The Yorktown Schools will be on an early dismissal schedule for Monday January 26. A call will be sent out at 5:00 am Monday to either detail the dismissal schedule or notify parents of a closure of all schools.

We will be evaluating the timing of the storm with the latest forecasts in the morning. Our bus system requires 3 1/2 hours to complete. If we cannot be assured that every student will be home before the beginning of the snow event, we will close schools.

Due to impending inclement weather, the YCSD Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, January 26 has been rescheduled to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School cafeteria.  For the agenda, please click here.

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

January 23, 2015

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”

--Jacques Barzun

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I hope that all of you are well and staying warm during this very cold January.

I wonder if you would mind if I took you on a journey that began for me in 1974.  At that time, my fiancee (now my wife of thirty-nine years) and I began our teaching careers in the Bronx.  Newly degreed and in receipt of our provisional (initial) certification, we began what we believed to be the most important job in the world, teaching children to be competent, compassionate and caring citizens who would make a difference in their community.  Forty years later, this goal from 1974 has not changed...full text of letter...

Hello, Dolly! YHS Musical Tickets Now Available

Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 @ 12:00 PM; Matinee @ 2:00 PM
YHS Student Senate Senior Citizens' Luncheon & Musical

Attention Parents:

The CPSE to CSE meeting scheduled for Monday, January 12 has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 29.  The meeting will be in the Annex (formerly Alternative HS).

The Yorktown Central School District is taking a proactive stance in maintaining a healthy school environment. The following procedures are being implemented to ward off potential colds and viruses.


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

Continuously updated events from community partners

Yorktown Central School District Named as Winner of Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award 

Director of Facilities Dennis Verboys, MESMS Principal Linda Grimm and MESMS teacher Darrell Nansen accept award on behalf of district

The Yorktown Central School District was recently named as a recipient of the first annual Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award for its Stormwater Management and Habitat Restoration at the Middle and High School Campus. This recognition, sponsored by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District, recognizes projects completed within the past three years which promote the conservation, management and restoration of soil and water resources. In improving water quality and controlling excessive stormwater runoff by applying best stormwater management practices and advocating this through public education and outreach. Students from the district’s middle and high school utilize the habitat as an outdoor classroom in sustainability and science education classes. Read complete release

The entire community is welcome to attend all public Board of Education meetings.  

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Thursday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda. 

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from December 15, 2014, are here. Each 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.

Important News from Mrs. Grimm

2014-2015 PBIS Student Behavior and Eligibility Policy (1).pdf
2014-2015 PBIS Student Behavior and Eligibility Policy (1).pdf

Student Handbook 2014-15.pdf

Student Handbook 2014-15.pdf

MESMS Videos

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

Daily Announcements

Student Pick Up Form

Dismissal Pick Up Form.pdf
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

Grade 8 Parent Letter - "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me" Assembly
Grade 8 parent letter You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me 12114.pdf
7th Grade High School Earth Science Letter 11 2014
7th Grade High School Earth Science Letter 11 2014.pdf
MESMS Student Parent Handbook Letter 2014-2015
MESMS Student Parent Handbook letter 2014-2015.pdf
Attention MESMS Parents-  Please click here for 2014-15 student supply lists- thank you!

MESMS Summer Reading 2014
MESMS Summer Reading Activities 2014 - final (3).pdf