STEM and Mad Science Day at YES

Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2016

Yorktown Elementary School (YES) students and staff recently participated in schoolwide STEM. Activities that align with grade level SOLs were selected to increase student understanding of the engineering design process, reinforce content, and promote collaboration. Kindergarteners constructed geometric shapes with candy corn and tooth picks. First graders created webs to see how high they could get Spiderman to bounce from the web when dropped from a specified height. Second graders created different shaped sails and tested which sail made model cars travel the farthest. Third graders created cantilever structures. Fourth graders made dragon racers and measured to see which vehicle went the furthest distance. Fifth graders designed lung capacity devices to test their lung capacity and Read more

THS Tiger Times VHSL Award

Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2016

Tabb High School Tiger Times staff recently attended the Virginia High School League Media Championship Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Students attended a lecture series designed to encourage and enhance their writing skills. The Tabb High newspaper staff, sponsored by Teresa Freyberger, took first place recognition for their print edition of the Tiger Times. The first place standing is based on last year's printed student newspaper. Read more

MES Rocks the Vote

Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2016

Election Day may still be more than two weeks away, but students at Magruder Elementary School (MES) have already voted - for spirit day themes. Students voted for the days that they would like to have on the spirit week calendar celebrating Bully Prevention Month. SCA representatives manned the polling site, collecting ballots and handing out “you voted” stickers and bully prevention bracelets. Read more

YCSD Students Participate in Yorktown Days

Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2016

Students from multiple York County School Division schools participated in the ceremonies and festivities of Yorktown Day in celebration of the 235th anniversary of Cornwallis' surrender during the Revolutionary War. Bands and other student groups took part in the parade while Yorktown Middle School students performed the national anthem. In addition, students who placed among the top three entries for their level in the National Park Service's centennial anniversary art competition were invited to see their artwork on display at the Yorktown Victory Center. Read more

Homecoming Hype

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

York High School cheerleaders and football players greeted Yorktown Elementary students as they entered the building to create excitement about their upcoming homecoming game. The high school students greeted the school on the morning show and then visited each classroom to encourage students to always do their best and work hard in school. Each class received a personal invitation to attend the homecoming game on Friday night. Read more

Fire Safety

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

Elementary school students across the division have been learning about fire safety from the experts as we recognize Fire Prevention Week. Fire trucks and personnel have visited various schools to demonstrate their gear and safety equipment. Students have learned to never hide from firefighters when they enter a home as well as how to Stop, Drop & Roll. YCSD thanks our first responders for all they do for our community. Read more

Scientific Investigation

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

After watching a commercial about a ketchup brand that claimed to be the thickest, students worked in cooperative groups to design their own experiment that tested the viscosity of three different brands of ketchup. Read more

BMES Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

Students from Bethel Manor Elementary School (BMES) are exhibiting the true meaning of kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) group promotes kindness throughout the corridors of the school. For the next four weeks students will have the opportunity to spread kindness. One of their first acts? The students decided to give a cupcake to the kindergarten and first grade teachers and para-educators. Read more

QLMS Art Awards

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

Queens Lake Middle School students displayed their artwork in a juried competition during An Occasion for the Arts, an annual celebration of visual and performing arts, in Williamsburg this month. Queens Lake won first place for Youth Art and honorable mention awards went to Peter Dang, Taylor Mullins-Davis and Jason Shen. The award for middle school "Best in Show" was awarded to eighth grader Kaileigh Rivers for her self-portrait in charcoal. Congratulations Queens Lake Middle School artists! Read more

Seaford Monarchs in First Grade

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2016

First graders at Seaford Elementary School spent the first quarter learning about Monarch butterflies. Sabrina Phan’s class had hands-on experience with the life cycle of the butterflies, as they got to watch eggs hatch and the caterpillars grow and become beautiful Monarchs. The children even helped tag and feed more than 20 Monarchs. The students loved watching the daily changes in the classroom. The love of Monarchs has transferred over into daily student writing, reading, and some have even found their own caterpillars to watch go through the life cycle. They have become lifelong Monarch lovers! Read more

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