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  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Walk 

    Please join Welch Elementary and Dover Air Base Middle school in walking to create a world without type 1 diabetes and show support for students affected by the disease. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk will take place on November 4 at Silver Lake Park in Dover. For more information, to join the walk, or to fundraise please visit: Welch and Dover Air Base Middle Team Page

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  • Weekly Reminder for October 11, 2017

    “Education is the best gift you can give your child.”


    HEALTHY CONNECTIONS – Quit the “clean-plate club.” Let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough. Lots of parents grew up under the clean-plate rule, but that approach doesn’t help kids listen to their own bodies when they feel full. When kids notice and respond to feelings of fullness, they’re less likely to overeat.


    FROM THE NURSE – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “One Walk” – Please consider joining Welch Elementary and DABMS on November 4, 2017 at Silver Lake Park for the JDRF “One Walk” to raise money for research and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes. It’s a great way to show support for students who are affected by Type 1 Diabetes. Go online to sign up to join the team and walk, donate or fundraise. Welch and DABM One Walk Team


    WELCH RSVP’S – Please remember when we have events that require a RSVP that you respond when you and your family plan on attending. This is how we base having enough materials and food prepared for our events. In the event you need to cancel your reservation, please send a note to your child’s teacher.


    NURSE INFORMATION – Parents wishing to make contact with the school nurse concerning their child must enter the main doors and sign-in at the Welch office. Due to privacy issues, student needs, meetings, or possible emergencies, there may be times when the nurse is not available to meet with parents. We ask for your patience if you are asked to remain in the office. Our office staff will also be happy to relay your contact information and/or messages to our nurse, and she will call you once she becomes available.


    RIDER PRIDE DAY PERFORMANCES – Saturday, October 28 at Caesar Rodney High School. Welch Kindergarten classes – 10:35 am; Welch/DABMS Combined Chorus – 10:50 am. Chorus families should have received an email from Mrs. Walls about this last week. If you didn’t, please email her at


    MARINE BAND CONCERT! – On Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 pm, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform a national tour concert at Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington. This is a WONDERFUL opportunity and well worth the drive to Wilmington! Tickets are free but are required to guarantee entrance. Tickets can be obtained by visiting



    October 18 - PTA Meeting – 3:55 pm

    - PTA’s Dine Out & Donate – Chick-fil-a – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

    19 - PTA Cookie Fundraiser begins

    23 - Student Council meeting

    24 - Board of Education Meeting – Simpson Elementary – 7:00 pm

    25 - Picture retakes (must send in original picture packets)

    - School Choice informational meeting – Fifer Middle School – 6:00 pm

    27 - Teacher In-Service – Schools Closed

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  • Welch Elementary School raised $11,000 for

    the St. Baldrick's Foundation!


    Von kicks off the fundraiser!

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    The State of Delaware is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage
    and the Caesar Rodney School District is taking proactive steps to keep our buses running. 

    With the alignment of bell times for both the secondary and elementary schools,
    we have dramatically increased our efficiency as each bus can service both sets of schools.

    Double runs means fewer drivers are needed and cuts transportation costs as well.
    Furthermore, the bell time alignment allows for more middle school students
    to attend high school classes for distance learning experiences.

    The change was made out of necessity - primarily due to bus routes being refused
    or dropped by our bus contractors and their inability of finding bus drivers.

    After a community committee studied the issue, a decision was made to change start
    times so that we were still able to provide transportation services to our families.

    Early Dismissal Times are TBA. Please share. Thank you.


    The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate. For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
     Specialty Plate
    Click Here for Details!
  • 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:

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:

Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by: -providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which all children feel safe, lovable, and capable; -providing experiences that address individual abilities, learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children to treat others with respect and kindness.​

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

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