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  • 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.

  • Schools forecast solvent budgets

    At their meeting Thursday, May 9, the Yellow Springs school board approved the rosiest five-year forecast that they’ve seen in the past three years.

  • Schools tackle project-based learning

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    To stimulate discussion in the wider community about the purpose of project-based learning (PBL), the district has invited a speaker from the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High school in San Diego to share ideas about building a curriculum based in PBL.

  • Fulton to play soccer for Heidelberg

    Yellow Spring High School senior and all-star athlete Keturah Fulton earned a partial scholarship to play soccer at Heidelberg University in Tiffin in the fall. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Spring High School senior Keturah Fulton will play college soccer next fall at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

  • Valedictorian, salutatorian— Grades are good, learning’s better

    Lois Miller, valedictorian, and Hunter Lawson are members of the National Honor Society and received academic scholarships from their respective colleges. They will speak at the YSHS graduation on May 30 at 7 p.m.

  • School librarian grew many readers

    Yellow Springs School’s librarian Mary Ann Christopher retires this month after 25 years with the district. Christopher, who lives in Beavercreek, spent 16 years in the library. Here she stands amongst the stacks she helped cultivate at the YSHS library. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The right book in the hands of the right student can be magic, says retiring school librarian Mary Ann Christopher, who has hooked many a student on books in her 16 years as the librarian of Yellow Springs Schools.

  • School Board— Improvement levy discussed

    The Yellow Springs Schools Permanent Improvement levy that supports buildings and other fixed assets will expire at the end of the year, and the district is discussing whether to renew the levy at the same level or replace it at a higher one.

  • Young authors sign books

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    Mills Lawn fifth graders participating in a project-based learning unit have put out an informational book about Glen Helen. The authors will hold a book signing and party in celebration of the completion of the book on Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium. RELATED POSTS: Life in India focus of Mills […]

  • Kids learn chemistry by hand

    The Periodic Table, a chart of the earth’s elements organized by their chemical similarities, could be considered dry academic material. But make a game out of it, and suddenly the urge to know more about each element, its atomic weight and relation to the others, is not only necessary but kind of fun.

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