Sussex Academy students kick off yearlong expedition
Eighth-grade students at Sussex Academy in Georgetown recently kicked off their yearlong expedition,The Power of One! Ideas That Have Shaped America, by touring the Energy House at Delaware Tech. The expedition focuses on how one person, idea or event can change America, ideas that have shaped society and what individuals can do to help make the world a better place. Activities include making iMovies in science, civil rights tableaus in writing, reading "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," calculating wind power in math, and writing Revolutionary War journals and designing innovation cubes in social studies. Future field work will include a Lincoln trip to Washington, D.C., and a visit to ILC Dover. Service work will include trail restoration at two state parks, assisting with the Sussex County Food Pantry, and reading to students at North Georgetown Elementary School. Visit www.sussexacademy.org.
Beacon Middle School students offer free gift wrapping Dec. 14
Beacon Middle School’s AVID and Honor Society students will be wrapping gifts for the holidays from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Beacon Middle School, 19483 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24), Lewes. The service is free, but there is a five-gift limit on wrapping services. Those who want a specific kind of wrapping paper should bring their own.
Nominations for School Counselor of the Year due by Dec. 30
In appreciation of school counselors’ invaluable contributions to the education and future of children, the Delaware School Counselor Association Board is now accepting nominations for Delaware School Counselor of the Year Awards.
The nominee must be a current member of the DSCA . If the nominator is not sure about this status, he or she should nominate the counselor anyway. One school counselor from each level - elementary, middle school, and high school - will be honored as the DSCA State School Counselors of the Year at the association's Annual Conference in March.
To nominate a school counselor, complete the brief nomination form at http://www.mydsca.org/professional-recognition.html. The deadline date for nominations is Friday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-422-1650, Ext. 239.
Dec. 31 is deadline for DCHS application fee reimbursement
Delmarva Christian High School is accepting student applications for the 2014-15 school year. For students who file their applications by Dec. 31, the $150 application fee will be reimbursed once they have been accepted and begin the 2014-15 school year at DCHS. Reimbursement will be made in fall 2014.
Also, students who want to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a Delmarva Christian student are welcome to spend a day at the school as part of their Shadow-For-A-Day program typically held every Wednesday. All other visitors are encouraged to register for the school’s Second Wednesday Tours held every month.
Delmarva Christian High School is a nondenominational Christian high school serving students who reside in Sussex, Kent, Wicomico, Dorchester, and Worcester counties. For more information about DCHS, call 302-856-4040 or visit www.delmarvachristian.com.
Phlebotomy Technician Education Program begins Jan. 22
Sussex Tech Adult Division has announced a new health career program leading to certification as a phlebotomy technician. The certification course will begin Wednesday, Jan. 22, and will entail 244 hours of instruction. It will provide initial education for phlebotomy technicians and other current or prospective healthcare professionals preparing for phlebotomy clinical training and practice.
The course is tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through interactive lectures, group discussions and activities, and hands-on lab practice. Students who successfully complete the course receive a course completion certificate from Sussex Tech Adult Division and are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.
Classes are enrolling immediately and space is limited. Contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division office at 302-856-9035 today to register.