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Award-Winning Author Yangsook Choi Addresses YISS Students

Mar 20, 2019

Having an author visit with students and share about the writing process is a fantastic way to inspire them to write and enjoy reading in a new way.

Poetry Slam Encourages Students to Look Beyond Themselves

By Stephanie Vachon Mar 12, 2019

The finals of the 2019 Poetry Slam, which took place on Monday, March 11, had a theme of “Beyond Me.”

Fourth Graders Act in Character for Celebration Tea

By Lauren Green Oct 22, 2018

Every student in the fourth grade read a fiction book, took notes on their main character, and acted in character for a celebration tea.

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.

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).

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.

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