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Education

  • Books, Bibles and blue juice boxes

    It looked like Christmas morning had come early to the Chester County School District.

    District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green and Career Center Materials Handling Team Leader Mary Evans looked like kids on Christmas morning as they opened boxes of books that had been purchased to hand out as part of the Read, Feed Succeed program’s kickoff events.

  • Local arts organizations, school district reeact to possible loss of arts funding

    The Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan proposed by President Donald Trump includes cutting $148 million each from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Those cuts could affect our local schools and other arts organizations.

  • "Walking in the middle of her dream" Tonia Moore in CCSD Teacher of the Year

    “Teaching is my dream, and every day I get to get up and walk right in the middle of my dream, and I love it.”

    Those were the excited words of Chester Park COLT teacher Tonia Moore, who was chosen as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for the Chester County School District. Moore received the Teacher of the Year honor at the annual Teacher Appreciation event, sponsored by Chester County and the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

    Moore said she felt “blessed and honored to represent the teachers in the Chester County School District.”

  • Pomerantz is "Rock Star Teacher" of March

    Fresh off her triumph of leading her CHS Drama Club students in a successful production of “I Hate Shakespeare,” CHS teacher Darlene Pomerantz has received another accolade; she was named the Chester County School District Rock Star Teacher of the Month for April.

    District staffers and Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain surprised Pomerantz with the announcement on Monday morning.

    District Chief Human Resources officer Wendell Sumter read Pomerantz’ nomination from colleague Alexandria Allen.

  • School District: Fanning's Chester OEC office will not be reopened

    The offices of the Olde English Consortium (OEC), an educational collaborative of nine school districts and two higher learning institutions, previously located at Chester Middle School, will not be reopened.

  • Signing on the dotted line...

    A total of 50 Chester High School students inked their names on the dotted line this week in a mass signing ceremony with colleges across the nation, but not one of them is what you could call an MVP in any sport. Their playing field is the classroom, and instead of two-pointers or goals, they make 4.0s and reach their goals.

  • The life of Dr. Laurens Fort honored

    The Chester County School Board honored the life of a colleague and community leader, the late Dr. Laurens Fort Jr. with a Resolution of Remembrance. Dr. Fort served 10 years on the Chester County School Board from Sept. 17, 2007 until his death on March 23, 2017.

    The Resolution of Remembrance credits Dr. Fort for being at the front of the leadership that caused the Chester County School District to experience growth on many fronts, including upgrades and a new district office building, technology updates and infrastructure improvements.

  • Parent Portal back up and running

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal, the secure web portal offered by the Chester County School District that allows parents and guardians to check on student grades, performance and meal account balances, is back up and running.

    The CCSD had issued a warning to parents earlier this month to say due to a notification from the vendor that supplies PowerSchool software, “for security reasons” they were shutting down access to Parent Portal for the remainder of the school year.

  • CCSD board begins budget discussions

    Chester County School Board held their first deliberations on the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget recently. At a budget work session, school district senior staff provided various updates of their departments and talked about the factors and options that might affect this upcoming budget.

  • Filing closes for school board seat

    Two names, including one of the county’s most recognizable, will appear on the ballot for a special election to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Laurens Fort, who passed away last month.

    Kena Funderburk, a senior compliance officer, filed the necessary paperwork to seek the District II opening. Also filing to run was long-time Great Falls resident John Smith. From 1969 until 2016, Smith was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Great Falls High School, where he set the state record for wins (943) and his teams won eight state championships.