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50th Anniversary News

50th Anniversary News

Join Delcastle Technical High School in celebrating 50 years of vocational education with three marque events!

The Black Tie Affair (Formal attire)

March 29th, 2019 (7 PM – 11 PM)

Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

Tickets will be first come first served. Tickets are limited! Please plan accordingly.

Click here to purchase your tickets! https://delcastlehighschool.ludus.com/index.php

Ignite the Night 5K

April 5th, 2019

The 50th Celebration Car Show

May 4th, 2019

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A Message from

Yvette Santiago, President

New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District Board of Education

December 17, 2018

Victoria C. Gehrt, Superintendent of the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District since 2011, has announced her plan to retire effective July 1, 2019, after 30 years of service to the school district and a total of 48 years as a Delaware and Pennsylvania educator.

The school district operates four comprehensive Career and Technical high schools in New Castle County – Delcastle Technical High School, Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Howard High School of Technology, and St. Georges Technical High School, with a total enrollment of 4,700 students in grades 9 – 12. Additionally, the district also operates an adult and alternative education division serving approximately 2,000 students.

On behalf of the NCC Vo-Tech Board of Education, I first want to thank Dr. Gehrt for her leadership and years of service and I also want to thank you for your continued support of our Career and Technical Programs, our schools, and must importantly, our students. Your commitment helps to ensure that high quality and effective educational programs are provided for all students, and we could not do it without you.

In that spirit of partnership, the NCCVT school board is soliciting input as we begin the search for the next school district superintendent. The Board of Education would like to hear your ideas about skills and attributes you think are important as we review potential candidates for the superintendent’s position.

Please send comments to superintendentsearch@nccvt.k12.de.us or mail directly to:

Superintendent Search

Gerald Allen

Director of Personnel/Operations

NCC Vo-Tech School District

1417 Newport Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

All comments must be received by January 14, 2019.

It is the intent of the Board to post for the superintendent’s position by January 21, 2019.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District.

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Delcastle Drama Club Presents:

Alibis

Showtimes:

Thursday Student Matinee – 3:15 pm

Thursday Evening Performance – 7:00 pm

Friday Evening Performance – 7:00 pm

Prices:

Adults: $10.00

Students: $8.00

Children (10 & under):  $5.00

Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased in cash at the door or online at www.delcastle.ludus.com

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Welding Holiday Sale

Welding Holiday Sale

We invite you to participate in the Welding career area holiday sale. All items are made in Welding and proceeds directly support the program.

This year, Welding students are creating and selling three items:

  • A snowflake ornament ($3.00) – 50% of the proceeds of these sales will be donated to the Delcastle Giving Tree.
  • A word tree ($15.00)
  • A Lighted Christmas Tree ($25.00) – this item can also be made with a star for an additional $5.00

Please see the below-linked order form and pictures. Order forms should be sent into Mr. Edelen on Monday. Payments can be made via cash or cashier check only. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Edelen at daniel.edelen@nccvt.k12.de.us

Christmas Order Form

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Support The Delcastle PTA

Support The Delcastle PTA

The Delcastle PTA has two events availble for all Delcastle families and community members.

Five Below Fundraiser

The Delcastle PTA has partnered with all Delaware locations of Five Below for a fundraising event.  The event is currently running and ends December 1st.  If you print the linked flyer and bring it with you to any Delaware Five Below, 10% of the toal dollars spent will be donated back to Delcaste PTA.  This is a great way to simultaneously shop and give back!

FiveBelow

1 Million Good Night Pajama Program

The Delcastle PTA is also sponsoring a service project to support the Delaware Chapter of The Pajama Program.  This program provides new pajamas to kids who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected and are waiting and hoping to be adopted.  The majority of these kids are in group homes, shelters, or other temporary housing.

To support this group, the Delcastle PTA is collecting NEW pajamas and NEW books for high school aged kids.

  • Students are generally aged 13- 18
  • Pajamas can be bought in size small – triple XL.

Parents, students, and community members can take their donations to the Student Activities (SAC) office through Friday, December 14th.  

PajamaProgram

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Come and Visit Us!

Come and Visit Us!

Community and Student Services

Did you know that Delcastle offers services in the building that are available to either students, staff members, families, or community members? While all of Delcastle’s career areas offer products throughout the year, three career areas offer services that are continually available. The audience for each service is noted with the service description.

We encourage you to come and experience our students and staff at work. Please remember that all visitors to the building need to bring a driver’s license and enter through the main office.

Dental Services:

available to students only

Delcastle is pleased to announce the opening of the Delcastle Technical High School Dental Clinic for the 2018/2019 school year. The Delcastle Dental Clinic will provide the following services to Delcastle students free of charge:

  • examinations,
  • x-rays,
  • dental cleanings
  • fillings

The clinic is currently open Fridays starting at 1:00 PM. Students who are interested in using clinic services must first submit paperwork. After paperwork is received, students may then schedule an appointment. Students should see Mrs. Dills in room C210 for all paperwork and other information. Parents can contact Ms. Dills at ashley.dills@nccvt.k12.de.us

Culinary Arts:

available to staff, families, and community members

The students in Culinary Arts would love to serve you! Culinary Arts runs a full-service cafe that is open to our parents and community partners. The Bistro Cafe menu will always include the following dishes:

  • Soup
  • Entree
  • Grill
  • Deli
  • Salad
  • Dessert

The hours for the cafe are Wednesday through Friday starting at 11:30 AM. If you are interested in dining at the Bistro Cafe, please contact Chef James (gary.james@nccvt.k12.de.us) or Chef Craft (tom.craft@nccvt.k12.de.us) to make a reservation.  The weekly menu is posted online at Cooks & Bakers page of this website.

