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Village Schools Section :: Page 2

  • Power of the Pen, high school edition

    Participants in last Saturday's writing competition at YSHS. Front row, from left: organizer Ursula Kremer, Aidan Hackett, Grant Crawford, Juno Shemano, Erin Mooneyham, Alice Miller, Ellery Bledsoe and organizer Henry Potts-Rubin. Back row, from left: Duard Headley, Bear Wright, Greta Kremer, Peter Day, Windom Mesure, Eilis Price and Keegan Chlanda.

    Thirteen YSHS students took part in a special high school edition of Power of the Pen this past Saturday. The local writing competition was organized by seniors Ursula Kremer and Henry Potts-Rubin for their senior project.

  • Yellow Springs middle and high school student drug use assessed

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    On Monday, Yellow Springs students filled out the latest version of the Dayton Area Drug Survey, a bi-annual survey designed to collect data on the substance use habits of area students.

  • Interpreting Yellow Springs Schools’ report card

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    Ohio released its 2014–2015 school report cards last month, which are measures of student and school performance based on an array of state tests.

  • Mills Lawn celebrates Peace Week

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    Mills Lawn students celebrated Peace Week last week, as part of the school’s annual Project Peace campaign.

  • Yellow Springs school board eyes rising PBL costs

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    The Yellow Springs School District’s budget work session concerned itself with overall ways to increase revenue as the district slides to deficit spending.

  • Yellow Springs High School dancers cut ‘Footloose’

    Charlotte Walkey, playing Ariel, and Lucas Mulhall, playing Ren, rehearse a dance from “Footloose,” the YSHS/MMS spring musical directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp and produced by Ara Beal. The musical runs over two weekends, opening on Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. All shows take place at Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    One week and one day out from opening night, the cast and crew of “Footloose” was hard at work, warming up their voices with crisp sounds: “va, va, va,” “no, no, no, no, no” and several rounds of “red leather, yellow leather.”

  • Mills Lawn students plan for a bench

    Mr. Knostman’s fourth-grade class at Mills Lawn School is working on a project to improve the Glen Forest cemetery by adding a memory bench. Students here are shown mapping the project. (Submitted Photo)

    Fourth-graders in Brian Knostman’s class at Mills Lawn Elementary are leading a project to make Glen Forest Cemetery more comfortable for mourners visiting loved ones and friends.

  • Feds deny testing waiver for Yellow Springs schools

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    After months of delay, Ohio’s testing waiver application got turned down by the federal department of education recently, but the consortium of schools requesting the waiver — including Yellow Springs schools — is continuing the fight for fewer mandated state and federal tests and more forms of alternative assessment.

  • From Liberia to the village

    Exchange student Levi Jackson. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seventeen-year-old Levi Jackson, from Liberia, has lived through a brutal civil war and the devastating Ebola epidemic, giving him compelling reasons to seek educational opportunities in the United States.

  • Mills Lawn School third-graders learn to be citizens

    Members of Ms. Peg Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn School recently spent two months on a project-based learning, or PBL, project focused on local government and citizenship. Shown above are, front row from left, Morris Wyatt, Sam Gilley, Claire Lewis, Cole Oberg, Katie Quigley, and Sophie Tatman. In the middle, Lacey Longshaw, Tegan Hays, Ayla Arnold, Brady Clark, Tiger Collins and Miles Gilchrist. And in the back row, Liliana Herzog, Kenji Housh, Quinn Creighton, Kanon Flatt, Elyse Lytle, Avry Bell-Arment and Ms. Morgan. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Students in Ms. Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn came upon several surprises as they studied local government during the past two months.