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  • YSHS kids ready to rock ‘Chicago’

    The Yellow Springs High School drama club will open its spring musical, Chicago, this weekend at the Mills Lawn Auditorium, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Senior cast members are, in the back row, from left to right, Liana Rothman, Elliot Cromer, Anne Weigand, Malaika Halley, Lauren Westendorf, Lydia Jewett and Emma Holman-Smith; middle row, Julia Tucheslau, Miranda Russell, Adam Zaremsky and Bella Hernandez; front row, Natasha Perry, Zyna Bakari and Stephanie Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    If any high school could perform the edgy, somewhat risqué musical Chicago, it’s Yellow Springs. The show’s vaudevillian song and dance numbers are difficult, its despicable characters challenging — but for the talented group of young actors, it’s simply fun.

  • Schools broaden elective choices

    Teachers and administrators of Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School met last month to compose a new class schedule for next school year, which allows students greater flexibility and leverages teachers’ time to create more core electives.

  • Schools open to a new future

    Especially when it comes to the education of the community’s children, change is scary. But it is also an enormous opportunity to turn the things in the Yellow Springs schools that currently don’t work very well into academically stimulating experiences.

  • ‘Potterluck’ pushes fun, literacy

    Yellow Springs High School seniors R.C. Worrell, left, and Phillip Kellogg are holding a two-part Harry Potter-themed event this weekend as their senior project, hoping to both entertain their peers and to raise money for literacy. The event, at Yellow Springs High School, begins with a 6 p.m. potluck on Saturday, April 9, followed by a 9 p.m. lock-in. Proceeds from the potluck and lock-in, which each have a suggested $5 donation, will benefit Book Aid, a British literacy organization. (Photo by Kelsey Cundiff)

    The senior project requirements given to every senior at Yellow Springs High School state that each student’s project should “reflect a meaningful purpose that is either geared toward social action and community, self-education and growth, or education and facilitation.” This year’s group of seniors has taken those ideals to heart to produce a number of projects that could benefit the community.

  • Board approves school cuts

    At the Yellow Springs school board meeting Thursday, March 10, five Yellow Springs High School students spoke in support of their orchestra teacher, whose position was one of many slated to be cut that night.

  • Education film series concludes with “Two Million Minutes”

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    “Two Million Minutes,” a documentary comparing high school students in the United States with their counterparts in China and India, will be shown as the last film in the Yellow Springs School Board’s series on Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Village schools host final Future of Education speaker

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    Matt Fischer, the final guest in the Future of Education Speaker Series, will appear at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery (South Hall) next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

  • Roosevelt speaks on schools crisis

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    Public education in America is in dire straits, and people of all political persuasions need to put aside differences and find solutions together, according to Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt.

  • School proposes budget cuts

    Last week the Yellow Springs school district released the cuts to the 2011–12 budget that the school board will consider at its meeting tonight, Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m.

  • McKinney Chili Cook-off raised money and the roof

    Lynn, Maya and Nathan Hardman helped serve the chili that won the adult category Saturday night.

    The 17th annual McKinney Chili Cook-off drew about 150 tasters and 24 chefs who entered their recipes in the contest held at Yellow Springs High School on Saturday, March 12.

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