Hour of Code

We are preparing for this year’s Hour of Code week during Computer Science Education Week 2018 (December 3 – 9 2018)

Save the Date for Hour of Code 2018 Community Event:

12/6/18 from 6 pm – 8 pm in the CYHS Library & Learning Hub

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week 2017, Central York Students participated in Hour of Code 2017, the largest learning event in history. In addition to the activities provided online by code.org and many other organizations, we hosted several expert voices and offered an evening event for community families. Online activities remain available year round, so everyone can try coding any time!

Our expert voices included Central staff and grads in computer science related fields, a developer from Schoology, a Samsung Solve For Tomorrow winner, and a robotics expert from Penn Air.

At our family event, participants were able to use computers and iPads to complete many programming activities, be a programmer or robot as they tried to create snowflakes and icicles in unplugged (hands on) activities, learn to play with Osmo and Dash and Dot robots, learn coding with Cubelets, and use a Raspberry Pi photo booth assembled and coded by staff and alumni.  Over two hundred people attended this event, which was sponsored by the high school iTeam. Photos from our Family Event, Dec. 7, 2017



Hour of Code is an international effort to have everyone try coding for one hour during Computer Science Education Week. The CYHS iTeam supports that effort by encouraging all learners and community members in our district to give it a try.  We ask teachers to offer activities for their learners, and this year, we are having an event at Central York High School on Thursday 12/07/17 from 6pm-8pm for all community members (free registration).  Check out our HoC Activities page and our CYSD HoC Activities page for full details.


This year’s Hour of Code Event is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm in the Central High School Hub.

Activities for HoC include:

  • Text-Based Programming
  • Dash and Dots
  • 3D Printer
  • Block Programming
  • Various Unplugged Activities (i.e. crafts)