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Category Archives: Cherry Hill News

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation 2015 Snapshots

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Here is a collection of snapshots from this year’s graduation ceremonies at some of our campuses. More will be added soon! Share your graduation snapshots on with us on social media by tagging yaleschoolnj on Facebook or @yaleschool on Twitter. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter for future announcements. View photo galleries

Y.A.L.E. School Chess Club, Cherry Hill HS West Chess Team Share Tactics, Teamwork

IMG_0438Creating opportunities for interaction with typical peers is one of the areas where Y.A.L.E. School is on the forefront of private special education. So it was not unusual for the students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Chess Club to sit down with three varsity chess team members from Cherry Hill West High School over several afternoons in April for some competitive and educational matches.

The three students from Cherry Hill West are all advanced chess players, and it was team member Brandon Kueny who originally proposed the idea of mentoring the Y.A.L.E. club to his mother, Y.A.L.E. staff member Jennifer Hicks. The young chess players from the Y.A.L.E. School team range in age and experience from beginners to experts in the game of strategy and tactics. Read More »

Y.A.L.E. Student Chess Prodigy To Compete in World Open

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You may want to keep your king in the back row if you’re brave enough to challenge Jared Groder in a game of chess. Groder, a Yardley PA resident and a junior at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, has been playing chess since he was 11 years old. When asked about his inspiration for getting into the game of chess, he explains: “I started all because I saw my dad playing one day.” With his father as motivation, a game he knew nothing about became an activity he now calls his favorite hobby. Read More »

VIDEO: Guest Author Marc Tyler Nobleman Shares Secrets Of Comic Book Heroes For Read Across America Celebration

This year, as part of our annual Read Across America celebration of literacy, author Marc Tyler Nobleman visited our Cherry Hill campus where he presented an assembly for our students about the history and significance of comic book superheroes and the regular real-life people who first created them. Read More »

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students and staff featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article

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Who says teens don’t pay attention to the news?? Here’s a wonderful article about the “10 for 10″ Currents Events Challenge at our Cherry Hill campus in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey section. Kudos to our teachers and students (and parents), who have some great quotes in the story.

Christie Prushinski said she has seen a change in son Bobby, 15. Since the challenge, they’ve had conversations they hadn’t had before.

“He never cared about politics,” Prushinski said. “If it didn’t happen in our house, he didn’t care.”

Having discussions in class also seems to have matured his perception of events. In past, bad news would have been too disturbing for him.

“Before, he couldn’t handle it,” his mother said. “Now he comes home talking about it.”

Read the full article at philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Mobility matters at Y.A.L.E. School

Driving SimulatorIn fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include: Read More »

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below.

Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

PHOTO GALLERY: “Yaliens” First Tech Challenge Robotics Team Visits the Philly Robotics Expo 2015

5D9B7719The Yaliens Robotics Team attended the Philly Robotics Expo for the second year in a row at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Team members participated in robotics workshops, saw demonstrations in the GRASP Robotics Lab and got to meet students from other teams in the area. View photos

PARCC testing dates at Cherry Hill campus

End-of-year PARCC testing will take place at the Cherry Hill campus on the following dates: Read More »

VIDEO: Cherry Hill Lower School Occupational Therapy Sensory Stations

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus Lower School students explored sensory stations and recorded their preferences, as part of a Zones of Regulation® lesson. The curriculum, designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control, is used as part of Y.A.L.E. School’s social skills classes. Staff members from our Occupational Therapy and Counseling services collaborated to offer the lesson which aims to strengthen our students’ self-regulation skills to help them better cope with sensory, emotional, and executive functioning issues that may affect their success in school.