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Colonial Expands Elementary Wellness Centers

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District today announces the opening of four (4) satellite Elementary Wellness Centers at Wilmington Manor, Pleasantville, New Castle, and Carrie Downie Elementary Schools. Colonial remains the first public school district to open...

Statement on September 8th WPHS Football Game

At approximately 4:55 pm, at the conclusion of today’s football game between William Penn(WP) HS and Mergenthaler VoTech HS (Baltimore City, MD) at Bill Cole Stadium, the visiting team confronted two William Penn fans which caused a disturbance. Mergenthaler was...

June 12th 2018 Board Meeting

At the June Board of Education meeting . . . . Colonial's Nutrition Service Division was recognized for winning the Turnip the Beat Award from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Program. This award recognizes outstanding summer meal programs across the nation. Aniyah...

William Penn High School Names New Head Football Coach

New Castle, DE- Matthew Sabol has been named head football coach at William Penn High School (WPHS). Sabol, a math teacher for 13 years at WPHS has worked in some capacity with the football team since being hired, with his most recent position as a...

WPHS Graduation 2018

Almost 500 students became alumni of the greatest high school in Delaware as William Penn held it’s 2018 graduation on June 7th at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Colonial’s Summer WEBQ Includes a Big Surprise!

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District will kick-off its free Summer Feeding Program with a barbeque Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Eisenberg Elementary School from 5-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East,...

Wilbur Elementary ESL Awards

On June 5th Students from Wilbur Elementary were celebrated for their progress and successes this year as English Language Learners.

Colonial Names 2019 District Teacher of the Year

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District today named Mark McKenzie the 2019 District Teacher of the Year. McKenzie, a chemistry teacher at William Penn High School, has taught in Colonial for four years. He shows his dedication to students daily by being a...

An important message from Superintendent Dusty Blakey

Dear Colonial Families, In the wake of yet another school-based tragedy, I want to take this opportunity to answer a question every adult in our district must have; What is  Colonial doing to protect our students and staff? To give you some insight into our district’s...

William Penn High School Graduation

Tonight William Penn High School proudly held a graduation ceremony for 560 seniors at the University of Delaware’s (UD) Bob Carpenter Center. Colonial School District officials worked closely with officials at the center who were advised a week ago that 4,800 tickets...

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...

In the News

Summer Feeding Program Underway

Hunger never takes a vacation break, even though students in the Colonial School District do, but children won’t go without thanks to the federally funded Summer Food Service Program operated locally by the district’s Nutrition Services Division. “We understand there...

Press Releases

Costume Time in Colonial!

New Castle, DE- Thursday, October 31, 2018, will be filled with fun and learning at various New Castle schools in the Colonial School District. Students and staff will be dressed for the following occasions: Leach- Trunk or Treat 9:45. 10 Landers Lane Pre-K- Colwyck....

Education Now!

New Castle, DE- Aspiring teachers at William Penn High School (WPHS) will make presentations before a panel of judges on issues pertaining to education on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  Topics at the Education Now competition include the following:...

Colonial Expands Elementary Wellness Centers

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District today announces the opening of four (4) satellite Elementary Wellness Centers at Wilmington Manor, Pleasantville, New Castle, and Carrie Downie Elementary Schools. Colonial remains the first public school district to open...

William Penn High School Names New Head Football Coach

New Castle, DE- Matthew Sabol has been named head football coach at William Penn High School (WPHS). Sabol, a math teacher for 13 years at WPHS has worked in some capacity with the football team since being hired, with his most recent position as a...

Colonial’s Summer WEBQ Includes a Big Surprise!

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District will kick-off its free Summer Feeding Program with a barbeque Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Eisenberg Elementary School from 5-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East,...

Heart in the Game

Who: McCullough Middle School What: Health Fair When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 8:00-1:00 p.m. Where: 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720 Details: McCullough, Colonial’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) School, will host a health fair...

Operation Rest Easy Comes to the Rescue

Who: Wilbur Elementary School, Delaware City Fire, and Christiana Fire Companies What: Pillow, towel and washcloth collection drive tallied by students When: Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. Where: Wilbur Elementary School, 4050 Wrangle Hill Road, Bear, DE 19701 Why:...

Flyers Hockey Team Scores at Gunning Bedford

Flyers Hockey Team Scores at Gunning Bedford

New Castle, DE- Former Flyers player Bob “The Hound” Kelly, who was a member of both of the Flyers Stanley Cup winning teams in 1974 and 1975, will join team representatives Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Gunning Bedford Middle School at 10:30 a.m. (This program was...

Colonial Names 2019 District Teacher of the Year

Colonial Names 2019 District Teacher of the Year

New Castle, DE- The Colonial School District today named Mark McKenzie the 2019 District Teacher of the Year. McKenzie, a chemistry teacher at William Penn High School, has taught in Colonial for four years. He shows his dedication to students daily by being a...

Woodshop Isn’t Woodshop Anymore!

Woodshop Isn’t Woodshop Anymore!

New Castle, DE- Construction technology classes have gone high tech at William Penn High School (WPHS); gone are the days when students make simple things like birdhouses for projects. In Mac Emerson’s class, students have built and sold everything from...

Senior Send-Off !

Who:  William Penn High School (WPHS) What: Cheerful celebration for 185 students who have already been accepted to colleges. The students’ college banners hang in the lobby, along with two displays of fully stocked dorm rooms (male and female), courtesy of Bed Bath...

Come Glow With Us!

Who: Students at John G. Leach School.  Leach School serves pupils residing in New Castle County, ages 3-21, who have physical disabilities, moderate to severe cognitive disabilities, or serious health impairments.   What: 2018 Prom with a “Glow Party” theme, one of...

POW/MIA Chair of Honor

New Castle, DE- On Friday, April 27, 2018 Eisenberg Elementary School will become the first elementary school in Delaware to have a “Chair of Honor” prominently displayed in its lobby to honor all POW (Prisoners of War) and MIA (Missing in Action). Following a...

Flyers Hockey Team Scores at Gunning Bedford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Castle, DE- Former Flyers player Bob “The Hound” Kelly, who was a member of both of the Flyers Stanley Cup winning teams in 1974 and 1975, will join team representatives Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Gunning Bedford Middle School at 10:30...

An important message from Superintendent Dusty Blakey

An important message from Superintendent Dusty Blakey

Dear Colonial Families, In the wake of yet another school-based tragedy, I want to take this opportunity to answer a question every adult in our district must have; What is  Colonial doing to protect our students and staff? To give you some insight into our district’s...

Summer Feeding Program Underway

Hunger never takes a vacation break, even though students in the Colonial School District do, but children won’t go without thanks to the federally funded Summer Food Service Program operated locally by the district’s Nutrition Services Division. “We understand there...

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...