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Education

  • York Tech dual enrollment students graduate

    Just about the time they were thinking about high school graduation, 15 Chester County high school seniors were already getting their college credentials through the school district’s dual enrollment program with York Tech.

    The graduates and their parents who helped support them, were recognized at a ceremony recently at York Tech Chester Center.

  • Reading carnival kicks off Read Feed Succeed

    The Chester County School District’s Reading and Math Community Carnival transformed the Rodman Sports Complex into a combination county fair, circus-come-to-town and carnival complete with inflatables, some good food and lots of educational opportunities and chances for free books.

  • School District ends contract with website hosting service

    The Chester County School District came within days of missing a deadline that would have meant people who attempted to access the district and school websites would have seen a notice that they were suspended.

    The school district has since ended the contract with the company that hosts the websites.

  • More SROs coming to county schools

    The campus of Chester High School is the scene of the signing of lots of agreements and letters of intent, both academic and athletic, but the agreement that was signed this week was very special.

  • Bain receives glowing evaluation

    In the midst of their discussions about facilities, the Chester County School Board didn’t forget one of the other things that makes the school district successful: the people. In their recent budget they approved a four percent increase in teacher pay as well as a two percent increase for all other employees. There is also a step increase built into the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.

  • School board zeroes in on building options at work session

    At their latest work session, the Chester County School Board continued to shrink the list of the original nine facility options.

    The board members held a work session prior to this one that architect Ben Thompson of McMillan Pazdan & Smith described as a “visioning session” were he asked a series of five questions to get the board focused on what was important in their planning for facilities and what obstacles might stand in their way.

    The five visioning questions:

  • Dorsey pledges commitment to school district

    At their meeting in June, Interim Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey expressed to the Chester County School Board his commitment to working together with the school district.

    Dorsey told the board, “(Superintendent) Dr. Bain and I have been friends for a while. I have to blame my wife Amy for us getting to know one another.

  • Tiger in the Lion's Den

    Lewisville High School Valedictorian Morgan Streicher might want to think about changing her name to ‘Morgan Striper’ after she received the Samuel Lewis and Lucia Beason Bell Presidential Scholarship to Clemson University, but then, like they say, ‘Once a Lion, Always a Lion.’

    Streicher and the rest of the Lion family were surprised with a visit by the Clemson Tiger and JoVanna King, senior associate vice president for development at Clemson University.

  • CHESTER COUNTY GRADUATION 2019

    Chester County’s three high schools celebrated commencement exercises on Saturday.

     

  • Eyes on the future, names on the dotted line

    More than 180 Chester High School seniors recently inked their names on posters bearing the name of their college or military branch in celebration of their commitment to their future during the annual Academic Signing Day held in the CHS gymnasium.

    College advisor Tiona Thompson gazed out over the graduates seated at the tables with banners representing the colleges with no small sense of pride in their accomplishments, She figured that she had met with every single senior.