Dear Yorktown Community,

Yorktown High School is once again seeking accreditation from Middle States. In order to achieve this, we must complete a self-study and set goals for our schools. Please take this survey by November 1 to provide feedback on our school and to help us create goals. We appreciate your feedback!

YHS MUSIC BOOSTERS CITRUS SALE through 11/4!

Each year, the YHS Bands and Orchestras participate in regional music festivals. The sale of citrus helps fund students' participation as well as other special musical events. Oranges, pink grapefruit and a mix are available; $27 for a 20 pound box; $37 for a 40 pound box.  You can place an order with any YHS Band or Orchestra member, or by clicking here:

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertBand

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSStudioOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSWindEnsemble

Questions? Please email ntorrente@yorktown.org, or ekluga@yorktown.org. Thank you!

 

LINK to FLYER

 


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.

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YCSD 2014-2015 Google Calendar(s)
Most current!    

See video tutorial to help maximize use

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar PDF (36 pp)
Print calendars will be mailed to all households with students in schools by 8/30.

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance

Thanks to all who participated in the YCSD/SEPTA Fall Wellness event!

Continuously updated events from community partners

New York State's $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum

Vote on Bond (Proposal #3) is November 4, 2014

In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act to help ensure that students graduate with access to resources and development of skills they need to thrive now and in the future.


Specifically, if this proposal is passed, it would provide funding to allow school districts to: 1) expand and/or maintain technology infrastructure and increase access; 2) construct and modernize educational facilities; and 3) install improved security features in schools and campuses.


Should the Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum, Proposal #3, pass on November 4, 2014, the Yorktown Central School District will receive an allocation of over $1,400,000.00 in funding for these projects.  The projects undertaken with Smart Schools Grants would be fully state funded; there would be no required local financial contribution from the school district.


For more information, please see the proposition or visit the Governor's website. Please remember to vote November 4, 2014.



Please see the full text of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano's Letter

October 1, 2014

“Intelligence plus character:  that is the goal of true education.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dear Parents,

I hope that this letter finds you well and enjoying the start of the fall season.  As I write to you today, October begins and the late summer anxieties and adjustments that often accompany the start of any school year appear to be a distant memory. 


Each day as I visit our schools, it is apparent to me that the children are happy, learning and actively participating in their educational experiences.  Our fall sports season is well underway and at a recent volleyball game that I attended, our team prevailed with three straight wins over the Somers squad.  Whenever I attend a Yorktown event I am so proud of the motivation, persistence, determination and commitment that is always demonstrated by our students and staff.  It is exactly these qualities that our students live and portray that support their excellence in all undertakings...

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

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, November 3, 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 October 20, 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.


Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School Named as New York State Reward Schools

Based on significant student progress over the past three consecutive years on New York State assessments, Commissioner King and the Board of Regents have designated the Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School as Reward Schools, among 359 schools from across the state that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. See full release
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Attention Students!

Attention Parents

Parent-Teacher Conferences at YHS will be held on:

Date: Tuesday November 4, 2014

Time: 1 p.m.- 8 p.m.

To register to meet with a teacher, please email the teacher directly for an appointment time


Please take a moment to review the attached flyer regarding the dangers of Halloween.
Halloween_Flyer.pdf

THE WINTER FORMAL IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 NOT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5.

SAT AND ACT REVIEW COURSES:
The PTSA still has limited space available for the SAT review class that begins Wednesday, October 1st. 
 
The ACT classes begin on November 12 and there is space available.
 
If you are interested, please email Kate Nikisher at knorthnik@gmail.com and mail your form with payment as directed.
 
Forms are attached for your review.

2014FallSATReviewCourse.docx

2014FallACTReviewCourse.docx


Click here to see the YHS Community Service website.

YHS News



ATTENTION SENIORS!  Baby photos and Then&Now photos are due on Senior Yearbook Google Classroom by November 3. For more information on joining Google Classroom see the email sent to seniors on September 30 or contact Ms. Varotta or Mr. Moore for the code.

WINTER SPORTS PHYSICALS
Winter sports physicals are scheduled at YHS on the following dates:
Thursday, October 23 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, October 30 - 9:00 AM 0 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 6 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM