Education

KCSD goes virtual, GV goes hybrid

Kennett and Garnet Valley school districts have made their decisions on when and how to open. Garnet Valley School District is going hybrid, as will Unionville-Chadds Ford, but Kennett Consolidated Schools will be only virtual for at least the first two months of the academic year. According to the Kennett district’s website, the 2020-2021 school year will begin with ...

 
 

UCF approves hybrid reopening plan

Accepting, as Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, that “There is no single best answer,” Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted 7-2 Monday night to approve a hybrid type of opening for the school district next month. The health and safety plan the board voted on may be found here. The plan calls for elementary school students in grades K-3 to ...

 

UCF updated reopening plan

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has released its updated proposed plan for reopening schools. School board directors will be voting on whether to adopt the plan Monday night, Aug. 3 at 7:30. According to an email from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville, the plan took into consideration ideas from students, teachers, and parents. Three principles were ...

 

U-CF to vote on school opening

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting next week on whether or not to reopen schools for the upcoming school year. Schools have been closed since March when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered them closed along with other state government offices and some business. Students had been attending online classes until the end of the last academic term, and now a ...

 

Academic Achievement July 24

• Morgan Nadin, of Chadds Ford, was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design, summa cum laude from Kutztown University. The cumulative grade point average necessary for the highest honor (summa cum laude) is 3.80. Widener University conferred more than 1,100 undergraduate degrees this year. Among them were eight degree-recipients from the Chadds ...

 

Education and school health plans considered

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are considering a health and safety plan for the possible reopening of schools next month. The board heard a presentation of the proposed plan during its July 13 meeting. The plan is not final. As Director Victoria Baratta said during the six-hour-long meeting, the plan will be “fine-tuned” over the next few weeks. Board ...

 

Academic Achievement July 10

• Chadds Ford ninth-grader Pranavh Vallabhaneni was honored for his ingenuity at the fifth annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, presented by Raytheon Technologies. He was among nearly 500 award-winning K-12 inventors from across the nation who were celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony held on July 2. "My invention prevents hot car child deaths by detecting ...

 

Academic Achievement July 3

• Wes Gurnee, of Chadds Ford, graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University, College of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. • Amelia Giordano and Michael Bechtold, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the James Madison University Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors ...

 

Academic Achievement June 26

• Lauren McDonnell of Chadds Ford a business management major was named to the President's List at Coastal Carolina University for the Spring 2020 semester. • Ethan Lindner of Chadds Ford was named to Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester. • Elizabeth Juliano of Chadds Ford was named to the Muhlenberg College Dean's List for the Spring ...

 

Dueling petitions over UHS logo

It’s been brewing for several years now and is under consideration again. It’s the status of the logo for Unionville High School, and now there are two online petitions over the matter. One says to keep it, and the other says it must change. Two years ago, former Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director and President Vic Dupuis said there was not any ...

 

U-CF board passes budget, sports plan

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night passed the district’s budget for next year, and a plan for athletes to get back into their sports. The budget passed unanimously, while votes for the sports plan were 6-3 in favor. The 2020-2021 budget calls for appropriations of $90,625,615, with real estate taxes of 29.07 mills in Chester County — a ...