Junior Tigers Update: November 19, 2020

Grade 5 and Grade 7 Basketball both begin next week, with Grade 6 Basketball starting the following week (December 1). Any students who are interested in participating should sign up if they have not already done so. 

Dry Land Swim Team:
The Grades 3 – 7 Dry Land Swim Team will start training next week! Grades 5-7 have their first practice on November 23, and the Grades 3-4 group will start on November 25. Any students who are interested in participating should sign up if they have not already done so.  

Term 2 Winter Athletics:
Sign-up is now open for Term 2 (Winter) Athletics. Please go to the Junior School Athletics Sign Up to complete your registration (myYHS login required). Sign up will close on Sunday, November 22.

  • Grade 5 Basketball
  • Grade 6 Basketball
  • Grade 7 Basketball
  • Swim Team (Grades 3 – 7)
  • Flag Rugby (Grades 6 – 7)

Tigers Spirit Wear:
Our online store will open again for two weeks, starting on November 23 (details will be sent out sent week). Students and parents can outfit themselves with all sorts of Tigers gear. If you are looking to show your school spirit, please check out the YHS Online Store. Please note that MiTeam Adidas orders are not being accepted at this time. The MiTeam section of the store will reopen in June. If you are desperate for an Adidas stadium jacket, or a track suit, please see Mr. Jackson, as we do have a limited supply onsite.

Top Runner Rachel Cliff ’06 Speaks to Jr. Cross-Country Team

Rachel Cliff ’06 with the Jr. Cross-Country Team

On October 20th, our Junior Cross-Country Team received an inspiring “pep talk” from middle distance runner and YHS alumna Rachel Cliff ’06. Rachel discovered her love for running when she was a very young Yorkie. She joined the Cross-Country team in Grade 4, but did not become a running sensation overnight. Rachel shared some of her highlights of her running career as well as the lessons that she has learned with our Junior Tigers.

IMG_2770Rachel is one of Canada’s top runners. She recently won the women’s category at the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run. She has also competed in many national competitions and represented Canada in international competitions such as the Word Cross Country Championships in Poland and Kenya, Africa. As a Yorkie, Rachel was the school’s top runner and one of the top runners in the province in both cross-country and track & field.

After York House, Rachel continued to follow her running aspirations at the University of Guelph. She was soon recognized as one of Canada’s top runners at the university level, and has been recognized as an “All Canadian”, which is only given to top athletes at university. She was also named “Female Athlete of the Year” by the University of Guelph.

Rachel is now working on her Master’s degree at UBC and is preparing for some very big races including the Canadian Cross-Country Championships (she won the silver medal last year) and will be representing Canada in an upcoming race in Japan.

Rachel’s talk was a great motivator before the Cross-Country team participated in the ISEA Championships on October 29th. Thank you Rachel!