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Summer Camps!


Week 1: 7/10-7/13  
Elementary & Middle School STEM & Basketball

Week 2: 7/17-20    
Culinary & Field Hockey

Week 3: 7/24-27    
Art, Culinary & Basketball

Week 4: 7/31-8/3    

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The Colonial School District full day kindergarten program is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that celebrates each child’s learning potential while developing his or her unique identity. The anticipated outcome of full-day kindergarten is to acquire the essential skills necessary to be successful in first grade and beyond.

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August 8, 2017
  • Board Of Education Meeting - George Read Middle School
    Starts: 11:00 pm
    Ends: August 9, 2017 - 1:00 am

    Location: George Read Middle School

August 23, 2017
  • Staff Development Days
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 24, 2017 - 11:59 pm

August 25, 2017
  • Schools Closed
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2017 - 11:59 pm

William Penn Marching Band Interest meeting

William Penn Marching Band Interest meeting

On July 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M., The William Penn Marching Band will hold an interest meeting for all students entering grades 8 - 12. Students will have the opportunity to play the instruments we use in the band, learn about our award winning history, meet current...

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Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program

Begins June 19th, Monday through Thursday, children will be able to enjoy a nutritious meal in a safe friendly environment provided by Colonial School District.

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Colonial Referendum Passes!

New Castle, DE- Voters in the Colonial School District tonight overwhelming passed a referendum request for .38 per $100 of assessed property values (based on rates set in 1983), According to unofficial results from the Delaware Department of Elections, 5,742 residents voted in favor of the referendum, 3,880 against.

“This is a victory for our students and dedicated staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey. “I want to thank voters who showed they believe in the great work we are doing for the 10,000 students in our district by voting for the referendum.”

Last February Colonial failed to pass a referendum that included a capital request for secured entrances in all buildings. After losing by approximately 500 votes, that portion of the district’s request was taken off the table. Tonight voters approved funding that will maintain current programs and class sizes while restoring most staff; all new initiatives were removed from the request.

In order to meet a state-mandated May 15 deadline, Colonial officially notified 175 employees of layoffs if the referendum failed. Those employees included:

• 93 teachers

• 17 Administrators and Specialists

• 42 Paraprofessionals

• 8 custodians

• 9 secretaries

• 2 transportation workers

• 4 nutrition services workers

With state education cuts still pending, Blakey says it remains unclear how many staff members will be recalled but, “starting as soon as possible we will begin the process of making certain our district is whole again. We know our teachers and support staff are the backbone of our district and now that the voters have spoken, we hope to recall most of the employees who received layoff notices,” Blakey said.



Register for Kindergarten Today!
All Kindergarten classes in the Colonial School District are full day. Children who will be five years old on or before August 31 of the current year are eligible to attend kindergarten.

To register a child, parents must bring:
• the child’s original birth certificate
• immunization record (including proof of Hepatitis-B immunization and lead screening)
• a physical or one scheduled
• At least one proof of residence (current gas, water or electric bill, home lease or title).

Carrie Downie: (302) 323-2926
Castle Hills: (302) 323-2915
Colwyck: (302) 429-4085
Eisenberg: (302) 429-4074
Pleasantville: (302) 323-2935
Southern: (302) 832-6300
Wilmington Manor:(302) 323-2901
Kathleen H Wilbur: (302) 832-6330

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Photos from Week 5 ! Having a great time hunting for tomatoes ! We'd like to wish all the William Penn High School FFA kids best of luck and congrats on your ribbons at state fair this week!

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Field hockey mentors from William Penn High School Field hockey team showing campers the basics of the game at this weeks field hockey camp #netde #edude #powerofwecsd ...

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Campers in the culinary arts camp are experiencing stem based learning while having an awesome time! Kids are making cookies, pizza and more at our summer camps held at William Penn High! @ William Penn High School (Delaware) ...

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Due to steady rain and possible thunderstorms throughout the day, Colonial School District will be cancelling our mobile Care-A-Van Sites and outside feeding locations at Coventry Park, Dobbinsville Park, Pine Valley Apartments, William Penn Village Apartments and Edinburgh Villas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ...

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The Colonial School District is a grade 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.