Knight News
October 16, 2020
Knight Nod
Congratulations to Moraima, a 10th grader who is our Knight Nod (formerly Student Spotlight). She was nominated for embodying the International Baccalaureate attribute of being a risk-taker.
 
Risk-takers approach uncertainty with forethought and determination, and are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change. They also work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.
 
Moraima consistently goes above and beyond classroom expectations. Her passion for mathematics and computer science is inspiring. She models what it means to be a hard worker, and she urges others to have a curiosity about approaching problem-solving. Moraima both encourages others and is a leader in the classroom. Overall, she encompasses what it means to "be IB."

Here's a big "Knight Nod" for being an outstanding student and a positive influence, Moraima. Keep it up!
York Academy Apparel Store Closes Sunday
Make sure to place your order for uniform and spirit wear items by Sunday evening (10/18). They will be delivered the week of November 9. Click here to shop now.
 
Please note that the dress code for Early Dismissal Days has changed this year. On half days, students may wear college/university shirts and their uniform pants, but not spirit wear. They will be able to wear spirit wear when we have PTO Dress Down Days again. Make sure to keep this in mind as you shop.
 
Notes from the Kitchen
I recently read an article from the School Nutrition Association. They spotlighted eight different school districts across the nation. I was fascinated to learn how schools are handling the distribution of meals to either in-school learners or e-learners. The methods are varied, with some schools distributing five meal bundles one day a week and others bundling two or three meals for curbside pickup. Some are offering meal pickup five days a week, much like we do. I am so pleased with the food we are sending home or feeding to our in-school students. Our hot meals are full of fresh fruits and vegetables. They are packaged with love by our wonderful staff.

This quote from the article stood out to me and made me think of our staff. “The good employees you love are the foundation of school nutrition operations. They can work through a wide range of crazy conditions to feed kids.” This best describes our staff in the Upper and Lower Schools. They have taken on everything that I have thrown at them and then some. I am so proud to work with these ladies and in honor of National School Lunch week I want you all to meet them. 
Lower School Team (from left to right): Destiny Holland (Cafeteria Assistant), Kelly Bloss (Cafeteria Cook/Cashier), Peggy Shearer (Head Cook) and Carla Brown (Cafeteria Cook/Cashier)
Upper School Team (from left to right): Tonya Nace (Cafeteria Cook/Cashier), Mildred Gerver (Head Cook) and Brenda Drayden (Cafeteria Assistant)

Eat well and stay healthy,
Ms. Gina, Food Services Manager
McNally to Play In State Golf Championship
York Academy's own Lilly McNally has made some impressive strides in her golf career! For the second year in a row, this 11th grader earned the silver medal in the York-Adams district qualifier event.

At last weekend's AAA District 3 Championship, she made a remarkable comeback from a round of 92 on Friday to shoot a 76 on Saturday! Lilly tied for fifth, which earned her an elite spot at next week's PIAA AAA State Championship. Lilly will play against the top 26 best golfers in Pennsylvania on October 20 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York. We are so proud of Lilly and wish her the very best on Tuesday! 
Science Career Fashion Show
Students in Ms. Henninger's eighth grade science class researched careers and studied how science is connected to those careers. They answered questions about the type of schooling required and the pay range for specific vocations. Next, the students designed t-shirts (digital or actual t-shirts) centered around the careers. On Wednesday, they held a virtual fashion show to share their creations. Students talked about forensic scientists, nuclear physicists, astronauts, and athletic trainers, to name a few. They did an amazing job! 
Fall Fun Family Challenge
Let's celebrate the change in seasons and share some joy! As you spend time together this month, please show us a picture of your family doing fun fall activities. Upper School families who take part will help win points for their student's Houses, too. We can't wait to see you in action!
Click below to share your fall picture(s).
You are welcome to post them in both places if you have children at both schools.
Important Note: The pictures may be shared on our social media and in this newsletter. If your student is on the "No Photo List" or you do not want your family/children to be included, please do not upload any photos. Thank you!
10/19
Spooky Music Night Rehearsal (Orchestra)
6 - 8 p.m.
10/20
Spooky Music Night Recording Session (Orchestra)
6 - 7:30 p.m.
10/26
Spooky Music Night Rehearsal (Band)
6 - 8 p.m.
York Academy Regional Charter School
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