Christopher J. Adams, Ed.D. (Co-Chair)
Assistant Principal, High School
Natalie Hasenfuss (Co-Chair)
Director of Pupil Personnel
Lois Ann Schroeder
School Board Member
Guidance Counselor, Valley View Elementary
Nurse, Middle School
Teacher, Physical Education / Football Coach
CTC Wellness Chair and Parent
Learning Support Teacher
Whitson's Food Services Director
York Suburban School District strives to provide a program of education that promotes the intellectual development of students to their fullest capacities. The District has developed a sound curriculum for grades K-12 and it is continuously reviewed and revised. Teachers are engaged in ongoing professional development to ensure that the best practices are used to deliver instruction to all students.
York Suburban School District strives to engage all students in activities that promote positive nutrition and nutrition education. Whitson’s, the District food service provider has fully embraced the mandates set forth by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. Additionally, the district has eliminated the availability of soda machines to students in the school buildings. Nutrition education is embedded in the Health and Wellness classes as well as Family and Consumer Sciences classes at the secondary level. The district continues to work toward the promotion of healthier eating outside of the school day.
York Suburban School District strives to engage all students in activities that promote physical fitness.
All students in grades 1-12 are enrolled in some combination of Health, Physical Education, and/or
Wellness classes. Dependent upon the grade level, instruction takes place one, two or three times per
6-day cycle. All elementary students engage in at least one recess per day and many classrooms
engage in regular physical activity under the title of Brain Breaks. Students at the secondary level have
the opportunity to participate in intramural and interscholastic athletics as well as marching band and
many clubs that involve fitness activities.
York Suburban School District strives to provide for the social-emotional growth and development of all students. In addition to the daily work of the classroom teachers, the district counselors provide classroom education in a variety of areas to assist students in developing a positive self-esteem and appropriate peer relationships. Additional support is provided for students with particular social-emotional needs. The district maintains a commitment to teaching and supporting anti-bullying initiatives and activities and programs that engage students in healthy practices.
Breathe - Did you know you can trick your brain into thinking everything is fine with slow, deliberate breathing?
Connect - Reach out and connect (or vent!) with your fellow teachers and co-workers and hold each other accountable for your self-care.
Take a timeout - Schedule your timeouts during times of the day when you have no interruptions. Soon you’ll look forward to this mini-recharge.
Move! - Don’t pack up your stuff and get out of town; get your body moving. Even if you don’t have time for a formal exercise plan, you can see stress-relieving benefits from a minor activity like jumping jacks in your living room.
Enjoy the great outdoors - Teachers don’t have a lot of time for long hikes or adventure trips, but being with nature can be as simple as taking a walk or stopping by a park after work.
Step away from the device - Constant digital stimulation can increase your anxiety or sense that “you aren’t doing enough.” Put down your phone and schedule some no-tech time each week.
Reflect - Think about all of the things for which you are grateful. Even when life is stormy, you can always find one bright moment.
Create a comfort kit - For those days when you’re feeling particularly defeated, a comfort kit reminds you that everything will be okay. It can include anything you love, from your favorite tea to a note from your BFF.
Pamper yourself - Set aside sometime during the school year for something special. It could be a nice dinner, a manicure, or a weekend day trip, experiences that will help you refuel and recharge for the school days ahead.
Be YS Well Tips - Summer
Protect yourself - While enjoying the sun and outdoors, protect yourself from overexposure to sunlight by wearing a hat and using natural sunscreens without excessive chemicals. Carry Aloe Vera gel for overexposure.
Relax and breathe - You've been working hard. This is the season to slow the pace a bit and absorb the light that stimulates your hormonal message center. Leave your cell phone at home or take a week off from TV.
Student Wellness Policy
The York Suburban School District recognizes that student wellness is related to students' physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that will improve student achievement.
The full policy can be read by clicking here.