By Paige Hoke, Theater Faculty Almost everyone knows the story of “Alice in Wonderland.” Set in the whimsical world of Wonderland, a place with giant toadstools, talking flowers and lots of color, the imaginative story was first written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. This story really has it all -- a lost heroine, danger, adventure, … Continue reading ‘Alice in Wonderland’ World Premiere Opens at YCDS
By Kari Miller, Head of the Lower School The beginning of the school year in the Lower School means time spent getting to know one another, sharing hopes and dreams, and discussing expectations. Teachers purposefully plan activities not just the first week of school, and the entire year of school creating classrooms where all students are … Continue reading Lower School Determines Promises for Academic Year
By Carol Royer, Lower School Art Faculty Have you heard of “upcycling”? How is it different from recycling, and what makes it so unique? Art can be made out of many things, including discarded materials and objects others would consider trash. When we take an object out of its first context, and create a brand … Continue reading Hopes and Dreams Upcycled Books on Display
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