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  • Students broach ‘the Scottish play’

    Duard Headley (Macbeth) and Nicolas “Bear” Wright (Macduff) vie for the throne in YSHS’s production of “Macbeth.” The actors engaged in professional stage combat training and Shakespeare reading workshops to immerse themselves more fully in the performance. “‘Macbeth’ is not meant to be read; it’s meant to be played,” said the play’s director Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp. ‘The Scottish play’ opens Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at Mills Lawn Elementary School gym. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Shakespeare: perhaps one of the best-known people in human history and certainly the best-known playwright in the history of human expression.

  • Schools hire an outside promoter

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    Earlier this school year, the Yellow Springs school district hired Megan Anthony, a communications coordinator with the Clark County Educational Services Center.

  • YS teachers to train other districts

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    Yellow Springs High School will deliver project-based learning (PBL) training to two northeastern Ohio school districts on Oct. 22 and 23.

  • 2015 Yellow Springs News School Guide

    2015 School Guide

    The online version of the Yellow Springs News 2015 School Guide.

  • School board praises 2020 Plan

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    The Yellow Springs school district’s 2020 Plan, which aims to increase student success by enhancing innovation in teaching and learning, appears to be achieving its goals.

  • New faces in local schools

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    Five new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  • 2015 Mills Lawn School sixth grade clap out

    Mills Lawn School sixth grade students run the annual ritual of the clap out. (Video by Matt Minde)

    Annual running of the halls at the Mills Lawn School sixth-grade clap out.

  • Mudding puppies at the Antioch School

    In April, students and teachers started the straw bale playhouse project — which will have an open loft, a ladder and a slide — with a frame, followed by bales; last week they applied several coats of mud plaster. For more on the straw bale playhouse, go to antiochschool.org. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Antioch School students have been working with builders-in-residence Beth and Andy Holyoke to build a straw bale playhouse of the kindergartner’s design.

  • 2015 valedictorian, salutatorian—Two minds, one grit, one glory

    Yellow Springs High School Valedictorian Mollye Malone and Salutatorian Dylan Boczar were scheduled to address their Class of 2015 at the commencement ceremony last night, May 28. (Submitted photo)

    Mollye Malone and Dylan Boczar believe there are a lot of bright students in their Yellow Springs High School graduating class — some more deserving of honorary titles.

  • Mills Lawn School students on task with four sides

    Mills Lawn third-grade students studied quadrilaterals in math class this year by getting outside and identifying four-sided shapes in the community. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    One of the challenges for teachers of mathematics is helping students see the relevancy of seemingly abstract concepts in their daily lives. “When will I ever use this?” is an oft-muttered refrain.