Sussex Academy Weekly Update

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Middle School

Spirit Week:  The middle school will be Celebrating Spirit Week-October 22nd - 25th.  The MS spirit days will be different from the high school's and will lead up to the Monster Mash on Friday night.
Monday, October 21-No School (In Service Day)
Tuesday, October 22 - Crazy sock day (Students should be in regulation uniform, both tops and bottoms)
Wednesday, October 23 - Sports jersey/shirt day (Students should be in regulation uniform bottoms)
Thursday, October 24 - Western day (If students are fully participating, no uniform is required)
Friday, October 25 - Black Out Day (Dress in all black) to help get in the SPIRIT for the Monster Mash!!

Middle School Families:  Learn more about our Feather Our Nest 2019-2020 Annual Appeal.  The Brockstedt, Danahy and Montgomery families are hosting a cocktail party from 5:30pm-7pm on October 23 at Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes.  Mr. Anderson will be in attendance to discuss the importance of this year's appeal.  Stay for dinner and Bethany Blues will donate 10% to the campaign.  If you are planning to attend, please email
SA 2019-20 Annual Appeal_Feather Our Nest_Wish List

Grades 6-8:  
Please remember to pay your $200 student activity fee.  The fee covers agendas, clubs, tech fees, yearbooks, after-school activities, portfolio supplies, field trips, etc.  If you are uncertain if you made your payment and/or you need to make payment arrangements, please call Andrea Rogers at 302-856-3636.

Grades 6-8:  2nd Annual Monster Mash.  October 25 from 6:30-9pm in the MS Multipurpose Room.  Students can wear costumes (No giant blow up costumes and no full masks).  Tickets are $5 each and will be sold during lunches on October 23, 24 & 25. Parents able to help with supplies can sign up here:

Grade 7:  Academic Challenge Program Information Meeting-
October 28 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Delaware Technical Community College Arts and Science Center-Theater, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown,

    High School

      High School Spirit Week-October 22nd - 25th. 
      Monday, October 21-No School (In Service Day)
      Tuesday, October 22 – Meme Day
      Wednesday, October 23 – Wild Print Day.  Grades 9, 10, 11 wear wild animal prints.  Grade 12 wears camouflage.
      Thursday, October 24 – Decade’s Day.  Grade 9-60’s, Grade 10-70’s, Grade 11-80’s and Grade 12-90’s.
      Friday, October 25 – Color Wars. Freshman-blue. Sophomores-yellow. Juniors-pink.  Seniors-white.

      Grades 9-12:  Please remember to pay your $225 student activity fee.  The fee covers agendas, clubs, tech fees, yearbooks, after-school activities, portfolio supplies, field trips, etc.  If you are uncertain if you made your payment and/or you need to make payment arrangements, please call Andrea Rogers at 302-856-3636.

      Grades 9-12:  Homecoming 2019 Soccer Game-October 25-7pm.  A bonfire, complete with a dessert bar, will begin immediately following the game.

      Grades 9-12:  The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 26 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. If you'd like to bring a non-Sussex Academy guest, a guest form must be completed. All guests must be in at least 9th grade and cannot be older than 20. Guest forms are due no later than Thursday, Oct. 24. Tickets will go on sale for $20 each during lunches beginning Monday, October. 14. The last day to purchase tickets for guests will be Friday, October. 25. SA students may buy tickets at the door.

      Grades 11-12:  College Student Panel-January 7, 2020

      Grade 11:  Full length practice SAT for all juniors-8:30am-12:30pm-December 10

      Grade 11: Senior Portraits.  May 12 and 13 from 8am-3:30 each day.  Middle School Gym.

      Grade 12: Class of 2020 Parents:  Recognize and celebrate your student's milestones and successes with a Senior Ad in this year's yearbook.  To create an ad, please visit  or call 1-800-358-0800.  Create and purchase your ad online by December 1, 2019.  For questions, please contact Ms. Mews at

      Grade 12:  College Application Week-October 14 to 18 

      Grade 12:  Destination Celebration 8:30am-May 1






      School Information

      Breakfast & Lunch Orders:  Ordering for November is open through Tuesday, October 22 at 2pm.

      Sussex Academy School Choice Open House:  
      October 19, 2019 from 9am-Noon (This open house is for current 5th and 8th graders interested in attending SA as 6th and 9th graders for the 2020-2021 school year).

