UCF names Lafferty new Unionville Elem. prinicipal

UCFSD ranked 15th best district in the U.S. by ‘The Street’ By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville Elementary will have its new principal in January when Michelle Lafferty takes the helm. Starting next month, district director of curriculum and experienced elementary school principal John Nolen will fill the post on an interim basis. EAST MARLBOROUGH – Michelle Lafferty sat...

Unionville Elementary puts best foot forward

Collects shoes, raises funds for Soles4Souls EAST MARLBOROUGH — The World Bank estimates that approximately 400 million children worldwide – more than the entire U.S. population – live in pronounced poverty.  Millions of these children will grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications for their health and well being. Therefore, when Unionville Elementary...

UCF board OKs contract for school boundary study

Officials discuss 10-year renovation and repair plans By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford (UCF) Board of Education took another step forward in its process to evaluate the need for redistricting the district’s four elementary schools, voting to approve a contract with a consulting firm to study current and likely future student population,...

Boosterthon raises more than $17,500 at Unionville Elementary

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Students at Unionville Elementary embraced a new way to build their bodies and characters — as well as help fund new equipment for their school as part of the Boosterthon Fun Run, held earlier this month at the school. Similar events are being run at other district elementary schools as well. 384 students participated in the program, and learned about fitness, leadership...

UCF to look at possible redistricting

Seeks outside consultant to evaluate population growth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District began a process Monday night that could, eventually, lead to redistricting the sending areas of the district’s four elementary schools. Aware that the subject could generate emotional responses — positive and negative — to the idea, district...

Treasures for Teachers helping schools in need

Unionville-Chadds Ford schools donate to help needy Delaware Valley schools By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The giant collection of materials donated by Unionville Elementary School teachers to aid a North Philadelphia elementary school. Hillendale teachers donated earlier this year, while Chadds Ford and Pocopson will be participating later this summer. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A what would normally...

Donations needed for Ed. Foundation Yard Sale

Annual event at Unionville Elementary helps fund education programs EAST MARLBOROUGH — Ready for a little Spring cleaning? De-clutter your home and help a worthy cause: the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s annual Community Yard Sale at Unionville Elementary School by donating items for sale. The annual Yard Sale benefits the Education Foundation, which in turn uses funds raised...

Unionville Elementary School honors veterans

Students, staff celebrate Veterans Day with special assembly By Suzanne Misciagna, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville Elementary students Madeleine and Holly Cameron honor their dad, John Cameron, at the Veterans Day assembly held Monday at Unionville Elementary School. EAST MARLBOROUGH – Members of the Color Guard of American Legion Post 491 processed into the auditorium of Unionville Elementary...

Flores DeWilde joins board; facilities focus in Unionville

District readies buildings for Aug. 26 school start By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Leticia Flores DeWilde takes to oath of office from Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board President Eileen Bushelow, Monday night. Flores DeWilde replaces Frank Murphy and was appointed last month to serve through November. EAST MARLBOROUGH — With the opening of the 2013-14 school year, Unionville-Chadds Ford...

Unionville grad seeks your votes in national contest

2013 grad, Meghan Shea one 20 national finalists in Microsoft challenge By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Unionville grad Meghan Shea is one of 20 national finalists in the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change, where young people are encouraged to use the company’s products to help people in their community; Shea focused her efforts on elementary and middle school students in the Unionville-Chadds...