Schools look at integrating iPads into 8th grade learning

Under proposal, each eighth grader in the district would get an iPad Mini By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District appears poised to start the process of transitioning to a truly digital educational experience, with eighth grade students in the fall of 2013 likely to be the vanguards of what could be a largely paperless school system by the end...

Patton hosts First Lego League Robotics Tournament

Seven Unionville-Chadds Ford teams compete with area teams to solve real world problems By Suzanne Misciagna, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com Programming Pirates — one of seven teams from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District — team members (left to right), 5th grader Daniel Hu from Pocopson Elementary, 6th grader Kyle D’Arcy from Patton Middle School, Coach Greg D’Arcy, and...

Recycling fundraiser could help beat budget crunch at Patton

Middle school students and staff collect old electronics for recycling and earn new gear — and even cash — for the school Old laptop computers such as these can be turned into new tech gear and even money for students at Patton Middle School, through a recycling program. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Students and faculty members at Charles F. Patton Middle School have been earning free digital cameras...

Hoffman named new Patton principal

Joins UCF from Tredyffrin-Easttown district; top pick out of 120 applicants By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Timothy Hoffman POCOPSON — Patton Middle School will have a new leader this fall: the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education unanimously voted Monday night to appoint Timothy Hoffman as the school’s new principal, effective July 1. Hoffman, who will replace the retiring Bruce...

Students learn value of food from Farm Bureau

Chester County Commissioners Kathy Cozzone and Ryan Costello meet with students from local schools about the Food Check Out program. WEST CHESTER — Students in six schools, including Patton and Kennett Middle Schools, learned how to stretch food dollars to purchase nutritious food while also working to alleviate hunger in their communities during the Farm Bureau’s annual Food Check-Out Week. Susan...

Community Voices: It’s not their fault

Editor’s Note: Today, we continue a semi-regular feature, Community Voices, featuring writing by members of the Unionville community on a wide range of topics. Many of the writers — as our first three writers featured — will be students and we think they have interesting insights. Our first installment ran last  Monday, the second installment ran last Wednesday. We thank these gifted young...

Community Voices: My family of punctuation marks

Editor’s Note: Today, we introduce a semi-regular feature, Community Voices, featuring writing by members of the Unionville community on a wide range of topics. Many of the writers — as our first three writers this week — will be students and we think they have interesting insights. Our next installment will run Wednesday. Let us know what you think. By Alice Liu, student, Patton Middle School Punctuation...

Patton students ‘bake’ up solution to feed the hungry

Seventh graders bake nearly 200 loaves of bread, after learning how thanks to King Arthur Flour By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Seventh grade student Jordan Fortunato works on bread dough under the wtchful eye of Paul Gray from the King Arthur Flour company, as fellow student chef Nico Khazana looks on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — As the old proverb says: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day....

Lego League winners meet with Pitts

Congressman meets with young robotics stars from Chadds Ford Elementary and Patton Middle School U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-16) meets with 6th graders Austin Hwa, CJ McClure, Jonathan Nguyen, KC Simmons and Dev Singh from Charles F. Patton Middle School and 4th grader Thomas McClure from Chadds Ford Elementary School. WASHINGTON D.C.–  Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) met Tuesday with students from Chadds Ford...

Patton wrestlers complete 9-2-1 season

The Charles F. Patton Middle School wrestling team compiled a 9-2-1 record this season. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Charles F. Patton Middle School wrestling team ended the season with a 9-2-1 record, wrapping up one of the more successful seasons in team history.    Send article as PDF