      Sussex Academy Open Enrollment:  
      Incoming 6th and 9th graders can apply online ( between November 4, 2019 and January 8, 2020.  School tours will be available on Tuesdays (November 5-January 7) between 9am-11am-by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by emailing  School tours will NOT be scheduled after January 7, 2020.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the school tour.

      High School Little Shop of Horrors Production Schedule for November
      Little Shop of Horrors starring Wade Stout as Seymour and Keavy Rhodes as Audrey
      Friday, November 15th @ 7pm
      Saturday, November 16th @ 2pm
      Little Shop of Horrors starring Jake Farrell as Seymour and Elli Oechsler as Audrey
      Saturday, November 16th @ 7pm 
      Sunday, November 17th @ 2pm Tickets are only available at the door and cost $10/adults and $5/students.  The show is not recommended for young children, as it includes some violence and vulgar language.



      October 1-17-PTO Box Tops Contest
      December 13-PTO School Store Holiday Shop

      Any questions or suggestions about the PTO please send an email to



      Sports Booster Club

      Sports Booster Club Meeting-November 6 at 5pm in the SA Weight Room


      Performing Arts Booster Club

      It’s Flocking Season!!  Join the SA Performing Arts Booster Club fundraising efforts by giving a friend a yard full of flamingos!  From October 1-December 1 the PABC will be placing flamingos in yards across Sussex County.  The cost is $35 a flock (25 flamingos) or $50 a flboyance (50 flamingos). A letter will accompany the flock to explain their arrival.  (Flocks will migrate after 48 hours).

      Friends can discover who flocked them for a $10 donation.

      For those that do not want a flock to remain for 48 hours-a same day flock removal is available for $10.

      There is even an insurance option-to protect yourself from being flocked for just $15.

      Please direct all orders and questions to  When placing a flocking order please include:  Name and address of person to be flocked, how many flamingos you with to send and any special requests.

      The SA PABC has a goal to raise $1,500 to purchase a new and greatly needed Xylophone.
      Flamingo fundraiser flyer final


      Come out to Bethany Blues, Lewes, between 4pm and 9pm on October 28 and 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020 Prom.  Please print and present the voucher to your  server.

      Sussex Academy Middle School Students are partnering with the Counting House Restaurant and Pub for a Ghost Tour and Magic Show on October 30! There are two tours-one at 6pm and one at 7pm (participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to the Counting House Restaurant and Pub, 18 The Circle, Georgetown). Tickets are $13 per adult and $8 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Georgetown Campus. For additional information and/or questions please call 302-856-1836.

      Have dinner at Chipotle, Rehoboth Beach from 5 to 9pm on November 6 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020 Senior Trip.  Attached voucher is required. Chipotle Flyer Eng_Chipotle Flyer Span_

      Please see our wish list SA 2019-20 Annual Appeal_Feather Our Nest_Wish List  We have informational cocktail parties planned for our middle school and high school families-please see the appropriate section for details.






      Sussex Academy Aquatic Center

      Aquatic Center Open House-December 4, 2019

      For Aquatics Center information/registration for programs email


      Sussex Academy Sports

      Below the fall season coaches and their email addresses are listed.  
      Jay Diaz                    HS Cross Country          
      Nicol Dimarzio       HS Field Hockey             
      John Oberholtzer    HS Soccer                                    
      Hailee Gooch           HS Volleyball                 
      David Naples           MS  Cross Country                     
      Kathy Kay                 MS Field Hockey          
      Lauren Hvorecny    MS Field Hockey         
      Derek Hopler           MS Soccer                    
      Jon English               MS Volleyball               

      Check for team schedules.

      Friday, October 18

           3:30pm - HS Cross Country @ O'Neill Invitational @ Bellvue State Park.  Bus departs 12:15pm.

      Saturday, October 19 

           9-12pm School Choice Open House 


      Sunday, October 20

           No Events



      October 14-18-College Application Week for Seniors

      October 18, 2019-School Wide Dress Down Day to Benefit the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal

      October 19, 2019-School Choice Open House

      October 21, 2019-No School-In Service Day

      October 23, 2019-Feather Our Nest Cocktail Party for Middle School Families-5:30-7pm-Bethany Blues, Lewes

      October 25, 2019-Middle School Monster Mash 6:30-9pm

      October 25, 2019-Homecoming 2019 Soccer Game-7pm immediately followed by a bonfire/dessert bar

      October 26, 2019-High School Homecoming Dance-7pm

      October 28, 2019-Dine and Donate for the Class of 2020 Prom-Bethany Blues, Lewes, 4pm-9pm  (see fundraising section, printed voucher required)

      October 30, 2019-Ghost Tour and Magic Show-Counting House Restaurant and Pub, 5:45pm and 6:45pm

      November 1, 2019-College Shirt Day for Grades 9-12

      November 4, 2019-Open Application Period Begins 

      November 5, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 6, 2019-SA Sports Booster Meeting-5pm-SA Weight Room

      November 6, 2019-Senior Class Trip Fundraiser-Chipotle (Rehoboth Beach)-5pm-9pm (voucher required-see Fundraising section)

      November 8, 2019-No School-Inservice Day

      November 11, 2019-No School-Veterans Day

      November 12, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 15, 2019-Make Up Picture Day for Middle School and High School

      November 15, 2019-HS Production-Little Shop of Horrors starring Wade Stout and Keavy Rhodes-7pm

      November 16, 2019-HS Production-Little Shop of Horrors starring Wade Stout and Keavy Rhodes-2pm

      November 16, 2019-HS Production-Little Shop of Horrors starring Jake Farrell and Elli Oechsler-7pm

      November 17, 2019-HS Production-Little Shop of Horrors starring Jake Farrell and Elli Oechsler-2pm

      November 19, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 25-29, 2019-No School-Fall Break

      December 3, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      December 4, 2019-Aquatic Center Open House

      December 10, 2019-Practice SAT for all Juniors-8:30am-12:30pm

      December 13, 2019-PTO School Store Holiday Shop

      December 17, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      December 17, 2019-MS Winter Concert-7pm

      December 18, 2019-HS Winter Concert-7pm

      December 20, 2019-Early Dismissal-12:55pm

      December 23-31, 2019-School Closed-Winter Break

      January 1-3, 2020-School Closed-Winter Break

      January 7, 2020-College Panel for Juniors and Seniors

      January 7, 2020-Alumni Party-3:30pm-5:30pm

      January 8, 2020-Open Application Period Ends

      January 15-21, 2020-Senior Trip

      January 17, 2020-No School-In Service

      January 20, 2020-No School-Martin Luther King Day

      January 22, 2020-School Lottery for Grades 6 & 9

      January 31, 2020-Seahawk Showcase (NHS sponsored)

      February 3, 2020-No School-In Service 

      February 3, 2020-Open Enrollment Begins

      February 7 & 8, 2020-Student Theatre Production

      February 14, 2020-No School-In Service

      February 17, 2020-No School-President's Day

      March 4, 2020-SAT and PSAT Testing for grades 9-11

      March 6 & 7, 2020-Middle School Theatre Production

      March 13, 2020-No School-In Service

      March 13, 2020-Open Enrollment Ends

      March 20, 2020-Grandparents Day for 6th Grade

      March 27, 2020-No School-In Service

      April 4, 2020-Prom

      April 10-19, 2020-School Closed-Spring Break

      April 23, 2020-NHS Induction

      April 30, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

      May 1, 2020-Senior Destination Celebration

      May 1 & 2, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

      May 2, 2020-Sussex Academy 20th Anniversary Ball-6pm-Fort Miles Museum

      May 12, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym

      May 13, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym

      May 19-20, 2020-Spring Concerts

      May 22, 2020-No School

      May 25, 2020-No School-Memorial Day

      May 26, 2020-Athletic Awards

      May 27, 2020-Last Day for Seniors

      May 29, 2020-Commencement (pending)

      June 10, 2020-Last Day-12:55pm Early Dismissal

      Sussex Academy Executive Board Meetings

      The Sussex Academy Executive Board meetings are scheduled for 4pm in the Sussex Academy conference room. The meetings are public and Sussex Academy families are invited to attend

      November 20, 2019

      January 22, 2020

      February 19, 2020

      March 18, 2020

      April 22, 2020

      May 20, 2020

      June 17, 2020

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