A Room with A View

Written by: Mrs. Molly Wertz Location, location, location. Isn’t that what realtors say? My classroom in our new building is everything I would want in a room: sunny, spacious, smart—but what I have learned that I love the most about my new space is its location. My classroom is in the hub of the happenings, … Continue reading A Room with A View

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Kindness, Safety, and Social Media

Written by: Mrs. Michelle Odell It’s a strange title. My experience in education hasn’t let me to believe that kindness and safety are words associated with many social media interactions. People often say things on social media they would never say to a person’s face. The perceived anonymity makes them bold and erases the thoughtful … Continue reading Kindness, Safety, and Social Media

Lower School Faculty Dive Deeper into the Responsive Classroom Model

Written by: Ms. Jamie McKim Imagine being part of a classroom where how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Where actually “doing” the learning is part of your everyday experience. Well, I do not have to imagine this, as our students live this everyday. This year, I have the honor and … Continue reading Lower School Faculty Dive Deeper into the Responsive Classroom Model

Bringing Restorative Justice to YCDS

Written by: Mr. Asa Church Pause and think about the U.S. judicial system. Are there any ways in which it could be improved? You can probably think of at least a few. And you’re not alone. Proponents of Restorative Justice have been exploring alternative ways to approach crime and punishment for some time now. Inspired … Continue reading Bringing Restorative Justice to YCDS

YCDS Construction Made Possible by Many

The construction at YCDS may have been hard to miss, however, what many do not know is how many people made it possible. It is no secret that LSC Design was the mastermind behind the plans and that Kinsley Construction was the primary construction company, but nearly 30 subcontractors helped to make it all possible. Here are … Continue reading YCDS Construction Made Possible by Many

Biology Students Travel Across the Atlantic to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique

YCDS teachers are constantly looking for ways to engage their students and to connect them to the world around them. Mrs. Liz Charleston’s transported her ninth grade Biology Class to Mozambique during their unit on ecology and the scientific processes. Gorongosa National Park, once a popular tourist destination, was ravaged by war. Recently the country … Continue reading Biology Students Travel Across the Atlantic to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique

A Peek Inside the YCDS Kindergarten Classroom

Written by: Ms. Jennifer Lam The aroma of a bakery fills the air while a mother pushes her baby through the streets. Nearby castles with high walls are built then guarded with freeze rays. The echoing sounds of marbles rolling through a maze of tunnels are joined by cheerful giggles. Welcome to the world of … Continue reading A Peek Inside the YCDS Kindergarten Classroom