CYSD E-News Weekly  
October 30, 2015  

To 10th Annual Diversity Celebration
The Central York School District Diversity Education Committee needs your help! We are inviting Oprah Winfrey to speak at our 10th Annual Diversity Celebration ~ via a video invitation you can view, above.

Please take a moment to view the video, then SHARE it with your friends, family and colleagues on social media. Make sure all posts include @centralyorksd and @oprah so that your posts appear in both the Central York School District and Oprah social media feeds.

Thank you, and start sharing!!
Special Thanks to "The Link" - Central York's Student-Run PR
Agency, for the production of this video.
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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!


CYHS Performing Arts Department To Stage "Mystery of Edwin Drood" 

The Central York High School Performing Arts Department will present two performances of the Tony- award winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, November 20 and 21 at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York.  Both performances begin at 7:30PM and will be held in the High School Auditorium. 

Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years - now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dicken's unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood - and it's up to you to choose the killer!

This is a community show production, and cast, crew and pit members include High School students, District faculty and staff and community members. 

Tickets cost $12 (Center Seats), $10 (Side Orchestra Seats) or $8 (Mezzanine Seats).  To purchase tickets, visit and click on the "Ticket" graphic. You may also make reservations by phone by calling (717) 846-6789 ext 1338.

Tickets On Sale Now for Harlem Wizards  

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  
$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.

Central York Aquatics Program Now Offers
Online Registration For Swim Sessions 

Registration is now open for Central York School District's Winter Aquatics Program, and there are now two convenient ways for participants to sign up for sessions.

Register Online
Participants may pay with VISA, Discover or Master Card debit or credit cards. The Central York Web Store accepts online payments 24/7 through a secure site provided by RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor. You will need the following information to register: Your name, address, phone number, email address and the name & birth dates of any family member you wish to register. You can access the Web Store link to register by visiting our Aquatics webpage at:

Register By Phone
For participants without Internet access, or those must pay cash or check, please call Mrs. Jane Bauer, Aquatics Secretary at (717) 846-6789 ext. 1316. You will need the following information: Your name, address, phone number and the name & birth dates of any family member you wish to register. If there is vacancy in the desired program(s), you will be asked to mail in your payment to: Aquatics Secretary, 601 Mundis Mill Rd, York,
PA 17406. Checks should be made payable to "CYSD."

Click here to view and download a copy of the brochure. 

District Offers iPad Info/Training Sessions for Parents/Guardians of Grade 4-6 Learners   

Central York School District will host a series of sessions designed to help parents/guardians learn more about the District-issued iPads being used in support of learning in Grades 4-6.

Technology Support teachers will host a November Workshop, with sessions available during the day and in the evening. Parents/guardians should sign up in advance using the link at the end of this article.

November Workshop: 'Tis the Season for Internet Safety!
As we get closer to holiday breaks, it's a great time to remind our learners about online safety and good digital citizenship. Join us on Tuesday, November 10, for a chance to learn more about social media apps and websites. Our focus will be on raising awareness about these apps, privacy settings, and how to keep your tweeners safe and talk to them about these tempting tools. Explore a great parent resource, Common Sense Media, and  reviews and materials available to families of all learners.
Tuesday, November 10
Morning: 9:30-10:30 am @ the ESC (775 Marion Road)
Evening: 7:00-8:00 pm @ the North Hills Library

Sign-Up for Sessions

Sign up for either session at

CYSD Collecting Gently Used Music Instruments for Student Musicians In Need  

trumpet.jpg Not sure what to do with the violin or flute your child no longer plays? Consider donating your old, gently used musical instruments to Central York School District to benefit student musicians in need. 

Central York School District is now collecting used musical instruments that can be refurbished, cleaned and donated to students who want to participate in band or orchestra but have financial barriers to purchasing an instrument of their own. (Please note - the District is not collecting pianos at this time).  Music Department faculty and staff will refurbish, clean and distribute donated instruments to students as needed throughout the year.

If you wish to donate an instrument, please bring it to the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York, PA, during business hours (7:30AM-4PM).  All donations are tax-deductible.  

Please contact Julie Randall Romig, Director of Communications and Marketing, with any questions about this program at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1292 or via email at 

Middle School Seeks Yearbook Sponsors  

The Panther Pride, the Central York Middle School yearbook, has a new opportunity for community members and businesses to sponsor yearbooks for its students. 

Currently about 60% of the Middle School population purchases a yearbook.  One of the reasons for such a low number is due to economic reasons.  In order to help those students, The Panther Pride is offering community sponsorships.  Individual community members or families may donate yearbooks; it can be anonymous, or they could be listed as a sponsor if desired. 

In addition, there are several levels of sponsorships for businesses; business sponsorships will include advertising space.  Either way, the result is more memories preserved for Middle School students.  If you are interested in sponsoring a yearbook, either as an individual or a business, you can call Mrs. Jennifer Brown at (717) 846-6789 X 1557 or email her at 

CYHS Interact Club Collecting Socks, Hats & Gloves for York Rescue Mission  

Central York High School's student Interact Club held a sock, hat and glove drive throughout October at the school. All donations will be given to the York Rescue Mission for families in need in the colder months.

The Interact Club is extending the drive a week and seeking community donations to help increase what they can give to York Rescue Mission this winter.

If you would like to donate socks, hats and gloves, please drop them off at the High School Main Office, attention Mr. Philip Kyle, before Friday, November 6, 2015.

Winter Sports Requirements Posted Online 

basketball Central York District's Athletics Department has posted Winter Sports paperwork, impact testing information and sportsware requirements online. 

This paperwork must be completed by November 11, 2015, by any students who wish to participate in a District-sponsored Winter Sport. 


Opportunities for CYSD Youth 

  • Central York Wrestling: Wrestlers wanted! Short, tall, big, or small...we have a weight class for you!Join us and be ready to train hard. We want you to be part of our team. There will be a New Wrestler and Parent orientation meeting this Wednesday Oct 28 for all those that may be interested in participating.We will meet in the Middle school cafeteria at 7pm. More info at:
  • Central York Lacrosse Club: Registration for the Central York Lacrosse Club, for their Spring 2016 season, is now open.  This is for all boys and girls in elementary school and middle school. Registration will remain open until December 13th.  The season begins in late February.  For more details about the club, visit their website at
    See the registration flyer in the CYSD online community bulletin board.

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, 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