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Kindergarten First Student Day
Students with last names beginning A-L . . . 8/22 & 8/23
Students with last names beginning M-Z . . . 8/24 & 8/25

Grades 1-9 First Student Day . . . . 8/22/2016
Grades 10-12 First Student Day . . . . 8/23/2016

Community Resources

At the Colonial School District, we strive to educate our parents on as many opportunities as we can provide. On this page we will list resources in our community available to our parents as they arise.

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News & Events

Colonial School District - New Castle, De shared Friends of Colonial's event. ...

Guest Bartender Night

August 26, 2016, 4:00pm - August 26, 2016, 8:00pm

Clarion Hotel, 1612 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE

Join us for food and fellowship as we celebrate the beginning of another fantastic school year. Proceeds from the event will go to Friends of Colonial.

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Announcing the 2016 class of the William Penn Hall of Fame. Get your tickets today!…/alumni/hall-of-fame/ ...

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Our students are back! At Carrie Downie and New Castle students and teachers were all smiles. Some parents came along just to give their children a personal send-off. Over at Pleasantville, Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey greeted students along with Principal Jennifer Alexander, and staff. The children and parents were excited there too, with the exception of a few kindergartners who had some first-day-of-school jitters which were quickly eased by the staff. Colonial is off to a great start of the school year, whoop, whoop! ...

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Students were greeted by Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey, Principal Jennifer Alexander, and staff at Plesantville Elementary School. It was an exiting day for all, with the exception of a few kindergarten students who had some first-day-of-school jitters that were soon eased by the staff. At Carrie Downie and New Castle it was equally exciting for everyone. The first day of school...whoop, whoop! ...

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The Colonial School District is a grades K through 12 public school district located in New Castle, Delaware. The district was formed on July 1, 1981 and is one of four districts established when the New Castle County School District was reorganized. The district serves approximately 10,000 students and has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, one high school and two special needs schools.


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