Sussex Academy Weekly Update

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Please support our $500,000 campaign to Recognize the Growth and Success of the  Sussex Academy Athletic Department and Athletes.  Funds must be raised by July 1, 2022 to start the project.

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Come out to Support our Campaign and  meet SA's new Dean of Students and Athletics:
Monday, May 23 from 5:30-7pm at the Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach
Email by May 18 if you plan to attend.

Thank YOU to our campaign supporters:

Seahawk Hall of Famer ($50,000+)

State Champion Supporter ($25,000+) 

All Star First Team ($10,000-$24,999) 

All Star Second Team ($1,000-$9,999) 
Drs. Jeffrey Hawtof and Nancy Gideon
The Mundok Family
The Leonhartt Family
Premier Orthopaedic Bone and Joint Care
The Brockstedt Family
The Leebel Family
The Nutter Family
The Probert Family
The Lewes Building Company

All Star Honorable Mention (up to $999) 

The Miranda Family
Elena Dadukova
John Harrington
Kathy and Bill Herd

Add your name to the donor plaque-Donate today at
(Type sports in the comment section)

Elementary School

For important information including curriculum, the handbook, uniform policy, etc. visit:

Grades K-5:


Middle School

Grades 6-8:  Way to be Positive Wednesdays at SA-students are invited and encouraged to wear shirts or sweatshirts that have a positive saying or kind thought (ie. Be Kind, Life is Good, etc.).  Uniform bottoms are to be worn and outwear policies will still be in place.


High School

Grades 9-12:  Way to be Positive Wednesdays at SA-students are invited and encouraged to wear shirts or sweatshirts that have a positive saying or kind thought (ie. Be Kind, Life is Good, etc.).  Uniform bottoms are to be worn and outwear policies will still be in place.

Grade 11:  Senior Portraits-June 13, 14, 15, 2022 in SA gym.  Additional details will be provided.

Grade 11: Senior Class Trip-
Please see the PowerPoint for information on the senior trip for the class of 2023.A $100 deposit is due to Mrs. Moore by Thursday, April 14. See payment options in the PowerPoint. Full amount- remaining $1400 will be due on June 2. Payments- Four $350 payments due May 2, June 1, September 6, and October. 3. *If your family qualifies for free/reduced lunch benefits, you may also qualify for financial assistance for the trip. Please see Mrs. Allen in the middle school office for more information on the free/reduced lunch benefits and message Mrs. Messina. Do not let money be the reason for not attending!
Sr Trip Info


A high school yearbook distribution day is scheduled from 12:30pm-2:30pm on Thursday,
May 26, 2022.  Pizza and ice cream will be served.

Student Debt:  All student debt must be paid by this time.  Yearbooks cannot be distributed to students with outstanding debt. You may check your debt status by emailing

June 1, 2022 at 6pm.  Additional information will be sent from Mr. Bastianelli.

Mr. Anderson will host a senior breakfast in the cafetorium from 8am-9am on June 2, 2022.  

Commencement practice will be held from 9am-12pm on June 2, 2022 at the Sussex Academy Stadium.  Caps, gowns, and tickets will be distributed at practice. 

Student Debt:  All student debt must be paid by this time.  Commencement tickets cannot be distributed to students with outstanding debt. You may check your debt status by emailing

School Uniform Drop Off: A uniform collection bin will be set up on June 2, 2022 to allow for drop off of school uniforms.

The senior awards ceremony will be by invitation only and is scheduled for 6:30pm on June 2, 2022 in the Sussex Academy cafetorium.  Each invited student will be able to invite four guests.

An outdoor commencement will be held in the Sussex Academy Stadium at 6pm on June 3, 2022.   The event will move to the Sussex Academy cafetorium in the event of rain.  The decision to move to an indoor location will be made by 11am on Friday, June 3 and families will be notified by email.


