March 1 / 2019


Middle School Toronto Symphony Orchestra Trip

On Wednesday February 27th our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students travelled to Roy Thomson Hall and watched, listened  and learned all about improvisation. Members of the cast of Second City joined the symphony and demonstrated how improvised melodic lines can intertwine with improvised dialogue. This was an exciting interactive performance and fun had by all!!  Many thanks to Diane Drysdale for initiating, planning and organizing this experience.

Concours and Festival d’art oratoire

On Thursday February 28th, 7 students from Grades 6 and 7 travelled to Toronto Montessori School to compete in the Concours D’art Oratoire, a French public speaking contest that takes place every year. All students wrote and delivered excellent speeches and demonstrated being a risk taker. Bravo! These students are: Hayden Laurie, Jadon Luong, Max Kronby, Edward Laposata, Amma Ayisi, Grace Liang and Sophie Lemieux.


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.

Grade 6 French Trip to Le Papillon Restaurant

All Grade 6’s will travel by TTC to Le Papillon Restaurant on Friday March 8th to celebrate an amazing winter term and to kick off the March Break. The students will have the chance to order their three courses en français! We will depart the school at 9:30 and will return during recess.


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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.


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

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