A Brand New WYRK is Here!

It’s Friday at York Prep which means the end of another week and a brand new WRYK episode is hitting your screens. Today’s WYRK gets back to being “completely ridiculous,” according to the WYRK team, with some “fake news” about a …

April 13, 2018

 

 

English Teacher’s Poem Published in New York Times

York Prep head of the English department and an accomplished poet, Leah Umansky was featured in the New York Times Magazine section this past weekend. The poem, from her new collection, “The Barbarous Century,” draws inspiration from HBO’s hit fantasy television …

April 10, 2018

 

 

March Athlete of the Month

Here is the March Athlete of the Month. Though we only have one due to the liminted number of school days and contests in March, Andrew Shaz more than makes up for it! Seventh Grader, Andrew Shaz is a member …

April 6, 2018

 

 

Freshman Wins National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Two months ago, freshman Philip Winter garnered the attention and respect of the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards jurors for his impressive artistic creations. He won Gold and Silver key for two revolutionary war uniforms he made and waited patiently to …

April 5, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – April 2018

The overall wisdom of W.C. Fields is debatable. An alcoholic movie star, most of whose performances on screen he made while intoxicated, Fields created a role for himself as the quintessential misanthrope who behaved badly to those less fortunate than …

April 1, 2018

 

 

York Senior Wins First Prize in Golden Classical Music Awards

The New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition recognizes talented musicians and performers of all nationalities and ages. The purpose of this music competition is “to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards which can help to launch …

March 23, 2018

 

 

Students Protest Gun Violence with National School Walkout

To mark the one-month anniversary of the deadly February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida, York Prep School joined the national school walkout. The student-organized nationwide plan to walk out of school for 17 minutes demands state and local representatives address …

March 14, 2018

 

 

Mandarin Students Explore Chinatown

Escorted by teachers Ms. Ruan, Mr. Abreu, Ms. Hersh, a special field trip started with a ride on the B train down to Grand Street. Twenty students taking Mandarin from 8th to 12th grade visited Chinatown on Thursday, March 8. …

March 13, 2018

 

 

February Athletes of the Month

Male: Benny Mermelstein Eighth grader, Benny Mermelstein, was instrumental in the success of the Middle School Basketball team this season. He led the team in steals, rebounds, and points. He also matured over the course of the season with his …

March 2, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – March 2018

I remember an old line…”If you want to be served at a restaurant, take a table near a waiter.” The joke was that the advice was futile because waiters move and tables do not.  That is the problem with most …

March 1, 2018

 

 

Students Share Talent in Out Loud Mid-Winter Showcase

When the clock struck 5:00 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, February 15, the chapel was filled with students ready to perform. English teacher Mr. Ethan Pennington welcomed everyone to the 6th Annual Out Loud Midwinter Showcase. As in years …

February 16, 2018

 

 

Girls Varsity Basketball Undefeated ISAL Champs

The 2017-2018 Girls Varsity Basketball Team has had an undefeated season. With every practice and game, the girls brought their talent, enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication to the court. Coaches Turcio and Fazio, as well as senior captains Maya Finard …

February 15, 2018

 

 

Sixth Grader Plays at New York Open Exhibition

Sixth grader Summer Chandler had the honor of being selected to play at the opening night exhibition game of the first New York Open ATP World Tour Tennis Tournament. At NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this past Sunday, Summer played in …

February 15, 2018

 

 

2nd Annual History Day

The History Department took over Room 405 on Tuesday, February 13, for York’s second ever History Day exposition and competition. You might recall last year’s “science fair for history” where students completed the kind of research they would for papers, and …

February 14, 2018

 

 

Freshman Recognized by NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For the second year in a row, the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has seen fit to award one of York Prep’s talented artists. This time, freshman Philip Winter has garnered the attention and respect of the jurors for …

February 12, 2018

 

 

WYRK Congratulates Girls Basketball Team

For the second week in a row, WYRK is coming to our screens. Once again blessing viewers with the fun little segment entitled York Safari with Jack, this episode starts with a laugh. However, the start of this week’s episode …

February 9, 2018

 

 

The Last Five Years – Two Performances Only!

