Tuesday, March 20, 2018

All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today March 20.

With conditions changing by the minute, it is hard to make an educated guess about what will be happening in a few hours. With that in mind, I am going to err on the side of caution. I appreciate your understanding and flexibility. 

The schedule is as follows:
Elementary schools: Dismissal at 12:25
no PM kindergarten
Middle School and High School: Dismissal at 11:10
All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

All Schools and Offices Closed - Wednesday, March 7th. All Evening Activities are Cancelled!

Good evening,
The March Lion is not finished…yet….and we want to get out of his way… so for tomorrow March 7 - all UCFSD schools and offices are closed.

During the Oscars last weekend Winston Churchill was prominent in two of the films - Dunkirk and Darkest Hour. Sir Winston is often referred to as the Last Lion and Lion of the Realm - it certainly seems as if March 2018 is channeling its inner Churchill. While Churchill inspired Britain to “never surrender” - I am hopeful that this years’ March Lion gives way to the lamb.

I come by my fondness for Winston Churchill honestly as both my parents were British and both fought in World War II. However, for a more local connection -- my bride Debbie would like you to remember that Winston Churchill's mother - Jennie Jerome - was a New Yorker!

The great thing about March snow is that it does not last very long - I hope... Stay warm, be safe, and enjoy the last roar (Again - I hope!) from the Winter Lion!

John Sanville

Friday, March 2, 2018

All UCF School Activities Canceled This Afternoon - Friday, March 2

Due to the inclement weather the district has made the decision to cancel all after school activities today - Friday, March 2.

Have a safe, warm weekend!

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
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


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.