By Jamie Graham, Director of Summer and After-School Programs and Lower School Faculty Fall After-school Enrichment is in full swing at York Country Day School. Every academic year, there is a feeling of anticipation in the air while students await the new schedule of after-school enrichment offerings to be released. Our Enrichment Program provides students with … Continue reading After-school offerings enrich curriculum
By Elizabeth Trump, Coordinator of Mental Health and Wellness We have completed the first full month of school, past the excitement of spirit week and Homecoming festivities, and are settling into the routine of the school year. This month, I am introducing the second Mental Health Initiative of Mindfulness. We began the school year exploring … Continue reading Mindfulness: Second Mental Health Initiative of the Year
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
By Sr. Eric Fleming and Sra. Katie Ritter Torres The Spanish Department had the pleasure of chaperoning thirteen upper school students to Costa Rica over the week-long winter break. Our hope was that this immersion experience would give new meaning to students’ language studies and inspire them to travel and seek out opportunities to use … Continue reading Pure Vida — YCDS Students and Winter Break
By Mrs. Carol Royer When you think back to your elementary school art projects, what do you remember most vividly? What was it about them that made a connection to your ideas, your aesthetics, or your feelings? For me, those memorable art lessons had a number of things in common. First, they encouraged creative thought … Continue reading Art as a Means of Self-Expression and Discovery
Ms. Amy Harmon Krtanjek This weekend, the York Country Day School GearHounds robotics team will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania competing against the best teams from the eastern US in the FIRST Tech Challenge East Super-Regional Championship. They earned their spot to compete by their performance at the Pennsylvania State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship held in … Continue reading What is a Super-Regional?
By Mrs. Amy Harmon Krtanjek At the heart of STEAM is the intersection of technical and artistic, calculations and exploration. At York Country Day School, opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary projects are what make the school day enriching and true to life. This spring, our upper school students are collaborating on a project that is … Continue reading STEAM in Action
By Mr. Ken Klenk Marc Behoff states that "Play is training for the unexpected." When one pauses to consider the depth of this sentiment, one realizes that play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. At YCDS, play, exploration, and discovery are a key components … Continue reading Get Outside