Thank you, Yorktown!

Voters Approve 2015-2016 Budget May 19, 2015

Unofficial Yorktown Central School District Vote Results:

Proposition No. 1:  

General Fund Budget

PASSED:   
YES:    640  
NO:     252

School Board Trustees reelected:

Jackie Carbone:    725
Christine Montero:  713

Ed Ciffone:  1 write-in vote

Please see the 2015-2016 Yorktown CSD budget website.


Mildred E. Strang Middle School Designated as National School of Character


National character education advocate Character.org recognized the Mildred E. Strang Middle School as one of 64 schools and 3 districts designated as  2015 National Schools of Character.  It is the only school in Westchester County to have received this honor, and is one of only six in New York to be so recognized.  Principal Linda Grimm declared, “We are so honored to be designated as a 2015 National School of Character.  This award acknowledges the values and culture our faculty, staff, administrators, students and families are proud to promote and maintain.”  The school also received recognition in April 2015 as a New York State School of Character by the Sage College.

The Schools of Character application process provides an opportunity for schools to receive feedback as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character education. The finalists underwent an intensive screening process that included site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact that their character related efforts had on academics, student behavior, and school culture. The 2015 application process was a collaborative effort facilitated by Mrs. Marie Horowitz, Assistant Principal and the MESMS Character Education Committee, consisting of more than 35 school faculty, administrative and community members.

Becky Sipos, Character.org’s President & CEO, stated, “Being designated a National School of Character recognizes the hard work that these schools put in to develop strong character education programs. They have created caring schools climates and prepare students to be future leaders who care about their communities. We are very proud of all today’s honorees.”

Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts from October 15-17, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit this link to learn more about the national award; visit this link to learn more about the state award.
See press release





Please see the BOE-adopted 2015-2016 Calendar-at-a-Glance.  Note that parent-teacher conference days and other school and community partner dates will be mapped in over the next few months and complete within the Google calendar(s) by August, as usual.

Continuously updated events from community partners

The entire community is welcome to attend all public Board of Education meetings.  

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda. 

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from May 11, 2015, are here. Each is annotated in conjunction with the agenda to make it viewer-friendly.  

The most current BOE meeting video is shown via YCSD-TV via FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18 at both 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily.


Attention Students!

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
In our continuous pursuit to increase communication between home and our school I have created a YHS Principal's Twitter account. Please "follow" me at @YHSDeGennaro for the most up to date information regarding our wonderful high school.

Please read the attached letter from Mr. DeGennaro regarding the "Assassination Game." Thank you.
Assassination Game 2015.doc

The 2015 "Mr. Yorktown" is Now Online and on TV!
See Cablevision channel 18 or Fios channel 27 at 10:00 PM


QUARTER 3 REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE PARENT PORTAL WITH HONOR ROLL DESIGNATION.



Click here to see the YHS Community Service website.

YHS News

ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE JUNE 2015 REGENTS AND LOCAL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES.
June2015RegentsExaminationSchedule(2).docx

LOCALFINALExamScheduleJune2015.docx


FOUR TICKETS PER FAMILY ARE ALLOTTED FOR GRADUATION.

SENIOR SCHOLARS NIGHT IS MAY 28, 2015 AT 7PM
The Top Decile of the class of 2015 will be honored at Senior Scholars Night this year.  Additionally, Seniors who have earned recognition for their Academic Excellence at Yorktown High School will be recognized. Seniors should check the National Honor Society Bulletin Board after May 11 for posting of invitees.  



NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT (NCLB)
Pursuant to the NCLB, the school district must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school students.  Parents wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of the above information to military recruiters and/or institutions of higher learning must sign the attached form and return to the Guidance/Counseling Center by May 8, 2015.

NCLB Letter2015.pdf


2015 SENIOR PROM:
The Yorktown High School Senior Prom is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Surf Club located on Davenport Road in New Rochelle, NY.  Attached please find a letter from Mr. DeGennaro as well as the prom permission slip.  Please note that in order to be admitted into the prom and to purchase tickets, the attached form must be filled out and signed by ALL STUDENT’S AND GUEST’S PARENT/GUARDIAN.  The cost of prom tickets are $100 per ticket.  Cash or checks are acceptable. Please note that checks can be made payable to "Yorktown Central School District". Please return the attached permission slip to Mrs. Franceschini in room 110 when purchasing your ticket(s) between 8:05 – 3:00 p.m. from May 5 to May 19. Also, if you were unable to attend the panel presentation on March 12, seniors planning to attend the prom are expected to view the video during their free period at school; it is required for the purchase of their prom tickets.  

PROM LETTER 2015.docx
PROM PERMISSION SLIP 2015.docx


Parents can see the 2015 Prom Panel video, below. Students planning to attend the prom are expected to view the video DURING THEIR FREE PERIOD AT SCHOOL.




ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

As per state guidelines and policy change, we have moved from a 4.0 grade point scale to a 100 point numerical scale. Beginning with the Class of 2016 (current juniors), we will be reporting to colleges using the new scale. Beginning with the recently concluded first marking period report cards, honor roll status is determined using this new scale. I encourage you to check the Parent Portal for an updated report card using this new system. Current senior transcripts will remain on the original 4.0 grade point scale.