Thursday, November 29, 2012


The York High School One Act Team has been outstanding this year!

The team has gone to four total competitions, and took home first in every event but one. It has taken a lot of teamwork to make the play such a huge success. On Wednesday, November 29, the Team presented a special performance of the play for the YHS and YMS student body.

The performance on Wednesday helped the cast and crew get pumped up for District competition, which will be held in Seward on Friday, November 30. The District performance is a high stakes affair as the winner of District will advance to the State competition next week.

Last year, York came very close to winning Districts and this year they hope to go all the way! At Districts, the Dukes will be competing against Aurora, Central City, Columbus Lakeview, David City, Fillmore Central, Schuyler, and Seward.

This year, York is performing a one-act adaptation of the classic fairytale, “The Princess and the Pea”. The play is about Jean (Cassie Sikes) trying to keep order in the kingdom, while also trying to find a soul mate for her lifelong friend, Prince Pete (Conner Mogul). Will she find one? Who will it be? Can she overcome her love for Pete? You can find that out at the York districts this Friday at Seward!

Good luck Dukes!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Discover Engineering Days at UNL

Six 8th grade students were chosen from YMS to attend the College of Engineering: Discover Engineering Days at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln earlier this month. They were Matt Ackerman, Jalen Alexander, Will Bailey, Paige Cradick, Madi Smart and Sam Redfern. This event was hosted by the college’s student organization and was filled with hands-on activities that applied math, science and creative thinking skills. The purpose was to introduce middle school students to various fields in engineering and the different engineering programs offered at the University. Activities included a bone strength competition, cotton ball catapults, straw bridges and water filtration.

YPS is working hard to provide many meaningful opportunities for all students.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mock Trial = State Bound!

The YHS Varsity Mock Trial Team is State Bound!

With a great group of very talented kids and Mrs. Brogan’s wonderful coaching skills, the Dukes once again have made it to the State competition. This is the team's third consecutive win at the District level.

After beating Raymond Central on November 8th, Mock Trial members eagerly await the State Competition to be held next month in Omaha. With twelve teams representing all districts in Nebraska, York will be one of those representing the Lincoln District. The Dukes look forward to another year to show the other state competitors what they’re made of. The State Competition will be held in Omaha on December 4 & 5.

This year’s varsity Mock Trial is made up of Kathryn Heng, Conner Mogul, Grant Seufferlein, Jake Weskamp, Julianna Blackmon, Jonathan Postier, Lauren Clark, David Fillman, and Lia Miller.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Community Night at YMS


York Public Schools is hosting a "Community Night" with Magical Paradise Exotic Farm on November 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Gym. Magical Paradise Exotic Farm is a farm located in Nebraska. They have animals from all around the world, as well as hundreds of exotic animals that are native to this area. They will be bringing many of their animals to share not only facts, but also to allow people to touch and hold some of them.

This is a fantastic FREE opportunity for everyone in your family! Please mark November 13 on your calendar, and plan on enjoying a fun and educational night!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Last Thursday night, the York High School Dukes defeated the Seward Bluejays 3-1 in the district volleyball tournament championship match, giving them a berth in the State Tournament for the first time since 1989.

The State Tournament will be played in Grand Island on November 8-10. The Dukes enter play on Thursday as the #8 seed and they will play #1 seeded Grand Island Northwest at 11:00 AM at Grand Island Senior High.