Posts by YVCS2015

Hittin’ the trail

As part of our Earth Day celebration this year, our students took a field trip to one of the beautiful trails here in Elkin. This trip was fun, educational, and most of all, a way for our school to give back to our community. The trails are such a valuable asset in our community. Our students enjoy using the trails and wanted to do a service project to benefit...

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How to design an outdoor classroom

Over the summer, we will be moving into our new school building. That means that we will have lots of work to do up-fitting the new space inside and out. For our school, having an outdoor classroom is a critical part of our curriculum.  Joe, from West Depot Architecture, has been working with the students to design the new outdoor classroom. They started with a...

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When coming in 38th is better than 1st

When coming in 38th is better than 1st

If you know me, you know that I am competitive. So you might think that I would be upset that our Science Olympiad team came in 38th in the Battery Buggy competition this weekend. Not true. This is why I am so proud of our team. This is the third year that our school has participated in the NC Science Olympiad but the first year in the Middle School Division, which...

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Wild about Wound Care!

At the Yadkin Valley Community school, we take many field trips throughout the year. This week our student visited Prism as an extension of their study of the human body. I cannot say enough great things about the Prism staff! They were gracious, entertaining and knowledgeable. On this field trip, the students learned all about wound care through hands-on...

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10 ways to have a student-centered classroom

10 ways to have a student-centered classroom

From its inception, the Yadkin Valley Community School has been inspired by the Montessori curriculum and philosophy. That means that when you walk into our school, you will notice several ways that it is different than a traditional public school. Our school is committed to a student-centered experience. “Standards work hand in hand with student-directed learning,”...

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