  • Each student can have 8 guests if the event is held in the SA Stadium.
  • Each student can have 4 guests if the event is held in the SA Cafetorium.
  • Students will receive 8 tickets during commencement practice. The tickets are marked for indoor and outdoor locations.
  • Each guest must have a ticket. All guests (ages 2+) must have a ticket for admission.
  • If you need extra tickets, please have your student ask their classmates if they have extra tickets.
  • The number of tickets being provided for each student puts us at capacity. We are not able to provide any additional tickets. 
  • Guests will not be permitted to stand along the perimeter of the ceremony area or in the parking lots to watch the event.

We are unable to distribute commencement tickets to students with school debt.  To check your status please email

Please email to make accommodations for handicapped guest(s).

Please email if your student is not planning to participate in commencement exercises.

Graduates must wear caps and gowns with appropriate business casual attire and shoes. Students are permitted to decorate caps only, but must make sure decorations are school-appropriate or they may jeopardize their opportunity to walk.

Stole and cords permitted to be worn:  National Honor Society, International Baccalaureate Diploma, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Gold and Diamond Level Certificate of Multiliteracy.

Caps and gowns will be distributed at a mandatory commencement practice scheduled for 9am on June 2, 2022.

Students are asked to arrive to Mrs. Moore’s room by 5:30pm.  Students should park in the front of the building.

Gates for guests will open at 5:30pm.  Guests should park in the aquatic center parking lot and in lots behind the building.

The ceremony will be livestreamed on SA’s Facebook (Sussex Academy) page for family members and friends who would like to watch it remotely.  Those watching remotely can go directly to school’s public Facebook page and watch the livestream beginning shortly after 6pm (following the procession).  Those that like the school’s FB page will receive a notice that Sussex Academy is live.  If you have any questions about the livestream, please email   Please ask your questions in advance of graduation as we will not be able to respond to calls, text, FB messages or emails once the ceremony begins.

School Information

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PTA (Elementary School)

The Sussex Academy  PTA Officers:

President - Lauren James  
Vice President - Tara Johnson
Vice President - Bonnie McDaniel
Vice President - Mike McDaniel 
Treasurer- Jess Johnson 
Secretary - Dana Probert

PTSA (Middle School and High School)

Dear Sussex Academy Families,
Thank you for your support of the PTSA this year. We are here for the benefit of the entire school community! If you have ever considered doing a bit more for Sussex Academy, please consider becoming a member of the PTSA Executive Committee. We have a pending position vacancy and need to try to fill it in the next 30 days. If you have any questions about what the position might entail, please feel free to ask! Anyone interested in helping out in this very important function, please email Ann Hobbs at Thank you in advance!
Thanks! Ann

Sussex Academy Parent Teacher Student Association

Supporting Sussex Academy Middle and High Schools

Dear Middle School and High School Families,

Your PTSA is having a busy year!  To date we have provided the following financial support to our school:

-Sponsored students for the Senior Class Trip

-Celebrated the faculty/staff with Cocoa and Cookies before Winter Break

-Provided pizza for our students in celebration of Pi Day

-Donated funds to Prom 2022

-Provided a Celebratory Breakfast for our 750 Distinguished Honor Roll/Honor Roll students

-Provided daily celebrations during Teacher Appreciation Week

We are now working to replenish our bank account to allow us to continue supporting our school, students, and faculty/staff.

Please consider helping by becoming a PTSA Partner. Click on the link for additional information.

Thank you for your consideration.


Sussex Academy PTSA
Deborah Nails, President
Edward Hale, 1st Vice President
2nd Vice President (this position is open)
Carissa Gomez, Treasurer
Ann Hobbs, Secretary

PTSA Partner

Sneakers will be accepted until the end of the school year.

The Sussex Academy PTSA Officers:

President:- Deborah Nails
1st Vice President - Ed Hale
2nd Vice President - 
Treasurer - Carissa Gomez
Secretary - Ann Hobbs

Sports Booster Club

The Sports Boosters need Volunteers!  

