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  • A petrifying parade of grade-school ghouls

    Treats await Mills Lawn School students on their return from their annual Halloween Parade.

    Last Friday, Oct. 29, Mills Lawn School students once again set out to spook downtown via the annual Halloween Parade.

  • School’s 5-year forecast in red

    The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

  • Teacher surprised by national win

    Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull, here with one of his students, Chris Jennings, was surprised last Tuesday, Oct. 5, with $1,000 in free classroom supplies from a local Office Max store. Trumbull, who has taught at Mills Lawn for 15 years, was one of 1,100 teachers nationwide who received the gift. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last week Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull was in the middle of a math lesson when Principal Matt Housh and representatives from a local Office Max store walked into his classroom with a surprise — a giant box filled with more than $1,000 in classroom supplies.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Running back Ahmad Wagner charged through the Troy Christian defensive line in the McKinney School football team’s 52–20 loss on Thursday, Oct. 7. The home game was the final test of the season for the Bulldogs, who kept the game close in the first half. Wagner passed for 50 yards and rushed for 189 yards.

    Girls soccer battles back to win The girls soccer team triumphed over visiting Stivers on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by a score of 2–1. Just five minutes into the game, Stivers went up 1–0. But the Lady Bulldogs fought back, taking 12 shots on goal in the first half and allowing only one. YSHS freshman Sharde […]

  • Antioch School kids feel the beat

    Kids love drums. Performer and educator Eric “The Fish” Paton thinks he knows why. “There’s this sense of personal expression that’s possible,” Paton said in a recent interview, comparing introducing drums to a group of children with introducing oboes, a process that would take considerably longer. “Everyone can find their voice quickly.”

  • Everything on wheels

    Ket White beams after completing her ride (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Antioch School organized a bike riding event to raise money for its scholarship fund last Sunday.

  • 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.

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