Sunday, February 18, 2018

UHS Hosts 20th Annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine”


Come Enjoy A Night of All That Jazz:

Unionville High School Hosts 20th Annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine”
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 5pm

Experience the sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos at the 20th
Annual Jazz Along the Brandywine on Saturday, February 24th at Unionville High School in
Kennett Square from 5pm to 10pm. Twelve outstanding jazz bands will perform a variety of styles
from soul to swing to samba for an evening of delightful entertainment and fun for all ages.

This year's Cavalcade of Bands jazz festival will include more than 200 talented students from the
region’s local high schools and jazz groups: Avon Grove Charter, Avon Grove, CAPA,
Downingtown East, Marple Newtown, Penncrest, Penn Wood, Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Ridley.
The evening will also include and exhibition performance by the Unionville High School Jazz Band
and the C.F. Patton Middle School Jazz Band.

An awards ceremony will cap off the musical evening. The jazz bands will be judged on the
following elements: tone/blend/balance, interpretation, rhythm, precision, dynamics, intonation,
and improvisation. There are also awards for the three best soloists, and section awards for
saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm.

The Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Program emphasizes “education through music involvement” and
focuses on improvement from week to week. The season ends with Jazz Championships held at
several southeastern Pennsylvania schools in April.

Tickets for Jazz Along the Brandywine are $8 for adults; $6 for students and seniors. 
Concessions will be available for purchase.

WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 5pm – 10pm,
Unionville High School,
750 Unionville Road (PA Rt. 82), Kennett Square, PA 19348.

MORE INFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE TIMES: hhttp://cavalcadeofbands.com/jazz/


Thursday, February 15, 2018

URA to donate funds to pay for new Unionville scoreboards


The Unionville Recreation Association (URA), a long-time friend of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District and user of its many fields and gyms, is donating $46,570 to the school district so it can replace aging softball and baseball scoreboards.   The donation will be formally accepted during the Feb. 26 school board meeting.

Read more about this generous donation - Unionville Times - JP Phillips

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

U-PRISE Community Resources Fair!

 Community Resources Fair!
March 8, 2018
6:00-7:30pm
UCFSD District Office
*Babysitting provided by UHS NHS Volunteer Students
The U-PRISE Community Resources Fair is open to ANYONE in our greater community who is interested in learning more about the camps, resources, and/or supports made available by the attending groups.  Please note, there will not be a formal U-PRISE meeting held on this evening. There is no cost for this event.
Check our website (www.ucfsd.org/u-prise) for a list of groups attending!


iGen Community Book Discussion & Author Visit


The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
 
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.


Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at http://www.jeantwenge.com/

Find the book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99

SAVE THE DATES -

March 7, 2018 - Join in a Community Book Discussion at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.
Followed by....
 
April 12, 2018 - Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge, author of "iGen",
at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!
More information to come.

Please Support The UHS After Prom!

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After Prom is a free event for UHS Juniors and Seniors that provides a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with Prom Night. Students don't have to go to Prom to attend. 

This event is entirely funded by donations from families and businesses in the UCFSD community. Please support this worthwhile event and click HERE to donate via PayPal. Donations can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Main Office with checks made out to UHS PTO After Prom. 

Thank you!

UHS After Prom Donation Link

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pocopson’s Kids with Heart Club is at it again!


 Pocopson’s Kids with Heart Club is at it again! 
 
During their February meeting, in addition to making Valentine Cards for the residents of Pocopson Home, they also prepared 40 Busy Packs for the residents consisting of large print word search and soduku puzzles, adult coloring books, drawing pads, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and a stress ball.  All items were either donated by parents or purchased with club funds.  Next month we will focus on being kind to Animals and will be working with a local shelter
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Patton Middle School Production of The Little Mermaid