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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

Spirit and Pride orders due-September 21st
New car rider pick-up procedure for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. All information is located under the resources tab in office resources.
                          Please visit our NEW Facebook page!  
Jeani Preszler, 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year 
  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY                                                                                                            9/28/16


    • Wednesday, October 5th- Glow Dance 1:30-3pm
    • Wednesday, October 5th- Interims-available on Home Access after 4pm
    • Monday, October 10th- No School-Columbus Day
    • Wednesday, October 19th- Fifers Family Event 4:30-6pm
    • Monday, October 24th- Chipotle Spirit Night 4-8pm


    • Please return all paperwork back to your child’s teacher ASAP


    • If your child is a car rider, please make sure you have a tag. See the main office to fill out a form and get your tags.
    • We LOVE to celebrate our military, please let us know of any news; we would love to celebrate you!
    • Students need a note when returning to school after an absence. In order for an absence to be considered excused the note needs to be within 48 hours of returning to school. You can email absence notes to
    • An electronic Wednesday reminder form has been sent home. If you would like to start receiving an email with our Wednesday reminder instead of a paper copy, please fill out the form and send it back to school.
    • Don’t forget the Star Hill Glow Dance-a-thon fundraiser! Here is the link for donations. Please select your child’s name and have your friends and family donate. 100% of the profits go to benefit the school.
    • Students may enter the school at 8:25 am. Any student coming into school before that time must have adult supervision. Boys and Girls Club has before and after care. Applications are in the office.
    • It’s not too late to turn in your meal benefits form. The school is at 45% return rate for forms. Help us get to 100%. We need all forms by September 31st. Raffle and ice cream party winners will be announced soon after!
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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 .
Please include your child’s name, date of absence and reason for absence.
Rider Pride Day

Star Hill Upcoming Events

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