The new YHS tradition continues!
On Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 pm in the YHS Gym, the YHS varsity basketball team will play the YHS faculty in the senior class' Second Annual Student vs Faculty Game. Admission at the door is $5 and includes great raffles and prizes.

Important Announcements from Dr. Napolitano

January 29, 2015 letter re important dates, weather make-up days 

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


"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

Please see press release


Check out the Superintendent's Studio:  Fall Sports Roundup!
Click here for full-screen version


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.

Read more...



Continuously updated events from community partners

Save the Date:  April 11, 2015

Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education Dinner Dance/Casino Night (see link)

Each year the Foundation honors those who personify excellence. All are welcome to honor five outstanding educators in our district, one from each school. Collectively they are smart, engaged, invested and creative:


2015 Honorees:

Emily Kluga from YHS
Elizabeth WP from MESMS
Jeff Whalen from Crompond
Camille Luongo from Brookside
Antonella Dable from Mohansic


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 Monday, March 9, 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 February 23, 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.

QUARTER 2 REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE PARENT PORTAL WITH HONOR ROLL DESIGNATION.

Spring Parking for Seniors with Parking Permits begins on Monday, February 2

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




Click here to see the YHS Community Service website.

YHS News

ATTENTION JUNIORS:

ATTACHED ARE THE MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE BIG BUDDY PROGRAM.  ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BOX LOCATED IN THE MAIN OFFICE NO LATER THAN 2:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4.  ABSOLUTELY NO MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 2:00 PM ON MARCH 4.

Big Buddies Letter and Application.docx

INFORMATION REGARDING ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS:
Please read the attached letter regarding the Advanced Placement Exams.

APLetter2015.docx

SAVE THE DATE...

The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc, the YHS PTSA, and Yorktown High School present:

What Seniors and Their Parents Should Know About 
Prom, Parties, and Potential Problems

Thursday, March 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
YHS AUDITORIUM

Registration begins at 6:30 PM

*Mandatory for seniors attending the senior prom*

*Seniors must bring a parent*

A Panel of Experts to provide the latest information on the Health and Legal Consequences of Underage Drinking and Substance Use.


Please refer to the below link regarding the "YHS Library Extreme Makeover." 

http://docs.google.com/document/d/1y5AGYfJbg0G1AjiCPOADvQbmtyVyRJEVUK6k0NtSmPc/edit?usp=sharing


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.