Performing Arts Booster Club

School Spirit Wear Store

Link to the National Honor Society School Spirit Wear Store (Closes on June 8 for the summer)


Trailtoberfest Shirts are available for $5.  Youth and Adult sizes-no adult xl.  Send cash or check to secondary campus front office with shirt size and name/grade of student who will taking the shirt home.

Feather Our Nest 2021-2022.  
Please view SA's most recent wish list (below).  Donations can be made online at or by mailing a check to Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Sussex Academy Sports

Sports Calendar:

5/23– Monday 
3pm Golf at Plantation Lakes.  Dismiss 1pm.

6-7:30 Special Olympics Bocce

5/24 - Tuesday  *Trainer on Campus

8am Golf at Henlopen Conference Championship Tourn. at Plantation Lakes.
2:30 Interest Meeting for Cross Country in gym.  If you cannot miss class at this time email Coach Diaz and Mr. Keen
7pm Women's Lacrosse in State Championship Semi-Finals vs Tatnall @ DE State University.  Depart 4pm.

5/25 – Wednesday  

1-1:30 Interest Meeting for Field Hockey in cafe.  If you cannot miss class at this time email Coach Fluharty and Mr. Keen

7pm Men's Lacrosse in State Championship Rd 1 @ Cape Henlopen.  Depart 5:30pm

5/26 - Thursday - Seniors Last Day   *Trainer on Campus

Women's Lacrosse in State Championship Finals @ DE State University. (must win Tuesday vs Tatnall)
2pm Golf at Odessa National CC.  Dismiss 11am.

5/27 - Friday - No School

No events.

5/28– Saturday  

Men's Lax Quarter-finals Time and place TBD. (must win Wednesday vs Cape)

5/29– Sunday

10-2 Coach Incon Lax

Results reflect what coaches sent in and what is posted on

Women's Lax - The women's lacrosse team rolled over Wilmington Friends in the State Tournament quarter finals 15-5 in the oppressive heat Saturday.  The team will play Tatnall on Tuesday at 7pm at Delaware State University in their semi-final game.  Peyton Hagy, Jacqui Thomas, Emma Lehman, Quinn Nutter, and Savannah Montgomery ran a powerful defense to help secure the win over the Hornets. 

Men's Lax - The HS men's lacrosse team opened the week with a 11-5 win over Delmar followed the next day with a 15-4 win over Lake Forest.  On Friday the team lost to Cape Henlopen in the North vs South Conference Championship game.  The team has earned the #12 seed and will play in the State Championships on Wednesday at Cape Henlopen at 7pm.  All tickets must be purchased online.

Soccer- The HS soccer team lost a true heartbreaker to Newark Charter when they gave up a goal in the last 15 seconds of the game.  This loss put them out of the state tournament.  Tayler Flaherty scored a beautiful early goal but it just did not hold up.  The team then dusted Laurel 7-0 on Senior Night.  Seniors Yasli Morales Perez, Kat Portillo, Merrill Smith, and Zoe Probert scored as did 8th grader Debora Williams.  Emma Westbrook recorded another shutout.  The team finished the season 8-7.
Baseball- The HS baseball team lost to Indian River to finish the season 8-10.  Senior Wes McLaughlin led the Seahawk offense in his last game with a 2 run double in the 5th.
Golf- The 15-1 golf team claimed their 2nd straight Henlopen Conference title besting CR in the North vs South championship match 161-164.  Hannah and Sarah Lydic shared medalist honors shooting a 36 each.  Austin Dostal shot a 44 and McKenna Danahy a 45 to score for the Seahawks.
Women's Track- Sadie Tunnell came a hair from duplicating her 400 meter State Title in Indoor earning a silver medal in the outdoor state Championships.  She will compete in the Meet of Champions on Wednesday.  She also placed 4th in the 200m.  The 4x400 relay team placed 5th and Lily Bowe placed 8th in the 3200m.
Men's Track- Ethan Boladas placed 8th in the 200m in the State Championships. 
Women's Tennis- Sage Tunnell won her state championship 1st round match easily 6-0, 6-0 over her opponent from Odessa.  She will play Milford's 2nd singles in the 2nd round today.
Men's Tennis- Season complete.
Softball - Season complete.
Men's Volleyball- Season complete.
MS Girl's LaxSeason complete.
MS Boy's Lax-  Season complete.
MS Softball- Season complete.
MS Baseball- Season complete.
MS Girl's Soccer-  Season complete.

