Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UCF Student Viraj Joshi Receives Acceptance to the 2017 MARM Conference

Viraj Joshi

After hours of dedication and hard work we are proud to announce that Unionville student Viraj Joshi has successfully been selected to have his science project presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS)  Mid-Atlantic conference in Hershey in June.

Viraj did a science project during his days at Patton on 3D printing in the area of medicine at A.I. DuPont (Nemours) hospital's research lab. At the time, that project got him into the top 300 kids nationwide (among 80,000 students who participated).

The mission of the American Chemical Society is to advance the broader chemistry and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The ACS conference is mostly designed for graduate and post-doctoral students and professional scientists. A handful of undergraduates participate.

What an Amazing Accomplishment!

To learn more about ACS visit - http://marm2017.sites.acs.org/   

Title of Viraj's project -  “Ultem thermoplastic-based 3D-printed orthoses: A comparative study on the efficacy of using polymer-based 3D-printed orthoses”

In addition to the conference in Hershey, Viraj's project has been accepted at the National American Chemical Society conference in DC in August. OUTSTANDING!!

Student Art on the Square Event

Monday, April 24, 2017

UHS Indoor Percussion Concludes Season As 7th Best In The World!

UHS Indoor Percussion

Unionville High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble is returning from the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio as the 7th best in the world in the Scholastic A Division. Unionville competed against 64 groups from around the country in the preliminary round to advance to the semi-final round against 32 groups, and then to the finals against the best 15 groups in the country. This was Unionville’s second trip to the World Championships and their first as a world finalist.

As a testament to their musicianship and performance ability, Unionville is also ending their season as the Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Scholastic A Champions and the WGI East Power Regional Scholastic A Champions. Their award-winning show “The Drought” was filled with excitement and artistry.

The 25 member ensemble showed great dedication to their craft with practice three times a week for three hours per night. Almost every Saturday was more than a twelve hour day with practice and a competition, which sometimes took place in a neighboring state. The students used a broad array of percussion instruments including drums, cymbals, marimbas and sophisticated electronic effects to present their dramatic show.  They were judged on marching and concert criteria with judges evaluating each their creativity, expression, performance quality and technical excellence.

Congratulations to these world class finalists on an amazing season! We can’t wait to see what you have in store next.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Last Call for Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Donations

UHS Logo

For over 50 years, the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.
The Community Scholarship is a grant of a stated amount of money collected annually from the school community by open solicitation. Its purpose is to award the worthy student who wishes to continue his/her education following graduation from Unionville High School. The grant is for the first year of post-secondary work only and will be applied toward college costs (i.e., tuition, room and board). As many grants will be made annually as the treasury of the Community Scholarship can support. Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund.


You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship. We accept cash, change or if you would like, a check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.
UCF Community Scholarship Fund
UHS c/o Carolyn Barr
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square PA 19348

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UHS grad launches kids’ book series focused on shelter dogs

This month, 2011 Unionville High School graduate and current Chicago author Savy Leiser launched a new series of children’s books called The Furever Home Friends.

We love to hear and share stories about our alumni.  Do you have a story to share?  Let us know - communications@ucfsd.net

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Art Education Dates & Events

Inline image 1A little bird told me ...art is ushering in Spring!

Two upcoming, April , Art Education dates/events we would like to share with community!
Happy Spring!
The Annual ,Spring, ART IN THE SQUARE weekend event in downtown Kennett Square is Saturday April 29th & Sunday April 30th.
Preview Night - Friday April 28th

100's of K-12 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Art student work will be featured , along with work from participating county districts -including Upland, Kennett and Avon Grove. 
Enjoy this local event and your community's outstanding art educational programs!


The  43rd Annual High School Chester County Art Exhibit 
Chester County Art Association 100 North Bradford Avenue West Chester, PA 19382 
April 22–29 
Closed Sunday and Monday 

Students whose Art work was selected to represent UHS within a limited quota from 14 sections were:

Audrey Lee
Becca Heyman
Caroline Koberg
Carter Avayou
Claire Mottola
Courtney Smith
Dakota Kilgariff
Dara Jin
Elle White
Frankie Modesto
Grace McNeill
Irene Liu
Isabella Davulco
Jacquline Farina
Jessica Homitz
Jillian Tebay
John Roper
Katelyn Keefer
Kelsey Hildenbrand
Lauren Hughes
Lily Neff-Peterson
Madison Doucette
Madison French
Maggie Gearhart
Margaret Clisham
Rayna Miller
Ryan Hastings
Seline Stoop
Sophia Mayer 
Spencer Larson
Tyler Cox

Please Donate! Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser

Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser
Date: May 6th 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 12 pm
Location: Unionville Elementary

We Need Donations!
Why Should Every UCFSD School Donate?

The Yard Sale benefits all UCFSD schools by supporting programs, classroom grants, and scholarships for students.
Foundation information at https://www.ucfedfoundation.org/

Donations needed for the sale:  Household items, antiques, sports equipment, furniture, good condition toys, outdoor items, etc.

We cannot receive clothing donations, stuffed animals, scanners, printers, box TV’s, copiers, mattresses

Donation drop-off is at Unionville Elementary on the following dates
April 28th 3:30-6:00
May 3rd 3:30-6:00
May 5th 3:30-6:00

Neighborhood pick up is also available from May 1st-5th 3:00-6:00 pm
Neighborhood donation collection is available for larger items or larger quantities, to make arrangements please email us your address and contact info at unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com

To volunteer or to do student community service hours go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aa5af2da20-unionville1
Email any questions or special requests email unionvilleyardsale@gmail.comKathy Kannenberg, Alicia Lyons, Shari Ripka, and Becky Stillman

Yard Sale Picture