TCHS teacher honored with Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award

Laura McGinley, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award winner. PHOENIXVILLE — Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Special Education Teacher Laura McGinley was recently recognized with the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award, a special program within the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) that honors educators worldwide. McGinley was nominated for her outstanding...

DASD Recognizes LGBT History Month and National Bullying Prevention Month

DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown Area School District (DASD), its Cultural Equity Task Force team and the school community-at-large continue to make a concerted effort to celebrate many of our nation’s month-long observances. Once again, DASD is looking forward to the upcoming, district-wide programs and celebrations that are in store this year. This October, we highlight the celebration of LGBT History...

Great Valley wins PA State Academic Competition

Great Valley High School is all smiles as they take the title of Chester County Academic Competition champion for the 2020-21 school year. Great Valley High School took first place in the virtual PA State Academic Competition that was held on Friday, April 30, where 18 of PA’s top high school teams competed for title of PA State Champion. In the exciting, daylong competition, it was Chester County’s...

Jakatt named CCIU’s Heart of Learning Award finalist

Jessica Jakatt COATESVILLE — Traditionally, when we think of heroes, those that come to mind fly around in capes, defeat supervillains and save entire cities from destruction. These comic book heroes are fun and inspiring, but as our current situation has undoubtedly shown, the real-life heroes of today are the ones putting on medical scrubs, working at the grocery store and teaching our children...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00 a.m....

Reilly to be installed as new Head of School at Malvern Prep

Rev. Donald F. Reilly MALVERN – On Monday, Rev. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., D. Min. will be officially installed as the 14th Head of School for Malvern Preparatory School. Father Reilly succeeds Christian Talbot, who resigned at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Father Reilly previously served as president and CEO of Saint Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, N.J., and was previously the Augustinian...

TCHS Pickering wins 2017 Tech Bowl

TCHS Pickering won the 2017 Tech Bowl. Members of the team pose with the winning trophy. DOWNINGTOWN — “Hippocrates! Pandemic! La La Land!” In a head-to-head technical and current event knowledge showdown, the three Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses faced off at the annual TCHS Tech Bowl on Thursday, February 2. Teams from TCHS Brandywine, Pickering and Pennock’s Bridge competed...

Caln students get to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables

Students at Caln Elementary School sample fresh vegetables and fruits as part of a new program at the school. CALN — Imagine an elementary school child getting excited about fresh broccoli, bell pepper strips, or slices of kiwi fruit. Many students may never get the opportunity to taste fresh fruits and vegetables in their homes. This year, students in Caln Elementary School will get to snack on...

Malvern Prep celebrates 2016 graduation

Malvern Prep 2016 graduates celebrate during this week’s commencement ceremony. MALVERN – Malvern Prep’s 90th Commencement was held today under beautiful skies at Wolfington Plaza on the School’s Chapel lawn, as the Malvern community paid tribute to the 115 seniors of the Class of 2016 for their accomplishments, commitment to service and the strong bonds of brotherhood that they have formed. Class...

County HS students attend Youth Leadership Summit

Nearly 75 Chester County high school students attended the first Youth Leadership Summit last weekend. The students, as seen here, spent part of the day working in groups discussing everyday problems including bullying and media perceptions. CALN — Nearly 75 students from school districts across Chester County attended the First Annual Chester County Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday, May...