SAVE THE DATE!
SPECIAL OLYMPIAN & YORK COUNTY NATIVE LORETTA CLAIBORNE WILL SPEAK AT DIVERSITY CELEBRATION
Central York School District is pleased to announce that Loretta Claiborne
- who served as Keynote Speaker at our first event 10 years ago - will deliver the Keynote Address at this year's 10th Annual Diversity Celebration
planned for Thursday, April 28, 2016
at Central York Middle School.
Ms. Claiborne was the middle of seven children in a poor, single-parent family. Born partially blind and intellectually challenged, she was unable to walk or talk until age 4. Eventually, though, she began to run. She has finished 26 marathons and twice placed among the top 100 women in the Boston Marathon. She holds the current women's record in her age group for the 5,000 meters (17 minutes). In addition, Ms. Claiborne has been honored (in 1996) with ESPN'sESPY Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. It has been her life's mission to show that people with intellectual and physical disabilities are equal to those without.
The annual event will feature entertainment, food, vendors, displays, music and "Making a Difference" awards for District learners, faculty and staff who are making a positive contribution to others' lives.
The event will be held from 5:30-8PM, is free to the community and will feature activities and entertainment for all ages and interests.
Save the date & stay tuned for details and updates each week as we approach this fabulous celebration of the Central York community!
CALENDAR UPDATES FOR 2015-2016
Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2016 will be held Friday, May 27, 2016, at Central York High School. Graduation will be held outdoors, in the Athletic Stadium, weather permitting. Please stay tuned for additional information and updates as the date approaches.
Weather Emergency Make-Up Days:
Due to the January/February 2016 weather-related school closings, Central York School District will now be in session on the following Weather Emergency Make-Up Dates:
- Monday, March 28, 2016
- Monday, April 18, 2016
- Monday, June 6, 2016 (New Last Day of School for Students)
2016-2017 District Calendar
The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 1, 2017.
To view a copy of the "Calendar At-a-Glance," please click here. The complete District Calendar of Activities & Events will be published later this year.
CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS REGIONAL CHORAL FEST
Central York School District
will host the PMEA Region V Chorus Festival this weekend at Central York High School.
The festival includes 208 top student vocalists from throughout the state.
Please join us in congratulating Central York High School's Avery Sostak (pictured, at right), who qualified for the Region V Festival on Tenor 2.
The festival features a concert for the public and community at 7PM Saturday, March 19, in the High School Auditorium. Dr. Chris Kiver, of The Pennsylvania State University, will serve as Guest Conductor.
Tickets are $8/each for general admission seating and will be for sale at the door.
SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET MARCH 21
NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL PROVIDES AT-HOME TUTORIALS FOR CENTRAL YORK FAMILIES, STUDENTS
Central York School District's Technology Support Teachers recently launched a
that will house dozens of informational and educational videos for families and students related to using technology in support of learning and other District initiatives.
The CYSD Panther Family Portal is already home to 9 short videos created to support families and students with using the different features and apps available on personal learning devices used by our students and in our classrooms.
Have an idea for a video or a topic you'd like to learn more about?
DISTRICT WILL HOST TWO FUNDRAISER NIGHTS
FOR CYSD SCHOOLS AT MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
Central York School District will host two fundraising nights at Moe's Southwest Grill in East York.
On Wednesday, March 30, all proceeds will benefit Central York High School and the CYHS PTO Post-Prom Party. On Thursday, March 31, all proceeds will benefit Central York's K-8 schools.
Join us for an all-you-can-eat dine out with a suggested donation of just $10/person. (Please see details, above, which apply for both nights.)
All proceeds will benefit Central York School District. We hope to see you there!
CYHS MUSICIANS INVITED TO STATE BAND FESTIVAL
Five Central York High School students have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA) All-State Band Festival from March 30-April 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa.
The students (pictured above) participated in a series of three auditions and two festivals to achieve this honor. They are:
- Kate Eckman, Piccolo, All-State Wind Ensemble
- Erica Hinchcliff, Flute, All-State Concert Band
- Hannah Eckman, Clarinet, All-State Concert Band
- Mackenzie Sopko, Horn, All-State Concert Band
- Mason DeMers, Tuba, All-State Concert Band
Congratulations to these five students on their stellar accomplishments.
