News & Events

Thank you to all the YCS families and supporters who voted on Tuesday, November 7th! The Washtenaw County Special Education Millage Renewal passed with overwhelming support from the community.  

Last week, community leaders in the local public, private and non-profit community came together at Eastern Michigan University Eagle Crest Golf Club to celebrate the new partnership with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to manage the YCS Mary Williams Gillenwater Legacy Fund. This fund is a scholarship opportunity for YCS students. Please see the MLive article: Ypsilanti students to benefit from new scholarship partnerships.

YCS is also excited to partner with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources to provide in-depth opportunities for YCS students to learn about careers and soft skill development through classroom speaking panels. For more information about the NAAAHR visit their website at


Please join us for a WIMA-WIHI Consolidation Community Forum on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00-9:00 YIES Elementary.

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and YCS students return to school Monday, November 27, 2017.

YCS Red Cross Blood Drive is on December 19, 2017, from 3-9 p.m. More information to come soon. We are still looking for 3 or more people to sign-up--please email Donna McWilliams at

YCS Sports Information:

After several requests from YCS staff, the TEAM SPORTS store is back open! YCS Spirit Wear NOW OPEN


Looking Ahead:

Ypsilanti Community Schools is working hard to educate parents and the community about the new Michigan Legislative 3rd Grade Reading law coming into effect next school year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the details of the new law. More information will be shared by YCS Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Edmondson in the near future along with a plan for the YCS district. State of Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Law