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2017 Graduation Information

Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2017

The York County School Division (YCSD) is pleased to announce that the York County Video Services Department will broadcast the 2017 graduation ceremonies, held at Kaplan Arena at the College of William & Mary, live online on the division’s YouTube channel. All graduation ceremonies will also be rebroadcast for a limited time on YCSD-TV, Cox Cable channel 47 and Verizon channel 39. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Combined, these students have been awarded more than $20 million in scholarships! Additional details provided by each school about this year’s graduating class, including profiles of the valedictorians and salutatorians, are available on the division website. Read more Read more

Fourth Grade Knowledge Bowl

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

Grafton Bethel Elementary School’s fourth grade Knowledge Bowl was a fun learning success! More than 115 students rotated through multiple learning stations in the gymnasium to review and relearn Virginia’s many historical and geographical facts. Teachers got into the spirit by dressing in a variety of 19th century attire. At the quilting center, students learned to thread a needle and sew their own pocket purse, while understanding how quilts were utilized as an important part of the Underground Railroad. Additionally, the students had a hand in making quilts that will be donated to the York County Foster Program. In another station, students covered large laminated maps with five colors of dough depicting Virginia’s five regions. Student groups worked together to label the industries, agricultural products, and natural resources found in each region. One of the highlights of the nights was the Deal or No Deal activity. It was a riveting, loud game where students excitedly answered qu Read more Read more

Schools Team Up for Fun Run

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The Yorktown Elementary School Girls On The Run and Yorktown Middle School Heart and Sole programs completed a fun run together recently. This was a wonderful experience to have the two teams meet and work together to complete the run in preparation for their upcoming 5K on May 21, 2017 at Virginia Wesleyan College. Girls On The Run (grades 3-5) and Heart and Sole (grades 6-8) are both curriculum-based programs that incorporate running into the lessons as well as fostering relationships between the girls on the team. Read more Read more

ODU Regional Stock Market Game Winners

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The results for ODU Regional Stock Market games from fall 2016, spring 2017, and year-long 2016-17 have been announced. Dare Elementary had two teams, led by Candace Holzman, that placed 1st and 2nd in the region for the year-long game. The 1st place team also finishing 4th in the state. The Yorktown Elementary team, led by Kirsten McLeod, placed 2nd in the region for fall 2016. Finally, two teams from Tabb High School, led by Gordon Chai, placed 1st and 3rd in the region for the spring 2017 game. Congratulations to these YCSD students and teachers! Read more Read more

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

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