Delcastle Technical High School opened its doors in the fall of 1969; however, the completion of the auditorium and district offices was not achieved until 1972. Its unique name is the result of a contest that asked people to help name the school. The winning entry was the idea of one student to combine “Delaware” and “New Castle County.” The school is arranged by three distinct wings: A, B and C. The “A” Wing consists of industrial, construction, and automotive-related career fields as well as Technical Drafting; the “B” Wing houses Digital Media (including the television studio), Graphic Arts, Culinary Arts, Business Technology, Cosmetology, Production & Imagining and additional classrooms. The “C” Wing generally comprises academic classrooms, yet does include some career programs such as Chemical Laboratory and Dental Assisting. Additionally, Delcastle Technical’s campus includes the Marshallton building in Marshallton, Delaware and houses the medical, foreign language studies, and business technology programs.
Dear Delcastle Families,
Today is a great day to be a Cougar! It is hard to believe that the first marking period has already ended. By now, you should have received your student(s) first marking period report card. They were distributed to students on Wednesday, November 7. Please speak with your student and contact our guidance office in the event that your student(s) failed to submit it to you.
Over the past three months, your student(s) have engaged in challenging coursework that will equip them to be career and post-secondary ready. In an effort to enhance our students’ learning experience, Chromebooks were deployed to all of our students. I would like to thank everyone for the strong collaborative support that was demonstrated by students, staff, and our Delcastle families during the 1 to 1 Chromebook rollout. We are extremely excited about the additional learning tool and how the students and staff continue to expand the learning opportunities. This tool also supports our school-wide focus on communication skills where staff has expanded the number of opportunities for students to read, write and discuss content each day. We ask that you continue to support our communication focus at home by engaging in verbal conversations with them about their day.
As we begin to embark on the winter season, it is important to highlight the number of days that the students will have off. Please make sure that you continue to communicate to your student the importance of finishing out the semester strong. Each Wednesday has been dedicated to providing students with additional assistance after school. A bus is provided at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for students needing extra help. Students can stay with their teacher for the first hour and then go to the library for additional assistance with work. We have teachers who stay until 6:00 p.m.
This quarterly newsletter contains information about major activities that occurred during the first marking period. It also highlights achievements made by students and staff. As we progress through the year, we will communicate with you through our Quarterly Newsletter and Alert Now System when issues and topics come up that I feel are important to share with you. However, please note that our Digital Media Program posts information each week on Delcastle’s Facebook and Twitter pages. In addition, weekly push notifications are sent through Delcastle’s School Info App that contains links to Delcastle’s athletic webpage, Facebook, Twitter, and school website.
Dr. Clifton Hayes