Education

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 ...

 

Artists gear up for CFES show

It was 69 years ago when Betsy Wyeth started what has become the annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That tradition is not lost on today's artists. One of those artists is Kathy Ruck, this year's donating artist. Ruck said in an interview that she's drawn to the show because of its quality and history. "It's a wonderful show, very well attended, ...

 

School board talks rules of suspension

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors spent time during their Feb. 26 meeting talking about suspensions as a disciplinary method. The subject has been bandied about since some high school students were suspended in September following a football game. Parents complained about the suspensions, saying some of the students didn't deserve the punishment. There's ...

 

Academic Achievement Feb. 20

• Zachary Micklin and Dylan Thompson, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the University of Alabama’s Dean's List for fall 2017 semester. To make the list, students need a grade point average of 3.5 or better. • Four students from Chadds Ford made the Deans’ List at Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences. The students are Haithm Abdou, a doctor of pharmacy student; ...

 

U-CF addresses school safety

To address the concerns of parents, Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools John Sanville sent out the following message to district families: In the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida our feelings and thoughts have naturally shifted from shock and horror to the safety our own children. The questions that many of ...

 

$15 K in scholarships available 

Benchmark Federal Credit Union has opened a call for entries to Chester County area students as well as existing membership to compete for five college scholarships totaling $15,000. Three graduating high school senior students will each receive a $4,000 scholarship. Two students currently enrolled in an accredited higher-education institution will each receive a ...

 

Scoreboards and budgets at U-CF

Unionville High School's varsity baseball and softball fields need new scoreboards, according to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Rick Hostetler. He told school board directors Monday night that URA — Unionville Recreation Association — is going to foot the bill to the tune of more than $46,000 for the two scoreboards. The ...

 

Education foundation holds gala

People from across the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District came out to The Gables at Chadds Ford Saturday night to celebrate and support the work of the district’s Education Foundation. The annual Golden Gala is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and allows the group to award grants and scholarships that benefit the students and schools in the district. “This ...