Education

Taxes up, discipline questioned in U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors passed the 2018-2019 academic year budget during their June 18 meeting, but they also heard resident-concerns about declining school discipline. The budget, which passed by a 7-2 vote, calls for $87 million in spending and revenue and carries tax increases for district property owners. As previously reported, those ...

 
 

Academic Achievement June 14

• Anna Crawford and Meredith Jones, both of Chadds Ford, of Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Spring 2018 semester. Crawford, a sophomore, has not declared a major. Jones is a senior majoring in literature and textual studies. • Kevin Nickey, of Chadds Ford, was named to Bloomsburg University Spring 2018 Dean's List. ...

 

Grads told: Be grateful and grow

Gratitude and growth were the messages imparted to the almost 360 members of Unionville High School’s Class of 2018. Principal Jimmy Conley told graduates that saying thank you has almost become a lost art, but class members should learn the art of gratitude. He lamented on the lost art, saying that in the social media age, a thank you tends to be buried behind a ...

 

Bulletproofing students at St. Cornelius

Graduating eighth-graders at St. Cornelius School in Chadds Ford were the first students in the country to get newly styled bulletproof panels for backpacks. The panels, called SafeShield, are the product of Unequal Technologies, and the company donated them to the school during a brief presentation this morning. Rob Vito, president of Unequal, said his company has ...

 

Academic Achievement

• Thomas Jackson, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Lycoming College. • Patrick Bova, a 2014 graduate of Unionville High School, graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He was the student chosen to receive the Richard J. Koppenaal Award for Distinguished ...

 

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 ...