The YCSD Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, January 26 has been rescheduled to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School cafeteria.  For the agenda, please click here.

Please see the full text of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano's Letter:  
Pride in Yorktown Schools, Staff and Students

January 23, 2015

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”

--Jacques Barzun

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I hope that all of you are well and staying warm during this very cold January.

I wonder if you would mind if I took you on a journey that began for me in 1974.  At that time, my fiancee (now my wife of thirty-nine years) and I began our teaching careers in the Bronx.  Newly degreed and in receipt of our provisional (initial) certification, we began what we believed to be the most important job in the world, teaching children to be competent, compassionate and caring citizens who would make a difference in their community.  Forty years later, this goal from 1974 has not changed...full text of letter...

YHS Bands Invite the Community to Attend Sixth Annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance and Concert 

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, the entire community is invited to enjoy live music and dancing at the high school gym at the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance, hosted by the Yorktown High School Concert Band, Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble.  Bring your friends and family for a night of dancing to live music; swing era attire is encouraged. There will be a dance lesson provided by professional swing dance instructors from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., and then all are invited to show off their new moves from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. for the dance and concert.  Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for adults.

"Hello, Dolly!" YHS musical tickets now available via this link

Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 7 @ 7:30 PM

YHS Student Senate Senior Citizens' Luncheon & Musical:
Sunday, March 8 @ 12:00 PM; Matinee @ 2:00 PM

Attention Parents:

The CPSE to CSE meeting scheduled for Monday, January 12 has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 29.  The meeting will be in the Annex (formerly Alternative HS).

Check out the Superintendent's Studio:  Fall Sports Roundup!
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The Yorktown Central School District is taking a proactive stance in maintaining a healthy school environment. The following procedures are being implemented to ward off potential colds and viruses.


Continuously updated events from community partners

Yorktown Central School District Named as Winner of Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award 

Director of Facilities Dennis Verboys, MESMS Principal Linda Grimm and MESMS teacher Darrell Nansen accept award on behalf of district

The Yorktown Central School District was recently named as a recipient of the first annual Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award for its Stormwater Management and Habitat Restoration at the Middle and High School Campus. This recognition, sponsored by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District, recognizes projects completed within the past three years which promote the conservation, management and restoration of soil and water resources. In improving water quality and controlling excessive stormwater runoff by applying best stormwater management practices and advocating this through public education and outreach. Students from the district’s middle and high school utilize the habitat as an outdoor classroom in sustainability and science education classes. Read complete release

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

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Thursday, January 29, 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 December 15, 2014, 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!

Please follow Mr. DeGennaro @yhsdegennaro for the most current information about YHS.

The REVISED Regents Exam schedule is as follows:

Thursday 8 AM
  • Algebra 2/Trigonometry (As originally scheduled)
  • Comprehensive English
  • Algebra I Common Core
  • Math RCT

Thursday 12 PM
  • Living Environment

Thursday 1:30 PM
  • Physical Setting/Earth Science Lab Practical

Friday 8 AM
  • Integrated Algebra
  • Global History & Geography

Advanced Placement American History Letter and Application

Attached please find the letter and application for the Advanced Placement American History class for the
2015-2016 school year.

Complete the attached application and return it to your teacher by Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

The writing sample will be given after school in the LGI (room 183) between 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 26.

2015 AP US History Letter and Application (2).docx

The last day to order yearbook ads is January 30, 2015

 Go to to create and order an ad. 

Click here to see the YHS Community Service website.

YHS News



On January 29, 2015, at 1:35 p.m., the English department will hold a meeting in the LGI (Room 183) for current English Regents students interested in applying for honors placement next year.  Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY for students interested in this program.  The requirements, materials, and deadlines for this process will be outlined at the meeting. 



Students interested in applying for AP Literature or SUPA must meet specific requirements including taking a qualifying multiple choice test and essay exam.  The dates for these assessments are February 6 and 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the LGI (Room 183).  Attendance is MANDATORY in order for students to qualify for the process.



There will be a MANDATORY informational meeting for all juniors interested in becoming members of the National Honor Society on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. in the LGI (Room 183).  If you think you have at least a 90 weighted GPA (As of the end of second quarter junior year) and 60 hours of community service, please attend.

Further information can be found on the NHS website.


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.

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.