Education

Chesterbrook raises money for St. Jude

Chesterbrook Academy Principal Erin Hayes gets her kids ready to take part in a “trike-a-thon” to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

It wasn’t quite what Steppenwolf had in mind when that group sang “Born to be Wild,” but students at Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford did get their motors running — sort of — when the school had a “trike-a-thon” at the school parking lot Friday morning. The students, aged 2-5, rode tricycles, bicycles, scooters, cycles with no pedals and rode in trikes that were ...

 
 

Academic Achievement May 22

• Kutztown University announced three Chadds Ford students made the Spring  2049 Dean’s List. Those students are Mitchell Vansant Camp, Morgan Nadin and Dylan Charles Shearn. To be eligible for the Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. • Michaela Clarkson, Class of 2021, of ...

 

Students to train with pros at WCU

West Chester University is gearing up to welcome youth from around the region this summer for music and theatre performing arts camps that train, entertain and build lifelong skills. Information and registration for all summer camps can be found here. Music and theatre camps are designed for ages 8 and up and leveled to serve beginners, as well as those who wish to ...

 

UHS grad awarded Nemours scholarship

Washington and Lee University sophomore and Unionville High School graduate Sophie Wilks ’21 has won a $4,300 Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship for a project that she is working on titled “A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Sleep Among Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).” Wilks is a biology major. “The project is run by a team of several ...

 

School board OKs facility upgrades

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to go ahead with several building improvements by authorizing the spending of more than $1.35 million on the facilities. They also voted to spend more than $55,000 on kitchen equipment. Charles F. Patton Middle School will be the recipient of most of the work. The board voted to spend $714,710 for a ...

 

Wyeth history, art lessons at CFES

There’s a history lesson in the art show — and an art lesson as well. That was the case at this year’s Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Show and Sale. The history lesson involved the Wyeth family while the art lesson was just for fun. The lessons came during the Saturday session of the two-day event that’s a fundraiser for the school’s PTO. This year’s show was also ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Marguerite Davis, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's Commendation List at Gettysburg College. Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the College's Deans' Commendation List. • Madison Caccese, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor List. Students with a quality point ...

 

School board spends on school buildings

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend some money on repairs and upgrades at several of the district school buildings. The board voted to spend $42,000 for cast stone capping at Pocopson Elementary School, $17,600 for carpeting at Chadds Ford Elementary School, $7,000 for carpeting at Unionville Elementary and another $21,000 to ...

 

CFES art show opens next Friday

Next Friday, March 22, marks the opening of the 70thannual Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale. There will be 65 artists taking part in the event that was started by Betsy Wyeth when her son Jamie attended the school in 1949. For two of the artists, that history is significant. Kathy Ruck, this year’s featured artist, and Rick Phillips, the donating artist this year, both ...

 

Academic Recognition March 6

• Haithm Abdou, Dakota Raymond and Kara Siemer, all from Chadds Ford, were named to the Fall 2018 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 2018. • Christina Mercincavage, of ...

 

School delayed Monday

All Unionville-Chadds Ford schools and offices are on a two-hour delay for tomorrow, Monday, March 4. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said in an email that the district will reevaluate conditions in the morning and make an announcement with any change in status by 7 a.m. Garnet Valley and Kennett School districts are also operating on a two-hour delay.