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School Board Member Resignation and Vacancy Announcement

Posted on: Wednesday, February 06, 2019

York County School Board member Michael Anderson has announced that he will resign from the School Board, and will not seek re-election, due to increased work responsibilities associated with a recent promotion. His resignation will be effective today, Wednesday, February 6. The County School Board of York County, Virginia is now soliciting letters of interest and resumes from persons who wish to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Board for District 2. The appointment will be for an interim period, beginning once the new board member is sworn in and continuing through the November election process.

YCSD Instructional Material Review

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The York County School Division is currently conducting an Instructional Material Review (IMR) process for K-12 History/ Social Science. AP Physics, and American Sign Language II. All textbooks, teacher resources, student materials and electronic materials are reviewed and adopted through this process. Materials that correlate highly with the Virginia Standards of Learning, YSCD curriculum, and The College Board were targeted for the review process. At this time, parents and community stakeholders are invited to review, and provide feedback, on the materials recommended for adoption. The public preview day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the YCSD School Board Office in conference rooms A & B.

Semester Exam Review Forums

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019

The York County School Division is hosting four parent forums in February to discuss proposed changes to student assessments, specifically midterm and final exams, in high school credit courses. Over the last year, the division has gathered stakeholder feedback regarding current exam practices. Teacher, student and parent feedback on midterm exams was gathered through an online survey in the spring of 2018. High school teachers have also conducted additional reviews and discussions on both midterm and final exams. As a result of this extensive review, division and school staff have recommended moving from semester exams to quarterly assessments beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The parent forums are being held to share the new assessment strategy and collect additional feedback for the development of the new assessment plan.

EngagedIN YCSD

Posted on: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The York County School Division is launching a new program designed to strengthen our business and community partnerships in the areas of career awareness, exploration, and preparedness. The EngagedIN YCSD program aims to connect interested parents, community members and businesses with schools to share their career experiences and expertise with students. EngagedIN volunteers will help students understand the connection between school and real-world work and careers. There are multiple ways for individuals (working or retired) and businesses to help YCSD students make these Career Connections. To become involved, simply complete the EngagedIN registration form to provide your contact information, career field info, engagement interests, and availability. If you know someone who you think can help support the EngagedIN program, please feel free to share.

GMS Principal Appointed

Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The York County School Division is pleased to announce that Tianna Anthony has been approved by the School Board to serve as principal of Grafton Middle School beginning January 2. She will replace Paul Rice as he assumes his new duties as principal at Tabb High. Prior to joining the York County School Division in 2015, she worked in Hampton City Schools as a middle school teacher in both language arts and history. She has also served as a summer academy principal in both York County and Hampton. Mrs. Anthony earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hampton University and her master’s degree in EducationalLeadership from Old Dominion University.

YCSD Schools & Offices Two-Hour Delay - Dec. 11

Posted on: Monday, December 10, 2018

All York County School Division schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 for all students and staff. This will be an A day for high schools and middle schools.

YCSD Schools & Offices Closed - Dec. 10, 2018

Posted on: Monday, December 10, 2018

All YCSD schools and offices will be closed today, Monday, December 10, 2018 for students and staff as road conditions in several portions of the county remain hazardous this morning. All activities and after-school events are also canceled. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisor. While we understand that some portions of our county were not impacted by the snow, a significant number of students and staff live in the affected areas. Safety is our number one priority. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

YCSD Schools & Offices Two-Hour Delay - Dec. 10

Posted on: Sunday, December 09, 2018

All YCSD schools and offices are now scheduled to open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Monday, December 10, 2018, due to weather conditions in several portions of the county. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisor. Our staff will be assessing the conditions throughout the night and morning. Should conditions warrant school closings in the morning, that announcement will be made no later than 6:30 a.m.

United Way School Kindness Week

Posted on: Friday, December 07, 2018

TheUnited Way of the Virginia Peninsula challenged school divisions acrossHampton Roads to celebrate KINDNESS during the week of November 12-16. YCSDstaff and students embraced this challenge, with special theme days and Coinsfor Kindness Bucket fundraisers.

TMS Wins Award at State FLL Competition

Posted on: Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Tabb Middle School Robotics team has had an exciting few weeks! On November 10, they were awarded first place overall champions at the FIRST Lego League Regional Competition. The TMS students went on to compete at the Virginia-DC State tournament held at James Madison University this past weekend with over 100 teams, 35 at the middle school level. Tabb Middle received the First Place Award in Core Values, one of four awards given by FIRST. This recognition seeks a balanced emphasis on all aspects of FIRST LEGO League in addition to the integration of teamwork and gracious professionalism. "The TMS Robotics team is grateful for the generous financial support from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, US Falcon, the York County School Division and the Tabb Middle School PTA," shared principal Heather Young.

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