Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Center City Slam Brings Out the Best in Us - Unionville High School Crew!

Center City Slam Brings Out the Best in Us
Unionville High School Crew

With 19 personal records, 13 other athletes hitting their goals, and 10 finishing in the top 20, it was a good Saturday for Unionville High School Crew at the Center City Slam. Athlete camaraderie was at an all time high as they coached each other for that little extra push at this annual rowing competition.

27 UHS Crew athletes competed in the 11th Annual Center City Slam, a 500-meter & 2,000-meter indoor rowing race on the Drexel Campus. From Novice to Varsity, the men and women competed in three events on indoor erg machines that lined the floors of the Drexel Gym.

Unionville High School Crew is a Club sport, supported by volunteers and parents, for our 50+ athletes to compete in regional and national regattas. Practices take place at Newport Rowing Club and Unionville High School. Chris Tolsdorf started as Boy’s Head Coach in the fall of 2015 and took over as the director of the Unionville program during the summer of 2016. Chris has coached both the Varsity Boy’s and Girl’s crews as well as the Novice Boys. His crews have won medals at The Cooper Cup, Philadelphia City Championships, and USRowing Mid-Atlantics and he has taken crews to The Head of the Charles and SRAA Nationals. He has overseen strong growth of the program – over the past two years the team has purchased four racing shells, cox boxes, rowing machines, and equipment to allow all our athletes to perform at the highest level.

The primary goal of Unionville Crew is to create a team where each athlete can discover their true potential. Some come to us from other sports, others are exploring their athletic side for the very first time. By the time they graduate we want all our athletes to have learned the value of hard work and understand the gifts and lessons that can be found in the pursuit of excellence. Winning is not the goal but can be the happy result as we work to chase perfection. Perfection may never be achieved but the character we build in its quest will last a lifetime.  More information can be found at:  https://rowurc.org

Thursday, January 18, 2018


2018 Mid-Terms

Day 1 - Thursday, January 18th
Day 2 - Friday, January 19th
Day 3 - Monday, January 22nd
Day 4 - Tuesday, January 23rd

Please follow the below link for the full 2018 Mid-Terms Schedule

Thursday, December 7, 2017

UHS Students in Discover Program Get Hands Dirty

Image via Morgan Horell.

The Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Discover Program is getting students’ hands dirty at Longwood Gardens to prepare them for work and independent living.

Twice a week, in the fall and spring semesters, students go to the Gardens accompanied by their job coaches and work in a variety of departments, including Horticulture, Education, and Guest Services. Students have planted bulbs, organized supplies, and readied test tubes for our research team, among many other tasks.

Since September, Unionville High School students Jack Badeaux, Natalie Kramer, Brooke Ladd, and Rebecca Pancoast have been working with Longwood Horticulturist Darren Rutledge and his team on the preparation of a new light display for A Longwood Christmas.

Read more about the CCIU’s program from Longwood Gardens here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Students Make Top 64 in International Public Policy Forum

Speech Team Picture
Amit Pampati, Andrew Binder and David Kinane have made it into the Round of 64 of the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). High school students from teams representing 17 countries and 30 U.S. states participated in the preliminary round and Andrew, Amit and David were selected as one of the top 64 entries. From here, the trio will vie for a spot at the IPPF Finals, held in New York City, as well as the possibility to win up to $10,000. 
Congratulations on a phenomenal job! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Student Athletes Signing Day

Great news from Unionville High School.  We had 15 student-athletes recognized for their commitment to play at the collegiate level.  

Please use this link to view our list.