Attention all students grades 3-8:
Please click here for resources to help learn how to type!

YCSD 2014-2015 Google Calendar(s)
Most current!    See Video Tutorial to help maximize use

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar PDF (36 pp)
Print calendars will be mailed to all households with students in schools by 8/30.

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance

Continuously updated events from community partners

Please see the full text of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano's Welcome Back Letter

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life...The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for the day.  We cannot change our past; we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can control is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I respond to it. You are always in charge of your attitude.    -- Charles Swindoll

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

I hope that this letter finds all of you well and enjoying the beautiful summer.  While I would never want to be accused of being the Grinch who stole the summer, in just a short time from your receipt of this letter, I will be welcoming everyone back.  In fact, our teachers are scheduled to return on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  So, the good news is that all of you have a little bit more time off beyond their return...


All Board of Education videos, including the latest from July 1, 2014, are here. It is annotated in conjunction with the agenda to make it viewer-friendly.  

The most current BOE meeting video is shown via YCSD-TV via FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18 at both 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily.

Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School Named as New York State Reward Schools

Based on significant student progress over the past three consecutive years on New York State assessments, Commissioner King and the Board of Regents have designated the Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School as Reward Schools, among 359 schools from across the state that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. See full release

MESMS Videos

Please click here to see the MESMS Character Recognition Night video.
Other videos, including concerts, can be found here.

Daily Announcements

Have a great summer!

Please check the MESMS Health Office website often for updated information.  Mrs. Epstein


Mildred E. Strang Middle School Receives 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized the Mildred E. Strang Middle School (MESMS) as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 19 schools in New York, and one of a total of only 256 public schools chosen nationally to receive this award. Read more...

MESMS Announcements

Welcome Back!  Please See Important Back-to-School Information

Please note that confidential information, including grades K-5 student placement letters, grades 6-12 schedules and the bus transportation guide will be available via the eSD Parent Portal beginning Monday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m.

8th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 8th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
6th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 6th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
7th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 7th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
MESMS Summer Reading 2014
MESMS Summer Reading Activities 2014.pdf
Attention MESMS Parents-  Please click here for 2014-15 student supply lists- thank you!

IMPORTANT letter from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Florence T. O'Connor 

for parents of students in eighth grade Algebra classes re Algebra 1 Regents

Incoming Ninth Graders Letter 2014-2015 (updated)
Incoming Ninth Graders Letter - 2014-2015 update.pdf
Bus Pass Policy
2013-14 Bus Pass Policy.pdf
Please see the 2013-2014 MESMS Directory, including staff website links, email addresses and telephone extensions.

MESMS Parents and Students

Please click here for the cover letter and directions regarding the required summer reading.
Please click here for the 2013 summer reading list.

MESMS Parents/Guardians: Please click here  for a letter regarding Making Good Choices and Positive Decisions.

MESMS Grade 8 Parents -Please click here for an important survey from Alliance for Safe Kids.