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Students Exploring Solids

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

Students in Lisa McCarthy's third grade class at Mt. Vernon Elementary School created three dimensional solids using marshmallows and toothpicks. Students engaged in cooperative learning and conversation as they built square pyramids, cubes and other three dimensional figures. Read more Read more

YCSD Student Art Contest

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

The four winners of the School Board Office (SBO) Student Art Contest were revealed in a special ceremony on March 17. Nearly one hundred students from 15 schools entered the annual contest this year. Congratulations to Karmare Brownlee, fourth grade student at Bethel Manor Elementary School; Jukera Turnage, fourth grade student at Seaford Elementary; Jacob Turner, 11th grade student at Tabb High; and Katherine Wolinski, 11th grade student at York High. The students' artwork joins a permanent display of student artwork at the School Board Office. Read more Read more

READBoxes at Tabb Middle School

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

Library Media Specialist Nanci Diggs has brought READboxes to Tabb Middle School (TMS). A READbox is a crate of books specifically selected for a particular unit of study. The crate contains a mixture of nonfiction, fiction, graphic novels, novels in prose, and poetry. TMS teachers make a READbox request based on a unit of study and the crate remains in the classroom for the duration of the unit. The books are utilized for research in the classroom and provide silent reading material for students who want to learn more about lesson topics. Students can check out the book to take home. This is a reading across the curriculum tool that makes it easy to expand classroom lessons for curious students. Read more Read more

Grafton Middle School Student Wins International Competition

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

Kyle Hu, an eighth grade student at Grafton Middle School (GMS), recently participated in the Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark. The competition's goal is to make a serious contribution to Danish music life and encourage young pianists from all over the world. Each year, more than a hundred young musicians from around the world apply to become participants with only 40 being invited to perform in the competition. Kyle was one of only two American students invited to attend and was named the 1st place winner in his category, which featured pianists between the ages of 11 and 16. Read more Read more

Queens Lake Middle School Student Honored

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

Laura Rilee, an eighth grade student at Queens Lake Middle School (QLMS), has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Queens Lake staff nominated Laura for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. Read more Read more

Bruton High School Parking Lot Project

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring seems to have been delayed this year, but BrutonHigh School's parking lot will soon be much greener thanks to the commitment of a few students. Last spring, students in Darleen Hart’s AP English Language and Composition class researched ways tochange an environment and then created a plan in which to implement that change. Tyler Sakimura, AbbieMengeand JaelaWatkins collaborated on a design that would improve the aesthetics atBrutonHigh School (BHS). They found that clean schools and campuses improve the academic achievement of students. This week,that project came to life with the planting of four trees, onefor each grade level at the school, in the student parking lot. Each grade will be responsible for caring for their designated tree. Read more Read more

Preparing for Middle School

Posted on: Friday, March 17, 2017

With just three months left in the school year, fifth grades students are realizing that middle school is right around the corner. To help rising sixth graders prepare for their middle school journey, the counselors at Bethel Manor Elementary School and Tabb Middle School decided to host a Skype session. The Skype session allowed the middle school students to answer questions that rising sixth graders may have had about middle school. Read more Read more

Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on: Friday, March 17, 2017

Seventy-two York County School Division students participated in the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 11. Ten first place winners also qualified to participate in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair at Virginia Military Institute on March 25. We also want to congratulate York High School’s Suparnamaaya Prasad for advancing to the International Science and Engineering Fair in California. Read more Read more

Yorktown Elementary School Family Dog Pawty

Posted on: Friday, March 17, 2017

Yorktown Elementary School (YES) kindergarten, first, and second grade students and their families participated in a Dog Pawty in March. The event was hosted by the YES reading team. Participants enjoyed a hot dog dinner and then read their favorite books to certified therapy dogs. Families made homemade dog bones to donate to the SPCA and played dog-themed reading games during the event. Read more Read more

2017 Mt. Vernon Elementary School Spelling Bee

Posted on: Friday, March 17, 2017

With the winning word “Honolulu”, fifth grade student Eric Nguyen became the winner of the Mt. Vernon Elementary School (MVES) Annual Spelling Bee. Students participated in classroom competitions in February, and the classroom winner went on to compete in the school bee. Eric said that he spent over two hours every night studying the word list. Read more Read more

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