Announcements

  • Update on health information

     

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than 26,000 new cases of cancer in U.S. men and women each year, including cervical and oral cancers. Many of these cancers can be prevented with a safe, effective vaccine that is available to boys and girls starting at age 9. Indiana Code 20-34-4-3 requires that the Indiana State Department of Health make you aware of HPV, its link to cancer, and the available vaccine. The CDC has stated that, based on recent studies, HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active people will get it during their lifetime.1 That is why it’s important to vaccinate children before they could be exposed to the virus. According to the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians, all boys and girls ages 11 or 12 should get vaccinated.2 Although older teens and young adults can receive the vaccine through age 26, studies have shown that the vaccine produces a better immune response at earlier ages. The HPV vaccine offers long-lasting protection against nine types of HPV and has proven to be effective in preventing numerous types of cancers, including cervical and oral pharyngeal cancers. It also protects against genital warts. The vaccine can be given at the same time as other recommended vaccines and is administered in a two- or three-dose series, depending on the age of the patient when the series is initiated. It is important to complete the series. These vaccines have been studied carefully for safety. According to CDC, nearly 100 million doses have been administered in the United States and the data continues to show that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. As with any vaccine, preteens and teens should sit or lie down for about 15 minutes after receiving the HPV vaccine to protect against fainting. While HPV is not a required immunization in Indiana, it is one of the few tools available to prevent cancer. We urge you to discuss the vaccine with your child’s healthcare provider. Questions may be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Program at (800) 701-0704. For more information on HPV and the vaccine, please visit: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) HPV website: http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm   

    CDC HPV Vaccine Website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hpv/ Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) HPV Website: http://www.vaccineinformation.org/hpv/

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  • PTO BoxTops collection

    YMS PTO will have a BoxTops collection through October 25 and may be turned in to their Period 1 teacher.  The class with the most BoxTops collected will receive a donut party!

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  • Friday, September 21 YMS Homecoming Tiger Tailgate

    PTO will host a Homecoming Tiger Tailgate Party for YMS students on Friday, September 21 after school until 4:30p.  Tickets will be $5 which will include hot dog, chips and soda.  Tickets will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, Sept 19; Thursday, Sept 20 and Friday, September 21.  Additional concessions will be available for purchase.  There will be a prize for the best Tiger Spiritwear!  

    PTO is asking for parential assistance with this function, please click on the link below for the items needed.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F48A4AE2EAA8-ymshomecoming

     

     

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  • YMS Book Fair - Oct 22-26

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  • YCS Fall Break Week of October 8-12

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  • 8th grade field trip to IRT on Wednesday, October 3

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  • College GO Week - September 24-28

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  • YMS Homecoming Week

    Monday, September 17 - Pixar Day

    Tuesday, September 18 - Vacation Clothing Day

    Wednesday, September 19 - color day - 8th grade wears pink/red

                                                                                      7th grade wears yellow/orange

                                                                                      6th grade wears green/blue

                                                                                      staff - purple/gray

    Thursday, September 20 - Jersey Day

    Friday, September 21 - Green and White Day

     

     

     

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  • Make up picture day

    If a student did not get their picture taken at registration we will have a make up picture day on October 3. 

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  • 2018-19 YMS Student Handbook

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Office Staff

Heath Dudley, Principal
hdudley@yorktown.k12.in.us

Todd Strong, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
tstrong@yorktown.k12.in.us

Katie Preston, Counselor
kpreston@yorktown.k12.in.us
Julie Hansell, Counselor
jhansell@yorktown.k12.in.us
Kelly Smith, Secretary
ksmith@yorktown.k12.in.us

Julia Huston, Treasurer/Secretary
jhuston@yorktown.k12.in.us

Tami Simpson, Secretary/Attendance
tasimpson@yorktown.k12.in.us

Students New To Yorktown Community Schools

If you recently moved into the Yorktown Community School district and you would like to enroll at YMS, please call 759-2660 to set up an appointment. If you do not live within the school boundaries and wish to enroll your student at YMS, please call Yorktown Community School Central Office at 759-2720. 

2018-2019 Fall Sports - Updates & Information

018-2019 YMS All Sports’ Pass – Available in YMS Main Office

  • Family Pass – Up to 6 individuals within the household - $75.00
  • Individual Adult/Student Pass - $30.00