Nicole Poore, State Representatives James “JJ” Johnson and Kevin Hensley, and Family Court Judge Arlene Coppadge. St. Georges Social Studies Team Leader Patrick Lombardozzi coordinates the event and served as moderator for the 90 minute discussion.

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Eighth grade students who have been offered an assignment to Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, or St. Georges for next school year should register prior to the Saturday, March 18 New Student Placement Test day. If you have questions about your registration, please contact the guidance office of the school to which you were offered assignment.

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Justin NullJustin Null, a school counselor at St. Georges for the past 9 years, has been named High School Counselor of the Year for Delaware, and is one of three finalists for the Delaware School Counselor of the Year award. Null joins a middle school counselor from Indian River School District and an elementary school counselor from Red Clay as a semi-finalist. Each received a $500 prize and will compete for the title which will be announced at the Delaware School Counselors Association spring conference.

“I am honored to be named the Delaware High School Counselor of the Year, but I am most proud to accept this award on behalf of my amazing school counseling colleagues at St. Georges, and here in the NCCVT district,” said Null. “Our school counselors work hard behind the scenes each day, serving as the ‘glue’ that helps connect all of the puzzle pieces that make up an entire school community.”

Null, who also serves as Head Boys Soccer Coach and Assistant Girls Soccer Coach at St. Georges, was nominated by his colleagues. He is currently pursuing his second Masters Degree at Wilmington University (in Career and Technical Education). He earned his Masters in School Counseling at Wilmington University, and his Bachelors in Human Services, Education, and Public Policy at the University of Delaware.

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8th Grade students who are interested in attending a NCC Vo-Tech High School (Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges) next year should submit completed applications by January 11 in order to receive primary consideration. Applications may be dropped off at any NCC Vo-Tech high school weekdays between 8 a.m and 3 p.m., or at the Office of Admissions, 1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Applications must be submitted with a copy of the final 7th grade report card and the most recent 8th grade report card. Report cards must include attendance. NCC Vo-Tech will continue to accept applications through the year. However, those received by January 11 receive primary consider

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