Month: August 2017

From the desk of Mr. Turner

Shoo!  That went fast.  A summer full of new experiences mixed in with yet another successful session of summer school support.  We experienced very few discipline and/or transportation issues, facilitated the secondary  summer school needs for the entire district, earned hundreds of credits and added 13 more students to our 2017 graduating class.  A very fruitful four weeks indeed. I spent a week in Philadelphia with Dr. Voshell, Dr. Pinkett and Ms. Sharpe attending my first National Principals Conference.  I targeted time management, best instructional practices and special education initiatives during the conference.  I was happy to take away some...

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Meet Mr. Bailey – 2017 Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Bailey has been staff-elected as Dover High School’s new “Teacher ofthe Year” for the 2017-18 school year. Both Bailey and his students claim he won the award through his motivation, involvement and compassion for his students. Mr. Bailey is a teacher who mainly helps students who are behind in credits, their grades, etc. He says he is honored and humbled by the award, and that it will only motivate him to continue his job. “I’m old enough to know that titles don’t change you,” Bailey says. He makes a metaphor with money, saying it “doesn’t change your character, it only amplifies it.” His positive attitude is precisely what DHS encourages among staff and students and he directly promotes it in his classroom. Bailey’s students have mentioned some fantastic qualities about him, even furthering his reasons for winning this award. Isaiah Richardson, a proud student of Bailey says, “Bailey goes completely out of his way to help students where they most need it.” In fact, Isaiah’s a walking example of it. His educational career was almost halted due to his grades, but Bailey rebounded his downward spiral and now he only needs a few credits to graduate. He says the award is a way to prove to other schools our exceptional staff and role models amongst the community. Another loyal student, Julian Torez, says his teacher is “on...

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From 10002 to 19904

By: Tajah Harris Only three hours between the city that never sleeps and the first state, and yet, they couldn’t be different. While living in both, it’s evident that both states have their unique traits and their flaws. Coming from the big city of New York to the suburban life of Delaware, the major and minor differences were definitely startling. From the differences between the school environment, to the contradictory attitudes of New Yorkers and Delawareans; these two states are polar opposites. Attending New York schools my entire life, it’s clear Delaware schools have a completely different vibe. First...

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From the desk of Dr. Pinkett – new dress code

From the desk of: Dr. Pinkett  Student voice was strong last spring as athletic shorts became the topic of conversation with regards to being school appropriate or not the appropriate length.  Twice, over the summer, a student dress code committee convened to discuss what students would like to see as acceptable to our staff and administration.  The result is a set of clear guidelines for the dress code to be piloted at Dover High School for this school year. Students who violate rules of the dress code will be given proper attire from the school clothing closet so that...

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