Cab Calloway BPA Team earns National Honors

All 20 students in attendance from Cab Calloway were top 10 finalists in many diverse categories!

The Cab Calloway Business Professionals of America team achieved great success at the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Business Professionals of America is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other business related career fields.

Competition results as follows:

  • Claire A. placed 1st, Karl Matthew E. placed 3rd and Emma R. was a top 10 finalist in Graphic Design Promotion
  • Pranav P. placed 1st in Entrepreneurship Exploration
  • Neha D. placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Ashley B. placed 1st in Spreadsheet Production
  • Sudha A., Marlayna C., Neha D. and Nicole H. placed 2nd in Introduction to Video Production Team
  • Karl Matthew E., Julia K., Jennifer K. and Robert O. placed 2nd in Web Site Design Team
  • Pranav P. placed 2nd, Atharva S. placed 3rd, Ashley B. and Arundhati D. were top 10 finalist in Business Math Concepts
  • Ashley B. placed 2nd and Atharva S. was a top 10 finalist in Business Communication Skills Concepts
  • Pranav P. placed 3rd, Ashley B. and Atharva S. were top 10 finalists in Computer Literacy Concepts
  • Alexandria H., Sydney R., Rayne S. and Mikayla S. were top 10 finalists in Presentation Management Team
  • Jillian F., Emma R., Atharva S. and Mia X. were top 10 finalists in Administrative Support Team
  • Ashley B. was a top 10 finalist in Prepared Speech
  • Ashley B. and Sudha A. were top 10 finalists in Business Fundamentals Concepts


Students are led by their business teacher and BPA Advisor Mr. Sverrir Georgsson, co-advisor Angi Barker and volunteer coach Sarah Barker. We thank all who have participated and made the BPA chapter such a great success this year!

Purchase your 2017 Yearbook!

Order your 2017 Yearbook ->

Wednesday May 17th during activity period in the theatre, there will be a Yearbook Delivery party. Those students who purchased a book or think you purchased a book, or planning on purchasing a book (checks addressed to CCSA), come out and enjoy your brand new 2017 Yearbook!

Still didn’t buy a book? Go here ->
Questions? Email Mr. Greider ->

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Cab/CSW TSA State Winners!

Way to go TSA!

The Cab/Charter Middle and High School Chapters of the Technology Student Association came back highly ranked in the Delaware State conference Wednesday and Thursday last week! There were many different activities throughout the two days. Students also submitted static events in early March had their events judged and then were awarded during those days. 

The following High School teams or students placed first in the state:

  • Webmaster: Charlotte H., Lukas M., Michael Z., Sam B., Christian D.
  • Promotional Design: Nadia R.
  • CAD 3d Design: Patrick T.
  • Prepared Presentation: Grace O.
  • Chapter team (parliamentary procedure): Lukas M., Christopher C., Charlotte H., Patrick T., Hannah R., Beatrice B.

The Cab/Charter Vex Robotics Placed 2nd in the state: Patrick T., Josh T., Ethan B., Justin S., Hoada W., Fox P.

The Cab Video Game Design team also placed 2nd in the state: Ethan B., Taylor H., Melanie G., Helen L., and Brianna M.

The following students submitted events that will go to nationals: Science Visualization (Science Animation): Kris Hristov, Mike Dill, Chris Cooke

The following Middle School students and/or teams are listed below

Problem Solving, First Place

Michaela S.

Lucas F.

Promotional Marketing , Second Place

Jessica  W.

Promotional Marketing, 3rd Place

Andrew I.

Childrens’ Stories, 3rd Place

Sara W.

Shahreen Q.

Conner R.

Sindhu N.

Emma R.

Prepared Speech, 3rd Place

Dan Lee

Website Design, 3rd Place, Robert Oratorio

Pranav P.

Daniel L.

Daniel C.

Atharva S.

William L.

Solar sprint -Design -5th place

Hunter W.

Sara W.

Michaela S.

Andrew I.

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Congratulations to Cab Calloway’s Regional History Bee Champion

Way to go Jeremiah!

We are proud to recognize Cab Calloway School of the Arts Philadelphia Regional History Bee Champion!

Congratulations to 6th grade piano major, Jeremiah R., who won first place in the Philadelphia Regional History Bee over spring break, and will go to the National History Bee from June 1-4 in Atlanta, Georgia. He placed first in the Philadelphia region (DE, southern PA, southern NJ, part of MD). The competition was 4-5 hours, and he answered 45 questions on world and American history. This was a competition of about 200 mostly 6th and 5th graders.



8th Grade Math League Winners!

State Invitational winners!

Our 8th grade Math League team attended the State Invitational meet last night down in Dover and were able to pick up a couple awards.

Region 3 Team

1st place  

Region 3 Individuals

1st – Daniel L.

2nd – Anna L.

Please also congratulate all of the team members who worked really hard throughout the year and made this happen!

Sherry Q.

Athanva S.

Robert O.

Surendra A.

Sudha A.

Daniel L.

Anna L.

Many Thanks!

