CYSD E-News Weekly  
September 18, 2015  

Tickets On Sale Now for
Harlem Wizards Nov. Event 

The  Harlem Wizards are coming to Central York School District this fall! They will take on a team of Central York Players representing ALL 7 schools Friday, November 6, 2015 at Central York High School. 

This PTO-sponsored event will feature players from ALL CYSD schools for a fun night of tricks, hoops & alley oops! 

7-9PM (Doors Open at 6PM)
Friday, November 6, 2015
Central York High School Gymnasium

General Admission Seating 
$10/each from 9/18/15 through 10/15/15
$12/each from 10/16/15 through 10/29/15
$15/each from 10/30/15 through 11/6/15 
Reserved Seats
Reserved Seating Tickets cost $25/each

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will ONLY  be sold online for this event.

To purchase tickets, please click here to visit the CYSD Webstore. 

There will be a concession stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase. Souvenirs will also be on sale at the game.

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The Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its Regular (Action) Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Educational Services Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

The meeting is public and community members are encouraged to attend.


Central York School District recently transitioned from sending flyers home with students to posting them online.

Flyers for upcoming and ongoing opportunities for CYSD families are now available on the district website and school websites.

Please be sure to visit our website to view & download information on great opportunities for students & families happening now in our community.

 Click here for more!


Information for Parents/Guardians on Upcoming BrightBytes Surveys  
The administration, faculty and staff of Central York School District remain committed to providing your child with the ideal learning experience. Obtaining feedback from you, as parents/guardians and partners in your child's education, as well as from our students, is critical to achieving this goal.

In an attempt to refine the existing learning experiences, we depend upon verbal and written feedback. In most cases, the feedback is easily secured, analyzed, and formulated into improvement action plans. It is more difficult, however, for us to obtain information on what access our students have to technology at home and in school in support of their learning. In addition, we are working to better measure how students are mastering 21st Century Skills such critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.

To help us learn more about these two areas, the District has partnered with  BrightBytes to access a survey tool that we will begin using this school year. The survey, for students in Grades 3-12, is taken online, requires no more than 15 minutes to complete and is administered to students twice a year (Fall and Spring). 

It is anonymous and gathers information on the topics described above.

Most importantly, it gives us immediate feedback to help us improve how we are using technology in support of the learning experience throughout the District.

Parents/guardians of students in grade 3-12 will receive information about the survey directly from your child's school in the coming week. The Fall Survey is scheduled for the week of September 28, 2015.

We invite you to view the video included above, right, and to visit the District's "BrightBytes" website to view sample surveys and learn more  Please click here to visit the site.  

Optimist Club Raises Funds for Home Helps  

Central York High School Optimist Club students recently presented Home Helps Coordinator Ryan Sohnleitner with a check for $165 in funds they had raised to benefit Home Helps efforts to help local residents in need.

Pictured, above, Faith Hatchard, Vice President, presents the check to Ryan Sohnleitner, coordinator of Home Helps, on behalf of The Optimist Club. They are joined by, from left to right: Aaron Backs, Ileen Yeng, Rosemary Li, Dalila Vu, Sudney Hammond and Parth Gami.

The students pictured planned to help an elderly lady in our school district with outside painting on Saturday through Servants, but due to the inclement weather, have been rescheduled for a spring project.

Tell Us What You Think!  
Parents/Guardians Invited To Take  
"Move The Pride Day" Survey
In June 2015, Central York School District hosted "Move The Pride" for all students entering grades K-12 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Move the Pride is a program through which ALL K-11 grade learners had an opportunity to visit their new, 2015-2016 classrooms or schools and meet their new teachers and classmates before the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

The District would like parent/guardian feedback on the program and your family's experience with it. We will also be surveying our faculty and our students about their experiences.

To take the Parent/Guardian Move the Pride Survey,  please click here. Your responses are confidential and will be used to help enhance the program for June 2016.

Thank you!

