Message from the Superintendent

  I am pleased to invite you to Let’s Talk YS, an opportunity for open dialogue between community members and the Superintendent.  There are two programs scheduled to accommodate as many participants as possible.  Please consider joining us on Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-8:00PM and/or Wednesday, April 26, 10:00-11:30AM in the Education Center. Come with an agenda or just to listen and share. I am particularly eager to chat about how to create a more inclusive community. How much a part of the YS community do you feel? How could we make you and others feel more welcome? Do all … [Read More...]

YSHS Students Excel at Science Olympiad

Submitted by Erika Styer and Brian Ellis   Fresh off the heals of an outstanding performance at the county science fair, York Suburban High School students took home a number of honors at the annual Science Olympiad.  Twenty-one … [Read More...]

Middle School Hosts Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event

Middle schoolers dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, McDonald’s menu items, and characters from popular movies in the middle of winter can only mean one thing...it’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake time! On Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Laser Alleys … [Read More...]

York Suburban Helps Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

A recent publication of Central Penn Parent  celebrated Music in Our School Month. Ashley Markey of York Suburban's Music Department was featured with an essay, "Why I Became a Music Teacher", followed by drawings submitted by Mrs. Hill's Valley … [Read More...]

YSEF Awards Grants for 2017

2017 Grant Recipients The York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) is pleased to announce it has awarded eleven grants totaling $45,078.54 through its 2017 Grant program. Greenhouses…To Grow Healthy and Successful Students - Dr. Denise Fuhrman … [Read More...]

Rooting for Spring Vegetables!

Submitted by Helen Heidler, Whitsons Director of Food Services York Suburban recently held a Welcome to Spring vegetable display competition - and the competition was fierce! The high school assembled a rock band, the middle school a bunny … [Read More...]

FOODPLAY Provides Food for Thought

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello FOODPLAY is an Emmy Award-winning live theater program that travels to schools nationally to deliver the motivating messages of good nutrition and making healthy choices. In the spirit of overall wellness, the program … [Read More...]

East Yorkers Join Envirothon

The first ever East York Elementary School Envirothon team will compete in the York County Envirothon Competition at John Rudy County Park on May 3. The students have been learning about wildlife, conservation, aquatics, and forestry. Members of … [Read More...]

New Absence Reporting Option

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...]

Visiting Volume City

  Following a lesson on finding the volume of Willis Tower in Chicago, students in Mrs. Crumbling's fifth grade math classes engaged in a STEAM project called Volume City. Working in small groups, students created buildings for their … [Read More...]

Students Participate in York County Honors Band

On Saturday, April 1, seven students from York Suburban Middle School participated in the 2017 York County Middle School Honors Band Festival at York Catholic High School. The honors band was made up of students from fifteen different middle schools … [Read More...]

Say Thanks for a Great Year with YSEF Tribute Cards

Submitted by Sara Hunt, YSEF With the 2016-2017 school year coming to an end, you may be looking for a meaningful way to recognize a teacher or other YSSD staff member that made a difference in your student’s life or maybe even your life. … [Read More...]

Connect to York Suburban

  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 … [Read More...]

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

Registering the class of 2030! Registration for the 2017-18 Kindergarten classes at Yorkshire and Valley View Elementary Schools was held during the first week of April.  These students will be the first to experience a full day kindergarten … [Read More...]

Honor Society Students Sponsor Egg Hunt

The high school National Honor Society students recently held an outreach event for the district's kindergarten students.  Kindergarteners at both Yorkshire Elementary and Valley View Elementary were treated to an Easter Egg hunt on April 10. … [Read More...]

Art Students Compete in VANS Design Contest

                                                      High School art students in … [Read More...]

YSEF Celebration of Excellence

These photos are a small sampling of the hundreds of York Suburban students that benefit every year from our YS community’s support!  You’re invited to attend the York Suburban Education Foundation’s annual fundraising event on Saturday, April … [Read More...]

High School Musicians Perform in Florida

Submitted by Matthew Husler The York Suburban High School Music Department traveled to Orlando, Florida for a performance tour March 15-20, 2017.  The 126 students from the high school Concert Band, Orchestra, and Concert Choir each … [Read More...]

YS Sports Round-up

Submitted by Matt Marshall, Athletic Director   Spring sports are underway and we have a number of teams that are off to a great start! With promising early starts, many of our programs are in position to contend for Division titles … [Read More...]

Let’s Talk, YS: Spring Forum

You are cordially invited to participate in an open forum conversation with the Superintendent, Dr. Shelly Merkle:   Tuesday, April 25 6:30PM - 8:00PM and/or Wednesday, April 26 10:00AM -11:30 AM Provard Education Center 1800 … [Read More...]

East York Elementary Performs Harmony High

East York Elementary presented its eighth biennial all-school musical to a packed house on Thursday, March 2. Harmony High, by John Jacobson and Mac Huff, featured 112 third, fourth, and fifth graders in a cast directed by Sue … [Read More...]

Yorkshire Elementary Students Walk Tall in Famous Shoes

Submitted by Kathy Pavoncello Our second grade Yorkshire Elementary students put forth a lot of effort recently, learning about famous people, both past and present. Each child chose a famous person he or she admires to research. They … [Read More...]

Trojan Theater Production April 27-29

Join us for the Trojan Theater Spring Production:   Oscar Wilde's  The Importance of Being Earnest April 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2017 7:30pm YSHS Auditorium Tickets at the Door:  Adults $10   Students $7   … [Read More...]

Summer Camp Registration: Bright Horizons

York Suburban is excited to announce our continued partnership with Bright Horizons in providing School-Age SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS for 2017!  See our Calendar of Events and Registration Information.   For more … [Read More...]