Kevin Mak

Robotics Team to Kentucky

The CCSA/CSW Robotics Team had a fine trip to Kentucky and back, over spring vacation. Our team were exemplary sportsmen, working well together and managing challenges.   This team is only in its second year, and we were honored to be invited to an international tournament, featuring team from 40 countries, and competing with 564 other teams.

Highlights from the Vex World Robotics Championships will play on CBS on Sunday, June 11 @ 2pm.  The 6 Finalists were 3 Chinese teams, 2 American teams, and 1 Canadian team.

Attached photo, from Left to Right: name, current major, intended further study:

Ethan B.: CCSA Vocal ’18 (computer science)

Josh T.: CCSA Piano & Musical Theatre ’17 (biology/exercise science)

Patrick T.:  CSW ’18 (electrical engineering)

Justin S.: CSW ’18 (mechanical/chemical engineering)

Fox P.: CSW’17 (nuclear/chemical engineering)

Hoada W. was also a member of the team but unable to attend the tournament, and was responsible for a lot of the computer programming that got the team to this international event.

CSW Parent Deb Sarver and Cab Teacher Chaperone Margaret Badger were happy to drive and chaperone this team.

Margaret Badger

Robotics Team

Best of India Night

Experience various aspects of Indian culture!

Come to the Best of India Night on May 5th from 6:00-10:00 PM at Cab Calloway School of the Arts! At this event you will get to experience various aspects of Indian culture such as eating authentic Indian food, getting henna tattoos, viewing professional Bollywood dance and acapella performances, listening to speeches from influential speakers, participating in a fun Bollywood dance lesson, and dancing the night away on the dance floor with a fun Bollywood fusion DJ! You will also get the opportunity to meet Governor John Carney if you arrive promptly at 6:00 PM! Tickets are only $3 for students and $5 for adults! The best part is that all proceeds will go to Zoe Ministries, a non-profit that is working to end human trafficking in Delaware.  Please check out the Facebook event if you are planning on attending, or if you are interested in attending!

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For questions and comments please contact Sansskruty Rayavarapu at (302)463-2395

All School Gallery Opening!

Come support the Comm & Visual departments!

 “The All School Exhibition” opening reception is this Thursday, April 13 from 5-7pm in the Cab Gallery.  The exhibition is currently being hung and will feature all classes from Middle School Visual Arts, and High School Visual and Digital Communication Arts artwork from throughout the year.


Cab Middle MVP Awards Ceremony

Third Marking Period Recognition!

On Tuesday, April 4th, all Cab Calloway Middle School Students assembled in the Cab Calloway School of The Arts Theater for the Most Valuable Performer (MVP) assembly.  This assembly is an opportunity for teachers to recognize remarkable contributions from an individual student in each of their classrooms.

Not meant as a recognition of the highest average for the marking period, rather this is a chance to recognize a student who may not get the solo or the award each day, however they demonstrate real commitment to the subject area and represents Cab Calloway School of the Arts admirably.

These students may make their teacher’s day brighter, or that they work incredibly hard each day, or perhaps they assist their peers whenever they see someone struggling.  It allows teachers an opportunity to let their students know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed.  The MVP ceremony occurs quarterly and has been organized and is led by Dr. Michelle Morton.

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Regional H.S. Dance Festival Awards

Congrats to all the dancers that were awarded!

Some of the high school dancers attended the 12th Regional High School Dance Festival in Norfolk, Virginia at The Governor’s School of the Arts from March 16th-19th.  While at the festival, they participating in various master classes in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, African, yoga, Pilates, plus many more.  Some of the dancers (10th-11th grade) also auditioned for summer dance intensives and was awarded scholarships to the following programs:

Madison C.– Coker College

Mary Kate P.Ohio University, and also received a scholarship to Joffrey Ballet from their summer intensive, University of the Arts Summer intensive, and Seton Hill College

Rylee K.AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts and University of the Arts Summer Intensive

Sambria M. – University of the Arts Summer Intensive in Philadelphia

All the dancers learned so much from all the master teachers

and enjoyed meeting other dancers from other performing arts schools.

The following  dancers that attended the festival were

Camille B., Madison C., Dominique J., Mary Kate P., Jayda H., Kelsey P., Sambria M.,

Rylee K., Dharini S., and Sarah M.

In addition,

Tara Madsen Robbins taught an amazing advanced contemporary modern class while at the festival. All the dancers had amazing time and can not wait to go the National High School Dance Festival at Point Park University next year.

Please congratulate all the dancers that were awarded

scholarships.  They worked extremely hard throughout the weekend!!!!! I’m very proud of all the dancers that participated in the festival.

Thank you,

Allyson Cohen-Sherlock

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NHS Inducts New Members!

National Honors Society Inducts 28 New Members!

On Monday, March 20, the National Honor Society officially welcomed 28 new members to their ranks. Each member was selected by a committee for their exceptional achievements, academics, and morals. Special thanks to Mrs. Protokowicz for her wonderful speech, and to those who worked behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly. Congratulations new members!

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PTSO Firefly Ticket Raffle Feb 1 – May 19, 2017

Only $20 to win (2) Four Day Passes - Max 300 chances being sold!