Culinary Arts can also help you with your celebratory events. If you are interested in ordering for an event or having the students work an event, please contact Chefs James and Craft about our catering and event options.

Cosmetology:

available to families and community partners on Thursdays

available to students & staff on Fridays

After you have lunch at the Bistro cafe on Thursday, the students in Cosmetology would love to pamper you! Cosmetology runs an open salon on Thursdays for families and community members and on Fridays for students and staff. The salon is open starting at 12:45 PM by appointment only and offers the following services:

  • Cut
  • Color
  • Permanent Wave
  • Chemical Relaxer
  • Foil
  • Styling
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Facials

Parents and community partners who would like to visit the salon should contact Ms. Pressey (Lauren.pressey@nccvt.k12.de.us) and Mrs. Tiberi (paula.tiberi@nccvt.k12.de.us) to schedule an appointment.

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Spirit Week & Homecoming

Spirit Week & Homecoming

Homecoming Week 2018

October 1st – October 6th

Spirit Week

  • The Spirit Week Schedule can be found – HERE.
  • We encourage students to have fun while participating in the various themed days.
  • Students should remember to stay within the dress code when planning their outfits.
  • The pep rally will take place at the end of the school day on Thursday.
  • Students who want to sign up to play a game should access the sign-up in their class group page on Schoology.
  • The auditorium will be open during this time for any students who need or would prefer a quieter setting.

Homecoming Football Game

  • The Homecoming football game is on Saturday, October 6th.
  • Delcastle will be playing Newark High School.
  • The game starts at 11:00.
  • Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students with student ID.
  • We hope to see everyone there to support our Cougars!

Homecoming Dance

  • The homecoming dance is at Delcastle from 7 pm – 10 pm on Saturday Evening.
  • The ticket price includes one meal platter.
  • Additional food can be purchased after students have used their meal ticket.
  • Dress code is semi-formal: shirt, tie, dress shoes, dress, etc.

Dance DropOff and PickUp Information

  • For drop-off and pick up, there will be staff directing traffic to help parents who are doing this for the first time.
  • For drop-off, parents will enter at the staff parking entrance, drive around the building, drop students off at the flagpole, and exit from the front parking lot entrance.
  • For pick up, we have TWO locations:
    • The first location is the front parking lot. As parents arrive, we will begin filling the front parking lot with cars.
    • After the front parking lot fills, we will move to the second location, which is a two-lane line starting at the bus port and moving back.
    • After parents arrive, they should text their student(s) to let them know if they are in the front lot or in the bus port line. This will allow students to more effectively meet their ride.
    • As always, we appreciate your patience as pick up can take longer than drop off. We will do out best to keep traffic moving as we work to safely exit our students from the building.
  • Upperclassmen who are driving to the dance will park in designated areas behind A-wing and in the lower student-parking lot by the gymnasium.
  • Below please find a traffic flow map for both drop-off and pick up.
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Over 85% of Delcastle students have completed the Chromebook deployment process! For the students who have not completed the process, here are the procedures as well as links to all documents and forms necessary for completion.

Step One – Get the two physical forms from the library

  • Students should go to the library and get the white deployment form and the yellow nurse’s card.
  • Those two forms should be taken home and completed. Both forms require a parent signature.
    • Do NOT worry about parent ID – student ID will be used for in-school deployments.

Step Two – At home, read all of the documents and complete the five online forms.

Step Three – Determine How You are Making Payment

  • The insurance payment for the Chromebooks is now $35.00.
  • Insurance will go up to $45.00 on 9/8/2018 and to $55.00 on 9/15/2018.
  • Payment can be made electronically via PayPams (link below) or in cash at school.

Step Four – Return Forms to School & Make of Verify Insurance Payment

  • Once students have completed steps 1-3, they should take the white deployment form and the yellow nurse’s card to Ms. Tina Ramsey.
  • Ms. Ramsey will collect the two forms and either take the insurance payment or verify the payment if it was made prior or online.
  • After giving Ms. Ramsey the forms, the student will go to class.

Step Five – Deployment

  • Over the course of the school day that the paperwork has been submitted, the completion of all online forms will be verified.
  • If there are problems, the student will be called down and any issues will be reviewed so that they can be fixed.
  • If everything is complete, the Chromebook will be assigned to the student.
  • Students will be called to the library when their Chromebook is ready.
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August Newsletter

August Newsletter

New Format

Dr. Hayes has gone digital with his quarterly newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new format as well as all of the exciting Delcastle news stories. The newsletters also include important school and district information. You can access the newsletter via the link below. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

August 2018 Newsletter

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