Letter: HES mom tells her side of PTO rift

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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, Monday...

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...

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 other,...

District’s 5th-graders strut their stuff at benefit

Oldies Dance continues to entertain, support worthy causes By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Fifth-grade students showcase their crowd-pleasing talents at the Oldies Dance. Photo by Dave Lichter As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the popular, district-wide Fifth-Grade Oldies Dance continues its tradition of offering a rousing, rocking benefit. This year’s event, held on Friday...

Hillendale fifth grader named among top two youth volunteers in Pa.

Running to raise money to buy coats earns Toocheck honors Nikolas Toocheck, a fifth grade student at Hillendale Elementary School (seen following a running event in 2012) was honored with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for his work to raise money to coats for needy children. Times File Photo. A fifth-grade student at Hillendale Elementary School was named one of Pennsylvania’s top two...

Troop 31’s Yenbutr honored as Eagle Scout

Troop 31 Scoutmaster, Ray Coe, awards Eagle recipient, Walip Yenbutr, with the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout during a ceremony, earlier this month. PENNSBURY — Walip Yenbutr was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during Troop 31’s award ceremony, at Hillendale Elementary School, Dec. 16. Attaining the rank of Eagle caps Yenbutr’s scouting career,  which started in third grade...

Hillendale tree planting, Oct. 12

600 trees to be planted in unique partnership with township, area organizations PENNSBURY —Hillendale Elementary School will be the site of a tree-planting project, Saturday, Oct. 12, as volunteers are needed to help plant some 600 trees on school property as part of an improved storm water management plan for the area. The school is joining in an unprecedented partnership with: Pennsbury Township,...

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 School...