UCF seeks public input on grounds & facilities plan

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for public feedback on the long-term grounds proposal. EAST MARLBOROUGH — This past spring, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board hired a consultant to recommend the best use of roads, parking areas, and athletic facilities located on the high school, middle school and Unionville Elementary campuses. ...

Survey suggests UCF students get more sleep after schedule change

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville High School is preparing to greet students on the first day of school–Aug. 27. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s “Start Time Initiative,” implemented last year, may be reaping rewards. At Monday night’s School Board Work Session, Assistant Superintendent John Nolen compared two years of student “Cleveland...

UCFSD approves student handbooks, asks for student conduct policy feedback

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The cover of the new Unionville High School student handbook. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board Meeting was brief, including only the voting items needed to ensure a smooth start to the upcoming school year. Student handbooks for elementary, middle, and high schools were approved.  The updated handbooks better...

UCF Board salutes retiree, signs teacher pact, OKs suspension policy

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, the Times Retiring CFES teacher Curt Barr. For 31 years, Barr carved his students names individually in wood and gave it to them as a gift just before winter break. PENNSBURY — The April 16th meeting of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School board was well attended at Hillendale Elementary due to a retirement, items up for a vote, and citizens’ issues. As is the tradition,...

PA18 will tell a lot about this fall’s elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The nation’s political junkies have their eyes focused on Western Pennsylvania and it may give us a hint about November, 2018 will look like. Money, media and focus have centered on the 18th District race, up Tuesday in a special election, outside of Pittsburgh, where Democrat Conor Lamb is at least within striking distance of Republican Rick Saccone. This matters...

UCF honors retirees; suspension rescission policy again debated

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times From top left, clockwise, Elaine McQullin, Gail McQuiston, Jewel Thacher and Grave Vinci, were among retiring Unionville-Chadds Ford School District employees honored Monday night. Monday night’s board meeting of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District began with a packed house as more than 50 attendees celebrated the retirement of six employees...

Students questioning mascot should learn their history

To The Editor, The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west. The last Lenape Indian, Indian Hannah, in the region died in 1802. ...

Keystones, mascot, suspensions all discussed at busy UCF Board meeting

By  JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Brandon Tsai, Chirag Choudhary, Ibraheen Qureshi and Arnab Sircar.  Robert Wang is not pictured of the Patton Middle School Academic team. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The January 22, 2018 Unionville Chadds-Ford school board meeting was held in the recently-refurbished Charles F. Patton middle school auditorium.  Principal Steve Dissinger kicked off the meeting...

UCF board discusses revision on suspension expungements

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times During last November’s work session, the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District administration committed to amending the Code of Student Conduct policy #218.  Since suspensions are included on college applications, many community and board members requested a review process that could result in wiping it from the student record under certain circumstances. At...

Audevard picked as new Hillendale prinicipal

Michael Audevard A somewhat familiar face will return to become the new principal at Hillendale Elementary School: Michael Audevard. Audevard, pending formal approval by the Board of Education, will replace Steve Dissinger, who was named earlier this year as the new principal at Patton Middle School.     Send article as PDF