Thursday, January 19, 2017

Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair!

Summer Adventure Camp and Activities Fair Flyer

Jump start your summer planning with a night of food and fun! Explore camps, activities, and local vendors with your child and decide on a great summer! Admission is free!!

When: January 24, 2017  (Snow date: January 25)
           5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Chester County Intermediate Unit
            Technical College High School, Brandywine Campus
            455 Boot Road
            Downingtown, PA 19335  

Students from K to 12 and their parents will be able to meet with representatives and gather information for a summer to remember. Vendors include summer camps, summer schools, party venues, tutors, music and theater, sports and exercise, arts and crafts vendors, out-doors camps, and more!

The Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair is organized and sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU).

Participating Vendors
Click here to view the List of Participating Vendors.

For more information, please e-mail Jennifer Shealy -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Can we talk? How to Raise an Adult - Community Book Discussion Jan 26

A two minute trailer from author Julie Lythcott-Haimes

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents:

“How to Raise an Adult”

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.
Followed by....
February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult"at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!
These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additonal information on to you. Thank you!

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"Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well
"For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Timesbestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind

Sagar continues to astound - A 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar #UAreWorldClass

Sagar Maheshwar is an 18 year old senior at UHS who has been involved in several STEM related national and international projects and competitions over the years.  We recently learned that he has been named one of the top 300 scholars for this year in the Regeneron Science Talent Search.  Sagar is now in the running for the next step in the process - the selection of the top 40 finalist who will be headed to Washington DC in March for final judging.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition.

Alumni of this program have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. 

Good Luck Sagar!!!

UCF Elementary Students Help Solve Problems for Pigs in FIRST LEGO League STEM Competition

Team Robotic Waffles Picture with Pig

Team "Robotic Waffles" comprised of eight of our students and, led by coaches Denise Palahunik and Cora Forgeng competed in this year's FIRST LEGO League challenge.

The challenge required that teams design a solution to a real-world problem involving animals, and have it evaluated by a panel of judges. The fourth- and fifth-graders who all live near Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square decided to take advantage of the facility’s Swine Teaching and Research Center to help.

The students considered the situation. What could be better about this environment for the sows? What could they design to make a difference? How could they make it work?

Click here for pictures and details about the project

Team Members
John Albans
Annabella Ammon
Cael Ammon
Ethan Bockoven
Will Neuberger
Daniel Palahunik
Alex Tomaszewicz
Zach Tomaszewicz

Coaches Denise Palahunik and Cora Forgeng told us  that, "We took this coaching opportunity to create another safe, fun, learning environment for our kids. As rookie coaches we defined what a win would mean to us and always came back to the #1 success factor being a group of 4th and 5th graders that were motivated to continue with FLL. While our season officially ended in December, our team continues to practice and that is a very rewarding Win all around."

About FIRST LEGO League - Discovering the excitement of STEM
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

* An alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group
** Ages 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada. Ages vary by country.

Learn more about the FIRST LEGO League

Green Initiative Shoe Re-Use Program

Green Initiative Shoe Re-Use Program Flyer

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Team UHS moves on in International Public Policy Forum

Team UHS
Andrew Binder, Nick Taylor and Amit Pampati

A HUGE congratulations to Andrew Binder, Nick Taylor and Amit Pampati for qualifying to the elimination rounds of the International Public Policy Forum. Their essay initial essay was chosen from more than 200 teams representing schools in 23 countries.

UHS is in the finals tournament having been selected as one of the top 64 teams.  Recently "Team UHS" advanced to the Top 32 round over Fraser Heights Secondary School from Surrey, BC, Canada.   Next up is La CaƱada High School California - Go Team UHS!

All teams are competing for a chance to debate in front of some of the world's foremost experts in debate, business, law and politics and to win the grand prize of $10,000.

Article in the Times of Chester County


More The International Public Policy Forum

Founded in 2001, the IPPF is the first and only competition that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

This international contest is open to all schools - public and private - for free. It welcomes students from around the world and across the spectrum of debate and forensic events. High school teams compete for awards and scholarships. The top eight teams win all-expense-paid trips to the IPPF Finals in New York City, where the IPPF World Champion is awarded a $10,000 grand prize!

13 UHS singers perform at PMEA 12 Chorus Festival

This weekend 13 students represented Unionville High School at the PMEA 12 Chorus Festival .  This chorus is a highly select group of singers who audition for a spot, selected from the best singers in Chester and Delaware county.  

Congratulations to (Back row) Linyun Wang, Isaac Lacombe, Brian Akins, CJ McClure, KC Simmons, Jeremy Do, (Front row) Casey Jennings, Sydney Lau, Dina Spyroloulos, Karalyn Joseph, Harini Peri, Kyle Lacey, and Ethan Pan.

9 of our 13 singers (Akins, Do, Joseph, Lacey, Lacombe, Pan, Peri, Spyropoulos, and Wang) will continue onto the PMEA Region VI Choir festival in February. 

Congratulations to all!