Message from the Superintendent

As we close out a wonderful 2016-17 school year, it has been particularly joyful to reflect on the year through the eyes of our graduates. Within a twelve hour period, we enjoyed our Kindergarten Graduation ceremonies and our more formal Commencement Program honoring our high school graduates. While quite different programs, the themes were very similar. Our youngest graduates shared their joy through huge smiles, big hugs, and happy songs. They readily spoke about all that they learned and the many friendships they formed through the year. While summer fun is on their minds, these young … [Read More...]

2017 York Suburban High School Awards Night

  At the YORK SUBURBAN HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS NIGHT  on May 2, 2017, members of the Class of 2017 received the following awards and scholarships:   Achievement in Art Award (Best All-Around Artist) – Award given to a student with o … [Read More...]

Graduation Walk – A New Tradition

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis On the morning of graduation this year, York Suburban started a new tradition that promises repetition for years to come. Our graduating seniors, donning their caps and gowns, had the opportunity to … [Read More...]

Post Prom Says Thank You!

Submitted by Gina Kouma This year we celebrated the 17th York Suburban Post Prom.  Since 2001, York Suburban has provided a safe and supervised environment for students to enjoy a final event of entertainment and time with friends … [Read More...]

Moving Up at Valley View Elementary

Submitted by Dr. Tawn Ketterman Our seniors weren't the only ones to graduate this past week!  Valley View kindergarten also has a tradition of celebrating the end of the FIRST year of school with a graduation ceremony! A separate ceremony … [Read More...]

Carter Fry Wins Spring Shorts 2017 Film Awards

Submitted by Joe Toren Junior Carter Fry won three awards in the Dallastown Area High School's 2017 Spring Shorts film contest. The awards show was held on May 18. Fry's entry in the five-minute video contest, Isolement, took home the honor … [Read More...]

YSEF’s 2017 Celebration of Excellence Raises Over $32,000 for YS Students

Submitted  by Sara Hunt, YSEF On April 29, YS parents, alumni, teachers, administrators and supporters gathered at Heritage Hills to celebrate the innovative, creative and excellent learning opportunities that were funded by the York Suburban … [Read More...]

Middle School Art on Display

Submitted by Molly McAuliffe The annual York Suburban Middle School Art Show had a fantastic turn out Wednesday night. The YS talent was on display and family, friends, students, and community members were impressed. Mrs. McAuliffe thanks everyone … [Read More...]

Another Undefeated Season for YSMS Volleyball

Submitted by Sonia Guyer It was another successful spring season for the York Suburban Middle School volleyball teams! The Junior Varsity team finished another undefeated season with a 13-0 record (overall set record of 26-1). Add a tournament … [Read More...]

Envirothon Teams Show Knowledge and Spirit

  Three groups from York Suburban elementary schools participated in this year's York County Envirothon Competition. The competition tested students’ knowledge in the areas of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, and current issues in … [Read More...]

Fourth Graders Present Wax Museum

Submitted by Amy Uffelman Fourth grade students at Indian Rock participated in a Wax Museum in early May.  Students had to read about a famous person and publish 7 of the main events in their person's life in a fold-out project.  Then, … [Read More...]

Saying THANK YOU and GOOD BYE to the 2016-2017 Impact Foundation Board

Submitted by Megan Ambrose, YSEF  York Suburban Education Foundation extends a resounding THANK YOU to the students of the Impact Foundation (IF) board for the 2016-2017 school year. YSEF's Impact Foundation student committee is focused on … [Read More...]

A Night for Wellness

 Submitted by Dr. Chris Adams, Wellness Committee Chair   The colder weather did not keep the 100 elementary students and 50 high school student-athletes away from the 2017 Wellness Night.  It was a fun night of wellness … [Read More...]

Fifth Grade STEAMs Ahead

Submitted by Stephanie Crumbling Students in Mrs. Crumbling’s fifth grade math classes at Indian Rock Elementary have been working on STEAM projects throughout the year. As a final activity for the year, students designed, created, decorated a … [Read More...]

