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BMES Second Grade Classroom Perform Text Surgery

Posted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Second grade classroom at Bethel Manor Elementary School was transformed into an operating room last week as students performed "text surgery." This hands-on lesson had the students "operate" to identify the different text features that would help their "patients" get well. Students located the features in various nonfiction texts and performed the surgery. Students also wrote personal narratives about a time they had to go to the hospital or were sick. Lastly, students helped their number patients by taking xrays (drawing pictorial representations) and checking symptoms (identifying greater and less than numbers). All of the "surgeons" enjoyed an engaging and interactive day at BMES!


YRA Greenhouse Team

Posted on: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The YRA Greenhouse Team, led by teacher Veronica Warwick, served as guest speakers at the 4th quarter Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum Awards Program at the Freight Shed this month. Mrs. Warwick and students provided an overview of the Greenhouse project with particular focus on educational outreach and business aspects.


TMS Student Wins Veterans Day Essay Contest

Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2018

Tabb Middle School seventh grader, Martene Whiting, Jr., was recently selected as the winner of the middle school category of this year's Veterans Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Virginia War Memorial. His essay, which won a statewide contest for middle school students, emphasized how World War I contributed to the civil rights movement. As the winner, Martene and his family attended the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Dogwood Dell on Veterans Day and Martene read his essay aloud to an audience that included veterans and Governor Ralph Northam.


Writing Celebration at BMES

Posted on: Friday, November 09, 2018

Bethel Manor Elementary fifth graders held writing celebrations in their classrooms to showcase their writing with the community. They had such a great turnout, with parents and school board office staff in attendance. Students and teachers were so excited to share and celebrate the end of their writing journey this nine weeks. They are already planning the next celebration! Great job BMES fifth grade sharing your hard work with the community!


Principal for a Day Program

Posted on: Thursday, November 01, 2018

The York County School Division will host its third Principal for a Day program on Thursday, November 8, in honor of National Education Association’s American Education Week which takes place every November.


Virginia Purple Star Designation

Posted on: Monday, October 29, 2018

The Virginia Department of Education recently announced that four YCSD schools are among the first in the state to earn Purple Star designation. The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Congratulations to Coventry Elementary, Grafton Bethel Elementary, Tabb Middle and Yorktown Middle schools!


Elementary Teachers Engage Students

Posted on: Friday, October 26, 2018

Elementary teachers across the division are taking advantage of the season to engage YCSD students in hands-on activities. At Waller Mill Elementary, pumpkins have been decorated based on student's favorite storybook character. At Dare Elementary, first graders used pumpkins for as their exploration tool for a special STEAM day set of activities. Students used pumpkins to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


York River Academy Courtyard Bench

Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018

This week, members of the York County Beautification committee, along with Sheila Noll from the York County Board of Supervisors and Barb Dunbar, Master Gardener from Virginia Cooperative Extension, presented York River Academy with a bench for the school's courtyard. The bench was made from recycled plastic bags through a Trex recycling program. York River Academy was the first school in the division to receive a bench through this program. YRA collected many plastic bags in the 2017-18 school year to earn the honor. York River Academy continues to collect plastic bags to aid in the creating of future benches for other schools in York County. Principal Walt Cross shared, "It is our honor to be environmental stewards and show our students the impacts of properly recycling everyday grocery bags."


Coventry Elementary Students Featured on 13News Now

Posted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The artwork of some Coventry Elementary School students was featured on 13News Now's morning show this week. Art teacher Gerri Klepeisz developed a project for students to who have spare time in their art period to create a "Kids Care" card. On one side is the student's own artwork and on the other are encouraging words for the recipient. So far this school year, they have sent approximately 500 cards to North Carolina students affected by Hurricane Florence and plan to send more to students in Florida impacted by Hurricane Michael.


YCSD Make-Up Day Announcement

Posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The York County School Division has adjusted the 2018-19 school calendar to make up missed instructional time due to hurricanes Florence and Michael. Monday, November 12, 2018 is now a regular instructional day for all students. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 will now be a full instructional day for all students.


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