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Schools Team Up for Fun Run

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The Yorktown Elementary School Girls On The Run and Yorktown Middle School Heart and Sole programs completed a fun run together recently. This was a wonderful experience to have the two teams meet and work together to complete the run in preparation for their upcoming 5K on May 21, 2017 at Virginia Wesleyan College. Girls On The Run (grades 3-5) and Heart and Sole (grades 6-8) are both curriculum-based programs that incorporate running into the lessons as well as fostering relationships between the girls on the team. Read more



ODU Regional Stock Market Game Winners

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The results for ODU Regional Stock Market games from fall 2016, spring 2017, and year-long 2016-17 have been announced. Dare Elementary had two teams, led by Candace Holzman, that placed 1st and 2nd in the region for the year-long game. The 1st place team also finishing 4th in the state. The Yorktown Elementary team, led by Kirsten McLeod, placed 2nd in the region for fall 2016. Finally, two teams from Tabb High School, led by Gordon Chai, placed 1st and 3rd in the region for the spring 2017 game. Congratulations to these YCSD students and teachers! Read more



Grafton Bethel Elementary School Digital Breakout: Asteroid Collision

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

Breakout activities are engaging students across the division. Fifth graders in Lynn Morris’ class at Grafton Bethel Elementary School (GBES) participated in the Asteroid Collision digital breakout. Students worked together to solve four locks in 45 minutes to save the space station from impending doom. In the quest to save themselves, they had to solve multistep math problems to find the digital lock, decode a directional lock, use logic to solve the color lock, and use reading skills to discover the word lock. Students were very excited to save the space station. It was an awesome lesson. Read more



YCSD Divisionwide PowderPuff

Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2017

The York High School Class of 2018 hosted the annual county powderpuff football tournament and fundraising event on Friday, May 12. Despite the rain, many came out to enjoy the festival activities, organized by the school’s Leadership class, prior to the flag football games and cheer competitions. At the end of the night, Bruton High School walked away with a clean sweep, taking home both the football trophy and the cheer spirit stick. The event raised more than $1,200 for local charities which were selected by each high school. Read more



Yorktown Elementary School Accepts Donation

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

During an assembly to kick off a school-wide read of Lemonade Wars, members of the York Republican Women made a generous donation to Yorktown Elementary School (YES). The funds will allow select students to choose books that will be placed in their home libraries and support life-long literacy. Mrs. Sheila Noll, York County Board of Supervisors Chair, Mrs. Cindy Kirschke, YCSD School Board District 2 Representative, Mrs. Pat Barker, and Mrs. Mary Moore presented the donation to YES reading specialists and students. Read more



Tabb Middle School Student Wins Essay Contest

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Tabb Middle School student Mason Wagner was recently named the first place, eighth grade winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics- Hampton Roads Section (AIAA-HRS) Middle School Essay Contest. Mason was recognized for his achievement at an awards banquet on May 9 at NASA Langley Research Center. In addition to a $300 monetary award, Mason's entry will be forwarded to the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee for additional judging. Read more



York High School Student Earns National Recognition

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Emma Reilly, a York High School (YHS) freshman, recently received an Award of Merit from the National PTA as part of the organization’s 2016-17 Reflections Art Program. Emma had previously earned first place at the district and state level in the category of Literature. Read more



YCSD Administrative Appointments

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

The York County School Division is pleased to announce two administrative appointments for the 2017-18 school year: Dr. Aaron Butler has been named as the new director of School Administration, beginning July 1. Aaron started his career as a socialstudies teacher and was previously an assistant principal in the York County School Division at BrutonHigh School and Yorktown Middle School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his graduate degrees from the College of William & Mary. He is currently the supervisor of Student Services in Williamsburg-James City County, overseeing student discipline matters and student-related Title IX investigations among other duties. During his tenure, he wrote and supervised a state grant for implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and was the Virginia Department of Education’s 2016 Trailblazer Award recipient. Read more



YCSD Honors Staff

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 York County School Division (YCSD) Employee Recognition Program recipients! Amy Hunter, a health teacher at Grafton High School, was honored with the Spirit of Education Award. This award recognizes employees who have made aparticularly meaningful contribution to the school and/or community that goes well beyond normal duties, expectations and responsibilities. She and Master Deputy Jeff Charville, the school’s SRO, were recognized for their exceptional actions earlier this year when faced with a classroom crisis, took immediate action and worked together to save a student’s life. The Superintendent’s Award recognizes employees who have made a particularlymeaningful contribution to furthering the school division’s mission statement. ChrissyWagner, coordinator of Language Arts & Social Studies - Grades K-5, brings passion, professionalism and commitment to her job each and every day. Read more



STEM Teacher of the Year

Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2017

Yorktown Middle School’s (YMS) Drew Maloney has been selected by the Langley AFA chapter as the middle school STEM Teacher of the Year. Maloney is also the Teacher of the Year for YMS. The program recognizes classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. Maloney will be honored at a luncheon in May. Read more



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