Check back to see what great things are happening at YIMS during the 2017-18 school year!!
2017 Turkey Trot
The 2017 YIMS 12th Annual Turkey Trot was once again a huge success collecting $7,000. The Turkey Trot proceeds benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank’s Turkey Cup Challenge initiative where YIMS won second place in the county. This year was exceptionally special because we reached $102,855.07 in total giving surpassing the one-hundred-thousand-dollar mark!!
YIMS Gifted News
A big congrats to Mrs. Pazer and our gifted kids. They won first play in a regional math competition at Penn State New Kensington. They finished first out of 10 schools!
Thank you to Mandy and all our GREAT math teachers who have taught and inspired them to mathematical greatness!
2017 McDonald's MAC Grant
Mrs. Knepp was selected as a 2017 McDonald’s MAC (Make Activities Count) grant winner! Once materials are received, students in Mrs. Knepp’s science and math classes will be participating in an escape room right in the classroom. They will have to solve math problems and answer science questions in 60 minutes or less in order to “escape”! Students will work together in teams of 4 or 5 in order to escape in the required amount of time. A big thank you to McDonalds for continuing to support education by making these grants available to teachers each year!
5th Grade Passport to the USA Celebration
Zeus by Mrs. Lust's Reading Class
Cyclops by Mrs. Lust's Reading Class
Demeter by Mrs. Lust's Reading Class
Apollo by Mrs. Lust's Reading Class
Odysseus by Mrs. Lust's Reading Class
YIMS Veteran's Day Program
Thank You YIMS Students
5th Grade Picnic
5th graders come together to become the next great Yough class!
MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
On October 26, 2017, YIMS Gifted students attended a Mock Trial competition at Penn Trafford High School. Our students won 1st place in both trials.
Mock trial participants from left to right: Emily Stephan, Kayla Gerdich, Jakob Krumenaker, Chris Kowalski, Jacob Parquett and Steven Kenderes
The "Pumpkin Drop" was held on October 27, 2017 at West Virginia University. There were 400 teams that participated and only 150 pumpkins that survived. Out of those 150 that survived, one of our teams placed 2nd overall, landing 2 feet 9 inches from the target.
Google, EdTech Experts Choose 11 Western Pa. Schools for National Pilot Project
YIMS Participates in Google Pilot Program