Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 47

  • Joyce McCurdy retires — Imparting the complexity of past

    When Joyce McCurdy left her teaching job in Springfield and took a pay cut to come to Yellow Springs schools, classes were still being held at Bryan High School, right next to the train that ran through town. That was 1968

  • Graffiti in the school yard, with praise

    This month a group of Mills Lawn Skills for Life enrichment students applied their newfound grafitti talent to a public art installment on the soccer wall behind the school.

    In an creatively anti-vandalizing way, a group of Mills Lawn students took their spray cans and paint brushes to the school yard this month to repurpose the soccer wall into a work of graffiti art.

  • Seniors make meaning from tragedy

    YSHS seniors Elise Giardullo and Gabe Amrhein will host a 24-hour relay “A Promise to Eben: No Text Is Worth Your Life,” to raise awareness of the dangers of driving and texting. The event takes place Saturday, May 28, at the high school, beginning at 9 a.m. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The loss of a young life is always tragic, but two local young people hope to find meaning in that tragedy. The meaning sought by Elise Giardullo and Gabe Amrhein is their attempt to save other lives by educating young adults on the dangers of texting while driving.

  • Teachers Winks, Lemkau look back

    Yellow Springs High School teachers Shanna Winks and Phil Lemkau are retiring this year.

  • Local basketball players contribute to regional wins

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    Yellow Springs High School basketball players Greg Felder Jr., Tyler Bruntz, Roland Newsome and Ahmad Wagner helped their AAU regional basketball teams to win titles during the Easter holiday.

  • Teachers reflect on fulfilling careers

    Reveling by her youths — Becky Brunsman, who has taught music and kindergarten at Mills Lawn School for nearly 40 years, will retire at the end of the school year. She and long-time P.E. teacher Jutta Galbraith, are featured together in a story on page 9. Three other long-time teachers in the district, who are also retiring this year, will be featured in next week’s News. Brunsman is shown here with her kindergarten class, including in back from left, Jaleigh Smith, Vivian Bryan, Io Palassis, Eliza Minde-Berman, Mya Jones, Ethan Knemeyer, Jason Knemeyer and Liam Cooney; in front from left, Liam McClean, Elijah Williams, Hailey Roe, Maya Kingsley, Isabella Blackwell, Joe Freeman, Parker Kidd and Tallis Onfroy-Curley. (Photo by Lauren heaton)

    Five teachers from Mills Lawn Elementary School and Yellow Springs High School are retiring this year after more than 30 years in the district.

  • Seek the fire-and-rescue life?

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue welcomes new volunteers with a desire to serve their community at times of critical need. Shown above are FF/EMT Jason Powell, left, and FF/EMT Jeremy Rea “rescuing” Dave Meister (trainee) during Ropes Rescue training. (Submitted Photo)

    Alex Wendt came to Miami Townsip Fire-Rescue to do something to serve the community and because he wanted to see what the life of a firefighter was about.

  • Firebrand fundraiser to retire

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    One of Antioch College’s biggest champions, and one who has helped deliver the institution from destitution, is leaving Antioch for a quieter, less driven life.

  • French filmmakers take a stab at nuclear waste

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    What: Déchets, le cauchemar du nucléaire (Waste: the Nuclear Nightmare) When: Saturday, May 7 Where: Antioch University Midwest auditorium Who: Sponsored by Midwest’s Sustainability Initiative   In spite of rare accidents such as the one in Fukushima last month, there is still large support for nuclear power around the world. Currently 442 nuclear power plants […]

  • Schools broaden elective choices

    Teachers and administrators of Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School met last month to compose a new class schedule for next school year, which allows students greater flexibility and leverages teachers’ time to create more core electives.

  • File implicates gas industry

    Last week a Miami Township resident found a binder on her property containing what appeared to be a field guide for agents looking to lease private property for the purpose of oil and gas production.

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