Lots of good news about Dickinson students!

  • Congratulations to Trevor Nix, Ian Chinnery, Kai Louie, and Joey Bufano on breaking the school’s 200m freestyle relay record originally set in 1996!
  • Students in Dickinson’s IB Middle Years Program (grades 6-8) participated in a dress down day in January to benefit Pennies for Peace — a $1 donation allowed them to wear jeans for the day.
  • On February 4, 12 Rams swimmers set personal bests in their meet against Caravel! Congratulations to Cesar Aguilar, Ryan Conners, Kationna Delgado, Cameron Flora, Kierra Gaskins, Tyler Kirkpatrick, Kai Louie, Novalee Membrino, Ian Shotwell, Jake Shotwell, Lydia Todd, and Joelle Wilkins.
  • Congratulations to senior Grace Duncan for having a photo published in the print edition of Teen Ink this month. AmazinGracey (her Teen Ink screen name) is a Teen Ink VIP with 27 works of poetry, nonfiction, opinion, and photography published on teenink.com. Her “Got Guts” nonfiction piece was rated as exceptional by the Teen Ink editorial staff.
  • Rep. John Carney nominated Dickinson’s Ian Chinnery to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Congratulations, Ian!
  • Dickinson fielded four teams at the Academic World Quest at University of Delaware on February 6.
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Toy Drive, Teen Ink Honor & More

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The National Honor Society is sponsoring a toy drive until Dec. 6. New or gently used toys can be dropped off with adviser Kathy Sheehy or officers Kaitlyn Watson or Amber Warrick.

Warrick also earned a unique distinction in becoming the first student in Kristin Zerbe’s English language arts class to be published twice in the same issue of Teen Ink magazine. The November issue features two articles written by Warrick. The first is a nonfiction story about dealing with the reality of homelessness and essay “Everyday Angels” is about being a firefighter. For her efforts, she also earned writer of the month for October in Zerbe’s creative writing class.

Several members of the football team earned all-conference recognition for the fall season. They were: Ben Piser (1st team linebacker), Rackeem Miller (2nd team defensive lineman), Darryl Smith (2nd team fullback), Raekwon Williams (2nd team defensive end), Kyri McIntosh (3rd team offensive guard) and Andre Nyemb (3rd team defensive end).

Members of the Technology Student Association attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Harrington on Nov. 18. In attendance were officers Max Stankiewicz (president), Jake Scholl (vice president), Skylar Hoffman (secretary), Ralph Stormer (treasurer) and Matthew Stormer (recorder). During the all-day conference, the students participated in various team building and leadership development activities.

Michelle Johnson will teach science and mathematics. Johnson was previously an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware.

Senior Published in Teen Ink, Visitors from DDOE and Germany, Choice Open House

Teen InkDelaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy visited the school Wednesday. During his tour, he had an opportunity to sit in on College Application Week, advanced placement classes and international baccalaureate classes.

College Application Week is a state-wide initiative to encourage every senior to apply to college. This week at Dickinson, seniors will be offered one-on-one help with college applications.

Senior Taylor Webb was published in the October issue of Teen Ink magazine. Webb wrote a college review of Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Read Taylor’s review.

A second round of German teachers visited the school on Oct. 23; this time from the province of Saxony in eastern Germany. The seven world languages teachers were given a tour of the building, sat in on several social studies and English language arts classes, and conversed with American teachers over lunch.

The monthly Dickinson Support Association meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library.

The Choice Open House will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Highlights will include performances by the Dickinson Singers, tours of the STEM Academy and information sessions on the international baccalaureate program and Ninth-Grade Academy.

Student Work Published in National Magazine, Spirit Week, Aspira Club in Parade

Teen InkSenior Jamie O’Neill had her writing published in the September issue of Teen Ink magazine. O’Neill wrote a health article detailing her scare with the MRSA virus in order to make other teens aware of how common and dangerous it can be. Read Jamie’s article.

Homecoming Spirit Week continues today with Throwback Thursday. Friday is Class Colors Day. Seniors should dress in black, juniors in white, sophomores in gray and freshmen in Columbia blue. Homecoming week will conclude with a pep rally Friday; three home athletic contests including field hockey, volleyball and football; and the homecoming dance on Saturday. Check out http://www.ramssports.com for details.

The Aspira Club participated in this year’s Wilmington Hispanic Parade. Club adviser Liz Allen accompanied students Daniela Arteaga Rosas, Shinyoung Kim, Vanessa Ovalles, Esmerelda Pastrana, Luis Rosado, Seth Schilling, Osuar Terroros Ovalles and Carlshay Williams.

Spring chorale and band concert tonight, students earn spots in Boys’ State, Governor’s School for Excellence in Academics, Teen Ink

The Performing Arts Department is holding is spring chorale and band concert tonight in the auditorium. The show begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.

Junior Mac Ferguson was selected to represent the school in this summer’s Boys’ State program.

Sophomore Emily Ragan was selected to attend the Governor’s School for Excellence for Academics this summer.

Senior Aaron Schilling had his poem entitled ‘Worldly Healing’ published in the April issue of Teen Ink magazine.