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School board meeting — $18.5 million plan discussed

The Yellow Springs school district is considering an $18.5 million “hybrid” renovation/addition plan for McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School, while leaving facilities issues at Mills Lawn School for a second phase, potentially several years down the road.

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Mills Lawn students honored veterans and current service members Monday, on the observed Veteran’s Day, by inviting them to a luncheon. Students gave readings on the history of the holiday, and the 5th- and 6th-grade choir sang the national anthem. The mood was celebratory, yet respectful. The table in the background was set and purposely left empty to remind the assemled of those veterans who had died or were otherwise unable to attend. Above, ????? ????????? reads about Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, and later became known as Veteran’s Day in the United States. (Photo by Matt Minde)

In their service

Mills Lawn students honored veterans and current service members Monday, on the observed Veteran’s Day, by inviting them to a luncheon.

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Plan ends Yellow Springs High School class ranking

Characterizing the calculations that determine class rankings as “unfair,” McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High School Principal Tim Krier laid out a plan at the Thursday, Oct. 12, school board meeting to discontinue the designation of a graduating valedictorian and salutatorian.

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The first Bulldog Theater Festival kicks off this weekend with “The Last Lifeboat,” directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, which tells the story of the man who built, and then survived, the sinking of the Titanic. Shown above at a rehearsal are the principals, from left, top: Raina Kraus, Pete Freeman, Liam Hackett. Below: Keira Hendricks, Delia Hallett, Julia Hoff, and Elyah Naziri. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Sinking feeling

This weekend and next, the McKinney and YSHS theater departments will present the first Bulldog Theater Festival.

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School facilities update — K–12 options off the table

The Yellow Springs school district is no longer considering building options that would put a combined K–12 facility on a single site, according to Superintendent Mario Basora this week. He cited cost as the reason for taking the K–12 options off the table.

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Yellow Springs High School senior Payden Kegley was recently recognized for reaching 1,000 digs during her high school volleyball career. She is pictured here with Coach Christine Linkhart. (Submitted photo)

Payden Kegley’s 1,000 digs

Payden Kegley started out the year with a goal of reaching 1,000 digs to finish her high school volleyball career.

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Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten. Her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, looked on. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

First of many

Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten to begin in Linnea Denman’s class at Mills Lawn on Friday, Aug. 25, while her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, said their goodbyes.

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Village schools— New year, new requirements

With the new school year also comes a variety of new initiatives and policies — some the result of changing state and federal requirements and funding.

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$150K grant for real-world engineering

Food trucks may have their avid followers, but in nine months or so, villagers can look for a small fleet of food “trikes” to join the outdoor culinary ranks.

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School board — Mills Lawn ends ILE program

The longstanding Interest Learning Education Program, or ILE, at Mills Lawn, which arose out of former gifted programming at the elementary school, will be discontinued with the start of the new academic year, according to Superintendent Mario Basora.

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