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Download Firefly 2017 Raffle Entry Form

*NEW DATE* Red Clay College Fair

Dickinson H.S. - March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Red Clay Consolidated School District College Fair

College Fair Flyer – ENGLISH  –  SPANISH

By their junior year of high school, at the latest, students must start the college application process. Are you ready?

Let us help by introducing you to counselors from regional colleges and universities!

FREE and open to the public!

The Red Clay Consolidated School District cordially invites you to the 8th Annual Red Clay College Fair at John Dickinson High School on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (note rescheduled due to snow storm)

The fair is intended to assist families in the process of applying for college and offers admissions counselors from regional colleges and universities. During the event, counselors will provide presentations on financial aid, scholarships, the College Board SAT, and the college application process.

John Dickinson High School is located at 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.

For more information call 302-552-3700

Free Bus Rides Available To March 27, 2017 College Fair
Red Clay will offer free bus transportation from Wilmington to the annual College Fair, to be held on Monday, March 27 at John Dickinson High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The free bus schedule to John Dickinson High School for the College Fair on March 14, 2017 is as follows:

5:54 PM 28th @ N. Washington
5:57 PM N. Washington @ Concord
6:00 PM N. Washington @ 18th
6:09 PM 4th @ Van Buren
6:11 PM 4th @ Broom St.
6:13 PM 4th @ Clayton St.
6:15 PM 4th @ Lincoln St.
6:40 PM John Dickinson H.S.

8:30 PM Depart John Dickinson H.S.

Feria sobre College del Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay
Los alumnos deben comenzar el proceso de solicitud de admisión a college a más tardar en el penúltimo año de secundaria. ¿Estás preparado?
¡Déjanos ayudarte presentándote a consejeros de colleges y universidades de la región!
¡GRATIS y abierta al público!
El Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay los invita cordialmente a la 8º Feria Anual sobre College de Red Clay que se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Secundaria John Dickinson el lunes 27 de marzo de 2017 de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
La feria tiene como objetivo ayudar a las familias con el proceso de solicitud de admisión a college y brinda la oportunidad de reunirse con consejeros de admisión de colleges y universidades de la región. Durante el evento, los consejeros harán presentaciones sobre ayuda financiera, becas, el examen SAT del College Board y el proceso de solicitud de admisión a college.
La Escuela Secundaria John Dickinson está ubicada en 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.
Para obtener mayor información, llamar al 302-552-3700.

Transporte gratis en autobús a la Feria sobre College del 27 de marzo de 2017
Red Clay ofrecerá transporte gratis en autobús desde Wilmington a la Feria anual sobre College que se llevará a cabo el lunes 27 de marzo en la Escuela Secundaria Dickinson de 6:30 a 8:30 de la noche.

El cronograma del servicio gratis de autobús es el siguiente:


5:54 PM 28th @ N. Washington
5:57 PM N. Washington @ Concord
6:00 PM N. Washington @ 18th
6:09 PM 4th @ Van Buren
6:11 PM 4th @ Broom St.
6:13 PM 4th @ Clayton St.
6:15 PM 4th @ Lincoln St.
6:40 PM Escuela Secundaria John Dickinson

8:30 PM Salida de la Escuela Secundaria John Dickinson

P4 Helps Refugees

The global humanitarian support club, P4, organized a donation drive in Oct. 2016

CCSA’s global humanitarian support club, P4, organized a donation drive in October 2016 of coats, bedding, clothing and personal hygiene items and toys for Syrian refugees in camps along the Turkish border, who are among the 13.5 million displaced persons requiring humanitarian assistance (identified by the UN in 2016) because of the war.  Your generosity filled the back wall of the lobby; and P4 helped to fill a container that went on a cargo ship to Turkey on Halloween.  We got word when it arrived in Turkey, toward the end of 2016, and then it traveled with a vetted Turkish charity to the border with Syria.  In March of 2017, we received photos of people receiving items, including one little child in a pink hat that we recognized as coming from Delaware.  It’s always hard to know if one’s good efforts are received as we intend, and the pink hat confirmation was great to see.  P4 is a high school club that meets in school during lunch and plans out projects through the year. 

Contact the advisor, Ms. Badger (the piano teacher), at for more information.

See the images below!





Cab Wins big at State Vex Competition!

Cab and Charter teaming up!

On Saturday March 11th 20 different teams competed in a Vex Robotics Competition at Wesley College for a state tournament. Cab’s Vex Robotics team, consisting of both Cab and Charter students placed first in the state! The winning robot design consisted of picking up 1 foot wide jacks and heavier beanbags, then placing them on the opposing teams side. Students applied mechanical engineering and programming concepts to complete the design. The top 3 teams are invited to go to the Vex World Competition in Louisville Kentucky in mid April. 

These students are also part of my TSA Team and will be competing at the TSA state Vex competition in late April. 

Students on the team consisted of:

Josh T. (Cab)

Ethan B. (Cab)

Justin S. (Charter)

Fox P. (Charter)

Patrick T. (Charter)

Harry W. (Charter)

Nice job fellas!



In the heat of the competition

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