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Mills Lawn School Section :: Page 2

  • Mills Lawn School brings out Halloween spirits, and more…

    Bursts of color and activity filled the Mills Lawn School gymnasium as kids cavorted in costumes. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Although Beggars Night was rescheduled, Mills Lawn School’s annual Halloween Parade did take place, albeit in the slightly more accommodating confines of the school gymnasium.

  • YSI Inc. immerses kids in water

    Mills Lawn Elementary School fifth and sixth graders took a field trip last week to YSI Inc. (a Xylem brand) to learn about local and global water issues as part of a collaboration with the water-monitoring equipment manufacturer. YSI/Xylem has also purchased water test kits for the school to commemorate World Water Monitoring Day. Here students in Dionne Barclay’s fifth-grade class work together to keep a giant model of the earth afloat, symbolizing the need for everyone to chip in to save the planet. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On a recent field trip, the Mills Lawn Elementary School fifth and sixth graders spent a day at YSI Inc. (a Xylem brand), learning about local and global water issues, and bounced a giant model of earth to symbolize the need for everyone to chip in to save the planet.

  • Yellow Springs School District allows service dog

    Jonah Kintner, a Mills Lawn elementary student, has a service dog named Clank who helps him with everyday life skills. Jonah wants Clank to be able to come to school with him.

  • Mills Lawn school reopens — Students to practice inclusion, service

    Village of Yellow Springs Schools

    Project-based learning (PBL) is at the fore this year at Yellow Springs schools, and Mills Lawn is no exception. But the school also has other goals for the year.

  • VIDEO — New climber at Mills Lawn School

    Sven Meister atop the new Mills Lawn School climber. The climber was officially unveiled Thursday, Aug. 8, in the afternoon. Families and friends were encouraged to come and play

    The beloved wooden Big Toy was partially destroyed by a falling silver maple during a storm last July. In its place last week arose a mighty, multi-piece structure.

  • Guest learned by teaching

    Ellen Guest retires after 35 years in the Yellow Springs School District. A first and second grade teacher at Mills Lawn for the last 12 years, Guest encouraged nature observation and incorporated project-based learning into the classroom. Guest is pictured at one of the many gardens she planted with students at Mills Lawn. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the district will begin so-called project-based learning (PBL) next school year, Ellen Guest has been exploring similar methods for decades, squeezing in projects wherever she could. That’s one reason her retirement at the end of this school year is tinged with sadness.

  • Young authors sign books

    Village of Yellow Springs Schools

    Mills Lawn fifth graders participating in a project-based learning unit have put out an informational book about Glen Helen. The authors will hold a book signing and party in celebration of the completion of the book on Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium.

  • Mills Lawn Book Fair this week

    BookFair

    Mills Lawn Elementary School is excited about the upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!

  • Mills Lawn School’s Project Peace— Kids learn to make art, not war

    At the beginning of the school year, Mills Lawn principal Matt Housh and school counselor John Gudgel got together to discuss their school-wide goals for the year. Number one on Gudgel’s list was addressing the issue of bullying, which he defines as “ongoing, intentional behavior to cause physical or emotional harm.”

  • Mills Lawn kids tip hats to 1940s

    The Albert Brown Show, Mills Lawn Elementary School’s biennial all-school musical, will be performed on Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center on the Central State University campus. Saluting are a group of Rosie the Riveters, from left, in the front row, Deena Green, Jenesis Williams and Malaya Booth; back row, Freddie Collins, Charlotte Nieberding, Audrey Thomas, Ellie Lang and Jude Meekin. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The silly laughs and sensational songs heard on 1940s radio will be re-performed live in the Mills Lawn biennial all-school musical, The Albert Brown Show, featuring some of the era’s comedy routines, music and dance numbers and celebrity knockoffs.