KCSD celebrates & thanks school board members

  KENNETT SQUARE –  Public education is more than just the opportunity to learn basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It can inspire hope for a new generation of leaders and provide a foundation for a successful future. The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) exists in part because individuals volunteer their time to...

Penn’s Grove MS students are ‘all over’ the map

  Penn’s Grove Middle School seventh grader C.J. Evans-Ralston was the winner of the recent school-level competition of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. C.J. advanced to take a written geography test to determine if he qualifies for the state-level Bee. State champions will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Geographic Bee championship,...

KMS library fundraising for ‘makerspace’ creative learning wall

Space will allow students to collaborate, design and use free time to foster STEM inspired learning in a ‘library lounge’ setting   By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times   The proposed space for KMS library’s new ‘makerspace’ design wall. Students pictured here are collaborating on projects with friends. The new ‘library lounge’ style space will...

Malvern goes seven-for-seven in All-Catholic Chorus selections

MALVERN. – Seven auditioned and seven made the cut. On October 27, seniors Skyler Davis (Chester Springs), Rob DiCicco (Broomall) and Mike Gormley (Malvern); juniors Turner Emery (Phoenixville), Nick Gatti (St. Davids) and R.J. Napoli (Norristown); and sophomore Christian Franck (Kennett Square) traveled to Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill to audition for...

Kennett High’s FBLA team is a big winner at regionals

Team brings home an impressive eleven first-place trophies, 30 students qualify for states   At the December 3rd event, held at Great Valley High School, Kennett High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team had its most successful Regional Competition in the club’s history. Kennett High’s proud FBLA State Championship qualifiers Kennett won eleven first-place trophies...

Avon Grove marching band earns U.S. Bands PA State Championship

  WEST GROVE, Pa. – The Avon Grove High School Marching Band earned first place at the U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Championship held Saturday, October 31, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium. This is the first time that the marching band has earned the title of U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Champion. The band scored a 92.375 in the Group IV-A class and won the honors of Best...

OAHS student to perform in Macy’s Day Parade

OXFORD – Oxford Area High School junior Hayley Allport is a talented musician and is assigned first chair of the flute section in the concert band. But, it is Hayley’s second love, color guard with the marching band, which earned her a place in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hayley Allport,with OAHS band director Erin Kauppila, will perform in the color guard flag team of the Macy’s...

AG High club hosts tailgate to help autistic students

  Attending a high school football game is a right of passage for most American high school students. But, for students with learning disabilities like Autism, the social challenges of navigating that kind of chaotic, loud environment can be daunting.   This Friday, October 16th, Avon Grove High’s REACT club will host a tailgate party at its home game against West Chester Henderson High...

Three Malvernians earn spots in Papal Choir

(From left) Malvern Prep junior Nick Gatti of St. Davids and sophomore Christian Franck of Kennett Square were selected to perform with the Papal Choir for Mass on September 27. MALVERN, Pa. – Yes, Malvern junior Nick Gatti admits, the thought of singing in front of a crowd of more than one million people is nerve-racking, but his enthusiasm for singing with the Archdiocesan High School Papal...

KCSD – Personnel, policy & academics top September’s board agenda

New KHS Athletic Director & KMS Vice Principal, district medication policy approved By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times KENNETT SQUARE –  At its kickoff meeting for the 2015/2016 academic year, the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) board of directors place a continued focus on personnel changes, policy updates and academics.    Send article as PDF   ...