Education

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...

 
 

Talking safety at U-CF

A program up for consideration by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an airing out during the board’s April 9 work session. The program "Say Something," through Sandy Hook Promise, is designed to help students and adults understand the need for reporting "acute issues and concerns in real time and without any fear of reprisal," according to Leah ...

 

Dupuis: Indian not an issue, ‘fake news’

School Board Director Vic Dupuis Monday night tried to diffuse concern over the possibility of changing the high school mascot, but many residents remain concerned. Dupuis opened the meeting saying there is no intention to remove the Indian as the Unionville High School mascot and that there has been a lot of false information being spread about the issue. "A few ...

 

Early dismissals

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has decided to dismiss students early today. High school and middle school students will be dismissed at 11:10 this morning and elementary schools will let out at12:25 this afternoon. Kennett Area School District will also be dismissing students early. Middle and high school students will get out at 11:30 a.m., Mary D. Lang ...

 

Old and new at CFES art show

The 69th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show got off to a good start Friday night with a gymnasium packed with art, artists and visitors looking to support the school. Nearly 70 professional artists had their work on display for sale, with 30 percent of the sale price going to the CFES PTO to support educational enrichment programs. Many of the ...

 

New vice principal at UHS

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors unanimously voted to approve the hiring of Steve Silva as the new vice principal at Unionville High School. Silva replaces Rudy Reif who retired. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said Silva was part of the "strongest candidate pool I've ever seen." There were more than 100 applicants who went through a series ...

 

Shall we dance?

Students dance and sing at the  presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15 at Unionville High School. The musical returns to the Unionville stage this week for the first time since 2001. The Broadway classic is filled with gorgeous and exotic costumes and amazing scenery underpinned by a nimble musical ...

 

Artists gear up for CFES show

It was 69 years ago when Betsy Wyeth started what has become the annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That tradition is not lost on today's artists. One of those artists is Kathy Ruck, this year's donating artist. Ruck said in an interview that she's drawn to the show because of its quality and history. "It's a wonderful show, very well attended, ...

 

School board talks rules of suspension

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors spent time during their Feb. 26 meeting talking about suspensions as a disciplinary method. The subject has been bandied about since some high school students were suspended in September following a football game. Parents complained about the suspensions, saying some of the students didn't deserve the punishment. There's ...

 

Academic Achievement Feb. 20

• Zachary Micklin and Dylan Thompson, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the University of Alabama’s Dean's List for fall 2017 semester. To make the list, students need a grade point average of 3.5 or better. • Four students from Chadds Ford made the Deans’ List at Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences. The students are Haithm Abdou, a doctor of pharmacy student; ...

 

U-CF addresses school safety

To address the concerns of parents, Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools John Sanville sent out the following message to district families: In the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida our feelings and thoughts have naturally shifted from shock and horror to the safety our own children. The questions that many of ...