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Village Schools Section

  • New faces in local schools

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    Five new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  • 2015 Mills Lawn School sixth grade clap out

    Mills Lawn School sixth grade students run the annual ritual of the clap out. (Video by Matt Minde)

    Annual running of the halls at the Mills Lawn School sixth-grade clap out.

  • Mudding puppies at the Antioch School

    In April, students and teachers started the straw bale playhouse project — which will have an open loft, a ladder and a slide — with a frame, followed by bales; last week they applied several coats of mud plaster. For more on the straw bale playhouse, go to antiochschool.org. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Antioch School students have been working with builders-in-residence Beth and Andy Holyoke to build a straw bale playhouse of the kindergartner’s design.

  • 2015 valedictorian, salutatorian—Two minds, one grit, one glory

    Yellow Springs High School Valedictorian Mollye Malone and Salutatorian Dylan Boczar were scheduled to address their Class of 2015 at the commencement ceremony last night, May 28. (Submitted photo)

    Mollye Malone and Dylan Boczar believe there are a lot of bright students in their Yellow Springs High School graduating class — some more deserving of honorary titles.

  • 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.

  • YSHS music room is made harmonious

    YSHS Band and orchestra director Brian Mayer used community resources to create a music library, searchable online, in one of the rooms in the “flying saucer” at the high school. It’s taken him two years, but thousands of band and orchestra scores and pieces can now be found on a database at Mayer’s staff page from the high school website. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For the past two years of his tenure as head of the McKinney/YSHS music department, Brian Mayer has sorted and catalogued all the school’s music, and built a searchable music library, which can be shared with anyone in the community.

  • Yellow Springs High School Class of 2015 commences

    Charles Benning, with his grandson Sean Jenkins '85, received an honorary diploma from Yellow Springs High School.

    Yellow Springs High School honored graduates, young and old, on Thursday, May 28.

  • YSHS scholars honored

    The following students were named to the National Honor Society: Dylan Boczar, David Butcher, Ian Chick, Sam Crawford, Liam Creighton, Kara Edwards, Rachel Hammond, Ben Ihrig, Sarah Jako, Edward Johnson, Alex Kellogg, Anna Knippling, Jennifer Lawson, Izzy Long, Mollye Malone, Nadia Mulhall, Emma Romohr, Kaila Russell, Josh Seitz, Jessica Worsham and Anna Williamson. (Submitted photo)

    Dozens of Yellow Springs High School and Greene County Career Center students were recognized at the school’s annual academic awards ceremony held on May 15.

  • YSHS gains national honor a second time

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    For the second time in the past five years, Yellow Springs High School was named one of the state’s top high schools in the annual U.S. News and World Report high school survey.

  • Academic project sharing closes out the Yellow Springs school year

    Principal Tim Krier and Marian Krier played a game of mini golf built by Jack Hatert's seventh grade students with a different biome theme for each green.

    The Yellow Springs school district invited the community to two project-based sharing nights at the schools this week.