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  • MLS principal resigns post

    In executive session last Thursday, Yellow Springs Board of Education members “received and accepted” a letter of resignation from Mills Lawn principal Christine Hatton. The letter cited “personal reasons” and was effective immediately. Board members said the resignation was not expected.

  • Brains behind the scarecrows

    Mills Lawn teacher Wendy Shelton, bottom right, and sixth graders show off the scarecrows they recently made, which will be on display at the school’s Scarecrow Festival, Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. on the school grounds. Shown with Shelton are, bottom row left, Rhona Marion, and top row, left to right, Ursula Kramer, Charlotte Snare, Madeline Neilsen and Jaron Fox.

    One day last week a group of Mills Lawn sixth graders could be found in a classroom hanging around with scarecrows. Specifically, they were creating scarecrows from found objects, an activity they found to be not only crafty and fun, but an act of service and leadership.

  • MLS drops rank to ‘effective’

    This year Mills Lawn School has dropped a tier in the state ranking system, from “excellent” to “effective,” because of lower demonstrated proficiencies on the Ohio Achievement Test. According to school report card information published online by the Ohio Department of Education, or ODE, at http://reportcard.ohio.gov, McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School are […]

  • New art, math is the focus at MLS

    As summer break comes to an end next week, students may not be aware that staff has been back for several weeks already preparing for an energetic return to school. With 359 students anticipated, the school is at near full capacity, Principal Christine Hatton said in an interview last week. First and fifth grades are […]

  • Hey! Let’s put on a show!

    In its biennial all-school musical extravaganza this weekend, Mills Lawn School will present ‘MLS on Broadway’ at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m. The production includes, front row, left to right, Chelsea Horton, Cait Lloyd, Alice Miller, Molly Hendrickson and Abby Dawson; middle row, Kaila Russell, Keith Briggs, Modjeska Chavez, Kara Edwards, and Zane Pergram; back row, Molly Brown, Madison Robinson, Ahmad Wagner, Maddie Robinson, Ashley Longshaw, Isaiah Taylor and Jaylen Roe.

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  • At Mills Lawn School, a penny saved is a penny learned

    Mills Lawn Pennies for Peace students include, from left to right, back row: Keanan Onfroy-Curley, Samuel Salazar and Modjeska Chavez; front row: Sean Adams, Eric Romohr, Meryam Raissouni, Jenesis Williams, -McKenna Banaszak-Moore and Tyreese Benning.

    The ad hoc public relations team hurried down the hall, snaking their way past the lobby where colorful flags from 20 different countries hung from the ceiling. The group quickly grew in number as they stopped to collect more members en route to the 10:45 a.m. press conference. Sometimes a quick hug with a new […]

  • YS schools rated ‘Excellent’

    At the Nov. 13 meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education, Jane Sonenshein of the Ohio School Board presented the board with a banner honoring the district’s having earned an “Excellent” ranking by the Ohio Board of Education.

  • MLS start time to be reconsidered

    Faced with state cutbacks on teacher in-service days and an inequity in planning time between Mills Lawn teachers and their counterparts at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School, Superintendent Norm Glismann believes he has figured out a solution to a lack of Mills Lawn teacher planning time.

  • New faces, energy at Mills Lawn

    Brian Mays

    As the first day of school approaches, students aren’t the only ones who experience that unique back-to-school feeling of anxious anticipation. Mills Lawn School Principal Christine Hatton, who is beginning her eighth year of service, gets the feeling every year at the same time…

  • ‘Velveteen Rabbit’ comes alive at MLS

    YS Kids Playhouse will presents ‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ with Yellow Springs youth, from left, Abigail Dawson, Evening Hudson, Zane Pergram, Kennedy Harshaw, Julia Tarpey, Ursula Kremer, Josh Seitz, Evelyn Greene, Charlotte Walkey and Greta Kremer.

    You thought YS Kids Playhouse events only took place in the summer? Think again! YSKP is moving into the schools. On March 6–9, third through sixth graders at Mills Lawn School will perform Mary Kay Clark’s original theatrical adaptation of the children’s story, The Velveteen Rabbit…

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