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Photo Gallery: Physicist and Author Paul Halpern Presents Assembly for Read Across America


Physicist and author Paul Halpern visited the Cherry Hill campus for Read Across America in March and presented an assembly for our Lower School students on the topic of cosmology and our solar system. He also signed copies of his books for our students! Dr. Halpern is a professor of physics at The University of the Sciences and has written thirteen books, all of which you can learn about at his website, phalpern.com. View photo gallery »

2014 YTV Video Festival

The 2014 YTV Video Festival will be held on Friday, April 11th after lunch at the Cherry Hill campus. The festival is for Cherry Hill Upper School and Standard 9 students only.

If you are submitting a project to be shown at the festival please follow the submission guidelines below: Read More »

Overnight Experiences Teach Independence

This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service.

Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting. Read More »

VIDEO: Pennies For Patients Fundraiser 2014

This special message is brought to you by Chris from YTV, urging the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus and the larger Y.A.L.E. School community to help donate to Pennies For Patients. Last year we raised over $1000 for pediatric blood cancer research and treatment. Let’s beat our record! Pennies can be donated to any classroom at the Cherry Hill campus. If you don’t have a collection of pennies, you can donate online, too. The fundraiser ends on February 28th.

Alumni Night 2014 for Cherry Hill and S9 graduates at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon

January 10, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alumni Night for Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Upper School graduates, Standard 9 and PST graduates, and current Standard 9 students. From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday January 10th at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon, NJ.

Read more and register online now »

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts.

The ReStore is staffed entirely by volunteers and helps keep tons of materials out of landfills while providing volunteer opportunites for people in the community. We made this video to illustrate our students giving back to the local community at one of the many sites where volunteering and service-learning combine with career preparation as part of our transition curriculum. Read More »

Unearthing Better Social Skills

Paleontology social skills groupStudents from The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus took part in a unique social skills program coordinated through the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Using a high interest activity – in this case, paleontology – Philadelphia area psychologists Dr. Eric Mitchell and Dr. Carol Moog taught the students social cooperation and problem solving. Working alongside a paleontologist from the Academy, students met for eight sessions at the museum where they learned about geology, how to find fossils, how to prepare and pack for a field study, how to get fossils safely back to the museum, how to prepare fossils for study or display, and how to use casts and molds. They even got a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the museum’s collections.  Read More »

Photo Gallery: Howling Woods Farm Wolves Visit Cherry Hill Campus For PTO-Sponsored Assembly

Y.A.L.E. School Howling Woods Farm PTO AssemblyStudents at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus were treated to a wild time courtesy of the PTO and Howling Woods Farm. Two trained wolf dogs, Samson and Takoda, visited the school during an assembly for Upper School students along with their human handlers from Howling Woods.

Students were able to get up close and personal with the friendly animals and also learned a bit about wolf dog breeding, behavior, and social interactions within the pack. All of the animals at Howling Woods Farm have been rescued after their previous owners surrendered them. However, as students found out, these big canines are more than just cuddly friends—they also have careers as actors! Both Samson and Takoda appeared in the Disney movie The Socerer’s Apprentice. View the photo gallery

Photo Gallery: The Magic “C” Bunny Visits Cherry Hill Lower School Classroom

The Magic "C" Bunny at The Y.A.L.E. SchoolStudents in Ms. Lussier’s classroom at The Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill were treated to a special visit from the Magic “C” Bunny, the Handwriting Without Tears® mascot, during their weekly handwriting group.

Science teacher Karla Curry accompanied the Magic “C” Bunny to the classroom and answered all kinds of questions about how to raise and care for a pet rabbit.

The Magic “C” Bunny (being the magical gal she is), was later quoted as saying how wonderfully these students are learning to form manuscript letters the correct way for super handwriting. View the photo gallery

Cherry Hill PTO Wendy’s Social Fundraiser at East Gate Shopping Center

November 23, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Cherry Hill PTO hosts a social from 5-8 PM at Wendy’s on Nixon Drive, East Gate Square, Mount Laurel. 15% of all proceeds go towards event and activities for students at Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill! Come on out after a busy day of holiday shopping or just come by to hang out with your friends and enjoy some Wendy’s! No coupon needed! A flyer will be distributed soon; look for it in your child’s backpack.