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THS Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Posted on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A Tabb High student has achieved a rare accomplishment - she earned a perfect score on her college admissions test. Junior Paola Amadeo scored the highest possible ACT composite score - a 36. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. To put this in perspective, only around two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn this top score


Tidewater Regional Seaperch ROV Competition

Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2019

Hard work really does pay off!! Over the last two months, 20 Tabb Middle School budding engineers spent 20 hours working in six collaborative teams to design, build, and test an underwater robot and controller. These students participated in the Tidewater Regional Seaperch ROV competition in April and received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in 3 categories, including the overall Championship award.


YFPE School Bus Pull

Posted on: Monday, April 15, 2019

Twelve teams came out for the inaugural York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. School Bus Pull this Saturday - despite the soggy conditions. We thank those hearty souls for supporting this brand new fundraiser and truly flexing their muscles while they pulled for our schools! It was a very tight competition to see which team could pull a full-size school bus the fastest! Congratulations to Team "Tabb Wrestling" - the first place team with the fastest pull time of 16.75 seconds. Second place when to the Average Gregs, and the NautiBoyz brought home third place. We also want to thank the event sponsors - ITA International, LLC and Papa Murphy's.


YCSD After-school Activities Canceled - April 19

Posted on: Friday, April 19, 2019

All York County School Division after-school and evening activities, including athletics, are canceled Friday, April 19, due to the possibility of severe weather this evening. No changes have been made to weekend activity schedules at this time, though we will continue to monitor and evaluate conditions.


YCSD Teacher of the Year Announced

Posted on: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The York County School Division is proud to announce that Amanda Poe, a Grafton Middle School foreign language teacher, has been selected as the division’s Teacher of the Year. Amanda was one of three finalists for the honor and was surprised with the news by the Teacher of the Year prize patrol. The Teacher of the Year prize patrol, sponsored by TowneBank and the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., included Superintendent Dr. Victor Shandor, School Board member Jimmy Richardson, members of the division's Executive Leadership Team, education foundation representatives and Vice President of TowneBank Sandra Allen. As the division Teacher of the Year, Amanda is now a candidate for the regional Teacher of the Year. One of the eight regional honorees will be named the state Teacher of the Year in the fall.


SBO Art Contest

Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The winning artwork from the YCSD Student Art Contest was unveiled this afternoon. The contest is open to all division students, with winners being selected at the elementary and secondary levels. Congratulations to Kaitlynn Otoo-Annan, first grade student at Seaford Elementary School; Daliana Torres Mojer, fourth grade student at Bethel Manor Elementary School; Hannah Camarillo, 12th grade student at Tabb High School; Daizjah Whiting, 10th grade student at Bruton High School. The students' artwork join a permanent display of student artwork at the School Board Office.


TMS Battle of the Books Competitions

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tabb Middle School’s Battle of the Books team won first place in the county battle held at the York County Public Library, then went on to represent York County at the regional battle held at the Williamsburg Regional Library this past weekend. Out of the five teams competing within the region, Tabb Middle School came in second place.


YCSD School Level Teachers of the Year

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019

York County School Division administrators and members of the York Foundation for Public Education shared exciting news with three teachers as they announced division's school level teachers of the year. The Teacher of the Year prize patrol, sponsored by TowneBank and the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., included Superintendent Victor Shandor, members of the division's Executive Leadership Team, education foundation representatives and Vice President of TowneBank Sandra Allen. The group surprised each of the teachers: Stacey Herrick, Seaford Elementary School; Amanda Poe, Grafton Middle School; and Cara Townsend, Bruton High School. The three finalists, one for each level, were chosen from among the nineteen teachers named as their individual school’s teacher of the year. A selection panel comprising teachers and school administrators will interview the finalists before selecting the division teacher of the year.


YHS NASA HUNCH Program

Posted on: Friday, March 08, 2019

Congratulations to York High School students David Patterson, TyeScheidegger, Ngan Quach, and Andrew Stewart. These four YorkHigh School students have been invited to travel to Houston, Texas in April to present an engineering project to NASA engineers and astronauts as part of their participation in the NASA HUNCH Program. The HUNCH program partners NASA mentors with students around the country and challenges students with fabricatingreal-world products for NASA as they apply their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills as well as learning to work in teams and think creatively. Patterson and Scheidegger developed a clamp system for the ARED (advanced resistive exercise device), which is an exercise machine on the International Space Station (ISS) used to help keep astronauts healthy in the zero-g environment. Student teams were challenged to developa clip or bracket that can keep the lifting arm from floating around the station when the ARED is not in use. Quach and S


Tabb High School Modified Lockdown

Posted on: Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Shortly before noon today, Tabb High School reported receiving threatening phone calls. The calls were in relation to last week’s incident at Tabb High School which was captured on video and spread nationwide via social media. As a precaution, the school immediately initiated a modified lockdown. After-school activities were also canceled. We are working closely with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office as law enforcement investigates the phone calls. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office provided additional deputies at Tabb High today to assist in maintaining a safe and orderly environment in our school, and additional deputies will be onsite tomorrow as well, simply as a precaution and reassurance to families. As staff continue to work with law enforcement, we would like to ask our community’s assistance in this matter as well. Please use this as an opportunity to talk as a family about the importance of reporting concerns and the dangers of using social media to create or advance rumors


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