Boys basketball game scheduled for Saturday (1/19) postponed

In anticipation of wintry weather, the boys basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at Reading vs. William Allen has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at York High. The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m., and varsity will play at 7 p.m.

District operating on a 2-hour delay schedule (Jan. 18, 2019)

The York City School District will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY schedule today (Jan.18, 2019). Be safe!

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Registration open for YMCA spring sports programs

Posted on January 14th, 2019

The York YMCA is now accepting financial assistance applications and registrations for multiple programs beginning in early February. 

Group Basketball Training for ages 6-11 begins Feb. 4. A Co-ed Floor Hockey program for ages 11-14 and a Co-ed Indoor Soccer League for ages 4-11 begins Feb. 9. 

Girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills can join the Intramural Volleyball Program, which begins Feb. 11. 

Registrations with payments will be accepted up until two days before the start of the program. To apply for financial assistance, stop by the York YMCA membership desk to receive a financial assistance application form. Return the form no later than five days prior to the start of the program.

Free English classes offered to parents, guardians of District students

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

The School District of the City of York is offering free English-as-a-second-language classes to the parents and guardians of District students.

Beginning on Jan. 14, 2019, classes will be offered from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 21, 2019. Childcare will be provided to children ages 5 to 11.

Beginner and advanced level English classes will be offered at two locations:

Jackson K-8, 177 E. Jackson St.
District Administration, 31 N. Pershing Ave.

Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 11. To register, contact one of the following:

Gabriela De Hart | (717) 801-2852
Sandra Rojas | (717) 819-2290
Elodia Barajas | (717) 600-6365

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Hispanic Coalition, William Penn Music Boosters raising funds

Posted on December 17th, 2018

The York Hispanic Coalition is selling car wash passes to Mister Car Wash as a fundraising effort for its scholarship program to benefit Latino students pursuing higher education.

Contact Gabriela DeHart at for more information.

The William Penn Music Boosters, a parent organization supporting all district music programs, is selling Giant gift cards.

For more information, contact Beth Fogleman at or (717) 332-5261.

Shining Star Teachers celebrated for exceeding academic growth standards

Posted on December 11th, 2018

At the School District of the City of York, we believe that all students can learn and that high-quality instruction is the key to unlocking student potential.

Recently released 2017-18 standardized testing data confirm for the second consecutive year that the School District of the City of York is fulfilling its mission to improve student academic achievement through the implementation of the most ambitious recovery plan in Pennsylvania history.

According to the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment (PVAAS) – a measure of student academic growth released by the Pennsylvania Department of Education – York City students throughout the district in grades 4-8 exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in both English Language Arts and Math. At the high school level, students exceeded the standard in Algebra and met the standard in Literature.

These results are significant because they indicate the district’s efforts to improve student achievement are working.

On Dec. 6, the school district celebrated the hard work and success of its instructional staff by honoring 35 “Shining Star” teachers whose students exceeded academic growth expectations in 2018. This celebration was an opportunity to reinforce the district’s focus on academic growth as a measure of success in the classroom and the district’s commitment to high-quality instruction for all students.

Each of the 35 teachers was presented with a personalized award and a letter of congratulations from Gov. Tom Wolf.

Click here for a photo gallery and video from The York Daily Record. Click here for a video and article from The York Dispatch. A video linked here was produced by district administration to show appreciation for our Shining Star Teachers.

The 2018 Shining Star Teachers are:

Adam Landis

Amy Kohler

Andrea Josey

Angela Conaway

Ashlee Folkemer

Camryn Smith

Catherine Landis

Cherry Ferguson-Baptiste

Christopher Giese

Danielle Suppa

Dina Conzone

Gregg Nelson

James Sieling

Janel Sager

Jared Miller

Jared Mummert

Jeanne Lippy

Jennifer Amend

Jennifer Swartz

Jonas Lau

Kara Snyder

Karen Keener

Kristine Paules

Lindsay Kaltreider

Maria Photopoulos

Meagan Hirsch

Michelle Myers

Nathaniel Leierer

Rachel Gentile

Sandra Cunningham-Henise

Sarah Hudak

Stefanie Moyar

Steve Little

Talyn Smiley

Tammy Wetzel




SNOW MAKEUP DAY: Schools will be open Thursday, Dec. 20

Posted on December 7th, 2018

The School District of the City of York closed its schools on Nov. 15, 2018 because of weather conditions. To make up the missed day, schools will be open on the previously scheduled holiday, Thursday, Dec. 20.

As previously scheduled, schools will be closed for the holidays starting Friday, Dec. 21 and reopening Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

For more information, see the 2018-19 school calendar here.

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William Penn graduate featured in Martketview Arts installation

Posted on December 4th, 2018

York College artist-in-residence and William Penn Senior High School graduate Jessica Jane Julius is presenting an installation titled “What are you afraid of?” at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., through Jan. 19. The installation is open to the public free of charge.

Politicians, activists, and scholars often refer to a “culture of fear.” Julius’s community-based installation examines the culture of fear through the lens of visual and performing arts offering a new perspective into how fear pervades every aspect of how people relate to and interpret the world around them.

During the run of the exhibition, Julius is encouraging current York City students participating in the project to analyze their fears, understand their origin, and take power over them.

School police lead community effort to deliver 750 Thanksgiving meals

Posted on November 28th, 2018

In its second year, the Thanksgiving meal delivery service dubbed “Plate Patrol” by Chief Michael Muldrow and his team of school police officers nearly tripled its impact. 

With the help of dozens of volunteers and officers from other community police departments, the officers of Plate Patrol delivered meals to people in need throughout York City, Springettsbury Township and Spring Garden Township.

“Being able to have the time to knock on the door to … give or do something positive, we wanted to get as many departments involved as possible,” Muldrow told CBS21.

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