Education

Parents frustrated with U-CF board

At least some parents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District are feeling frustrated and even a little disrespected with the U-CF School Board since the board went back to Zoom-only meetings. That move was in reaction to a parent who wanted to express opposition to mandatory masking during the August meeting but refused to stay within the three-minute limit for ...

 
 

Academic Achievement Sept. 17

William Richardson of Chadds Ford is one of the nearly 550 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the spring 2021 semester at The Citadel. Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's ...

 

School is back

School bells are ringing again, and the kids are back in class. Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Danielle Clark is looking forward to the 2021-2022 academic year. “It’s fantastic to start a more normal school year,” she said while greeting early drop-offs at the school and waiting for the buses to arrive. The student body at the school is expected to be 357 ...

 

DCCC requiring proof of vaccination

Citing the increase in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Delaware and Chester Counties, Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has announced that DCCC will require proof of vaccination of all students, faculty and staff beginning next year. During a virtual meeting this morning, Dr. Gates Black urged the college family to get the vaccine ...

 

Exploring the small farm dream

The Penn State Extension is offering a course on small farming. The aim of Exploring the Small Farm Dream face-to-face short course is to help you learn what it takes to start and manage the farm you envision as more than a dream, as an agricultural business, and this course will help you navigate the process of starting a farming or small fresh food agriculture ...

 

Testy start to UCF meeting

Monday night's Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting got off to a testy start when board members walked off the stage because a parent did not stop talking at the end of his allotted three minutes during public comment. Chad Williams of Birmingham Township opened his comments, saying he would not abide by the time limit, and proceeded to be critical of the ...

 

A masking issue at U-CF

With the new school year beginning on Aug. 30, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors must decide how to open schools while still dealing with the effects of COVID-19. At issue is an updated health and safety plan and whether to have students wear masks in school when classes resume. Public discussions began during the Aug. 9 work session. The board heard a ...

 

Academic Achievement July 23

• Alex Bolinger and Maura McManus, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Bucknell University Dean’s Lost for spring 2021. Students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 to be named to the list. • Robert Andrew Maxwell of Chadds Ford has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in sports management, graduating Cum Laude from Kutztown University. He graduated ...

 

Academic Achievement July 2

• Natalie Solano of Chadds Ford has earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2021 semester at Mount St. Mary's University. • Widener University graduated four students from Chadds Ford during the school’s spring commencement. Graduates include Hope Dimario who earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences, Pasquale Marconi ...

 

U-CF teacher earns Heart of Learning Award

Charles F. Patton Middle School English teacher Lauren Owsley has received the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. This is a very special award in any year, but especially meaningful and well-deserved after the challenges last year presented. Students and UCF leadership only have positive things to say about Owsley. In her award nominations, one student wrote: “I ...

 

Birmingham student wins essay contest

Birmingham Township high school student Natalie Gildea is the winner of the first-ever Future of Freedom essay contest sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Chester County. Christopher Goodrich and Shivam Shetye were the second and third place winners, respectively. The Future of Freedom Essay Contest was open to all Chester County high school students, including ...