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  • Scholarship honors Gudgel

    John Gudgel, who will retire this year as YSHS pricpal, has had a scholarship named in his honor.

    Yellow Springs High School alumnus and retiring principal John Gudgel was known for his support for students. That’s why the school board and his fellow classmates — meeting here for a 35th class reunion this weekend — are teaming up to honor Gudgel with a scholarship fund in his name that will continue to assist students in the high school.

  • School fiscal crunch is topic of a community meeting

    There was an “elephant in the room” at the June 17 emergency Committee of the Whole school board meeting to discuss the district’s financial shortfall, according to villager Rachel McKinley.

  • School deficit is bigger and came sooner than expected

    The Yellow Springs school district budget deficit is bigger and increasing faster than expected, according to Superintendent Tony Armocida at the school board meeting on Thursday, June 10.

  • Board to discuss financial state of schools

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    The community is invited to attend an open meeting discussing the 2010 education plan and the current financial state of the Yellow Springs public schools.

  • Cosey takes fifth at state

    Chris Johnson was one of four members of the YSHS track team competed in the state championships at The Ohio State University on Saturday, June 5. He is shown here doing a leg kick in preparation for the 4x200 relay.

    Four members of the Yellow Springs High School track team competed in the Division III state championships at The Ohio State University on Saturday, June 5. Mario Cosey, who ran in the 100-meter dash, was also joined by Josh Meadows, Logan Norris-Sayres and Chris Johnson in the 4×200-meter relay.

  • Sixth Graders at Mills Lawn Applauded By Peers

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    Graduating sixth graders marched through the halls of Mills Lawn on Friday to cheering and wild applause on their last day of school. Students and teachers from other grades lined the halls to celebrate the proud students on their accomplishment, with high fives exchanged along the way. A group of pleased parents snapped photos of […]

  • Class of 2010 encouraged to seek lives of value

    Presiding over his last Yellow Springs High School commencement, Principal John Gudgel congratulated the 56 members of the class of 2010 on their graduation day. The class made fond and frequent reference to their senior trip to New Orleans and their corresponding class motto, “Laissez les bons temps roulez!” They were serenaded by senior Molly […]

  • A stormy but jubilant eighth-grade promotion

    A gym full of proud moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, uncles and friends attended the McKinney Middle School eighth-grade promotion ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, at the high school gym. Even a fierce thunderstorm and close lightning strikes couldn’t darken the mood of the 47 eighth-graders who received certificates of promotion that marked the passage from middle school to high school. The students also heard a presentation by guest speaker Jodi Pettiford and “Gudge’s 10 Tips to Eighth-graders” by retiring school principal John Gudgel, who advised the young people to turn their school work in on time, talk to their parents and be their own person. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A gym full of proud moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, uncles and friends attended the McKinney Middle School eighth-grade promotion ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, at the high school gym. Even a fierce thunderstorm and close lightning strikes couldn’t darken the mood of the 47 eighth-graders who received certificates of promotion that marked the passage from […]

  • A YSHS principal who ‘gets us’

    At a recent lunchtime at Yellow Springs High School, Principal John Gudgel, who retires this year as principal, was joined by a gaggle of students. Shown above are, first row, Zyna Bakari, Anne Weigand, Anna Kahring Khan and Stephanie Scott; middle row, Jacob Trumbull, Nicky Sontag, Mr. Gudgel, Brendan Moore, Elliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky; and back row, Marion Cosey and Nerak Patterson.

    Of the thousands of youth he has mentored over the past 30 years and the stories that go along with each individual kid, there are a few that stand out in clear relief for Yellow Springs High School Principal John Gudgel.

  • Community Summit sparks ideas on how to make schools better

    Students, teachers and community members arrived at four main recommendations during a meeting in March at a “Community Summit for Yellow Springs Schools,” an event aimed at “using respectful and innovative methods of discussion to build a successful future for Yellow Springs schools.

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