Daily Announcements

Congratulations to 11th grader Denice Moran on taking home the 1st place at the 2015 Gettysburg Address competition in May 14th! Denice will be performing the speech again at the Yonkers Memorial Day parade. We are so proud of her.

Hello Teachers, Parents and students, fyi  the June Exam Schedule is posted on echalk under your tab, faculty parent , student. 

Seniors, Graduation is a little more than one month away.  In order to complete district reports, EVERY  senior needs to come to the College Center on Thursday, May 21st between 3rd and 7Th period with a copy of every Acceptance, Denial, and Financial Aid Letter as was as to inform Ms. Rivera Kirby of whether you are in EOP, HEOP or SEEK.  

The first 75 seniors will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card from Chipotle and Dunkin Donuts.  There are 3 prizes which will be drawn at the Senior BBQ. 

Go to the College Center regardless of whether or not you brought your information in.   

why not stop by and shop until you drop!!!

Yonkers Middle High School has been ranked  #18 top high school in New York State and #121 in the United States by US NEWS and World Report. 


Spring Concert for the Yonkers Middle High School Band directed by Andrew Seligson and the Yonkers Middle and High School Chorus directed by Patricia Van Hee begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Dance -4-A-Chance Danceathon 

Friday, June 5, 2015

In the Gym


Price $5
For moreinformation on this great opportunity to participate in a great cause read the attached flyer 


Just wanted to let you know that we have now added a gofundme page for our Yonkers High School Dance For A Chance Dance-A-Thon.  Besides dancing and an array of other fun activities planned for June 5,2015 students will also be donating their hair and shaving their heads.  Check it out, feel free to donate and lastly please circulate it to friends and social media. Thanks so much for your continued support! 
P.S. Any student who would like to donate their hair to Locks of Love, Shave their heads, be a sponsored dance or purchase our special edition Wounded Warrior T-shirt please see Ms Harvey in room 4018
Ms. Bernadette Harvey -


We have a wonderful opportunity to offer a free after school program. The program is available after school Mondays and Thursdays until 4:30pm. Buses will be provided to selected bus stops. All students who are currently signed up for the TASC program should come prepared to participate. Those students who wish to sign up should download the application and turn in the complete copy to Ms. Connally.  

Attached is the application and the bus schedule. Please have your child circle the bus stop that is most convenient. If you don't see a stop that works well, please have them write their regular bus stop on the form. We will try to make accommodations. 

Become part of the Teachers of Tomorrow

Summer in the City Internship Program

Work with Yonkers Public Schools teachers and students to gain field experience (All grades K-12).

Upon completion of 150 hours of service Summer in the City Interns receive a $2000 stipend (subject to taxes).


Attention all YMHS Students parents and faculty,  there will be a Poetry Slam on Friday May 22, 2015 at 6pm located at the Barnes and Noble on Central Park Avenue. If you are interested in sharing your Poetry, Artwork , or musical talents please see Ms. Hedges.  During the poetry slam you can also participate in a book fair. A percentage of the proceeds of your Barnes and Noble purchase will be donated to the American Cancer Society   Please come out and support our talented students. 

Peanut Butter And Jelly Food Drive

Support your community by

donating to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive hosted by

Youth Giving Back!

Bring donated jars of peanut butter and jelly to your school!

-No glass jars-

Drop off donations in Ms. Harvey’s room 4018 or the boxes by the main office. 

Attention all parents, students and staff the Dignity Act Liason for our Building is Assisant Principal Y. Ledesma if you need to to contact her the Phone Number is 914-376-8191, or email is y.ledesma@yonkers.ypschools.org.  For more information 
go to  www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact

Columbia and Duke Academies welcomes Senator Andrea Steward-Cousins 

The academies of the Middle School celebrate monthly themes and develop a culminating awards ceremony. This month’s award ceremony will focus on being good citizens. In the month of April students participated in activities that included: raising awareness for Autism, attending the Harvard University Early College Program, volunteering at the Yonkers Clean-Up Day and other activities. Senator Cousins will visit YMHS on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 1pm to celebrate “Good Citizenship Month”. We hope you will join us. 

Attention parents Weschester County Board of Health is offering


Immunization Clinics


Attention all Seniors!!!!! Check our school web college visit calendar for visiting college representatives.  Remember, YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE to participate.  See your guidance Counselors to make an appointment. 

Yonkers Middle School Mission Statement:


We will ensure that ALL students have the skills necessary to reach high levels of academic achievement, respect self and others, and become lifelong learners. We will provide a safe, supportive, nurturing environment for a culturally diverse population to promote student achievement and academic success.  

Yonkers Middle School Goals:

  • Every student will be involved in creating a safe environment that enhances learning while demonstrating the social skills necessary to act responsibly in the school and community.
  • Every student will meet or exceed the promotion requirements in order to transition successfully into high school.

Yonkers Middle School students believe that:


We are important and have value.

 We are learners and will succeed.

 We are able to achieve our potential through great effort.

 We are safe, respectful, and honest.

 We are preparing ourselves for the future.


The story featuring the IB program in Yonkers is finally on the Great
Schools site and can be found here:

Welcome to Yonkers High School

Student Showcase

Students are doing great things at Yonkers Middle High School! 
We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Yonkers Public Schools News

  • US News and World Report - Gold Level Award - #5 IBSchool in the Nation (January,2012)
  • US News and World Report - Gold Level Award - #41 of Top 100 in the Nation (January, 2012)
  • US News and World Report - Gold Level Award - #37 of Top 100 in the Nation (December, 2008)
  • Newsweek Magazine Ranked YHS #80 in the nation (May, 2008)
  • US News and World Report - Bronze Level Award - Top 1,086 in the Nation (December, 2007)
  • Magellan Foundation - Benchmark School #41 out 671 New York State High Schools (October, 2007)
  • New York State High Achieving School 2006, 2007, 2008
  • 97.5% College Acceptance (Class of 2008)
  • 6.7 Million in scholarships (Class of 2008)
  • 99.9% Graduation Rate (Class of 2008)
  • Research Collaboration with Sarah Lawrence College
  • 87% of the Class of 2008 enrolled in two or more I.B. courses
  • 33 I.B. Diplomas Awarded - May, 2008
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized Yonkers High School with the GOLD MEDAL AWARD ranking YHS #37 among the Best High Schools in the Nation!!! (December 2008)

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Observed - Schools & Central Office Closed
Wednesday, May 27
Senior BBQ and Yearbook distribution, Pds. 6 8
Thursday, May 28
Senior Prom @ the Surf Club, 7 12 PM
Monday, June 1
full faculty meeting
Senior Trip to Holiday Hills
Tuesday, June 2
Common Core Regents Exams
This is a regular day of instruction
Thursday, June 4
All City Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 9
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, June 11
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Monday, June 15
Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Tuesday, June 16
Regents Exams
Senior Awards Ceremony @ 9:30AM
Wednesday, June 17
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting
Regents Exams
Thursday, June 18
Regents Exams

Today, 5/23/2015
High: 67 Low: 50
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/24/2015
High: 77 Low: 60
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

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