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Mt. Vernon Elementary School Students Dig into Lunch Chats

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017

The Mt. Vernon Elementary School (MVES) cafeteria manager, Robin Ramsey, makes a habit on visiting with students during the lunch block. She likes to talk to them about what they are eating and encourages them to try healthy new options. The students enjoy talking to "Miss Robin" and being able to give their feedback about the lunch options. Read more Read more

Bruton High School Student Teachers

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017

Students enrolled in the Governor’s School of Health Science at Bruton High School (BHS) took their learning on the road to help educate students at Waller Mill Elementary School. The BHS students selected health-related topics, such as home safety, dental hygiene, germ control and first aid. Each student reviewed teaching strategies and elementary SOL’s, and then devised lesson plans to deliver. The Bruton students not only discovered how rewarding and complex teaching can be, but truly enjoyed interacting with the elementary students. Read more Read more

Yorktown Elementary School Stock Market Champions

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017

Yorktown Elementary School (YES) students know their stocks. A team of students in Kirsten McLeod’s was recently named the top elementary team in the statewide Stock Market Game (SMG) fall 2016 competition. Not only did they outperform all the elementary teams across Virginia, they ranked 16th of the 784 teams representing elementary, middle and high schools in the state. The students and Ms. McLeod will be recognized at the annual SMG Luncheon/Awards program held in Richmond in May. Read more Read more

ACT-SO Honorees

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017

On Monday, January 16, high school students from around the area were honored at the ACT-SO Breakfast in Williamsburg. Among the honorees were 19 students from each of York County School Division’s five high schools. The annual event honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the high academic and cultural achievement of minority students. Read more Read more

YCSD Science Fair

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017

The annual York County Science & Engineering Fair took place at the Grafton School Complex on January 12. More than 280 students from across York County secondary schools competed in 17 categories. First, second, and third place winners are invited to apply to participate in the regional Tidewater Science Fair held at Old Dominion University in March. Professional scientists and engineers from throughout the community volunteered their time to evaluate our students’ work. Over $1,000, in cash prizes and special awards, was awarded during the ceremony. Read more Read more

2016-17 Calendar Adjustment

Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The York County School Division has made an adjustment to the 2016-17 calendar to address the school closings that took place this month. Monday, January 30, originally scheduled as a teacher workday, will now be a regular school day for all students. January 30 will be the first day of the second semester and will be an A day for secondary students. While the division was closed for three instructional days, only one make-up day will be scheduled. This adjustment was made after reviewing the past several school years, which were affected by inclement weather in late January, February and into March. When considering the options to make up days as we proceed through the school year, the division determined that a proactive approach would be most beneficial to our students. Read more Read more

York County School Division Jan. 12 Status

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All schools and offices are scheduled to open on-time tomorrow, Thursday, January 12. As a reminder, tomorrow will be an A day for secondary students.Additionally, the YCSD Science Fair will take place as scheduled tomorrow night at the Grafton School Complex. Read more Read more

York County School Division Closed - Jan. 11

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

All schools and offices, including practices and activities, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, due to persistently hazardous road conditions in residential areas. Essential personnel report as directed by supervisors. 12-month employees report on a 2-hour delay or use liberal leave. Read more Read more

York County School Division Closed - Jan. 9 & 10

Posted on: Sunday, January 08, 2017

All York County School Division schools and offices will be closed Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10 for students and staff. Essential personnel will be notified by supervisors regarding work schedules. All practices/activities scheduled for Monday & Tuesday have been postponed, including the monthly School Board work session. Read more Read more

Supporting Students

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Special education teachers at Magruder Elementary School found a way to keep students engaged during their winter break. The teachers created winter-themed magnets that they sent home with students in grades 3-5. The snowman magnet includes the websites for all the electronic educational services children have been using in class, and that they can also log into from home. Read more Read more

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