Spring Sports Round-Up 2016-2017

Submitted by Matt Marshall, Athletic Director Boys Tennis The Boys Tennis Team had a great showing this spring finishing with a record of 8-3 with strong showings from both the singles and doubles competitions. The team included a mix of … [Read More...]

Online Absence Reporting

In an effort to make reporting student absences more convenient for families, York Suburban School District has implemented an online student absence reporting form.  The form may be found on the district website Homepage (Navigation Bar Absence … [Read More...]

The YSHS Class of 2017

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis On May 25, 2017, York Suburban High School graduated 163 students.  Commencement took place in the high school gymnasium and featured six student speakers: Georgia Dumars, Emily Hamberger, Parker … [Read More...]

Summer Track and Stadium Renovations and Access

  York Suburban Community: The district is currently renovating the high school stadium facility for security and structural updates. The stadium and track will be CLOSED from approximately May 31, 2017 – August 1, 2017. We a … [Read More...]

Elementary Students Receive Presidential Academic Awards

Fifth grade students in both East York Elementary and Indian Rock Elementary received academic awards this spring.  The Presidential Academic Award for Excellence is given to students who meet the following criteria: Outstanding Academic … [Read More...]

The Alpha and Omega of Kindergarten at Yorkshire Elementary

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello The month of May was big for Yorkshire kindergarten students, both current and future. On Thursday, May 11, the school hosted its annual “Countdown to Kindergarten,” a chance for future kindergarten students and their … [Read More...]

Bright Horizons Honors Staff

Submitted by Jessica Clough Bright Horizons, York Suburban's partner early childhood education, presented their staff awards for the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations to all award recipients! Learn more about Bright Horizons! … [Read More...]

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Submitted by Cheryl Johnson Were you aware that on Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun?  Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar e … [Read More...]

Poetry Gets Slammed at Indian Rock Elementary

Submitted by Stephanie Crumbling   Thursday, May 11 marked the third annual Crumbling and Guyer Poetry Slam at Indian Rock. After creating a Poetry Portfolio, the fifth graders selected several poems to share in an “open mic” for … [Read More...]

Puzzle Partners Attend Baseball in Education Day

Submitted by Heather Peterson On May 3, 2017, seven students from the Linoln Intermedite Unit #12 Autism Support class were joined by the eighth grade students in the Puzzle Partners club to attend the York Revolution game for Baseball … [Read More...]

Elementary Students Tackle the 24 Game Challenge

Submitted by Mitzi Heaton Eight fourth and fifth grade students from Indian Rock and East York competed in the 24 Game Challenge at The Lincoln Intermediate Unit in New Oxford on May 4, 2017.  All eight York Suburban students earned … [Read More...]

Bio Bootcamp

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis In early May, the members of the freshman class displayed their dedication to academics via what has become a YSHS rite of passage: “Bio Bootcamp”.   As the students approach the days of the Keystone … [Read More...]

Yorkshire Elementary Hosts Arts Night

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello Each year Yorkshire proudly showcases the arts in our building. Our budding artists proudly showed off their creations throughout the building. Art teacher, Mrs. Susan Mellinger, taught them about the works of French … [Read More...]

Student Authors Showcase Works

Submitted by Emily Neff   On May 18, 2017, the student authors of Indian Rock Elementary were able to showcase their fabulous published writing pieces with one another, teachers, and parents.  Students each chose one writing piece to … [Read More...]

Dollars for Scholars Update

Submitted by Stephanie Sullivan This year we welcomed Janell Connelly, Kristin Marquis, and Keith Miller to our YS Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors. The board is made up of volunteers who provide oversight for management and … [Read More...]

30 Year York Suburban Coaches Retire

Submitted by Matt Marshall, Athletic Director York Suburban is saying a sad farewell to two fantastic coaches, Varsity Track and Field Head Coach Dave Wickenheiser, and high school Assistant Swimming and middle school Assistant Track and Field … [Read More...]

Stay Connected, YS!

  Neighbors, Alumni, Local Business Owners, YS Retirees! York Suburban School District invites you to connect with us via our new York Suburban Community Connections Portal.  Connecting to the Portal will enable you to receive emails … [Read More...]