YCSDigest - May 5, 2022

Posted On: Thursday, May 05, 2022


2022-23 Transportation Request Form

Division staff will be developing bus routes and stops for the 2022-23 school year over the summer. In order for a bus route and stop to be assigned to a student for next school year, families must fill out a 2022-23 Transportation Request Form.

The form is now available in Rycor and will be available through Friday, May 27 for all returning students. If a form is not received, the student may not be assigned to a bus route at the beginning of the school year.

Summer Academy

The York County School Division is pleased to offer several Summer Academy classes and enrichment classes for Summer 2022. You can access the 2022 Summer Academy Program Catalog on the YCSD website. The catalog includes descriptions for each course / enrichment class (camp), enrollment information, and specific dates / times for the different offerings.

If your student is interested in attending, please keep the following dates in mind:

  • High School Original Credit (virtual): June 20 – July 27
  • High School Credit Recovery (virtual): June 27 – July 27
  • Middle and Elementary School Summer Academy (in-person): June 27 – July 27
  • Summer Enrichment Camps (in-person & virtual opportunities): Dates vary from July 5 – July 27. Camps may run from one to three weeks

Students in original credit courses need to be enrolled and present on the first day, June 20.

CES Teacher Receives National Award

Taylor Goodson, a third grade teacher at Coventry Elementary, is now a member of an elite group of educators nationwide. Wednesday afternoon, she was named a Milken Educator during what she, her fellow teachers, and students thought was just a Teacher Appreciation Week assembly.

During the assembly, students helped share the surprise, which includes a $25,000 cash award. Additionally, as a Milken Educator, Taylor will join a network of nearly 3,000 teachers, principals and specialists from around the country who she will be able to meet during an all-expenses paid event in Los Angeles this summer.

The Milken Educator Awards is considered the “Oscars of Teaching” and is intended to recognize excellence in education and inspire a passion to join the teaching profession. According to the Milken Family Foundation, the criteria for selecting an awardee include:

  • Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective and innovative instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school;
  • Exemplary educational accomplishments and leadership beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession; and
  • Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.

“Taylor Goodson is truly deserving of this recognition from the Milken Family Foundation,” shared Dr. Shandor, division superintendent. “She exemplifies the standards of excellence for which our schools and staff are well known. The joy and passion she brings to teaching are evident to her colleagues, students and families.”

Pitch Night

Mark your calendars to come out to York High on Wednesday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The division is hosting its first ever shark tank style Pitch Night. This dynamic event will feature high school entrepreneurship teams presenting their startup business before a panel of judges. The winning student team will receive funding to support their business development and marketing plans. Elementary and middle school entrepreneurship students will also host a pop-up market that evening. The entire event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

THS Rocket League State Champions

The THS Varsity Rocket League team just won their third Esports state championship! Since its founding in 2020, the team has an undefeated regular season match record with over 40 victories against schools across Virginia. Congratulations to team members Preston Short, Caden Jacobsen, Josh Diaz, Tyler Shaffer, and Tai Nishikawa!

Esports is a growing form of competition using video games. The Virginia High School League (VHSL) sponsored the creation of high school Esports programs to promote student connections and provide an avenue for talented players to seek scholarships to compete at the collegiate level.

Community Announcements

The York County School Division offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to share information with students and parents regarding educational/enrichment activities, events and opportunities, which are either available to YCSD students or support division programs. These flyers are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the York County School Division or the schools, but are made available as a community service for our families.

Community announcements can also be found on the division website and each school's website.

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