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Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Link to Welcome to YCS video transcript

YCS Teachers and Staff Retirees Honored

Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education and Superintendent, Dr. Benjamin Edmondson honored retired teachers at the YCS Board Meeting on Monday, June 19th with a custom made plaque created by our own STEMM program. YCS appreciates the years of services dedicated to the students of Ypsilanti.  

Congratulations to the following YCS retirees:

Diane Atwater, Cathy Bies, Jack Bauman, Linda Kuzon, Suzanne Boyer-Littlefield, Rhonda Williams, Ellen Gorbaty, Cheryl Brown, Alan McWethy, Suzanna Hanrath, Mary Harris, Robin Johnson, and Janet Ryan.



2017 YCHS Graduation -
Ypsilanti Schools surprises senior with new car at graduation

Link to MLive article



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Upcoming Events

  • 29 Jun
    • Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club - Summer Season - Summer Practice
      Jun 29
      8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      975 Congress St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
      YCS District Calendar
    • YMCA Summer Camps 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      YMCA Summer Camps
      Jun 29
      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      YCHS upper gyms
      YCS District Calendar
      YMCA summer camps
    • All Star 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      All Star
      Jun 29
      9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • Boys Basketball open gym 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      Boys Basketball open gym
      Jun 29
      10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      YCHS Main gym
      YCHS Calendar
      Boys basketball summer workouts
    • Boys Basketball open gym 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      Boys Basketball open gym
      Jun 29
      10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      YCHS Main gym
      YCS District Calendar
      Boys basketball summer workouts
    • Boys Basketball shootout 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Boys Basketball shootout
      Jun 29
      2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      YCHS main gym
      YCS District Calendar
      Boys Basketball JV shootouts
    • Volleyball workouts 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Volleyball workouts
      Jun 29
      4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      YCHS Main gym
      YCS District Calendar
      Volleyball workouts / open gyms
    • Volleyball workouts 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Volleyball workouts
      Jun 29
      4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      YCHS Main gym
      YCHS Calendar
      Volleyball workouts / open gyms

Cross Street Block Party

June 23 @ 7:00 pm

Live Music
Food Truck
Free Samples
Activities and more

Link to flyer

Jazz in the Parking Lot

Please join YCS on Friday, July 28th at Shadford Field Parking Lot (YCHS Football Stadium) for Jazz in the Parking Lot featuring Ypsilanti High School Alum John E. Lawrence and the Power Band from 7-9 p.m.  This is a FREE event for the Ypsilanti Community and we hope you will come join YCS and sponsors for a wonderful evening of jazz!! More information and flyer coming soon.


More YCS News

Link to more YCS news

Limited Tax Pledge

Notice of Meeting

June 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm
YCS Administration Building
1885 Packard Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Link to document

YMCA & EMU Sports and Specialty Camps

We are so excited to present a collaboration of summer day camp programs between Eastern Michigan University and the YMCA right on Eastern’s campus.

Link to more information

Jamezell Davis Signing Day for Albion College

He also received Burh Foundation 2017 Academic Achievement Award. He had a 3.4 cumulative gpa at YCHS and is set to graduate on June 13, 2017.

Link to photos

International Student Receives SAT Award

International student, Merjen Palvanova receives an award for her high SAT score. 

Link to photos

Mr. Agnew Day

On May 31st Ypsilanti Community Schools celebrated "Mr. Agnew Day" at Perry Early Learning Center. It was such a special day that Mr. Agnew truly appreciated and deserved! Please enjoy pictures from the day!
Link to photos

Moving With Mom Event

Moving with Mom Event at Beatty Early Learning Center! Thank you to the YMCA for providing yoga instruction, zumba, manicure stations and other activities to our Moving with Mom event!

Link to photos

YCMS 8th Graders Visit the NPS River Raisin National Battlefield

Ypsilanti Community Middle School 8th graders’ visit to the NPS River Raisin National Battlefield on May 10th. This is the second of three field trips they will take as part of the Path to Peace: War of 1812 Arts Legacy Project, a partnership of the National Park Service and Artrain.

Creative Voice was on the scene to capture the day: YCMS visit to River Raisin by Creative Voice

Next week, on Friday, June 2nd the students will head by bus, ferry and trolley to the NPS Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay, OH.

Chamber of Commerce E3 Awards

Congratulations to Ypsilanti Community Schools Dean Fred Jackson for his E3 Award for YCS Student Development Program, Holmes Elementary Teacher Noncy Fields for E3 Awards First Runner up and Winner of the Distinguished Washtenaw County Teacher Award and Ypsilanti High School Alum Quinn Strassel for E3 Awards Teacher of the Year Award Winner for Washtenaw County! 

Link to video of the event

Other Information

Meet Up and Eat Up

The Ypsilanti Community Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. 
Click on link below for sites and times.
Link to Meet Up & Eat Up flyer

Washtenaw Futures - Where kids can eat free this summer in Washtenaw County

Link to information about locations and times

Summer Feeding Flyer from Food Gatherers

Link to flyer about locations and times

The Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth (WACY) is a collaboration of youth-serving agencies dedicated to improving services, quality of life and success for young people in our community.

Sex Education Advisory Application

An application for parents to join the Sex Ed Advisory Board. 
Link to application
Link to parent letter from Superintendent, Dr. Edmondson

School of Choice - 2017-2018 School year

Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.
School of choice application form
Application for 2017-2018

School Of Choice Windows

Fall 2017 SOC April 10, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Spring SOC December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018

How a collaborative after-school arts program transformed Ypsi’s Holmes Elementary​


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975

Ypsilanti Community Schools is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in District programs, services, and activities. The District's policy manual for Section 504 can be found on the District's website. Click on this link for District's Discrimination Manual.

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

YCS Vision

To Be the First Choice for an Exceptional Cradle-to Career Education.

Do something different this summer…apply for Summer17.

Summer17 is an employment program providing youth ages 16-24 on-the-job training June 26-Aug. 25.
Summer17 helps you:

  • §  gain meaningful work experience and mentorship
  • §  prepare for the career you want
  • §  build your professional network
  • §  gain soft skills (attendance | communication | professionalism | attire)
  • §  learn about new industries
  • §  earn money & learn how to manage it

Youth applications open April 1, 2017.
Link to flyer.
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