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  • Yellow Springs school community upbraids school board for poor management

    Village of Yellow Springs Schools

    At the vociferous urging of the local community, the Yellow Springs school board voted in a special meeting today to approve raises for its five administrators.

  • Village Zoning Appeals Board— Distillery, preschool get variances

    S & G Artisan Distillery is closer to being approved for an increased tasting room at its production facility at MillWorks; the Village approved three variances allowing the Children’s Montessori Cooperative to operate a small preschool at 107 Tower Court.

  • Teacher contracts in sight

    On Tuesday this week the Yellow Springs school board and the local district’s teacher’s union met with a federal mediator to draft a tentative agreement for a contract for the district’s 51 teaching staff members.

  • High school moves to block schedule

    When McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High School start up again in the fall, students will be piloting a new hybrid block schedule for their classes.

  • 2013 Mills Lawn School Sixth Grade Clap-out

    The Mills Lawn School sixth grade clap-out can be an emotional experience for those moving on. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    For the younger residents of the school, it’s just the end of another grade. For the oldest, it’s the end of a world they’ve known since kindergarten.

  • Congrats Class of 2013!

    It was a hot one in the high school gym last night while friends and family packed in to watch the YSHS class of 2013 graduate.

    Congratulations Yellow Springs High School class of 2013!

  • Basketball coach Brad Newsome retires— Winning games, molding men

    Some basketball coaches are just coaches, their influence confined to the court. Brad Newsome was the other kind. In his 16 years coaching Yellow Springs High School boys basketball, Newsome not only crafted athletes, he molded men.

  • PE teacher Sarah Lowe to retire— Caring for the whole person

    For all teachers, developing a good relationship with students is key. But it’s especially important when it comes to teaching the touchy and highly personal topics that health teacher Sarah Lowe has covered in her 35-year career.

  • Guest learned by teaching

    Ellen Guest retires after 35 years in the Yellow Springs School District. A first and second grade teacher at Mills Lawn for the last 12 years, Guest encouraged nature observation and incorporated project-based learning into the classroom. Guest is pictured at one of the many gardens she planted with students at Mills Lawn. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the district will begin so-called project-based learning (PBL) next school year, Ellen Guest has been exploring similar methods for decades, squeezing in projects wherever she could. That’s one reason her retirement at the end of this school year is tinged with sadness.

  • High school honors top academics

    The Yellow Springs High School 2013 inductees into the National Honor Society are, from left, back row, Christina Brewer, Lillian Rudolf, Paloma Wiggins, Ali Solomon, Taylor Ford; front row, Rachel Meyer, Kirsten Denman, Zoey McKinley and Erin Grote. Not pictured is Angela Allen. There have been 876 YSHS students in the National Honor Society since 1938. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs High School recognized many of its students, especially its seniors, at the annual scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15.

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