Education

National program seeks top youth volunteers

Now through Nov. 6,  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Pennsylvania's top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades five-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available ...

 
 

School is back in session

Classes have resumed for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Shawn Dutkiewicz, principal at Chadds Ford elementary is eager for the new academic year. He said a focus this year is on enhancing students’ social and emotional growth, but also on increasing the quality and quantity of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. “A morning meeting is ...

 

School board pressed for improved athletic facilities

The Aug. 20 Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting was dominated by discussions on a potential grounds program and calls for improving athletic facilities. The bulk of those discussions came during the opening public remarks section of the meeting. Former school board Director Holly Manzone said there’s been “a lot of buzz” regarding talks about a possible ...

 

Academic Achievement Aug. 15

• Kevin Nickey, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a BSBA Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Nickey was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees during the spring commencement exercises. • Luis E Aldrete, of Chadds Ford, a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, supply chain ...

 

Quick night for U-CF board

It was a calm night for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday. Directors appointed a supervisor of transportation, heard a brief update on how the later school start time affected students and heard a preliminary report on the new statewide School Safety and Security Committee. The board appointed Marco Sordi to be the new head of the Transportation ...

 

Unionville teacher receives Fulbright Award

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Sandra Litvin of Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has been offered a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant. Litvin is one of approximately 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program ...

 

School board ignores policy

Unionville-Chadds Ford School directors voted against following their own policy yesterday when they held a meeting with only four members physically present. Members later voted to strip out conditions of the student dress code and Superintendent John Sanville said a committee is still reviewing the student code of conduct and should have a proposal for a change in ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

John Cronin, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics and political science/international relations from Carleton College at its 144th commencement exercises, held Saturday, June 9.  

 

Academic Achievement June 27

•  The University of Delaware announced that seven students from Chadds Ford were named to the school’s Dean’s List for spring 2018. The students are Mark Ellsworth, Michael Hutz, Hannah Huzar, Claire Mottola, Amanda Nielsen, Ryan Rhodes and Katelyn Sapp. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 ...

 

Taxes up, discipline questioned in U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors passed the 2018-2019 academic year budget during their June 18 meeting, but they also heard resident-concerns about declining school discipline. The budget, which passed by a 7-2 vote, calls for $87 million in spending and revenue and carries tax increases for district property owners. As previously reported, those ...

 

Academic Achievement June 14

• Anna Crawford and Meredith Jones, both of Chadds Ford, of Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Spring 2018 semester. Crawford, a sophomore, has not declared a major. Jones is a senior majoring in literature and textual studies. • Kevin Nickey, of Chadds Ford, was named to Bloomsburg University Spring 2018 Dean's List. ...