Avon Grove marching band earns U.S. Bands PA State Championship

  WEST GROVE, Pa. – The Avon Grove High School Marching Band earned first place at the U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Championship held Saturday, October 31, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium. This is the first time that the marching band has earned the title of U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Champion. The band scored a 92.375 in the Group IV-A class and won the honors of Best...

OAHS student to perform in Macy’s Day Parade

OXFORD – Oxford Area High School junior Hayley Allport is a talented musician and is assigned first chair of the flute section in the concert band. But, it is Hayley’s second love, color guard with the marching band, which earned her a place in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hayley Allport,with OAHS band director Erin Kauppila, will perform in the color guard flag team of the Macy’s...

Three Malvernians earn spots in Papal Choir

(From left) Malvern Prep junior Nick Gatti of St. Davids and sophomore Christian Franck of Kennett Square were selected to perform with the Papal Choir for Mass on September 27. MALVERN, Pa. – Yes, Malvern junior Nick Gatti admits, the thought of singing in front of a crowd of more than one million people is nerve-racking, but his enthusiasm for singing with the Archdiocesan High School Papal...

CASD board continues momentum of change

Administration, facilities and technology top a busy June board meeting agenda   By Lauren Parker-Gill, Correspondent, The Times   CASD board works through a busy June agenda CALN — Despite Tuesday’s violent storms and power outages, the Coatesville Area School District’s Board of Education managed to hold its meeting, albeit at a different location and time than planned. During the...

Cheyney / WCU Presidents announce new collaboration

HARRISBURG – This week, in a letter addressed to the students, faculty, staff and alumni; Presidents Frank Pogue (Cheyney University) and Greg Weisenstein (West Chester University) announced a new collaboration between the two Chester County-based universities:      

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...