Current News and Info
7th grade Scream and Shout dance -
The 7th grade dance for tonight is cancelled and will be rescheduled
Family Pasta Night Update:
Our second annual Family Pasta Night was a hit! We doubled our attendance from last year, with approximately 230 dinners served. The cafeteria was transformed into an Italian bistro, featuring live entertainment all evening from members of the HB choir. Our dessert table included cookies baked by HB’s Family & Consumer Science (FCS) students. Thank you to everyone that planned, volunteered, donated desserts, performed, and joined us for dinner and the book fair. This event raised approximately $1,200 for the HB PTA, but its true purpose was to increase family engagement. What a great community we have at HB!!
Book Fair Update:
The Scholastic Book Fair was attended by all HB students during their ELA classes. Students also shopped before school, at lunch and on last-chance Friday. The fair sold over $3800 in books and other items, with the PTA earning $900 to fund programs for all students. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who assisted with the fair throughout the week. An extra special thank you to Ms. Delgado for allowing us to overtake the library for the week.
Box Tops News:
Thank you to all who sent in (and continue to send in ) box tops. We will earn over $180 this spring to support our school. The following students were entered in our raffle (some multiple times) for every 50 box tops sent in: Grant Lutes, Grace Wooten, Hannah Steenkamer, Nathaniel Gysling, Jailyn Matthews, Nicole Bandelato, Charlotte Pollock, Aiden Huber, Sam Coffey, and Kody Pharis. We truly appreciate all who participate in this program. Our raffle winners, each earing a $10 Wawa gift card are Sam Coffey and Jailyn Matthews! Congratulations and keep collecting those Box Tops and Zingos receipts!
Front Marquee Sign Update:
PTA has paid our portion of the sign in conjunction with the district, and HB and the sign is in the works. PTA’s portion was $7,000 We used $4,000 from Warrior Fund Earnings, $1,000 New Castle County grant from Congresswoman Kilpatrick and a $2,000 donation from Max Rodriquez. The permit has been submitted to the county and we await it’s approval and good weather to begin working on the sign.
Annie’s Garden Grant Update:
We were happy to be notified from Annie’s Garden Grant that we have made it as a finalist, and will find out soon if we will receive the grant.
“We are pleased to let you know that H. B. du Pont Middle School Parent Teacher Association has been chosen as a finalist out of nearly a thousand applications to receive a $3,000 garden grant. Your application was one of the strongest that we reviewed and we are so impressed by the work you’re doing to help grow the next generation of healthy eaters. “
8th Grade Transition to High School
Vo-Tech assignments are being mailed/emailed 2/24. Parents can contact the HB Counselors if they haven't heard yet.
Choice Acceptance Deadline is March 17th
McKean High School will be at HB March 28th for the information session and passing out of course selection booklets for all students attending there next year.
McKean will come again on April 4th for students to have individual meetings and actually select courses.
We will let you know when AI has set their dates for info sessions and course selection for incoming freshman.
The Charter School of Wilmington is having their Incoming Freshman Orientation March 21st from 6-7PM
Next PTA meeting Tuesday March 21st 7PM in in the Library
It’s time to start thinking about HB’s PTA board for next year. If you have an interest in joining our amazing board and helping to shape the success of HB please email Kelly Coffey at email@example.com to find the position that would best meet your talent and skill set.
Olivia Ormsby (2 entries)
Sareena was also the winner of the Theme Search contest at the State level. Her entry has been submitted to the National Level for judging.
Congratulations to all of you for your winning Reflections Entries. Good luck at the state level. The State PTA will be contacting you if your entry is chosen to move on to the national level.
Breakfast Vending Machines
The Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new breakfast vending machine! This vending machine will be located at the main doors in the back of the building and will dispense full breakfasts at no charge to the students. The students simply enter their birthday and student ID number and then select which breakfast they desire, then can enjoy it in their first class. We are really counting on the students to be responsible and careful to clean up any mess they may make while eating, and not to eat near their Chromebooks or other electronic equipment.
Of course, the students can still come to the cafeteria and select their breakfast, this is just another way that HB is making breakfast available to everyone. Cash is not accepted in this machine, and only one breakfast per day per student will be dispensed. We are also urging all students with a food allergy to continue to come to the cafeteria and get their lunch from the staff so that they can ensure they are eating foods that are safe for them.
The machine will be available to use on Monday, November 28. It will be on every school day from 7:00am until 8:30am. Please look for a Nutrition Department staff member to be available to assist the students during the first week of its operation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Stacey Buchanan, cafeteria manager at 302.239.3425.