Transform the world one deed at a time

Scott Gyenes, Upper School Faculty and Service Learning Coordinator Howard Zinn once wrote, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” On Friday, May 11, the York Country Day School community participated in the annual Day of Service to help transform the greater York community. Our Middle and Upper School students visited…

Musical Instrument Design

By Mrs. Debbie Donovan, Director of Music Last spring, middle school teachers met to discuss ways to provide a greater variety of electives for our middle school students.  Our goals were to encourage thinking across the curriculum, increase collaboration among departments, and provide additional opportunities for STEAM projects. As a result, YCDS middle school students…

The YCDS Greyhound 5K

By Laura Burkey, Director of Development The inaugural York Country Day School Greyhound 5K kicked off May 5 with sunshine in the sky and excitement on the ground. The YWCA Temple Guard Drill Team raised the bar with an uplifting and invigorating performance under the tutelage of Mike Smith. At 8:30 a.m., Flash's Fun Run…

The art of writing

By Harrison Zumbrun, Class of 2018 I came to YCDS starting off middle school in sixth grade. I was barely able to write, and my public-school teachers did not care to help me improve my writing. I remember meeting Mrs. Wertz, my future English teacher, and speaking to her about The Hunger Games of which…