2021 Senior events discussed

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At their regular board meeting, the Milford School District Board of Education heard from Jesse Parsley, Principal of Milford High School, how the school planned to handle senior events that occur during the spring. Due to COVID restrictions, events for the 2020 school year were held virtually although the district was able to hold an in-person graduation event. “We were …

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MSD Board hears progress in CTE Training

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On Monday, February 22, Dr. Kate Marvel, Supervisor of Secondary Student Learning, provided Milford School District Board of Education information on the progress students were making in Career and Technical Education majors. Dr. Marvel explained that since most of these programs were normally provided with hands-on learning, the COVID-19 pandemic has required that the district make some adjustments. “In the …

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Milford School District approves new elementary math curriculum

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On Monday, February 22, Milford School District Board of Education voted to approve a new elementary math curriculum. The new curriculum was part of a pilot program in which two different options were tested in the district. “This has been a two-year process going into the pandemic,” Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, said. “The pandemic did delay us …

Milford School District holds “Polar Plunge” Event

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On Sat., Feb. 6, Milford School District held a Polar Bear Plunge event in the parking lot of Brigg’s Stadium in partnership with Carlisle Fire Company. This year’s Special Olympics fundraising event was revamped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect the safety of the Bears and volunteers who help put the event on each year, Special Olympics …

Freeman Arts Pavilion collaborates with Milford School District

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Milford School District partnered with the Freeman Arts Pavilion to provide students with Creative Nourishment art kits. On Friday, January 29, the open-air performing venue located in Fenwick Island, delivered 4,300 kits in an effort to keep the arts alive during these trying times. “The Freeman Arts Pavilion, formerly known as the Freeman Arts Foundation, collaborated with local artist, John …

MSD receives grant for Buccaneer Boat Project

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Milford School District recently received a grant from the Hertrich Family Automotive Dealerships that will be used toward the Buccaneer Boat Project. The project is being led by Milford Central Academy teacher and principal, Alex March and Gary Zoll. “The project is a partnership between the Milford School District and the Educational Passages Miniboat Program,” Trish Gerken, Public Information Officer …

MSD, Abbott’s Mill partner to provide field experiences to students

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Milford School District and Abbott’s Mill Nature Center have partnered this year to continue providing field experiences to students despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because students are still using a hybrid learning experience with some students still in a completely remote setting, the experiences will be conducted remotely this year. “Abbott’s Mill has worked to pivot our traditionally hands-on rich …

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MSD hopes to expand summer programming for 2021

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At the regular meeting of the Milford School District Board of Education, Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, advised board members that there were plans to expand summer services in the district for 2021. Although some of the programs are offered every summer, Dr. Amory stated that the district was looking for ways to keep children active and engaged …

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MSD moves to full concurrent learning

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Milford School District returned to hybrid learning on January 11 following Governor John Carney’s recommendation that school districts in Delaware once again begin in-person learning. On Monday, February 1, all students in Milford will begin concurrent learning where remote learning students will be in class at the same time as those who have chosen to attend in person. “It is …

Scott Fitzgerald appointed to MSD Board of Education

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On Monday, Jan. 25, Milford School District Board of Education appointed Scott Fitzgerald to complete the term of Judy Purcell who vacated a seat in Area D after moving from the area. Fitzgerald will hold the seat until Jun. 30. Board Member Rony Baltazar-Lopez was the only dissenting vote for Fitzgerald’s appointment. “I believe education is important,” Fitzgerald said when …