PARENTS, GUARDIANS INVITED TO ATTEND "MASS CUSTOMIZED LEARNING" FORUMS
Central York School District invites you to learn more about "Mass Customized Learning" and our efforts to customize the education experience for our K-12 learners.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of our upcoming, informal conversations about customized learning and what it means for Central York School District and your learner and family.
MCL Parent/Guardian Forums
March 24 - 10AM & 6PM
April 20 - 10AM & 6PM
May 18 - 10AM & 6PM
You do not need to RSVP for any sessions. All forums will be held in the Board Room of the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.
We hope you can join us!
CYHS SWIM TEAM FINISHES STRONG IN DISTRICT,
COMPETES IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND
Central York High School Swim Team members competed in District 3 Swimming Championships earlier this month at Cumberland Valley, with the following results:
- Alec Peckmann, 2nd in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle. In addition, he set school records in the 50, 100, and 200 yard freestyle.
- Jesse Tate, 8th in the 200 yard individual medley and 100 yard butterfly.
- 200 yard freestyle relay team of Alec Peckmann, Will Hartzell, Anthony Gemma and Jesse Tate finished in 5th.
- The boys finished in 8th place in the team standings with 118 team points. Also competing at Districts were Ben Fisher, Ben Chu, Jared Hicks and Patrick O'Neill.
- Joining Garrett Sommer qualifying for the State Championship are Alec Peckmann, Jesse Tate, Will Hartzell and Anthony Gemma.
- The girls finished in 20th place in the team standings with 26 points. Competing were Mackenzie Sopko, Sarah Spinney, Sarah Hartman, Sarah Minick, Kayla Swaltek, Sophie Stambaugh, and Brynn DuRand.
Congratulations to the swimmers! State Championship results will be published in next week's E-News.
CYSD FAMILIES INVITED TO FREE IMOVIE WORKSHOPS
Have you ever wondered how friends and family members make amazing photo collages and videos? You can, too! Be creative as a family. Bring your favorite photos and family members and learn how to create fun videos using the iMovie app. No experience necessary!
Click the link below to learn more and register, today!
CENTRAL YORK LIBRARY COUNCIL TO HOST READ-A-THON
The Central York High School Library Council will host its 5th Annual Read-A-Thon
for Central York School District students in grades K-3 Saturday, March 19, in the High School Library & Learning HUB.
The CYHS Library Council is devoted to encouraging and promoting literacy and would love to share the joy of reading with the younger members of our district!
Join us for a fun-filled day with reading, matching crafts, snacks & activities!
CENTRAL YORK WRESTLERS FINISH STRONG AT DISTRICT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Central York High School's
Dylan Chatterton, who finished 3rd in the state in the 145-pound Weigh Class in the PIAA Wrestling Championships held in Hershey, Pa.
Dylan placed 3rd in the District Championships held earlier this month, and teammate Michael Wolfgram placed 5th.
Congratulations to these athletes on their accomplishments!
CYEA WILL HOST ANNUAL YARD SALE APRIL 30
The Central York Education Association will once again sponsor a yard sale
to benefit the Clark Millard Scholarship Fund and the Holiday Drive for District families in need.
The CYEA Yard Sale
will be held from 8AM-1PM Saturday, April 30, at Central York High School. The event is rain or shine. Teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and district residents are invited to participate in the event. You can reserve two parking spaces for $15, three spaces for $20, or four spaces for $25.
Set up for the event will take place between 6-8AM April 30. Vehicles will be allowed inside the parking lot for unloading from 6-7:30AM. After that time, all vehicles must be moved to a designated parking area.
If you are interested in reserving a spot,
registration forms are available in the office of each building or can be downloaded and printed here.
Please return your registration form and checks, made payable to CYEA, to Angela Garland at North Hills Elementary School, no later than Tuesday, April 19.
SPRING AQUATICS REGISTRATION OPEN
Central York School District's Community Aquatics Program
offers many opportunities for community members of ALL ages to use the Central York Natatorium for recreation and learning!
DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH T.W. PONESSA
SCHOOL-BASED THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE AT MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL
CYSD WILL OFFER iPAD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES THIS SPRING
Central York School District will hold a series of workshops for families
interested in learning more about some of the commonly used iPad applications (apps) in school and at home.
Save the date & plan to attend one of three workshops
focused on Notability, iMovie and Google tools. These sessions will help you learn more about how the apps are used to support learning and how you can have fun with them (and your child) at home!