• Congratulations Mrs. Rebecca Donahue, Teacher of the Year!
    Mrs. Rebecca Donahue 


    ·         Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day. School is closed.

    ·         Field Day is Thursday, June 4th for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade and Friday, June 5th for 1st-2nd grade. It will be held at Brecknock Park from 9AM-1PM. More information will be coming home soon.

    ·         Parent Day Celebration: Join your child at school- we would like to celebrate and honor you!  Please join us on the day listed below for a classroom activity and lunch with your child: June 1st: Third Grade @ 10:20 June 2nd: Fifth Grade @ 11:50 June 4th: First Grade @ 10:40 and Second Grade @ 12:15 June 5th: Fourth Grade @ 10:40.

    ·         June 10th is the fifth grade Moving Up Ceremony at 9:00am. Flyers are coming home soon.

    ·         June 11th reports cards issued. They will be available online after 4:00PM.

    ·         June 9th, 10th and 11th are abbreviated days. School will dismiss these days at 1:20PM.

    ·         LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUNE 11TH.


    ·         Yearbooks on sale: The cost is $16.

    ·         Delmarva Shorebirds tickets were distributed for the game on MAY 30th. There is a participation parade prior to the game.  If you'd like your child to be in the parade arrive no later than 6:00 PM on the grassy area by 3rd base.  The game begins at 7:05.  If you didn't get tickets and thought you should please notify Mrs. Lyon.   Extra tickets are available. Please email

    ·         Talent Show: Show off your talent! Pick up an application form in the Main Office.  Applications due May 26th. Dates:  June 8th: Third and Fourth Grade @ 1:30 June 9th: First and Second Grade @ 9:00 June 11th: Fifth Grade @ 9:00.

    ·         We are collecting new or used chapter and informational books for our Camp Out with a Good Book event happening
    June 3rd. If you have any you would like to donate please bring them to the front office.


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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: 8:45 am - 3:25 pm

Doors open at 8:15 am for Breakfast and 8:30 am for all students

Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal  
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
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 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

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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.

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