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  • New leaders guide critical shift for village schools

    A narrow victory for new Yellow Springs Board of Education leaders at the board’s Jan. 14 organizational meeting reflects a deep division among board members about how best to address the significant challenges facing the board.

  • Sweep of school leadership discussed

    At the regular Dec. 10 school board meeting, board members considered the attributes they will seek in their upcoming search to hire several top administrators. At that meeting, longtime Yellow Springs High School Principal John Gudgel officially announced his retirement at the end of this school year, and 10-year District Treasurer Joy Kitzmiller, who has accepted a position with Cedar Cliff schools, announced her resignation. Kitzmiller will also stay until the end of the year.

  • Warm heads, warm hands, warm hearts

    Mills Lawn fifth- and sixth-grade Student Council members collected mittens, scarves, hats and coats for the 2009 Giving Tree. The gifts will go to keep children at the Greene County Homeless Shelter warm this winter. Pictured are, clockwise from top left, Danny Horton, Aaron Sherwood, Ursula Kremer, Lake Miller, Allie Bothwell, MacKenna Banaszak-Moore, Erica Renard and Danielle Worsham. Not pictured are Shekinah Williams, Angel Johnson and Alice Miller.

  • Gudgel to retire; Kitzmiller resigns

    Completing the Yellow Springs school district’s administrative sweep, YSHS Principal John Gudgel is retiring at the end of this school year after three decades as an educator, guidance counselor, coach and principal in the district. In addition, Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Joy Kitzmiller has resigned her post in order to manage the financial affairs of her home district, Cedar Cliff, starting next school year.

    The board is also seeking replacements for former Superintendent Norm Glismann and former Mills Lawn Principal Christine Hatton.

  • Parents parley over IEP needs

    More must be done to address issues in the special education program in the Yellow Springs schools, especially in the upper levels, according to approximately 10 parents who came to a special meeting held on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The meeting was the second convened by school administrators to address the results of the special education parent survey the district conducted last summer.

  • Three for a tree

    Yellow Springs High School students Will Turner and Sady Sparks, left, cut down the last tree of the School Forest camp-out weekend for Sady’s mom, Sarah Strong, on Sunday, Dec. 6. This year’s foresters sold nearly 140 5–9-foot scotch pines and grossed over $4,000, more than the group has ever made on the weekend. The School Forest program started raising evergreen saplings in the spring of 1947 and began selling Christmas trees to the community in the winter of 1948.

  • Shared service project could be model for state

    Schools across the country have been reeling from state funding cuts sparked by the recession, and things are no different in Ohio. And in Yellow Springs, where school income tax receipts are forecasted to drop 30 percent this year, school leaders are grappling with ways to address the shortfall.

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Miller runs at regionals Ninth-grader Lois Miller was the lone runner from Yellow Springs to compete in the Div. regional cross-country meet in Troy on Saturday, Oct. 31. In a field of 126 high school girls, Miller finished 56th in 21:46.67, with an average of 7:00.6 per mile. Boys soccer falls at districts The Yellow […]

  • Candidates discuss stronger schools

    During an election forum at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 25, seven candidates for Yellow Springs school board shared their views on issues from improving student engagement to the impending change in school leadership.

  • Survey highlights concerns of special needs parents

    Most parents of special needs children in the Yellow Springs school system are satisfied with their children’s program. However, the level of satisfaction drops considerably when the child moves from Mills Lawn to the middle school and high school, where a lack of communication between parents and teachers, and teachers with each other, are perceived areas of discontent.