Don’t miss out on the chance to see senior Sarah Warshavsky and freshman Jack Flesher perform a workshop production of The Last Five Years. Reserve your tickets as soon as possible because seats are going fast!

February 7, 2018

 

 

Social Studies Super Bowl 15

Monday, February 5, just a day after the Philadelphia Eagles won the 52nd NFL Superbowl, York Prep held their own. The 15th Social Studies Superbowl, hosted by history teacher Mr. Michael Roper, brought grades 8-12 down to the Pantherdome to …

February 6, 2018

 

 

January Athletes of the Month

Another month has gone by and another two students have proven themselves to be above the pack in both athleticism and sportsmanship. Our January athletes of the month are: Male: Marshall Richardson As a senior, Marshall continues to build and …

February 6, 2018

 

 

First WYRK of 2018

As we’ve settled into the new year and finally made it through the longest January ever, we’re happy to share the latest installment of WYRK. Featuring the interviewing skills of a couple of talented sixth graders, this episode opens with …

February 2, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – February 2018

The news that the Lincoln Plaza Cinema is closing at the end of January, is depressing to those of us who live and work in the Lincoln Center area.  We, at York, take our cultural and entertainment opportunities somewhat for …

February 1, 2018

 

 

Candygrams Are Here!

We’ve made it through the first month of the new year and 2018 is proving to be a special treat. But, with “special treats” in mind, the York Prep SGO is excited to announce that candygrams are here! In preparation …

January 31, 2018

 

 

December Athletes of the Month

It may be a new year but we’ve still got a bit of unfinished business from the last one, namely, our announcement of the December Student Athletes of the Month. Male: Shane Fisher Seventh grader, Shane Fisher, has been instrumental …

January 23, 2018

 

 

Congratulations Genesis!

Once again, York Prep’s award-winning literary magazine, Genesis, proves itself to be among the best of the best. Last year’s 2017 Spring issue of Genesis won first place from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) in their annual contest and review …

January 18, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – January 2018

Happy New Year – I mean it.  Happy New Year!  Start the New Year whenever you wish. It certainly does not have to be January 1st.  If your New Year is in September (you are probably Jewish), then Happy New …

January 1, 2018

 

 

Faculty & Student Basketball Game Ends in Draw

Just before the last day of the Fall semester, the faculty and students went head-to-head in a heated basketball competition reminiscent of the legendary Bulls vs. Knicks rivalry. A large number of students, many from the school’s basketball team, all …

December 22, 2017

 

 

The Paw’s Winter Issue Gives a Behind the Scenes Look

This winter issue of the York Prep School Newspaper The Paw reports on a wide range of topics with thorough coverage and excellent writing. From the supply drives for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas and Puerto Rico …

December 20, 2017

 

 

English Students Experience One of Shakespeare’s Funniest Comedies Live

On Thursday, December 14th, Ms. Umansky’s 10-1 and 10-H English classes, were lucky enough to see Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company Theater  in the East Village.  After nearly finishing reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in class, the both …

December 18, 2017

 

 

WYRK At It Again

Please enjoy this latest installment in the WYRK series. Released this morning and played during homeroom throughout the school, this episode is plenty funny. The short video features “one of the most difficult jobs at York as it trains its …

December 15, 2017

 

 

Pep Rally Recognizes Student Athletes and Lifts School Spirit

To recognize fall sports teams and their accomplishments in the last season, the York Prep SGO hosted another one of its spirited school-wide pep rallys.  With the secondary purpose of encouraging students to come to the basketball game that same …

December 14, 2017

 

 

Eighth Graders Celebrate All-Time Bestselling Author Agatha Christie

Last Wednesday,  Ms. Umansky’s 8H English class went on a field trip to Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side, for a special Celebration of Agatha Christie as part of their Selected Shorts program. This was after the class read …

December 12, 2017

 

 

November’s Athlete of the Month

As the end of the year draws near and the winter season picks up, we would like to congratulate our singular athlete of the Month for November! Megan Igoe Senior, Megan Igoe, has been leading the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team …

December 12, 2017

 

 

La Pata is Back with a Brand New Issue!

