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 children are already looking forward to next school year.

The High School Commencement Program was a bit more sophisticated but also included smiles, hugs, and music. There were words of inspiration as our graduates spoke eloquently about service to the school, community, and the larger world. They shared their appreciation and love for one another as well as for the larger community. The excitement in the gym could not be contained as these young adults are clearly ready to face the challenges ahead.

The York Suburban community should be PROUD! From our youngest learners to our newest alumnus, and every student in between, we have many reasons to be inspired. Our children are our future. Our future is very bright.


Dr. Michele Merkle