On the morning of Friday, June 14 we held our Volunteer Recognition Reception. Each year we invite our parent volunteers together to celebrate and honour all that they do for the school throughout the year. The generosity of our parent community results in hundreds of hours of support for fundraising events like Bid Night and the Tiger Party to providing support for their daughters in the classroom and on the field.
For this year’s reception, Music Teacher Benila Ninan once again arranged a special performance to thank our volunteers. You may remember last year’s “York House Girl” set to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl”. This year Benila had the girls perform “York House Girl” to the tune of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”. Watch it here.
Without our parent volunteers, we simply would not be able to do all that we do. Your spirit and enthusiasm are unparalleled and deeply appreciated. It’s what makes our school such a great place to be!
On Friday, June 7, the Class of 2019 crossed the stage and accepted their graduation certificates.
We wish you all the best in your adventures next year! It was fabulous to hear about all the schools are you are going to during Graduation, and to celebrate your many successes. We will miss your exuberance, energy, and drive to make change at YHS. We will forever be grateful to your class for bringing pants to YHS and for demonstrating the importance of staying involved in what you enjoy most—athletics, arts, community service, or mental health awareness—even in your final year of high school! Your commitment and dedication to our programs enriched the experience for all involved.
Thank you for sharing your learning journey with us. We look forward to hearing about your successes in the future. Congratulations to all of our graduates, we are so proud of you!
See highlights from Grad and the valedictorian speech below.