Education

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. ...

 

Academic Achievement Nov. 12

Two Chadds Ford students, Haithm Abdou and Daphne Liang, were named to the summer 2019 Dean's List at the University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2019.

 

Academic Achievement Oct. 23

Hannah Garver, of Chadds Ford, received Nursing White Coat in a Bloomsburg University ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.

 

U-CF to consider cyber charter

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are scheduled to vote next month on whether to have Brandywine Virtual Academy become the district’s online cyber option. BVA is managed and operated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit but credits earned are aligned with the student's designated school. According to school board Director Vic Dupuis, contracting with ...