- lights: turn off or reduce intensity when not in use
- make use of recycling bins for sorting paper, cardboard and plastic bottles
- encourage use of refillable bottles and encourage plastic bottle recycling
- turn off Smartboards when not in use
- reduce/eliminate use of classroom appliances
- reduce paper/copying
- maintain edible gardens and encourage health snack alternatives
- model energy conservation in our schools
YCSD Wellness Event! (Click here to order tickets)
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., community members are invited to participate in Yorktown’s SEPTA and Wellness third annual movie screening, panel of experts and farm-to-table tasting. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School auditorium with the showing of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” an award-winning documentary that may help you change your diet, protect your family and understand more about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). See press release
Immediately following the film, there will be a discussion by a panel of experts, including Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, author, food policy expert, environmentalist and gardener; Mimi Edelman of I & ME Farms and Former Chair, Slow Food Metro North; and Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, PC. Read more...
MESMS Blood Drive @ MESMS Gymnasium
Tuesday, May 6 from 2:30 - 7:30 PM
A representative from the NY Blood Center made a presentation to students, teaching about blood and the need for blood drives. All students then spread their knowledge and asked at least 10 people to donate blood. Student volunteers will help direct donors, serve them snacks after donating and give homemade thank you cards.
Anyone aged 17-75 can give blood. More information can be found at www.nybloodcenter.org.
Donors can walk in without an appointment or they can contact Ms. Klinchy via email at email@example.com. Please consider donating blood.
YHS Orchestra Competes in Rhythms International Music Festival, Receives Superior Rating
Annually, the YHS Orchestra (YHSO) travels to compete internationally; this year to Quebec City to compete in the Rhythms International Music Festival, where they received a Superior rating, the highest possible rating possible. "This rating is a testament to the hard work of the students as individuals and as a group," declared Ms. Nancy Torrente, music teacher and orchestra leader.
YHS Mock Trial Team Competes in NYS HS Mock Trial Championship Finals; Best Showing in 20 Years!
On April 10, 2014, the Yorktown High School Mock Trial Team competed against Blind Brook High School in the final championship round of the New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament in Westchester County. Read more...
From April 5-7, the YHS Wind Ensemble participated in the Rhythms International Music Festival in Montreal, Canada where, for an unprecedented fourth year in a row, they earned the highest possible rating of “Superior." Read more...
Five Yorktown High School Students to Present at International Science Competitions
See press release
Five students involved in the Science Research Program at Yorktown High School have won all-expense paid trips to present their research at two international science competitions... Read more...