UCF OKs travel, facility upgrades

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Patton Middle School students will get a chance to visit Rome and Pompeii in June of 2025. (Image from EF Educational Tours.)

As anticipated from last week’s work session, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a middle school trip to Europe and some facility upgrades. The approvals came during the Feb. 20 regular school board meeting. The proposed European trip will have students visiting Rome and Pompeii in June of 2025. The requested dates are June 17-24, but there is a flexible travel window of June 14-27.…

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Academic Achievement Feb. 16

• Hana Hebert and Anna Walker were named to the York College of Pennsylvania Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. Herbert is a nursing major and Walker is a health science major. • Jenna Robertson of Chadds Ford earned Dean's List honors at The University of Tampa for the Fall 2023 semester. Robertson is a junior majoring in nursing. • Madison Carr of Chadds…

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UCF board weighs spending

There were no voting items during the three-hour-long Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board work session Monday night, but directors did discuss several issues scheduled for a vote later on. Those issues include a proposed middle school trip to Rome and Pompeii. That trip is tentatively planned for eight days in June of 2025 through EF Tours. According to the presentation, all adults traveling with the group…

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Academic Achievement Feb.2

• Natalie Gartner of Chadds Ford was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for the fall semester of 2023. Students named to the list have an academic record of 3.5 or above. • The University of Rhode Island announces that Tim Crane of Chadds Ford was named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must…

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After the Bell turns 25

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Students at Kennett Middle School take part in a small party celebrating After the Bell's 25th anniversary.

A volunteer after-school program for students at Kennett Middle School just turned 25, and there was a small party for the kids and the volunteers. The idea behind After the Bell was to give middle-schoolers something to do between the time school lets out and when their parents would get home from work. After the Bell came into being in January of 1999, just a…

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Academic Achievement Jan. 26

• Anna Walker of Chadds Ford graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 13. Walker earned a Bachelor of Science in health sciences. • Matthew Pulcinella of Chadds Ford was named to the Commonwealth University Dean's List for the Fall 2023 semester. Pulcinella is a student at the Bloomsburg campus. The list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have…

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U-CF school budget moves forward

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a preliminary budget for the next school year. The vote was 7-0 with two members absent for the Jan. 16 vote. Director Brian Schartz said the preliminary budget “represents a 5.79 percent increase in total expenditures. Assuming this preliminary level of spending, the historic rate of tax\ collections in state and federal revenues, the adjustments in assessed…

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Schools unite for MLK Day

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Volunteers gather in the Hillendale Elementary School gymnasium to take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

The traditional observance of Martin Luther King Day in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District was a little different this year. There were activities in most of the district elementary schools in years past, but this year Pocopson and Hillendale Elementary schools teamed up for projects in the Hillendale gym. According to Pocopson Principal Cliff Beaver, “We do have a tradition of doing MLK Day at…

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Academic Achievement Jan. 12

• Chadds Ford resident Olivia DiMarino, majoring in nursing, made the Fall 2023 Dean's List at DeSales University. To qualify for Dean's List, a student must have a minimum 3.50 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours. • Julia Boettler of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List at Slippery Rock University for the fall 2023 semester. The dean's list consists of SRU…

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