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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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Incoming freshmen can access their summer reading tests by logging into Schoology. Student ID numbers are listed on the Home Access letters mailed home on 8/7/17 for students who do not know their ID number.


  1. Access Delcastle’s Schoology site https://nccvt.schoology.com
  2. Username: StudentID#@students.nccvt.k12.de.us; PW: 8-digit birthday
  3. Under courses – select Class of 2021 – Summer Reading.
  4. Choose the test for the book or books you have read.

Tests will be availble through mid-September.

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CB Tickets Now on Sale Poster

The wait is finally over. The Delcastle Drama Club will be presenting the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2017. It is the first musical to hit the Delcastle stage since the theatre department performed Grease in 1997!

A program note says that the time of the action is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

We hope you will join us for this monumental show. It is surely a family-friendly production, so bring the kids!

Tickets are available for purchase @ delcastle.ludustickets.com. Tickets purchased online are $8 for adults, $6 for students, and $3 for children under 12. When you buy online, you will be able to reserve your seat! Tickets will also be sold at the door prices at the door are ($15/adults, $10/students, $5/children under 12).

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, starring Ryan Nagowski (’17) as Charlie Brown, Amanda Santiago (’17) as Lucy, Ziayre Ruff (’19) as Schroeder, Trey Bruton (’18) as Linus, Piper Edge (’18) as Sally Brown, Victoria McMahon (’20) as Snoopy. Also starring Alexa Archer (’19) as Woodstock, Leigh Bauder (’17) as Peppermint Patty, Brielle Stephens (’19) as Frieda, Christina Colatriano (’19) as Marci, Rob Williams (’19) as Franklin, and Kaitlyn Negron (’20) as The Little Red-Haired Girl. YAGMCB is directed by Mrs. Elena Brenner. Technical direction by Anthony Tiberi, Jr. and Nelson Ayala.

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The goal of this student recognition program is to celebrate Delcastle students who achieve high level of academic and social excellence. The ROAR award give school-wide recognition of students who:

1. Display Respect for Self and school community
2. Take ownership of their own improvement
3. Know that the right Attitude will take them far
4. Are Responsible with their future plans

At the end of every marking period, all students who meet the following criteria will receive a ROAR award certificate and a choice of small prize:

• Earn a 3.00 or above GPA for the marking period
• No discipline write-ups for the marking period
• Only one excused absence for the marking period

Students will be encouraged to use social media to tell Delcastle’s story because we have the hardest working staff and outstanding students. Delcastle is truly an amazing school.
Do your best to earn the ROAR award and become part of the Cougar Roar Club!

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Congratulations to the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lisa Henderson. Mrs. Henderson fondly remembers many of her own teachers because of what they did for her self-confidence inside and outside the classroom. The content is not what she recalls; instead, the firm voice yet loving heart, the rigor, the kindness and interest shown, the high expectations, and the time for personal reflection. Mrs. Henderson is proud to be a composite of the educators who touched her life, and hopes that years from now her students too will remember how she encouraged them to be their better selves. Thanks for all that you do Mrs. Henderson!

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SkillsUSA Winners

SkillsUSA Winners

       Congratulations to all of our students who competed in the 2017 SkillsUSA Competitions. Our students won 71 medals of which 24 medals were gold. This summer all of our gold medal winners will represent the state of Delaware and Delcastle at the National SkillsUSA Competitions in Louisville, KY. Special thanks to all of our teachers who prepared our students to perform at a very high level. Please see the detail listing of the winners at the end of the newsletter.

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The Delcastle Drama Club provided its Cougars with yet another year of entertainment. Many have heard about Dr. Hockersmith’s recent retirement. This is true but surely did not hinder the group’s ability to ensure a performance of entertainment and quality. Luckily Mrs. Brenner, the Director, with the help of Mr. Tiberi and Mr. Ayala, was able to hold the fort down and began preparing for yet another show.

This year’s fall play Almost, Maine, was about relationships between various individuals with many awkward and comical twists and turns along the way. It took place around modern day in the unusual town of Almost, Maine. The people of this small town had quite the story to tell.

In the past, Delcastle Drama Club used to participate in the “Delaware Drama Competition” until it came to an end when the event was no longer being hosted. This was an event that helped to recognize groups of great talent. Delcastle was very successful in taking home the majority of the winnings each time. A dry spell crept upon the club for a few years until their performance in March 2016 of William Fishers Here Come the Brides. This performance was a huge success that pushed the club back on its feet.

There are many young actors and actresses who have shared Delcastle’s stage for years. For much passion and effort in what they do, one actor and one actress from the cast has been chosen for special recognition. Actress Alyssa White is a senior at Delcastle High who has been able to overcome many obstacles and still come to show much devotion and intensity toward her roles. Alyssa has found motivation and inspiration from her grandmother. After graduation, she plans to attend Del-Tech for two years for Human Services on a SEED scholarship. Actor Ryan Nagowski, also a senior at Delcastle, has shown much potential and even helps to keep the group somewhat sane. He has been in Drama Club for three years and takes pride in making people smile and putting on a good show. The show that inspires him the most is Shrek because he was able to bond very well with the cast.

In conclusion, the performances in December were very successful. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators enjoyed the evening performances as well as the school performance. Stay tuned for the spring musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown scheduled for the first weekend in May.

Cast Leads: Cast Understudies:

Alexa Archer

D’ante Green

Piper Edge

Dannia Pommer

Kaitlyn Negron

Ashlie Cabalza

Kimberly Jeffery

Serena Levy

Ritzy Curry

Kalli Morris

Brielle Stephens

Ryan Nagowski

Christina Colatriano

Kenneth Oliver

Bruce Rodriguez

Ziayre Ruff

Alyssa White

Rob Wiliams

Tech & Crew:

Anthony Tiberi, Jr.

Nelson Ayala

Kayla Wiley

Samantha Collins

Christian Cortez-Ward

George Grimes

Najaquan Hopkins

Kimberly Jeffrey

Samantha Miller

Athaninia Moore

Aicha Pierce

Andrew Stofa

Devin Saienni

Amanda Santiago

Zamyra Sibbley

Joe Stansell

Sam Uzele

Christina Marie Colatriano , Class of 2019

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