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Kindergarteners Proudly March in a “Writers” Parade

By Melissa Moon Sep 30, 2019

Kindergarten students wrap-up their unit on narrative essays with a celebration of writing.

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.

Anne Sibley O’Brien Visits YISS

Jan 29, 2018

Author and illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien visited with students on Thursday, January 25, tailoring the content of each session.

Fall Book Fair Supports Reading Initiatives

Nov 29, 2017

From November 8-10, the lobby at YISS was bursting at the seams with a wide variety of books during the Fall Book Fair.

Social Studies and English Departments Collaborate to Teach Writing

By Kyle Pash May 30, 2017

Social studies teachers underwent training in the Jane Schaffer method of expository writing to build up student reading and writing skills.

Poetry Slam Encourages Audience to “Serve One Another in Love”

By Karin Shim May 18, 2017

YISS High School’s annual Poetry Slam was held on Tuesday, May 16, and this year’s theme was “Serving One Another in Love.”

English Department Trains in Jane Schaffer Writing Program

By Jonathan Hannah May 12, 2017

To help students experience success in writing, the English department gathered to extend their training in the Jane Schaffer Writing Program (JSWP).

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