Cape Gazette

Education Briefs

Apr 28, 2015

Ellendale occupational therapy student presents research

Stephanie Ann Pusey of Ellendale is enrolled in Misericordia University's weekend occupational therapy master's degree program. She received her pin and presented her capstone group research project at the annual Graduate Research Presentation Conference at the campus in Dallas, Pa. She will earn her master's degree in August.

Elementary schools set Spanish immersion tours April 28 and May 1

John M. Clayton and East Millsboro elementary schools will host a series of open houses for their Spanish immersion programs Tuesday, April 28 and Friday, May 1. Parents interested in enrolling their child in the program next year may visit these schools on either day to tour the immersion classrooms. No appointment is necessary. Only kindergarten students will be selected for the program in 2015-16. Tours will be held from 8:30 to 9 a.m., 9:05 to 9:35 a.m. and 9:40 to 10:10 a.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School April 28. Tours will be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m., 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School May 1. Tours will be held from 12 to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. April 28 at John M. Clayton Elementary. Tours will be held from 9:30 to10 a.m., 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. and 10:40 to 11:10 a.m., May 1 at John M. Clayton Elementary.

The Spanish immersion program gives young learners the opportunity to acquire a second language in a developmentally appropriate format. Students will spend half of each school day learning in English and the other half of the day learning in Spanish. This program is offered to all students entering kindergarten in the Indian River School District in 2015-16. Parents who are interested in having their child considered for the Spanish immersion kindergarten class must complete and submit a School Choice application by May 8. For more information, contact Char Hopkins, John M. Clayton principal, at 302-732-3808 or Kelly Dorman, East Millsboro principal, at 302-934-3222.

Deadline to apply for Milton Garden Club scholarships is April 30

The Milford Garden Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Kent or Sussex counties. The scholarships will be awarded to students planning on entering the field of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, environmental studies or a related field. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. For more information about applications, contact Leona Langone, 302-422-8070 or email

Sussex Tech and Widener University doctoral info night set May 13

Sussex Technical High School and Widener University will hold an information session for those who may be interested in joining the next cohort in Widener’s K-12 Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, which is offered on the campus of Sussex Technical School District in Georgetown. The information night will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, at Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown.

Officials from both Widener University and Sussex Technical School District will be on hand to answer questions from interested students. Information will be available on curriculum and course sequence, course format, fees and related topics. Classes for the fall 20l5 semester are scheduled to begin in late August.

Those interested in attending this free informational meeting are encouraged to contact Dr. Michael Owens, director of Extended Learning with the Sussex Technical School District, at 302-856-9035 or via email to

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School to host fashion show May 14

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School will host A Sea of Summer Style - Our Favorite Things fashion show at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14. Tickets are $40 and include all entertainment, dinner by Le Donne Cucina and a complimentary glass of wine. The evening will include giveaways, auction items, vendors and a 50/50 raffle. Seating is limited. The school is at 11242 Racetrack Road in Berlin, Md. For reservations or for more information, contact Christina Engel at 302-436-2963 or

Comments (1)
Posted by: Dave Frederick | Jan 02, 2012 11:59

A great choice for a major way to go Amber Jo!

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