Pocopson art students honored; Rt. 82 proposal advances

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Elementary art teacher Sam Hage with students whose artwork is currently decorating the lobby area of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Administration office. Students included: Ava Van Duesan, Trevor Dunne, Brynn Huyler, Eshaan Chanchal, Julien Arrouays, Samantha Greaves, Lilly Smolenski, Timmy Sherman, Logan Grayston, and Nathania Gushurst. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

PES’ Kahn finalist for Citadel Heart of learning award

Kelli Kahn, with her sister, Kathy Adams, her niece, Casey Adams and her nephew, Billy Adams POCOPSON — Kelli Kahn, first grade teacher at Pocopson Elementary School (PES), has been named as one of five finalists for the 2015 Citadel Heart of Learning Award for Elementary School Teacher Excellence, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Thursday. Kahn was one of 15 finalists, covering...

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,...

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...

School officials, staff embrace Ice Bucket Challenge

A decidedly cold and wet — but obviously happy — staff at Pocopson Elementary School took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge en masse, Thursday. If you’ve seen no few numbers of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District staff looking just a bit cold and damp, it may be because so many have stood up to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge as part of an effort to fund research into ALS, also known as...

UCFSD tackles building issues as school year looms

Pocopson Elementary is near capacity; solution sought for HS auditorium problem By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Although the new auditorium at Unionville High School is an acoustic gem in dry weather, rain hitting the roof can be sonically disruptive. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District officials are looking for a fix. EAST MARLBOROUGH — With less than two weeks to go before the opening...

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...

Pocopson trout release teaches students lessons

New program has students care for young fish, learn their role in ecosystem Fifth grade students from Pocopson Elementary School release trout into the Pocopson Creek, Friday, morning, as part of the Trout In the Classroom program. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times POCOPSON — The rain was falling, and Ryan Stephens was a little concerned about putting youngsters into the 43 degree water of Pocopson...

Unionville student wins Microsoft competition

Shea thanks community support that will help her go to Africa next month Meghan Shea, a 2013 Unionville High School graduate, shares a moment with some of the Pocopson Elementary School students who helped out with her video. That video entry made Shea one of five finalists for the Microsoft YouthSpark for Change contest — meaning she will be headed to Kenya next month. By Mike McGann, Editor,...

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...