By Mme. Kristi Spies, Middle and Upper School French Teacher Visiting the Carnaval de Québec has been on the minds of Juniors, Abe Miller and Emory Burton since they discovered it in their 6th grade French class. After viewing videos of the ice canoe races, the night parade and other activities that make up the … Continue reading Un Voyage au Québec
By Mrs. Molly Wertz, Dean of Students It may be hard to believe, but the end of the school year is right around the corner. Beginning next week, grades 8-11 will be preparing for final exams. As students begin to prepare for exams, please look over the following study tips. It is important to think … Continue reading Tips for Final Exam Prep
By Mrs. Chris Ausherman, Lower School Teacher If it’s May at YCDS, it must be Show What You Know Expo time for the Lower School students! For the last 18 years, the students in Lower School have had the opportunity to share their science knowledge with parents and friends. The FOSS science curriculum used in … Continue reading Lower School’s Show What You Know Expo
Imagine it’s morning and you’re strolling across campus, sunlight streaming through a wall of windows as students arrive back at school and come inside. Here, you’ll see eager elementary students rushing off to robotics class, after high-fives from their older student mentors. Here, freshmen await with excitement today’s group college visit with their classmates and … Continue reading York Country Day School: Where education and empathy meet, a community grows.
By Mr. David Tuten, Upper School Mathematics Teacher A few years ago I attended a conference sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. One of the popular topics was Numerical Literacy, or Numeracy, as it is more commonly referred to by mathematics educators. We discussed the importance of ensuring that students, and therefore … Continue reading The Importance of Numerical Literacy
YCDS students Jagr Krtanjek and Jessica Babcock are two members of the local FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, TechFire. TechFire is comprised of students from across York County. Amy Harmon Krtanjek, a YCDS faculty member and parent, serves as one of the team's mentors. TechFire competed in the FRC World Championship Competition in St. Louis on … Continue reading YCDS Students and Faculty Return from Robotics World Championship