D-West boys basketball team makes donation to brighten holidays for local families

Members of the Downingtown High School West basketball make wishes come true with bikes and gift cards The holiday season was a bit more magical for area families, thanks in part to the efforts of the Downingtown West basketball team and booster organization. This year, through a total team effort, the West boys’ basketball team donated $6,000.00 to various families in the Downingtown area, including...

DASD Superintendent wins statewide recognition

Superintendent Emilie Lonardi, Ph.D. receives the PASA Award for Service to the Profession (Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jay Burkhart, PASA President; Steven Delisle, Sponsor: Horace Mann; Emilie M. Lonardi, Ph.D., Superintendent of Downingtown Area School District; Josh Winter, Sponsor: Horace Mann) DOWNINGTOWN — Not only does Downingtown Area School District have award-winning schools and award-winning...

AGSD’s Carsley wins advocacy award

Kimberly J. Keel (Kades-Margolis), Daniel Carsley (AGSD), Joseph P. Lubitsky (CCIU) and Daniel Otto (Kades-Margolis) display the glass plaques received for the DVASBO Advocacy Awards. On October 27, Avon Grove School District’s (AGSD) Director of Business Administration and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Carsley was awarded the Delaware Valley Association of School Business Officials (DVASBO) Advocacy...

Bishop Shanahan presents Disney’s high School Musical, Nov. 18-20

Bishop Shanahan High School’s Fine Arts Department will perform the Broadway musical, Disney’s High School Musical. Performances are open to the public and will take place on November 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 PM and November 20 and 21 at 2:00 PM. The musical has over 200 students participating as cast and crew under the direction of the Fine Arts Department Chairperson Charles Keating and Director...

DASD is visited by the voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, Merrill Reese

Philadelphia Eagles radio star, Merrill Reese, talks about mental health and diversity with DASD teachers and staff. DOWNINGTOWN — On November 2, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) was visited by famous Philadelphian, Merrill Reese, during its annual Learning Summit. Merrill Reese is the play-by-play radio host who has announced for the Philadelphia Eagles on SportsRadio 94.1 WIP-FM since 1977....

DASD Recognizes Indian Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month this November

South Asian families provided lunch, complimentary henna tattoos and information about their culture to staff at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in celebration of Indian Heritage Month and Diwali. Downingtown Area School District (DASD), its Cultural Equity Task Force team and the school community at large continue to make a concerted effort to celebrate many of our nation’s month-long observances....

TCHS teacher honored with Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award

Laura McGinley, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award winner. PHOENIXVILLE — Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Special Education Teacher Laura McGinley was recently recognized with the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award, a special program within the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) that honors educators worldwide. McGinley was nominated for her outstanding...

DASD Recognizes LGBT History Month and National Bullying Prevention Month

DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown Area School District (DASD), its Cultural Equity Task Force team and the school community-at-large continue to make a concerted effort to celebrate many of our nation’s month-long observances. Once again, DASD is looking forward to the upcoming, district-wide programs and celebrations that are in store this year. This October, we highlight the celebration of LGBT History...

Great Valley wins PA State Academic Competition

Great Valley High School is all smiles as they take the title of Chester County Academic Competition champion for the 2020-21 school year. Great Valley High School took first place in the virtual PA State Academic Competition that was held on Friday, April 30, where 18 of PA’s top high school teams competed for title of PA State Champion. In the exciting, daylong competition, it was Chester County’s...

Jakatt named CCIU’s Heart of Learning Award finalist

Jessica Jakatt COATESVILLE — Traditionally, when we think of heroes, those that come to mind fly around in capes, defeat supervillains and save entire cities from destruction. These comic book heroes are fun and inspiring, but as our current situation has undoubtedly shown, the real-life heroes of today are the ones putting on medical scrubs, working at the grocery store and teaching our children...