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Book Swap Finds New Homes for 1,500 Used Books

Mar 20, 2018

Each winter, the YISS PTO organizes a book swap to provide reading material for book lovers in the YISS community.

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.

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.

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).

Book Lovers Blossom with Excitement Over Spring Book Fair

Apr 28, 2017

With the cherry blossoms in full bloom all around the school, this was also the time for our Spring Book Fair, which was held from April 12-14.

YISS Welcomes Storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald

By Subin (Amy) DeGroat Apr 17, 2017

Professional storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald treated elementary and middle school students to numerous folktales from around the world.

Second Graders “Sprinkle” Compliments During Writing Celebration

By Debbie Gronski Mar 28, 2017

Second-grade students had a tasty time celebrating each other's writing accomplishments with a party at the end of their Opinion Writing Unit.

Author Kenneth Oppel Visits the YISS Middle School

Mar 27, 2017

Canadian young adult and children's fiction author Kenneth Oppel visited all three grades and shared his books, as well as his experience as a writer.

YISS Pursues Continuous School Improvement

By Robin Parsons Feb 27, 2017

YISS has taken the major recommendations from our accreditation report and is working to improve in these areas...

ES Students Camp Out with a Good Book

Feb 25, 2017

Our elementary students have been spending a significant amount of their free time reading these past couple of weeks as a part of our elementary school's annual Read-A-Thon (February 13 - March 3).

5th Grade Travels Back in Time

By Ellie Moncada Feb 16, 2017

Just in time for their study of the American Revolution in Social Studies and the Elementary School Read-a-Thon, 5th Grade students are traveling back in time to the 1770s...

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