Hearing on Helen Thackston charter scheduled for 10/17 has been canceled

The hearing officer has granted the joint request from counsel for both the Helen Thackston Charter School and the School District of the City of York to cancel a public hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. The hearing is continued until Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

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Act 80 days scheduled for teacher professional development

Posted on October 18th, 2017

The Board of School Directors for the School District of the City of York has approved a schedule of Act 80 days to give district teachers time for professional development.

On an Act 80 day, the school is closed to students. All other schools, unless otherwise noted, are open.

The following is a schedule of upcoming Act 80 days:

Ferguson K-8: Tuesday, Oct. 24

Devers K-8: Thursday, Oct. 26

William Penn Senior High School and Cornerstone: Tuesday, Oct. 31

Goode K-8: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Jackson: Thursday, Nov. 2

Davis K-8: Tuesday, Nov. 7

Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy: Tuesday, Nov 7


Special board meeting scheduled on Helen Thackston Charter School

Posted on October 17th, 2017


The Board of Directors of the School District of the City of York, Pennsylvania will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. relating to Helen Thackston Charter School and any other matters that may come before the Board.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 31 North Pershing Avenue, York, Pennsylvania.

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

Board of School Directors

Bearcat basketball returns to Philadelphia on Dec. 15

Posted on October 9th, 2017

Bearcat basketball fans are invited to support the boys basketball team Friday, Dec. 15 for a game against Cedar Crest at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The game is scheduled for 2:15 p.m.

Then, at 7 p.m., the Bearcats and their fans will watch the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to order yours!

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Interactive ‘STREAM Fair’ for preschool students offered Oct. 7

Posted on September 29th, 2017

The School District of the City of York’s Pre-K program is among organizations offering a free interactive educational event for students in the birth-to-Kindergarten age range on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Extreme STREAM Fair will begin at 10 a.m. at the York Expo Center’s Horticultural Hall, 334 Carlisle Ave.

See the flyer below for more information.

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Free Saturday lacrosse clinic offered to York City students

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

The City of York is inviting students in grades 2-5 to participate in a series of Saturday lacrosse clinics starting Sept. 23.

The six-week program held at Memorial Park Field #6 is free and open to both boys and girls. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. for 2nd and 3rd grade students and 11 a.m. for 4th and 5th grade students.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Hugh Ortner at (717) 849-2276 or hortner@yorkcity.org.

See the flyer below for more information.

Starting Oct. 7, citizenship classes offered to district parents

Posted on September 21st, 2017

The School District of the City of York is proud to offer Saturday citizenship classes to the parents and guardians of district students.

Students will learn about the government and history of the United States and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Classes will include practice for official citizenship interviews.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the district administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave., starting Saturday, Oct. 7.

Pre-registration is required, and registration will close after Oct. 7. The program is free to district parents and guardians.

To register, contact Elodia Barajas at (717) 600-6365. See the flyer below for more information.

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El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York se enorgullece de ofrecer clases sabatinas para la ciudadanía para los padres y guardianes de estudiantes del distrito.

Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre el gobierno e historia de los Estados Unidos y los derechos y responsabilidades de la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos. Las clases incluirán práctica para la entrevista oficial de la ciudadanía.

Las clases se llevarán a cabo a partir del sábado 7 de octubre de 9am a 12 pm en el edificio de administración del distrito, 31 N. Pershing Ave.

Se requiere la pre-registración y se cerrará el 7 de octubre. El programa es gratuito para los padres y guardianes de estudiantes del distrito.

Para registrarse, comuníquese con Elodia Barajas al (717) 600-6365. Consulte los folletos a continuación para obtener más información.

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Nonprofit dance studio opens in downtown York for all ages

Posted on September 20th, 2017

A new nonprofit dance studio has opened in downtown York, and York City families are invited to learn more.

The Main Act Dance Studio offers a variety of dance styles for children, starting at age 2, and adults.

The studio is located at the Heidelberg UCC, 47 W. Philadelphia St.

More information is available on the studio’s website and in the flyer below.

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Elementary students invited to free Codorus Creek canoe rides Saturday

Posted on September 20th, 2017

The Watershed Alliance of York invites all elementary school-aged children to participate in the opening of the Codorus Water Trail in downtown York on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

As part of the 14th annual Watershed Weekend, the Alliance will offer 20–to-30-minute canoe rides on Codorus Creek starting and ending at the Codorus Boat Basin at Foundry Park Plaza (200 West Philadelphia Street). This is an opportunity for children to be introduced to an important part of York’s heritage by learning about the history and biology of Codorus Creek.

Each canoe will be captained by an experienced York College student or Boy Scout. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has completed the required information and signatures on the document below. Parents and guardians may accompany their child on the canoe ride if they wish. All persons will be required to wear a personal flotation device, which will be provided. There is no cost for this activity.
The Girl Scouts of the Heart of Pennsylvania will also be present at the Boat Basin during this event with their STEM mobile for all interested parties to stop by.

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Enroll your child in Chorus for grades 4-8 this year!

Posted on September 9th, 2017

Parents and guardians of students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to sign up their children for Chorus.

The Chorus program, directed by music teacher Michal Buchanan, is offered at each of the district’s K-8 schools and the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy. Each school has an assigned day and time to rehearse.

Students rehearse for 40 minutes in the afternoon. Parents must give permission for students to participate because it is a “pullout program.” Students must make up any missed class work.

After-school rehearsals will be held in October through December, and then again at the end of March through May.  The Chorus program presents two concerts each year at William Penn Senior High School.

Students have been sent home with permission slips, which are due the day Chorus starts at your child’s school. Those deadlines are:

McKinley – Monday, Sept. 18

Ferguson – Tuesday, Sept. 19

Davis – Wednesday, Sept. 20

STEAM – Thursday, Sept. 21

Jackson – Monday, Sept. 25

Goode – Tuesday, Sept. 26

Devers – Wednesday, Sept. 27

Hannah Penn – Thursday, Sept. 28

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