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Dare Elementary School Cultural Arts Assembly

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Dare Elementary School (DES) students were captivated by the storytelling duo of Sheila Arnold and Sarah Osburn Brady from Young Audiences -Arts for Learning-Virginia this week. They presented Civil Rights-Finding Your Voice, promoting a positive message of acceptance and solidarity while also teaching American history. Read more Read more



Grafton Middle School Students Study Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Grafton Middle School (GMS) sixth grade science classes took a field trip to Back Creek Park in Seaford recently to explore aspects of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. They kayaked and learned about water quality and abiotic factors that affect the health of the water, and then made observations of the wetland along the edges of the creek. They were also able to go crabbing off the dock using chicken legs. Students will use their experience to create posters and bookmarks with ways to “save the bay”. Read more Read more



Mt. Vernon Elementary School Hands-On Science

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Fourth grade students at Mt. Vernon Elementary School (MVES) had a terrific time conducting experiments and participating in exploration activities with the Hands-On Science program. Parent volunteers set up work stations for the students, who then led the instructional activities. Read more Read more



Bethel Manor Elementary School Is All About Those Books

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Members of Page Turners shared their favorite books with their fellow students at Bethel Manor Elementary School (BMES) during a recent visit. Page Turners is an after-school club for fourth and fifth grade students. Kelly Prats, the elementary school’s librarian, started the club to promote literacy and a love for reading. Students were engaged and looked forward to having great readers and great books in the classroom. Read more Read more



Theatre Performance at Seaford Elementary School

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

The Seaford Elementary School (SES) PTA arranged for Virginia Rep On Tour to perform for students this month. Formerly known as Theatre IV, Virginia Rep On Tour is a nonprofit, professional theatre located in Richmond that sends actors to schools across the state to perform familiar stories, historical narratives and holiday specials. SES students enjoyed the production Benjamin Franklin’s Kite, an education play designed to bring history and science curriculum to life by telling the 250-year-old story of Ben Franklin rendering scientists “thunderstruck” with his discovery that lightning held electricity. Read more Read more



Waller Mill Elementary School Christmas Parade Float

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Waller Mill Elementary School (WMES) participated in the 2016 Williamsburg Christmas parade for the first time this year. Fifth graders were invited to represent the school on their float which was decorated as The Night Before Christmas at Santa’s Workshop. The students performed the song "We are Santa's Elves" which provided the community with lots of smiles and laughs. The school’s head custodian, John Parrot, joined the fun as the head elf. Read more Read more



Stuff the Bus for Wes

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

The York High School (YHS) Stuff the Bus for Wes hit the roads on December 8. YHS students spent the morning collecting donations from other YCSD schools. Donations were collected at York High, Yorktown Middle, Yorktown Elementary, Dare Elementary, and Seaford Elementary schools. In the end, they collected enough donations to fill the entire bus. All the items donated will be delivered to CHKD, the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, on Monday, December 12. Parents of children being treated at the hospital will have a chance to go to the Ronald McDonald House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday toselect gifts for their children. YHS students launched the Stuff the Bus for Wes campaign in 2014 to support Wes Pak, a Seaford Elementary School student, who started his CHKD Toys for Tots Read more Read more



Yorktown Elementary School Fun Run

Posted on: Friday, December 02, 2016

The Yorktown Elementary School (YES) PTA sponsored a one-mile Fun Run in November. Families, students, staff and volunteers participated in the one mile run to raise funds that will be used by the YES PTA to support students, staff, and programs. It was a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and support the school while promoting healthy habits. Read more Read more



Dare Elementary School Writer's Workshop

Posted on: Friday, December 02, 2016

Second grade students at Dare Elementary School (DES) held a student author's celebration to share their Writer's Workshop personal narratives for their families. They have diligently been working to publish their writings for this special audience. Students have enjoyed their step by step writing journey and even prepared All About the Author pages about themselves. This activity truly helps students understand what it is like to be an author. Read more Read more



Bethel Manor Elementary School Parent University

Posted on: Friday, December 02, 2016

Fifth grade teachers sponsored a Parent University at Bethel Manor Elementary School (BMES) in November. Parents were introduced to the curriculum framework and pacing for the second nine week period of the 2016-17 school year. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to ask questions and become more familiar with the upcoming SOL's. Read more Read more



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