Middle School - October 20 / 2017


School Work - Home/Life Balance

It is important that our students are adjusting to the routines of school and home life balance.

At the Middle School, our homework guidelines are as follows:

  • Grade 6 - no more than 60 minutes/night

  • Grade 7 or 8 - no more than 70-80 minutes/night

If your son or daughter is exceeding these times, consider the following which could be factors contributing to the situation:

  • Are they working in an environment that is free from distractions?

  • Are they getting to tasks with little energy left following other after-school commitments?

  • Have they missed lessons or material to enable completion of task?

  • Do they have challenges with task initiation?

These factors can be mitigated by support from parents and/or teachers.  Feel free to reach out to HR teachers or subject teachers for suggestions.


Caribou Math Contest

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On Wednesday and Thursday, students in Middle and Senior School challenged themselves by writing the first Caribou Math Contest. There are 6 contests throughout the year; students set personal goals and strive for self-improvement through the year by challenging themselves to a series of math and logic problems.

If you missed the first one, there's still time to join in on the fun. The next contest takes place November 15 and 16.

Email kwalker@yorkschool.com if you want to participate.


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YPA Movie Night - October 27 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Middle School students have voted and the winner is...*drumroll*...Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

Parents, please click here to RSVP for your child. Students will enjoy a fun evening with friends, popcorn and pizza.

Cost for the event is $5.


Halloween Fun

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Having fun at one of the most-favoured holidays is well established at the Middle School.

Candy Grams

Sales: Before homeroom and at lunch Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

Delivery: During homeroom (beginning) Oct. 25 - Oct. 31

Pumpkin Carving and Door Decorating Schedule is as follows:

Oct. 19 - Oct. 24th - At a time that you see fit, vote upon a design for your pumpkin.

Oct. 25 - Choose two students to "gut" the pumpkin @LUNCH in Room 430

Oct. 26 - Choose two students to carve your pumpkin @LUNCH in York Cafe

Door Decorating

Oct. 23 - Oct. 27th - Vote upon a design for your door and decorate throughout the week!

Halloween Dress Up

On Oct. 31, the entire school, including staff and faculty enjoy costume and catwalks. Students are encouraged to dress up and take to the catwalk at the assembly. 


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