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Grafton Bethel Elementary School Digital Breakout: Asteroid Collision

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

Breakout activities are engaging students across the division. Fifth graders in Lynn Morris’ class at Grafton Bethel Elementary School (GBES) participated in the Asteroid Collision digital breakout. Students worked together to solve four locks in 45 minutes to save the space station from impending doom. In the quest to save themselves, they had to solve multistep math problems to find the digital lock, decode a directional lock, use logic to solve the color lock, and use reading skills to discover the word lock. Students were very excited to save the space station. It was an awesome lesson. Read more Read more

YCSD Divisionwide PowderPuff

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The York High School Class of 2018 hosted the annual county powderpuff football tournament and fundraising event on Friday, May 12. Despite the rain, many came out to enjoy the festival activities, organized by the school’s Leadership class, prior to the flag football games and cheer competitions. At the end of the night, Bruton High School walked away with a clean sweep, taking home both the football trophy and the cheer spirit stick. The event raised more than $1,200 for local charities which were selected by each high school. Read more Read more

Yorktown Elementary School Accepts Donation

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

During an assembly to kick off a school-wide read of Lemonade Wars, members of the York Republican Women made a generous donation to Yorktown Elementary School (YES). The funds will allow select students to choose books that will be placed in their home libraries and support life-long literacy. Mrs. Sheila Noll, York County Board of Supervisors Chair, Mrs. Cindy Kirschke, YCSD School Board District 2 Representative, Mrs. Pat Barker, and Mrs. Mary Moore presented the donation to YES reading specialists and students. Read more Read more

Tabb Middle School Student Wins Essay Contest

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Tabb Middle School student Mason Wagner was recently named the first place, eighth grade winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics- Hampton Roads Section (AIAA-HRS) Middle School Essay Contest. Mason was recognized for his achievement at an awards banquet on May 9 at NASA Langley Research Center. In addition to a $300 monetary award, Mason's entry will be forwarded to the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee for additional judging. Read more Read more

York High School Student Earns National Recognition

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Emma Reilly, a York High School (YHS) freshman, recently received an Award of Merit from the National PTA as part of the organization’s 2016-17 Reflections Art Program. Emma had previously earned first place at the district and state level in the category of Literature. Read more Read more

YCSD Administrative Appointments

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

The York County School Division is pleased to announce two administrative appointments for the 2017-18 school year: Dr. Aaron Butler has been named as the new director of School Administration, beginning July 1. Aaron started his career as a socialstudies teacher and was previously an assistant principal in the York County School Division at BrutonHigh School and Yorktown Middle School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his graduate degrees from the College of William & Mary. He is currently the supervisor of Student Services in Williamsburg-James City County, overseeing student discipline matters and student-related Title IX investigations among other duties. During his tenure, he wrote and supervised a state grant for implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and was the Virginia Department of Education’s 2016 Trailblazer Award recipient. Read more Read more

YCSD Honors Staff

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 York County School Division (YCSD) Employee Recognition Program recipients! Amy Hunter, a health teacher at Grafton High School, was honored with the Spirit of Education Award. This award recognizes employees who have made aparticularly meaningful contribution to the school and/or community that goes well beyond normal duties, expectations and responsibilities. She and Master Deputy Jeff Charville, the school’s SRO, were recognized for their exceptional actions earlier this year when faced with a classroom crisis, took immediate action and worked together to save a student’s life. The Superintendent’s Award recognizes employees who have made a particularlymeaningful contribution to furthering the school division’s mission statement. ChrissyWagner, coordinator of Language Arts & Social Studies - Grades K-5, brings passion, professionalism and commitment to her job each and every day. Read more Read more

STEM Teacher of the Year

Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2017

Yorktown Middle School’s (YMS) Drew Maloney has been selected by the Langley AFA chapter as the middle school STEM Teacher of the Year. Maloney is also the Teacher of the Year for YMS. The program recognizes classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. Maloney will be honored at a luncheon in May. Read more Read more

Yorktown Middle School Student Wins County Essay Contest

Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2017

Yorktown Middle School (YMS) seventh grader, Akira Durham, is the winner of York County’s “If I were County Administrator” essay contest sponsored by the York County Public Library this month. The contest, open to all York County middle school students, asked the question: "What would you do as County Administrator to keep York County a great place to live?” The submissions were then read and judged by York County Administrator Neil Morgan who selected Akira as the winner and recipient of a $50 Amazon gift card. In his essay, Akira wrote, “I would want to make our county as safe as it could possibly be, as clean as it could be and make York County very well educated to create an ideal environment for friendship, teamwork and communication, which will lead to a successful county that runs well.” Read more Read more

Honoring Service Members

Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2017

Students and staff throughout the York County School Division have spent the month of April honoring our Armed Forces in recognition of the Month of the Military Child, celebrated every April. Students and staff divisionwide joined in the “Purple Up” campaign and wore purple on April 21. Waller Mill Elementary School also started the day by having a student play “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the morning announcements. Students at Bethel Manor Elementary School dressed up like their parents by wearing military gear. Yorktown Elementary School hosted a parade to honor military students and their families. Active duty and veteran parents joined their children in a parade through the halls of the school on Thursday, April 27. Students and staff members cheered to show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of military-connected families. More than 300 students and their families were recognized during the parade. Read more Read more

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