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....

ESCALERA supports Avondale High School youth

ESCALERA Students prepare for STEM night during their afterschool session in Avon Grove High School. WEST GROVE — ESCALERA, a national program from UnidosUS, is currently serving about 1,000 students in 21 sites nationwide.  The career readiness program focuses on opening eyes and doorways for underrepresented youth that may not have a family history or experience in pursuing higher education. ...

AG Junior earns highest possible ACT score

Just 1% of students achieve this honor nationwide   WEST GROVE – Avon Grove High School Junior Noah Donten scored the highest possible ACT Composite Score of 36, an accomplishment that about one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT achieve each year.   The ACT consists of tests in English, math, reading and science, and a student’s score is the average of the four scores.

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...

Good Stuff is BACK…all-stars to academics, Chesco has good stuff to share!

Starting Chester County’s summer season with a smile…who do YOU know in this week’s Good Stuff? Got good stuff to share? Email your submissions to kim@chescotimes.com and be a part of the fun! Pomp and Circumstance…Congratulations to Shawn Mengel Coatesville Area High’s 2015 Valedictorian… This leading ‘Red Raider’ will begin roaring with the Drexel University...

Animal-response team deployed during hurricane

 County group set up two shelters to house pets when owners had to evacuate A member of the CART team tends to a cat at the shelter set up at Lionville Middle School. While most emergency responders were busy handling the needs of humans during Hurricane Sandy, a specialized group made sure that three cats and five dogs in Chester County received care when their owners had to evacuate, county officials...