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.

Let them Eat/Decorate Cake

Posted: December 31, 2022

Jo Mienie, an award-winning baker and Yorkshire Academy mom discusses what it’s like to be an accomplished decorator and baker.

Get to Know a Type 1 Diabetic

Posted: October 06, 2022 | Author: Callie Randel, Yorkshire Academy Program Development Assistant

Callie Randel, Program Development Assistant at Yorkshire Academy, explains exactly what Type 1 diabetes is, shares what it’s like to be a Type 1 diabetic herself, and lists the warning signs of T1D.

In the Know with an Expat Experience Expert

Posted: September 15, 2022

Lisa Ashman draws on the realities of expat life to offer some great solutions for families to adapt quickly.

Ask a Veterinarian

Posted: March 30, 2022

Dr. Anne Tjonneland, a veterinarian and Yorkshire Academy mom, helps us understand what it’s like to be a veterinarian and how we can best take care of our own beloved pets.

The Tale of Yorkshire Academy—Part 1

Posted: November 30, 2021

Shirley Swinbank, Yorkshire Academy’s Founder and Executive Director takes us back to 1984 when she turned her dream of owning her own school into a reality and brings us to where we are today.

SEL: Mindful Moments

Posted: November 02, 2021 | Author: Karen Gilbert, Yorkshire Academy’s Social Emotional Campus Director

As we consider how the pandemic has affected our children, each day at Yorkshire Academy we focus on the here and now, and the goodness we all share.

From the Shores of Bondi Beach to Galveston Bay and Everywhere in Between

Posted: March 11, 2021

Jacqui Stanley, Yorkshire Academy teacher, shares her love of the ocean and how that devotion impacts her life and the lives of her students

Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills

Posted: November 20, 2020 | Author: Carissima Uptmor, MS, CCC-SLP, licensed speech-language pathologist

Carissima Uptmor, a licensed speech-language pathologist and Yorkshire Academy alumni parent, summarizes what parents might be on the look-out for as their young children are developing language skills, and the role speech-language pathologists play in evaluating and helping families with concerns.

What it Takes to Run a Private School in the Age of Covid-19

Posted: October 27, 2020

Janet Howard, Yorkshire Academy’s principal, discusses her experience managing a private school during Covid-19.

Tech Time with BEMA

Posted: February 04, 2020

Trent Carroll, from BEMA Technology Services, shares technology insights for safeguarding device use and how to protect you and your family's information.

Pondering Pre-K

Posted: December 11, 2019

Sarah Allsopp, Yorkshire Academy Pre-K teacher, shares her philosophy on building children’s self-confidence and independence, allowing them to grow in a nurturing environment.

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, PhD, 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.

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.