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  • More money needed for 2020 strategic plan

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    According to Superintendent Mario Basora, while the 2020 strategic plan activity is on track, it needs more financial support and increased capacity in order to reach its goals.

  • District honors former Yellow Springs School Board members

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    At the Dec. 12 school board meeting, outgoing board President Benji Maruyama and board member Angela Wright were honored for their service to the district.

  • Farmer sows seeds for love of music

    The Antioch School hired Dennis Farmer for a yearlong arts residency, funded partially by the Emily Bailey Fund. Shown above are several Younger Group future musicians trying their hands at recorders, from left, Isaac Stiles (partially obscured), Jackson Grotes, Kian Barker, Ayla Current, Olivia Hasek, Scout Espinosa, Sophia Hale and Caroline Tucker. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Antioch School has always encouraged the musician in students interested in developing their skills and talents. This year the Antioch School formalized its music program by inviting artist-in-residence Dennis Farmer to start an introductory program during a year-long residency.

  • Bit of the Big Easy in Yellow Springs

    New Yellow Springs High School band Sassabrass, rooted in the tradition of New Orleans street musicians, will perform at the Friends Music Camp fundraiser on Dec. 29 and at a future event at the Spirited Goat. Members pictured here include, from left, Maddie Allen, Meredith Rowe, Gabriel Day, Jack Lewis, Joshua Seitz, Connor Gravley-Novello, Lucas Mulhall, Max Mullin and Peter Day. (Submitted photo by Nadia Mulhall)

    There’s a new sound to be heard around the halls of the Yellow Springs High School thanks to the recently formed street band Sassabrass.

  • Mills Lawn School band and orchestra concert

    New music teacher Brian Mayer conducts the 5th and 6th grade band in the 2013 Mills Lawn School band and orchestra concert (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Over 100 students took to their instruments or wound up their vocal chords in a spectacular Mills Lawn School band and orchestra concert under the tutelage and leadership of new music director Brian Mayer.

  • School Forest gives up just three trees this year

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    Yellow Springs High School School Forest group held its annual Christmas tree sale over the weekend. Due to a poor growth year, just three trees were sold, but fun was had by all.

  • How much tech should be in Yellow Springs schools?

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    The Yellow Springs community needs to have a serious discussion about the technology that local students need to keep up with today’s educational demands, Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora said at the November school board meeting last week.

  • Mills Lawn School Spelling Bee full of apprehension, exhilaration

    The 2013 Mills Lawn School Spelling Bee participants lined up for a group shot after the event. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Mills Lawn School held its annual Spelling Bee Friday, the first round in what will eventually be regional, state, then national spell-offs.

  • School levy wins

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    Yellow Springs and Miami Township voters overwhelmingly supported their public school system on Nov. 5, agreeing to pass the district’s second levy in as many years.

  • Merhemic, Scott, Conn on school board

    Aïda Merhemic, Evan Scott and Steve Conn (submitted photos)

    Incumbent school board member Aïda Merhemic took the day at the polls winning the top number of votes to return her to the board along with two new members, Evan Scott and Steven Conn. Merhemic won 1,027 votes, or 23.7 percent of the total, while Scott had 954 votes and Conn had 940, about 22 percent each.

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