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Articles About Yellow Springs Schools

  • Mills Lawn fourth-graders eye affordable housing via PBL

    The fourth graders in Shannon Wilson’s class at Mills Lawn are tackling the issue of affordable housing in the village as a year-long Project-based Learning unit. They met with members and supporters of Home, Inc. just before the winter break to learn about the nonprofit’s work and to share their research. Above, Trevor Roberts and Jonah Simon engage Home, Inc. Executive Director Emily Seibel, while Ryan Thomas confers with a peer in the background. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Finding an affordable place to live in Yellow Springs can be a challenge. That’s a conclusion reached by Mills Lawn fourth graders as part of a project-based learning unit.

  • A day for community giving

    After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.

  • Community-building is an action verb …

    A community-building potluck, hosted by an alliance of student clubs, will follow the fall 2017 Exhibition Night at Yellow Springs High/McKinney Middle School on Monday, Nov. 20.

  • Focus on racial incidents at Yellow Springs schools

    Yellow Springs school district leaders were urged to hire more people of color and provide more racial sensitivity training for school staff and students at a meeting Monday, June 26, at First Baptist Church.

  • Election results— Miami Township Fire-Rescue, Yellow Springs school levies pass

    On Election Day, local voters handily passed a new bond issue and a renewal levy for the local fire department and school district. About 27 percent of village and township voters turned out for the May 2 special election.

  • Yellow Springs School Board— ‘Wheelchair Experience’ at Mills Lawn

    Above, from left, Nick Meister, Tyee Meeks and Ayla Arnold play soccer in sports wheelchairs brought over to the school from the Wright State Office of Recreation. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Students from Mills Lawn Elementary School’s fourth-grade classes presented the findings of their recent PBL project, “Wheelchair Experience,” which gave students in the class a better understanding of what school is like for their “wheelchair friends.”

  • 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.

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