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Articles About Mckinney Middle School

  • 2020 Year in Review: Village Schools

    Calendar year 2020 began and ended with Yellow Springs school district leaders discussing identified structural needs in the local school buildings and how to address them, but the majority of the year was occupied by the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • YS Schools— Board OKs hybrid transition plan

    Yellow Springs school district leaders are making plans for students to return to in-person classes, but exactly when that will be is uncertain.

  • Yellow Springs School board— Facilities back at forefront

    Administrators’ recent focus on pandemic-related school closures, and the accompanying transition to online instruction, drastically slowed the facilities conversation, but didn’t sideline it completely.

  • New science teacher hired

    McKinney Middle School’s new science teacher, Cameron Dickens, has brought an atypical educational background to an atypical school year when classes since began online Thursday, Aug. 27.

  • Teachers urge online option

    As Yellow Springs school district leaders consider what educational approach to take when the 2020–21 academic year begins Aug. 27, the local teachers union says the risks of returning to the classroom amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic are too great, and is calling for “100% virtual” learning when school resumes.

  • Yellow Springs Schools— Reopening plan in flux

    With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread in our community and region, and the 2020–21 school year scheduled to begin in a mere six weeks, uncertainty and worry seem to be the overwhelming feelings among many families considering educational choices for their children.

  • Whirlwind of a weekend

    Billed as the “all-schools musical,” “Scrooge!” lived up to its descriptor, featuring students — and teachers — from the entire Yellow Springs school district. It was one of numerous events that played to full audiences the weekend of Dec. 13–15. Pictured above are Julia Hoff as Mrs. Carstairs and Joseph Minde-Berman as Fezziwig. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    The weekend of Dec. 13–15 was particularly laden with events.

  • Projects learned: 2019 PBL Exhibition Night at YSHS/McKinney

    New at this year's PBL exhibit is music teacher Brian Mayer’s “Non-Traditional Instrumental Music Class” for 7th- and 8th-graders. The large drumming circle used buckets as well as traditional percussion instruments. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School students presented their work to the public at the fall PBL Exhibition Night Monday, Nov. 25.

  • School board—Hatert gets 3-year contract

    The Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved current Vice Principal Jack Hatert as the new principal at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School beginning the 2019–20 school year. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In a special meeting Thursday morning, March 21, the Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved Jack Hatert as the new principal at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School, beginning the 2019–20 school year.

  • School Board—Superintendent search begins

    At its regular meeting Thursday, March 14, the board welcomed two representatives of a Columbus-based firm that will assist throughout the process of getting a new superintendent hired before the end of the school year.