YCDS Students Recognized by the Rotary Club of York

Tess Murphy’19 and Jagr Krtanjek’19 were recognized this week by the Rotary Club of York as Students of the Month. Both students spoke to the organization’s membership about transformative experiences in their own lives. Below are the speeches they presented. Tess Murphy Good Afternoon. My name is Tess Murphy. I am very honored to have … Continue reading YCDS Students Recognized by the Rotary Club of York

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York Country Day Faculty Embrace Pedagogical Prowess

By Mr. Matthew Trump, Dean of Faculty and Upper School Science Teacher Every community member at York Country Day is engaged in perpetual learning. Whether the constituent is a student investigating Shakespeare or an athletic trainer exploring the latest in physiological peak performance, we all strive to remain current in our fields. Faculty embody the … Continue reading York Country Day Faculty Embrace Pedagogical Prowess

Guided By Students: Initial Thoughts on the Introduction of Upper School Peer Mediation at YCDS

By Mrs. Molly Wertz, Dean of Students and Middle and Upper School English Teacher There are many times during the course of a week that adults in the school are called to help students navigate situations. We help new students navigate their schedules, help 6th graders learn to advocate for themselves with their teachers, help … Continue reading Guided By Students: Initial Thoughts on the Introduction of Upper School Peer Mediation at YCDS

The importance of the literary canon

By Kristen Spangler, English Teacher As I started gathering materials for what would become the first unit of the year in Honors English—a unit chiefly devoted to Beowulf—I came across an article published in Humanities magazine a few years ago, an article that reminded me that what I wanted to accomplish in this class was … Continue reading The importance of the literary canon