Thursday, December 1, 2016

UHS Marching Band Visits Disney World!

The Unionville HS Marching Band did an awesome job representing our district at Disney World.
Way to Go!

Watch the band in front of Cinderella's Castle:)

https://goo.gl/photos/nZ4S3h1CurnivbZL9

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pocopson students perform on steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum

Pictures from the 2016 Philly Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Pocopson Chorus students participated with a mass youth choir of over 800 singers and performed live on 6ABC in front of a TV audience of around 15 million viewers!






Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team!


Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team for a phenomenal showing at the Villiger Invitational at Saint Joseph's University. This tournament had over 500 entries from 54 schools across the country. In Overall Tournament Sweepstakes, Unionville won 7th place-- a personal best for our team. Individual results were as followed:

Student Congress:
Andrew Binder- 4th place*
Shuhan Yin- Supersession Finalist

Policy Debate: 
David DeMarco/Nick Yang- 1st place (Tournament Champions)

Lincoln Douglas Debate:
Nick Taylor- Semifinalist
Richard Shin- Quarterfinalist

Public Forum Debate:
Amit Pampati/Alex Wang- Quarterfinalists

Oral Interpretation:
Suchi Jain- 5th place

Extemporaneous Speaking: 
Jack Odom- Quarterfinalist
Arushi Sahay- Quarterfinalist

*This rank qualifies Andrew to attend the Tournament of Champions hosted each year by the University of Kentucky.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents


Please join us for a Parent Night at Hillendale Elementary School in the Large Group Instruction Room on December 7,
2016 at 6:30 p.m.  The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (CVC) will be here to present an internet safety program for parents.
The CVC will analyze social media, games, and apps that young people are using today.They will discuss and share the best ways for parents to interact with their children and how to address internet safety issues that may arise.  The CVC will also address issues related to cyberbullying and how schools and parents can work to resolve these problems that may arise within the school community.

The CVC will offer materials and time for questions so parents will gain a better understanding of what their kids might be doing online.

Find more information go to the CVC: http://www.cvcofcc.org/elementary

Congratulations Sagar - #UAreWorldClass!



As a regional finalist in the Siemens Foundation National STEM Competitiona, Sagar returned to Unionville last week after presenting his project to the judges at the California Institute of Technology.



#UAreWorldClass #UPride


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SIEMENS FOUNDATAION STEM COMPETITION
BIO

NAME: SAGAR MAHESHWARI 
SCHOOL: Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA 
YEAR: Senior 
HOMETOWN: Chadds Ford, PA 
PROJECT: SiteKey: A Novel Binding Site Predictor for Ordered Proteins Interacting with Intrinsically Disordered Proteins 
FIELD: Computer Science 
MENTOR: Dr. Gil Alterovitz, Harvard Medical School 

“What I admire most about STEM is its ability to solve the major problems that face our society today.” 

Sagar Maheshwari developed a computational algorithm that enhances our understanding of intrinsically disordered proteins. These proteins have been linked to a number of diseases – including cancer and diabetes – and Sagar hopes his research will provide new approaches for treating them. 

Sagar, a national merit semifinalist and national AP scholar, has been conducting scientific research since 6th grade. What first started as a simple extra credit assignment for the school science fair has evolved into a passion for solving real-world problems. Sagar is particularly interested in the field of bioinformatics, where he hopes to apply his background in computer science and math to better our understanding of biological data. 

Outside of school, Sagar is the founder of Mentoring Youth in Science and Technology (MYST), an organization that pairs aspiring student researchers with seasoned mentors that can guide them through the research process. He is also the co-captain of his school’s Academic Team, president of his school’s Math Club, a varsity tennis player, and a tenor saxophone player in his school’s Symphonic Band. 

Over the summer, Sagar spent two weeks in Ethiopia teaching math and science to children affected by HIV/AIDS. He won first place in the 2014 and 2015 Delaware Valley Science Fairs for Medicine & Health and Computer Science, respectively. His role model is Bill Gates and he is a fan of the Harry Potter series

UHS alumna, Meghan Shea, is on her way to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar!


Shea is already an accomplished scholar. Among other honors, she was named one of Popular Mechanics' top 10 innovators of 2013 thanks to a filter she designed to remove E. coli bacteria from water. She was just 18 at the time.

At Stanford, as a student of environmental systems engineering, she has spent various terms studying the ocean in Hawaii and aboard a ship that sailed from Tahiti.

At Oxford, Shea plans to study in a program focused on nature, society, and environmental governance.

Read the full story at Philly.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

A big cheer for the opening of the new Hillendale Trail

Hillendale Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony



It takes a lot of people to make a trail happen... Read the full story in the Chester County Press