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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 competing teams…

2017 Golden Gear Recipients Announced


3 STUDENTS EARN HONORS FROM YDO’S STEM DESIGN LAB At this year’s YDO Gives Thanks, Director of STEM Programs, Doug Prime, recognized the achievements of three students who have demonstrated…

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 beautiful new event…

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…

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., founded in 1998, is a medical device company…