RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:12:09 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Wiltrude Paprotta of Kennett Square]]> Wiltrude Paprotta, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, surrounded by family, at the Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square, where she resided for many years.

Born on July 28, 1932, in Bischofsburg, East Prussia, now part of Poland, to the late Gertrude Marie Selke and Gustav Paprotta, she was educated in Germany and graduated in 1956 with an MBA from Maximillian University in Munich.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:57 -0400 2014-09-22T13:30:57-04:00 2014-09-22T13:30:59-04:00
<![CDATA[They made it through the rain]]> LONDON GROVE >> Avon Grove High School Principal Tom Alexander said he had his fingers crossed from the moment he woke up on Saturday. The forecast was for rain, but he was bound and determined that he didn't want to move homecoming activities inside the school.

As it turned out, the weather cooperated to come extent, holding off for the early hours of the event.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:29:04 -0400 2014-09-22T13:29:04-04:00 2014-09-22T13:29:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville Elementary staying fit with Boosterthon]]> Kennett Square >> It may have been a hot day, but the young students at Unionville Elementary School didn't seem to mind the heat as the whole student-body -- almost 400 kids -- paraded outside with their teachers to take part in the first ever Boosterthon Fun Run Sept. 11.

The program, which is a nine-day event, helps schools raise funds for education while, at the same time, inspiring the students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:09:02 -0400 2014-09-21T21:09:02-04:00 2014-09-22T13:35:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford students get a taste of college life]]> OXFORD >> Just as they are getting used to the new experience of starting high school, 20 ninth graders at the Oxford Area High School are also adapting to their first college experience.

In a new partnership between Cecil College and the Oxford Area School District, these students have the rare opportunity to be both college and high school students at the same time as the first participants in the Early College Academy.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:10:06 -0400 2014-09-21T21:10:06-04:00 2014-09-21T21:10:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Andrew Joseph of Pocopson Township]]> Andrew "Andy" Joseph, 20, of Pocopson Township, passed away on August 29, 2014, due to complications of epilepsy. He was a 2012 graduate of Unionville High School and was just beginning his junior year at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, majoring in business.

Andy was the lead singer of the musical group Windoview, a popular local band that performed frequently in the Kennett, West Chester, and Wilmington areas.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:37 -0400 2014-09-21T21:05:37-04:00 2014-09-21T21:07:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Former Unionville man donating chickens to Kennett Food Cupboard]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Dan Topp has always believed in giving back, and now he is putting his belief into practice.

Topp, a former Unionville resident, recently donated 150 whole, frozen chickens to the Kennett Area Cupboard and plans to continue donating chickens on a regular basis.

Topp and his wife Becky recently moved to Cochranville, where they bought a 125-acre farm, called Cross Penny Farm.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:07:15 -0400 2014-09-21T21:07:15-04:00 2014-09-21T21:07:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford concludes contract with Teamsters]]> LOWER OXFORD >> Negotiations between the Oxford Area School District and the Teamsters Local Union No. 384 for service and support staff have come to a conclusion with a new contract. The new agreement, approved by the school board at its Sept. 16 meeting, runs from the end of the last contract on July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:23:55 -0400 2014-09-20T22:23:55-04:00 2014-09-20T22:23:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville student still out of school; no other cases reported]]> WEST CHESTER >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford high school student who contracted EV-D68, the virus that has appeared across the nation, has not yet returned to school.

A check on Friday with most of the other school districts in Chester County did not reveal any additional reported cases of EV-D68.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:49:56 -0400 2014-09-20T21:49:56-04:00 2014-09-20T21:49:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett High School one of the best in the nation]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School has earned accolades for academic achievement, ranking it as one of the best in the nation.

Performance of standardized testing earned the school a profile score of 94.4 from the state Department of Education, said Barry Tomasetti, superintendent of Kennett Consolidated School District.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09:58 -0400 2014-09-18T12:09:58-04:00 2014-09-18T12:10:01-04:00
<![CDATA[EV-D68 hits Unionville-Chadds Ford School District]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District confirmed Wednesday a high school student has contracted EV-D68, the virus that has been sweeping across the nation.

It was the first public announcement in Chester County of a student coming down with the virus that is characterized by coughing, a runny nose, sore throat and in some cases, a fever.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:47:37 -0400 2014-09-17T22:47:37-04:00 2014-09-17T22:47:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Superintendent comments on Class Pride Day]]> PENN >> Avon Grove School District Superintendent Christopher Marchese wants to get the disruptive behavior out of Class Pride Day at the Avon Grove High School. During the Thursday, Sept. 11 school board meeting, Marchese talked about the good and bad of the annual event that has been an issue in the district for years.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:08:49 -0400 2014-09-17T10:08:49-04:00 2014-09-17T10:08:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Is an elementary school redistricting in the future for U-CF?]]> Kennett Square >> The problem is present at Pocopson Elementary School and now the only question is whether a redistricting of the four elementary schools will happen in the Unionville-Chadds Ford district in the near future.

Just looking at the enrollment figures of the schools says it all.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:06:53 -0400 2014-09-17T10:06:53-04:00 2014-09-17T10:06:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Water boiling stays in effect in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Residents told council Monday night the borough's methods of notifying them to boil water after a water main break were ineffective.

"If my hair falls out, it's because I was drinking the water on Saturday and I didn't get the boil notice," resident John Thomas said of the borough's communication after Saturday night's water main break in the borough "The system didn't work right.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:05:26 -0400 2014-09-16T10:05:26-04:00 2014-09-17T10:08:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville High School has record 19 National Merit Semifinalists named]]>

Unionville High School received news that 19 seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists.

This is the largest group of Unionville students to receive this recognition. These talented students scored in the top 1 percent in the country on their 11th-grade PSAT (Preliminary SAT).

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:50:34 -0400 2014-09-16T13:50:34-04:00 2014-09-16T20:05:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Skateboarders come from afar to Franklin event]]> FRANKLIN >> The wheels were spinning on the pathways at Crossan Park Sunday as more than 50 skateboarders from miles away showed up for a competition.

The event was hosted by Faceplant Boardriders, and its president, Robert Wheeler.

Wheeler, 24, is the founder of the company, and he said he's been in love with skateboarding since he was very young.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:35 -0400 2014-09-16T19:30:35-04:00 2014-09-16T19:30:47-04:00