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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 8:30 am for Breakfast

Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal  
                                                 Wednesday Reminder  2/10/16


Thursday, February 11th- Academic evening 6pm

Monday, February 15th- President’s Day School closed

Tuesday, February 16th- Board of Education meeting at Caesar Rodney High School

Wednesday, February 24th- Interim reports issued

Friday, March 4th- Teacher In-Service day School closed


Please start saving your party dresses (sizes 6 – juniors) for the upcoming fashion closet for the Father/Daughter Dance.  Also we are in need of shoes and cardigans.

Save the date!! May 6th Father/Daughter dance!

Jump Rope for Heart kicked off and many students have begun raising money for the American Heart Association.  The event will take place on February 8th-12th during your child's PE class.  All donations can be turned in to Mr. Faircloth and are due by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.

Parent/Son Event- Saturday, February 13th @ 12:00pm.  Enjoy lunch, autograph signing sessions with the CR varsity basketball players, a visit with the CR mascot, and attend the CR varsity basketball game with special recognition at half time.

GOTR- registration opens 2/8/16 for girls in grades 3-5. For more information, go to



  • Mrs. Teresa Fitchett received the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Volunteer Award at the June 15th School Board Meeting for the recognition from the CR School District for all of her hard work and dedication with the Mentoring Program at Star Hill Elementary School.  She has recruited nearly 60 volunteers to help assist struggling students. 


    Ms. Fitchett Accepting her Award


    Congratulations Rebecca Donahue, Teacher of the Year!

    Mrs. Rebecca Donahue
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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