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  • Schools closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20

    Sub-zero temperatures are predicted across the Midwest this week — here are some tips for staying warm and safe. (Photo by Suzsanne Szempruch)

    Yellow Springs Schools are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to snow and ice.

  • Village schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 30

    Ice covers January's bare trees. Slick road conditions from the refreezing of the recent melt gave rise to this morning's two-hour school delay. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided this morning to close village schools for Monday, Jan. 24, due to slick road conditions.

  • