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District News - May 17, 2021

Star Hill Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team was recently declared the Delaware State Champions for Problem 3, Division 1 for Elementary Schools. As part of the competition performance the students were challenged to find a solution that would make different storybook characters come alive through a storybook land. A creative host guided the main character through the storybook land as they encountered objects from team-selected stories. On the way to finding the “OM solution”, the main character learned a valuable lesson from interacting with the all of the characters.  As the winners of the Delaware competition the Star Hill team will soon be travelling to participate in the international competition on June 11, in Orlando, Florida.  You can assist with travel expenses by visiting the team’s Go-Fund-Me page at


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L to R: back row - team advisor Ashley Cooper, Khloe Baer, 5th grade; Callen Justiniano, 5th grade; Savannah Arias, 4th grade; Kadence McFetridge, 5th grade; team advisor Chelsea Heinsch

Front row – Principal Katie Fitzgerald, Charley Baer, 4th grade; Daniel James, 5th grade; Assistant Principal Jean O’Connell