Great Valley wins Pa. Academic Competition title

Great Valley’s academic team participates in 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition awards ceremony. HARRISBURG —Some of the brightest minds from Pennsylvania’s high schools gathered in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building to showcase their academic prowess at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition on Friday, April 27. Great Valley High School proved to be the top competitor,...

The Chester County Intermediate Unit: Supporting education across the county

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times I’ve driven by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Boot Road campus dozens of times.  Except for attending a Forensics (Speech and Debate) competition there once and knowing my neighbor provided CCIU-contracted early intervention services in area homes, I knew nothing else. Apparently, I am not alone in my ignorance.    Send...

Dinniman announces $970K in education grants for Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two early childhood education organizations were awarded more than $970,000 in total state funding to expand pre-kindergarten programs in Chester County. “Quality early learning programs can help ensure that kids stay on the right track in school, their careers, and life,” said Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee....

UCF looks at Phys. Ed changes, new Sports Medicine class

Health, fitness proposals highlighted at board workshop By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The district’s physical education program, especially that at Unionville High School, as well as potential new joint venture with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to offer a sports medicine topped an athletically centered Board of Education work session, Monday. Members of the Unionville...

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...

Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair, Jan. 15

The 2015 Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair set for January 15 will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore camps, activities and local vendors and decide what will make for a fantastic summer. Pictured here, are attendees of last year’s fair. DOWNINGTOWN — Jump start your summer planning on Thursday, Jan. 15 with a night of food and fun at the Chester County Summer Adventures...

Second County Cup opens at Justice Center

Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Executive Director, of the Chester County Intermediate Unit cuts the ribbon to open the second County Cup location, this one at the county’s Justice Center, as staff and various luminaries, including County Commissioners Ryan Costello (left) and Kathi Cozzone (right) look on. WEST CHESTER — By ordering something as simple as a cup of coffee or a ham sandwich, customers...

CCIU report backs Unionville admin. on residency issue

Four-month independent study supports both policy and questions about a specific case By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) said Tuesday its independent investigation of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s handling of residency issues revealed that the district acted in good faith and in a manner consistent with state law. The...

Parents protest closure of CCIU wildlife program

Program dropped due to low enrollment; nine TCHS students impacted By Nicole Brown, Staff Writer, The Times As of the end of this school year, the Wildlife and Natural Resource Management (WNRM) program at the Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) will be cut due to low enrollment for the past five years — leaving the remaining students in the program to find other options for the...

Unionville High teens take chance with film and win

Short movie earns second-place finish in statewide competition By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Unionville High students Alan Dembek (from left), Molly Basilio, and Adam Carl show off their second-place prize for “Chances of,” a digital short movie. The boy gets the girl in the film, and its Unionville High creators come up winners, too. “Chances of,” a nearly...