YCSDigest - May 16, 2023

Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

YCSDigest regarding Summer Programs, Tutoring Funds, Elementary Attendance Zones, Virginia Student Vaccination Requirements, Student Art Show, and Community Announcements Read more

VDOE K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants

Posted on: Monday, May 15, 2023

Virginia families can now apply for funds from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to help support the costs of tutoring and other similar services. K-12 Learning Acceleration grants of $1,500 are available to families of any public, private, parochial or home-school student in grades K-12 residing in Virginia, while qualifying families are eligible for $3,000. Read more

NHREC BUILD Hampton Roads Career Selection Day

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2023

More than 20 YCSD high school seniors were recognized as future ready graduates during the sixth annual New Horizons Regional Education Centers’ (NHREC) BUILD Hampton Roads Career Selection Day ceremony this week. The event, modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes committing to play sports in college, celebrates students entering the automotive, construction, advanced manufacturing and information/cybersecurity workforce directly after high school. Through their specialized career and technical training at NHREC, these graduating seniors have the opportunity to gain full-time employment with Hampton Roads employers in high demand and high wage-earning entry-level positions earning on average between $18 to $28 per hour plus full employer benefits. This year, 110 students from the six school divisions in the greater peninsula area signed on with 23 regional employers! Congratulations to all the students on their next steps! Read more

VDOE Superintendent of Public Instruction Visits YCSD School

Posted on: Monday, May 08, 2023

Dr. Lisa Coons, VDOE Superintendent of Public Instruction, visited classrooms at Magruder Elementary School this morning to kick of Teacher Appreciation Week. She had the opportunity to observe – and participate - as students took part in small group instruction, writing lessons, and STEM instruction in the school’s Makerspace. What better way to start your Monday then working with children? Read more

Tabb Elementary Kids Heart Challenge

Posted on: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Tabb Elementary School has been participating in a nationwide fundraiser for the American Heart Association since the year 2003. Tabb's participation in Kids Heart Challenge, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, was initiated by Bette Seymore, Physical Education teacher who retired from TES in 2012. Her tradition has been carried on by the current Physical Education Teacher, Ginny Sinclair. The 2022-23 school year marks Tabb Elementary's 21st year participating in the fundraiser, which focuses on teaching students about how to keep their healthy hearts healthy, and how they can help others whose hearts aren't as healthy as theirs. This was a record-breaking year for Tabb Elementary School. Students raised $28,303.49 and in doing so, ranked 3rd in the state of Virginia for the most money donated through the Kids Heart Challenge. This brings the school's 21 year total to over $290,000. Read more

YCSD Teacher Named Virginia Region II Teacher of the Year

Posted on: Monday, April 17, 2023

The York County School Division (YCSD) Teacher of the Year Craig Reynolds has been named the Virginia Region II Teacher of the Year. YCSD leaders were joined by VDOE staff in making the surprise announcement during a school assembly this afternoon. Reynolds, a fifth grade teacher at Magruder Elementary School, was selected from among the Teachers of the Year from 16 school divisions in the Hampton Roads area which comprise Region II. He joins seven other regional teachers of the year as finalists for the Virginia Teacher of the Year. The selection and announcement of the state honor is expected in May. The winner will go on to represent Virginia in the Council of Chief State School Officer’s National Teacher of the Year Program. There have been three previous national teachers of the year to hail from the Commonwealth. Read more

YCSDigest - April 13, 2023

Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2023

YCSDigest regarding 2023-24 School Calendar, Student Safety & Wellness, Teacher Appreciation, and Community Announcements Read more

YCSD Students Advance to PTA National Competition

Posted on: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Two York County School Division students earned first place honors at the state level of this year’s PTA Reflections program. The PTA Reflections contest is a national initiative founded in 1969 that encourages students to express themselves through the arts and be rewarded for their effort. The theme of this year's contest was "Show Your Voice!" Read more

Tabb High DECA Advances to International Competition

Posted on: Monday, April 10, 2023

Members of the Tabb High School DECA joined 3,500 high school business, finance, hospitality and marketing students at the annual association career development conference held in early March at Virginia Beach where they participated in their career pathway competitive event. Read more


Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2023

Last month, students in Engineering and Advanced Drawing & Design classes from Grafton High School went to NASA Langley Research Center to showcase their HUNCH Design & Prototype projects. HUNCH stands for High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware. Student teams have been working on designing and creating prototypes for HUNCH projects since the beginning of the school year. Read more

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