Monday, February 25, 2013

Animal Science is Hopping at YHS

One of the neat, hands-on projects going on at York High School is the rabbit farming project in the Animal Science classes. Countless baby rabbits have been born in the classroom over the past two months. The baby rabbits are cared for over a month before going to market.

Besides rabbits, Animals Science classes learn how to take care of many different animals; from birds and small animals to farm livestock. Two little piglets have already been born in the classroom as well.

The Animal Science course has been a nice addition to the curriculum offerings at the high school. It has provided numerous real-life learning experiences for students from a variety of backgrounds. Thanks to Mr. Hirschfeld and Mr. Williams for their work with this important component of our course offerings.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

National FFA Week

Each year the York High School FFA celebrates "National FFA Week" with a variety of activities. On Tuesday, February 19, the FFA Chapter held an appreciation breakfast for the high school staff. Similar breakfasts are planned for the Middle School and Chapter membership later in the week.

The breakfasts are intended to drive home the point of American agriculture's important role in providing food for American tables.

Besides the appreciation breakfasts, the YHS FFA will hold Chapter meetings and membership drives throughout the week as well. FFA is an extremely important group and we appreciate all they do for York Public Schools and our community!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Angry Adult Season"

In the school administration ranks, I often refer to February as "Angry Adult Season." Winter is a grind. The weather is bad. Stress is high. Let's ALL take a step back, smile, breathe, relax, and understand that we're going to make it. "What" we say and "how" we say it get magnified during angry adult season. Be a positive voice of reason that doesn't get caught up in gossip, rumors, and negativity. Let's stick together to push forward in a positive fashion. We're going to make it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

YHS Construction Update

The facility project at York High School continues to go well. As I write this, the canopy at the south entrance is being erected. The fine arts addition should be 100% fully closed in within a month. The district storage/office facility should be completed by April 1st. By the end of March, work will begin on the new gym as well. The main gym floor of the new gym will be 90 feet long just like our existing high school court. Additional classroom renovations are also scheduled for later this spring.

Our students and staff have done a marvelous job of dealing with the noise, mess, and congestion on site. We will continue to post pictures on our district Facebook page as well as our website.

Go Dukes!