Be a Grizzly
Extra Yard Teachers Week
Erickson Elementary and United Way
emu vs ohio

Spotlights

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Be A Grizzly



 
     Link to Welcome to YCS video transcript
 

EMU vs Ohio Free Tickets

Eastern Michigan University is providing Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Ypsilanti community
FREE tickets to the EMU vs Ohio Univ football game on Saturday, September 23rd. Tickets are available at
1885 Packard Road during normal business hours. Tickets are unlimited but we appreciate them being used if taken.

 

Preschool Enrollment - Ypsilanti Community Schools is still enrolling for preschool for 4-year-olds. If your child turned 4 years old before September 1st they may be eligible for our high-quality preschool program at Ford, Perry, or Beatty Early Learning Centers. To apply go to www.washtenawpreschool.org or call 1-800-777-2861.

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Upcoming Events

  • 23 Sep
    • Otters Practices 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Otters Practices
      Sep 22 - Sep 29
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS POOL
      YCHS Calendar
      Make sure pool is available to Otters at 5:10pm.
  • 24 Sep
    • Otters Practices 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Otters Practices
      Sep 22 - Sep 29
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS POOL
      YCHS Calendar
      Make sure pool is available to Otters at 5:10pm.
    • The City Church - Setup..Service..Fellowship
      Sep 24
      11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      HS Auditorium
      YCHS Calendar
      Will use sound & lights
  • 25 Sep
    • Otters Practices 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Otters Practices
      Sep 22 - Sep 29
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS POOL
      YCHS Calendar
      Make sure pool is available to Otters at 5:10pm.
    • Board of Education - Special Meeting
      Sep 25
      BOE Calendar

      Study Session, Class Sizes/Staffing & Enrollment

    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Sep 25
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting
      Sep 25
      6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      BOE Calendar
    • YCS Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      YCS Board Meeting
      Sep 25
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      YCS District Calendar
    • Human Relations Commission Community Forum
      Sep 25
      7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      HS Auditorium
      YCHS Calendar
      On stage setup: Two tables with 7 mics and 7 chairs center of stage one 6' table to the right of stage for moderator and interpreter with two microphones. . "Ypsilanti City Andrew Hellenga (734) 483-1100" Need 3 tables, 15 chairs. Please contact: Amber Fellows 734-635-3781 amberfvellows@gmail.com
  • 26 Sep
    • Otters Practices 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Otters Practices
      Sep 22 - Sep 29
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS POOL
      YCHS Calendar
      Make sure pool is available to Otters at 5:10pm.
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Sep 26
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
  • 27 Sep

News

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at the YCHS Friday's football game vs Lincoln at Shadford Field with 7 pm kickoff.

  • MELVIN ANGLIN – WILLOW RUN – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • KEITH D. ARMSTRONG -YHS – 1982 – BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL
  • JOHN JOSEPH DIGNAN – YHS – 1928 – FOOTBALL – BASKETBALL – BASEBALL

Link to more information about the inductees


YCS is Participating in the Extra Yard for Teachers program this year
When: Week of SEPTEMBER 16-23
Join the College Football Playo Foundation in celebrating teachers across the country!

WHAT IS EXTRA YARD FOR TEACHERS WEEK?
Extra Yard for Teachers Week is an eight-day period dedicated to celebrating teachers across the country supported by the College Football Playo Foundation and its partners.

Visit www.cfp-foundation.org to learn more and find out how you can get involved. 

Link to flyer with more information

FIRST Robotics National Publication Publishes Case Study on Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

A New Type of School Teaches Skills for the Future
 

Link to case study information

High School Art Students Mural Unveiling Dates

Ypsilanti connection to the Underground Railroad" unveiling will be 11:00 am on Friday, October 13th at the back parking lot of the Michigan Ave Library with Student lead presentations. 

Ypsilanti food and agriculture mural unveiling will be 6:00 pm on Friday, October 13th at the Farmers Market on Washington St. with Student lead presentations.

Back to School Bash - September 9, 2017​

Thank you to the community and sponsors for supporting our 2017 Back to School Bash!  We appreciate the support!

 

Link to sponsors and photos

Guest Speaker, Mike Ellison Visits and Inspires YCS Students


Michael D. Ellison is an African-American recording artist and actor. Ellison was born in Ethiopia and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Link to video

Michigan Design Winter Challenge Student Finalists


Three of our WIMA students were chosen as finalists in the Michigan Design Winter Challenge! Click on link below for more information about the challenge and a photo of the students and sponsoring teachers (media releases are on file for all three students).

Link to Michigan Design Winter Challendge Student Finalists story

  

Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools|University of Michigan

School Based Health Center
 

  • YCHS contact phone number:  734-221-1007
  • YCMS contact phone number:  734-221-2271

Other Information

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

Supporting Our School and Community Activities

Ypsilanti Community Schools will host the Ypsilanti Realtor Mixer on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Freighthouse in Depot Town.  The event starts at 7 p.m. with hors-d'oeuvres followed by an informational presentation on YCS and the dynamic things happening in the district.  This event is open to realtors, builders, and contractors.  Please R.S.V. P. at www.eventbrite.com for this FREE event! Link to flyer

Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5k - September 24, 2017
Link to flyer and more information

University of Michigan - LSA Museum of Natural History ID Day
Bring in your treasures and discover ours! - October 8, 2017 
Link to flyer and more information

University of Michigan - LSA Museum of Natural History  
Family Halloween Party - October 29, 2017
Link to flyer and more information

Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Become a Hole Sponsor! Grizzly Robotics Golf Outing 
September 30, 2017 – 9:00 am

Link to more information about sponsoring a golf hole

 

Ypsi Grizzly Robotics Golf Outing
September 30, 2017 – 9:00 am

Link to more information about fundraiser

 

Pay online at https://ycsrobotics.org/fundraisers

Girl Magic

Ypsilanti Community Middle School
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30 am-2:15 pm

Link to more information

 

 

Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month​​:

Learn about and connect with your local suicide prevention resources. You can find a comprehensive list at washtenawalive.org or 
http://bit.ly/WashtenawAliveResources
#NSPW #WashtenawAlive #SuicidePrevention    

Link to flyer

826Michigan Tutoring and Drop-in Writing


826michigan is a nonprofit organization serving students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit, Michigan. 826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities.

Link to more information

Free Scholarship Fair

Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4:00-8:00 pm
Canton High School

Link to more information


 

Headache Study Recruitment 

Research Opportunity at EMU
We want to hear from you! • Have a child/teen between the ages of 6 and 17 with chronic, recurrent, or daily headaches? • Is your family interested in answering questions about your child/teen’s headaches and coping?

Link to more information

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

YCS Vision

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

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