CYSD E-News Weekly  
November 20, 2015 

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.

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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.

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Calendar Reminders for November 

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences for K-12
Central York School District's K-12 Teachers will hold Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences next week. 

Conferences will be held from 4-7:30PM Tuesday, November 24, and from 8-11:30AM Wednesday, November 25. 

Teacher In-Service Day/No School for CYSD Students
Wednesday, November 25, is a Teacher In-Service Day with No School for Central York School District students. 

All District Offices and Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

There is NO SCHOOL for CYSD students Wednesday, November 25, Thursday, November 26, Friday, November 27 and Monday, November 30. Classes will resume Tuesday, December 1, which is a Cycle Day #3.

North Hills Students Visit JA BizTown

They are not old enough to drive, work, date, or be the boss.  But on November 10, 11, and 12, 6th grade students from North Hills Elementary School had the opportunity to run a bank, manage a restaurant, produce a TV show, screen print t-shirts, create an online newspaper, write checks, and even vote.  Following a four-week classroom curriculum, students visited JA BizTown, one of 24 JA USA facilities, for the day-long, hands-on experience. As business people, they are responsible for managing staff, working as a team, accounting for business expenses, and the challenge of making enough money in their business to pay off their loans and make a profit.
To see photos from their JA BizTown day, the TV station's broadcast, and the BizNet News on-line blog, visit,  scroll down and click the JA BizTown  logo on the left side, and then click your school's visit date.

Parents/Guardians Invited to Attend Upcoming "Mass Customized Learning" Forums  

Central York School District's School Board, Administration, Faculty & Staff, Parents/Guardians and Community members have been working together for the past few years to determine how we can best support our K-12 learners with a customized education experience designed to best meet each individual student's needs while preparing them for success in school and beyond.
Although a lot of the conversations about customized learning started with our Comprehensive Planning Process, and continued through several public Town Meetings and School Board meetings, we are still hoping for more opportunities to engage directly with parents/guardians about what this means for our schools. 

We are currently in the planning stages and talking about many different ways that we can provide the best learning experience for our students and families - and we definitely need input from our parents and guardians to help with this process!

Here are some upcoming opportunities to dialogue directly with the administration, learn more, share concerns and gain a better understanding of what MCL is - and is not.

MCL Parent/Guardian Forums
  • 11AM-12:30PM December 15

You do not need to RSVP for this session. All forums will be held in the Board Room of the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

If you unable to attend, we encourage you to contact Dr. Snell, Superintendent, at (717 ) 846-6789, ext. 1208, and schedule a time to speak with him about any questions or concerns you may have on this or any other topic. We hope you can join us!

CYHS Students Join Punkin' Chunkin' Contest 

Sixteen Central York High School students of Science Teacher Eric Musselman participated in the countywide 3rd Annual Punkin' Chunkin' Championships October 30 at West York Area High School.

The STEM-based event requires students to
 design, build, test, and finally compete in a competition to launch a pumpkin nearly the length of a football field to hit a target. This year marked Central York High School's first time in the contest.

"It was a great learning experience for our students," said Mr. Musselman. "They are already looking forward to improving on their designs for next year's competition." 

Pictured, above: Central York High School students prepare for the 3rd Annual 'Punkin' Chunkin' Championship" at West York Area High School.  

Help CYSD Invite OPRAH WINFREY To Keynote
District's 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. If you are sharing on Twitter, please use the #OPRAH so that you appear in her Twitter feed.

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

U.S. Army representatives recently visited the Central York High School Applied Sports Medicine class to help learners practice the proper application of a tourniquet and other techniques they are learning in class.

During the Nov. 19 visit to Mr. Rick Guinan's classroom, the U.S. Army representatives talked with students about different medical careers needed in the U.S. Army and military. They also volunteered to serve as "patients" so Mr. Guinan's learners could practice some of the techniques they are learning in class. 

Pictured, above, Central York High School student Sandra Farag applies a tourniquet to SSG Crowe with the U.S. Army. 
CYMS Will Host "Schoology Information Workshop" for Parents/Guardians of 4th-8th Grade Learners 

Please RSVP to attend this event via the following link: 

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. 

CYHS Education Students Present Lessons to Roundtown Elementary School Learners
Central York High School Level 1 Education Strand students recently visited Roundtown Elementary School to present math and reading lessons to Kindergarten and first grade learners. 

Before their visit, the High School students spent many hours planning and preparing math lessons, math games and reading strategies to implement in the Roundtown classrooms. They spent one week teaching math lessons to Kindergarten students of Miss Renee Decker, then returned a second week to teach lessons to "buddies" in Mr. Julius Matthews' first grade classroom. 

Pictured: A Central York High School student in the "Education" strand of the Health and Human Services Academy works with a Roundtown Elementary School buddy on a math lesson she prepared and taught.

Roundtown Students Collecting Pantry Items

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