Wednesday, July 19, 2017

UCF program for families with special-needs children gets national award

Leah Reider (Director of Special Education) and Shannon Brown (Supervisor of Special Education) presented on U-PRISE at the 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Annual Conference.

An innovative program that unites families who have children with special needs got a national award recently, but for the two women who started U-PRISE in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, the main point was to simply help families.

District Administration Magazine honors outstanding programs from school districts around the world, and this year, U-CF was named a “District of Distinction” for the U-PRISE program. The magazine is the most widely read publication for school district leaders nationwide.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

UCF Earns District of Distinction Honors for U-PRISE Program

Leah Reider, Director of Special Education, and Shannon Brown, Supervisor of Special Education, presented on U-PRISE at the 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Annual Conference

Annually, "District Administration Magazine" (DA) seeks out and honors outstanding programs from districts around the world and this year UCF was named a "District of Distinction" for the U-PRISE program.

U-PRISE is a place for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes. 

The program was started this year, the brain child of Dr Leah Reider, Director of Special Education and Shannon Brown, Supervisor of Special Education.  

The mission of this group is to serve as a voice for students with disabilities and their families in order to promote positive outcomes for UCFSD students.

The goal of U-PRISE is to provide families of students with disabilities education, resources, and enhanced partnerships with the school district and the community.

Learn more about U-PRISE and how to get involved by going to the U-PRISE website.


DA is the most widely received and most regularly read publication for school district leaders nationwide.

Monday, July 3, 2017

UHS Grad Martin Christensen Climbs Mount Everest

In the past 100 years, only 4,475 people have made it to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, standing at 29,029 feet, or about 5 1/2 miles.
Martin Christensen, 34, a 2001 graduate of Unionville High School, is one of those, completing the climb at the end of May.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Unionville Tricentennial Quilt Now Hangs in District Office

The Unionville Tricentennial Community Quilt finally has a home! 

The quilt was created in 1982 to mark Chester County's 300th birthday, but since then it has been largely out of sight.

On Monday, June 19, 35 years to the day after it was unveiled to the public, the quilt received an official welcome at its new home: the lobby of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Office.
Three of the original quilters -- Bette McConnell, Jill Benjamin and Ella Sestrich (the former owner of Sestrich's General Store) -- were on hand, and Jill gave a presentation about the quilt's history.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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