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  • Basora puts schools to task

    Taking the first action step toward turning the Yellow Springs district into a model for 21st century education, Superintendent Mario Basora presented a four-page goal chart and timeline for the current school year to school board members at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.

  • Students, teachers jam to their own success

    School librarian Marianne Christopher and McKinney social studies teacher Shawn Jackson boogied at the fringe on Friday. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    During Friday’s all-school assembly, Principal Tim Krier asked all the teachers to stand and be recognized for their hard work over the past two years of continuous improvement for the district.

  • Schools earn highest honor

    For two consecutive years Yellow Springs students showed continuous academic improvement, which raised the school district’s designation from a school of excellence to a school of excellence with distinction, the highest rating in the state.

  • Village schools earn top rating from state

    Keldon Harker and Eli Baker walked out into blue skies after finishing their second week of school this year at Mills Lawn. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs Village School District achieved an excellent with distinction rating, the highest possible grade, on the 2009–10 report card from the Ohio Department of Education last week.

  • Attracting young familes focus of joint meeting

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    At last night’s joint between the Yellow Springs School Board and Village Council, the first such meeting in five years, board and council members discussed with the public ways to attract more young families to the village.

  • New light, new faces at schools

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    All-day kindergarten at Mills Lawn Elementary School and flexible credit opportunities at the high school are two of the many changes Yellow Springs School District students can expect when classes resume on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

  • Changes expected for students heading back to school

    he new principal of the High School and McKinney School, Tim Krier sees the influx of international students and a new flexible credit policy as positive developments for the schools in 2010. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Among the changes Yellow Springs students can expect when they head back to school today are new teachers, brighter classrooms and flexible credit opportunities.

  • YS schools make good grades, still need work

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    Preliminary results of the Ohio Achievement Tests that students took last spring indicated that Yellow Springs students are likely to score at least as well as or better than last year, according to new district Superintendent.

  • Energy upgrades spark learning

    Waibel's project manager Rodney Rhoades inspects a highly-efficient new mechanical cooling unit to be installed on the roof of the McKinney school. New HVAC systems are just one component of an energy-efficiency overhaul at the schools. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Not only will the Yellow Springs high, middle and elementary schools benefit from an energy-efficient makeover this coming school year, their students will learn how to analyze and reduce the school’s energy use from the classroom.

  • Schools get a “green” makeover

    Solar shades will soon adorn the southern facade of the high school to cut the demand for mechanical cooling. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    New for the 2010 school year is an energy-efficiency makeover at all three school buildings and an energy curriculum to match.

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