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Washtenaw County Young Citizens Award Nominations Open Until April 2

The Washtenaw County High Schoolers Young Citizens Award Nominations are open until April 2.  Please take a moment to nominate a high school student you think fits the criteria for the award!  We have had a few YCHS candidates in the past.

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Estabrook Award - Motivation Manager at Imagine Learning

Related imageComing to Estabrook Elementary: Imagine Language & Literacy Michigan Cup Celebration Ceremony 

Congratulations to the staff, and the wonderful students on placing first in the Imagine Language & Literacy Michigan Cup contest.

Estabrook placed first in the state and students will be honored at  a school-wide award assembly.

YCHS Counselor Wins MCAN Ombudsman Award

Congratulations to Patrick Mullen-Coyoy for his dedicated work at YCHS!  

The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) held its ninth annual conference in Lansing and acknowledged 11 outstanding postsecondary education practitioners and advocates from across the state at the awards dinner Monday, March 4.

Patrick Mullen Coyoy received The Ombudsman Award. The Ombudsman Award recognizes individuals whose passion for college access helped them persevere over challenges while engaged in their year of service as an AmeriCorps member through one of the college advising programs in Michigan. Coyoy is an AmeriCorps member with the Michigan College Advising Corps serving ACTech High School and Ypsilanti Community High School. Patrick is very passionate about educating and advising students in their postsecondary plans.

“The College Access Impact Awards shine a light on the individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve postsecondary attainment,” said Brandy Johnson, executive director of MCAN. “The award winners play a key role in ensuring that students are college and career ready by increasing college applications, FAFSA completion rates, and college enrollment. We are looking to the future, along with the students, as we cultivate tomorrow’s talent to keep Michigan as an innovative state.”

Information was provided from the MCAN press release and not YCS written copy. 

Exciting News! From YCMS

We have a team of 7th-grade girls that are competing in a coding competition "Girls Solve It".  We have three quests we have to complete and submit...we were given the first quest on Monday and during advisory this week the girls have been coming down to my room to work on it.                                                             

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The exciting news...We finished the first Quest today and the girls are pumped! We will receive our second quest on March 11 

Check out the videos of our first Quest! Everything the robot does was coded by them! 

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No Dream Deferred

YCHS had their final performance of “No Dream Deferred” for the student body! The production was in celebration of Black History Month! Congratulations to the student performers on a job well done!

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No Dream Deferred Production at YCHS
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Ypsilanti Community Night – January 18th – Lincoln vs Ypsi Game Night:

Check out the cool video from our Grizzly Community
Basketball Night last Friday, January 18, 2019! Although our team lost
in a close game--the event for the Ypsilanti community was amazing!

Family Fun Night

YCS Families, Staff and Community Members:

Community Events and Information:.  . 
A2Y Regional Chamber is accepting applications for the annual E3 Awards and Teacher of the Year.  Please take the time to nominate your favorite educator!

Women and Men Working for Change will have their second annual Totes for Teachers drive and is looking for companies/organizatiosn to help support.  Please see the flyer for information.  This year the focus will be on second-grade teachers in the YCS district.

Ypsilanti Rotary Club is offering scholarships to students living in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Please see flyer for more details on how to apply.

The National Flag Football Registration is now open!  The spring league is open to students 4-14 years old.

The Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club is hosting it's annual Oratorical Contest on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  Please see flyer for sign-up information.

Kindergarten Open Houses:
Learn more about our YCS kindergarten curriculum by visiting our public open houses.  

As always, GO Grizzlies!


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Community Events:

Ypsilanti Otters Swimming Club Events

3/20 (Wed), 6-8p, 2019 Winter YOSC Fun Meet  - YCHS Pool

We will be Hosting a Fun Meet with Current/Former YCS, Otters, Friends of Otters, Parents and Coaches! Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool!

This is a fun meet where we will built community and race together. There will be a variety of different races, including a Coaches Relay at the end of the meet! 

We recommend all swimmers try to participate in some races, as it gives them a goal to aim for in their training. 

3/21 (Thurs), 6-7:30p, 2019 Winter Bring-A-Friend-Day YCHS Pool

This event is for anyone 18 & under, regardless of swimming ability. The pool will be sectioned off into 3 areas. 1 area will be in the shallow area for free swim. The other 2 areas will have organized activities. 

YCS Students Traveling to Washington D.C. to have their Art Showcased

Check out the article on our 66 students headed to Washington D.C. next spring to have their artwork showcased at the National Department of Education! The districts art department teachers have been working extremely hard to make this experience for our students happen!

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NAAPID at Holmes

YCHS Senior Yearbook - Click on image to order.

YCS District Wide Open House


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