Please see the YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance, approved by the BOE 3/10/14. Also, please see the dates for 2014-2015 Parent-Teacher conferences.

YCSD Wellness Event! (Click here to order tickets)
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., community members are invited to participate in Yorktown’s SEPTA and Wellness third annual movie screening, panel of experts and farm-to-table tasting. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School auditorium with the showing of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” an award-winning documentary that may help you change your diet, protect your family and understand more about genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Immediately following the film, there will be a discussion by a panel of experts, including Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, author, food policy expert, environmentalist and gardener; Mimi Edelman of I & ME Farms and Former Chair, Slow Food Metro North; and Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, PC.

Attention All Students:  Please see this link for resources to help learn how to type!

Continuously updated events from community partners

Attention All Students:  Please see this link for resources to help learn how to type!

Please enjoy the current YCSD television programming on FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18.  You can also access videos here on the web too!

NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR MAY 20, 2014 Budget and Trustee Vote, are available in the office of the District Clerk.

There are two seats open in the next election – two three-year terms expiring June 30, 2017.

  • Nominating petitions must be signed by 5% of the number of voters at the last annual election (25 signatures) and those signing the petitions must be qualified voters. Community members are encouraged to obtain more signatures than necessary for nominating petitions in the event that a name is dismissed.
  • The deadline for filing a nominating petition is Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM.


A candidate must be able to read and write; must be a qualified voter of the district (i.e., a United States citizen); and must have resided in the School District for an uninterrupted period of at least one year prior to the election date. A person who has been convicted of a state or federal felony may not serve on a school board unless: (1) he/she has been pardoned or otherwise restored to the rights of citizenship by the Governor or the President; or (2) his/her maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired; or (3) he/she has been discharged from parole.

Please call District Clerk, Rebecca Lloyd, for more information (914) 243-8199.

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from April 7, 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

Please see this important letter from Dr. Napolitano and Dr. O'Connor regarding the 2012-2013 New York State Assessments.

Please see NYSED Commissioner King's letter confirming that the Yorktown Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) has been approved (August 2013).

Daily Announcements

April 15, 2014 through April 18, 2014

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

**Grade 6 Solutions to Weekly Practice Word Problems


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

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

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

Quarter 4 begins Monday, April 21st.  Please check the Student and Parent portals for updated schedules.  Schedules will not be handed out to students. 

Upcoming Spring Events
Upcoming Spring Events 2014.pdf
2014 NYS ELA/Math Testing Information
NYSED ELA-MATH Testing Information Parent 2014 letter (2).pdf
Making Good Choices & Positive Decisions
Making Good Choices and Positive Decisions Letter 2014.pdf
Dismissal Pick Up Form 
Dismissal Pick Up Form.pdf
Grade 6 Parent Letter Word Problems 314
Parent Letter Word Problems 3 14.pdf
6th & 7th Grade Music Information
Grade 6 & 7 Music Band 14 15.pdf
6th Grade Second Language Information
Langgr6 2 26 2014.pdf
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.

Attention MESMS Parents-  Please click here for 2013-14 student supply lists- thank you!

Attention Parents of Students in Grades 6 & 7:
Please visit the MESMS Nurse website for important info from Mrs. Epstein!

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.