Academic Achievement June 21

• Three students from Chadds Ford made either the Dean’s or President’s Lists at the University of Alabama. They are Olivia Carpenter and Natalie Gartner who made the Dean’s List. Zachary DelCollo was named to the President's List. • Gina Lusvardi of Chadds Ford received a Master of Science in chemical engineering from The University of Alabama.

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Taxes up again in UCF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors once again passed a budget with a tax increase levied on property owners in the district. Unlike most years, however, the vote wasn’t unanimous. The lone “no” vote came from Director Brian Schartz who motioned to approve the 2024-2025 academic year budget. The budget calls for revenues of $105,838,802, with real estate taxes of 32.61 mils for Chester County property…

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Academic Achievement June 14

• Virginia Benway of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List at the University of Maryland Global Campus for the spring 2024 term. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. • Chadds Ford…

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Parents concerned about sex survey

While school board directors are preparing to vote on next year’s budget, parents are still concerned that their rights are being ignored. The budget vote is scheduled for June 17, the June 10 work session began with several parents expressing their concern about a survey regarding sexuality given to ninth graders. As previously reported, the survey in question was given to the students during a…

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Academic Achievement June 7

• Davis Bland and Avery Flubacher, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Spring 2024 Dean’s List at Washington College of Maryland. To earn this academic honor, a student must achieve at least a 3.50 GPA for the semester. • Julia Boettler of Chadds Ford was named to Slippery Rock University's dean's list for the spring 2024 semester. The dean's list consists of SRU…

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UHS graduates 300

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Caps in the air as more than 300 graduate from Unionville High School during a ceremony at the Carpenter Center.

More than 300 students graduated from Unionville High School on June 5 and their years at UHS were different than most. As high school Principal Amy Jenkins noted, students in the class of 2024 had to deal with the unusual and the sad. Students began their freshman year learning remotely because of COVID and began their senior year dealing with the fear of an escaped…

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UCFSD receives Longwood Foundation grant

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced that it is the recipient of a $450,000 grant from the renowned Longwood Foundation. The grant, Strong Roots & New Growth, will provide critical assistance to the district as it implements an innovative Full-Day Kindergarten program beginning in the 2025-26 academic year. “UCFSD is honored to have the support of the Longwood Foundation as we provide all of our…

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Academic Achievement May 31

• Luke Sullivan of Chadds Ford has earned Semester Honors for the Spring 2024 semester at Edgewood College. Full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for this honor. • Jack Nielsen of Chadds Ford was named to the East Stroudsburg University’s Spring 2024 Dean's List. Students eligible for the Dean's List are those who have attained a 3.50…

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Allegation of lies and misconduct at UCF

Story is updated below. Birmingham Township’s Chad Williams has filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Education against Unionville-Chadds Ford District Superintendent John Sanville. He said Sanville has refused to address his concerns about what Williams calls an illegal survey conducted at the high school, and he went so far as to call Sanville a liar on a radio talk show. Williams was reacting…

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Academic Achievement May 24

• Emi Arai of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University in the spring 2024 semester. Dean's List status is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. • Julia Thomson of Chadds Ford graduated from the University of Scranton. Thomson earned a Bachelor of Science degree…

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UHS rower in national competition

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(Courtesy photo.) From left to right: WYRA Coach Mike Hall, Aiden Daneker, Liam Krausz, James Henry, Jackson Bidic and Luke Tremblay.

Unionville High School freshman Liam Krausz is heading to a national rowing competition with his team from the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association. According to a press release, the members of the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association’s (WYRA) Under 17 men’s “four”, a five-person sweep boat, comprised of four rowers and a coxswain, burst from the back of the pack in the 1,000-meter final of the 2024…

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