Education

School countdown begins

The back to school countdown has begun. It's now T-minus 13 days before Unionville-Chadds Ford School District classes resume for the 2017-2018 academic year. The start date is Monday, Aug. 28. What's new this year is the time classes will start. After four years of discussion and research, the school board voted in April to start classes later in the morning. ...

 
 

National publication recognizes U-CF

*** Updated 1:59 p.m.*** District Administration, a national publication for school district leaders nationwide, has honored the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for its U-PRISE program. The program, which began this past school year, is a place for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with ...

 

Academic Achievement July 6

• Lauren Amanda Mcbride of Chadds Ford has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2017 semester. Mcbride is majoring in marketing. To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. • Kelly A. Denton, Kyle J. Goodier, Meghan Nicole Mcbride and Jason D. Smiddy, all from Chadds ...

 

Academic Achievement June 21

• Camilla Hansen of Chadds Ford earned a graduate degree from Widener University. Her degree is a master’s of science degree in nursing. • Michael Turco, of Chadds Ford, received a bachelor’s of science degree in allied health from Widener University’s School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies. • Cornelius Lindsay Jr., of Chadds Ford, was awarded a ...

 

DCCC gets $198K grant

Delaware County Community College, in partnership with the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, has received a $198,067 Strategic Innovation grant from the state to train workers for high-tech jobs of the 21st Century. The grant was awarded to the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, which acts as the fiscal agent and works in concert with the ...

 

Academic Achievement June 12

• Alicia Adams and Meredith Jones, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania. Adams is a marketing major and Jones is literary and textual major. To be eligible for York’s Dean’s List, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. • Madison Russo-Bradley and ...

 

Charge to class: ‘Be that guy’

The charge to Unionville High School's Class of 2017 was a straightforward one, "Be that guy." That was the basic message from Principal Jimmy Conley to the almost 300 students in the class during the June 7 commencement ceremony held at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware. Conley told a story from his home life, about how his wife reacted to ...

 

May Fair tradition continues

The annual May Fair at Chadds Ford Elementary School continued last week. It was the 69th such fair at the school that began May 21, 1949. “Without question,” school Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz told the crowd, “the reason it continues to be a part of our CFE culture is all of you. The Chadds Ford Elementary School family spans many generations and many of you return ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Casey Cattie, of Pennsbury Township, qualified for the Spring 2017 Dean's List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. • Alicia Adams, of Chadds Ford, graduated Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13. Adams earned a bachelor’s of science degree ...

 

Dissinger named principal at Patton

Steve Dissinger will no longer be the principal at Hillendale Elementary School. As of July 1, he will be the new principal at CF Patton Middle School. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted unanimously May 15 to give that job to Dissinger. His salary will be $141,101 per year. In introducing Dissinger, Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, ...

 

Academic Achievement May 11

• Unionville High School students Nicholas Y. Yang and Paige E. Young were awarded a National Merit Scholarship. The award is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation's funds. • Patrick Stoyer, a student at Garnet Valley High School, also earned a National Merit Scholarship as did Zachary George Hrenko, of Kennett High School, and Louis J. Zammarchi, of ...