Avon Grove SD breaks ground for new high school

Avon Grove School District officials celebrate the groundbreaking for its new high school last week. PENN — After a lengthy process — and debate within the community — the Avon Grove School District broke ground for a new high school last week. Local law firm UTBF’s Andrew D.H. Rau said he was pleased to participate in the June 24th groundbreaking for the new Avon Grove High School, set to...

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....

AGSD Board holds budget hearings; taxes likely to increase due to reduced revenue

WEST GROVE — On Tuesday, May 12, Avon Grove School District’s (AGSD) Board of School Directors and administration held its fifth Committee of the Whole (COW) Budget Work Session for the 2020-2021 school year. A major topic of discussion pertained to revenues, which remain uncertain as the district prepares its 2020-2021 budget. The administration is scaling back revenue projections to be consistent...

Letter: Children cannot thrive in chaos

To The Editor,  I am a member of the Avon Grove School Board, however the opinions I am expressing in this letter are entirely my own.  There are currently two candidates running for seats on the Avon Grove School Board who have stated that they intend to stop the ongoing project to construct a new HS. Doing so would have disastrous consequences for our community and our children.  Planning for...

Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...

AG District’s Kindergarten information mtg. – 2/17

Avon Grove – If you are a parent of a new kindergarten student for 2016-2017, please join us on Wednesday, February 17th at 6 p.m. to receive information about the Avon Grove School District kindergarten half-day program.     Send article as PDF   

AG’s 5th grade art showcased at Brandywine River Museum

‘Imagine Brandywine’ project features the changing farmscapes of the Avon Grove District   Drawings by 160 fifth grade students from Avon Grove Intermediate School are on display at the Brandywine River Museum – Chadds Ford, through the end of February. The artwork is inspired by the disappearing farmscapes that used to dominate the Avon Grove School District. Art students examined...

Art show showcases area youth & emerging artists

Impressive collection delights and inspires By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Portrait by Unionville High’s Dara Jin KENNETT SQUARE – Art created by the hands and minds of hundreds of talented area youth and emerging Mexican American Artists were showcased at this weekend’s Community Art Exhibit. The event was sponsored by the Kennett Merchant’s Association and Art on the Square;...