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Character Counts

 1,358 students participated in the 5th Annual Six-Pillar Essay Contest resulting in 33 countywide winners. United Way of Kent County sponsored the contest and awards were provided to students at each grade level (1st, 2nd and 3rd place).  The winners were also honored on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Washington College. Two students, Zakary Kendall and Emily Blusk, will read their essays at the April Board Meeting.

Pictured are: Emily Blusk, Dr. Karen Couch, Zakary Kendall, Madhu Sidhu, Board Members: Peyton Chance, J. Brian Kirby, Jeff Reed, Dr. Michael Harvey, Bryan Williams and Charles Prince.

Carson Scholars Recognized at April Board Meeting

The Carson Scholars Fund announced 510 students across the country who were named 2014 Carson Scholars.  Each year the Fund recognizes a select group of high achieving students in grades 4 – 11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.  Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar.  In addition, 704 students have renewed their Carson Scholar status.  These previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are being recognized for their efforts.  The Kent County recipients in two categories are as follows:



Recognized Scholars

Peyton Chance- 12 Grade and 5th time recipient

Elizabeth Walters- 8th grade and 4th time recipient  


First Time Scholar

Rowley Harvey (11th grade)


21st Century Grant - Explore It! Summer Science Camp Information

KCPS received a 21st Century grant for a new extended year program, EXPLORE IT! Summer Science Camp, that will begin this year. The program serves students who are in grades 1-8 during the 2013-14 school year who are Kent County residents.  Students who meet the eligibility criteria (academic need in reading and math as well as regular attendance during the current school year) are referred to the program by their schools. There are limited seats available, and the deadline for registration is April 25th, 2014. For further information, please see the attached brochure and contact your school's principal or Tina Washburn, 21st Century Grant Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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