Grade 9 Celebrates NaNoWriMo by Completing Creative Novels

By Mrs. Sarah Erb By ninth grade, our students have read and analyzed a vast amount of literature. Whether it is analyzing the characters and motivations in Wonder, considering the influence of society on the Socs and Greasers in The Outsiders, or picking apart the many themes in To Kill a Mockingbird, they have discovered and … Continue reading Grade 9 Celebrates NaNoWriMo by Completing Creative Novels


My Morning Visits

Many times during the week, I remark how much I would love to share with others the smiles, the stories, and the joy I share with our students in their classrooms.  These moments spent with your children are precious times that I treasure. Although our day was cut short by weather, I captured a few of … Continue reading My Morning Visits

A New Take on Health and Physical Education

By Mr. Jamie Ellis Physical Education has come a long way from what adults reminisce about our school days. Lining up in the gym, hoping to not get picked last, and feeling self-conscious about our performance and ability to play the traditional sports dictated by our gym teachers  may not invoke fond memories.   At … Continue reading A New Take on Health and Physical Education

YCDS Athletics Concussion Protocol

By Jim Mustard, Director of Facilities and Athletics, and Kersty Weaver, Athletic Trainer What is concussion? A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body which causes the head and brain to move back and forth quickly. This movement can cause … Continue reading YCDS Athletics Concussion Protocol