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  • Village schools open doors on Friday

    New to Mills Lawn this year are fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Devine, left, and fifth and sixth grade special education teacher Renée Hatert. The two joined other district teachers this week for several days of professional development at AU Midwest before school starts Friday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs schools open their doors for students tomorrow, Aug. 22.

  • Yellow Springs School Board affirms nonrenewal of contract

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    Three members of the Yellow Springs School Board met last Monday, July 14, at a special board meeting and voted to affirm their previous decision to nonrenew the contract of McKinney Middle School physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey.

  • Yellow Springs schools aim to opt out of tests

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    The Ohio legislature recently approved an education bill that gives Yellow Springs schools a chance to apply for a waiver from any and all state and federally mandated standardized tests.

  • Sports budget at 10-year low

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    On any given day during the school year, dozens of students from McKinney and Yellow Springs High School can be seen releasing their energy on the soccer field, sprinting for a lay up on the basketball court, diving for a run on the baseball field, or participating in the many other sports the school has traditionally offered.

  • Bulldogs Walking, 2014

    Rachele Orme, Nicholas Miller-Jacobson and AnnDee Pettiford (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    57 Yellow Springs High School seniors who graduated last Thursday, May 29. As usual the high school gym was steaming, but that didn’t bother the many parents, family members and friends who cheered the graduates on. Also pictured here are valedictorian Rachel Meyer and salutatorian Zoey McKinley. RELATED POSTS: ’14 YSHS award recipients Sea Dogs […]

  • District Exhibition Nights— Students to demonstrate PBL

    Isaiah Search used a tree identification guide to help his team chart and name the trees near the tennis court at Mills Lawn school on Monday. The second-grade class is mapping the campus to help the district figure out which trees are at risk for emerald ash borer disease. The students will present their maps and leaf rubbings at the MLS project-based learning Exhibition Night, Friday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the school. McKinney and Yellow Springs High School will host their PBL exhibition Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m., at the high school. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Second graders Isaiah Search, Zeke Naziri and Isaac Grushon held their clipboards and North American tree guides as they looked up at one of the biggest trees on the Mills Lawn campus this week.

  • YSHS Graduation tomorrow

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    Many years of hard work is coming to a close tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the high school. Just enough time to get their diplomas and celebrate with family and friends before they hit the ground running on to their next new adventure in life!

  • Teacher opposes nonrenewal

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    The Yellow Springs School Board approved a recommendation at their meeting Thursday, May 8, to nonrenew the contract of McKinney physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey. During the board meeting, Bussey and her attorney Mark Landers held a public hearing to defend her right to maintain her job.

  • Antioch School receives grants for garden expansion

    Dirt don't hurt: Antioch School students get into the spring of things in the garden. The school was able to expand its garden, thanks to student fundraising and grants from the Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Foods of Mason. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    The Antioch School will get a little greener this year, thanks to efforts from its students and from recent grants that the school has received in order to expand its garden.

  • Fixing the fixtures at YSHS

    Yellow Springs High School Student Review Board members, from left, David Butcher, Lake Miller and Lorien Chavez, are leading an effort to remake the main boys and girls restrooms at Yellow Springs High School. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs High School freshman Lorien Chavez happened to be in the girls bathroom at the high school last year when some cheerleaders from another school walked in. Not realizing she was there, they began commenting on how gross and unkempt the school’s main bathroom was.
    “When I came out of the stall I looked at them and was like, “oh, I know, we don’t like it either,’” Chavez said. “I was really embarrassed.”