By Elizabeth Charleston, Faculty The National Honor Society is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school students. In 1921, the original founders wanted to motivate and positively influence students to maintain high standards. Their goals were “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote … Continue reading Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society inductees
By Jake Doll, Director of College Counseling May 1st is soon upon us. In the college counseling office that means celebrating successes and helping students with that final push toward choosing their best fit college or university. In my experience, where most seniors are right now rarely fits the forecast they had in mind during this … Continue reading Decisions Decisions …
By Michelle Schneider, Lower School Faculty “How would you like to practice your sight words?” “What types of books would you like to work on in Guided Reading this week?” “How would you like to showcase what you learned in math?” These are questions first grade students are asked individually to give them ownership of … Continue reading The Power of Student Choice
Written by Chris Ausherman, Grade 2 teacher One of my first and fondest memories of growing up was being read to by my mother and wishing I could read like she did. It wasn’t that she read with characters’ voices or with silly accents. At an early age, I could tell how much she enjoyed … Continue reading More Than Words
By Tiffany Gilbert Beginning around the age of eight, I would run to my best friend's house most days of the week. She lived a half a mile away. Once I got there, we continued to run, play outside, and have fun. We did this year-round even with several feet of snow on the ground. … Continue reading READY, SET, RUN!
By The Student Members of the YCDS Diversity Inclusion Club This past March 14th, YCDS had it’s first Diversity and Inclusion Day! The YCDS Diversity and Inclusion Club planned all of the events for the middle and upper school. The day was informational and the Diversity and Inclusion Club was made very proud. Starting the … Continue reading Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion Day
By Mrs. Kari Miller Are you present in your day-to-day life, or do you go through the motions only to ask yourself, what has happened in the last days, months, years? In the rush of our lives, it is easy to let our minds fill with thoughts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. That is why … Continue reading Infusing Mindfulness and Presence with Students