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Education

  • Lewisville Middle School is "Beautiful"

    Anyone who knows Principal H.L. Erwin of Lewisville Middle School knows he uses one particular descriptive term in every conversation – “Beautiful!”
    Erwin's early morning greeting began with, “Welcome to Beautiful Lewisville Middle School!”
    He has served as LMS principal since 2000 and calls this school “home” because it's also where he began his teaching career as a Special Education teacher nearly three decades ago.

  • UPDATED: Graves gets interim post with Rock Hill charter school

    Former Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Graves has secured an interim position as managing director with the York Preparatory Academy, according to the charter school's website.
    An online announcement read:
    “It was the moment so many in the York Preparatory Academy community had been waiting for all summer. In a 6-0 vote (one member was not present) the YPA Board of Directors approved the hiring of Dr. Thomas Graves as interim Managing Director at the regular August meeting,” the statement said.

  • First day, first year, first time attending school

    New and returning students were welcomed to Chester County schools on Wednesday as the first day of classes began for the 5,580 enrolled throughout the district. At Lewisville Elementary School, Principal Wanda Frederick welcomed car riders as Assistant Principal Teresa Edwards greeted those who arrived by bus. Afterwards, the principals went to each classroom to personally say, 'hello,' to 80 LES faculty and staff members along with the 600-member student body.

  • York Tech is no. 1 pick for college-bound Chester grads

    York Technical College was the cream of the crop for recent graduates of two of Chester County's high schools, with 25 college-bound freshmen preparing to blaze the two-year technical institution in less than two weeks, according to data compiled by the school district's guidance counselors.

  • School Board approves construction contract for administrative building

    The Chester County Board of School Trustees gave unanimous approval Monday to enter into a contract with MCON for construction to begin on the district's new state-of-the-art administrative building. MCON President Walt Whitman, Vice President/Project Manager Gary Howell and Assistant Project Manager Sarah Marion attended the meeting to present project information and design plans.
    “We are excited to work with you all,” Howell told the board.

  • CMS "family" gets acquainted

    Chester Middle School's administration, faculty, students and their families met earlier this week to get better acquainted. Schools throughout the district held orientation Monday for all of its more than 5,400 students who return to classes today. At Chester Middle School, Principal Cedrick Tidwell greeted parents, teachers and members of the 620-member student body as he cruised the hallways to assure that all was going smoothly. As Tidwell shook hands and welcomed sixth grade student Melissa Shugart, he asked about her favorite subject.

  • LES is "a place to be an influence"

  • Chester school district has "wish list" for supplies

    Parents of Chester County public school students are not required to purchase school supplies this school year but the district has developed a “wish list” for the community to lend assistance.

  • Chester Schools not alone in lower AYP scores

  • Chester Middle principal has "vested interest and responsibility in community"

    Cedrick Tidwell says he's ready for the challenges he faces as the new principal of Chester Middle School. During the past 12 years, Tidwell has served as a classroom teacher and assistant principal at the high school level but he realizes the challenges of working with middle school students is unchartered territory he has to conquer.