Downingtown Area School District celebrates Indian Heritage

Parent volunteers help students and staff to experience traditional clothing of India Throughout the month of November, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) students and staff were treated to a smorgasbord of activities and events celebrating the unique culture and traditions of India. While the United States does not officially recognize Indian Heritage Month, the US Census reports that Upper...

Miss Pennsylvania visits Downingtown Area School District for World Kindness Day

Miss Pennsylvania, Alysa Bainbridge, and Springton Manor principal Robyn Spear discuss the importance of being kind with students. In celebration of World Kindness Day, Miss Pennsylvania, Alysa Bainbridge, visited Downingtown Area School District (DASD) on November 14 to discuss the importance of being kind to ourselves and others with elementary school students. At Springton Manor Elementary School,...

DASD Making Connections attends student and law enforcement symposium

Members of the DASD Making Connections program participate in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office’s Student and Law Enforcement Symposium. On October 27, members of the Downingtown Area School District (DASD) Making Connections program joined students from across the county for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office’s Student and Law Enforcement Symposium. Sponsored by...

DASD to hold job fair

You do not have to be an educator to work in education. Downingtown Area School District (DASD) will host a fall job fair for operational and instructional support staff positions on Thursday, November 3. Interested applicants can attend virtually through Zoom from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or in-person at the DASD District Office (540 Trestle Place, Downingtown) from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

DASD battles food insecurity with ‘Buddy Boxes’

Community Food Box at East Ward Elementary School provides nonperishable food items and toiletries donated by members of the community. Downingtown Area School District (DASD) recently partnered with It Takes A Village Community (ITAVC) of Chester County to help combat food insecurity within the DASD community.  Community food boxes have been installed at Beaver Creek Elementary School (601 West...

DASD facilities restores Holocaust Memorial at Downingtown West

DASD staff and community members gathered to plant flowers and contribute to the restoration of the district’s Holocaust Memorial Through its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) aims to provide a culture of inclusivity and empathy, fostering educational equity that can grow, flourish and reach beyond the DASD community. In May, DASD celebrated the...

DASD hosts Holocaust survivor’s talk, sharing his story

Holocaust survivor, Daniel Goldsmith, shares his incredible story of resilience, survival and healing On May 24 at 6:00 p.m., Downingtown Area School District (DASD) community members are invited to listen in as Holocaust survivor, Daniel Goldsmith, shares his incredible story of resilience, survival and healing in a community event like no other. DASD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission...

Downingtown Area School District invites community to an elementary construction Town Hall

Downingtown Area School District (DASD) invites all community members to participate in a Town Hall event on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at STEM Academy (335 Manor Ave. Downingtown, PA 19335) and will review the various elementary construction opportunities currently under board consideration. The evening will conclude with a moderated question-and-answer opportunity with...

DASD names O’Donnell as new Superintendent

Robert J. O’Donnell DOWNINGTOWN — The Downingtown Area School District (DASD) Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Robert O’Donnell as its next superintendent of schools, Monday. “Our community asked for a strong leader, a good listener and an experienced superintendent,” said LeeAnn Wisdom, president of the DASD Board of Directors. “The board wanted...

DASD details plans to celebrate Womens’ History Month

Downingtown Area School District (DASD) has great plans to celebrate Women’s History Month this March. On March 12, 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 officially designating March as Women’s History Month in the United States. Each year since its inception, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) chooses a powerful theme for Women’s History Month. As a way to recognize...