Education

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 ...

 

CFES gets new principal

Two weeks after Shawn Dutkiewicz officially resigned as Chadds Ford Elementary School principal, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors hired his replacement. Danielle Clark was appointed during the school board’s Oct. 14 work session. The vote to approve her appointment was 8-0. Dennis McKnight will continue as interim principal until Clark starts her new ...

 

Eagle scout hopes to fly

Tom Hansen is still sorting out his future. Does he go to Penn State next fall or does he go into the Navy? Whichever it is, he’s already moving in the right direction. The Unionville High School senior has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and he’s proud of the achievement. The new Eagle built a music wall where people can knock out some percussion in the east side ...

 

Academic Achievement Sept. 26

• Aisha Lunkins, of Chadds Ford, was named Millennium Fellow for Widener University. Lunkins is studying biology. • Anna Robuck, of Chadds Ford, was recently chosen as one of 20 environmental scholars to receive a Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Robuck is working toward her doctorate at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Her research ...

 

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 ...