‘Alice in Wonderland’ World Premiere Opens at YCDS

By Paige Hoke, Theater Faculty Almost everyone knows the story of “Alice in Wonderland.” Set in the whimsical world of Wonderland, a place with giant toadstools, talking flowers and lots of color, the imaginative story was first written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. This story really has it all -- a lost heroine, danger, adventure, … Continue reading ‘Alice in Wonderland’ World Premiere Opens at YCDS

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Lower School Determines Promises for Academic Year

By Kari Miller, Head of the Lower School The beginning of the school year in the Lower School means time spent getting to know one another, sharing hopes and dreams, and discussing expectations. Teachers purposefully plan activities not just the first week of school, and the entire year of school creating classrooms where all students are … Continue reading Lower School Determines Promises for Academic Year

Hopes and Dreams Upcycled Books on Display

By Carol Royer, Lower School Art Faculty Have you heard of “upcycling”? How is it different from recycling, and what makes it so unique? Art can be made out of many things, including discarded materials and objects others would consider trash. When we take an object out of its first context, and create a brand … Continue reading Hopes and Dreams Upcycled Books on Display

After-school offerings enrich curriculum

By Jamie Graham, Director of Summer and After-School Programs and Lower School Faculty Fall After-school Enrichment is in full swing at York Country Day School.  Every academic year, there is a feeling of anticipation in the air while students await the new schedule of after-school enrichment offerings to be released. Our Enrichment Program provides students with … Continue reading After-school offerings enrich curriculum

Mindfulness: Second Mental Health Initiative of the Year

By Elizabeth Trump, Coordinator of Mental Health and Wellness We have completed the first full month of school, past the excitement of spirit week and Homecoming festivities, and are settling into the routine of the school year.  This month, I am introducing the second Mental Health Initiative of Mindfulness.  We began the school year exploring … Continue reading Mindfulness: Second Mental Health Initiative of the Year

Growing Readers, One Book Fair at a Time

By Deb Freed Book Fair Chair and Parent '28 Research consistently shows strong correlation to reading & academic success at all ages” – National Center for Educational Statistics Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes a child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a strong vocabulary, and as an added … Continue reading Growing Readers, One Book Fair at a Time

Rotary Honors Two YCDS Students

By Jake Doll, Director of College Counseling Each year, YCDS names two “Students of the Month” from the junior class.  This honor is sponsored by the Rotary Club of York, PA.  This year’s honorees are Amelia Macek and Nicholas Edris.  Amelia and Nicholas, family members, advisors and members of administration all attend a special “monthly” … Continue reading Rotary Honors Two YCDS Students