West Chester Area School District


All collections of Candice’s writings about the West Chester Area School District are found in this section.

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August 2016
English language learners get ahead with Jump Start camp in West Chester area – August 7
WCASD moves forward on purchase of new admin building – August 2

July 2016
Sartomer holds second annual Science Teachers Program – July 10

June 2016
Camp Invention in West Chester Area School District encourages kids to create and invent – June 30
West Chester Area Schoool District looking to sell administration building – June 29
Two West Chester elementaries celebrate 50 years – June 15

May 2016
West Chester seniors, second graders share robots – May 28
West Chester Area School District passes final budget with 2.7-percent tax increase – May 26
Cultural identity expressed at West Chester Henderson High School – May 15
Starkweather Elementary School student receives Shining Star Award – May 8
East Goshen Elementary’s Smart Night a hit – May 6
West Chester area school sleepover inspires students to read for fun – May 4

April 2016
West Chester Area School Board reduces tax increase in proposed budget – April 28
Japanese-American held at internment camp speaks to Fugett Middle School students – April 16
West Chester Area Education Foundation holds annual breakfast – April 15
Holocaust survivor shares life story with West Chester Rustin High School students – April 11
Perrino hits home during mock car crash at Rustin – April 4

March 2016
Fugett eighth graders compete to advance to ‘Shark Tank’ – March 31
West Chester approves full-day kindergarten to start in 2017-18 – March 30
West Chester students compete with wind turbines – March 27
West Chester Area School District considers full-day kindergarten – March 24
Henderson students learn effects of alcohol impairment – March 23
Fight breaks out at championship ice hockey game – March 14

February 2016
Digital Learning Day a hit at school – February 20

January 2016
No state budget forces WCASD to call for large tax increase – January 27
Hundreds gather at St. Paul’s Baptist for MLK Day – January 18
Hillsdale students participate in MLK Day of Service – January 17
Fugett students make blankets for cancer patients – January 11
New mascot at Howse Elementary – January 10
Henderson students donate art supplies to Philly school – January 5

December 2015
West Chester students recite Gettysburg Address – December 23

November 2015
West Chester district recognized by American Heart Association – November 27
West Chester Area School District holds community breakfast – November 23
East Goshen students feed the hungry – November 12
Veterans honored, recognized by West Chester schools – November 11
West Chester school district to sell land next to Rustin – November 9
Rustin students create, unveil sculpture – November 9
Stetson student an inspiration on the gridiron – November 7
Tiernan, Shaw, Tabakin, Herrmann win in West Chester – November 4

October 2015
Zombies chase runners in unique 5K – October 31
Perfect night for West Chester Halloween Parade – October 29
4 Seeking 2 seats in Region 1 of WCASD – October 28
4 Seeking 2 seats in WCASD elections – October 27
Team Rotary rappels down Philly’s One Logan Square – October 25
West Chester schools enjoy Halloween fun for students, parents – October 24
Students, public reminded of bus safety – October 21
Author visits West Chester East High School to share story of kindness – October 12
Walnut Street Theatre performs, teaches lessons on bullying – October 10
Penn Wood dads become Watch D.O.G.S. – October 5

September 2015
East Goshen students pick crops – September 17
Kindergarteners left unattended at bus stop – September 15
West Chester area Rotary teams rappel to new heights – September 14
Glen Acres students read to dogs – September 9

August 2015
Pre-K, schools concerned over state budget impasse – August 29
West Chester Area School District blending together physical and digital classrooms – August 23
Local school representatives speak out against state assessments – August 6

July 2015
Children receive book bundles for summer reading – July 29
Sartomer, Arkema promote science in schools – July 1
Local teachers receive science kits for classroom – July 1

June 2015
Disagreement over new AP government book – June 23
A call for fair funding for PA schools – June 11
Rustin graduates told to keep moving forward – June 9
WC East grads told to keep opening doors to future – June 8
Students and faculty of Fugett Middle School participate in holiday lip dub – June 7
East Bradford teacher honored by Phillies – June 6
Author teaches parents ways to stop yelling at their kids – June 3
Stetson students play basketball in support of heart health – June 1

