Alvin C. York Institute
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Welcome to York Institute, Home of the Dragons!

Mission Statement: To serve as a model rural school of excellence where all stakeholders prepare and excel.

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Theme: Rise Up!


Monday - Hurricane Hat Day - Students will pay $1 to wear hat for Hurricane Victims
Tuesday - Sports Team Day
Wednesday - Decades Day
Thursday - Camo/Hillbilly Day
Friday - Purple and Gold Day
Outfits must stay within the school dress code with exceptions noted above: however, hats may be worn during the week as long as they go along with the theme of the day.


Seniors in Mr. Potters shop. Juniors in Mr. Qualls shop. Sophomores in Surplus shop next to Mr. Potter’s. Freshman in Surplus Shop next to Mr. Patton’s welding shop.


The Homecoming Dance will be sponsored by the Freshman Class and held in the cafeteria following the game. The dance will be open to all York and Clarkrange students. No elementary or post secondary students allowed. The cost of the dance is $5.00 (Gold cards are free, purple/white cards get in for $3.00 if they show their card).


9/22 Homecoming (most of the day, notes coming to relevant parties)
9/25 Senior Retakes from 2:00 to 5pm (Seniors will be emailed details in their yaidragons accounts)
9/28 Basketball at 1:45
10/3 Underclass Retakes & Clubs-Before Lunch Soccer Round 2-5th Period

Blood Donation!
The Bloodmobile will be here Tuesday September 26 from 10-3. If you are 17 years of age and would like to donate please go by the front office window and sign up.

Hiking Club will meet Wednesday September 20th during activity period in the bottom of the science building.

All seniors and those underclassmen who signed up will take the ASVAB test on September 19th. A posting of testing rooms is located outside of guidance. Please check the list for your testing location.

Field of Faith!
York Institute’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding their 4th annual Field of Faith at the York Institute Football Field on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 during Homecoming Week.

The FFA Livestock Judging Team placed 3rd yesterday at the Tennessee State Fair! Team Members were: Macy Waters, McKinley Waters, Hayley Waters, and Elijah Duncan! Also the Dairy Judging Team placed 4th at the State Fair as well! Team Members were: Lauren Jones, Abigail Beaty, Cody Adams, and Edward Wiley. Thank you all for your support and encouragment towards our students!

Drawing Competition!
The Y.A.I Cafeteria is having another drawing contest to showcase the talent at York Institute. The contest consists of a free hand 8 x 10 (or larger) color drawing that promotes healthy eating. (Must be at least an 8 x 10). Use your imagination and come up with something awesome! There will be 3 winners, whose drawings will be on a large display in the cafeteria. Each winner will also receive a 25 dollar gift card. All entries must be turned in to Ms. Barbara Voiles in the business office, by September 30th.

Homecoming Queen!
A big congratulations goes out to our 2017 YAI Homecoming Queen Mady Ipock, the Senior Attendant Hannah Asberry, and Senior class favorites: Justin Peebles and Courtney Taylor.

Senior Trip!
Seniors going on Senior Trip a deposit of 250.00 is due September 29 this amount is non-refundable.

Congratulations to our new FBLA officers! President - Jackie Cravens Vice President - Tanner Fowler Vice President of Community Service - Mary Lotempio Vice President of Memebership - Courtney Taylor Reporter - Nick Kirby Treasurer - Autumn Roberts Historian - Lauren Jones Webmaster - Fredrick Duncan

Miss Mountaineer!
Congratulations to the new Miss Mountaineer Shelby Storie. 1st runner up - Harli Smith 2nd runner up- McKinley Waters 3rd runner up - Ryanne Conatser 4th runner up - Shelby Beaty and Miss Congeniality Cyra Sparks

Get Involved!
Hit the ground running this school year and get involved in one of our awesome clubs and organizations. Check out the "Clubs" page on our website for a full list and description.

Need Help in Math?
Math tutoring is available in the library 7 am each morning. Students should only be in the library for tutoring during this time.

Every day is a great day to be a Dragon!

Andrew King, a Junior at Alvin C York Institute, will be spending half of his Junior year in our Nation's capitol, Washington D.C., as a Senate Page. Andrew has been selected by Senator Lamar Alexander to represent Tennessee. The picture above is State Representative Kelly Keisling, who was instrumental in Andrew's recommendation process, Andrew, and his parents, Larissa and Scott King. YAI is so Proud of Andrew and this wonderful opportunity for which he has been selected.

Oba William King, a poetic storyteller, visited the YAI Library on Wednesday, Sept. 13 th . Mr. King combines professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style. He is an entertaining educator and award winning featured performer that has traveled all over sharing stories. Mr. King shared several empowering stories with high school students, and also played his drum. The students, faculty, and staff really enjoyed this engaging speaker. For more information you can visit www.OBAWILLIAMKING.COM YAI would like to thank the Big South Fork for sponsoring the Storytelling Festival and school assemblies. Check out the YAI Library on Facebook for more pictures and upcoming library events!

 YAI Homecoming Game, 1/2 Day
 End of First 9 Weeks
 Fall Break
Week of 16th
 Parent Teacher Conferences 3pm-6pm
 Christmas Break
 Martin Luther King Day, No School
 Presidents Day, No School
 Spring Break
 Tentative graduation
 Last Full Day of School
 Admin Day
 Last Day of School

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