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Welcome Star Hill Families!

 Our community of learners house students in grades first through fifth in the Caesar Rodney School District. Our days are spent focused on learning with the understanding that time is an invaluable resource that should be spent wisely. When visiting our school you will find children and adults engaged in writing, reading, math, critical thinking and real life problem solving. Often you will find students being led in small groups on focused lessons or exploring research topics delving deeper into standards and interests. Instruction, activities and language used by educators is purposeful with the intended outcome of having students who are independent thinkers and problem solvers. 

The success of our students comes from the support of our Star Hill families. Collaboration occurs daily among the staff in the building and with the students’ own families. We encourage parents and guardians to develop close relationships with school staff so that we may get to know your child even better which will allow us to best meet his or her needs.  As one family we will make informed decisions about what is best for children while celebrating their accomplishments. 

We are proud and honored to be members of the Star Hill and Caesar Rodney learning community. Working together will ensure your child has a productive, successful school year.

 

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.-- Brad Henry
 
 
Star Hill Elementary School
594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Road, Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-697-6117 ~ Fax: 302-697-4983

School Hours: 8:40am - 3:25 pm

Doors open at 8:25 am for Breakfast
                                                          
                                                  Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal    
 
 
 



Upcoming Events:

                 End of the 3rd Marking Period- March 30th
          School Closed Teacher In-Service Day- March 31st
Report Cards Issued- April 12th
Spring Break- April 14th- April 21st
 
 

6th Grade Orientation Day: Last year was our district’s inaugural year for the 6th Grade Orientation Day. It was a huge success! In addition to the middle schools’ evening events, the Caesar Rodney School District will again offer a full day orientation for all incoming 6th grade students at Dover Air Base, Fifer, and Postlethwait Middle Schools. The day will include activities to acclimate students to the school, their new peers and teachers, and middle school expectations. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 9am-2pm. Transportation will be available and lunch will be served. More information on registering for this orientation day will be distributed as we get closer to the end of the school year.

 


The DeSSA/DCAS spring testing window is open from March 1st through June 1st, 2017. Each school will communicate specific testing dates with students and their families.  

 
 
  Open enrollment paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year is located under the office resources tab.
 
 
Please visit our NEW Facebook page!  
 
Congratulations
Kyle Hill, 2017-2018 Teacher Of The Year 
 
 
                        Black History
 




                                                   
 
            
  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY                                                                           3/22/17

                Dates:                                                                                                                                                

      • Saturday, March 25th- Rider Dye at Allen Frear
      • Thursday, March 30th- Chinese Dragon Festival 6-7:30pm
      • Friday, March 31st- Teacher In-Service Day Schools Closed
      • Tuesday, April 4th- Spring Pictures
      • Thursday, April 6th- Spring Chorus Concert
    • Spring Break School Closed- April 14th-April 21st

     

                Reminders:

    • Going on a trip soon? Please get a family trip form from the main office to have the absences excused. Contact the main office if you have any questions.

     

    • Save the Date! Father Daughter dance May 19th from 6-9pm.
    • Yearbooks are now on sale! $18 each, please submit the form to the main office or you can purchase online. The deadline for paper envelopes is April 10th, or April 16th for online orders.
    • Rocky Bullwinkle from the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team is hoping to have a BIG crowd from Star Hill at a spring game.  To ensure that your student gets 2 FREE tickets to a game, please send in the Blue Rocks Bookmark when the reading goal has been met.  If you lost the bookmark, please write the student's name on a piece of paper with the reading goal information.  Hand in to classroom teachers no later than Friday, April 7th.
    • Save the date! Parent/Son event on April 28th-More information to come home soon!
    • What does community mean to you? Your art and writing entry are due March 29th to your teacher. Top ten entries for each grade level will be displayed at Reserve of Chestnut Ridge. One winner from each grade level will get a prize.
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If your child is out of school, a written note must be sent to school within 48 hours of your child’s return in order for the absence to be excused.
You may send in a written note or send an email to our attendance clerk at nicole.dewitt@cr.k12.de.us .
Please include your child’s name, date of absence and reason for absence.
 
 
                                                             
 
 
The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Centennial Celebration Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate ($10) and help raise funds ($15) towards the centennial celebration to be held in May, 2016.  For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 CR Plate
Click Here for Details!

These Voluntary Participation Student Accident Insurance Plans can be purchased easily online at:

 An Equal Opportunity Employer
 
The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or genetic information in accordance with State and Federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
Our Vision:

All students will grow under the direction of the collective school team. -- Core Values of Star Hill Elementary School: A Belief that All Kids Can Learn - High Expectations for All Students • A “No Excuses” Attitude with Accountability • It’s Not About Me, It’s About Them

Our Mission:

Star Hill Elementary School is a community of learners where the staff and families work together to ensure each student excels academically, socially, emotionally and physically while focusing on the 4 As: academics, athletics, arts and atmosphere.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414 -------------------------------------------Star Hill Elementary School is a community of learners where the staff and families work together to ensure each student excels academically, socially, emotionally and physically while focusing on the 4 As: academics, athletics, arts and atmosphere.

Star Hill Elementary School © 2014 302-697-6117 Fax: 594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Rd, Dover, DE 19901
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