Chester County Academic team members honored

Pictured from left to right are Alex Chen, the Howard M. Reinard, Jr. Competitor of the Year, and Nathan Schlamb, the Coach of the Year, both of West Chester East High School. After several months of studying, practicing, and rigorous competition, Chester County high school students gathered at the Downingtown Country Club on Friday, May 3, to honor the hard work and dedication of the Chester County...

County Science Research Competition winners celebrated at awards ceremony

The students pictured won Best of Division for C Division (grade 10) in the Dr. Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair. From left to right: Aman Yelampalli of Avon Grove Charter School, Rithik Kamtam of Downingtown STEM Academy, and Sruthi Desikan of Downingtown STEM Academy. On Tuesday, March 19, students in grades 6-12 from across Chester County gathered at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine...

More than 380 county students participate in annual science research competition

A student participant in the 2024 Chester County Science Research Competition explains the details of her project to a volunteer judge. Last week, students from across the county showcased their passion for science in the 2024 Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC) at the West Chester University Student Recreation Center. Facilitated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), the...

CCIU to aid search for new Kennett schools superintendent

The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) has begun a search for its next Superintendent. After four years of dedicated service to the Kennett Consolidated School District, Dr. Dusty Blakey recently announced his retirement effective July 26, 2024. Dr. Blakey expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Kennett community, stating, “It has been an honor to work alongside such...

CCIU salutes partnership with Kimberton Whole Foods

Armani Willey is among the Discover students from the CCIU working with Kimberton Whole Foods to vocational experience. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) proudly extends gratitude to its community partners, with a special spotlight on Kimberton Whole Foods, the organization’s longstanding ally in fostering career readiness for Discover students. Discover is designed to integrate classroom...

CCIU announces expansion, new sites to better serve special needs students

Rendering of the CCIU’s Child & Career Development Center Great Valley Campus The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is excited to announce a series of transformative initiatives aimed at enhancing educational services for children throughout Chester County and beyond. These projects signify a commitment to fostering innovative learning environments and expanding opportunities for students...

CCIU to host summer camp and activities fair, Jan. 23

It’s never too early to think about summer! Jump-start your planning on Tuesday, Jan. 23, with summer fun at the Chester County Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair. This year’s event will take place at West Chester East High School, located at 450 Ellis Lane in West Chester, PA. The event is free to attend and will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Summer Adventures Camp and Activities...

CCIU Practical Nursing program celebrates 128th graduating class

On March 9, 2023, students in the CCIU Practical Nursing Program, located in Downingtown, became the 128th class to graduate from this program.Front 1 left to right: Markasia Taltoan (Salutatorian), Lauren Hobbs (Class President), Alliyah Thomas, Joe Quiah, Tyeisha Blackson, Tasha Depte, Lynette Rosado-Medina.Row 2 left to right: Beth Linnenbaugh, Amirah Henson-McLaughlin, Christina Watts, Fannie Bangura,...

Over 300 Chester County Students participate in annual Science Research Competition

Volunteer judges interviewing middle school student in Tuesday’s Dr. Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair. Young scientists from all over Chester County gathered at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center in Parkesburg to show off their passion for science. This year, over 300 students from nearly 60 schools attended the Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC). The competition featured 15 different...

2023 Chester County Science Research Competitions set for March 7 & 8

2022 Science Fair: Behavioral and Social Sciences Winners Each year, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) holds the annual Chester County Science Research Competition (CCSRC). Now in its 34th year, the CCSRC brings over 300 students from more than 40 districts to the Parkesburg Point to show off their skills and abilities as scientists, engineers, mathematicians and more. The CCRSC features...