Education

Chadds Ford student honored

Chadds Ford’s Varoon Joshi, a seventh-grader at CF Patton Middle School, was named one of the Top 300 MASTERS in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS® program.  The Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were selected from a pool of 2,348 applicants from 47 states, DC, and two U.S. territories.  These competitors were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers, and educators ...

 
 

CFES principal resigns

See UPDATE below Shawn Dutkiewicz, principal at Chadds Ford Elementary School, is resigning effective Sept. 30. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to accept his resignation during their Sept.9 work session. Dennis McKnight was appointed as interim principal effective Oct. 1 at a salary of $700 per day. No reason for Dutkiewicz’s resignation was given ...

 

YMCA free for ChesCo 7th-graders

School is back in session and with it comes a great opportunity for all Chester County seventh graders – a complimentary one-year membership to the YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, an association of eight YMCAs in Chester County, is proud to continue its 7thGrade Initiative, which offers every seventh-grader in Chester County a complimentary one-year youth ...

 

Unionville Stadium Gets a New Press Box

Last year, Unionville High School Quarterback Club President Erica Burns and Head Coach Pat Clark shared their vision for a new and improved press box at Unionville Stadium. More than $40,000 was raised through donations from UHS families and community organizations, and donations of time and services from contractors, architects, and laborers all helped make the ...

 

Guest Column: Understanding math gaps

With the beginning of school, I’d like to share information about learning math. What is a learning gap? A math learning gap refers to any math skill that a student should have previously mastered but didn’t. Examples of learning gaps include a fifth grader who didn’t learn what the numerator in a fraction means, or a tenth grader who doesn’t know when the ...

 

School days are back

Monday, Aug. 26, was back to school day for many school districts, including the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz said there was nothing exceptionally new for this school year but said it’s the school’s 95th year and that “CFES will continue to work on enhancing curricular programming and the student ...

 

Keeping cool in school at CFES

Things will cool down at Chadds Ford Elementary School as soon as a new chiller is in place. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend $170,000 for the replacement. Director Gregg Lindner said the old unit has been in use for 18 years and reached the end of its useful lifespan. “It’s time to replace it with a new one so the kids and ...

 

Academic Achievement

Widener University announced six Chadds Ford residents were named to the schools Spring 2019 Dean’s List. Those students are Eric Hahn, majoring in chemical engineering, Aisha Lunkins, a biology major, Kirsten Ryan, majoring in English, and  Miranda Lynam, Jordan Lynch, and Sarah Wydila, each of whom are nursing majors.

 

Academic Achievement July 18

• Mitchell Camp, of Chadds Ford, was named Kutztown University's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete for the 2018-19 academic year. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher at the completion of the most recent academic year to be eligible for PSAC Scholar-Athlete status. • Maggie Thomas, of Chadds Ford, ...

 

Academic Achievement July 11

• Dana Murphy Soika, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester. Murphy Soika is in the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program. • Madison Caccese, of Chadds Ford, has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2019 semester. ...

 

NASA ambassador helps WCU celebrate Apollo 11

Let your children explore an imaginary lunar surface after they make space helmets (or bring them already dressed as astronauts) at West Chester University’s free Apollo 50th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, July 13, the University will host a family-friendly recognition of the milestone anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with events that begin at 5 p.m. ...