Cooking for Ronald McDonald House

Yesterday afternoon, a group of Grade 10’s (with help from Ms. Ruddy, Mr. Cropley and Ms. Black) prepared a lovely dinner for families staying at Ronald McDonald House, as part of their Family Dinner Program.

The group prepared a complete roast dinner in the cafeteria kitchen, and the Pastry Club worked together to make the dessert. Students then helped serve the dinner and clean up. This is a great help to families that stay at the house when one of their children receive medical care. We look forward to being a part of this program in the future. The girls got to brush up on their culinary skills and had fun while working as a team – all while supporting a worthy cause.

Read Ms. Ruddy’s Blog Post on cooking the perfect family dinner.

Amelia peeling carrots

Gr. 10's Cooking for Ronald McDonald HouseMs. Ruddy shows the girls how to make mashed potatoes

Category: Senior School

Gr. 8 Science Fair Projects

By: Grade 8 Teachers Mr. Britt and Mrs. Dombroski

Entering into the Senior School can be a big change for the Grade 8’s here at York House. The expectations with new schedules, teachers and classes can be overwhelming. Upon entering the Senior Science wing the Grade 8’s come to terms with what is expected of them. From class work, homework to scantron tests and quizzes – the year moves quickly.

One of the major projects the Grade 8’s were involved in from September to December this year was investigating Life Sciences and the Scientific Method. In alignment with BC’s Year of Science, each of our Grade 8’s have developed a unique science fair project. They have completed numerous proposals, gone through many drafts and have created a presentation which involved a rigorous cross-examination by their peers.

Some of the topics explored included: caffeine’s effect on the body, brain and memory functions, acids and bases, fungal growth, friction and planes, and many others!! Some of the projects will be displayed in the Science Wing this term, please stop and take a look.

All the Grade 8’s deserve to be congratulated on their hard work and diligence in their science investigations! The Regional Science Fair is coming up and we look forward to refining some of the projects even further.

Category: Senior School