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...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00 a.m....

Reilly to be installed as new Head of School at Malvern Prep

Rev. Donald F. Reilly MALVERN – On Monday, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., D. Min. will be officially installed as the 14th Head of School for Malvern Preparatory School. Father Reilly succeeds Christian Talbot, who resigned at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Father Reilly previously served as president and CEO of Saint Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, N.J., and was previously the Augustinian...

Two UHS students to attend prestigious summer programs

Unionville High School students Michael Iacocca and Katelyn Tsai. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Two Unionville High School juniors will spend this July at two prominent Pennsylvania universities after each was selected as one of approximately 60 other students to participate in prestigious science and business programs. Katelyn Tsai will spend four weeks with students from around the country and world attending...

UHS Drum Line, Color Guard start competition season

The Unionville High School Indoor Color Guard and Drumline were both very active this past weekend.  The Indoor Color Guard competed at the WGI – Winter Guard International, Mid-Atlantic Regional at South Brunswick HS in New Jersey. This was the group’s first ever WGI competition. In the Scholastic A division, it placed in 6th place in prelims, out of 18 groups and made the finals competition...

TCHS Pickering wins 2017 Tech Bowl

TCHS Pickering won the 2017 Tech Bowl. Members of the team pose with the winning trophy. DOWNINGTOWN — “Hippocrates! Pandemic! La La Land!” In a head-to-head technical and current event knowledge showdown, the three Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses faced off at the annual TCHS Tech Bowl on Thursday, February 2. Teams from TCHS Brandywine, Pickering and Pennock’s Bridge competed...

UHS musicians shine at Disney World

The Unionville High School Marching Band parades down Main Street USA at Disney World last week. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Under unusually warm and sunny skies, music students from Unionville High School wowed attendees at Walt Disney World with a series of performances by musicians and singers from the school Wednesday through Friday, last week. The school’s music program made its semi-regular...