Education

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 ...

 

Reviewing online safety for kids

Snapchat is the number one app for human trafficking; Kik Messenger is the “defacto app” for child predators; and, at just 8 years old, a child can be profiled online. These are just a few of the alarming statistics that investigation expert Michele Stuart recently shared with the nearly 200 parents, teachers and school administrators at the Chester County Safe ...

 

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 ...

 

Kids help those who help others

It wasn’t a lot of money, but the youngsters at Chadds Ford’s Chesterbrook Academy raised more than $280 for the HEADstrong Foundation. HEADstrong is a charitable organization started by the Colleluori Family of Delaware County. Nick Colleluori was diagnosed with large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005 at 19 and he died at 21. According to his mother, Cheryl ...