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The following webpage(s) are designed to help keep parents, and students aware of what is going on at York Middle School. Please feel free to contact us if you have a question that might not be answered within the following information, or you would like some additional information.
Barbara Maling, Principal
Jay Delehanty, Asst. Principal
Michael Luttrell, Activities Director
All students who are participating in a club, co-curricular or athletic team that meets after school will need to have their parents sign the activities agreement, before they are allowed to participate.
All students who participate on an athletic team that travels must produce a current physical in order to participate on that team. Physicals expire one year from the date that it was conducted, and must be re-submitted before the student athlete can resume playing on the team.
Year Long Activities
Is open to all students in grade 7 and 8. The students meet during school (recess) and after school periodically throughout the year.
Is open to students in 5th through 8th grade. The students meet during recess / lunch period throughout the year as issues come up.
Is open to all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. The students meet weekly after school to put together their written pieces and illustrations for the school newspaper. Students can join newspaper anytime during the year.
Band / Strings
Open to all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students have lessons during the school day and should practice their instrument of choice at home as part of their nightly homework. Students in fifth grade are given a demonstration in early September of what instruments are available to them.
Is open to all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Fifth and sixth grade have separate choruses and students in grades seven and eight are mixed together. Students have lessons during the day and should practice their singing at home.
Is open to all students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Try outs are usually held in early to mid September. Students who make the jazz band roster will have practices once a week after school or during the evening with concerts seasonally. There is also a jazz band competition that the students will travel to in the spring time.
Civil Rights Team
Open to all grades, this team's mission is to help create and support a positive environment at York Middle School. The team sponsors activities for students to be able to gather with others who share a common interest in maintaining the YMS School Principles of respect, fairness, honesty, responsibility, compassion and courage.
The school play is open to all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Rehearsals are held after school once try outs are completed for individual roles. The final performance is usually held in the auditorium at the high school. The school play usually starts in late fall and runs into the spring.
Odyssey of the Mind
O.M. is open to students in grades 5-8. If your student likes being creative, they should check out Odyssey of the Mind. This is a great creative problem solving competition - it's lots of fun. Teams usually meet once a week in the afternoon or evening. Teams are given cognitive challenges and asked to solve these problems in a creative, cooperative way. This program culminates in local and national/world competitions. Odyssey of the mind starts in October and runs until early Spring.
Start at the beginning of the school year and run through the end of October.
Tennis is open for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. All students that wish to play tennis are put on a team. Currently their are two teams, (1) practice squad -- those students who need a little more skill development (2) the tennis team -- those students who are more advanced. All of the practices and tennis matches are held at the high school. Students will take the bus to the high school after school for their practice or match. Students who choose to participate in tennis will need a tennis racket and a water bottle.
Cross Country is open to all students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Students have practice 3 or 4 days a week and a meet once a week. The meets are a mile and a half. Students that choose to participate in cross country will need to have a pair of running sneakers and a water bottle.
Is open to girls in 6th (if we have low numbers in 7th grade), 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held daily at the middle school with games two days a week once the season starts. Girls choosing to participate in field hockey will need the following supplies: goggles, shin pads, cleats, mouthpiece, a field hockey stick, dark blue socks and a water bottle.
We currently have 4 soccer teams at YMS. We have a 7th grade boys team, 7th grade girls team, 8th grade boys team and an 8th grade girls team. Practices and games are held behind Village Elementary School. The student athletes that make the team will have practices 4 or 5 days a week and games two days a week once the season starts. Boys and girls who make the team will need the following: cleats, mouth piece, shin guards, dark blue socks and a water bottle.
Start the first week of November and run through January.
We currently have two boys and two girls teams, one for each 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held daily with games twice a week once the season starts. Students participating in basketball will need a pair of sneakers and a water bottle.
Late Winter Activities
Start the first week in February and run through the end of March.
Girls in grades 7 and 8 (6th grade depending on numbers) are eligible to participate in our developmental volleyball program. The focus will be on learning the game of volleyball (skills/drills and the rules). Games will be played against other York County schools who also offer volleyball. Students participating in volleyball will need a pair of sneakers, a water bottle, shorts and a t-shirt.
Wrestling is a co-ed sport and is open to boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. 5th Graders are eligible to participate in all practices and travel with the team to all meets. Practices are held daily with meets twice a week. Students choosing to participate in wrestling will need the following: wrestling sneakers, head gear, a wrestling singlet and a water bottle.
Start in early April (weather pending) and run through early June.
We currently have two boys and two girls teams, one for each 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held daily with games twice a week once the season starts.
Students participating in boys lacrosse will need shoulder pads, elbow pads, helmet, mouth piece, lacrosse stick(s), cleats, athletic cup, and a water bottle.
Students participating in girls lacrosse will need a mouthpiece, goggles, cleats, and lacrosse stick(s).
Track and Field
Is open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Practices are held daily with meets once a week. Students participating in track and field will need a pair of sneakers and a water bottle.
Baseball / Softball
Is open to students in grades 7 and 8. Practices are held daily with games twice a week once the season starts. Practices and games are held at the ball fields behind Village Elementary School. Student athletes who make the team will need a glove, cleats, dark blue socks and a water bottle.