KCSD’s Bancroft School hosts national ‘Responsive Classroom’ conference

Educators seek ‘a high quality education, for every child, everyday’ By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Attendees at this week’s Responsive Classroom conference. NEW GARDEN – This week more than 120 educators gathered at Kennett Consolidated School District’s (KCSD) Bancroft Elementary School to receive training on the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach. The conference’s goals...

Immaculata announces Dean’s List

EAST WHITELAND — Immaculata University announced its spring Dean’s List students this week. Students who merit inclusion in the Spring 2015 Dean’s List are listed below. To attain Dean’s List status, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0.  

CASD elementary schools prepare for blitz – of books

Eagles’ ‘Story Man’ will read to second-grade classes  Thanks in part to the Philadelphia Eagles, a book blitz will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the Coatesville Area School District. The Eagles Book Mobile will visit three elementary schools. The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and Coatesville Area School District, a PSEA news release said. Every...

Banner shows deep pride remains in CASD

Dr. Leonard Fitts, Interim Superintendent (left), Paul Draper, Senior Class Representative, and (right) J. Neil Campbell, Board of School Directors’ President, sign the banner Monday night. Banner signed by students, staff and community members to hang in all district schools CALN — To say it’s been a stormy period for the Coatesville Area School District might be an understatement. But...

Feasting on history at Caln Elementary

Kindergartners replicate interaction between Wampanoag Indians, Pilgrims Kindergarten students from Caln Elementary take the stage as Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. Giving thanks during the holiday season held new meaning for kindergarten students from Caln Elementary School after learning about the Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims during November – and then recreating some of their history. Students...

At Friendship Elementary, catering to many tastes

Staff, students, relatives and friends galore enjoy annual breakfast Jason Stewart merited three invitations to the breakfast, courtesy of his son Jacob, 4th grade; and daughters Ava, 1st grade; and Faith, 3rd grade. The eggs-citement positively sizzled at Friendship Elementary on Friday morning as more than 300 dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, friends, and miscellaneous buddies crowded into the...

County to schoolchildren: Yes, you can

Elementary students invited to win prizes for collecting aluminum cans The county is calling all school-age can collectors for a competition with cash prizes. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade throughout Chester County are invited to collect as many aluminum cans as possible in an attempt to win first-, second- and third-level cash prizes as well as promotional items, a county news release...

CASD appoints Dr. Leonard Fitts as interim superintendent

Fitts says he looks forward to working with diversity, opening communications By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times New Interim Superintendent Dr. Leonard Fitts speaks to the administrators, staff, and citizens present at Tuesday’s press conference. CALN – The Coatesville Area School District School Board announced the appointment of Dr. Leonard Fitts as interim superintendent at a press...

Pulling out stops for school-bus safety

Police, PennDOT, school districts to participate in annual awareness initiative A first-place student drawing illustrates the importance of school bus safety. By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The red lights on the school bus were flashing and its arm was extended when a truck blew right past it on West Lincoln Highway in Valley Township recently. Unfortunately for the driver, Valley...

D.A.s stress high price of ignoring early education

Prosecutors urge funding increases for pre-kindergarten programs Speaking at Wednesday’s news conference were Cumberland County District Attorney David J. Freed (from left), Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams; and Delaware County District Attorney John Whelan. Stressing that paying for early...