November 2 / 2018

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Dear York School Community,

The unofficial hashtag celebrating TYS Athletics has become #goglads and boy, do we have a great deal to celebrate. Some strong performances and great memories were made by our 21 teams competing in CISAA this Fall Term!

Our U14 girls basketball team brought home a CISAA silver medal. Our Varsity Boys Volleyball and Varsity Division 1 Girls Basketball are looking good heading into the playoffs (with Charlotte Mackay averaging 26 points per game!). 

We will celebrate our fall athletic accomplishments at the November 13th Recognition Assembly.

Gladiator Athletics continues to focus on keeping our students active and healthy, and the Gladiator Strength and Conditioning Centre has been an amazing addition to our school. It’s hard to imagine that the space was once part of our parking lot, transformed in large part by your kind support in the Fast Forward Campaign.

Whether it is 7am and I am working with some middle school athletes (Ben T, Luka K, and Noel R), a weekend Athlete Institute Session or a bootcamp for our parents, this great space is allowing us all to begin reaching our athletic potential.  

The next ambitious initiative I’m looking forward to is our Junior School Playground. With some great programming (and fun!) it will help build our pipeline full of incredible athletes.  

We had an amazing Performance Parenting session this fall with coach Martin, Vince and Johnny sharing with us, some of the tools they use to get into the right mindset for success.

Across the country, our athletes have been representing TYS Athletics this Fall. Our Varsity Boys Soccer travelled to Rothesay Netherwood in New Brunswick for the  the CAIS Senior Boys Soccer National Tournament and our U13 Boys Soccer team were quarter-finalists at Holy Trinity School at the CAIS National U13 Tournament. Our Varsity Boys Basketball teams will travel to Ridley and our Varsity Girls will will be on home turf at the CAIS National tournament hosted at The York School in November.

We are proud that through Gladiator Athletics our community comes together. Whether it is a ‘Friday Night Lights’ game, A Toronto FC game in the rain, or a community event to enjoy a Raptors game and bringing our school together through sport.

One term, 2 more exciting athletic terms to go. Thank you for all your support.

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Rick DeMarinis
Director of Athletics



The York School was in the spotlight this week as we hosted an Open House to 400+ prospective students and their parents. At the entrance our Gladiator Mascot greeted our guests. The visitors were then guided by Student Ambassadors to the gymnasium where the welcome presentations took place. There, the Senior School jazz band put on a performance that added a festive tone to the whole affair.

Central to the success of the whole event were The York School Student Ambassadors. From presenting to a full auditorium, showing off our science labs, to talking about Athletics and Wellness, they helped The York School shine! They were engaging, with authentic and wonderful stories about life at The York School. We were so proud of our students, your children.

Thank you for letting them come out on a school night, showing everyone the best of what The York School is all about.


SAVE THE DATE - NOVEMBER 27 at 7:00 PM in the Gym

Sleep better and you’ll eat better. Eat better and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance.

Join us for an evening with author Greg Wells who will explain how with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic improvements in energy and health.

Greg will explain how:

  • Sleep controls the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite

  • An hour of exercise can turn a B grade into an A

  • Muscular meditation helps reduce stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Join Us November 27 for an evening that could alter your life (plus, you’ll also learn that watermelon decreases muscle soreness after a workout).

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Senior School Parent Connect

The York School Parents’ Association (YPA) is thrilled to announce a special Senior School Parents Connect event to take place on Thursday the 29th of November at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This event will commence at the award-winning AGO Bistro where we will have the chance to connect while enjoying a delicious three-course prix- fixe luncheon. Click here to read more & RSVP.