Friday, Jan. 4: Girls JV basketball game at Boiling Springs canceled

Due to a flu outbreak at Boiling Springs High School, the girls' JV basketball game has been canceled. However, the varsity teams will still play. Game time is 7 p.m. at Boiling Springs. Get well soon, Boiling Springs! And good luck, Bearcats!

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9th-12th Grade Continuity of Education Plan

Posted on April 6th, 2020

The School District of the City of York has developed a plan to ensure the continuity of education for our students while keeping the health and wellness of everyone a top priority. Click the links below for instructions and guidance on how all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students will be expected to continue learning through this mandated-closure. We encourage you to use patience as 9-11 grade courses will be uploaded in the coming days, continue to follow these steps daily to check for updates on your course work.

How to Login to District Laptop (Click Link)

9th-12th grade Cyber learning Directions (Click Link)


El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ha desarrollado un plan para asegurar la continuidad de la educación de nuestros estudiantes, manteniendo la salud y el bienestar de todos como una prioridad principal. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener instrucciones y orientación sobre cómo se espera que todos los estudiantes del 9th-12th grado continúen aprendiendo a lo largo de este cierre mandatorio. Les pedimos que tengan paciencia mientras que las clases de los grados 9-11 se cargarán al sistema en los próximos días, por favor sigan estos pasos diariamente para comprobar las actualizaciones de su trabajo de clase

Cómo iniciar sesión en la computadora portátil del distrito (haga clic en el enlace)

Instrucciones de aprendizaje cibernético para los grados 9-12 (haga clic en el enlace)


Distri Lekòl Vil York la te devlope yon plan pou asire kontinyasyon edikasyon pou elèv nou yo, pou kenbe sante ak byennèt tout moun yon pi gwo priyorite. Klike sou lyen sa a pou jwenn enstriksyon ak konsèy sou kijan yo atann pou tout elèv lekòl segondè yo kontinye aprann nan tout fèmti obligatwa sa a. Nou mande pou ou pasyan ke klas 9-11 rive nan sistèm lan nan pwochen jou yo, tanpri swiv etap sa yo chak jou pou tcheke pou dènye nouvèl sou travay klas ou.

Kouman pou konekte avèk laptop distri lekòl la (Klike sou lyen)

Enstriksyon pou aprann Cyber ​​pou elèv lekòl segondè (klike sou lyen)


We Believe in Practical Work Experience!

Posted on October 18th, 2019

Have you seen some of our William Penn Bearcats wearing these vests at our football games??

They are apart of our Public Safety Academy, where our students have the opportunity to shadow a School Police Officer for the evening as part of their curriculum!

At the School District of the City of York, we believe in coupling practical work experience along with excellent academics!


Your Voices Matter: The Search for the Next Junior Board Members!

Posted on October 18th, 2019

Our William Penn Senior High School Bearcats are getting ready for their one-on-one interviews this week to become a Junior Board Member on our School Board of Directors.

At the School District of the City of York, we empower our students to know that their voices matter!


Class of 2021 hosting Panera fundraiser Friday, April 5

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Support the Class of 2021 on Friday, April 5 by making a purchase at Panera Bread, 1221 Carlisle Road in York.

From 4 to 8 p.m., a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Class of 2021.

Show the cashier the flyer below when you place your order. For online ordering, use the PRFUND promo code.

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FAFSA Completion Night scheduled for February 27

Posted on February 11th, 2019

Class of 2019 students and parents/guardians:

Don’t miss FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, Feb. 27! Event will be held in the William Penn library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bring the following:

  • Federal Student Aid ID. Go to to create your FSA ID
  • Your driver’s license number (optional)
  • Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • W-2 Forms for 2017
  • 2017 Tax Return or Transcripts (if without W-2s)

For more information, call (717) 849-1218, extension 1199. Or, email Alana Barnes at or Raven Charleston at

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William Penn seniors: Sign up for Instant Decision Day on January 18

Posted on January 4th, 2019

Representatives from nine institutions of higher education will visit William Penn Senior High School on Friday, Jan. 18 to interview students and potentially extend offers of admission.

In order to receive an “instant decision” of admission from an institution, students must complete that institution’s application before their appointment. Representatives will also consider a student’s GPA, transcript and SAT score in deciding whether to offer admission.

Students can request appointments to meet with representatives for feedback on an application not yet submitted.

The following institutions will send representatives to meet with students on Instant Decision Day:

Wilson College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Edinboro University
Alvernia University
York College of Pennsylvania
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University
Bloomsburg University
Shippensburg University

Students can choose to meet with multiple representatives on Jan. 18 and potentially receive multiple offers of admission. In most cases, students should choose whether to accept an offer of admission by May 1.

The Instant Decision Day opportunity is open to any senior interested in pursuing higher education.

To participate, students must sign up with Raven Charleston, who is a College and Career Adviser at William Penn. She can be contacted at

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