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Teams Prepare for MADI 2018

This fall our Destination Imagination teams have been busy wracking their brains on instant challenges and coming together to solidify the true definition of “team”.


YDO's two…

The 6th Taste of the Merrimack Valley
Amazing Food for a Worthy cause

On Wednesday, October 11th, YDO hosted its annual fundraiser, the Taste of the the Merrimack Valley. This year, YDO had the honor of breaking in a…

Partial Eclipse from the Park

Just one day before the start of the LPS 2017/18 school year, on August 21st, a group of YDO students gathered at the O'Connell South Common to observe the solar eclipse that was captivating much…

End-of-Summer Exhibition 2017
YDO's Biggest Summer Ever!!

On Thursday, August 3rd the students and staff of YDO Summer 2017 welcomed friends and family to enjoy the presentation of projects and performances from the…

STEM Summer Tours NxStage Medical

This August, students in YDO's STEM Design Summer had the privilege of touring one of Lawrence's most successful companies. NxStage Medical, Inc…

Performing Project presents Aladdin, Jr.

YDO's annual effort with Maggie Budzyna & the Performing Project continues to deliver one of the best musical theatre opportunities in Lawrence. This June,…