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Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 40

  • Bulldog Brigade puts skills to work

    Making some dough: As a member of Yellow Springs High School’s Bulldog Brigade, junior Harper Mesure has completed a variety of temporary job placements around town, including at The Winds Cafe, above, where owner Mary Kay Smith was so impressed with his work, she hired him part time. (Submitted Photo by Sylvia Ellison)

    Sierra Miller, a senior at Yellow Springs High School, says her “dream job” is to be  a voiceover artist, working in television and radio. In the meantime, she’s getting a variety of job experiences, for wherever her dreams take her, through a distinctive district program.

  • YS teacher named finalist for national award

    McKinney Middle school English teacher Jaime Adoff is a top-10 finalist for the biennial Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, a national award sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • Typographical error forces special meeting

    A typo in the bond and tax levy resolution approved by the Yellow Springs school board earlier this month forced the board to call a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23, to replace the incorrect resolution with the corrected version.

  • County role serves public, courts

    Yellow Springs resident AJ Williams has been appointed Greene County Clerk of Courts after the retirement of longtime Clerk Terri Mazur. He will be sworn into office Feb. 2, and will represent the Greene County Republican Party in the May 8 primary. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The nameplate on the door of the Greene County Clerk of Courts office still listed longtime clerk Terri Mazur as the occupant mid-month, even though Yellow Springs resident AJ Williams had taken up residence at the first of the year.

  • School board approves May levy

    At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, the Yellow Springs School Board approved a “resolution to proceed” to place a 4.7-mill permanent improvement levy and a 0.25 percent income tax levy on the May 8 ballot.

  • Mills Lawn fourth-graders eye affordable housing via PBL

    The fourth graders in Shannon Wilson’s class at Mills Lawn are tackling the issue of affordable housing in the village as a year-long Project-based Learning unit. They met with members and supporters of Home, Inc. just before the winter break to learn about the nonprofit’s work and to share their research. Above, Trevor Roberts and Jonah Simon engage Home, Inc. Executive Director Emily Seibel, while Ryan Thomas confers with a peer in the background. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Finding an affordable place to live in Yellow Springs can be a challenge. That’s a conclusion reached by Mills Lawn fourth graders as part of a project-based learning unit.

  • Cello Springs returns to village

    Cello Springs Festival, an 11-day cello extravaganza, returns to Yellow Springs with a series of public, semi-public and private events through Saturday, Jan. 13. From left, are co-directors Miriam and Lisa Liske-Doorandish and Chiara Enderle. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Like snowbirds of a sort, cello players from far and away have descended on Yellow Springs in recent days for the second annual Cello Springs Festival.

  • 2017 Year in Review: village schools

    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)

    2017 Year in Review: village schools

  • School board seeks levy, tax increase for facilities improvements

    by Yellow Springs School Board The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to seek a May 2018 levy for a proposed $18.5 million rebuild/renovation of McKinney Middle/YSHS. Pictured here is a concept design, prepared by Ruetschle Architects and presented at the meeting, showing the buildings targeted for demolition, as well as those where renovations only are planned. (Rendering submitted)

    The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously Thursday, Dec. 14, to seek  $18.5 million for the “renovation and partial replacement of existing 7–12 facilities” through a combination income tax and bond levy request to be put on the May 8, 2018, ballot.

  • Board eyes school enrollment

    Fewer students are leaving the Yellow Springs school district to attend other area school settings than in the past couple of years, but the number is still of concern.

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