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Thanks to all involved for participating in the 2014 SmartForce Summit Physics Field Trip!

Planning for this STEM event began more than a year ago with Academic Boosters members and York teachers and staff. The result was a successful field trip to the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick place on September 11, 2014, for 375 York Physics students (regular, honors, AP and Principles of Physics) and 33 chaperones (parents, administrators, physics teachers and department chairs) on 9 buses.


The show covered all 4 buildings on many levels. Innovative technologies were demonstrated and students learned about different STEM jobs and what degrees are needed to get those jobs. Many exhibitors gave away hats, t-shirts, pens, etc … which the students appreciated! The IMTS will return to McCormick place in 2016.

For questions or if you would be willing to help out with future STEM events, please contact one of the Academic Booster STEM chairs: Charlene Jain at charjain@yahoo.com or Tina Parr at tntparr@comcast.net.

Posted by: Sue Chamberlin
Published: 9/29/14

Join Academic Boosters - It's Free!

York Academic Boosters are committed to raising school and community awareness of academic achievement at York High School. We do this by partnering with York and the community to recognize both high achievers and those who strive to improve; working to increase participation in and recognition of academically related clubs and activities; and advocating for strong and diverse course offerings that challenge every student.


We meet at York in the Yorker Room, generally on the first Thursday of every month at 8:30 am. If you did not already sign up to join AB via the packet of info that was sent to your home, you can click here for a printable form to mail in or please email one of our chairs: Elizabeth Dierksheide at ekdierksheide@aol.com or Holly Kost at hollykost@comcast.net.  All members receive monthly minutes.


We look forward to your involvement!

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Demystifying the College Application Process: Insider tips from Parents to Parents

"Demystifying the College Application Process" took place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Commons at York. Participants rotated to each of five round-table discussions on the following topics:   
Geared for parents of York sophomores and juniors, the event was well received by all that attended.  Summaries of the round table discussions are available by clicking on the topic above.  Click here for a complete "College Prep Calendar".
Questions, concerns, or if you would like to volunteer to help in 2014-15, please contact AB committee chair, Mary Pierotti at mcpierotti@hotmail.com.
Sponsored by York Academic Boosters and the College and Career Resource Center

Next AB Meeting

All are welcome!

Thursday, November 6th
8:30 am
Yorker Room

Click here for the complete
2014-2015 meeting schedule.

2014 Decision Day

Contact Us

Questions?  Concerns?  Want to be part of Academic Boosters?

2014-2015 AB Co-chairs: Elizabeth Dierksheide or Holly Kost

2014-2015 AB Webmaster: Sue Chamberlin

For a complete listing of AB contacts, please click here.

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