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Village Schools Section :: Page 27

  • Teachers Winks, Lemkau look back

    Yellow Springs High School teachers Shanna Winks and Phil Lemkau are retiring this year.

  • A magical ‘Aladdin’ at the Antioch School

    Playing the lead actors in Aladdin, the Antioch School musical next weekend will be, from left, Sophie Schellhammer, Jorie Sieck, Saskia Brogan, Jesse Beard, Landon Rhoads (in back), Ella Comerford, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn and Samantha Bold. In front is Eli Jones. The play will be presented Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.

  • Teachers reflect on fulfilling careers

    Reveling by her youths — Becky Brunsman, who has taught music and kindergarten at Mills Lawn School for nearly 40 years, will retire at the end of the school year. She and long-time P.E. teacher Jutta Galbraith, are featured together in a story on page 9. Three other long-time teachers in the district, who are also retiring this year, will be featured in next week’s News. Brunsman is shown here with her kindergarten class, including in back from left, Jaleigh Smith, Vivian Bryan, Io Palassis, Eliza Minde-Berman, Mya Jones, Ethan Knemeyer, Jason Knemeyer and Liam Cooney; in front from left, Liam McClean, Elijah Williams, Hailey Roe, Maya Kingsley, Isabella Blackwell, Joe Freeman, Parker Kidd and Tallis Onfroy-Curley. (Photo by Lauren heaton)

    Five teachers from Mills Lawn Elementary School and Yellow Springs High School are retiring this year after more than 30 years in the district.

  • 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”


    “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.