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Articles About Yellow Springs Schools

  • Former CEO turns talents to art

    Yellow Springs resident Richard Lapedes has occupied his MillWorks studio for 12 years. He will be opening his first show on Oct. 21 at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. The show, entitled “Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years of Management,” celebrates his retirement from the corporate world but also incorporates the lessons he learned from it. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    The title of Richard Lapedes’s upcoming first show — “Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years of Management” — sums up his feelings on the matter.

  • Teacher resigns after investigation


    Following an internal school district investigation, longtime Yellow Springs teacher Shawn Jackson resigned his position recently.

  • Mills Lawn School students on task with four sides

    Mills Lawn third-grade students studied quadrilaterals in math class this year by getting outside and identifying four-sided shapes in the community. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    One of the challenges for teachers of mathematics is helping students see the relevancy of seemingly abstract concepts in their daily lives. “When will I ever use this?” is an oft-muttered refrain.

  • Voters approve Yellow Springs school district levy


    Yellow Springs and Miami Township voters approved the local school district’s levy renewal at the polls on Tuesday, May 5.

  • Ohio approves school testing waiver

    Yellow Springs High School sophomores spent a solid week in March taking the Ohio Graduation Test. Last week the the Yellow Springs district received state permission to waive over 50 percent of standardized tests for grades K–12 over the next five years. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs public school students are one big step closer to taking significantly fewer standardized tests next school year, as the state of Ohio approved the district’s assessment waiver application last week.

  • Mills Lawn teacher charged


    On Friday, Feb. 13, popular longtime Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull was arrested in Columbus and charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

  • Yellow Springs schools aim to opt out of tests


    The Ohio legislature recently approved an education bill that gives Yellow Springs schools a chance to apply for a waiver from any and all state and federally mandated standardized tests.

  • Yellow Springs schools closed because of snow

    The winter storm system moving across the midwest closed Yellow Springs schools today.

    The Yellow Springs School Board decided this morning that Village schools are closed due to inclement weather.

  • Mills Lawn school reopens — Students to practice inclusion, service

    Village of Yellow Springs Schools

    Project-based learning (PBL) is at the fore this year at Yellow Springs schools, and Mills Lawn is no exception. But the school also has other goals for the year.

  • YSHS showcases student artwork

    Pre-Columbian ceramic effigies were among the art pieces in the K–12 show.

    Student art from every grade in the district colored the hallways and common spaces of the high school last week.

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