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    School Philosophy

    Our mission: build, model and support a unique school community through the development of leadership skills and healthy lifestyle choices for every child.

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Leader in Me

APPLE Schools

Youngstown School is proud to be a healthy school, and we are proud to be a partner with APPLE Schools. We firmly believe in being an active, supportive and positive school community that empowers everyone to make healthy choices.

A home version of our nutrition policy will be sent home with each child and is at the back of the handbook.

Youngstown will foster a healthy school environment that supports students, staff, parents and community members to choose healthy, active lifestyles. Active living and healthy eating habits will be encouraged and supported by sustainable programs within the school community.

We are very pleased to be able to provide all of our students with the Leader in Me process which is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We believe that all students from Kindergarten to grade six can be strong leaders in their own right. The Leader in Me is an approach that allows staff to support students by fostering a deep sense of responsibility, respect and dedication to themselves, their school community and families.

Youngstown will empower everyone to make educated choices towards leading healthy lifestyles. A sustainable and positive environment will be a constant force in making healthy choice the only choice with the school community. Youngstown will work towards sustaining a goal of health for all.

Principal's Message


Dear Parents/Guardians:
Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 school year at Youngstown School. Our school’s mission statement is: Build, model and support a unique school community through the development of leadership skills and healthy lifestyle choices for every child.

We are proud to be both an APPLE School and Leader in Me School. I am convinced that these two systems processes will allow us to support our students, and to ensure that they will become successful in school and in life.
The optimal operation of a school requires the cooperation and understanding of everyone involved - students, parents, teachers, support staff, custodial staff and community members. Everyone is involved in helping to create and maintain the school as a successful and positive community. At Youngstown School you will find a caring staff that work hard to make it a supportive place for students to learn.
This web site is one method of effective and essential communication between the school and home. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas please do not hesitate to call me any time at the school.
A monthly school newsletter and calendar will be posted to SchoolZone https://schoolzone.epsb.ca/ on the last day of each month to highlight our previous month’s successes and to notify you of upcoming special events and dates.
Remember - you are always welcome to attend our monthly leadership assemblies and weekly Logos Chapels...the dates are posted on the calendar. 
Kind regards,
Nigel Butterfield