Education

Academic Achievement Sept. 23

Unionville High School announced that 15 UHS students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. “We are so proud of the 16 students who have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists,” said UHS Principal Amy Jenkins. “Through their efforts and hard work, these students have distinguished themselves as exceptional academic leaders at Unionville High ...

 
 

UCF on buses and vaccinations

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend $250,800 on two new diesel school buses. It will be at least another month before the board votes on whether to acquire new electric buses. Among the options considered was to buy four diesel buses at $125,400 each or buy the two and then lease two electric vehicles. Leasing the electric buses ...

 

Academic Achievement Sept. 2

• Dan Waterland of Chadds Ford graduated after majoring in politics at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Waterland, the son of Robert L. Waterland and Laura E. Waterland, is a 2018 graduate of Malvern Preparatory School. • Chadds Ford resident Lily Reardon has enrolled at James Madison University for the fall 2022 semester. Reardon's selected major is marketing.

 

Back to school for 2022-2023

No schoolmarm was ringing a bell outside a one-room wooden schoolhouse, but the line of cars outside Chadds Ford Elementary School was a sure sign of day one of the new school year. “Welcome back,” said Danielle Clark to returning students and pointed out to new kindergartners where they needed to go. Clark, the principal at CFES, said she’s eager to start her ...

 

Academic Achievement Aug. 26

• Viraj Joshi of Chadds Ford Township was named to the Dean’s List at Penn State University for the spring 2022 semester and was selected for admission Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College. • Virginia Benway of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Maryland Global Campus for the spring 2022 semester. To be eligible for the honor, a student ...

 

UCF tables vaccine exemption vote

Parents of students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will have to wait another month before learning whether the district will disallow “moral/philosophical” reasons for vaccine exemptions. School board members tabled a vote on the proposed policy change during their Aug. 15 meeting. If the change goes through, students in the district will no longer ...

 

School start times uncertain

School board directors are still kicking around possible changes to school start times in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. A previously proposed change may be tossed, going from a “flip” to a “push.” A previous board enacted a change in the start times for the 2017-2018 school year after two years of talking and researching the need for more sleep time ...

 

CFES needs sewer update

The onsite sewage system at Chadds Ford Elementary School is old, outdated, and wouldn’t pass inspection for its scheduled re-permitting in 2023. It needs to be upgraded or replaced. As yet though, no firm plans have been made, according to U-CFSD Director of Facilities James Whitesel. He said the district is still looking at renewing the current permit for the ...

 

Academic Achievement July 22

• Ithaca College student Thomas Oakes of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2022 semester. • Widener University named two students from Chadds Ford to the school’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. They are Nicholas DiCostanza and Matthew Winnick. DiCostanza is studying biology while Warrick is studying business administration. To be eligible ...

 

Sleep vote set for Oct. 17

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted in 2017 to have high school and middle school students start classes 25 minutes later than they had. Now the board is considering moving start times again. Now, instead of starting at 8 a.m., the thought is to start those classes at 9 a.m., while elementary classes would start at 8. A vote on that possible change — ...

 

Academic Achievement July 8

• Jenna Robertson of Chadds Ford earned dean's list honors at The University of Tampa for the Spring 2022 semester. Robertson was a sophomore majoring in nursing. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean's list. • William Richardson of Chadds Ford earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel. • Philip Gow ...