Education

UHS benefits Texas schools

Unionville High School Principal Jimmy Conley hopes UHS can raise $100,000 by the end of the school year to help Hardin-Jefferson School District in Sour Lake, Texas.

There's usually no love lost between Philadelphia football fans and their counterparts in Texas, but Unionville High School is breaking down that barrier. The school has taken a Texas school devastated by Hurricane Harvey under its wings and has raised $50,000.UHS benefits Texas schools According to UHS Principal Jimmy Conley, the staff had decided that the theme ...

 
 

The art of community

The Unionville Art Gala opening was “large and lively” according to co-chair Luci McClure, and “the football team won the game.” The 42nd annual Art Gala opened Friday night and continued through Saturday. The event connects young and old as well as student and professional artists. One thing that makes the Unionville Art Gala stand out is the student art. Although ...

 

Sheriff promotes ‘kids to kids’ kindness

A club designed to foster kindness, compassion, and service to others lived up to its name at Pocopson Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 12. Students in grades three through five, members of the school’s fledgling Kids with Heart Club, enthusiastically greeted representatives of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. They were eager to show off their “Good-for-You ...

 

 UHS Art Gala celebrates 42 years

The Unionville High School Arts Gala is 42 years old this year. This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS alumni, and current UHS Students along with live music and great food. This year it runs Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville High School Art Center. Friday evening includes delicious appetizers ...

 

Unionville Fair underway

The 93rd annual Unionville Community Fair is underway and runs through Sunday, Oct. 8. It's held at the Willowdale Steeplechase property at Routes 926 and 82, behind the Landhope Farm convenience store. The fair is a holdover to an earlier era when the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District was mostly a farm community. The early contestants were high school students ...

 

Unionville Fair this weekend

The 93rd annual Unionville Community Fair is this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6,7 and 8. The new fair queen, center (see photo above), is Vashika Mandalapu. She is flanked on her right by the new Fair Princess Lauren Chamberlain and on her left by Fair Princess Alternate Olivia Mitchell. The winners were chosen during a fair pageant Thursday evening, Sept. ...

 

School board teams with township on road

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to join with East Marlborough Township on a contract to improve pedestrian safety along Route 82. The Sept. 18 vote was unanimous. The initial contract is for $180,000 split between the township and the school district. If the Longwood Foundation joins, the three parties will put up $60,000 each. ...

 

School’s back in session

For some, it's love, for others not so much, but the kids are back in school. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District began the 2017/2018 school year this morning with Chadds Ford Elementary School welcoming 350 students to class. School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz said the only real change is the later start time the district voted for in the spring, but that poses no ...

 

School board OKs $134K for Hillendale

It was a quick meeting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board this week, but the board did manage to authorize some field trips and more money for improvements at Hillendale Elementary School. Classes for 4,000 students are set to begin Aug. 28. That number came from Superintendent John Sanville who also said that work on the Route 926 Bridge is on schedule to ...

 

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 ...