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Village Schools Section

  • School board— Facility visit prompts optimism

    The building structure of the Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School facility appears to be in better condition than school district leaders feared, according to the initial feedback of two structural engineers who toured the school campus Wednesday, June 13.

  • Making the (next) grade

    McKinney Middle School eighth graders celebrated the completion of their middle schooling with a promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 30. (Photo by Eleanor Anderson)

    McKinney Middle School eighth graders celebrated the completion of their middle schooling with a promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 30.

  • Schools analyze levy defeat

    In the wake of the school facilities levy loss May 8, the Yellow Springs School Board met Thursday, May 24, to discuss what the schools’ contracted architect described as a “decisive” defeat, and consider next steps in addressing the needs of the district’s aging buildings. 

  • Words to leave by

    Yellow Springs High School senior Ayanna Madison was one of two seniors, the other being Peter Day, chosen to deliver a talk during last Thursday evening’s commencement ceremony. In the YSHS gym 72 seniors received their diplomas as parents, relatives, friends and community members looked on and celebrated the young people. (Photo by Matthew Collins)

    Photos from last Thursday’s commencement ceremony for Yellow Springs High School, by Matthew Collins.

  • 2018 special YSHS Senior supplement now available online

    The 2018 YSHS special Senior supplement is available in the May 31 edition of the News, as well as online.

    What are the Seniors saying this year? Do you know who said what?

  • Power play

    Pictured above during Mills Lawn School's 2018 Field Day, pulling from left, are Maggie Wright, Summer Andell, Peyton Jones, Olivia Hasek, Adeline Zinger, Claire Lewis and parent volunteer Beth Bayard. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Mills Lawn Elementary held the annual end-of-the-year Field Day on the last full day of school, Wed., May 30.

  • All downhill

    Students of Ms. Eastman’s science class and Mr. Collins’ math class designed and rendered variations on a standard soapbox racer to come up with the fastest, most effective shape. Shown above in the driver’s seat is Sam Anderson; standing is teammate Temple Siemer, who cheered him on. The winning racer was designed and built by Peter Skidmore, Ashley Abnadell and Rosemary Burmester. (Photo by Susan Gartner)

    McKinney Middle School eighth-graders navigated handmade soapbox racers down Fairfield Pike last Thursday in the culmination of a PBL project.

  • Board reflects on levy loss

    The defeat of the combined 4.7-mill property tax and 0.25 percent income tax levy in the May 8 election was a painful blow, Yellow Springs District Superintendent Mario Basora said during the regular school board meeting two days later, Thursday, May 10.

  • Heroic collaboration

    Seventh-grader Olive Cooper elaborates on her superhero character, a project that required pulling together history, art, narrative and a bit of theatrical flair. It was just one of the many projects on display at McKinney Middle School and YSHS Project-Based Learning Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 16. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Many projects were on display at McKinney Middle School and YSHS Project-Based Learning Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 16.

  • Custody dispute puts Mills Lawn on lockdown

    Police officers were on the scene at least 90 minutes before the incident appeared to end peacefully.

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