Thursday, January 30, 2014

UNK Honor Band and Choral Clinic

On Monday, January 27th eleven YHS students went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney to participate in the Honor Band and Choral Clinic. The day concluded with a concert at 6:00 pm in the UNK Health and Sports Center.

Congratulations to the following students:

Students that participated in the Honor Choir were Alex Heinz, Emily Meisinger, and Lauren Boyer.

Jared Fletcher participated in the Festival Choir.

Students that participated in the Women’s Choir were Allison Woods, Hayley Peterson, Kirsten Wagner, Payton DeMers-Sahling, and Ravyn Richards.

Cori Bolte participated in the Festival Band.

Caleb Magner participated in the Honor Band.

We are proud of each of these participants for representing our school, our community, and our music/band programs in such a positive manner!

Go Dukes!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Still Remembering Tony Howe

January 25, 2012 was a VERY sad day for many folks in/around York. The best father I've ever seen was killed in a car accident that evening leaving behind his wife and three young sons. Tony Howe was a tremendous volunteer, father, husband, and community member. He had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone.

He was a dedicated youth coach, a TeamMate mentor, and all-around dependable person that was willing/able to do whatever needed to be done to help someone out. It's hard to believe that it has already been two years.

Just being around Tony made me want to be a better dad. He always had a way of making you smile and feel good. I still think of him quite often. I only knew him for about 21 months but he made a tremendous impact on me in that short time.

Hug the ones you love and never take things for granted. One day Tony was hugging his kids, goofing around like a big ol' kid himself, and the next day he was gone. Life is too short.

We still miss you Tony.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sheldon Art Exhibit at Cornerstone Bank

The Sheldon Art Exhibit will be in the lower level of the main Cornerstone Bank from February 7 through March 5. This year the exhibit is titled “Picturing Nebraska." There will be 20 pieces of art covering this topic. The exhibit is open to the public during normal bank hours.

YPS intends to send multiple student groups to Cornerstone Bank to take advantage of this great opportunity. The Sheldon Art Exhibit is a wonderful way to help highlight the importance of art in our daily lives.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Job Openings at York Public Schools

We are officially kicking off the "job hiring season" this year with a bang. Right out of the shoot we have some extremely important positions to fill for 2014-15. Below is what our vacancy announcement looks like. Please help us spread the word.

York Public Schools, a progressive Class B district just 45 minutes west of Lincoln, has several job openings. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and credentials to: Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent of Schools, 1715 North Delaware Ave. York, NE 68467. Visit or e-mail for more info. EOE.

• High School SPED – Moderate/Severe Disabilities Life Skills Program
• High School Language Arts
• Head Speech Coach
• After-School Program Coordinator
• Assistant Coaching positions may be available, but are not required:
o High school volleyball
o High school girls’ basketball
o High school boys’ basketball
o High school track
o High school football

Thursday, January 9, 2014

YPS is lucky to have such wonderful community support...

York Public Schools is truly blessed to have such outstanding support from our community. We have so many individuals, businesses, and committees that partner with us to help make our school district the best that it can be. The most recent example comes from an outstanding business that is definitely a pillar of the York Community.

"THANK YOU" to Don Freeman and York Agri-Products for donating materials and labor so that numerous, additional handrails can be added to our main high school gym. This makes travel up/down our court side bleachers much safer for all involved. We are so appreciative of Agri-Products for this tremendous gift!