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Commandant’s Corner - April 24th, 2017
Greetings Seahawk Nation!
Welcome back from spring break. Hopefully, everyone found something a little more
exciting to do than yard work. We had an incident occur Friday night - someone decided it was
a good idea to graffiti our new building. We have been reviewing video, contacted the police,
and are looking into some possible leads as to who may have done this. It is ridiculous to think
that there are people out there this ignorant, but clearly there are. I do want to personally
thank Nate Riley (a 2016 DMA graduate) and his brother Mitchell (a junior at DMA) who came out
and removed the graffiti Saturday morning. Nate and Mitchell own Riley Brothers Property
Services and they specialize in pressure washing, landscaping and more.
If you need any work done around your home, I would most certainly recommend them
(302) 668-8866. What is most impressive, is that we didn’t even ask them to do this. They heard
about what happened and reached out to us. This speaks volumes about the character these two
young men have. DMA does not forget loyalty; the Riley brothers’ help means a lot to us. On
behalf of DMA thank you, Nathan and Mitchell, for your help.
Here is what is happening around DMA:
The DMA Capital Campaign concludes next Monday, May 1st. To date, the support we
have received from our DMA families has been lethargic. While everyone is excited about
the campus expansion it doesn’t happen magically. Your support is needed to help outfit
the new classrooms and renovate our existing classrooms. To the families who have
generously donated, thank you for your support! To the families who have not yet
contributed, please do so this week. Every little bit helps, so do what your family can to
help the cause!
DMA is excited to acknowledge Cadets Ava Rice and Jacob Hudson at the Secretary of
Education Scholars Dinner this Tuesday night in Dover. At this event, the Secretary of
Education will honor the outstanding achievements of exemplary high school seniors in
Delaware’s public high schools. These cadets have been nominated for their outstanding
achievements throughout their high school career by DMA’s Administration. This selection
is well deserved, and we congratulate Cadets Rice and Hudson on their exemplary
performances while at DMA.
The NJROTC Awards Ceremony is this Wednesday night April 26th beginning 6:30pm at
Richardson Park Elementary. All cadets and parents are invited. This is a very special and
important evening, as we will recognize and promote numerous cadets for their
accomplishments throughout the year. The new Regimental Staff who will lead the Corps
of Cadets for the 2017/18 school year will be named and promoted and they will start
their new responsibilities this Thursday. Please join us in recognizing these cadets and
saying farewell to our seniors.
Attention DMA families! The PTA is in need of your help. Elections will be held at next
month’s PTA meeting on May 18th. We are looking to fill several vacancies on the Board
for next year’s PTA. If you, or someone you know, is interested in serving the students,
staff and families of DMA, please contact Stacey Broomell at Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org
or go the PTA website at www.dmapta.net for more information (under the leadership
tab). Our next meeting is this Thursday, April 27th at 6:30pm in the Mess Hall. Please
consider attending to hear what is happening at our school, meet current board members,
and see what the PTA is all about. We look forward to working with you!
DMA Athletics Online Store – DEADLINE EXTENDED! STORE IS OPEN ONE MORE WEEK
Go to the online store at: https://dma-athletics17.itemorder.com
Choose your items and add them to your cart.
Securely check out with your credit card.
DEADLINE is April 30th, 2017 (11:59pm).
The Senior Athletic Banquet will be May 15th at 6:30pm in the Naval Science
building. Invitations have been sent out from the SBC and all senior athletes were
given informational forms to fill out. Please talk to your senior athlete about the
forms because we have received only half of them back to date. Any questions
please contact SBC President Tim Hudson at email@example.com.
The information for the Annual DMA Golf Outing was sent out previously by Mr.
Pullella. All forms can be found on www.seahawkssports.com under Golf Outing. All
foursomes are sold out, however, we are still accepting sponsorships. If you have
any questions or would like to sponsor the event, please contact Mr. Ryan.
On April 13th DMA had our Annual Spring Signing Day for senior athletes who are
continuing their athletic careers in college. DMA had twelve athletes sign! Their
names and choices will be on the website. Congratulations!
The Baseball Team is now 7-3 with their most recent win coming against Wm. Penn
by the score of 7-1. They take on highly ranked Appo on Tuesday, followed by
conference foe Archmere on Thursday. Good luck, boys!
The Golf Team is now 5-2 after a close loss to Newark Charter prior to break. The
team is still in need of players for this year and the years to come. Please contact
Mr. Ryan if interested.
Boys Lacrosse had their six-game winning streak end after a tough loss to Tower Hill.
The team is now 6-1, and they have a big game against Archmere on Tuesday. Good
Girls Lacrosse is playing better, but are 0-6 on the season. They play Friends, Red
Lion and Polytech this week. Good luck, ladies!
Girls Soccer is 5-3 with games this week against Tatnall followed by DSAC rival
Conrad on Friday. Good luck, ladies!
Softball is now 3-4 as they play through a very difficult schedule. They have another
tough week coming up as they take on Lake Forest, Archmere and Padua. Good luck,
Track and Field has a rare tri-meet coming up on Wednesday at St. Marks. Come on
out and support the team. Good luck!
Please make sure that you reference www.seahawkssports.com on a regular basis for new
information and up to date scheduling.
We hope you have a good week, and continue to instill Pride and Ownership in your DMA