FEBRUARY 14 / 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

Middle School Outers Winter Camping

A group of 10 intrepid middle schoolers headed out for a weekend of winter camping this past weekend. We arrived in Algonquin Park and loaded all of our gear into sleds and snowshoed into our camp for the weekend. We spent an amazing 2 days snowshoeing in deep snow, learning how to light fires, seeing wildlife, stargazing, and eating delicious food over an open fire during our lunch cookout. It was truly an experience that we won’t forget! Our next Outers experience is coming up at the end of April when we head out to McGregor Point to spring camp in yurts. Please see Ms. Rowell or Ms. McKenna if you would like more information.



LOOKING FORWARD

GLOBAL PATHWAYS SCHOOL

Each year a group of grade 11's travel to India during March Break to volunteer at Global Pathways School. We have a special connection with the school as the founders of the school are the previous Head of York School and Head of the Junior School. Currently, a past Grade 9 ICE teacher, Jim Brickell, is the Principal of Global Pathways School.

The students travelling to GPS enjoy two weeks of volunteering in the classrooms, taking field trips with the classes, enjoying recess on the play structures that have been donated by The York School community and spend time with students in the classes and their homes.

Before departing on this adventure we collect donations to take with us in duffle bags to hand out to the community. This years' wish list is here. If you have any of the following items stored away in your closets and are looking to find a new home for these items, please bring them to The York School, there are bins in the Gathering Place to deposit the items. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team

Also - Global Pathways School Day - Wednesday February 20th!

Wear green, white, orange, pay what you like, making a contribution towards technology at GPS


GRADE 7 SPEECH COMPETITION

The grade 7 English students recently wrote and presented a memorized speech based on a topic of their choosing. Two students from each grade 7 class have been chosen to compete in the grade 7 Speech Competition. These students are: William Cheskes, Sasha Fedyushchenko, Emily Rosen, Grace Liang, Lauren Gori and Anjali Seshadri.

The student who wins this competition will move forward to the Sterling Hall Competition that occurs in April of this year.

We would like to invite our York Community to join us for this exciting event that will be held on Monday, March 4th at 8:30 am in the gym.


ATHLETE INSTITUTE NEXT SESSIONS

Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


IMPORTANT DATES

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times

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