Yellow Springs High School Section :: Page 12

  • YS schools rated ‘Excellent’

    At the Nov. 13 meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education, Jane Sonenshein of the Ohio School Board presented the board with a banner honoring the district’s having earned an “Excellent” ranking by the Ohio Board of Education.

  • YSHS ‘Midsummer’ mischief, mayhem with a ’50s flare

    In their 1950s version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Kelly Miller as Helena, center, is driven mad by her admirers, Demetrius, played by Max Fleishman, and Lysander, played by Adam Zaremsky, who is himself sought by Hermia, played by Zyna Bakari. The mischeivous Puck, Shelley Murphy, looks on from her perch. Performances will take place at Mills Lawn gym on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m.

    If Shakespeare had lived in the 1950s, how he would have dressed, where he would have lived and the way he would have set his stage is surely just what the Yellow Springs High School thespians have dreamed up for the fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • YSHS teacher Lutz-Hackett named national Star

    YSHS English teacher Elizabeth Lutz-Hackett was awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education “Star of Teaching” award in a surprise presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

    The cheer that went up in the gym at Yellow Springs High School last Wednesday afternoon was so palpable it was like a punch in the chest. Was it a state championship basketball game? No. The students that filled the bleachers seemed to realize it was even more important than that.

  • So what’s new at YSHS, Gudge?

    New YSHS/McKinney art teacher Elisabeth Ventling Simon has readied her classroom for the new school year.

    If you follow, at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School, the glistening, new, Bulldog-blue floor as it circles the gym and flows like a river past the art room, the weight room and a host of other venues on the first floor and peek into the rooms…

  • After 35 years of chalkboards, scoreboards, Rainey retires

    YSHS math teacher, baseball coach and athletic director Chris Rainey is retiring after 35 years in the Yellow Springs schools.

    It’s not much news when an employee leaves his first real job after college, but when that person has held that job for 35 years, the occasion is worthy of note.

  • High school students earn honors

    Yellow Springs High School honored a number of students at its annual National Honor Society scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 14. The students received their awards after hearing from speaker Kathy Kralovic…

  • YSHS Class of 2008 valedictorian, salutatorian named

    Kyle Buchwalder

    While Kyle Buchwalder, the Yellow Springs High School Class of 2008 valedictorian, was interviewed for this article via e-mail because he is currently an American Field Service exchange student in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina…

  • It takes a village to raise a ‘Roof’

    The Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School production of Fiddler on the Roof opens this Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym. Pictured are the play’s principal actors, front row from left, Miriam Barcus, Élan Orr, Meg Hild, Elliot Cromer, Adam Zaremsky and Zeb Reichert. Back row from left are Peter Keahey, Lara Donnelly, Max Fleishman, Zane Reichert and Kevin Mayer.

    Randomly select anyone from the extensive list of participants — parents, students, staff, store owners, volunteers and professionals — who contributed to this year’s Yellow Springs High School spring musical, Fiddler On the Roof…

  • This Saturday, just park your car

    YSHS Seniors Julika Ruf, left, and Stephanie Broelingen, exchange students from Germany. On Saturday, April 12, their senior project idea will turn into reality with Car-Free Day.

    “There are so many cars!” That’s the first thing Stephanie Broelingen and Julika Ruf noticed about Yellow Springs when they arrived last fall to begin their senior year at Yellow Springs High School. Ruf says they both noticed the difference right away…