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Village Schools Section :: Page 7

  • Meeting eyes Yellow Springs Schools facilities

    About 40 villagers attended the school district’s first “Community Pulse” event June 15, to focus on the condition of the district’s buildings.

  • School board— Fundraiser’s 1st year update

    Longtime friends Sam Bachtell, left, and Wally Sikes were honored Thursday, June 8, during the Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting for their decades of individual volunteer service to the school district. Recipients of the second-annual Bulldog Backers Award, each man was recognized for contributions that included working with the district’s levy committees through the years. They are shown here at a recent lunch. (Submitted photo)

    Dawn Boyer, the Yellow Springs School District’s director of advancement and community relations, reported on her first year in the position during the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, June 8.

  • Yellow Springs High School seniors reflect on past, future

    YSHS class of 2017 graduates on Thursday, May 25! In a special supplement to this week's News, seniors reflect on growing up in Yellow Springs and their plans for the future.

    Essays and photos from the Yellow Springs High School class of 2017 appear in a special supplement to this week’s News. Graduation is Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Congratulations, all seniors!

  • YSHS students explore stereotypes in new art book

    A sample page from "Flipping Stereotypes."

    YSHS art students recently collaborated to create “Flipping Stereotypes,” a book of drawings that seeks to ask: “What is the ‘average American?’”

  • 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.

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