Education

Upland continues 40-year tradition

Upland’s Walker Jones, a ninth-grader, let’s loose a shot on goal in the first period. Jones scored Upland’s third goal of the opening period.

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 ...

 

Admins appreciate UCFEF

During the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s fourth annual Golden Gala, two principals expressed their deep appreciation for the group. For Steve Dissinger, principal at Hillendale Elementary School, the foundation was “the catalyst to bring in funding for the Hillendale Trail. We completed the [0.7-mile] trail in the fall. It was really an education ...

 

Academic Achievement

• Kayla Rebecca Jurchak, of Chadds Ford, a junior majoring in psychology, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. • Katja Hansen, Edward Leonard and Alexandria Philomena Faia, each from Chadds Ford, earned dean's list ...

 

DCCC and Academy of Fine Arts to offer seamless transfer

Delaware County Community College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts have signed an articulation agreement that will enable qualified students to transfer seamlessly from the community college into the four-year art school located in Center City Philadelphia. Students who maintain at least a “C” average in each course and who graduate from Delaware County ...

 

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement • Ashlie Pilotti, of Chadds Ford, was among 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List. Pilotti is a senior majoring in biology. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. • The following students from Chadds Ford were ...

 

New president named for DCCC

L. Joy Gates Black, currently vice chancellor for academic affairs and student success at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas, has been unanimously selected Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Black will succeed Jerry Parker, who will retire on June 30, after 40 years of service to the College, ...

 

UHS basketball teams play a fundraiser

The Unionville Boys' Basketball Hoopsters will be hosting a PINK fundraiser for Unite for Her on Tuesday, Jan. 31 during their home, junior varsity and varsity games against Octorara beginning at 6 p.m. This will also be UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Night. To make the night a success, and raise funds for Unite for Her — a local non-profit organization that provides ...