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Message from the School Board President

The York Suburban School Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Larry R. Redding as Acting Superintendent at its meeting on Monday, October 9, 2017. Dr. Redding will provide senior leadership to the district through the remainder of this school year, or until the hiring of a permanent Superintendent. The Board intends to name a permanent superintendent by spring of 2018 and anticipates that he or she will begin work no later than July 1, 2018. Dr. Redding retired as the Superintendent of the Gettysburg Area School District in June 2017 after serving 40 years in public education in … [Read More...]

YSHS National Merit Commended Scholars and Semifinalists

  The high school is pleased to have eight National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Scholars this year. The students qualified for this honor based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT in the Fall of 2016. The students are: Anne … [Read More...]

Assistant Superintendent Retires

After nearly 32 years in public education—including 10 successful and productive years at York Suburban—Dr. Patricia Maloney announced her retirement on Monday, July 17, 2017. Her commitment to the district’s mission of educating, challenging, and pre … [Read More...]

Advanced Placement Program Thrives at York Suburban

Submitted by Mr. Michael Mountz College Board has released Advanced Placement (AP) exam results from the 2016-17 school year, and York Suburban High School students have earned some of the best scores in school history.  Last year, 76 … [Read More...]

FULL DAY for ALL

Submitted by Dr. Tawn Ketterman, Director of Educational Services   The 2017-18 school year marks the first year of full day kindergarten for all students at York Suburban. This inaugural full day kindergarten class is a large class, … [Read More...]

Students Watch Solar Eclipse

Submitted by Mr. Michael Mountz   On August 21, thousands of York Suburban students gathered outside of their schools and watched the sky as the most significant solar eclipse to impact York County in decades appeared into view. … [Read More...]

Special Education Update

Submitted by Natalie Hasenfuss, Director of Pupil Services York Suburban School District has provided emotional support programming for students in grades three through twelve since 2012. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, the district will … [Read More...]

STEAMing in New Directions

York Suburban is taking STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in a new direction this year for grades 5-8. Beginning in fifth grade, students will explore STEAM by engaging in collaborative career exploration activities in … [Read More...]

Girls Volleyball Black Out A Fundraising Success

On Tuesday, September 5, the York Suburban Girls Volleyball team opened its season with its Eighth Annual Black Out fundraising match. This year, YSVB supported the efforts of Food for Thought, a collaborative partnership between Luther Memorial … [Read More...]

Reading Inspires Giving for Hurricane Victims

Sixth grade English Language Arts students were reading nonfiction articles about hurricanes, sparking discussions about Hurricane Harvey. Students felt horrible about the victims of the hurricane and wanted to do something to help.  In lieu of … [Read More...]

Discovery and Design

Discovery and Design -- Formerly known as computer class … Why the Change? While all students in the York Suburban School District from kindergarten through eighth grade are exposed to instruction that ensures that they obtain the necessary c … [Read More...]

Valley View Elementary Supports Red Cross

Valley View Elementary(VVE) students and staff participated in a Wear Red & "Change War" fundraising effort to support the disaster efforts of the American Red Cross. The video, For Texas Flood Relief was shared with staff, students, … [Read More...]

Bright Horizons Highlights Experiential Learning

Submitted by Erika Alvarez, Bright Horizons   Preschoolers and Kindergarten Prep children are active and enthusiastic learners.  At Bright Horizons our World at their Fingertips curriculum allows the children to fill their day … [Read More...]

York Suburban Welcomes New Staff!

York Suburban is pleased to welcome a class of seventeen new teachers and twelve new support staff personnel!  The new teachers come from varying backgrounds and experience levels and they have really been connecting with both students and … [Read More...]

Helen Heidler Receives Top Honor

  At Whitsons School Nutrition annual summer meeting on August 10, Helen Heidler was honored as the first Foodservice Director of the Year for her service at York Suburban.  The award recognizes the "team member who exemplifies … [Read More...]

Report Student Absence Online  

  In an effort to make reporting student absences more convenient for families, York Suburban School District introduced an online student absence reporting form.  The form may be found in the upper left corner of the District … [Read More...]

School Based Outpatient Services Available in Secondary Schools

Submitted by Natalie Hasenfuss, Director of Pupil Services York Suburban School District applied to Community Care Behavioral Health Organization to become a site for school based outpatient services in the middle and high schools. That … [Read More...]

Dr. Ellis Presents at the National Principals Conference

  Dr. Brian Ellis, YSHS Principal, was selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals to present at the first ever National Principals Conference held this past July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His … [Read More...]

Yorkshire Elementary Welcomes Students and Parents Back to School

Submitted by Mrs. Kathy Pavoncello For many, the sweet song of the cicada is a reminder that the summer vacation is nearly over, and school will surely soon begin. At Yorkshire Elementary there are other indications. Dr. Stoltz welcomed our new … [Read More...]

Cheer Squads Excel at Summer Camp

Submitted by Leslee Yoder, Cheerleading Coach                 A record number of cheerleaders (15 of 16 varsity and 12 of 14 junior varsity members) attended cheer camp this … [Read More...]

Community of Encouragement Provides Supplies

Submitted by Dr. Kimberly Stoltz   Members of St. John Lutheran Church reached out to school administration with a request and desire to help the students of York Suburban. After a brainstorming session, a plan was formulated. The church … [Read More...]

Clubs are New at East York Elementary

East York Elementary students are excited to have clubs this year. Students chose a club in which they would like to participate.  Some of their club choices included: yoga, Lego, coloring, cheerleading, chess, and service dog club. … [Read More...]

Escape Room Mathematics

Submitted by Mrs. Stephanie Crumbling Using fifth grade math concepts that included multiples, factors, prime numbers and problem solving, Mrs. Crumbling’s classes at Indian Rock Elementary solved clues in order to “escape” from 5 different “room … [Read More...]

Fall Sports Round Up

Submitted by Matt Marshall, Athletic Director The fall sports season is off to a great start as we have fantastic numbers for participation again! Over 30% of the York Suburban students are taking part in some type of fall athletic program. … [Read More...]

Instrument Donations Needed

The York Suburban School District is looking for donations of gently used instruments that would help with beginner instrument students.  We have many students who would like to start playing an instrument but do not have the means to obtain the … [Read More...]