Monday, July 24, 2017

Dr. Juan Baughn formally appointed New Superintendent of Schools

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Baughn who was formally appointed the new Superintendent of Schools for the Chester Upland School District effective July 20, 2017. Dr. Baughn had been serving as Acting Superintendent since January of this year. He will be contracted through July 20, 2021. Read more HERE

Chester Children's Chorus Summer Events 2017

130 students joined us for the Chorus summer learning program. See everything they have accomplished in those six short weeks. Hear them sing, learn about their scientific experiments, check out their art and dance.

Widener University Announces New Robotics Engineering Major

Chester, Pa. – The School of Engineering at Widener University has announced a new undergraduate major – Robotics Engineering. Robotics engineering is an emerging discipline that crosses over a wide variety of industries and is on the cusp of impacting every aspect of the way we work and live. This will be the first undergraduate robotics engineering major in the region. Widener University is among a few pioneering institutions offering this major nationwide. More at

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chester Children's Chorus Summer Learning Program Open House

Come join the fun with the Chester Children's Chorus Summer Learning Program at Swarthmore College on Thursday, July 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy rehearsal and classes with some of our chorus members. Please register at:

Monday, July 3, 2017

André Café Acoustique: Unique Summer Concert on a Special Day

*Please note correction by André Café Acoustique 
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Friday, July 28 at 8pm - Keepers of the Flame formerly known as INFINITY
See them Here 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chester Football Programs pledge a united front

Charles Thompson (center-left), Chester Panthers Director and LaDontay Bell (center-right), Head Coach of Chester Clippers Football met with coaches from both teams to join forces to cultivate the youth in Chester. This meeting was to “bridge the gap” of Chester Football. They will work alongside each other to mentor, educate and coach youth football players. Chester Clippers and Chester Panthers placed the missing piece of the bridge by positioning Coach Dennis Shaw as the 14 and under Head Coach and feeder program for the Clippers. Their collaborative effort should strengthen the football programs. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Widener Partnership Charter School promotion ceremony

WPCS graduation photo and information provided by Mary Allen

Widener Partnership Charter School promotion ceremony for 40 eighth graders was held on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

The event was held in Alumni Auditorium at Widener University. The ceremony speaker was Bryant Greene, administrator of Always Best Care Senior Services. 
Bryant Greene
In addition, during the ceremony Dr. Shawn M. Fitzgerald, Widener professor and chair of the WPCS Board of Trustees, announced students who were promoted at the ceremony, and who later meet the criteria for admission to Widener University, will be eligible for grants of $25,000 per year for four years, to pursue their undergraduate educations full time at Widener.