Message from the Superintendent

Upholding a Culture of Excellence   It’s unfortunate that a majority of our public media outlets focus on the bad things that happen in society. When quizzed about this approach, editors are quick to state that bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers. As readers and consumers of ‘the news’, we do have a choice - we can dwell on the bad or focus our attention on the positive.  I’m here until June as Acting Superintendent of the York Suburban School District to do my part to keep the focus on the positive and excellent accomplishments of the district:  the academic, at … [Read More...]

Homecoming 2017

Submitted by Dr. Brian Ellis The week of  October 2, 2017, was filled with our traditional York Suburban homecoming activities!  The celebration kicked off Thursday evening with our powder-puff football games. The … [Read More...]

YS Students are Finalists in YCASE 2017

Submitted by Mrs. Karen Fornadel Twenty-nine York Suburban artists were selected to enter 55 works into the York Community Art Scholars Exhibit (YCASE) hosted by York College of Pennsylvania. They competed against student artists from eight other … [Read More...]

Middle School Thanks Local Veterans

Submitted by Mrs. Pamela Kutcher On Friday, November 10, 2017, York Suburban Middle School (YSMS) students were greeted by veterans from all branches of the service.  The YSMS Student Council UNITY Committee, who was responsible for … [Read More...]

National Honor Society Hosts Trick or Treat Night

On Monday, October 30,  Valley View and Yorkshire Elementary school students, as well as children of our York Suburban faculty, participated in the annual trick or treat event sponsored by the National Honor Society.  Over 30 high school … [Read More...]

York Suburban Middle School Focuses on Literacy

  Submitted by Karen Page York Suburban Middle School Focuses on Literacy Enter the hallways at York Suburban Middle School and you will be able to see that literacy is valued in the school community. This year the school has been … [Read More...]

Yorkshire Celebrates Traditions

Submitted by Mrs. Kathy Pavoncello Yorkshire takes pride in the importance of “tradition.” It garners respect, acknowledgement, and expectation - especially when those traditions are carried out in a fun way. One such tradition starts each sch … [Read More...]

Fourth Graders at Indian Rock are Out of this World!

Submitted by Mr. Eric Hoffman Fourth graders from Indian Rock Elementary spent the first two months of school exploring  outer space. Luckily, they were able to witness a solar eclipse which complemented their study of the sun. Students also … [Read More...]

YSEF Supports STEAM Programming

Submitted by Megan Ambrose, YSEF Administrative Coordinator " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]   With corporate funds donated through the Pennsylvania State Educational … [Read More...]

Hurricane Relief, Coin Challenge, and Pies at East York Elementary

Submitted by Donna Biser The Dragon Friends Club of East York Elementary held a coin drive to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Building principal, Dr. Fuhrman, challenged the students to raise $300, and if they … [Read More...]

Spanish Classes Celebrate Mexican Holiday

Submitted by Mr. Jeffrey Ohl On November 2, some Spanish classes at the middle school recently discussed the Mexican holiday that is becoming more popular, The Day of the Dead. It sounds like a scary or sad holiday, but it is actually one of joy … [Read More...]

German Treat for Kindergarten

York College students gifted Valley View Elementary kindergarteners with a German traditional “Schultuete” cone filled with treats and school supplies. They also included a lesson on how to say ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’ in German.  Danke ( … [Read More...]

Spirit Days Promote District Unity

York Suburban's Unity Council sponsored the district's first of four Orange and Black Spirit Days to promote district-wide unity on November 15.  Students, teachers, and staff members across the district displayed their YS PRIDE in spirit … [Read More...]

Fifth Graders Attend Annual Wellness Day

Submitted by Sherri Mahorney On October 5, the third graders at Indian Rock attended the 36th Annual Children’s Wellness Day at the Byrnes Health Education Center. The students rotated through six interactive stations that taught them how to c … [Read More...]

Dollars For Scholars Contributions

York Suburban Dollars for Scholars would like to acknowledge contributions received this year.  Thank you for your continued support of our mission. Anonymous in honor of Ronald Provard Judy Blymire Class of '63 David … [Read More...]

Trojan Theatre Presents 12 Angry Jurors

During the last weekend of October, the cast and crew of the high school’s Trojan Theatre organization put on three great shows of 12 Angry Jurors, a modern adaptation of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men.  The club set up a theatre in the round o … [Read More...]

AP Chemistry Class Tours Utz Factory

Submitted by Mr. Chris Kurowski The York Suburban High School Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class participated in a lab and plant tour to learn how chemistry may be applied in real world settings on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at UTZ … [Read More...]

Holiday Food Drive for Give-A-Meal

Again this year, York Suburban School District is participating in a canned food drive to support the York County Food Bank (YCFB). Each building is sponsoring a drive to collect as many food items as possible for our community.  Donations will … [Read More...]

2017 York Fair Winners

Lyric Alark:  Third Place Banana Bread Drue Allison:  Second Place Strawberry Jam and Honorable Mention Pickles Ethan Barnes:  Second Place Rolled Cookies Brittnee Boltz:  Third Place Jelly Selina Flanscha:  First … [Read More...]

Technology Enhances Elementary Programs

Submitted by Mrs. Marilyn Henning   Primary Grades Add New Technology Last year our district boasted 1:1 access to Chromebooks at Indian Rock and East York Elementary Schools. This school year we’ve extended our 1:1 program to grades one a … [Read More...]

Puzzle Partners Trip to Smyser’s Farm

Submitted by Mrs. Anne Perkins Puzzle Partners is a club that consists of York Suburban Middle School students that partner with students with autism. Our goal is to promote unity through friendship with students of all kinds. Recently, we took … [Read More...]

Who is YSEF?

Submitted by Megan Ambrose, YSEF Administrative Coordinator Who is YSEF? Everyone in the York Suburban community is part of the York Suburban Education Foundation. We are parents, grandparents, alumni, residents, and retired staff who collaborate … [Read More...]

Valley View Elementary Gives Food for Thought

Submitted by Mrs. Jackie James   Valley View Elementary (VVE) has initiated a nutrition-based student support program, known as “Food For Thought”. In teaming with Luther Memorial Church, Central PA Food Bank, York Suburban Education Fo … [Read More...]

Hurricane Engineers

Submitted by Mrs. Adrienne Myers In light of the recent hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Mrs. Myers’ fifth grade science class designed hurricane-proof buildings. The Goal: Build the tallest building possible that can hold a tennis ball w … [Read More...]

Yorkshire Elementary Takes Pride in its Community Outreach Efforts

Submitted by Mrs. Kathy Pavoncello   There are many ways in which Yorkshire Elementary promotes the principles of community service. We are very lucky to have the support of local organizations who send representatives to our school to … [Read More...]

Trojans Takeover at the Middle School

Submitted by Ms. Pamela Kutcher The first ever Trojan Takeover at York Suburban Middle School (YSMS), held on October 13, was a huge success.  The day was not solely about raising money for our school, but also providing  fun, team … [Read More...]

Indian Rockers Reach Reading Goal

Submitted by Mrs. Emily Neff, Reading Specialist Indian Rock Elementary students are readers!  On November 14, 2017, 180 third, fourth, and fifth graders were rewarded for meeting their class Book-It reading goal with an extra recess. … [Read More...]

Designer Handbag Bingo at East York

Tired of catalog sales?  Then join us for a fun afternoon at East York Elementary’s first ever Designer Handbag Bingo! On December 2, East York will be holding a Designer Handbag Bingo at the Commonwealth Fire Company on North Sherman Street. & … [Read More...]