As simple as it is singular: better the world.

If a school is to be greater than the sum of its test scores, if students are truly to excel both in the classroom and beyond, then there must be more at the core of that education than the hum of day-to-day life. There must be rigor and curiosity without limit, purpose and passion. There … Continue reading As simple as it is singular: better the world.

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Grade Three Students Apply Math Lessons to Real World Situations

By Mrs. Danielle Kardisco As a student, math was my least favorite subject.  It was abstract, difficult, and somewhat meaningless to me.  I didn’t understand why I needed to know how to find the area of an irregular shape or understand how to compare fractions.  I found myself feeling more frustrated than anything. Fast forward … Continue reading Grade Three Students Apply Math Lessons to Real World Situations

Collaborative Efforts to Ensure School Safety

By Christine Heine, Head of School Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida impacts us all.  The ongoing violence is so deeply painful to read about and immeasurably worse for the communities and families it touches so personally. We grieve for the victims and their families and remain committed … Continue reading Collaborative Efforts to Ensure School Safety

PLAY: Learning Through Exploration

By Mrs. Patricia Snyder Children learn best by doing, by manipulating objects when building and creating, by imitating family roles in dramatic play, and by exploring the world around them. Fred Rogers, a children’s entertainer and educator, said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, … Continue reading PLAY: Learning Through Exploration

YCDS Summer Programs Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

Ms. Jamie McKim It might be cold outside now, but it is never too early to look ahead to the summer.  Right now, school is in full swing and our children’s minds are engaged and geared for learning. Parents often ask: How do I keep my child’s desire to learn active during the summer months … Continue reading YCDS Summer Programs Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

Greyhounds get into “Physics Fights” in Lynchburg

by Kevin Wells Sitting in a meeting room with the other team advisors at the Holiday Inn in Lynchburg, Virginia, Greg Jacobs told us that this tournament was like no other science competition. He was the president of the USAYPT: United States Association for Young Physicists Tournaments. I met Greg back in 2012 when I … Continue reading Greyhounds get into “Physics Fights” in Lynchburg

How Technology is Used to Enhance Instruction in My Classroom

By Mr. Thaddeus Abbott Technology-- it can be fun, it can be frustrating, and most importantly, it can be useful. Being technologically literate is vital to our students’ futures as we help them develop the 21st century skills they will need to be successful. This doesn’t just mean keeping up with the latest gadget, but … Continue reading How Technology is Used to Enhance Instruction in My Classroom