December 22 - January 2 - Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3 - Classes Resume
Saturday, January 7, SAT and ACT Practice Tests, 8AM, Cafeteria
Week of January 9, Spirit Week
Monday, January 9, PTA Meeting, 7:30 PM, Library
Thursday, January 12, Crossroads: Sophomore Night, 6:15 PM, cafeteria
Crossroads: Academic Planning Night 7:00 PM, auditorium
Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, January 19, VHSL One Act Play, 7PM, auditorium
Friday, January 20, Inauguration Day, NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 2:
Holiday - No School
Tuesday, January 3:
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Boys FR/JV/V Basketball at W-L
4:30/5:45/7:00 PM Girls FR/JV/V Basketball vs W-L at HOME
Wednesday, January 4:
5:30/6:00 PM JV/V Wrestling vs Langley at HOME
5:30 PM CoEd Varsity Rifle vs West Springfield HS at Masonic Lodge
6:30 PM Gymnastics vs Langley, SL, WL, Wakefield, Marshall at HOME
Thursday, January 5:
Friday, January 6:
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Boys FR/JV/V Basketball vs South Lakes at HOME
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Girls FR/JV/V Basketball at South Lakes
5:30 PM CoEd Indoor Track vs McLean, South County at TJ Middle School
6:30 PM CoEd Swim & Dive vs Madison at HOME
Saturday, January 7:
8:00 AM SAT & ACT Practice Tests, Cafeteria
9:00 AM Saturday School, room 344
9:00 AM Saturday Sciences
YHS TEACHER OF THE YEAR – 2017 NOMINATIONS NEEDED
We are now accepting nominations for Yorktown's Teacher of the Year. The deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017. The lucky nominee will be part of a pool entered into the Arlington Public Schools competition for 2017. This award is open to all eligible teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, and reading specialists. Any citizen of Arlington can submit a nomination – current and former students, parents, other teachers, and APS staff all welcome. Nominees should be strong participants in Yorktown's activities and possess the following qualities:
Nominations should be in a letter format. Letters can be submitted by an individual or group; if a group please include the name of everyone with your letter. Please explain how the teacher has enriched students' experiences at YHS and include examples. Word docs are preferred and should be sent to email@example.com. Upon receipt you will receive a confirmation email. If the teacher you nominate is picked, you may be asked for more information and detail for at a later date. We are looking forward to an amazing turn-out of nominations for our deserving teachers. Unfortunately we can only pick one. Direct questions, comments, letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
- Effective communication to a broad audience
- Respect and admiration of students, families and colleagues
- Active and useful role in the community as well as in the school
- Poise and ability to articulate instructional goals and objectives
- Energy and ability to withstand a taxing schedule
- Knowledge about their teaching areas and education in general
- Ability to represent Arlington Public Schools, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the nation as an exemplar and role model for the teaching profession
SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED FOR YHS SCIENCE FAIR
Do you have any friends or associates with a science background? We could use your help in locating Science Fair judges. A science fair judge needs three things: (1) to be available on January 28, 2017 from 7:30am to noon; (2) to be familiar with the basic scientific principles, scientific method of experimentation, and hopefully statistics (the last one is a wish!); and (3) to have an open mind, kind heart and really want to interface with teens--that is the KEY to a great scientist being a super judge! One additional note: Parents who have students in the fair are not always the best options--in fact, we try NOT to have judges who have kids in the fair, because not only could they run into their own, but their kid's friends. It gets sticky. If you can help with judge recruitment in anyway please contact Michelle Buehlmann via email. MichelleBuehlmann@hotmail.com.
SAT/ACT PRACTICE TESTS
YORKTOWN ICE HOCKEY
Yorktown Ice Hockey is going strong! Come check out an upcoming game! For more information, email YIHCVA@gmail.com.
Thursday, January 5 JV v. Dematha; 8:10-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, January 6 v. Broad Run; 6:30-8:00; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, January 13 v. Centreville/Fairfax; 7:55-9:25; SkateQuest of Reston
Tuesday, January 17 JV v. Landon; 5:45 pm; Rockville Ice Arena
Friday, January 20 v. Kettle Run; 10:30pm-midnight; Haymarket
Friday, January 27 v. Madison; 7:55-9:25; SkateQuest of Reston
Thursday, February 2 JV v. Gonzaga; 8:10-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Thursday, February 9 JV v. Potomac School; 8:10-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, February 10, JV game; 4:00; The Gardens Ice House
Friday, February 10 v. Chantilly; 9:40-11:10pm; SkateQuest of Reston
Friday, February 24 JV game 8:00-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, March 10 v. Washington-Lee; SENIOR NIGHT; 8:00-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
The YHS Class of 2018 is sponsoring one more SAT and ACT Practice Test. Following the test, families will receive a detailed score report detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. Students of any grade are welcome to participate. The YHS Class of 2018 will collect a $25 registration fee the day of the event. Please bring payment in the form of cash or check made payable to Yorktown High School. All proceeds go directly to the YHS Class of 2018. Registration for the Practice Test closes the Tuesday prior to the event.
SAT or ACT Practice Test Event:
Students select the full-length test of their choice.
Date: Saturday, January 7th
Time: 8AM – 12PM
Location: Cafeteria - Yorktown High School
To register, please visit http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/yhsjan2017
VA GOVERNORS SCHOOL SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS
2017 Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide rising gifted high school juniors and seniors with free intensive educational experiences. Students live on a college campus for four weeks and are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. Information and applications available at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml
See Ms. Wagner in room 384 for more information.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM GOV SCHOOL APPLICATIONS (complete)
due to Yorktown Counseling Office Friday, January 6, 2017.
Programs in Agriculture; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Mentorships in Marine Science; Medicine and Health; or Engineering.
YHS PTA MEMBERSHIP
Please show your support for Yorktown by joining the YHS PTA. Follow this link to find more information and an opportunity to join online: http://www.yhspta.org Contact Lindsay Levy, email@example.com if you have questions.
Show your YHS school pride by buying a t-shirt or sweatshirt whose purchase supports the PTA. Follow http://www.yhspta.org/buy-yhs-gear/ to see pictures of the options. Contact Spiritwear chair, Lindsay Levy firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
SUPPORT YHS WHILE SHOPPING
Support YHS while shopping. It's so easy! Visit http://www.yhspta.org/get-involved/grocery-target-cards/ for all the links! Thank you YHS families.** These are exciting, easy fundraising programs and with your support will lead to a successful year allowing the PTA to fund deserving programs to support our teachers and students. Questions? Comments? Please contact Ashley Rehr, the YHS PTA Volunteer Chair for these programs at YHSCards@gmail.com
Grocery Cards: It’s time to link your Harris Teeter and Giant customer cards to benefit the Yorktown PTA.. With your support, our school has received over $26,600 in donations from the grocery card and shopping programs over the last two years.
New This Year - You Shop and Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the YHS PTA. Sign up at smile.amazon.com, then Yorktown High PTA. Supporters must always start their shopping at smile.amazon.com to support Yorktown High PTA.
Escrip Continues - Check the escrip web page for all the details on sign up and shopping options. http://www.escrip.com