Education

Back to the classroom for 6-12

Middle and high school students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be going back to the classroom beginning Oct. 26. It will be for two days per week, based on a hybrid model previously approved by U-CF directors. Students will have online classes for the rest of the week. Board members voted for the return during their Oct. 12 meeting. Oct. 12 was ...

 
 

New hybrid plan for K-5 OK’d

Just hours after residents rallied to have schools reopened at least on a hybrid basis, U-CF School Board directors voted to do just that. At least for grades K-5 who will start with a hybrid schedule on Oct. 12. The board will vote on what to do with grades 6-12 in October with an eye on bringing those students back with a hybrid plan on Oct. 26. According to ...

 

Parents, students, want in-person option

An estimated 50 people, parents and kids alike, rallied outside Unionville High School Monday evening, calling for the district to reopen schools for in-person learning. Parents said the virtual-only system is unfair and a disservice to the kids. Kelsey McLean, of Pocopson Township, said: “Our kids need to get back into school. It’s sad. It’s really a disservice to ...

 

Rally to reopen UCF planned

A rally to reopen Unionville-Chadds Ford School District schools with in-person education is planned for 5:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. Organizer Chris Brill, of East Marlborough Township, said Friday morning that at least 10 people said they intend on attending the rally to be held in front of the District Administration offices in the high school parking lot. School ...

 

UHS students run for Yemen

Unionville High School seniors Shaaz Nadeem and Bryce Karinshak completed a month-long fundraiser Miles for Sana last weekend. The effort was to raise money for Yemen, and the people caught up in a five-year-long civil war. In addition to starting a gofundme campaign — the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation — the students ran to raise money. They sought $15 ...

 

YMCA opens learning centers

While the Chester County Health Department guidelines included having schools open virtual-only at least through Oct. 9. The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine Valley opened their in-person Learning Centers on Aug. 31. Students — and everyone else — get health screenings and have their temperatures taken when they enter the building. Classes are limited to 12 students ...

 

UCF residents earn 4-H certificates

The Penn State Extension in Chester County recognized seven youth as part of their annual Spirit of 4-H Award last week. Two of the honorees live in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Colton Nolan, of East Marlborough Township, has been an active member of Manor Dairy Club for 10 years. He credits 4-H for giving him an opportunity to learn to care for and ...

 

UCF ‘retires’ mascot; no fall sports

As anticipated, the Unionville High School Indian mascot is no more. The school board Monday night voted unanimously to retire the logo and the nickname. A mascot selection panel of students, staff, alumni, and the community will be established to be to come up with a new mascot to be announced in 2021. It was also announced during the Aug. 24 meeting that there ...

 

Patton student wins PennDOT award

PennDOT announced that a student from Charles F. Patton Middle School is the winner of the 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest. That contest promotes transportation safety and fosters an appreciation for school art programs and student creativity, te department press release said. The winner is Lorya Xu. And she is named PennDOT’s District 6 Middle School ...

 

Board revises UCF reopening

Unionville -Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night revised the district’s reopening plan. Instead of opening with a hybrid model, as the board approved on Aug. 3, the new school year will only open with online instruction on Sept. 8. The vote was a unanimous 9-0. The move came as a result of a recommendation from the Chester County Health Department. ...

 

Possible change for U-CF schools

While the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted Aug. 3 for a hybrid plan to open schools next month, the Chester County Health Department is suggesting that be changed. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville sent a message Friday that the health department is recommending classes be held virtually through Oct. 9. “After careful consideration, I will be making a ...