Education

New assistant super at U-CF

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a proposed final budget for next year and approved several contracts for works at several buildings. But the board also voted to promote Tim Hoffman to assistant superintendent. He replaces John Nolen who is retiring after 18 years in the district. Hoffman was named principal at CF Patton Middle ...

 
 

Academic Achievement May 14

• Eric Renzetti, of Chadds Ford, graduated from The University of Tampa on Saturday, May 8 with a Bachelor of Science - B.S. Degree in marine science-biology. The commencement ceremony was virtual. • Dakota Raymond, of Chadds Ford, was named to the fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing ...

 

U-CF proposed final budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors are set to vote next week on the proposed final budget for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is the next to last budget vote before directors vote to approve the final budget in June. A property tax increase is anticipated. As presented during the May 10 school board work session, the proposed final budget estimates ...

 

Quick meeting at UCF

It was an unusual and refreshingly quick meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night. During the 70-minute session, directors acted on routine business, including approving the purchase of a psychology textbook and authorizing expenditures for physical plant improvements. The textbook is “Myers' Psychology for the AP Course” with a cost of almost ...

 

COVID and budget considerations at UCF

Meetings in May will be significant for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Board directors will be voting on the proposed final budget for the next school year and deciding when to move into Phase 2 in re-opening the schools based on the number of COVID cases. Business Manager Bob Cochran gave an overview of the 155-page budget book for the 2021-2022 budget ...

 

YMCA offering Esports program

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is launching a new Esports program for students in middle and high school in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program, providing a virtual sports experience for youth and teens that promotes leadership and personal growth. The new eight-week program is currently registering youth and teens in grades five through 12. The ...

 

Academic Achievement March 26

• Sandrine Haab, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University in the Fall 2020 semester. Dean’s list status goes to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. • Macklin Fishman, of Chadds Ford, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2023, has earned the fall 2020 ...

 

School board recognizes achievement

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Superintendent John Sanville recognized more than a dozen Unionville High School students for nationally-ranked accomplishments during the March 15 school board meeting. Sanville preceded the recommendation by saying Monday was like the first day of school since it was the first day for all students in the district to be back in their ...

 

Back to class in UCF

It's not full-time yet, but the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted Monday night to approve a new health and safety plan that gets more kids back into real classrooms. While virtual instruction will continue for those who want it, the new policy opens the doors for full five-day per week classes for all students beginning March 15. "The circumstances around us ...

 

U-CF eyes full in-person classes

More Unionville-Chadds Ford School District students are returning to real physical classrooms this week, and more should start a return to brick-and-mortar classrooms next week. U-CF School Board directors voted Monday night on a plan to get some middle and high school students back in real classrooms as of today, Feb. 23. Those students include all high school ...

 

Academic Achievement Feb. 19

• Widener University has announced students who achieved dean's list recognition for fall 2020. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester. Among the students who made the list are six from Chadds Ford. They are Nicholas DiCostanza, majoring in biology, Morgan Linkins majoring in accounting, ...