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Village Schools Section :: Page 4

  • School board— Vote clears way for potential land purchases

    At its April meeting, the Yellow Springs Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the Yellow Springs school district to enter into negotiations regarding the purchase of land for future school buildings.

  • New alumni group raises friends, funds for Yellow Springs schools

    The newly launched Yellow Springs Alumni Association, or YSAA, is working on a variety of networking, fundraising, scholarship and other initiatives to benefit Yellow Springs schools and current students. The YSAA board includes, from top: Naomi Bongorno, ‘95; Evan Scott, ‘83 (holding Stephen Pearson, ‘83, on his phone); and Alex Bieri, ‘99. Middle: Anita Stratton, ‘99; Pat Peters, ‘68; and Mikasa Simms, ‘95. Bottom: Dawn Boyer, ‘96; Marya Weigand, ‘18; Erika Grushon, ‘97; and Selwa Whitesell, ‘74. Not pictured: Annette Schooler-Zanders, ‘83, and John Gudgel, ‘75. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Colleges have them. Private secondary schools have them. But until recently most public schools didn’t have them — alumni associations, that is.

  • YSHS production of ‘Oklahoma!’ has legs — about 90

    Yellow Springs High School is presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!” this month, with performance dates April 21–23 and 28–30 at Antioch’s Foundry Theater. Directed by Ed Knapp, the musical is still relevant to contemporary teens, according to several of the Yellow Springs actors stepping into starring roles. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The Yellow Springs High School musical production of ‘Oklahoma!’ has legs — about 90 of them

  • Schools seek input on future of buildings

    Approximately 65 villagers attended the first community engagement forum dedicated to discussing the question of new school district facilities. Because the buildings will be paid for with tax dollars, district superintendent Mario Basora said he wants to get as much village input about the project as possible. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Approximately 65 villagers returned to high school earlier this week for the first community engagement forum dedicated to discussing the question of new district facilities.

  • Walk on water

    Forty-four second-graders walked 3.7 miles over two days to simulate the average walk that many women and children in developing countries must make on a daily basis to get water for everyday needs. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    As part of their spring PBL, Mills Lawn School second-graders are studying water. They walked 3.7 miles over two days to simulate the average walk many must make around the world on a daily basis to get water.

  • Peaceful gathering

    For Peace Week at Mills Lawn School, the entire student body “chose peace” — gathering on school grounds to form a huge peace sign. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    This week is Peace Week at Mills Lawn School, and to celebrate, the student body “chose peace” — gathering on school grounds to form a huge peace sign, each student wearing a “Choose Peace” T-shirt.

  • Yellow Springs School Board— ‘Wheelchair Experience’ at Mills Lawn

    Above, from left, Nick Meister, Tyee Meeks and Ayla Arnold play soccer in sports wheelchairs brought over to the school from the Wright State Office of Recreation. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Students from Mills Lawn Elementary School’s fourth-grade classes presented the findings of their recent PBL project, “Wheelchair Experience,” which gave students in the class a better understanding of what school is like for their “wheelchair friends.”

  • Chamber of Commerce to offer scholarship

    The YS Chamber of Commerce will offer a scholarship open to all graduating YSHS and Greene County Career Center students.

    The YS Chamber of Commerce invites all YSHS and Greene County Career Center graduating seniors to apply for the annual college scholarship to students attending a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

  • Parents, students, staff assess schools

    A majority of parents, students and staff at Yellow Springs schools have positive impressions of the district staff and schools, according to a recent survey conducted by the Yellow Springs School District.

  • Antioch School Auction Gala on Saturday

    The annual Antioch School Auction Gala will take place this Saturday, March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Antioch College Theater.

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