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  
Alexis Ray-Assistant Principal

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  •            STAR HILL ELEMENTARY                                                                                                                                     11/12/14-11/19/14


    ·         Thanksgiving Holiday November 26th-28th school is closed.

    ·         December 2nd: 6 pm Family Book Club at Acorn Books. More info to follow.

    ·         December 10th: Interim reports are going home

    ·         2nd Grade Holiday Concert is Thursday, December 11th at 7:00pm in the Star Hill Cafeteria. Students should arrive at 6:45.

    ·         The Winter Chorus Concert is on Thursday, December 18th in the cafeteria.  Blue Chorus will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Gold Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m.  Chorus members should arrive 15 minutes early for warm-ups.  

    ·         December 22nd-January 4th: School Closed for Winter Holidays



    o   TURKEY TEAMWORK is the Girls on the Run Canned Food Drive.  Please donate non-perishable items to families in need.   The Canned Food Drive will end on Thursday, November 20th. 

    o   If anyone is interested in joining the Father Daughter Dance Committee please contact Shannon Hardee at jshardee@msn.com or Sara Lasher at sarahfeenie@yahoo.com


    Turkey Teamwork!


    November 7th – 20th  Girls on the Run is having a canned good drive                            

    We are collecting non-perishable food items to help families here at Star Hill Elementary celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

    Please keep these families in mind when you are picking up groceries!


    Where to drop it off:

    Put all non-perishable donations beside the turkey in the compass.

       What to Donate:

    ·        Stuffing

    ·        Canned veggies

    ·        Mashed potatoes

    ·        Cranberry Sauce

    ·        Mac & Cheese

    ·        Gravy

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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, veteran or marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation 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 Administration Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Phone (302) 698-4800.
Our Vision:

Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

Our Mission:

Mission Statement Recognizing the value of each individual, and building upon our commitment to excellence, the Caesar Rodney School District is dedicated to the mission of preparing students for a successful, productive and purposeful life in a diverse, global community by: • Providing quality educational opportunities for all students; and • Promoting caring attitudes through the school community.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

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