CYCTC Will Sponsor Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

CTC Logo Central York Communities That Care, a non-profit organization that supports the students, faculty, staff and community members of Central York School District, will host a Chicken BBQ fundraiser at the upcoming Springettsbury Township "Saturday in the Park" event.

Tickets cost $7 in advance and $7.50 the day of the event. Meals include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce and a roll. Pick-up is from 3-6PM Saturday, September 26 at Springettsbury Park (use the Whiteford Road parking lot near the concession stand).

All proceeds benefit programs and activities designed to reduce risk factors for and increase protective factors for our youth and families.

To purchase tickets, call (717) 846-6789, ext. 1900 or email

CYMS Teacher Attends PAECT Summit

Central York Middle School Math Teacher Erika Hanes recently attended the PAECT Keystone Technology Innovators Summit held at Shippensburg University.

Each school principal in Pennsylvania is invited to nominate a teacher for Keystone recognition and nominees may apply to attend Summit. 
Attendees are selected based on their demonstrated passion for education and technology.  Keystones advocate the use of technology as a transformative tool to nurture the intellect, innovation, and imagination of students.

The Summit is a week-long event where teachers spend time working in cohorts, attending pedagogical and technology-driven workshops, and building their personal learning networks (PLN).  Additional highlights from the KTI Summit include keynote speakers, Edcamp or conference sessions, and a STEAM hands-on event where participants engaged in 3D printing, coding, and robotics. The KTI Summit is organized by the Pennsylvania Association For Educational Technology and Communications (PAECT), which have a membership of over 450 educators from across Pennsylvania. 

Pictured, above, right, is Ms Erika Hanes, who recently participated in the PAECT Keystone Technology Innovators Summit. Ms. Hanes is a Math Teacher at Central York Middle School.  

Nominate A Person Making a Positive Difference for A "Spirit of Youth" Award

Do You Know an Outstanding...Neighbor? Student? Employee? Coach? Co-Worker? Friend? Teacher?
Do you know someone who supports youth through the development, provision, and/or participation in youth programs and/or educational activities? A youth who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our community and has made extraordinary contributions?

If you know an outstanding youth or someone who makes a difference in the lives of youth, the Spirit of Youth Awards  are an excellent way for you to recognize them and let them know how much their efforts are appreciated."Spirit of Youth" Award recipients will be honored during the "Spirit of Youth" Awards Breakfast held in conjunction with Springettsbury Township's "Saturday in the Park" event planned for September 26, 2015.

How do I nominate someone?
To nominate someone for an award, complete the nomination form and send it, along with information supporting your nomination, to the address given. Click here to download a nomination form.

What should I include with my nomination?
Remember that, while the nominated individual is well known to you, the Selection Committee may only know the information provided with your nomination form. Please be as detailed as possible and include information that distinguishes your nominee from other nominees. Deadline to nominate is September 18, 2015.
You may include supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, publications, media stories or tributes. Please limit additional materials to items that provide new information or insight into who the nominee is and the nature or impact of their contributions. Please do not send originals or important or official documents, as they may not be returned.

Community Invited to Attend Free Event Celebrating "Hubble's Greatest Hits"

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary, Dr. Frank Summers, who specializes in bringing astronomy discoveries to the public, will present an illustrated program on "Hubble's Greatest Hits" on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Nicarry Meetinghouse at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community. The program is free and open to the public. See the flyer, below, for details.

Panther Pantry Schedule for 2015-2016    

The mission of The Panther Pantry is to provide nourishment to the children and families of Central York School District. The pantry shelves are stocked each month by Central York School District learners and community volunteers. The food and household items that line the shelves are donated by community members. Thank you to all those that have helped the pantry run smoothly it's first year in operation!

Anyone from our Central York School District community is welcome to the pantry. Know that you will be cared for and that information is kept confidential.

Pantry 2015-2016 Schedule 
Pantry hours are from 5:00-6:00 pm on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016