UHS bathroom closures questioned; Knier new Patton Ass’t, Principal

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times New Patton Asst. Principal Jessica Knier with Principal Dissinger Monday night. POCOPSON — A main point of discussion during the May 21st meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board at Pocopson Elementary returned to the suspension policy after a recent incident where, according to residents, a student was suspended for vandalism after trying to...

Kennett, Unionville students to again march in Tournament of Roses parade

The 2015 Cavalcade of Bands at the Rose Bowl — the band made up of area high school musicians has again been chosen for the parade. The old saying that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’ is a myth the Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band is happy to disprove. Invited to march in the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, in 2015, directors of the organization thought they had scored the...

Unionville High School observes peaceful walkout for gun safety

By Janet McGann, Special to The Times Unionville student Eva Shepard, a senior, hold us a protest sign during Wednesday’s Walkout. Janet McGann photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — On Wednesday morning about 300 students from Unionville High School joined thousands of their fellow students around the nation, and were allowed to peacefully protest gun laws and to remember the victims of gun violence. The...

Op/Ed: Let’s debate mascot without the Heckler’s Veto

By Scott D. Cousins, Special to The Times On January 18, 2018, Mike McGann of The Times published an important editorial called “Unionville mascot discussion a worthy topic.”  Mr. McGann and I agree on many things, particularly issues related to First Amendment principles and the importance of the Unionville community having a respectful debate regarding the Unionville High School mascot. ...

URA to donate funds to pay for new Unionville scoreboards

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of a proposed new scoreboard for Unionville High School’s baseball field. The Unionville Recreation Association has agreed to donate funds to pay for new scoreboards for the schools baseball and softball fields. The three-plus hour Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session Monday night was jammed packed with both good news and difficult...

Center City Clam brings out the best in Unionville crew

Members of the Unionville High School Crew team complete in the Center city Slam this past weekend. With 19 personal records, 13 other athletes hitting their goals, and 10 finishing in the top 20, it was a good Saturday for Unionville High School Crew at the Center City Slam. Athlete camaraderie was at an all time high as they coached each other for that little extra push at this annual rowing...

Unionville mascot discussion a worthy topic

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Let me be the first to say, good for the students of Unionville High School. Let me also say, some of the adults need to cool it, too. The students created and led an Identity Council to start to have discussions about the school’s Indian name and mascot. As I’ve noted to school officials over the years, it is inevitable that at some point, the name and iconography...

Reif retires, search on for new UHS Ass’t. Prinicipal

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The search is on for a new Assistant Principal at Unionville High School after long-time school administrator Rudy Reif announced his decision to retire last week. UHS Principal Jimmy Conley informed the school community in an email of Reif’s decision — thanking him for his service to the school and community. “I wanted to express my...

Unionville overwhelmed by Wood, 49-28 in state semifinal

Archbishop Wood running back Nasir Peoples races to the endzone for a score against Unionville. The Indians struggled to contain the star running back. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times PHILADELPHIA — The dream came to an end, a bit like losing those last precious moments of sleep, with a jarring realization that its all slipping away and can’t be recovered. Unionville’s...

DISTRICT CHAMPS! Unionville knocks off Springfield to advance to state semis

Unionville players all reach in to touch the PIAA District One, 5A championship trophy, that they won Friday night night by defeating Springfield, 35-25. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times SPRINGFIELD — To say it was a big, freakin’ deal is to understate things by an order of magnitude. Unionville used exceptional defense and the arm and legs of senior QB Alex Gorgone to defeat top seeded...