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Village Schools Section

  • Visit the News’ school levy tax calculator

    If it passes in May, how much would the Yellow Springs School District’s new levy cost your household? Visit our new interactive tax calculator to find out.

  • Levy committee forming

    The Yellow Springs school district is ramping up efforts in support of passing its May 8 ballot request of a combined 4.7-mill property levy and 0.25 percent income tax. A crucial piece in that effort is the formation of a levy committee.

  • Great chili, with a side of dancing

    Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, right, served up one of the 20 chilis on offer at last year’s McKinney chili cook-off, an annual fundraiser for the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s cook-off is Saturday, Feb. 17, and includes a barn dance. (Submitted photo by Maria Booth)

    A celebration of Americana to send eighth-graders to America’s capital, this year’s annual McKinney Chili Cook-Off is doubling down on national nostalgia with the addition of square dancing and bluegrass music.

  • Scholarships to be awarded for agricultural, environmental studies

    Greene County Farm Forum and OSU Extension Office to award scholarships to students planning to study fields related to agricultural and various environmental sciences.

    The Greene County Farm Forum and Master Gardeners will offer scholarships for students planning to focus on an assortment of agricultural and plant-based environmental studies.

  • Community input sought for future PBL projects

    Isaiah Search used a tree identification guide to help his team chart and name the trees near the tennis court at Mills Lawn school in 2014. The second-grade class mapped the campus to help the district figure out which trees were at risk for emerald ash borer disease. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs Schools is requesting ideas from the community for future project-based learning projects.

  • Bulldog Sports events for Feb. 9–26

    Bulldog Sports events for Feb. 9–26: Cheer on the teams as winter sports come to a close!

  • Bulldog Brigade puts skills to work

    Making some dough: As a member of Yellow Springs High School’s Bulldog Brigade, junior Harper Mesure has completed a variety of temporary job placements around town, including at The Winds Cafe, above, where owner Mary Kay Smith was so impressed with his work, she hired him part time. (Submitted Photo by Sylvia Ellison)

    Sierra Miller, a senior at Yellow Springs High School, says her “dream job” is to be  a voiceover artist, working in television and radio. In the meantime, she’s getting a variety of job experiences, for wherever her dreams take her, through a distinctive district program.

  • YS teacher named finalist for national award

    McKinney Middle school English teacher Jaime Adoff is a top-10 finalist for the biennial Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, a national award sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • Typographical error forces special meeting

    A typo in the bond and tax levy resolution approved by the Yellow Springs school board earlier this month forced the board to call a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23, to replace the incorrect resolution with the corrected version.

  • School board approves May levy

    At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, the Yellow Springs School Board approved a “resolution to proceed” to place a 4.7-mill permanent improvement levy and a 0.25 percent income tax levy on the May 8 ballot.

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