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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:

                           PTO Meeting-May 11th 6:30
           Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week- May 8th-12th 
 Father/Daughter Dance- May 19th 6pm
                          Chipotle Spirit Night 4-8pm  
                     No School Memorial Day- May 29th  

6th Grade Orientation Day: Last year was our district’s inaugural year for the 6th Grade Orientation Day. It was a huge success! In addition to the middle schools’ evening events, the Caesar Rodney School District will again offer a full day orientation for all incoming 6th grade students at Dover Air Base, Fifer, and Postlethwait Middle Schools. The day will include activities to acclimate students to the school, their new peers and teachers, and middle school expectations. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 9am-2pm. Transportation will be available and lunch will be served. More information on registering for this orientation day will be distributed as we get closer to the end of the school year.


The DeSSA/DCAS spring testing window is open from March 1st through June 1st, 2017. Each school will communicate specific testing dates with students and their families.  

  Open enrollment paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year is located under the office resources tab.
Please visit our NEW Facebook page!  
Kyle Hill, 2017-2018 District Teacher Of The Year 
                        Kyle Hill

  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY                                                                           5/3/17


    • Monday-Friday, May 8th-12th- Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Wednesday, May 10th- Interims Issued available on home access after 4pm
    • Thursday, May 11th- PTO Meeting 6:30pm in Library
    • Friday, May 19th- Father/Daughter Dance 6pm Wyoming Methodist Church
    • Wednesday, May 24th- PTO Spirit Night at Chipotle from 4-8pm


    Going on a trip soon? Please get a family trip form from the main office to have the absences excused. Contact the main office if you have any questions.

    5th Grade moving up ceremony- 6/7 Mrs. Preszler and Mrs. Stubbs, 6/8 Mrs. Sturgill, Ms. Heinsch and Mr. Warga.

    Field Day- June 1st will be for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. June 2nd will be for 1st and 2nd graders.

    Spring Pictures are in! Directions for purchase are in the picture packet. Parents can choose the portrait sheets they want to purchase and pay online or return payment to the school.   Unpurchased picture sheets are to be returned back to the school. Please call the office if you have any questions, 697-6117.

    Thanks to all the students who participated in the Wilmington Blue Rocks Reading Challenge.  Tickets will be sent home today along with a paper attached with information.  The game is July 15th, 2017.

    Father/Daughter Dance papers are located in the main office. Tickets are $20 each and no charge for additional daughters.

    Please urge your child to look for lost items - we have lots and lots of coats and sweatshirts! Lost and Found items will be displayed so kids can find any lost clothing or other items. Anything left will be donated to local non-profit organizations on May 11.  

    Hey Students: You could be famous. Enter the district calendar art contest. Show your CR spirit by entering the district wide contest. The winner’s art work will be on the cover of the 2017-2018 district calendar. Please submit your art work to the office by May 19th.

    Student Council Spirit Week May 1st-5th

      • Thursday-Twin Day
      • Friday-Crazy Hair Day
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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.
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