• Community Book Circle


    Southern York County School District is thrilled to launch a Community Book Circle to encourage collaborative conversations in our community through author Joy Thomas Moore’s, The Power of Presence: Be a Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not with Them.


    Mind, Heart, Faith, Courage, Resources, Connectedness, and Values are the seven pillars explored in the book that every parent, grandparent, and significant adult in a child's life could use to be a positive influence. 

    The Power of Presence Book Circle is one of a series of public initiatives the District’s Community Awareness Committee is developing to increase outreach and nurture connections that strengthen ties in our community. The committee consists of a diverse group of stakeholders from the District, including students, parents, teachers, administration, board members, and community leaders.

    Books may be purchased at Amazon or other online book retailers. Digital and audio formats are also available.

    Southern York County School District would like to thank the following groups for their financial support: Shrewsbury Masonic Lodge #423, Southern York County Rotary Club, Lions Clubs of New Freedom & Shrewsbury, Dr. Rodney Bradley & Friends Choir, and Private Donors. We would also like to thank the Shrewsbury YMCA and Titanium Athletics for hosting a book circle discussion.

    President and CEO of JWS Media Consulting, Joy Thomas Moore worked 15 years with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children and families in the United States. She has a unique set of skills communicating the critical issues facing our children.