Yorktown Middle School Profile 2023
“I make them do the work, and I let them know they can’t bring home Bs if they don’t study.”
Sharon Lemley was one of many parents in attendance celebrating her child’s academic success at Yorktown Middle School on Thursday, September 15.
The award celebration honored seventh and eighth grade students who either achieved a 4.0 grade point average, earned proficient or better on the Ohio State Test last spring, or both. Lemley’s son, eighth grader Corleone Malone, was one of many students recognized in the school.
“I have zero tolerance for not doing the work just because you don’t want to do your work,” Lemley began. “If you tried your hardest and you failed, then that’s one thing, but if you’re not trying your hardest, that’s not ok.”
It’s not the first time Lemley has attended an event for her children recognizing their academic success. Yorktown has held award ceremonies for years to give students proper recognition.
Principal Roderick Watson Jr. told students their hard work shows dedication and discipline, two things that will help to shape them through their lives. Students snacked on muffins and other breakfast foods while Watson visited with parents in attendance to talk about their child’s success.
Lemley said being engaged with the principal, school, and child helps to motivate students in a positive way.
“I left work to come here today, and I would leave every time if I had to. You have to be there for even the small things.”
The following slide is what a few of our Yorktown Honor Roll Students stated it takes to make honor roll. The responses show the verbs (action words) that are needed to be successful. All of our students at Yorktown are more than capable of engaging in the verbs that are highlighted.
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All students will be empowered with a Growth Mindset to enhance their academic and social outcomes for the benefit of themselves and the Yorktown community.
Each student at Yorktown Middle Schools is a 21st century learner who is creative, a critical thinker, collaborator and communicator. Through meaningful relationships, students are empowered for success in a global community.
We are Solution Oriented.
We Treat Others The Way We Want to be Treated.
We Leave Situations Better Than We Found Them.
Nationwide Children's Hospital will be at select Columbus City School locations with their Mobile Care Center from 8:00AM-3:00PM
South HS (1160 Ann St., 43206)
East HS (1500 E. Broad St., 43205)
West HS (179 S. Powell Ave., 43204).
Medical staff can help if children have a sore throat, bad cough, earache, headache, treat asthma, send medication to the pharmacy, as well as connect you with an additional healthcare provider.
Same day appointments are available. Call 614-355-2590 to schedule an appointment. To learn more, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Care-Connection.
The Family Connector - March 24, 2023
This edition of CCS' newsletter for families includes an update from Dr. Chapman on the Department of Equity.
Columbus Board of Education To Hold Pre-Meeting Public Office Hours
The Board will also take one business meeting each month to school sites across the District, making the meetings more accessible to the community.
CCS Shares Proposed Calendar Survey Results
In February, Columbus City Schools launched the Academic Calendars Survey for CCS community members to gather comments and feedback about the proposed calendars for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years.
Columbus City Schools Remembers Dr. Larry Mixon, Sr.
Dr. Mixon served Columbus Public Schools as Superintendent for five years from 1993-1997. He created a new Strategic Plan for Columbus Public Schools, emphasizing academic achievement, fiscal responsibility, healthy learning environments, and parent involvement.
Nationally Recognized Check and Connect Effort Nears 18,000 Direct Family Connections
Started last year by the Student and Family Engagement Office, the Check & Connect initiative provides an opportunity for schools to connect with families in a positive, helpful way and identify supports parents might need.
Columbus City Schools Launches New Health Initiative to Support Families, School Communities
Columbus City Schools is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, PrimaryOne Health, and Spectrum News 1 to make education and health-related resources more accessible across the Greater Columbus community with the launch of the Edu+Health Caravan.
The Family Connector - March 10, 2023
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WATCH: CCS Celebrates Public Schools Week 2023!
Public education is the cornerstone of our community! The District is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education, a viable curriculum, and resources that they need to thrive.
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For this week's Wellness Wednesdays video, Pia Fitzgerald is back for more! Learn about the power of thought with Rumination.
Phone: (614) 365-5408
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Yorktown Middle School
5600 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43232