In this sixth issue of the York Prep Spanish Newspaper, La Pata, students report on the Puerto Rico relief drive, food, theater, and current events. Edited by junior Sophie Bigar-Vann and written entirely by students advised by Spanish teacher Kamille …

December 12, 2017

 

 

York Prep Fall Production is Two for One

This year the performing arts team at York brought viewers two for the price of one with the annual fall production. Instead of only one play, students performed two spectacular short plays. With a total run time of just 60 …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster Set to Begin 14th Year of “Thoughts”

Today, just like the first of every month since December 2004, a new essay by York Prep Headmaster Mr. Ronald Stewart appears towards the bottom of our homepage. The topics he has written about have ranged from thoughts on the …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – December 2017

I notice that mixed doubles in curling may be a new Winter Olympic sport in 2018. Cannot wait! All that brushing is so exciting. And the coed factor will surely add a thrill. It seems to me that the Winter …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Literary Magazine Wins Gold Medal Certificate

We are thrilled to announce that Genesis, York Prep’s literary and art magazine, has been awarded a “Gold Medal Certificate” from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the magazine’s spring 2017 issue. The magazine, features poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, …

November 29, 2017

 

 

York Prep Freshman Aims to Fence at the World Championships

On the weekend of November 17-19, York Prep High School freshman Ethan Kushnerik represented the USA at the Cadet World Cup in Espoo, Finland. Over 280 top athletes from more than 25 countries attended the event. USA sent 20 of …

November 27, 2017

 

 

Students Recognized as October Athlete of the Month

Dylan Freidman Eighth grader, Dylan Freidman, came ready to participate every single day. He is willing to better himself and the each of the players around him on the Middle School Soccer team. With his lightning fast speed, Dylan was …

November 9, 2017

 

 

York Students Left “Wonderstruck” By Halloween Surprise

Tuesday, October 31st was not only Halloween, but also a frightfully fun filled and educational day for the York Prep Community. To begin, administrators took the entire York Prep Student Body to see the movie “Wonderstruck.” “Based on Brian Selznick’s …

November 2, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – November 2017

Watching the opening month of school is noticing the pairing of students into friendships.  You do not need many friends in your adolescence but it certainly makes life easier if one has a “best friend.”  The person who you can …

November 1, 2017

 

 

A Special Spooky Halloween Episode of WYRK

Your favorite York Prep student run television station, WYRK, has released an all new special spooky halloween episode. The students of WYRK, including plenty of new sixth grade talent, have been putting in late hours for the show. Finally, after …

October 31, 2017

 

 

8th Grader Runs Susan Baer Memorial 5K

Memorial 5K races are not how most middle schoolers opt to spend a Sunday morning. However on October 15th, that is precisely what eighth grader and York Prep track runner Sam Carrigan did. With the support of his dad, Sam …

October 20, 2017

 

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 7th Grade Takeover

On October 12th, York Prep’s entire Seventh Grade walked through the lovely turning foliage of Central Park past Bethesda Fountain to visit the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art. Once there, the teachers (Mr. Bernal, Ms. Fratta, Mr. Dows, and Mr. …

October 19, 2017

 

 

York Alum Joins UC Berkley Organization to Launch Rocket

York Prep alum Alexander “Sasha” Khazatsky (2017) graduated on the Headmaster’s List. Now he’s helping to build and launch a rocket. In high school, Sasha always had STEM related side projects to research and work on in his free time. Where high …

October 13, 2017

 

 

Athletes of the Month – September

  Male: Michael Tamir New to York Prep, this sophomore has created havoc for the opposing teams. In the month of September, Michael has scored 5 goals in 3 games as a member of the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team. His …

October 6, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – October 2017

I limped into the doctor’s office eight weeks to the day after my surgery. I had torn my Achilles’ tendon in June, and was anxious to know how much longer I would be stiff and sore. “How am I doing?” …

October 1, 2017

 

 

Another Awesome Field Day For the Books

Once again the York Prep community came together to celebrate the start of another great year with our annual Fall Field Day at Tibbetts Brook Park. Thanks to the great planning and enthusiasm of the faculty and students, the day …

September 29, 2017