Education

Later start time for U-CF students

Older students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be able to sleep in a little longer beginning next year. School Board directors last night voted 8-1 for a later start time for high school and middle school students beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Classes at Unionville High School and CF Patton Middle School will start 25 minutes later, ...

 
 

UHS percussion group seventh in world

Unionville High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble is returning from the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio as the seventh best in the world in the Scholastic A Division. Unionville competed against 64 groups from around the country in the preliminary round to advance to the semi-final round against 32 groups, and then to the finals ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Rebecca Jones, of Chadds Ford, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Jones was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. • Sagar Maheshwari, of Chadds Ford, attending Unionville High School, has won the National Merit Sagar G. Patel Memorial Scholarship.  

 

Board to vote on school start time

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will vote next week on whether or not to change the school start times. A committee has recommended to the board that high school should start 25 minutes later than the current start time. High and middle school now run from 7:35 a.m. to 2:18 p.m. The proposal under consideration would change that school day to an 8 a.m. ...

 

UHS team advances to FIRST Championship

Unionville High School’s Flaming Phoenix robotics team will be competing in the 2017 First Championship to be held in St. Louis, Mo. on April 26-29. First Championship is a dual international-level robotics competition to be held on sequential weekends in Houston, Texas and St. Louis, MO in April 2017. To qualify for this level of competition, Flaming Phoenix has had ...

 

UHS students in academic competition

After six months of competition, the top three varsity and junior varsity academic teams will compete for the Chester County Academic Competition championship trophy. The competition will take place at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on March 28 starting at 7 p.m., and will determine which varsity team will represent Chester County at the state competition. ...

 

School board authorizes spending

As was indicated by their discussions during last week’s workshop, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors this week authorized spending more than $540,000 on building improvements. Directors also voted to spend an additional $230,000 for buses and agreed on a resolution in opposition to a state proposal that would eliminate property taxes from school funding. ...

 

Student Guest Column: A Life Changing Journey

In a little-known corner of Central Pennsylvania called Lock Haven lies the Sieg Conference Center. It was in this location that I experienced one of the most educational, exciting, and enlightening weeks of my life. I, along with roughly 25 other teens between the ages of 13 and 17, found myself dropped completely alone in a group of people from around the state. ...

 

Percussion to rock UHS

Rock out to music, excitement and artistry as 22 of the finest indoor percussion ensembles from three states compete at the Mid-Atlantic Percussion Society Competition at Unionville High School on Saturday, March 11, from 3 to 10 p.m. Performing groups will use a broad array of percussion instruments including drums, cymbals, marimbas and sophisticated electronic ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement March 2

• Jesse Saran, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Dean's List for the fall 2016-2017 semester. Jesse is studying in the computer science program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they ...

 

DCCC gets $100K grant from Sunoco Logistics

Delaware County Community College announced a $100,000 grant from Sunoco Logistics that will help fund training and education of Delaware and Chester County students for careers in process control technology. This investment in the College’s process control technology program empowers students with the skills and knowledge to seek employment in automated ...