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  • Parents consider effects of increased standardized testing

    YSHS student facilitators Ben Green and Lucy Callahan, background, moderated a discussion for McKinney Middle School students on problem-solving school issues. The facilitators are part of an effort to train student leaders who can advocate for themselves and others to solve issues that youth find important. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At a school forum this week, school administrators encouraged parents to contact their legislators regarding their concerns about increased state and federal standardized tests.

  • Students can bowl this winter

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    Bowling is back. At its meeting Sept. 11, the Yellow Springs School Board approved a proposal to make bowling the newest official sport at Yellow Springs High School.

  • Children’s Center leadership changes and reversals afoot

    Marlin Newell’s last day as director of the Children’s Center is Aug. 31. (News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Community Children’s Center parent community got busy last week after nearly losing the center’s executive director and at a meeting Wednesday managed to overtake the board of trustees.

  • Mills Lawn on the move to innovate

    New to Mills Lawn this year are fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Devine, left, and fifth and sixth grade special education teacher Renée Hatert. The two joined other district teachers this week for several days of professional development at AU Midwest before school starts Friday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Mills Lawn School opens its doors this Friday, it will serve more students than last year, a growth trend that Principal Matt Housh sees as steady.

  • Village schools open doors on Friday

    New to Mills Lawn this year are fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Devine, left, and fifth and sixth grade special education teacher Renée Hatert. The two joined other district teachers this week for several days of professional development at AU Midwest before school starts Friday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs schools open their doors for students tomorrow, Aug. 22.

  • Yellow Springs School Board affirms nonrenewal of contract

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    Three members of the Yellow Springs School Board met last Monday, July 14, at a special board meeting and voted to affirm their previous decision to nonrenew the contract of McKinney Middle School physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey.

  • Yellow Springs schools aim to opt out of tests

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    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.

  • Sports budget at 10-year low

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    On any given day during the school year, dozens of students from McKinney and Yellow Springs High School can be seen releasing their energy on the soccer field, sprinting for a lay up on the basketball court, diving for a run on the baseball field, or participating in the many other sports the school has traditionally offered.

  • Bulldogs Walking, 2014

    Rachele Orme, Nicholas Miller-Jacobson and AnnDee Pettiford (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    57 Yellow Springs High School seniors who graduated last Thursday, May 29. As usual the high school gym was steaming, but that didn’t bother the many parents, family members and friends who cheered the graduates on. Also pictured here are valedictorian Rachel Meyer and salutatorian Zoey McKinley. RELATED POSTS: ’14 YSHS award recipients Sea Dogs […]

  • District Exhibition Nights— Students to demonstrate PBL

    Isaiah Search used a tree identification guide to help his team chart and name the trees near the tennis court at Mills Lawn school on Monday. The second-grade class is mapping the campus to help the district figure out which trees are at risk for emerald ash borer disease. The students will present their maps and leaf rubbings at the MLS project-based learning Exhibition Night, Friday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the school. McKinney and Yellow Springs High School will host their PBL exhibition Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m., at the high school. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Second graders Isaiah Search, Zeke Naziri and Isaac Grushon held their clipboards and North American tree guides as they looked up at one of the biggest trees on the Mills Lawn campus this week.

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