Upper School Students Begin Service-Learning Projects

By: Mr. Scott Gyenes What is Service-Learning? As the coordinator of service-learning for the Upper School, that is a question I am often asked. In general, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. This enriches the learning experience, teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens students’ academic skills. … Continue reading Upper School Students Begin Service-Learning Projects

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Two YCDS Students Nominated for FIRST Dean’s List

For the third year in a row, the YCDS Gearhounds have competed as a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team. Since last year, the team has more than doubled in size according to Jessica Babcock, one of the members of the Gearhounds. The Gearhounds are one of 118 FTC teams in Pennsylvania and 5,500 teams world-wide. … Continue reading Two YCDS Students Nominated for FIRST Dean’s List

Middle and Upper School faculty spend in-service learning how to be better equipped to approach advisees

By: Matthew Trump, Dean of Faculty While many had January 16th off in celebration of M.L.K., the faculty at YCDS spent the day participating in a variety of activities during an in-service day. Specifically, the faculty of our students in grades 6-12 participated in a professional development opportunity that addressed the social and emotional needs … Continue reading Middle and Upper School faculty spend in-service learning how to be better equipped to approach advisees