Ursuline's global cookbook is available for purchase in the U.S. and Australia.

Ursuline picked for international grant for global cookbook project

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Wilmington Catholic school has been awarded an international grant after developing and releasing a book reflective of its dedication to global education. Ursuline Academy‘s Global Education Program was picked for the 2023-2024 Moulton Student Grant for Global Citizenship by the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS). One golden goose of that program the Ursuline Global Cookbook, which features recipes …

SB 211 now must pass the House to become law, making DIAA adopt javelin as an event.

Bill making javelin DIAA event moves on; some coaches object

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that would permit scholastic track and field competitions to include the javelin event passed the Senate Tuesday – although some coaches are not happy with the idea. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, forces the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA-sponsored track and field competitions. The bill passed …

SALSTHON 2024 has raised $225,124.54 for St. Patrick's Center in Wilmington. SALSTHON 2024 has raised $225,124.54 for St. Patrick's Center in Wilmington. (Photo by Bud Keegan Photography)

SALSTHON raises $225K for St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington had quite the St. Patty’s Day Weekend. The 12th annual SALSTHON was Saturday night, and about a thousand people from three of the city’s Catholic schools – Salesianum, Ursuline and Padua – danced the night away, raising $225,124.54 for the downtown nonprofit. RELATED: SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center In back-to-back-years, …

Ursuline Academy girls basketball GG Banks drives against Caravel photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Girls basketball second round playoff preview

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The second round of the girls state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight second round games all tip off at 7 pm.  Here is a look of the eight games,   No. 24 Smyrna (14-7) at No. 8 Appoquinimink (12-8)   The Eagles were the only team to pull off an upset in the first round as they rallied …

Hundreds of students packed the gym to celebrate the largest donation in Ursuline Academy history.

Ursuline’s record $5M Fusco donation to rebuild, expand gym

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A downtown Wilmington Catholic girls school has received the largest donation in its 130-year history, and students rocked its gymnasium in delight Thursday. Anthony N. Fusco Sr., a Delaware philanthropist and real estate developer has made a $5 million commitment to Ursuline Academy. The donation will pay for the total renovation of Laffey McHugh Gymnasium, originally constructed in 1980; create …

Archmere girls basketball Bridget Mallot attempts a shot during a game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialog

Courtside View – Week 6 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season will heat up this week as there is a lot of big conference games coming up this week,   The Diamond State conference could be decided on Thursday night as the two undefeated teams in conference play meet as Atchmere travels to St Elizabeth’s.     The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament starts this Friday and …

This year's SALSTHON will benefit the Saint Patrick's Center.

SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Wilmington’s Salesianum School has started fundraising for SALSTHON 2024, which has a goal of $175,000 to benefit St. Patrick’s Center. St. Patrick’s provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation and recreational activities for people in need. “People are pumped up to raise money, and they’re excited to go,” said Frank Holodick, a senior and student council …

Monday's SUP Day was focused on community service.

Salesianum, Ursuline, Padua join in spirit of service

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Ninth-graders Juliana Carranza and Caroline Lober were complete strangers coming into Monday, but a day of community held by three Wilmington Catholic schools quickly changed that. Carranza and Lober – students at Padua Academy and Ursuline Academy, respectively – were two of the 450 freshmen that experienced the second SUP Day Monday, which brought together the full ninth-grade classes of …

Ursuline Academy hosted a day of volunteering to honor Dr. King's legacy on MLK Day.

Ursuline honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

More than 100 parents and students of Ursuline Academy spent their day off Monday volunteering in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is the fifth year the Wilmington private Catholic school has organized a day of service to honor MLK Day.  “I feel like since our motto is ‘Serviam’ [I will serve], today’s volunteering connects our values …

This was the first year the three schools organized an El Camino Walk.

Salesianum, Ursuline, Padua connect with El Camino walk

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Freshman from three private Catholic schools in Wilmington spent their Tuesday together to build relationships and carry out a playful pilgrimage to honor a piece of religious heritage.  This is the first year that Salesianum School, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy organized an El Camino Walk.  The event is based on the El Camino Pilgrimage, also known as the Way …