Education

$15 K in scholarships available 

Benchmark Federal Credit Union has opened a call for entries to Chester County area students as well as existing membership to compete for five college scholarships totaling $15,000. Three graduating high school senior students will each receive a $4,000 scholarship. Two students currently enrolled in an accredited higher-education institution will each receive a ...

 
 

Scoreboards and budgets at U-CF

Unionville High School's varsity baseball and softball fields need new scoreboards, according to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Rick Hostetler. He told school board directors Monday night that URA — Unionville Recreation Association — is going to foot the bill to the tune of more than $46,000 for the two scoreboards. The ...

 

Education foundation holds gala

People from across the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District came out to The Gables at Chadds Ford Saturday night to celebrate and support the work of the district’s Education Foundation. The annual Golden Gala is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and allows the group to award grants and scholarships that benefit the students and schools in the district. “This ...

 

After-The-Bell plans fundraiser

The Kennett After-School Association has announced that their annual fundraiser, in support of their After-The-Bell program, will be held next month in the heart of Kennett Square and will feature A Taste Of Kennett. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 9 from 7-10 p.m. at Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home, 109 South Broad Street. “As we begin our 20th year, ...

 

U-CF schools closed Feb. 7

All Unionville-Chadds Ford schools will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 7. Offices will open at noon. Given the timing and nature of this storm, the district feels the safest course of action is to close for today. The district will provide an update on the status of after school and evening activities by  1 p.m. Garnet Valey and Kennett schools are also closed today.

 

Eagles parade an excusable absence in U-CF

An open letter from Unionville-Chadds Ford School Superintendent John Sanville: As you probably know, the parade for our World Champion Philadelphia Eagles will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, starting at 11 a.m.  Millions of fans are expected to be there — decked out in green and cheering wildly — to welcome home our gridiron greats. It is a once-in-a-lifetime ...

 

Kids helping kids at CFES

Almost three years ago, Chadds Ford Elementary School became a sister school with Mitchell Elementary in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. That came about after a CFES parent, Sara Krausz, read an article about how in need Mitchell students were. According to Krausz, all of Mitchell's students live below the poverty line, and many of them struggle with hunger. ...

 

School district survey reopened

The Unionville Chadds Ford School District has reopened its Facility Master plan survey so members of the community can have more time to participate. The survey will remain open until Jan. 29. This survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and your input is very valuable in this process. For those who take the time to complete the survey and give us the ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 24

A total of five students from Chadds Ford were named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester. They are Andrew Currie, Mark Ellsworth, Michael Hutz, Ryan Rhodes Katelyn Sapp. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

 

UCF keeps Keystone exam requirement

Directors of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted 8-1 Monday to keep the Keystone Exams as a high school graduation requirement even though the state dropped the requirement. The dissenting vote came from Gregg Lindner who attended the Jan. 22 meeting by phone from Germany. Lindner said that if the state doesn’t mandate passing the Keystones for graduation, ...

 

UHS fair queen wins state Miss Congeniality

Varshika Mandalapua a Unionville High School senior, won Miss Congeniality at the 106th annual Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention on Saturday night in Hershey. This is the first time a Unionville Fair Queen has attained this honor. This selection comes from the votes of all the contestants.  In 2011, the UCF Queen, Claire Werkiser, obtained the ...