Education

Schools delayed Jan. 18

Unionville-Chadds Ford, Kennett Area and Garnet Valley school districts are operating on a two-hour delay today, Jan. 18.

 
 

Academic Achievement Jan. 15

• Maura McManus, Class of 2021, from Chadds Ford, was named to the dean's list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. • Michaela Clarkson, of Chadds Ford, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at the ...

 

WCU’s marching band honored

West Chester University’s Wells School of Music announced today that the Incomparable Golden Marching Band is the recipient of the distinguished 2019 Sudler Trophy. Presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, the Sudler Trophy is known as the “Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world.” It is awarded every other year to a college or university marching band ...

 

Academic Achievement

• Mitchell Camp, Morgan Nadin and Dylan Shearn, all of Chadds Ford, of Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean’s List at Kutztown University for the Fall 2018 semester. 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. • Chadds Ford residents Anna Crawford and Meredith ...

 

Academic Achievement

• More than 2,400 students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester. Among those students earning a spot on the Dean's List is Lauren McDonnell, from Chadds Ford. McDonnell is majoring in elementary education. • Meredith Jones, of Chadds Ford, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 19. Jones earned a ...

 

UCFSD holds ‘disappointing’ conversation on plan

About 45 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District residents took part in what was billed as a community conversation regarding the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan Monday night. Some residents who attended were less than satisfied. Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, who was denied certain documents regarding the plan after filing a right-to-know request, said the ...

 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

School board OKs proposed prelim budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to approve a proposed preliminary budget during a special meeting Monday night. That session came after a brief re-organization meeting in which Jeff Hellrung was voted in to serve another term as president and Steve Simonson as vice president. The proposed preliminary budget currently calls for more than $91 ...

 

Early closing for U-CF

All Unionville-Chadds Ford District schools will close early today, Nov. 15. According to an email from Superintendent John Sanvile, “All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today Nov. 15. With conditions changing by the minute, it is hard to make an educated guess about what will be happening in a few hours. With that in mind — and the memory of last year’s ...

 

Don’t be perfect, just be kind

It was a simple message: Be kind. Not perfect, just kind. The message came from Leon Logothetis and the message was addressed to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District students and parents during s special evening at Unionville High School Thursday night. Logothetis is the man behind the Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries,” in which he travels the world “living on ...

 

Deputies help Pocopson ‘Kids with Hearts’

One of the dozens of enthusiastic students at the Chester County Family Academy smiled broadly before delivering his assessment of an outreach by Pocopson Elementary School’s Kids with Heart Club. “This is almost like Christmas, but with food,” he said exuberantly as he surveyed the sea of red grocery bags in the entranceway of the K-2 charter school. The 45 members ...