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  • High school’s ‘High School Musical’

    Yellow Springs High School seniors Greta Kremer and Jonah Trillana play theater-obsessed twins Sharpay and Ryan Evans in the school’s spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” to be presented this weekend and next at Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The name says it all. The title of this year’s high school musical is exactly that — “High School Musical,” or more specifically, and legally, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!”

  • Yellow Springs Schools— McKinney/YSHS plan focus of forum

    About 75 people attended an informational community forum, presented by the Yellow Springs Schools district Thursday, March 1, in the high school cafeteria, concerning replacement and renovation plans at the middle/high school facility on East Enon Road. Shown is Superintendent Mario Basora presenting the plan. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Questions about time frame and concerns about health and safety predominated at the community discussion Thursday, March 1, when an estimated 75 people attended a public forum presented by the Yellow Springs School District to consider the district’s plan for upgrading the middle and high school campus.

  • Local students stage walkout protest

    Local students joined the National Walkout School movement on March 14, with well over 100 students and some faculty and parents walking out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School to remember the lives of those killed in the Florida school shootings and to urge action on gun control and school safety. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Local students walked out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School on Wednesday, March 14, as part of the National School Walkout movement.

  • Kindergarten registration and Spring Book Fair next week at Mills Lawn

    Lucy sits down for her first day of Kindergarten at Mills Lawn.

    Kindergarten registration at Mills Lawn Elemetary begins on Monday, as well as the school’s Spring Scholastic Book Fair.

  • A day at the museum

    Second-graders Cruz Drew and Gianna Bunch portrayed notable African-American writer and educator Booker T. Washington, whose history and biography they studied, at the Jan. 26 Mills Lawn School Black History Month Living Museum. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    As the finale to their recent studies of African-American history, Mills Lawn School second-graders tied the past with the present via a “living museum,” and an all-school assembly.

  • A closer look at local school taxes

    Currently near the top third of school districts in a tri-county area for its combined school income and property tax, Yellow Springs Schools would rise even higher in comparison if a 4.7-mill/0.25 percent income tax levy is passed May 8.

  • Fundraiser to feature Muslim comic

    Arab-American standup comedian Mo Amer will be the featured performer for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event, Saturday, March 3, at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo)

    A comedian who recently made his network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after performing as the opening act on Dave Chappelle’s 2015 national tour, has been snagged to perform in Yellow Springs for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event.

  • School facilities, levy info meeting set

    by Yellow Springs School Board The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to seek a May 2018 levy for a proposed $18.5 million rebuild/renovation of McKinney Middle/YSHS. Pictured here is a concept design, prepared by Ruetschle Architects and presented at the meeting, showing the buildings targeted for demolition, as well as those where renovations only are planned. (Rendering submitted)

    YS Schools and the Levy Committee will hold an informational meeting about the district’s combined renovation/rebuild plan for the middle/high school facilities on Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., in the YSHS cafeteria.

  • ‘High School Musical’ coming soon to Mills Lawn stage

    The YSHS and McKinney spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” will be performed Friday–Sunday, March 9–11 and 16–18, at Mills Lawn.

  • Education journalist, author to speak

    Award-winning education journalist and author John Merrow will be in Yellow Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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