Friday, November 17, 2017

UHS Speech and Debate Team Featured in National Magazine

Ashley Murphy Picture

Unionville High School's Speech and Debate Director, Ashley Murphy has been featured in the November issue of Rostrum, a national Speech and Debate magazine. Her article highlights the teams and the work that they have done with the Say it Like You Mean It summer camps.

"Though the camp was created as a fundraiser, education was at its heart" ~ Ashley Murphy

Enjoy reading Ashley's article here -

UHS Thanksgiving Feast Brings Smiles to Hardin-Jefferson Students

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UCF Board Honors its support staff on National Education Support Professional Day - Nov 15, 2017

The following resolution was adopted by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board at its November 13, 2017 School Board Work Session:

WHEREAS, quality support staff services are widely acknowledged as a critical component in student success, health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, the Unionville-Chadds Ford support staff provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the education process.  Support staff make a difference in the lives of our students, both in and out of the classroom - addressing the needs of the whole child; and

WHEREAS, support staff provide a wide variety of critical services including transportation, building maintenance, food service, nursing, security, technology, paraprofessional and office administration. Support staff are the first to arrive at school and the last to leave, and our schools could not operate without them; and

WHEREAS, every day, in every one of our schools, our support staff help keep students safe. Support staff play a critical role in student safety, from buses, to playgrounds and from the cafeteria to the infirmary.  Support staff contribute to student safety in ways that are significant and innumerable; and

WHEREAS, support staff are critical members of the education workforce.  Support staff provide continuity from year to year and are foundations in our students daily experience from the time they enter kindergarten until the day they graduate; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of School Directors extends its sincere gratitude to all Unionville-Chadds Ford support staff and directs the Superintendent to post this resolution on the district website and to communicate it to the residents of our community.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FOCUS Parent Network Presents: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Substance Use and Abuse

What Parents Need to Know About

Teen Substance Use and Abuse

Is it “normal” for teenagers to binge drink? Are teens today taking the same risks teens took a generation ago? What substances are adolescents really using these days, and how will they affect their developing brains? How can parents effectively talk with their kids about this challenging topic? What initiatives are in place in UCF School District to help our children make healthy decisions about alcohol and drugs? 

Please join us to discuss these questions and much more at our next FOCUS Parent Network meeting. This event will feature a panel of experts to answer your questions and open lines of communication between parents and school representatives on this critical issue in our community. 

Date:  Tuesday November 14th

Time:  7-8:30pm

Location: CF Patton Middle School Auditorium

For more information, please visit the FOCUS website

Friday, November 10, 2017

UCFSD is Looking for Special Education Teachers

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for an Elementary Learning Support Teacher (LTS) and an Autistic Support Teacher (LTS). 
Both positions are available January 2018 through the end of the school year.

UCFSD School Bus Driver Openings

Picture of School Bus

is seeking Regular Bus Drivers am/pm
$16.38-$23.66/hr. (salary commensurate with experience)
Substitute Drivers $16.22/hr. 

RETIREES looking for part-time work are welcomed to apply!

For additional information or to apply go to:

Monday, November 6, 2017

After School Activities Bus Service to be Discontinued at End of the Fall Season

The activities bus service will end on November 16, 2017, at the end of the fall season. The rationale for this recommendation is that this service is not self-funding. Administration and the School Board identified “self-funding” as critical to being able to provide this service when considering its launch at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

  • The activities bus service began in the 2014-2015 school year as a pilot service. The plan was to have a fee-for-service system that would be self-funding. The service has continued to be provided.
  • Generally, two buses and possibly a van have provided the service so that bus runs would not be unacceptably long.
  • Bus departure time from the middle school and high school was designed such that it would be convenient for as many students as possible based on club and athletic schedules.
  • Administration planned to monitor the service in regard to ridership, fees, and overall costs.
  • The service is running at a deficit, despite best efforts to promote the service and streamline the costs.
Click here to listen in on the Board discussion and to review the Decision Brief document in BoardDocs

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