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Village Schools Section :: Page 26

  • Young minds, bodies take to yoga in the schools

    This month local yoga instructors Jen Ater, above, top right, and Gail Lichtenfels launched a program to teach yoga in village public schools. Shown above are McKinney Middle School students at a yoga class this week. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    A group of 19 students sits cross-legged on purple mats in Sarah Lowe’s classroom at McKinney Middle School; they’ll be spending the next 50 minutes practicing yoga.

  • Life in India focus of Mills Lawn study

    Village resident Al Pana Sharma visited Mills Lawn School last week to share Indian clothing and culture. She is shown wrapping a sari around third grader Zoe Williams. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Students at Mills Lawn School have been studying Indian life and culture in preparation for this weekend’s all-school musical, Bollywood Jungle Book. The play will be shown this Saturday and Sunday at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center on the Central State campus.

  • Get educated about education

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    The community will get a double dose of education-inspired talk this week with a presentation by Miami University education professor Michael Dantley on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and a screening of the film No Textbook Answer: Communities Confront the Achievement Gap the following Saturday. See the film’s trailer here.

  • Schools aim for least harmful cuts

    The ultimate goal of school district budget cuts is to respond to the district’s deficit spending while making the least amount of programmatic change.

  • Inspiring better education

    About 50 people came to hear Deborah Meier and Shadia Alvarez, both progressive educators and Antioch alumni, speak at the Herndon Gallery on Antioch College campus Feb. 12.

  • Antioch and village schools collaborate on Future of Education series

    Deborah Meier will speak on education and democracy Feb. 12 as part of ‘The Future of Education‘ series.

    The Yellow Springs school board, in inviting a series of progressive-minded educators and thinkers to town, hopes the next few months are filled with discussion and debate about the future of education in the village.

  • Music, dance to honor YSHS theater

    The YSHS theater program has inspired Lauren Westendorf and Donovan Berends, so the duo is holding a musical review featuring songs from Broadway musicals to raise money for the program as their senior project.

  • Teachers urge caution—Personnel cuts detrimental?

    With a healthy cash carryover, the Yellow Springs district should be “judicious” about decisions to eliminate staff and cut benefits, which could end up hurting the district more than helping, the teachers said.

  • Students dig for morbid treasures

    Travis Scarfpin dislodged a rodent skull from his owl pellet.

    Fifth grade students glean the inside story from owl pellets.

  • Creativity reigns at One Acts

    It’s time again for the annual Yellow Springs High School One Act plays.