Education

Upland Country, Finland celebrate cultural exchange

Finland and Chadds Ford will reinforce an ever-growing bond next week as a group of Finnish students, coaches and administrators visit Upland Country Day School to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a cultural exchange program between Upland and Turku, Finland. The celebration marks a sharing of two passions that transcend language: ice hockey and dance. More than 75 ...

 
 

Admins appreciate UCFEF

During the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s fourth annual Golden Gala, two principals expressed their deep appreciation for the group. For Steve Dissinger, principal at Hillendale Elementary School, the foundation was “the catalyst to bring in funding for the Hillendale Trail. We completed the [0.7-mile] trail in the fall. It was really an education ...

 

Academic Achievement

• Kayla Rebecca Jurchak, of Chadds Ford, a junior majoring in psychology, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. • Katja Hansen, Edward Leonard and Alexandria Philomena Faia, each from Chadds Ford, earned dean's list ...

 

DCCC and Academy of Fine Arts to offer seamless transfer

Delaware County Community College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts have signed an articulation agreement that will enable qualified students to transfer seamlessly from the community college into the four-year art school located in Center City Philadelphia. Students who maintain at least a “C” average in each course and who graduate from Delaware County ...

 

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement • Ashlie Pilotti, of Chadds Ford, was among 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List. Pilotti is a senior majoring in biology. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. • The following students from Chadds Ford were ...

 

New president named for DCCC

L. Joy Gates Black, currently vice chancellor for academic affairs and student success at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas, has been unanimously selected Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Black will succeed Jerry Parker, who will retire on June 30, after 40 years of service to the College, ...

 

UHS basketball teams play a fundraiser

The Unionville Boys' Basketball Hoopsters will be hosting a PINK fundraiser for Unite for Her on Tuesday, Jan. 31 during their home, junior varsity and varsity games against Octorara beginning at 6 p.m. This will also be UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Night. To make the night a success, and raise funds for Unite for Her — a local non-profit organization that provides ...

 

U-CF in MLK Day of Service

More than 230 volunteers, students and adults, packed the cafeteria at Unionville Elementary School to provide blankets for patients at the AI duPont Institute during the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. And at Hillendale Elementary School, volunteers were preparing lunches for select beneficiaries as part of the day’s activities. This was the first MLK Day ...

 

New head of school for Upland Country

The Board of Trustees at Upland Country Day School has appointment of Dr. Daniel E. Hickey the new Head of School beginning July 1. According to a press release, Hickey’s appointment represents the culmination of an intensive, national search process that involved the entire school community over several months. He will become the 14th head of school in Upland’s ...

 

U-CF art students get published

A group of 50 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District students can now claim to be published artists. Their artwork has been included in in the book “The Everyday Rules of Spectacular Parents.” The book is published by Capital Reath Associates, whose owner, Randall Stutman, is a friend of U-CF Superintendent John Sanville. Sanville said the rules were ideas Stutman ...

 

New president of WCU named

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Christopher M. Fiorentino to serve as president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 9. Fiorentino, who holds a doctorate in economics, has held the position of interim president at the university since April. Prior to being named interim president, he had served ...