Field Day

Young Scholars had a GREAT Field Day on May 30th. We had a Bounce House, Dunk Tank and other activities arranged for all classes. Students had a lot of fun with their classmates and teachers.


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Young Scholars STAFF Reading Challenge!

Hello Teachers and Parents!

This summer Young Scholars is attempting to halt the dreaded summer slide by introducing a summer reading challenge for students. Each student will receive calendars for the months of June, July, and August, and will be challenged to read for as many days as they can for 15 minutes a day. Parents, please make sure to sign off on each day for your reader.  Upon returning to school, students will be awarded prizes for reaching certain goals.

LEVEL 1: Students who read for 30 total days will earn a bookmark and a certificate.

LEVEL 2: Students who read for 60 total days will earn all level 1 prize in addition to a new book.

LEVEL 3: Students who read for 75 total days will earn all level 1 and 2 prizes in addition to a free treat from Rita’s Italian Ice truck upon their return to school.

In this packet, we are also including an optional summer reading program offered through Barnes and Noble. Once signed up by a parent, each student has the opportunity to earn a free book from Barnes and Noble!

Thank you so much for your participation, and have a wonderful summer!


Happy reading!


YSWPCS Reading Specialists

Mrs. Ritchie and Mrs. Timcheck

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One experience is complete while another adventure is about to begin!  YSWPCS 8th graders graduated on June 1!  Mrs. Eljoufri and PA State Representative Dan Miller were our Keynote Speakers.  We are so proud of the Class of 2019 and are excited for them to share what it means to be a Young Scholar with the rest of the world!  Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2019!

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Multicultural Night

On May 23, Young Scholars of WPA and McKeesport Charter Schools held the second annual Multicultural Festival!  This collaboration included booths from around the world, an art show and student performances of singing, dancing, and playing instruments.  It was a wonderful evening at CCAC South Auditorium where we were able to showcase to our guests truly what the mission and vision of our schools are!

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Math 24 Competition

On Monday, May 13th, nine students from grades four through eight represented YSWPCS in a Math 24 competition in Ellwood City, PA.  Our students have been working hard for several months to prepare for this competition, and we are very proud of them!  The tournament consisted of over 100 students from other districts across Western PA, and we are happy to announce that Abubekir Hatam took 4th place for the fourth-grade division, and Jayvon Williams placed in 3rd for the eighth-grade division.  Congratulations gentlemen!  On Tuesday, May 14th, five of our middle school students participated in Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (AIU5) Math 24 competition in Edinboro, PA.  This was a very difficult competition, and we are excited that Jayvon Williams took 3rd place in the 7th/8th-grade division. Thanks to all parents and students who were part of this journey and good luck to all scholars for next year! Make sure you keep practicing the game to get better every day with your math skills!

Math 24 Competition 2019

April Attendance Winners

Here are the attendance winners for April:

K –  Joelle Gamble
1 – Tawoin Williams
2 – Elif Hatam
3 – Everet O’Neil
4 – Kalee Holyfield
5 – Korben Woodbury
6 – Grace Myers
7 – Damya Parks
8 — Nathaniel O’Neil