Message from the Superintendent

As we are about to enjoy a holiday break from school, I reflect on a terrific fall at York Suburban! Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday!  Enjoy time with family and friends at this special time of year.   In anticipation of the year ahead, I encourage you to consider two very special events: I am pleased to invite you to a presentation of the State of the York Suburban School District on Monday, January 9 at 6:00 PM in the Education Center.  This program is open to the entire community and will provide information on the overall health of the organization including our … [Read More...]

Blue Ribbon Celebration Continues

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis York Suburban continues to be recognized for the high school’s 2016 National Blue Ribbon award. In October, Dr. Ellis visited each of the elementary schools and the middle school to share the celebration, present … [Read More...]

Giant Food Stores Donates to Foundation

Submitted by Sarah Reinecker The York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) has received a $5,000 donation from GIANT Food Stores. This contribution is through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. One of the many … [Read More...]

Unity Council Plans District-Wide Spirit Days

York Suburban's Unity Council, formerly the Diversity Committee, will be hosting three Orange and Black (or Black and Orange!) Spirit Days. The District-wide Spirit Days promote the concept of solidarity.  Every student, teacher, and staff member … [Read More...]

Student Foundation Builds Last Impact Closet

Submitted by Sarah Reinecker Students from the Impact Foundation (IF), a student-led committee of the York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF), built their last Impact Closet at Yorkshire Elementary school in November. Student building … [Read More...]

Hour of Code

Submitted by Marilyn Henning Every year, code.org hosts a week-long event called "Hour of Code." Computer Science Education Week was December 5-11. The purpose of this event is to foster student interest in computer coding. The events have … [Read More...]

A Common Project

The high school Job Training class recently visited Valley View Elementary for a special holiday project.  The Job Training class, taught by Dianne Crawford, focuses on giving students various real life experiences to better prepare them for the work … [Read More...]

Winter Concert Delights at Middle School

  The York Suburban Middle School Band performed their annual holiday concert on December 14, 2016. Directors Mrs. Amy Intrieri, Mr. Matthew Husler, and Assistant Director Mr. Matt Thoman led the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade musicians … [Read More...]

Girls Soccer Donates T-Shirts to Haiti Team

Submitted by Matt Marshall The York Suburban girls soccer team recently donated their 2015 Tournament Championship t-shirts to Paul Dukehart of Spring Grove. Mr. Dukehart, who does mission work in Haiti, gave the shirts to the 12-16 year old … [Read More...]

B.O.B. Returns in February!

      We know how to serve up some fun at York Suburban! Join us for the 2017 Battle of the Buildings February 4, 2017!! … [Read More...]

“Giving Tree” and New Impact Closet Provide a Lending Hand

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello As we enter the holiday season, Yorkshire Elementary is putting into action how we are truly a Community of Encouragement.  We are here for the whole child. Our staff works hard to provide an excellent education.  In … [Read More...]

Pilot Shares Unique Weather Perspective with Sixth Graders

Submitted by On November 11, Ms. Albert’s sixth grade period 1 science class had the opportunity to enrich their weather unit with a visit from a Southwest Airlines pilot. Mr. Kevin Bramble flies 737 airplanes for the airline. Students were able … [Read More...]

YSMS is Standing Up for Math

Submitted by Laura Horowitz YSEF awarded Alicia Kowitz a grant to purchase six standing desks for her math classroom at the Middle School. These six students “usually are at the desks” but sometimes swap with seated students who want to … [Read More...]

High School Assistant Principal Earns Doctorate Degree

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis   Christopher Adams, High School Assistant Principal, earned his doctoral degree from Drexel University on November 18, when he successfully defending his dissertation, The Impact of a Student Advisory … [Read More...]

Winter Sports Preview

Submitted by Matt Marshall, Athletic Director After concluding a fantastic fall sports season, our York Suburban athletic teams are looking forward to a positive and successful winter season. Numbers are great at all of our middle school and high … [Read More...]

Trout in the Classroom – Update

Submitted by Laura Horowitz   The trout eggs arrived the second week of November and Mrs. Green’s seventh grade students are busy learning how to test and balance the aquarium environment. They are also learning how to carefully remove … [Read More...]

Honor Societies Induct New Members

On November 10 and November 17, the National Honor Society (NHS), the National English Honor Society (NEHS), and the Tri-M National Music Honor Society, welcomed their new members. National Honor Society Officers Sahara Wilt…………………………….………… … [Read More...]

WITF Spelling Bee Winners

Submitted by Denise Stayman York Suburban Middle School students took part in the annual WITF Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee on December 8. After qualifying on a written test, there were a total of 68 YSMS students competing. The top 4 … [Read More...]

East York Elementary Students Visit the Demuth Museum

Submitted by Gayle Rudacille Congratulations to 16 East York  third grade students whose artwork was selected to be displayed at the Charles Demuth Museum in Lancaster, PA, during the month of December 2016.  Educational materials about Demuth … [Read More...]

Musicians Reach District Ensembles

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis Four of its most outstanding student-musicians were selected to represent York Suburban High School in PMEA District 7 Ensembles.   These students auditioned and were identified by area music teachers as some of … [Read More...]

Pardon Our Tradition

Submitted by Sonia Guyer     This November marked the 3rd Annual Turkey Pardon ceremony in Mrs. Guyer’s English Language Arts classes. After learning about the tradition of officially “pardoning” White House turkeys, the 5th … [Read More...]

Cookies, Crafts, and Cards… Oh, Joy!

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello Each year, our wonderful Yorkshire Elementary PTO sponsors a fun-filled night of cookie decorating in our cafeteria. Thanks to the donations of Yorkshire families, as well as those of local retailers, children were … [Read More...]

Consider Tribute Cards for the Holidays

York Suburban Education Foundation Tribute Cards can be given at any time throughout the year; a special way to acknowledge a staff member during the holiday season, for his/her birthday or other special occasion, an end of year recognition or just … [Read More...]

History Comes Alive at Indian Rock Elementary

Submitted by Sonia Guyer On December 2, 2016, history came alive at Indian Rock! The 5th graders in Mrs. Crumbling’s, Mrs. Guyer’s, and Mrs. Molin’s homerooms participated in the American Revolution Living Timeline, complete with costumes and … [Read More...]

Skyping with Canadian Classroom

Mrs. Cheryl Johnson's class at Valley View Elementary recently coordinated a Skype session with a 5th grade class in Canada to  learn about their Boxing Day traditions and how they celebrate Christmas. Students were able to ask questions about each … [Read More...]

Holidays Around the World

York Suburban Early Learning Program at Valley View’s Family Partnership Event for December Submitted by Jessica Clough, Center Director This month, Preschool, K Prep, Kindergarten Enrichment, and School Age are traveling with fictional … [Read More...]

Indian Rockers on the Run

Submitted by Katie Barrett Indian Rock Elementary's Girls On The Run have completed their fall season. Girls On The Run is a character building/running program offered by the YWCA. Each practice is filled with life lessons about what girls may … [Read More...]

NHS Sponsors Successful Blood Drive

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis While many students anxiously began a relaxing Thanksgiving vacation, the members of the National Honor Society and advisor Dan Anderson were actively working at what has become the annual York Suburban High School … [Read More...]