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Stetson Middle School and Peirce Middle School students join forces to raise money for Breast Cancer research

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Stetson Middle School and Peirce Middle School students recently joined forces and raised more than $14,000 for Unite For HER! Now in its 6th year, the annual fundraising initiative has raised more than $30,000 in total and culminates each year with a football game where the students wear pink shirts, socks, and wristbands in support […]

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Rustin High student selected to perform in National Honors Choir

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Rustin High School junior Emily Damasco recently returned to West Chester after performing with the National Honors Choir from Nov. 10-13 in Texas. Damasco, a soprano, was selected to sing in the 2016 National Association for Music Educators’ National Honors Choir after completing several successful auditions at the local, regional, and state level this past […]

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Congratulations to our Local High Schools on National Rankings!

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Of the nation’s 21,000- plus high schools reviewed by U.S. News & World Report, nine from Chester County received medals with Conestoga High School leading the way. Partnering with the California based nonprofit, RTI International, schools meeting certain criteria based on items, such as academic performance and graduation rates, had the chance to earn a […]

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West Chester approves full-day kindergarten to start in 2017-18

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WEST GOSHEN >> Superintendent Jim Scanlon said voting to implement full-day kindergarten in the West Chester Area School District was the most important decision in his seven years. After Tuesday night’s school board meeting approved the implementation to begin in 2017-18 with an 8-1 vote, Scanlon, the board and the district will now leave a […]

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Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams’ graduation mandate

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HARRISBURG >> A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school is on hold for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf says that doesn’t mean he’s against testing or accountability. The Democratic governor on Wednesday signed a bill putting the tests’ graduation requirement on ice until the 2018-19 academic […]

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West Chester East student coordinates donation drive

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Johnny Wansink is an eleventh-grade student at West Chester East High School, and he recently helped make the time hundreds of children spend at the hospital a little brighter. Through the coordination of a donation drive he created, every patient at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received a stuffed animal over the holidays. Read […]

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