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2018 Poetry Slam Continues Tradition of Excellence

By Jonathan Hannah Apr 3, 2018

The high school English department held its annual poetry slam on Thursday, March 22, right before the start of the fourth quarter and Spring Break.

6th Grade Tackles Growing Trash Crisis

By Charissa Stair Apr 3, 2018

At the end of the third quarter, the 6th grade Pop Science class tackled the trash crisis head-on in their Trash Solutions Project Fair.

MS Reading Appreciation Program Encourages Reading for Pleasure

By Mark Rosenbaum Apr 3, 2018

The annual Middle School Reading Appreciation Program (RAP) took place from March 5-16.

Forensics Club Ends Exceptional Season

By Gina S. Apr 3, 2018

The YISS Forensics Club ended its successful competitive season at the KAIAC championship tournament at KIS on March 16 and 17.

Elementary Read-A-Thon Generates Excitement About Reading

By Krista Roll Apr 2, 2018

YISS elementary students participated in the annual three-week Read-A-Thon from February 19-March 9.

Model United Nations Team Takes Top Awards at Jeju Conference

By Kyle Pash Mar 7, 2018

From March 2-5, the MUN team traveled to Jeju and represented YISS well, taking the top award in eight committees.

Fourth Grade Market Day Raises Funds for Refugees

By Lauren Green Mar 7, 2018

The fourth grade hosted a fundraising Market Day to support the International Rescue Committee, an NGO dedicated to helping refugees.

No-Drama Discipline: Part 2

By Rachel Pallesen Feb 26, 2018

“Is there an appropriate time for a consequence to be given?” Find out Mrs. Pallesen's answer to this important question.

Out of This World Events Kick Off Read-A-Thon 2018

By Kathy Falkner Feb 22, 2018

Read-A-Thon is a three-week literacy initiative that focuses on getting students excited about reading and encouraging reading at school and home.

Class of 2018 Receives Early Acceptances into Leading Universities

Feb 22, 2018

Students in the YISS Class of 2018 have been admitted to many leading colleges and universities around the world.

No-Drama Discipline

By Rachel Pallesen Feb 8, 2018

The authors of No-Drama Discipline wanted to differentiate discipline from consequences and punishment.

YISS Students Win 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Feb 6, 2018

Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honors students who show exemplary vision, originality, and skill in art and writing.