MSD looks to expand autism program at MCA

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Milford School District is working on plans to expand the autism program at Milford Central Academy. The district already has solid programs at Evelyn I. Morris Early Childhood Center and Lulu M. Ross Elementary Schools. At the end of each school year, the district receives a programmatic rating scale that compares them to national programs for those on the autism …

As vaccinations begin for COVID-19, Delaware has opened a call center for those with questions

Milford School Board updated on teacher COVID vaccinations

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According to Dr. Jason Peel, Director of Human Services and School Climate at Milford School District, the State of Delaware has been very supportive of education staff when it comes to the availability of the COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Peel explained that the state is also seeing a large increase the supply of vaccines making it easier for teachers and staff …

Milford School District partners with Read Aloud Delaware

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Milford School District has partnered with Read Aloud Delaware to create the Homework Helper Project. The program connects Read Aloud Delaware volunteers with children who may need added assistance. “I believe Read Aloud Delaware reached out to Dr. Kilgore at Banneker who referred them to me,” Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, said. “They told me they had a …

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Milford School Board hears projected 2021-22 enrollment figures

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On Mon., March 22, Milford School District Board of Education heard projected enrollment numbers for the 2021-22 school year. Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent, explained that enrollment projections would be critical as the district brings more students back into the classroom. “Our goal is to return all students back to the classroom next fall,” Dr. Dickerson said. “We also have a …

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 …