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Articles About Yellow Springs Schools

  • Young artists bring ‘OTIS’ to life

    A newly released short film produced by a group of current and former YS Schools students, “OTIS,” is a meta meditation on the unpredictable nature of art, among other themes.

  • 2023–2024 Back to School Guide

    For welcome messages, information on lunch programs and food assistance, school calendars, enrichment options and more, see the Yellow Springs News’ 2023–2024 Back to School guide.

  • Retiring educators sign off

    The News spoke with all three educators — Paul Comstock, Iyabo Eguaroje and Dave Smith, all of whom are retiring this year — in April about how they came to the district, their years of work here and what they intend to do next.

  • School facilities listening and board work session now community meeting

    YS Schools announced Monday, March 13, that the listening session/board work session scheduled for Thursday, March 16, has been canceled. In its stead, a community meeting about school facilities.

  • Building Community | Meet your mayor

    That Mayor Pam Conine sees the village as one giant classroom should come as little surprise, considering that she was an educator for over four decades.

  • YS Schools | Student, faculty awards presented

    YS Schools announced the November recipients of student and faculty awards at the Nov. 10 Board of Education meeting.

  • YS Schools receive state ratings

    The district’s highest average proficiencies across all tested subjects were social studies, English language arts and science. The lowest-scoring subject in achievement was math, which averaged 54% across grades three through eight and high school algebra and geometry.

  • Facilities Committee discusses maintenance plans

    The Facilities Committee formed earlier this year to consider the costs of a phased, permanent-improvement plan to upgrade the district’s buildings compared with building all-new facilities.

  • ‘Louverture Exchange’ — Black legacy through music

    Cincinnati native Napoleon Maddox will present excerpts from musical and spoken word works in collaboration with Tronee Threat and the World House Choir on Thursday, Oct. 13. Maddox is pictured dressed as Haitian Revolution leader Toussaint Louverture at Château de Joux, where Louverture was imprisoned and died. Maddox composed “L’Ouverture de Toussaint,” a portion of which will be performed in Yellow Springs, about Louverture.

    History, generational struggle and legacy will be the unifying themes of “Louverture Exchange: A Musical Dialogue,” a performance featuring the World House Choir, hip-hop artist and local resident Tronee Threat and headlined by international performer Napoleon Maddox on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • YS school board considers levies timing

    Yellow Springs school district Treasurer Jay McGrath told school board members during their last regular meeting that now is the time to start thinking about what they want to do about the current permanent improvement levy that expires at the end of 2023.

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