Education

U-CF students get more sleep, need even more

It was three years ago when Unionville-Chadds Ford School District moved school start times back 25 minutes for senior and middle school students. Instead of those students beginning classes at 7:35 a.m., they started at 8. According to Superintendent John Sanville, the change has been a hit. “From my seat, that change, on a number of fronts has exceeded expectations ...

 
 

Academic Achievement Feb. 7

• Morgan Nadin and Dylan Charles Shearn, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Kutztown University Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. • Matthew Stralkowski, of Chadds Ford, has earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2019 semester at Mount St. Mary's University. • Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Julia Boznango of Chadds Ford, PA has qualified for ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 30

• Hannah Garver, of Chadds Ford, was named to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Fall 2019 Dean's List. Garver is a nursing student working toward a Bachelor of Science degree. A full-time student whose semester GPA is 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received will be named to the list. • Philip Gow, of ...

 

MLK Jr. Day in U-CF

It was another Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King for students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. While there were no classes in observance of the civil rights leader, it was, as the district says, “a day of service to others.” As has been the case for the past four years, students at Unionville Elementary School made fleece blankets for ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 8

• Bethany Jones, of Chadds Ford, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 18. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. • Noah Davis Highfill of Chadds Ford graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Highfill was among more than 1,700 students who received degrees at the Dec. 19, 2019, ceremony at Littlejohn Coliseum.

 

After school activities to stop at 5 p.m.

Because of anticipated inclement weather, all after school activities will end at 5 p.m. for Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated school districts. As of 12:54 p.m., there was no word from the Garnet Valley School District.

 

Two-hour delay for U-CF

Due to an unexpected road closure on Route 82 this morning because of a fire in the Willowdale area, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be operating on a two-hour delay schedule, according to an e-mail from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. "We have been working with emergency services and it is clear that the safest thing to do is delay schools ...

 

Tick Tock builds for the future

A successful capital campaign has allowed Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale to expand and upgrade the 100-year-old building to meet today’s educational needs. “This building was built as bar and grill,” said executive director Karen Ammon. “Our past focus had been on building maintenance, and this project is making permanent improvements.” Additional ...

 

U-CF and Kennett schools closing early

Because of possible icy roads, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Area school districts are closing early today, Monday, Dec. 16 In Unionville, the middle and high schools will dismiss at 1 p.m., while the elementary schools will close at 2. All afternoon activities are canceled, no afternoon kindergarten and there will be no late bus runs. Kennett middle and high ...

 

School board welcomes new members

During its annual reorganization meeting, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board re-elected Director Jeff Hellrung as board president and elected Steve Simonson as vice president for 2020. The board also welcomed three of the four new members elected to the board in November. The new directors are Erin Talbert and Jen Brown from Region C — Chadds Ford and Pennsbury ...

 

Student art stands out at UHS

Student artists outnumbered professional artists during the 44th annual Unionville Art Gala, and the buzz was about the students' work. Even the professionals were talking about it. Carol Mangano, fresh off a two-person exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art in Chadds Ford, said it was great to see the students involved and praised the art program in the entire district. ...