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Antioch School Section :: Page 2

  • Laugh, grow with Antioch School

    The Antioch School’s scholarship fund got a big push last year when the school’s main fundraising event featured a comedian to liven things up. And the school aims to do the same thing this year for its annual Antioch School Silent Auction.

  • Education film to honor Wallis

    Don Wallis, center,was a lifelong education advocate and died before a film on alternative education he purchased, August to June: Bringing Life Back to School!, could be publicly screened. It will be shown at the Little Art Theatre at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. From left to right clockwise around Wallis are Mary Triplett, Jade Turner, Tasha Fox, Liana Rothman, Hana Katz-Stein and Emily Corwin Renner, circa 2002. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Antioch School)

    For 90 years the Antioch School has been an alternative educational option for local children. But what if the Yellow Springs public schools could become more like the Antioch School?

  • Education film to honor Wallis

    Don Wallis, center,was a lifelong education advocate and died before a film on alternative education he purchased, August to June: Bringing Life Back to School!, could be publicly screened. It will be shown at the Little Art Theatre at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. From left to right clockwise around Wallis are Mary Triplett, Jade Turner, Tasha Fox, Liana Rothman, Hana Katz-Stein and Emily Corwin Renner, circa 2002. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Antioch School)

    The Antioch School will screen “August to June: Bringing Life to School!” a film that follows a teacher for a year using the open classroom model, in memory of Don Wallis.

  • Antioch School 90th anniversary— A school that runs like a family

    Students were ecstatic to be out on the golf course side of the the new Antioch School around when it was built in 1953. The school will celebrate its 90th anniversary with an open house reunion on Saturday, July 7, noon–4 p.m. at the school. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College)

    Elsie Hevelin remembers clearly the tall front pillars and marble fireplaces in each room of Judge Mills house where she attended the Antioch School as a child.

  • Chim chim cheroo at Antioch School

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Antioch School older group students can now spell one of the longest words in the English language — supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. And they can sing it, too.

  • See the magic of ‘Mary Poppins’

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Antioch School older group presents Mary Poppins and all its magic this weekend at the Clifton Opera House.

  • 90 years child-centered learning

    Comedian Julia Sweeney, center, will perform at the Antioch School’s 90th anniversary auction gala next month. Sweeney, a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, was persuaded to come by Kipra Heerman, left, and Liz Griffin, right, of the Antioch School development committee, who drove to Chicago to tell her about one of the nation’s older alternative schools last fall. (Submitted photo)

    To keep the Antioch School, one of America’s oldest independent schools alive, its board and development committee will put on an anniversary auction gala next month commemorating the Antioch School’s 90th school year to raise $25,000 for tuition scholarships and operating expenses.

  • With chess, thinking and fun unite

    During last week’s tournament that wrapped the Emily Bailey Arts Residency, local chess mentor Omar Durrani counseled Antioch School students on their chess moves. Counterclockwise from bottom left are Marin Wirrig, Ceron Gomez, Henry Wirrig, Tim Bold, Tahlia Potter and Lida Boutis. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Older Group boys at the Antioch School began lobbying about a year ago to make chess the focus of the school’s annual artist-in-residency for the annual Emily Bailey arts residency.

  • The Antioch School— A grand experiment going strong

    Antioch School older group students learned how to strum and sing “Oh my darling Clementine” on the new ukeleles teacher Chris Powell added this school year to their musical education tool kit. Clockwise from Powell are Forrest Row, Kaden Boutis, Jorie Sieck, Ket White, Evelyn Potter, Grant Crawford and Ella Comerford. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In its 90th year, the Antioch School — one of the nation’s oldest — will once again craft lessons around the passions of its students, all the while continuing its longstanding traditions and tested instruction methods, teachers said last week.

  • A magical ‘Aladdin’ at the Antioch School

    Playing the lead actors in Aladdin, the Antioch School musical next weekend will be, from left, Sophie Schellhammer, Jorie Sieck, Saskia Brogan, Jesse Beard, Landon Rhoads (in back), Ella Comerford, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn and Samantha Bold. In front is Eli Jones. The play will be presented Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.