In case you’d like to catch up with what’s been happening in West York, we’ve archived some of our past press releases for you below.
We’ll be including the latest district news here on this page. Be sure to check in often, as we’ll be updating this information frequently. For the latest in what is happening in the community outside of our schools, please check out our Community Corner page.
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VERY IMPORTANT Graduation Information
Please read the following letter from Mr. Bumsted and review the attached information packet regarding graduation. The packet includes:
From Mr. Bumsted:
Each graduate must fulfill the following responsibilities in order to enable the class to have a successful graduation ceremony.
Included in this informational packet you will find the senior schedule of activities that will require your attendance. Additional information pertaining to the graduation ceremony and photographs of the event is provided. Please read this information carefully and keep it on hand for future reference. It will be the only notification of these activities that you will receive.
Spring 2013 Keystone Testing
Spring Keystone testing will be held at the high school on May 13th through May 20th, with make-up testing May 21st through 23rd. Please see the testing schedule for specifics on which days and times each type of test is being held.
May – National Youth Traffic Safety Month
You make choices every day – what to wear, what to eat, what TV show to watch, what songs to listen to on the radio. So, why not make the choice every day to be safe behind the wheel, to protect your safety and the safety of others? What would happen if you chose to speed, to talk or text on your cell phone, chose not to buckle your seat belt, or to drink and drive? Who would be left behind? Whose lives would you impact by making choices that could have devastating consequences? When behind the wheel, you’re in control of a lethal weapon, so make sure you always focus on the task at hand – driving safely. May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month – remember, buckling your seat belt takes like two seconds and that call or text can totally wait! And, let’s not forget the dangers of speeding, and drinking and driving. To help you make wise choices behind the wheel, visit the Young Driver section at www.JustDrivePA.com.
In recognition of the time and energy involved in orchestrating last weekend’s eighth grade overnight expedition to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the District sends a big thank you to Mr. Snelbaker and all of the other middle school faculty and staff who organized and chaperoned the trip.
Public Notice - Board of Directors
Notice is hereby given that the West York Area School District Board of Directors adopted a Proposed Final 2013-2014 Operating Budget at the April 16, 2013 Board Meeting. Click here for details.
Facilities Improvements Projects FAQs
The School Board wants its constituents and staff to understand why reinvesting funds into its facilities will provide long-term benefits for our next generation of students. To that end, please click here to review FAQs about Facilities Improvement Projects.
Welcome New Bulldogs!
The West York Area School District is pleased to announce the following individuals that have joined the Bulldog Family!
The Athletic Department will host sports physicals for the 2013/2014 school year on Thursday, June 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a cost of $15 per physical.
Possible Fraud Alert
If you receive a letter from a company called Sports Media asking for payment for advertising in a West York Area school publication, please do not send money. The letter is not from our district. If you ever have questions about this or any other similar letter or bill from West York, please contact our administrative offices. ABC 27 News recently reported on fraudulent billing of small businesses for school advertising that did not occur. For more information, please read this article and view the accompanying video from ABC 27 News.
Roger Czerwinski 2012 Baseball Coach of the Year
West York Area School District is pleased to announce that our own High School Athletic Director and Varsity Baseball Coach, Roger Czerwinski, has been recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) with the “2012 Coach of the Year award at the state level in the sport of Baseball.”
Each year, the NFHS chooses an outstanding coach to represent each state as recommended by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), which has 670 member schools in Pennsylvania who sponsor baseball. According to the spokesperson at PIAA, this is a rare honor for a local coach.
In addition to leading West York’s baseball team to victory as 2012 State Champions, Mr. Czerwinski’s coaching record, background, and involvement in community service played a big part in his selection.
The NFHS Coaches Association states its mission as “…to enhance the professional development of all high school sports coaches in order to improve interscholastic athletics in America.”
West York is extremely proud to honor our very own Coach Roger Czerwinski as the 2012 Pennsylvania Baseball Coach of the Year.
Kindergarten is Coming!
Kindergarten is coming! Click here if you or someone you know has a child who will be kindergarten age for the coming school year.
Did You Know?
Did you know it’s easy to get weekly notices of upcoming events? From the West York Area School District Home Page (www.wyasd.k12.pa.us), choose Calendar under the News & Events tab at the top of the page. Click on the link for the calendar you wish to subscribe to, then simply click SUBSCRIBE at the top of the calendar. You can subscribe to as many calendars as you wish. You will then receive an email at the beginning of each week listing upcoming calendar events for each calendar you are subscribed to.
Education Foundation for the WYASD
Like all Districts within the state, the West York Area School District (WYASD) faces the prospect of tighter budgets moving forward. In an effort to be proactive, the District has assisted in the formation of an educational foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to secure private, tax-deductible donations and grant money to help fund District programs and resources. The Foundation will operate as an independent entity from the District and receive its governance from its own Board of Directors. Naturally, the Foundation will work in a strong collaborative effort with the School District’s Board. I am honored that the District's Board of Directors elected me to serve as its first representative on the Foundation's Board. I look forward to working side-by-side with Mr. Larry Richardson, Mr. Joseph Connolly, Ms. Lori Toth, Mr. Mark Keim, and Mr. Thomas Eyster, who are all members of the community and are parents of current or former West York students. Mr. Eyster is also a West York alumnus and retired teacher. Administrators from the District have agreed to serve on the Foundation’s Board to assist in providing information and guidance as needed. Dr. Emile Lonardi, Superintendent; Mr. George Fike, Business Manager; and Mr. David Peck, Assistant Business Manager, agreed to serve in this capacity.
- By Mr. Rodney Drawbaugh, Board President
The West York Area School District began Kindergarten registration Friday, February 1, 2013. To be eligible for Kindergarten, children must be five years of age before September 1, 2013. You may register your child for Kindergarten by calling Mrs. Ramp at 717-764-6586 ext. 5006 to schedule an appointment.
Please bring the child’s birth certificate, record of immunization dates and two proofs of residency with you when registering. One form of residency must be a current tax bill, original mortgage, agreement of sale, lease, or rental agreement, signed by both parties, proving residency at the West York Area School District address. These forms must list the correct address in the parent or guardian’s name. For the second proof of residency, Photo ID is preferred. Acceptable documents should be one of the following showing the identical name and West York address: a valid driver’s license, valid vehicle owner’s card, current utility or tax bill, a bank statement or paycheck stub.
Kindergarten and first grade classrooms for the District are located at Loucks and Wallace Elementary Schools.
If you need to register a child for first grade, please call Mrs. Ramp to schedule an appointment. To be eligible for first grade, the child must be six years of age before September 1, 2013.
West York Area School District currently has the following coaching vacancies:
Anyone interested in applying is asked to send credentials to:
West York Area High School
Secondary Day-to-Day Substitutes Needed
The West York Area School District is currently seeking day-to-day substitutes holding PDE certification at a secondary level. To apply, please submit an application by selecting Online Application for Employment.