To Blog or Not to Blog… that was the question! Well, not anymore, Yorkshire Academy is joining the world of bloggers.

What is a blog you may ask? Basically, it’s a sort of online platform to share information. The Yorkshire Insight is another tool for us to post: parent education news, student’s writings, Yorkshire parent’s expertise, or just to take a deeper look into what’s happening on and off campus.

What are the rules for our blog? Really, our hope is simply that the information we post is relevant, entertaining, and helps to convey the essence of what makes Yorkshire… Yorkshire.

Choosing and Transitioning to Middle School

Posted: October 28, 2019 | Author: Mosope Iyi-Ojo, Yorkshire Academy alumni

Mosope Iyi-Ojo, Yorkshire Academy alumni, and current St. John’s School student, reflects on his experience in exploring middle school options and his transition from elementary to middle school.

Podcast: The Importance of Sleep in Children

Posted: October 16, 2019

Nicola Moy, Certified Sleep Sense Consultant and Yorkshire parent, discusses the importance of sleep for the health and well-being of children and shares a myriad of suggestions as how to help manage your children’s bedtime in a positive way.

Our Family’s Recycling Journey

Posted: October 03, 2019 | Author: Sonya Richmond Méndez, Yorkshire parent and Corporate Finance & Processes Consultant at ThirdCoast

Sonya Richmond Méndez offers a glimpse into how her family has evolved in their effort to reduce their environmental footprints.

Podcast: The Power of Preschool, Episode 1

Posted: August 29, 2019

Sue Ogle, Yorkshire Academy preschool teacher for 28 years, espouses her views of what is most important about preschoolers, and what parents can do to foster creativity and brain development for this special age.

A Kenyan Mission Trip: A Passion to Serve and a Passion to Educate

Posted: August 21, 2019 | Author: Kate Potter, Yorkshire Academy fourth grade teacher

Kate Potter, Yorkshire fourth grade teacher, shares her recent Kenyan mission trip and how she plans to bring facets of her trip into the classroom.

SEEDS: It Brings Us Together

Posted: March 28, 2019 | Author: Carson Wiesenborn, Yorkshire Academy 5th Grader

Carson shares his passion for marine life, the Yorkshire SEEDS program, … and Mrs. Jacqui Stanley.

On the Importance of Global Perspectives and Local Conversations

Posted: February 28, 2019 | Author: Amanda Renée Rico, Ph.D., Director of Education for the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and a Yorkshire Parent

Amanda Renée Rico encourages us as citizens of the world, parents, and, of course, as educators to think globally.

The Leader of the Family Band

Posted: January 29, 2019 | Author: Madelaine Morris, Music Teacher

Madelaine Morris, our music teacher for the last 24 years, gives us a glimpse of a beautiful musical family. Maybe each of us should add a little more music into our lives.

New Year’s Phishing Resolution

Posted: January 10, 2019 | Author: Doug Reed, Bema Information Technologies Partner

To ensure a healthy and happy 2019 computer life, resolve making changes to your computer behaviors. Discover ten tips on how to not become a victim of nefarious online phishing attacks.

Preventing Sports Injuries for Today’s Youth

Posted: November 14, 2018 | Author: Jeff Biehl, Parisi Speed School Houston Director

Jeff Biehl, the Parisi Speed School Director at the Memorial Athletic Club in Houston, shares his views on injury prevention. Learn how many sports injuries can be prevented with proper training and conditioning.

The “Wonder” of Learning Through Play

Posted: October 17, 2018 | Author: Sally Waterfield, Yorkshire Academy Pre-K Teacher

Sally Waterfield, a Yorkshire Academy Pre-K teacher shares her views on the value of “play” in educating young children. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”, by Diane Ackerman, is one of Mrs. Waterfield’s favorite quotes. Read this post to see why.

30 Years at Yorkshire.

Posted: May 08, 2018 | Author: Melinda Nelson, Yorkshire Academy fifth grade teacher

Melinda Nelson celebrated her 30th year of teaching at Yorkshire Academy. Take a minute to learn what brought this amazing teacher to our school, and why she chose to stay so long. You’ll get a little insight into what makes the teaching profession different than most other jobs.

The Benefits of Smiling

Posted: March 29, 2018 | Author: Annelean Botha, Yorkshire Academy Preschool teacher

Annelean Botha, Yorkshire Academy Preschool teacher, comes to school every day wearing the same thing—a smile. She’s got some great advice as to why we all should add that accessory to our daily wardrobe.

Cold, Coats, and Car Seats

Posted: January 17, 2018 | Author: Maureen Molla, Yorkshire Parent and Yorkshire Teaching Assistant

Maureen Molla discusses how car seat safety and the warmth of puffy winter coats can create a parent’s dilemma.

Healthy Lunches for Kids that They’ll Actually Eat!

Posted: November 30, 2017 | Author: Judy Drilling, Second Grade Teacher and Dietitian

Judy Drilling, our second grade teacher and dietitian, explains how to plan and prepare a variety of nutritious school lunches that children will enjoy eating.

After Hurricane Harvey

Posted: October 26, 2017 | Author: Elizabeth Wilson, 4th Grade Student

Houston Strong. Texas Strong. Elizabeth Wilson, Yorkshire Academy 4th grader, shares an insightful look back at Hurricane Harvey’s effect on Houston.

Got Grit? (Displayed 24/7 During Hurricane Harvey)

Posted: September 07, 2017 | Author: Rachel Penaflor

Got Grit? Much more than Yorkshire’s theme this year, and on display citywide throughout the challenges of Hurricane Harvey, Rachel Penaflor, Yorkshire Academy Colleague and new mom shares how important she considers the trait of “Grit” to be for her own daughter’s development.

So Much More than “Horseplay”

Posted: April 18, 2017 | Author: Laura Decherico, Fourth Grade Science Teacher

Laura DeCherico, fourth grade science teacher, shares her life-long love of riding, training, and rescuing horses.

What I Believe, and My Favorite TED Talks

Posted: February 03, 2017 | Author: Dr. Shuoyang Zhang, Yorkshire Parent and Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas

Yorkshire parent and University of St. Thomas professor shares her favorite TED talks and books on a variety of topics including creativity, social networks, and what makes a good life.

Underwater Snow in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted: December 13, 2016 | Author: Jacqui Stanley, Fourth Grade and Art Teacher

Jacqui Stanley, fourth grade and art teacher, shares her experience diving the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary when all corals and sponges spawn, creating an unimaginable underwater snowstorm.