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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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Eliza Minde-Berman, above, took to the podium for performance of a piece she had worked on with the 6th-grade orchestra for the all-school orchestra and chorus performance May 15. (Photos by Matt Minde)

Music al fresco at YSHS

A glorious Monday evening was backdrop to the all-school orchestra and chorus performance, which featured music makers from 5th and 6th grade, McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School.

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Students Ellery Bledsoe, Greta Kremer and Aza Hurwitz peruse as PBL project, “Flipping Stereotypes: A Mix-and-Match Book of the American Teenager.” (Photos by Matt Minde)

Not your stereotypical flip book...

Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School students held their Spring PBL Exhibition last Wednesday, May 10.

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Abby Bongaarts, 24, and Danny Finnegan, 23, stopped in Yellow Springs this week as part of their walk across the USA. While in town they visited some kids at Mills Lawn School. (Photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

Walking across America, stopping in Yellow Springs

Abby Bongaarts, 24, and Danny Finnegan, 23, stopped in Yellow Springs this week as part of their walk across the USA.

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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)

Peaceful gathering

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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An impressively attended Sister March to the Women's March on Washington, D.C. made its way through Yellow Springs Saturday, Jan. 21. Among the many young, determined marchers, from left, were Oskar Dennis, Malaya Booth and Vivian Bryan. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Big small steps

At least 250 villagers took to the sidewalks in downtown Yellow Springs last Saturday, Jan. 21, marching in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of other marches around the country and world.

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School board updated on district fundraising

At last week’s school board meeting, the Yellow Springs school district’s Director of Advancement and Community Relations presented the board with an overview of her office’s fundraising efforts.

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