Senior School - November 3 / 2017

Athletics

Congratulations to our Fall teams! Our Varsity Boys Volleyball team, and our Varsity Girls Basketball team, are playing in the CISAA Championships today (Friday, November 3rd) - Go Gladiators!

Our Winter Athletic Season starts next week - if students are interested in joining a team, the first practices/meetings are as follows:

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Practice schedules are on our website (and click here for easy reference - make sure you scroll to the WINTER schedule).

York Cafe Price List

Please find a menu and price list for all items available to Middle & Senior School students in the York Cafe.

School Dance

This year's first Senior School Dance, "GLOW", will take place on Friday, November 17th in the York School gym from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Doors close at 9 p.m. Tickets will be on sale for $15 starting Tuesday, Nov 7th. Students will purchase tickets online by charging the ticket to their account.

Each student is allowed to bring one guest currently enrolled in a High School. It is expected that students and guests must conduct themselves in a respectable manner while attending the dance. Students and guests are not to arrive at The York School having consumed either alcohol or illicit drugs, and are not to be in possession of either alcohol or illicit drugs while at the dance. All attendees are subject to having bags and clothing searched to ensure the safety of all. Penalties for inappropriate behaviour may include ejection and suspension. If your child is ejected, parents will be called to pick their child up.

DEBATING RESULTS

Last weekend, three members of the York School's Debate Programme participated at the International Independent School Public Speaking Championships at Gray Academy for Jewish Education as well as Balmoral Hall in Winnipeg. Each student participated in three events that ranged from Radio Newcast, Extemporaneous Speaking (impromptu topics based on the last six months of news) and Cross-Examination Debate answering the question "Should economic sanctions be placed on countries that break environmental agreements?"

After two and a half days of grueling competition, the York students did quite well. Grade 12 student Caitlin Morgante placed 14th in radio newscast. Grade 10 student Ben Singer made all three of his event finals and placed 2nd overall in Impromptu Debate and Grade 11 student Emma Evans made two event finals, extemporaneous speaking and Cross-Examination debate The team of Singer/Evans placed second in the Cross-Ex finals. In their overall standings, Ben placed 28th and Emma placed 32nd out of 142 competitors from eight countries.

Congratulations, debaters!

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Important Dates:

Senior School Parents Connect - November 22

Please join our inaugural Senior School Parents Connect event that will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  This is a  new initiative by the YPA to connect parents of our Senior School community.

Please join us at the Art Gallery of Ontario to view the exciting Guillermo Del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition, which includes a pre-tour Art Talk presented by an AGO educator and is followed by a lunch at Asian Legend.

The pre-tour begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch begins at 1:00 p.m.

Space is limited - click here to register.

 

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