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Students who are experiencing issues with their Chromebook during remote or hybrid learning should initially review the information below for troubleshooting at home. Students should also remember to clear their cache/cookies/browsing history weekly. Instructions for this are also in the below Google Slides presentation. Please click the link below to review all troubleshooting procedures.

Troubleshooting Help

Students who have tried all of the things in the above link should use the link(s) below to make an appointment to bring your Chromebook in for repair. At the appointment, you will drop off your device and be given a new, working device. If your current device is not working due to charging/power issues, please also bring your power cord. For all other issues, the device itself will be all you need to bring.

Below you will find the signup for Delcastle as well as the three other schools. If you are unable to bring your device to Delcastle for repairs, you may choose the school that is physically closest to you. Please note that the sign up closes one day prior to the swap date in order to allow for preparation time. Be prepared to supply the following information:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID
  • Type of Device (Chromebook for all Delcastle students)

If you have any questions, or if the sign up is “closed” please contact signupgenius@nccvt.k12.de.us

Delcastle Sign Up

Hodgson Sign Up

Howard Sign Up

St. Georges Sign Up

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In Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, October 15th

Today, Anthony Morales shares his “Puerto Rico” with us. Anthony is a 9th grade Student at Delcastle. Thanks to Anthony for giving us a glimpse of his Hispanic Heritage and a desire to taste Puerto Rican cuisine.

Mi Puerto Rico (My Puerto Rico)

https://www.britannica.com/place/Puerto-Rico

We have are popular festivals in Puerto Rico

  • Aibonito Flower Festival
  • The Three Kings on January 6 (Feast of the Epiphany)
  • The third monday of April each year it’s in honor of Jose De Diego y Martinez who was known as the “Father of Puerto Rico”,
  • We celebrate christmas right after thanksgiving and we celebrate for 45 days.

My Family

  • My grandmother is from Puerto Rico and so is my grandfather, my great grandmother is Taina meaning she is a pure indian which makes my grandmother one too. My cousin and uncles play instruments, my great grandmother works on a farm, she likes to grow fruits and vegetables. Puerto Rico produces cattle, sugar cane, coffee and tobacco.

Sports

  • Baseball – Roberto Climente
  • Basketball
  • Boxing – Wilfredo Gomez, Hector Camacho
  • Golf – Chi-Chi Rodriguez
  • Horse Racing

Music – Salsa, Merengue, Plena, Reggaeton, Bolero, Guaracha

Musicians – Mark Anthony, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee

Actors – Benicio del Toro.

Food, Food and FOOD!

Aranitas-Shredded Plantains, Bistec Encebollado-Steak and white rice. Tripleta-Grilled steak, lechon pork, and ham also made with fries, ketchup,mayo,cheese,and vegetables, Pasteles-you can have them all the time but mainly Christmas Tradition, Asopao-Soup made with rice, beef, pork, seafood, pigeon peas, or chicken. Arroz con gandules-made with rice pigeon peas, and sofrito, everyone has their own version of the recipe. Tostones-plantains cut fried and flattened and re-fried, Pastelon-Ground meat, tomato sauce, shredded cheese,green bean, and plantains. Mofongo- Made of unripe plantains which are pulverized or mashed, with lobster, prawns, garlic, chicken, or bacon. Pernil- Also known as pork shoulder is made with adobo, paprika, salt, vinegar, garlic, and oregano.

Wednesday, October 14th

We are honored to have two views of Hispanic Heritage. First from A Delcastle Teacher, Mr. Tom Gears, as he leads us on a tour of Cuba. Then we are invited to learn the Traditions of the Family of Tijuan Morris, a 9th grade Student at Delcastle. Thanks to Mr. Gears and Tijuan for sharing your world with us.

Here is Tom Gears’ video.

https://youtu.be/5zcb6iuzzLk

Tradiciones de mi Familia (Traditions of my Family)

In our Island of Jamaica we have a lot of celebrations:

  • New Year’s: We stay up late on the 31 of December until midnight to ring out the old year and ring in the New Year with fireworks, dance, jerk chicken and jerk pork and lots more.
  • February 26 is the celebration of Ash Wednesday (first day of lent). We eat no meat, only vegetables for forty days.
  • April 10 Good Friday
  • April 13 (Easter Monday): We eat bun and cheese and fly kites.
  • May 25 (Labor Day) we do community service
  • August 1 (Emancipation Day)
  • August 6 (Independence Day) When we were freed from slavery
  • October 19 (Hero’s Day) Day for our emotional heroes
  • December 25 (Christmas Day) lots of celebration with Dance, food and drinks and family time

Family Background

My Great-Great Grandmother was a na-na (a person who delivers babies without any form of training. I am my mother first child (one of two)

Music

Reggae Icon Bob Marley one of the world’s most recognized singers Buju Bonton (gargamel another great icon in my time. I love to listen to good reggae dance hall and gospel music.

