Dissinger picked as new Patton MS prinicipal

Steve Dissinger Patton Middle School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has a new pick for principal — longtime Hillendale Elementary School Prinicipal Steve Dissinger. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville made the announcement Wednesday to the school community. Dissinger will replace Tim Hoffman, who was promoted to Director of Curriculum earlier this year. the district Board of...

Federal, state officials applaud Patton’s ‘green’ efforts

GreenStrides Tour visits middle school for extensive tour By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Patton Middle School teacher Betsy Ballard talks about the history of green efforts at the school dating back to 2010, as prinicipal Tim Hoffman (left) and Phoebe Kittson (right) of the Chester County Food Bank look on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Charles F. Patton Middle School enjoyed both federal state recognition...

No charges in Patton gun incident

Parent who left weapon in unlocked car to surrender permit, weapon By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Citing “prosecutorial discretion” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Thursday that he had decided not to file charges against against a man charged with bringing a firearm to Patton Middle School on Sept. 3. The firearm was found in the man’s unlocked running car by school...

Gun incident at Patton MS has community asking questions

Parent apparently left holstered gun in unlocked, running car at school Thursday By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District officials reiterated Friday morning that no students were at risk when a Charles F. Patton Middle School parent apparently left a holstered firearm in a running and unlocked car outside of the school, Thursday. After school...

Good Stuff is BACK…all-stars to academics, Chesco has good stuff to share!

Starting Chester County’s summer season with a smile…who do YOU know in this week’s Good Stuff? Got good stuff to share? Email your submissions to kim@chescotimes.com and be a part of the fun! Pomp and Circumstance…Congratulations to Shawn Mengel Coatesville Area High’s 2015 Valedictorian… This leading ‘Red Raider’ will begin roaring with the Drexel University...

Patton students stage Walk For Water, Saturday

Inspired by a book, students work to fund water projects in Uganda and Dominican Republic Charles F. Patton eighth grade students display the book “A Long Walk to Water” which inspired them to help children in developing nations get clean water. A Walk For Water event this Saturday is being run by the students, who hope to raise $5,000 to help pay for projects in Uganda and the Dominican...

Program focuses on stressed students at Patton

Tearful parents express their own stress factors during PTO presentation By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – While many adults are feeling stressed in this era of information and schedule overload, kids, especially middle school students, may be feeling it even more. Charles F. Patton Middle School’s (CFPMS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted a special presentation...

UCF Ed. Foundation recycling/membership awareness event, Oct. 19

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation will be holding its first annual “Recycling / Membership Awareness Day” on Oct. 19 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Charles F. Patton Middle School (760 Unionville Rd.) on the basketball court blacktop behind the school.  Visitors can park in the middle school and adjacent high school parking areas. There will be a gift card...

Back to School: Patton MS gets extreme makeover

Staff puts final touches on school building in preparation for first day of school By Suzanne Misciagna, Staff Writer, The Times The completed renovated basketball court behind Charles F. Patton Middle School in Unionville is just of many projects undertaken — often with community group, PTO, student and parent assistance and support — to update and improve the school this summer. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

Patton students build chairs for kindergarteners

Year-long project culminates in a series of in-person deliveries Kindergarten students from Hillendale Elementary School with the new chairs, hand-made by seventh and eighth grade students at Patton Middle School, after the older students delivered them in person earlier this month. PENNSBURY — It was a special, end of the year, chance for some Patton Middle School students to give back — to...