Education

Unionville senior earns Cadet of the Year

Thursday, May 24 was graduation day for the 2018 class members of the Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy. The academy is a half-day high school program open to all Chester County students to train for careers in firefighting, emergency medical, and law enforcement related careers. This year, Jordan Marzolf, a senior from Unionville High ...

 
 

Vandalism and suspensions at UHS

Vandalism of Unionville High School restrooms and suspension of students fueled discussion during the May 21 meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. The subject came up during public comment and continued later with directors’ comments, and a point of possible disagreement arose between Director Gregg Lindner and Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. ...

 

Student recognition

Chadds Ford’s Jonathan Jackson was one of six Lycoming College student-athletes who earned a slot on the 2017 MAC Spring Sportsmanship Team. A four-year letter winner for men's lacrosse, Jackson was a significant contributor as a defensive midfielder the past two seasons, appearing in 41 career games and posting 11 career groundballs and causing eight turnovers. He ...

 

Two scouts earn Eagle rank

Two Boy Scouts from Troop 31 were awarded their Eagle Scout ranking during a Court of Honor ceremony at Hillendale Elementary School Monday night. The two — Connor Mears and Nate Gerstenschlager — became the 150th and 151st scouts in the troop’s 70-year history to achieve the rank. During the ceremony, Mears — a senior at Unionville High School — was awarded a ...

 

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...

 

Talking safety at U-CF

A program up for consideration by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an airing out during the board’s April 9 work session. The program "Say Something," through Sandy Hook Promise, is designed to help students and adults understand the need for reporting "acute issues and concerns in real time and without any fear of reprisal," according to Leah ...

 

Dupuis: Indian not an issue, ‘fake news’

School Board Director Vic Dupuis Monday night tried to diffuse concern over the possibility of changing the high school mascot, but many residents remain concerned. Dupuis opened the meeting saying there is no intention to remove the Indian as the Unionville High School mascot and that there has been a lot of false information being spread about the issue. "A few ...

 

Early dismissals

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has decided to dismiss students early today. High school and middle school students will be dismissed at 11:10 this morning and elementary schools will let out at12:25 this afternoon. Kennett Area School District will also be dismissing students early. Middle and high school students will get out at 11:30 a.m., Mary D. Lang ...

 

Old and new at CFES art show

The 69th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show got off to a good start Friday night with a gymnasium packed with art, artists and visitors looking to support the school. Nearly 70 professional artists had their work on display for sale, with 30 percent of the sale price going to the CFES PTO to support educational enrichment programs. Many of the ...

 

New vice principal at UHS

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors unanimously voted to approve the hiring of Steve Silva as the new vice principal at Unionville High School. Silva replaces Rudy Reif who retired. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said Silva was part of the "strongest candidate pool I've ever seen." There were more than 100 applicants who went through a series ...

 

Shall we dance?

Students dance and sing at the  presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15 at Unionville High School. The musical returns to the Unionville stage this week for the first time since 2001. The Broadway classic is filled with gorgeous and exotic costumes and amazing scenery underpinned by a nimble musical ...