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2016-17 Calendar Adjustment

Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The York County School Division has made an adjustment to the 2016-17 calendar to address the school closings that took place this month. Monday, January 30, originally scheduled as a teacher workday, will now be a regular school day for all students. January 30 will be the first day of the second semester and will be an A day for secondary students. While the division was closed for three instructional days, only one make-up day will be scheduled. This adjustment was made after reviewing the past several school years, which were affected by inclement weather in late January, February and into March. When considering the options to make up days as we proceed through the school year, the division determined that a proactive approach would be most beneficial to our students. Read more



York County School Division Jan. 12 Status

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All schools and offices are scheduled to open on-time tomorrow, Thursday, January 12. As a reminder, tomorrow will be an A day for secondary students.Additionally, the YCSD Science Fair will take place as scheduled tomorrow night at the Grafton School Complex. Read more



York County School Division Closed - Jan. 11

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

All schools and offices, including practices and activities, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, due to persistently hazardous road conditions in residential areas. Essential personnel report as directed by supervisors. 12-month employees report on a 2-hour delay or use liberal leave. Read more



York County School Division Closed - Jan. 9 & 10

Posted on: Sunday, January 08, 2017

All York County School Division schools and offices will be closed Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10 for students and staff. Essential personnel will be notified by supervisors regarding work schedules. All practices/activities scheduled for Monday & Tuesday have been postponed, including the monthly School Board work session. Read more



Supporting Students

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Special education teachers at Magruder Elementary School found a way to keep students engaged during their winter break. The teachers created winter-themed magnets that they sent home with students in grades 3-5. The snowman magnet includes the websites for all the electronic educational services children have been using in class, and that they can also log into from home. Read more



Coding at Bethel Manor Elementary School

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kelly Prats, the library media specialist at Bethel Manor Elementary School (BMES), helped incorporate the Hour of Code global movement into school activities in December by teaching students some coding skills during their library time. The students used OZOBOTS as a way to incorporate STEMS in the learning process. Hour of Code is a global initiative designed tointroduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming during Computer Science EducationWeek (December 5-11). The largest learning event in history,the Hour of Code reaches over 100 million students in over 180 countries with activities available in over 45 languages. Read more



Toys for Tots Donations

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Schools throughout the York County School Division support numerous charitable organizations, and two schools have really jumped in to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. Grafton High School’s (GHS) math department collected enough toys to fill a truck and trailer, while third grade students at Magruder Elementary School (MES) raised money for the program by creating holiday goods to sell to their peers. The MES students learned about making goods, providing a service, and supply and demand while also learning how to help others. Read more



Yorktown Elementary School Gingerbread Exchange

Posted on: Friday, December 16, 2016

Yorktown Elementary School (YES) kindergartners in Lisa Coaty’s class are taking part in an exchange with a class of kindergartners in Alabama. The students created gingerbread men and wrote stories that they mailed to the class in Alabama with the help of the school secretary Tina Connell. YES students are now receiving gingerbread men and stories in return. Read more



Spreading Kindness and Warmth at Grafton High School

Posted on: Friday, December 16, 2016

The Grafton High School (GHS) Student Council Association (SCA) and National Honor Society (NHS) teamed up to purchase winter clothing for children in need this holiday season. Each student organization donated $300 then challenged the student body to donate a matching $300. As an incentive, Principal Royce Hart promised to play the role of Santa once students reached the additional donation goal. Not only did they reach their goal, they surpassed it and raised an additional $464. Students went shopping after school to purchase coats, gloves and additional clothing which will be given to 17 young children. Read more



Dare Elementary School Cultural Arts Assembly

Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2016

Dare Elementary School (DES) students were captivated by the storytelling duo of Sheila Arnold and Sarah Osburn Brady from Young Audiences -Arts for Learning-Virginia this week. They presented Civil Rights-Finding Your Voice, promoting a positive message of acceptance and solidarity while also teaching American history. Read more



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