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Ypsilanti Community High School Pantry

The pantry is open during school hours to any Ypsilanti resident. The pantry has perishable and non-perishable items, toiletries, some winter coats, and hygiene products. From time to time there will be fresh vegetables and fruits when they are available. The YCHS pantry also is in need of donations which can be dropped off during school hours. They also partner with Food Gatherers.

Tonysha Emerson is the contact person and can be reached at 734-221-1014 or in room 404 in the Counseling Wing.


High Point School and Honey Creek Community School Joining the Willow Run Campus

Washtenaw Intermediate School District's High Point School and Honey Creek Community School will be joining the Willow Run Campus for the next 18 months while their buildings are under renovations.  Their first official day in their new space is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

The executive staff of both schools has canvased the neighborhood to let homeowners know the dynamic of the schools and students joining the community.  We are excited to have our new guest as part of our YCS community, and if you have any questions, please contact Ashley Kryscynski at

Welcome High Point and Honey Creek!


Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) The Loop Newsletter (Winter/Spring 2020)

Please find the link to the YDL The Loop Newsletter for the Winter/Spring 2020 edition.  YDL is a proud partner of YCS!





Perry Early Learning Center

Dine to Donate At Aubrees
Please join us! 
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Ypsilanti vs. Lincoln Basketball Game

Event: Ypsilanti Community High School vs. Lincoln Consolidated High School Varsity Basketball 

Date - Friday, January 31, 2020

Time - Varsity Girls 5:30 PM /  Varsity Boys 7:00 PM

Location - Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center

Ticket Information:

  • 1st 200 presale tickets are $7 for students. Presale tickets for students can be purchased until January 24th in the Y.C.H.S. Athletic Office.
  • Presale Tickets for adults are $10 and available in the Y.C.H.S Athletic Office until January 30, 2020.
  • All tickets purchased after the 1st 200 presale student tickets are $10 for students and adults.
  • Tickets will be $10 at the box office door on the day of the game.
  • Tickets can be purchased online through the E.M.U Athletic

Website - There is a convenience charge of $4.50 for purchasing tickets online.

dine and donateHelp the Ypsi Rotary Club Fight the Homelessness Issue in Public Schools--Dine and Donate!

The Ypsilanti Rotary Club is working to fight the homeless issue in Washtenaw County schools by hosting Dine and Donates at several different restaurants in the Ypsilanti area during Homeless Student Count Week.  Present the attached flyer listed locations, and a portion of your bill will go to this initiative.  

If you are unable to attend or would like to donate, please send all donations to the WISD attention Scott Menzel.  The address is on the flyer.

Thank you for your support and please share!

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February 10, 2020

25th Anniversary Celebration


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YIES Open House

yiesopenhouseKindergarten and Preschool Round-up
February 26 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Join us to find out more about our caring, safe and nurturing school.

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Annual Black History

Started From The Bottom - Now We're Here

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Communities in Schools & Ypsilanti Community Schools

Annual Black History Celebration & Production
Thursday, February 27
Live Celebration Museum of Local Black Heroes at 5:30 pm
Black History Production at 6:30 pm

Friday, February 28
Black History Production at 1:30 pm

Ypsilanit Community High School Auditorium

Washtenaw County United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge--SIGN UP TODAY!

Ypsilanti Community Schools invites all administrators, staff, students, and parents/guardians to participate in the Washtenaw County United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge.  

Attached is a letter that breaks down how you can participate in this program.  Today is the first day of the challenge and focused on Personal Racial Identity.  

We hope you will join the 21-Day Equity Challenge!!!

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gameQuezon's Game Movie

David (White) Bianco (YHC class of 1998) and his wife, Jennifer Blair Bianco, play Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie in the movie, Quezon's Game.  

The dates and locations can be found on, and I have sent the official poster, and one of the two of them.

Quezon's Game is a 2018 Philippine biographical drama film directed by Matthew Rosen. The film centers around Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and his plan to shelter German and Austrian Jews in the Philippines who were fleeing from Nazi Germany during the pre-World War II era.

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Happy New Year From YCHS

YCS Facilities Crew

A special thanks to the hard-working YCS Facilities Crew for gathering up all the packages every year for the Magic of Christmas program! We appreciate the team's efforts to make the children's holiday a happy one!









Book Pals

Estabrook and Erickson 1st and 2nd graders have Book Pals at Anchor Elementary in Dexter Community Schools.  Students watch their Book Pal read to them via a Kindle Fire plus a special video from a University of Michigan student. Our students will also record a book reading for their anchor Book Pal. This program is sponsored by The Children’s Literacy Network.

The Rob Murphy Foundation and the EMU Men's Basketball Team Visit Holmes

Head Coach for the Eastern Michigan University Men's Basketball team, Rob Murphy, came to Holmes Elementary with holiday cheer through the Rob Murphy Foundation.  EMU basketball players, along with coaches and team staff, brought all students at Holmes a special holiday present, read books, and talked about basketball!  The students had a wonderful time with the players and coaches!

The foundation also brought lots of food for the Holmes Pantry, which will go to good use during the holiday season!  

A big thank you to the Rob Murphy Foundation and the Men's Basketball team for bringing smiles to our kiddos at Holmes Elementary!


Knuth Family Foundation Holiday at Henry Ford

The holidays came early at Henry Ford Elementary, thanks to the Knuth Family Foundation and the students at Brighton High School.  Students at Henry Ford each received a beautifully wrapped gift to unwrap with their classmates.  The holiday gifts ranged from Play-Do kits to Barbie Dolls to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines to Elsa Dolls and more!

Thank you to the Knuth Family Foundation, and the high school students from Brighton for making our students at Henry Ford have a happy holiday!



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Flu Season is Here!

The flu season is in full effect! Here is information from the Washtenaw County Health Department on ways to protect you and your family from the flu.

Stay healthy, YCS!

Annual Totes 4 Teachers is kicking off!

WMWFCIt’s that time of year again, our Annual Totes 4 Teachers is kicking off. We would love to have you participate as we fulfill your Wish List. This year we are doing it a little differently. We are choosing 15 teachers from all schools around the district to participate. We are asking that you answer the following questions (please see attached documents), complete your Wish List and be available to attend the presentation that will take place on March 19, 2020, at 4:00 pm.

Please complete the answers and submit them along with your Wish List to  no later than 5:00 pm on February 7, 2020.