Education

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 ...

 

Hoffman promoted, Sanville criticized

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors voted unanimously to promote CF Patton Middle School Principal Tim Hoffman to the position of district director of curriculum and instruction for grades K-12. Shortly after that, Superintendent John Sanville was criticized for being a bully. Hoffman replaces John Nolen as curriculum director. Nolen was promoted to ...

 

Upland continues 40-year tradition

Upland Country Day School continued a 40-year tradition Tuesday when the West Marlborough-based school’s ice hockey team took on a team of exchange students from Turku, Finland. Turku is on the southwest coast of Finland. It’s the oldest city in Finland and was the country’s first capital. The two schools played their first game against each other in 1977 when ...

 

Local students in ChesCo Spelling Bee

John Thomas, of Chadds Ford Elementary School, Addison Liu, of C.F. Patton Middle School, Rhea Choudhary, of Hillendale Elementary School, Blake Ciresa, of Kennett Middle School and Arjun Suryawanshi, of Pocopson Elementary School were among 50 students who have advanced to the Chester County Spelling Bee on Feb. 22. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., will be ...

 

Academic Achievement Feb. 16

• Dakota Raymond and Kara Siemer, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the fall 2016 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall of 2016. Raymond and Siemer are both doctor of ...

 

UHS Sports Shorts Feb. 15

• The UHS junior varsity boys ice hockey team won their first playoff game on Sunday night defeating Springfield 5 to 3. Philip Doucette started the scoring and Tait Mott and Ben Brucker added two goals each. Assists were made by Ben Brucker, Jake Petrillo and Philip Doucette. • The UHS girls varsity ice hockey team shutout Garnet Valley on Friday night with a final ...

 

Upland Country, Finland celebrate cultural exchange

Finland and Chadds Ford will reinforce an ever-growing bond next week as a group of Finnish students, coaches and administrators visit Upland Country Day School to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a cultural exchange program between Upland and Turku, Finland. The celebration marks a sharing of two passions that transcend language: ice hockey and dance. More than 75 ...