Education

DCCC gets $198K grant

College faculty and staff receive training on how to use the LapSim® virtual laparoscopic simulator. (Courtesy image)

Delaware County Community College, in partnership with the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, has received a $198,067 Strategic Innovation grant from the state to train workers for high-tech jobs of the 21st Century. The grant was awarded to the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, which acts as the fiscal agent and works in concert with the ...

 
 

Academic Achievement June 12

• Alicia Adams and Meredith Jones, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania. Adams is a marketing major and Jones is literary and textual major. To be eligible for York’s Dean’s List, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. • Madison Russo-Bradley and ...

 

Charge to class: ‘Be that guy’

The charge to Unionville High School's Class of 2017 was a straightforward one, "Be that guy." That was the basic message from Principal Jimmy Conley to the almost 300 students in the class during the June 7 commencement ceremony held at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware. Conley told a story from his home life, about how his wife reacted to ...

 

May Fair tradition continues

The annual May Fair at Chadds Ford Elementary School continued last week. It was the 69th such fair at the school that began May 21, 1949. “Without question,” school Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz told the crowd, “the reason it continues to be a part of our CFE culture is all of you. The Chadds Ford Elementary School family spans many generations and many of you return ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Casey Cattie, of Pennsbury Township, qualified for the Spring 2017 Dean's List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. • Alicia Adams, of Chadds Ford, graduated Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13. Adams earned a bachelor’s of science degree ...

 

Dissinger named principal at Patton

Steve Dissinger will no longer be the principal at Hillendale Elementary School. As of July 1, he will be the new principal at CF Patton Middle School. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted unanimously May 15 to give that job to Dissinger. His salary will be $141,101 per year. In introducing Dissinger, Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said, ...

 

Academic Achievement May 11

• Unionville High School students Nicholas Y. Yang and Paige E. Young were awarded a National Merit Scholarship. The award is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation's funds. • Patrick Stoyer, a student at Garnet Valley High School, also earned a National Merit Scholarship as did Zachary George Hrenko, of Kennett High School, and Louis J. Zammarchi, of ...

 

UHS Indoor Color Guard first place champs

Unionville High School’s Indoor Color Guard was crowned first place champions in Tournament Indoor Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Region. They achieved a season-high score of 91.54 in the Scholastic A Division. This was Unionville’s first year competing in this upper-level performance classification. Earlier in the season, Unionville also made their first ...

 

Later start time for U-CF students

Older students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be able to sleep in a little longer beginning next year. School Board directors last night voted 8-1 for a later start time for high school and middle school students beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Classes at Unionville High School and CF Patton Middle School will start 25 minutes later, ...

 

UHS percussion group seventh in world

Unionville High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble is returning from the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio as the seventh best in the world in the Scholastic A Division. Unionville competed against 64 groups from around the country in the preliminary round to advance to the semi-final round against 32 groups, and then to the finals ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Rebecca Jones, of Chadds Ford, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Jones was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. • Sagar Maheshwari, of Chadds Ford, attending Unionville High School, has won the National Merit Sagar G. Patel Memorial Scholarship.