Sports

My favourite sportsman is Usain Bolt (lightning bolt) he is the world’s hottest. He hails from Jamaica.

Food

Our favourite dish is ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken and Jerk pork. Our Sunday dinner is rice+peas+fried or bake chicken, pork or fish

Tuesday, October 13th

Here is a history and historical pictures from one of our Delcastle Families. Thanks to the Schwitters Family for sharing their Hispanic Heritage with Delcastle. We are proud that they are part of the Delcastle Family.

History of a Hispanic American Family

Most people don’t realize that I am part of a Hispanic family because my name is German and I have blonde hair. If I tell them I am part Hispanic, no one believes it. My mother’s family however came here from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Ybor City Florida in the early 1900’s. Her great, great grandfather was named Juan Emilio Sanchez. He was from Ponce, Puerto Rico. He helped fund a social club in Ybor/Tampa Florida to help refugees and immigrants coming to The United States to escape Cuba after the Spanish American War. He opened a cigar company called Tampico Cigars in Ybor City. His daughter would marry Carlos Toro who owned the Hardware store next to it. His family had come here from Cuba around the same time also because of the Spanish American War. Their daughter, Ruth Adelai Toro y Janda(later married to Francis Janda)was my great grand mother and her daughter Virginia Ruth Janda / Schwitters was my grandmother.

Attached are a few pictures from Ebor City / Tampa

Monday, October 12th

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week. Hispanic Heritage Week was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. In 1988, the commemorative week was expanded to a month (September 15 to October 15) by legislation sponsored by Rep. Esteban Edward Torres (D-Pico Rivera), amended by Senator Paul Simon, and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively. [Wikipedia]

As of 2017, the Hispanic population in the U.S. was estimated to be nearly 60 million, with a projection to reach more than 110 million during the next 40 years. [Oprah Magazine, July 2020, ]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the month honors “the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.”

At Delcastle, the Hispanic school population has grown to become the largest student population. Over the past three school years, the Hispanic population has comprised the following percentages of the overall student population: [Delaware.gov, Delaware Report Card]

School Year 2018 – 37.5%

School Year 2019 – 39.92%

School Year 2020 – 42.54%

In the school year 2021, the story of Delcastle cannot be told, without the inclusion of the Hispanic population

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Parent Night 2020

Parent Night 2020

Welcome to Virtual Parent Night

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Administrative Welcome (6:00 PM)

The administration will start the evening with a Live event at 6:00. Please click the link below to join this short welcome!

Live Welcome Meeting Link

For anyone who missed the live welcome at 6:00, please see the below recording:

Recording of the Welcome Session

Individual Teacher Videos (at your own pace)

Below please find a spreadsheet of videos from each of our teachers. The spreadsheet is alphabetical by the teacher’s last name. It includes:

  • teacher last name
  • content or career area
  • email address
  • the video presentation as well as the content

Please review the videos for your scholar’s teachers. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to reach out using either the email in the spreadsheet or via Schoology.

Link to Teacher Videos

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Attention Students in Grades 10-12:  Apply now to be a part of the NCCVT Student Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NCCVT is establishing a Student Multicultural Task Force. This student group will consist of students from all four schools in our district. The main focus of the group will be to build the leadership capacity of participants on topics of race, equity, and social issues. An important goal of this student leadership team will be to work with building administration and the Student Activities Coordinator.

Students interested in applying should complete the below form by 3 PM, Tuesday, September 29th.  Delcastle students who have questions should contact Ms. Denison, our Student Activities Coordinator, at karla.denison@nccvt.k12.de.us

Apply Here!

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Join the Delcastle PTA

Join the Delcastle PTA

Below please find a message from our PTA

Hello,

Welcome to the Delcastle PTA.

We are an organization to help communicate with parents and school. Some of the meetings we have had students speak to us about their career path: culinary brought us chocolate chip cookies, Digital media gave a presentation on how to navigate Schoology,

the student union and national honor society spoke about their organization and a team-building trip they went on.

We have had meetings on school safety, DFTA, CO-OPing, and parents have had opportunities to bring concerns to the school administration face to face.

