Education

Academic Achievement Jan. 27

• Johnathan Fager of Chadds Ford earned Dean's List distinction from Avila University for the Fall 2022 semester. To be included on the list, students must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester. • Julianne Bukovacz and Matthew Pulcinella, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean’s List of ...

 
 

DCCC, Muhlenberg reach agreement

A new partnership provides a pathway for Delaware County Community College graduates of selected associate degree programs into Muhlenberg’s accelerated bachelor’s degree programs. The two schools reached the agreement on Dec. 2, it was announced today. It applies to DCCC students who graduate from specified programs with an associate in arts, associate in science, ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan 20

• Emi Arai and Carter Karinshak, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Lehigh University Dean’s List for fall 2022. Dean’s list status is granted to students who have a grade-point average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. • Jenna Schreiber, of Chadds Ford, was recently initiated into the West Chester University of ...

 

HES on MLK Day

Hillendale Elementary School students and parent volunteers kept the school’s activism on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year with a variety of projects Monday. There was a change for this year, however. Typically, Hillendale makes lunches for several organizations and get-well cards for patients at AI Dupont Children’s Hospital. But there was more this year. ...

 

Budget talks start at UCF

Unionville Chadds Ford School Board directors started talks on the 2023-2024 budget this week. A proposed preliminary budget — with an estimated appropriation of $102.35 million and revenues of $100.5 million — was passed. The vote was 9-0. The estimated appropriation reflects an increase of 7.28 percent over that of the 2022-’23 budget. The proposed preliminary ...

 

Civics Bee for middle schoolers

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry is partnering with the Pennsylvania Chamber to host a regional Civics Bee on April 15, as part of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s National Civics Bee. The National Civics Bee is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. In the first round of the contest, ...

 

School delays

UPDATE: Sanville sent the following email shortly before 7:30: "We have been keeping an eye on the forecast. The mixed precipitation could leave ice accumulations up to 1 to 2 tenths of an inch.  While this doesn’t sound like much, it is all it takes to make for dangerous road conditions.  Additionally, temperatures are hovering around freezing right at that time ...

 

Board earmarks $4M for facilities

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors voted to spend almost $4 million on facilities improvements during their Nov. 21 meeting. Leading the expense list was a bid of $1.8 million awarded to Garland/DBS for roof replacement at Unionville High School. Directors also awarded a $236,700 bid to Garland for roof replacement work at Hillendale Elementary School. ...

 

Senator calls UCF ‘arrogant’

Not everyone thinks the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board or the district administration has acted in good faith during the last several years. Chad Williams, a U-CF parent from Birmingham Township is one. Another is state Sen. Scott Martin, chairman of the Senate Education Committee. Martin, R-13, went so far as to call two U-CF officials “arrogant” in how they ...

 

UCF punts on new start time

As anticipated, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted not to change school start times next academic year. The vote was unanimous, but the matter will likely come up again. School board directors had been talking about a change to a later start time for secondary students, but the administration recommended last week not to make any changes yet. As previously ...

 

School start time vote next week

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors have been talking since May about changing the school start times, and a vote on the matter is scheduled for next week. But now the recommendation from the district administration is to make no changes yet. The district did change school start times five years ago, moving start times for high school and middle school ...