Tuesday, February 28, 2012

York Duke Spirit Quilt Raffle

The Junior class is sponsoring a York Duke Spirit Quilt raffle; the raffle tickets are $2 each and can be purchased in the York High School office now until the drawing that will be held on March 16, 2012.

Thank you to Sandi Oxley for donating the quilt!!! All proceeds will go towards Prom. Thank you for your support!!!!

Go Dukes.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ipad in use in YES Art Classes

We were thrilled when Mrs. Friesen brought an ipad Friday for Art Classes to use at YES. Last week, students got to explore the iPad as an independent workstation in the art room. 1st grade through 5th grade will be using over 40 different free drawing apps in the art room. Thank you Mrs. Friesen!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Drivers' Education at YHS

York High School is planning on offering summer driver's education this summer. They will be offering two sessions. The first session will be from Monday, May 21st to Friday, June 1st. The hours will be 8:30-11:30. The second session will be from Monday, June 4th to June 15th. The hours will also be 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:00 in the afternoons.

PLEASE NOTE: Sign up is on the first come-first serve basis. If you have a special need to get into one of these sessions, please make arrangements to do so early.

The cost is $275 for YHS students and $325 for students that don't attend YHS.

Driver's Education courses will offer classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training. If you are interested, please contact the high school office. The deadline for signing up and payment will be Friday, May 4th.

Monday, February 13, 2012

"That time of year" for our Seniors

York High School is fortunate to have so many local businesses and organizations that support and encourage our students. Because of that we are able to offer a list of many scholarships that students are able to apply for with The Local Scholarship Application. Each year thousands of dollars are given to deserving students locally. Don't miss a golden opportunity. Fill out your application today!

The process is reviewed with seniors in early February. The counselors will distribute packets that provide information on how to apply, what scholarships are available and how to get recommendation letters. The application must be TYPED, no handwritten forms will be accepted. These applications require TWO letters of recommendation. Students should ask for these as soon as possible. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, DEADLINE HAS BEEN SET FOR FEBRUARY 15th AT 4:00P.M. Students can feel free to come to the guidance office for any help or if they don't have a working computer.

The Class of 2010 earned over $2.2 million in scholarship money. The Class of 2011 earned over $1.6 million. Keep up the great work Dukes!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

8th Grade Orientation @ YHS

Each year York High School invites the 8th grade public and parochial students to the high school in order to meet the teachers and to get a taste of the high school experience. This activity has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th. The general program will begin at 1:50 p.m. with an all-school pep rally.

8th Graders will have the opportunity to learn more about YHS activities , athletics and curriculum. They will also take a tour of the building.

We are excited to begin preparations for the incoming Freshman class. All of us have the responsibility to carry on "Duke Pride" and the great traditions of York!

Go Dukes!