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Dear NCC Vo-Tech Parents/Guardians,

During the past few weeks, we have heard with horror about the deadly assault on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We mourn those who died and have such compassion for their families, classmates, teachers, and the greater community. Current national debates questioning policies on the purchase of automatic weapons, access to mental health services, and the effectiveness of school security plans should prompt all school leaders to once again reevaluate their safety procedures, methods of communication, and community expectations for response. I want you to know we have taken time to do just that in all NCC Vo-Tech high schools in recent days.

We continue to ask our students and their families to be vigilant and to report any situations that cause them concern. We ask students to please first tell an adult if they hear or read something – swift reporting to those in authority is exactly the right thing to do so that we can respond quickly and appropriately to protect their safety and minimize any potential risk. Though we are in a new era where cell phones and social media apps provide instant communication, sometimes in the rush to communicate, unsubstantiated information is forwarded, posted, and commented upon that can contribute to spreading false rumors. Doing so is often disruptive to the very school community we are trying to protect.

Our schools work closely with local law enforcement. Whenever a threat is made and we become aware of it, police immediately begin to investigate. If the threat is not considered credible, they advise schools to proceed as normal. If additional measures are called for, we implement those recommendations and communicate that information to you as soon as we can.

Thankfully, most threats are not credible; nevertheless, we take each one seriously and follow a clear process with our law enforcement agencies that always places student safety as the first priority.

Lastly, I ask that you continue conversations with your child about his or her online social activity – ask questions, set expectations, and stay informed.

On behalf of our students, our employees, and our board of education members, I want to thank you for being an important partner with us in nurturing your child’s educational success.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding your school’s safety plans, please do not hesitate to contact me or your school’s principal.

Thank you.

Victoria C. Gehrt

Superintendent

New Castle County Vocational Technical School District

1417 Newport Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

302-995-8051

Si desea su correspondencia en espanol, por favor llame al 995-8036.

(If you desire this correspondence in Spanish, please call 995-8036.)

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We received information this morning from local law enforcement that a threat was made on social media against New Castle County Vo-Tech schools. Law enforcement is investigating and they have determined that our buildings are safe to continue normal operations today. As always, we remain vigilant in our security efforts and in our commitment to communicate important information to you.

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Nominate A Delcastle Teacher Today!

Delcastle Teacher of the Year –2019

NOMINATION PROCESS

Do you know a classroom teacher professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person by completing this nomination form and returning it to the building principal by the specified deadline. Administrators, staff members, parents and community members are encouraged to participate!

Please complete the linked Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/lr9YBNAFuCvBSgIB3

Each candidate will be scored based on the criteria below:

  • Have a superior ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
  • Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated educator in a public or charter school;
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues; and
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of student learning and the learning environment.

Delaware Department of Education

Mission Statement: The Delaware State Teacher-of-the-Year program is a vocal community of award-winning educators who represent exemplary teaching and serve as spokespersons and ambassadors for the profession. The State program recognizes excellence in education and expresses appreciation for the many outstanding teachers in Delaware who serve as an inspiration to teachers, students, and community members while providing a representative to serve as the profession’s advocate throughout the year.

Title 14, Chapter 89, establishes a series of Teacher-of-the-Year awards in order to reward outstanding teachers throughout the state. All school districts shall follow these rules and 14 Del. C. 89 which in combination constitute the basis for the award grants. Current guidelines have been developed by the State Board of Education that includes input from teachers, administrators, and department staff.

New Castle County Vocational Technical School District

While the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District believes that the teachers working in the District provide an outstanding educational experience for their students, it also realizes that one outstanding teacher will be selected annually as the District’s Teacher-of-the-Year. The purpose of the District’s Teacher-of-the-Year Program and its selection process is to determine the teacher who will best represent the outstanding teachers in the District and the education profession. The New Castle County Vocational Technical School District-Teacher-of-the-Year represents the best traits of all Delaware teachers and inspires students with the love of learning.

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3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Basketball Game

Delcastle Basketball, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, have partnered together for the 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Game. As a way of supporting LLS in their endeavor to raise awareness, as well as supporting cancer patients and their families within our community, we are offering the opportunity to honor someone within your life that has been affected by cancer, by purchasing a commemorative jersey. With your sponsorship, a Delcastle or Appoquinimink Basketball player will wear your jersey with your loved one’s name on the back for the game. Prior to the game, the Delcastle or Appoquinimink Basketball player wearing your jersey will escort you and/ or your family on the court. After the game, the player will present the jersey to you for your keepsake. If you are interested, please contact Ashley Dills at ashley.dills@nccvt.k12.de.us.

Event Information

The basketball game will be held at Delcastle Technical High School in the gymnasium on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Event presentation will begin promptly at 5:30. The game will immediately follow. The cost of a jersey is $50.00 which can be made payable by cash, money order, or bank check. Personal checks are not accepted. You may request a specific Delcastle or Appoquinimink player to wear your jersey; however these requests are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If no request is made, a selected player will wear your jersey. Completed forms and payment should be returned to:

Delcastle Technical High School

Attn: Ashley Dills

1417 Newport Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

Thank you for supporting Delcastle and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in our efforts to honor our families and raise awareness. We look forward to seeing you at the game!

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Homecoming Dance

Tickets are on sale now for the Homecoming Dance. The dance will be in the Delcastle Gymnasium on 10/28 from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $25.00 which includes unlimited green screen photos as well as a meal with beverage and dessert. Students can purchase tickets in the Student Activities Office during all lunches through Friday, October 20th. Students must submit all guest forms to the Student Activities Office by Friday October 20th as well.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week activities begin on Monday, October 23rd. The following are the themes for each day:

  • Movie Character Monday
  • Twinning Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Fired Up Class Color Friday

Athletic Events

There are many athletic games and events leading up to the 11:00 am Football game of the 28th. Please see the below schedule for both home and away games and matches. The athletic schedule can also be accessed at: CougarsSports

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Hello, parents and guardians!

This year, in an effort to strengthen our communication between school and home, we are opening Parent Access in our learning management system, Schoology. With this access you will be able to see all information that your child sees, including updates from the school, events listed on our calendar, classroom materials, and messages! Below is a linked document which explains how to access your account using either the website or the mobile app. You will need your Home Access Center username and password, which will also serve as your Schoology username and password. If you do not have your HAC information, please contact the school. As always, please remember that eSchool is the only grade book of record, so please continue to check HAC for official grades.

ParentGuardian Schoology Instructions 17-18

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Parent Night

Parent Night

Mark your calendars! Parent Night will be Thursday, September 21, 2017. The evening will begin at 6:30. Parents will have the opportunity to follow their student’s schedule, meet teachers, tour the building, and interact with Booster, the PTA, and other clubs and activities.

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Opening Week Schedule

Opening Week Schedule

Monday, August 28th – First day of school for grades 9 & 12.

Tuesday, August 29th – First day of school for grades 10 & 11.

Wednesday, August 30th – Second day of school for all grades.

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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Please join us on Wednesday, August 23rd, at 6:30p.m., for our New Student Orientation.  We will have a brief presentation, students will receive their schedules, and students and families will be able to tour the building.  

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