Author: Senator Staff

Dover High Schools?

By Dominic Morrell Dover High School is a fairly common name; there are Dover High Schools in Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, New York, and Oklahoma, but do they have anything in common with our Dover High? Ohio Ohio Dover High School, Ohio is a small, urban school. They use a 7-period-per-day schedule, offering 8 AP courses and Honors courses, as well as post-secondary courses at a nearby university. Language courses include Spanish and Chinese. Their band, choir, and drama groups are award-winning. Just like Dover High School, Delaware, their most popular sport is football, followed closely...

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All about lunchtime

From the desk of Dr. Lane Carter We’re listening! This year, the DPBS committee responded to several requests involving our lunch times. First, perhaps you didn’t realize, you may qualify for a “Complimentary Lunch Pass,” making it easier to return to a teacher at lunch. Ask your 3rd block teacher about it. Second, we understand from many students that that the cafeteria is very loud. It’s no secret that some people need some Quiet, Please! Check out our new R.A.P. café in the glassed in section at the rear of the cafeteria, which was formally the senior cafeteria.   Final...

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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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