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.

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....and Counting!

Posted: May 08, 2018

Melinda Nelson, 5th grade teacher, is celebrating her 30th year of teaching at Yorkshire Academy. Take a minute to learn what brought this amazing teacher to Yorkshire, and why she has chosen 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.

Literature Circle: Taking a Closer Look

Posted: November 17, 2016 | Author: Kasperi Lehtonen, Yorkshire Academy Fifth Grader

Words. Words can be so powerful, and when one knows how to use them, they can create amazing masterpieces. That’s what makes Literature Circle so exciting!

Slow Food in a Fast World

Posted: October 24, 2016 | Author: Andee Felts, Yorkshire Parent

In today’s world, trying to navigate all of our modern technological tools can sometimes make us forget how to slow down for some of the more important things. For my family, one of the most important “slow” activities is the family meal.

Creating Successful Children

Posted: September 22, 2016 | Author: Yorkshire Academy

Join us in reading and discussing a book that details how character traits like grit, curiosity, persistence and self-control are the keys to success in school, college and life.