AGSD’s Senior Volunteer Tax Relief program featured in AARP Bulletin

Avon Grove residents Malcolm Adler and Sharon McCormick volunteer in the Penn London Elementary School library. Avon Grove School District was featured in the November edition of the AARP Bulletin for being one of several government entities nationwide that offers senior citizens the opportunity to receive a tax rebate in exchange for volunteer service. The Senior Volunteer Tax Relief Program allows...

9 Avon Grove students named National Merit Scholars

Avon Grove High School students who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program (top row from left to right: Jacob Akana, Tejvir Gill, Leah Gray and Russell Dunlap; bottom row from left to right Madison Butler, Elisabeth Roberts, Abigail L. Keller and Adelaide Etshman). Avon Grove High School (AGHS) administrators recently announced that nine students have been...

AGSD Welcomes PA Secretary of Education for after school program visit

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin watches an Avon Grove student use a tablet device to create art with paint. On October 25, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) hosted Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin for a visit highlighting after school programming at Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGIS). The event, “Lights on After School”, is a nationwide effort...

Bishop Shanahan High School earns national STEM Certification

From left to right, back row: Mrs. Janet Moore, Mrs. Lisa Rossana, Mrs. Beth Harper Briglia (BSHS Board Chair), Mrs. Mary Kay Hennessy ’75Front left to right, front row: Ms. Corinne Alfano, Mrs. Michele Verratti, Sister Christina Marie Roberts, IHM, Dr. Robert Moran (BSHS Principal), Dr. Marissa Prather (NISE STEM Leadership Coach), Dr. Brooke Tesche (Archdiocese of Philadelphia Superintendent...

Avon Grove HS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Avon Grove High School seniors Tyler Dalton and Sindhuja Kanamarlapudi have been selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Avon Grove High School (AGHS) seniors Tyler Dalton and Sindhuja Kanamarlapudi have been named semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program recognizes students whose academic strengths are amongst the best in the country and provides scholarship...

Hillendale honored as Green Ribbon School; WCU given ‘Sustainability’ award

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. In Pennsylvania, Hillendale Elementary School in Chadds Ford was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, and the California Area School District in Coal Center was honored as a District Sustainability...

Avon Grove HS to perform teen edition of Chicago

Girls, glitz and glamour hit the new Avon Grove High School stage for the first spring musical in their brand-new auditorium on April 20th, 21st and 22nd with the teen edition of the musical Chicago! Set in the windy city during the roaring 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses who are locked up together in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma is serving time for killing...

Chesco school districts honored for fiscal management

: (From left to right): Shawn Ryan, John Scully, Jennifer Matthews, and Justin Matys from WCASD’S business office. Five Chester County school districts were recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) with prestigious awards for outstanding business office operations and the management of fiscal affairs. The Association of School Business Officials International...

Downingtown East students take the plunge, raise over $13K for Special Olympics

The Downingtown High School East Special Olympics Club arrives to take the “Cool Schools Plunge” at the annual Special Olympics Philadelphia Polar Plunge at Citizens Bank Park. Earlier this month, the Downingtown High School East (DHSE) Special Olympics Club took part in the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Citizens Bank Park. The team finished in second place for overall donations,...

On-campus food pantries open in Downingtown Area School District

Downingtown High School West students, Principal Dr. Kurt Barker, and teacher Michelle Nass In a continued effort to support students facing food insecurity and homelessness, three schools in Downingtown Area School District (DASD) have opened on-campus food pantries this school year – Downingtown High School West (DHSW), Downingtown Middle School (DMS) and Lionville Elementary School (LES)....