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Oct
01
2020

Articles About Mckinney Middle School

  • 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.

  • Flu ramps up in the area

    Auf wiedersehen, Gesundheit! The Sound of Music has been rescheduled once more for April 11–14. Pictured above are members of the cast waving "auf wiedersehen, goodbye" at a rehearsal March 6, shortly before flu and other upper respiratory illnesses laid low many of the performers and their classmates. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    Those who think flu season is just about over are wrong, according to Ohio Department of Health Assistant Director of Communications J. C. Benton this week.

  • School Board—Principal selection begins

    From left, YSHS/McKinney Interim Principal Jack Hatert and Superintendent Mario Basora at last week’s school board meeting. Basora is heading to a job in Huber Heights, while Hatert has applied for the principal position at YSHS/McKinney. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    The hiring process for a permanent principal for Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School was a main topic at the Yellow Springs Board of Education’s Feb. 14 meeting.

  • YS Schools — Superintendent outlines new district goals

    Improving school culture, deepening the rigor of project-based learning and collaborating with the community on a plan for district facilities were among the main areas of focus in a set of proposed goals presented to the Yellow Springs School Board during its most recent regular meeting.