Ex-Tower Hill director faces 9 years in prison for child porn

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Ousted Tower Hill School employee William Ushler has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possession of child pornography, followed by 10 years of probation.  Ushler will be subject to a mandatory sex offender registration after he’s released from jail.  The 54-year-old, who was the director of upper school admissions at Tower Hill, was fired after being indicted and …

The project at Tatnall has a budget of $977,000. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

Tatnall School breaks ground on $1M modern library

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Tatnall School in Wilmington is transforming its library this summer to include STEM technology, 3D printers, robotics, a new media bar and more. “The library was incredibly underutilized as stacks of books,” said Patrick Manahan, director of advancement for Tatnall. “The resource books which had long been a hallmark of the library space were all moving online.” School and …

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Science Olympiad construction competition moves back indoors

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Chase Martinez shovels sand during a Delaware Science Olympiad bridges event as Joseph Mlodak uses two rods to stop the bucket from swinging.     As Chase Martinez filled a bucket hanging from his balsa wood bridge with sand, the structure began making ominous popping sounds and he shoveled faster. “I thought it was going to crack,” he said. But, …

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Tower Hill replaces library with HUB that enhances tech, gatherings

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A video wall in Tower Hill’s Hub can be used by teachers, students. You won’t find librarians shushing students to maintain silence in the Tower Hill School’s Education Hub. “THE Hub is a place where it is constantly buzzing,” said Andrea Glowatz, dean of Teaching and Learning at Tower Hill School. The Tower High Education Hub, usually referred to by …

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Tower Hill wins 5th golf title as Sussex Academy’s Lydic wins individual

Betsy PriceHeadlines

  Tower Hill Golf Team 2021 State Champs photo courtesy of DIAA Tower Hill was able to win their fifth team championship with a score of 533 holding off Tatnall by a four stroke margin as the runner up scored a 537. The Hillers were led by Rylie Heflin who shot +3 over par while finishing second overall for the …