Sussex Academy Arts

Sussex Academy Aquatic Center

For Aquatics Center information/registration for programs email

April Newsletter
SAAC Newsletter - Apr 2022



May 23, 2022-Meet and Greet New Dean of Students and Athletics and Support Sports Campaign-5:30pm to 7pm-Rusty
                                                                  Rudder, Dewey Beach

May 25, 2022-Spring Concert and Art Show (MS and HS)-6pm

May 27, 2022-School Closed

May 30, 2022-School Closed-Memorial Day

May 27, 2022-Last Day for Seniors

June 1, 2022-6th Annual Sussex Academy Athletic Awards Ceremony-6pm

June 2, 2022-Mandatory Senior Breakfast with Mr. Anderson-8am

June 2, 2022-Mandatory Commencement Practice 9am-noon

June 2, 2022-Senior Awards Ceremony (invitation only)-6:30pm

June 3, 2022-Graduation-6pm

June 9, 2022-Moving Up Ceremony-Grade 5-6:30pm

June 10, 2022-Last Day for Students

June 10, 2022-Moving Up Ceremony-Grade 8

June 13-15, 2022-Staff In-service Days

June 13-15, 2022-Senior Portraits-SA Gym


June 17, 2022-School Closed

June 24, 2022-School Closed

July 1, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

July 4-7, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

July 8, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

July 15, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

July 22, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

July 29, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

August 5, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

August 12, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

August 19, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

August 22, 2022-School Wide Back to School Breakfast at Secondary Campus-9am

August 22-25, 2022-In-service Days for Faculty and Staff

August 26, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

August 29-31, 2022-In-service Days for Faculty and Staff

September 1, 2022-In-service Day for Faculty and Staff

September 2, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed

September 5, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Labor Day

September 6, 2022-First Day of School

September 26, 2022-School Pictures Grades K-11

October 7, 2022-Teacher In-service Day

October 11, 2022-CBOC Meeting

November 8, 2022-School Closed-Election Day

November 10, 2022-Teacher In-service Day/Asynchronous Day for Students

November 11, 2022-School Closed-Veteran's Day

November 18, 2022-End of Trimester 1- Grades K-5

November 21, 2022-Teacher In-service Day

November 22, 2022-Teacher In-service Day

November 23-25, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Thanksgiving Break

December 2, 2022-End of Trimester 1-Grades 6-12

December 19-30, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Winter Break

January 2, 2023-Sussex Academy Re-Opens

January 10, 2023-CBOC Meeting

January 13, 2023-Teacher In-Service Day

January 16, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-M.L. King, Jr. Day

February 17, 2023-Teacher In-service Day/Student Asynchronous Day

February 20, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-President's Day

March 10, 2023-End of Trimester 2-Grades K-12

March 17, 2023-Teacher In-service Day

April 7-14, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-Spring Break

May 9, 2023-CBOC Meeting

May 25, 2023-Last Day of School for Seniors

May 26, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed

May 29, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-Memorial Day

June 2, 2023-Commencement

June 8, 2023-Moving Up-Grade 5

June 9, 2023-Moving Up-Grade 8

June 9, 2023-Last Day for Students/End of Trimester 3 Grades K-11

June 12-15, 2023-Faculty/Staff In-service Days

June 16, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed

June 23, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed

June 30, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed

Sussex Academy Executive Board

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.

June 15, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023

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