Message from the Superintendent

We are all learners; that includes me. Over the last two months, I have been trying to learn as much about York Suburban as possible. I already knew about the strong academic achievements of YSSD students, so there was less to learn about that. My challenge was and continues to be, to learn about the York Suburban culture, often referred to as the Suburban Way. I was once a student of Anthropology; culture interests me. From those studies, I learned that culture morphs over time. Successful societies hold on to traditions that strengthen the community and adopt new aspects that enrich … [Read More...]

Girling Honored with McCullough Award

This summer Barry Girling, Director of Facilities for York Suburban School District, received the Wayne McCullough Award from the Central Region School Facilities Managers. The honor is given annually by the Central Region School Facility … [Read More...]

New Leadership at York Suburban

Dr. Timothy P. Williams was appointed Superintendent of York Suburban School District, taking the helm in July.  He is an experienced educator and school leader with over 32 years in public school education, most recently serving as … [Read More...]

West Point Accepts Two Suburban Graduates

Along the Hudson River in New York, the United States Military Academy of West Point provides students a four-year education to some of the most talented young men and women.  Their mission is to "educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets … [Read More...]

Wonders Elementary Reading Program Introduced

York Suburban is excited to share a  new program for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in the elementary schools beginning this year.  Wonders is a comprehensive K-6 English Language Arts program designed to teach … [Read More...]

Battle of the Buildings 2019: Volunteers Needed

Plans are underway to organize the 8th Battle of the Buildings event.  Past organizers Jamie Evans and Eric Hoffman are looking forward to participating as competitors this next time around. YS Dollars for Scholars is very excited for Eric and … [Read More...]

Summer Renovations at East York Elementary

It was a busy summer of renovations at East York Elementary. Phase I of the renovations is now complete. Included in these renovations were the following: New LED lighting throughout the building New ceiling tiles New bathroom stalls … [Read More...]

Busy Summer for YSEF

York Suburban Education Foundation enjoyed a "working vacation" this summer that included the following highlights: YSEF thanks the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for their second generous $10,000 contribution to support … [Read More...]

Playground Pals and Family Fun

Yorkshire Playground, Pals, and Popsicles Yorkshire Elementary students and families were invited back to school for two special events. A week before school started, incoming kindergarten students gathered on the playground to make new friends and … [Read More...]

Music Boosters Trash Bag Sale

The York Suburban Music Boosters has trash bags for sale on an ongoing basis.  For community members who've been around awhile, these are the "band bags" from years past.  Bags are made from 100% recycled materials and are thicker than … [Read More...]

Yoga for Elementary Students

Indian Rock and East York Elementary Schools are providing an opportunity for students in grades 3-5 to learn yoga after school once a week. The instructor, Mrs. Erin Darby will be at East York on Tuesdays and Indian Rock on Thursdays from September … [Read More...]

Kindness Rocks the Middle School

As an end-of-the-year project last school year, the York Suburban Middle School Communities That Care student board members painted inspirational “kindness rocks” and hid the rocks throughout the YSMS campus to be discovered by other students. &nb … [Read More...]

High School Offers Career Exploration

Counselors are often asked, "Do high school students really have to explore careers?" The answer is a resounding YES! However, high school students do not need to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. It's unreasonable to … [Read More...]

York Suburban Merit Scholars

Each year, approximately 1.6 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT exam.  This exam not only prepares students for the SAT but also allows students to enroll in a competitive program that screens superior academic performance for future … [Read More...]

Welcome New 2018-2019 Staff

York Suburban proudly welcomes 37 new staff members to its Community of Encouragement for the 2018-2019 school year.  The additional YS team members include one administrator, one social worker, 16 teachers, and 19 … [Read More...]

District Hires Social Worker

Hello York Suburban School District! I am so honored to have the privilege to work in such an amazing school district. My name is Miranda King. I am the new Student and Family Services Coordinator for York Suburban School District. I was born and … [Read More...]

YSMS Holds Summer Math Academy

This summer, York Suburban Middle School students kept their math skills sharp by attending a two week Summer Math Academy held at the middle school during the month of July. The optional program, in its inaugural year, provided over 20 incoming 7th … [Read More...]

Impact Foundation – Students Helping Students

The Impact Foundation (IF) is a student-led committee of the York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) with a mission of "students helping students." The committee consists of 17 junior and senior board members as well as 14 underclassmen volunteers. … [Read More...]

York Junior Symphony Selects Suburban Musicians

Congratulations to the York Suburban students selected to join the York Junior Symphony Orchestra! In August, these outstanding YS musicians auditioned (with scales and prepared pieces) against other top instrumentalists from York County schools … [Read More...]

Suburban Senior Competes for Miss Latina

Senior Yarelis Alicea, daughter of Yajaira Alicea, was awarded 2nd runner-up in the Miss Latina 2018 at the York Fairgrounds on September 15, 2018. Yarelis represented York Suburban High School in a county-wide search for a Latino young woman to be … [Read More...]

Third Graders Make A New Mark

Skills are learned, not inherited. Third grade is a year of big transition, moving from a primary building to an intermediate building. A goal is to instill a mindset of students taking individual responsibility for their learning, which takes a lot … [Read More...]

Summer Library Programs

York Suburban's elementary libraries were active places this summer!  All four buildings opened their library doors every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the months of July and August.  Students visited the library with their family members … [Read More...]

Dollars for Scholars Contributors

York Suburban Dollars for Scholars is excited to be celebrating 20 years providing scholarships to York Suburban seniors.  Generous and continual support from YS community members has been key to our success.  Thank you to … [Read More...]

Hands-On Math

Third-grade students at Indian Rock Elementary are engaged in a hands-on experience with building numbers in different ways.  Hands-on experiences with math concepts assist students in developing a better understanding and foundation of … [Read More...]