Education

Two options for new UHS mascot

After years of controversy and talk, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District community is three weeks away from learning what the high school's new mascot will be. UHS Principal Jimmy Conley said during the School Board’s Jan. 4 work session, "The Washington football team and the Cleveland Indians certainly have a new model here as they look to select their new ...

 
 

DCCC offers career development

Returning to work or upgrading a career involves careful planning, especially during a pandemic. If you are looking for assistance, New Choices, a free career development program now offered online through Delaware County Community College, can help. The College is offering a free, one-week, virtual synchronous program, in which an instructor will guide participants ...

 

Back to virtual for UHS and CFPMS

Students at Unionville High School and CF Patton Middle School are back to virtual classes only. School Board directors agreed on the move Saturday, then re-affirmed with a vote during Monday night's regular meeting Monday, Nov. 16. The change was effective that morning. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said he wanted to change over the weekend out of concern ...

 

New U-CF mascot coming

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is two months away from having a new mascot. A student vote on finalists is scheduled for early December with a reveal in January. Patrick Crater, the supervisor of athletics, gave a brief presentation on the timeline for deciding and unveiling the new mascot during the School Board’s Nov. 9 work session. The former ...

 

Back to virtual possible in U-CF

Just four days after saying there was no truth to a rumor that Unionville-Chads Ford schools would close on Nov. 16 due to COVID-19, Superintendent John Sanville recommended to school board directors that they should consider returning high school and middle school classes to virtual learning. A vote on that change is scheduled for Nov. 16. Sanville's recommendation ...

 

Back to the classroom for 6-12

Middle and high school students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be going back to the classroom beginning Oct. 26. It will be for two days per week, based on a hybrid model previously approved by U-CF directors. Students will have online classes for the rest of the week. Board members voted for the return during their Oct. 12 meeting. Oct. 12 was ...

 

New hybrid plan for K-5 OK’d

Just hours after residents rallied to have schools reopened at least on a hybrid basis, U-CF School Board directors voted to do just that. At least for grades K-5 who will start with a hybrid schedule on Oct. 12. The board will vote on what to do with grades 6-12 in October with an eye on bringing those students back with a hybrid plan on Oct. 26. According to ...

 

Parents, students, want in-person option

An estimated 50 people, parents and kids alike, rallied outside Unionville High School Monday evening, calling for the district to reopen schools for in-person learning. Parents said the virtual-only system is unfair and a disservice to the kids. Kelsey McLean, of Pocopson Township, said: “Our kids need to get back into school. It’s sad. It’s really a disservice to ...

 

Rally to reopen UCF planned

A rally to reopen Unionville-Chadds Ford School District schools with in-person education is planned for 5:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. Organizer Chris Brill, of East Marlborough Township, said Friday morning that at least 10 people said they intend on attending the rally to be held in front of the District Administration offices in the high school parking lot. School ...

 

UHS students run for Yemen

Unionville High School seniors Shaaz Nadeem and Bryce Karinshak completed a month-long fundraiser Miles for Sana last weekend. The effort was to raise money for Yemen, and the people caught up in a five-year-long civil war. In addition to starting a gofundme campaign — the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation — the students ran to raise money. They sought $15 ...

 

YMCA opens learning centers

While the Chester County Health Department guidelines included having schools open virtual-only at least through Oct. 9. The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine Valley opened their in-person Learning Centers on Aug. 31. Students — and everyone else — get health screenings and have their temperatures taken when they enter the building. Classes are limited to 12 students ...