The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

Yorktown News

Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton November 22, 2022

This summer, Arlington Public Schools (APS) administrators significantly restructured the county-wide safety program. The main component of the move was increasing the visibility and altering the responsibilities of the safety teams in middle and high...

Lunch Staff: The Stories of Our School

Lunch Staff: The Stories of Our School

Mary Frances Dempsey and Josh Allman November 17, 2022

Who feeds our school? Hundreds of hungry students come in and out of the cafeteria everyday, all served by our school's own lunch ladies. The Yorktown Lunch Staff is an under-appreciated group of astonishing and kind-hearted individuals. Here are their...

Tamarah Stanley: Yorktowns New DEI Coordinator

Tamarah Stanley: Yorktown’s New DEI Coordinator

Ajay Allman and Miles Mann November 9, 2022

In 2022, Tamarah Stanley replaced recently retired Shari Benites as our school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. A career educator, Stanley is no stranger to the effort it takes to support students.  “I started my career in...

Turf of the Town: Yorktown Girls Soccer

Turf of the Town: Yorktown Girls Soccer

Matthew Wagner, Sentry Staff Reporter June 15, 2022

Yorktown Girls Soccer is not your average high school soccer team. Since 2017, they have not only won two state soccer titles but also built one of the most reliably successful programs in our region.  Much of this success is attributed to Head Coach...

Yorktown Adopts New Attendance Policy Among Increasing Rates of Tardiness

Yorktown Adopts New Attendance Policy Among Increasing Rates of Tardiness

Matthew Wagner and Elijah Dale June 7, 2022

In response to increasing rates of tardiness at our school, students arriving after 8:19 a.m. have been stopped by administrators and given detention passes as they enter the school building. This is part of a new policy which began May 5. Upon receiving...

Yorktowns Newly Inducted Hall Of Fame Members

Yorktown’s Newly Inducted Hall Of Fame Members

Miles Mann, Sentry Reporter May 20, 2022

Every four years since its advent in 2004, certain distinguished alumni from our school are nominated for inclusion in the Yorktown Hall of Fame and Inspiration, a donation-backed institution created to honor high achieving Yorktown graduates. On Friday,...

APS Deliberates On New Bell Schedule

APS Deliberates On New Bell Schedule

Celeste Wetmore, Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

With input from staff, parents and students, Arlington Public Schools (APS) has begun a project of reviewing and revising bell schedules in order to maximize learning time and make the school day more efficient. Currently, there are eight different...

Masks are Now Optional: What it Means for Our School

Masks are Now Optional: What it Means for Our School

Fiona Shepherd April 8, 2022

On March 1, 2022, students had the option to enter schools without a mask for the first time in almost two years. The Arlington Public Schools (APS) mask mandate was lifted following an executive order signed by Virginia Governor Glen Younkin stating...

A Narrative Guide to The Sentry One Day Issue

A Narrative Guide to The Sentry One Day Issue

Elijah Dale, Staff Reporter March 30, 2022

The One Day Issue: https://yorktownsentry.com/category/one-day2022/ Part I: The Story Despite today’s issue of the paper being the ‘One Day Issue,’ this story starts yesterday. I was sitting in a car with Ryan Thomas Cole, our esteemed head...

English 11 Writing SOL Information Guide

English 11 Writing SOL Information Guide

Coco Rigoli March 21, 2022

From March 22-25, English 11 students will take their writing SOL (Standards of Learning). On the first day of the test, students will take the multiple choice section. On the second day, students will take the essay section.  The multiple choice...

Looking Back on the Lockdown

Looking Back on the Lockdown

Philip Blumberg and Ryan Cole March 11, 2022

At 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, senior Billy Baldwin was confused. As he walked toward the main entrance of our school, he noticed a large group of students standing by the doors. Baldwin was returning from a relaxing lunch in his car, but when...

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Increased Efforts for Black History Month At Yorktown

Fiona Shepherd, Staff Reporter March 9, 2022

This February, Yorktown staff and administration made active changes to the way our community honors the different cultures at our school. In celebrating Black History Month, Yorktown took a new approach to celebrate Black students and commemorate the...

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