Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Major George S. Welch Elementary

School Info

Address: 3100 Hawthorne Drive, Dover DE 19901
Telephone: (302) 674-9080
Principal: Mr. Jason Payne

Website: Major George S. Welch Elementary

School Year: August 24th to June 2nd
School Hours:
Full day - 8:20am to 3:05pm
Grades: k - 5th

Additional Info

School Menus: Breakfast & Lunch (changes Monthly)
School Calendar: 2011 - 2012 (PDF)
Department of Education: Specific Information
Home Access Center: Login Page

About Major George S. Welch Elementary

Our school mission statement is the driving force behind the design of all of our school programs. We believe that all programs that we incorporate into the fabric of our school must be exemplary in order to prepare students for a successful, productive, and purposeful life. Within these programs, we must promote caring attitudes throughout the school community and provide quality educational opportunities to meet the needs of all students. To promote caring attitudes throughout the school community, the FISH Philosophy is practiced, and the Welch Affirmation is recited daily. The affirmation emphasizes the importance of addressing others with respect and kindness; solving problems in a peaceful way; focusing on learning and doing one's best; and being proud as an individual, as well as a member of the group. The FISH Philosophy promotes bringing a positive, light-hearted attitude daily to work, while creating a climate of happiness, well-being and concern for one another.


The Caesar Rodney School District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students' development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the standards.


  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.