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Apr
05
2020

Youth Section

  • Yellow Springs Children’s Center earns five stars

    The five-star label is the highest possible rating assigned by Step Up to Quality, a statewide quality rating and improvement system administered jointly by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

  • ‘Awesome’ local youth center

    Open Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., the local drop-in youth center is free and open to all kids ages 10 to 18.

  • Kindergarten registration and Spring Book Fair next week at Mills Lawn

    Lucy sits down for her first day of Kindergarten at Mills Lawn.

    Kindergarten registration at Mills Lawn Elemetary begins on Monday, as well as the school’s Spring Scholastic Book Fair.

  • Tickets to Antioch School’s Auction Gala are still available

    The Antioch School’s Older Group was recently immersed in storytelling and theater, thanks to special guest Christopher Westhoff, of the Mad River Theater Works performing arts company, who spent a portion of each day last week at the school. Westhoff helped students develop their own play about the life and influence of retired Older Group teacher Bill Mullins, which they performed last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Max Florkey, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Ayla Current, Lucy Dennis, Jackson Grote and Antonio Chaiten. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seating is limited, but tickets to this live auction and performance by Mo Amer are still available.

  • New director at YS Community Children’s Center

    Malissa Doster, the new Executive Director at the Children’s Center. (Submitted photo)

    Malissa Doster is the new executive director of the Yellow Springs Community Children Center.

  • Youth rec soccer to kick off on Friday

    The spring season for Yellow Springs Soccer Inc. will begin in April; teams are forming now, and those with kids interested in playing are encouraged to call a coordinator soon. Details below.

    Yellow Springs Soccer, Inc. Recreational Youth Soccer kicks off Friday, Aug. 28, at Morgan Fields, with registration at 6 p.m. and a clinic for all players at 6:30 p.m.

  • Children’s Center hires new director— Lowry initiates swift changes

    Last month the Community Children’s Center hired Rebecca Lowry of Beavercreek as the new executive director. She has 37 years experience teaching and leading in public schools and will pursue a master’s in business while serving the Yellow Springs community. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Last month, nearly a year after the Community Children’s Center lost its director, the local preschool and daycare hired Rebecca Lowry as its new executive director.

  • Yellow Springs Scouts for Equality celebrate victory

    Cub Scout Bobby Wyatt holds an "Inclusive Scouting Award" distributed by the Scouts for Equality. The symbolic badge signals a scout is tolerant and inclusive. (Submitted photo by Lake Miller)

    The local chapter of Scouts for Equality celebrated a victory Monday as the national chapter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced it would remove the ban on gay and lesbian adults from joining.

  • Calling computer coders and wannabees

    Yellow Springs Code Academy for young computer programmers opens with meet and greet this weekend.

  • Scout holds BSA to its own core values

    After taking 80-mile bike trips and camping in 14-degree-below-zero weather, local Eagle Scout Lake Miller is turning to his next activity with the Boy Scouts — ending discrimination in the nationwide youth organization. This week Miller launched a local chapter of Scouts for Equality, a national group pressuring the Boy Scouts to allow gay scout […]