Fifth Annual Tip a Teacher
at either Traditions 118 or Don Tomasso's
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:00–10:00 PM

The Yorktown Congress of Teachers, the Yorktown Food Pantry, Traditions 118 and Don Tomasso's Restaurants are teaming up to combat hunger.  Have your dinner served to you by the staff of the Yorktown Central School District. All tips and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry of Yorktown Community Help. Please see flyer for more info and for numbers to call for reservations.

YHS MUSIC BOOSTERS CITRUS SALE through 11/4!

Each year, the YHS Bands and Orchestras participate in regional music festivals. The sale of citrus helps fund students' participation as well as other special musical events. Oranges, pink grapefruit and a mix are available; $27 for a 20 pound box; $37 for a 40 pound box.  You can place an order with any YHS Band or Orchestra member, or by clicking here:

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertBand

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSStudioOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSWindEnsemble

Questions? Please email ntorrente@yorktown.org, or ekluga@yorktown.org. Thank you!

 

LINK to FLYER

 


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.

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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 Letter

October 1, 2014

“Intelligence plus character:  that is the goal of true education.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dear Parents,

I hope that this letter finds you well and enjoying the start of the fall season.  As I write to you today, October begins and the late summer anxieties and adjustments that often accompany the start of any school year appear to be a distant memory. 


Each day as I visit our schools, it is apparent to me that the children are happy, learning and actively participating in their educational experiences.  Our fall sports season is well underway and at a recent volleyball game that I attended, our team prevailed with three straight wins over the Somers squad.  Whenever I attend a Yorktown event I am so proud of the motivation, persistence, determination and commitment that is always demonstrated by our students and staff.  It is exactly these qualities that our students live and portray that support their excellence in all undertakings...

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

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, November 3, 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 October 20, 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.


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
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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

MESMS News

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


MESMS International Night 2014
2014 IN letter.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