Coatesville teachers present petition with 2K signatures to CASD board

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times School board members Ann Wuertz, Dean Snyder and superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner, listening to public comment during Tuesday’s meeting. CALN – Another tumultuous school board meeting of the Coatesville Area School district was held Tuesday, during which, the primary focus was yet again on contract negotiations with the Coatesville Area Teachers...

CASD hosts Day of Service in honor of MLK Jr Day

Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to donate time to local organizations By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times  From left to right: Samuel Trizonis, Elena Long, Jadyn Brown, Rebekah Hallenbeck and JaLeah Blanton of the CASD presented essays on community service Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr day. Photo courtesy of CASD COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area School District hosted a...

CASD forms partnership with WCU and Wells Fargo

New program will bring new opportunities for students By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Coatesville Senior High School principal spoke to 11th and 12 the graders Wednesday to announce a partnership between the district, Wells Fargo and West Chester University. CALN – The Coatesville Area School District has embarked on an exciting partnership with Wells Fargo and West Chester University...

Coatesville honors victims of 9/11

City comes together to remember attacks on NYC, Pentagon and Flight 93 By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Students throughout the Coatesville Area School District honored Patriot’s Day ahead of the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. COATESVILLE – Members of the Coatesville community came together over the weekend at a number of ceremonies to remember the 15th anniversary...

Coatesville High’s AFJROTC rehabs globe at Veteran’s Plaza

Cadets complete more than 500 service hours in the community By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times After stripping away layers of paint, cadets of PA-771 AFJROTC primed and painted the ocean of the globe at Veteran’s Plaza in Coatesville’s Gateway Park. COATESVILLE – If you’ve noticed the new paint job on the globe in Veteran’s Plaza at Gateway Park in the center of...

Casey talks to students about bullying at Coatesville High

U.S. Senator says one in four students are victims By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited Coatesville Intermediate High School Tuesday to speak to students about bullying. CALN – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D) paid a visit to ninth and tenth grade students at the Coatesville Area Intermediate High School campus Tuesday morning to speak about bullying across the...

CASD board approves 5-year contract for Taschner

Members of the public questioned, ‘why now?’ By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Teachers, parents and taxpayers filled the auditorium at Coatesville Area Senior High School as the school board of directors voted to renew superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner’s contract for five years. CALN – Last week, teachers, parents and taxpayers packed the auditorium at Coatesville...

Backpack Drive in Coatesville aims to prepare students for success

1,500 backpacks given to CASD students By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Aja Thompson of the CYI helped six-year-old Giselle Nunez pick out a new backpack for first grade. COATESVILLE – Hundreds of families in the Coatesville Area School District gathered at Scott Middle School last week for the fourth annual Coatesville Back to School: Prepare for Success event, where they received...

Coatesville School District continues admin reorg

Working to improve middle school curriculum  By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times CALN – The Coatesville Area School District board of directors continued efforts to correct previous questionable moves by the previous administration and school board by updating employees’ titles and eliminating a key position in the district. School board president Dean Snyder read a statement...

CASD continues plans to implement preschool program

Also discussed, policy on students’ use of electronic devices By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Coatesville Area School Board continued with plans for implementing the Head Start preschool program with the Chester County Intermediate unit at the Gordon Early Literacy Center. CALN – The Coatesville Area School District continues to move forward with plans for the Head Start...