In the past, we have purchased graphing calculators for the math department to use as needed for students. Donated to the giving tree that is hosted by the guidance counselors.

We were in the process of sending a staff member over the edge to raise money for unified sports and Special Olympics. This is an event held in Wilmington where a person repels down 17 stores at 300 Delaware ave Wilmington Delaware.

The membership is $10.00, we would like you to feel welcome to attend any public meeting that you can. Help with anything you would like to help with. We understand time is precious. the current board members all 3 have students who will be graduating this year. if Delcastle is to keep a PTA then we will need new parents to step up and take over.

I personally have gotten a lot of information from the meetings whether it is on a school or personal level. I have met some really great people who have made a positive impression, it was very informative to have different students speak to us about the career path they are on and I hope you can be a part of it.

thank you

Delcastle PTA

Use this link to create an account and join the Delcastle PTA:

https://delcastle.memberhub.com/

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DELCASTLE GRABS SPOTLIGHT WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORICAL MARKER

Delcastle proudly hosted the unveiling of a state historical marker on Wednesday, Sept. 9, commemorating the encampment of George Washington’s troops on the grounds of the school from Sept. 4-9, 1777. The unveiling was attended by historians, school personnel, military representatives, and elected officials.

Delcastle social studies teachers, Dave Battafarano and Donato Rufo, discovered, or rather, “re-discovered” that Gen. George Washington’s Revolutionary Army encamped at a stronghold position in early September 1777, on the east side of Red Clay Creek between Newport, Stanton, and Marshallton – on the very campus of their school – a dream come true for any history teacher! Their research revealed that from this location, Washington’s troops blocked the British army’s route to the Red Clay before they moved on to Chadds Ford. The encampment had 9 separate army divisions totaling 11,000 men who were on-site for four days.

A historical marker was formerly in place on property near the junction of Old Capitol Trail and Newport Road, but had been missing for many decades. The area of the encampment includes the campus of Delcastle Technical High School, and the teachers filed a request to the Delaware Public Archives to have a historical marker placed on the school property so it would be an educational resource and available for all to see. State Sen. Anthony DelCollo and State Rep. Kim Williams sponsored the marker with state transportation funds.

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What:

A virtual presentation for incoming 9th-grade students and families as well as any other new students and their families.

When:

Wednesday, Sept. 2nd

6:00 PM

How to Access:

Use this link to access the presentation.

Copy the link into your browser and choose the “watch on web” option.

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Grade 9 Chromebook Deployment will occur the Week of August 24 – August 28. 

  • The student and one parent/guardian should arrive at the scheduled time. 
  • Please be sure to complete all online forms and the online insurance payment prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Masks must be worn to the appointment. 

Please see the linked document for all specific information:

Grade 9 Deployment Information

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Class of 2020 Graduation Video

The official commencement video for the Class of 202o is done! Graduates and their families can currently watch the video using the link below.  We hope you enjoy it!

Class of 2020 Graduation Video

Message from OK Video regarding purchase:

Delcastle Technical High School 2020 Graduation Video

Delcastle Technical High School’s 2020 Graduation DVD and Blu-ray disc are now available for order online. The video includes all pre-recorded speeches plus each graduate receiving his/her diploma.

As a gift to its seniors, Delcastle Technical High School is offering graduation videos at duplication and shipping costs only. Both DVDs ($15) and Blu-ray discs ($25) are available. Orders received by August 9 will be mailed to homes the week of August 10.

Orders placed August 10 and thereafter will be subject to a $7 late handling fee.

To order your DVD or Blu-ray by credit card (Visa, MasterCard & Discover), click the link below to go directly to our page on O.K. Video’s secure website:

https://okvideode.com/onlinestore/2020/659-delcastle-technical-high-school-graduation-2020.html

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NCCVT Teen Summit

NCCVT Teen Summit

We are hosting a Teen Summit!


Check out this video on students who will be there! https://youtu.be/zc1kN5gaTi0

The summit will be a virtual event where all NCCVT students will have a platform to learn about the issues and concerns regarding race, equity, and social justice. During the Teen Summit, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and ask our speakers questions on what can be done to combat racism, inequalities, and social injustice.
Follow this link to register for the Summit: https://clspk.com/nextsteps
All students are required to use their NCCVT email address to register. We are also looking to feature student performance during the summit. If you would like to submit a performance (rap, song, poetry, dance, etc) for consideration, make sure to scroll down for a Dropbox to submit your performance.
Cougars, Let’s come together and make positive changes in our schools!

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