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WCASD faculty welcomed back with Superintendent Scanlon’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — The Late Late Show’s James Corden has brought a wave of popularity to something everyone does in a car — sing karaoke. His “Carpool Karaoke” videos, featuring a wide range of top musicians and even first lady Michelle Obama, have […]

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Social media causes Christmas drama for West Chester Area School District

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Social media has the innate ability to blow any type of news out of proportion, and for the West Chester Area School District, the exact thing happened over a missed holiday. Every school year, the district creates, prints and mails school […]

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English language learners get ahead with Jump Start camp in West Chester area

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — During the school year, it may not always be easy for the students who do not speak English as their first language, either for themselves or with their family at home. To help with that, the West Chester Area School District […]

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WCASD moves forward on purchase of new admin building

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — After announcing in June that the West Chester Area School District will look to sell its administration building located along Paoli Pike, the school board unanimously approved an agreement of sale for a new building in Exton on July 25. […]

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Ever want to see an ex-president’s hair? Philly museums host special exhibits for DNC

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Trentonian‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — As delegates flood in the City of Brotherly Love, many museums in Philadelphia are hosting special exhibits, hours or having special […]

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Sartomer holds second annual Science Teachers Program

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Six science teachers already have a head start to the 2016-17 school year, thanks to Sartomer’s Science Teacher Program, held from July 5 through 7. This is the second year Sartomer has held the program and once again, teachers from […]

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Camp Invention in West Chester Area School District encourages kids to create and invent

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Just because it’s officially summertime doesn’t mean it’s time for children to stop exercising their brain, and that’s where Camp Invention comes in handy in the West Chester Area School District. The weeklong camp, held once in June and again […]

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West Chester Borough, West Chester University unite for West Chester Together

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — A group of representatives from both the West Chester Borough and West Chester University has been referred to as a “legacy project” by Mayor Carolyn Comitta. These advisors from both contingents came together Tuesday morning at the Sykes Student Union […]

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Two West Chester elementaries celebrate 50 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Known as the “Golden Jubilee,” celebrating 50 years can be a significant milestone. It wasn’t a marriage anniversary, but a birthday for two elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. On June 2, both Glen Acres Elementary and Penn Wood Elementary […]

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Philly Union’s Washington visits St. Agnes School in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Just in case Philadelphia 76er Robert Covington didn’t get the point across about staying healthy and fit last week, the students at the St. Agnes School were able to learn similar lessons Tuesday with a different athlete. As part of […]

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West Chester seniors, second graders share robots

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — High school seniors and second graders mixed together in the gymnasium of Fern Hill Elementary School on Friday for a unique experience. Both sets of students programmed robots this year and, as a fun end-of-the-year get-together, they shared what they […]

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West Chester Area School District passes final budget with 2.7-percent tax increase

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has seemed like a more arduous road than usual for the West Chester Area School District when figuring out the budget for the 2016-17 school year. The guessing game of a state budget did no favors, but with it […]

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Philly 76er keeps St. Agnes students fit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Teaching young students to stay fit may sometimes result with an in-one-ear-and-out-the-other, but that can be where a professional athlete steps in. Robert Covington, a small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, spent Tuesday morning with sixth- graders from the St. […]

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Malvern Prep students try to find solutions to social impacts

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. MALVERN — Teenagers are always faced with problems of growing into an adult, but some students at Malvern Preparatory School were asked to take a look at a larger problem — one that doesn’t necessarily affect them. Twenty-one students, guided by faculty and […]

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Cultural identity expressed at West Chester Henderson High School

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester Henderson High School’s Jen Gallagher had planned the assembly to be different, but with time constraints, she had to change some ideas around. However, what came out of the Power of Identity: Cultural Celebration left an impact with […]

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Malvern senior wins journalism awards

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. Justice Bennett never pictured himself as a journalist when he started high school. In fact, the Malvern Prep senior didn’t even think his paper was very journalistic at that time. However, that all changed when he […]

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Starkweather Elementary School student receives Shining Star Award

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — In front of the entire fifth-grade class, Starkweather Elementary School’s Thomas Crook was honored as the recipient of the Keystone Federal Credit Union’s 2016 Shining Star Award. Near the end of the day on Friday, everyone gathered together in the school’s […]

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Chester County’s Youth Leadership Program graduates 2016 class

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. BIRMINGHAM — With May comes graduation season for schools across the country. Though the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) isn’t exactly a school, but rather a year-long program for Chester County students, the participants did get to celebrate a graduation of sorts during the […]

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East Goshen Elementary’s Smart Night a hit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Smart Night at East Goshen Elementary School on Tuesday wasn’t about intelligence, but instead focused on core subjects in a fun, interactive way for students, parents and teachers. “Smart Night (stands for) science, math, art and technology,” said Paulette Tykwinski, […]

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West Chester area school sleepover inspires students to read for fun

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST WHITELAND — Cheryl Chaborek, the librarian at Mary C. Howse Elementary School, has been able to ignite students’ passion for reading over the past 25 years through the use of her annual Read Over. This year’s Read Over, a play on sleepovers, […]

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West Chester Area School Board reduces tax increase in proposed budget

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Now that the dust has settled in Harrisburg and the state has a budget, the West Chester Area School Board was able to unanimously pass a proposed final budget without having to play a guessing game with the numbers. The […]

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Nonprofit teaches English for free, celebrates 30 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — For people trying to learn the English language, it can sometimes prove to be extremely difficult. The Volunteer English Program (VEP), however, has spent the past 30 years in Chester County teaching English, for free, to thousands of hard-working, adult […]

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Japanese-American held at internment camp speaks to Fugett Middle School students

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — When speaking about internment camps during World War II, little is spoken about the ones in the United States when people of Japanese descent were rounded up and forced into relocation camps. But for those Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans, they […]

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West Chester Area Education Foundation holds annual breakfast

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — Now celebrating its sixth year in existence, the West Chester Area Education Foundation (WCAEF) has made a positive impact on the school district and its students, highlighted during the annual breakfast. This year’s breakfast was held Friday morning in the cafeteria […]

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