May 2015
West Chester approves final budget – May 28
East Goshen students turn to wax – May 27
Fern Hill Elementary students race for a cure – May 24
Faculty, students faceoff in charity basketball game – May 21
9 of 10 WCASD school board candidates win spot – May 20
WCASD Living History project brings together students, seniors – May 20
Four seeking two West Chester school board seats in Region 2 – May 17
Two seeking one West Chester school board seat in Region 3 – May 17
Four seeking two West Chester school board seats in Region 1 – May 16
Hillsdale student organizes charity yard sale – May 15
Track meet features West Chester elementary students – May 11
Rustin photo students perform a miracle for family – May 9
Penn Wood students learn from Jefferson – May 6
Peirce students learn about sustainability – May 5

April 2015
West Chester school board OKs budget with tax hike – April 28
Player of the Year: Carreras full of integrity and talent – April 27
Coach of the Year: Henderson’s DiRico a real player’s coach – April 27
Boys Ice Hockey All-Area Teams – April 27
Girls Ice Hockey All-Area Teams – April 27
Fugett students learn about ‘Life in Space’ – April 24
2 inducted into West Chester East Hall of Fame – April 21
‘Cougars Stomp Cancer’ 5K huge success – April 19
Glen Acres students spend morning shopping – April 8
Elementary schools raise thousands through jump rope – April 4

March 2015
WCASD forms ‘legislative action committee’ – March 27
Former Eagle joins Henderson student in inspirational program – March 23
Ice Hockey: Rustin claims back-to-back state titles with big third period – March 21
Ice Hockey: Rustin, D-East to battle for state title – March 20
East Goshen Elementary artists displayed at Exton Mall – March 20
Ice Hockey: Unionville reclaims Flyers Cup title – March 16
Ice Hockey: W.C. Rustin dominates W.C. Henderson to claim Flyers Cup ‘A’ Title – March 16
Ice Hockey: Crestwood ousted from Flyers Cup – March 13
Ice Hockey: Henderson is championship bound – March 12
Ice Hockey: Henderson advances to Flyers Cup semifinals – March 10
Ice Hockey: W.C. East upsets Downingtown East – March 3
Ice Hockey: Henderson rolls in Flyers Cup – March 3

February 2015
Ice Hockey: Rustin claims Ches-Mont title – February 26
Ice Hockey: Rustin fights off Downingtown East onslaught – February 25
Ice Hockey: Christie sends Rustin to semifinals with OT goal – February 23
Ice Hockey: Henderson rolls to seal third place – February 19
Ice Hockey: Ches-Mont playoffs notebook – February 9
Ice Hockey: Russell line leads charge for W.C. East – February 6
Ice Hockey: Rustin seniors honored as Golden Knights shutout Downingtown West – February 2

January 2015
Ice Hockey: Henderson seniors shine on their night – January 30
Ice Hockey: D-East fights back to tie Henderson – January 23
Ice Hockey: W.C. East overcomes penalties to edge Patriots – January 10
Ice Hockey: Six-goal first sparks W.C. East win over Spring-Ford – January 2

December 2014
2014-15 EPIHA, ICSHL All-Stars – December 28
Ice Hockey: Vikings’ win streak stopped – December 19

October 2014
Ice Hockey: Unionville opens season with win over Henderson – October 27
Football: Coatesville clinches National Division title – October 25
Downingtown East girls start season undefeated – October 24
Football: Sun Valley can’t slow down Rustin in setback – October 10
Ice hockey: Hockey is back with start of Hicks Cup tournament – October 9
Boys Soccer: Rustin battles out win over Henderson – October 9

September 2014
Girls Soccer: Battle of keepers forces tie between Rustin, Downingtown East – September 24
Boys Soccer: D-West headed in right direction – September 18
Girls Soccer: Rustin overcomes slow start to blank Shanahan – September 5

March 2014
Ice Hockey: Four-goal first enables West Chester Rustin to capture state title – March 22
Bayard Rustin vying for second state title – March 21
Ice Hockey: Grande brothers spur Rustin to Flyers Cup title – March 13
Ice Hockey: West Chester East upended by Springfield in Flyers Cup semifinals – March 8

February 2014
Ice Hockey: Henderson survives frantic finish to capture Ches-Mont Championship – February 28
Ice Hockey: Henderson staves off Unionville to reach Ches-Mont final – February 26
Ice Hockey: Rustin’s quick strikes power them past Unionville – February 21
Ice Hockey: Strachan stands tall in goal as Henderson rolls – February 7

January 2014
Henderson roars past Shanahan on the ice – January 25

December 2013
Ice Hockey: Senior line scores in bunches for Henderson – December 20
Rustin gets revenge, skates past Downingtown West – December 14
Downingtown East gets offensive in big win over Henderson – December 7

October 2013
Football: Rustin clinches division title – October 26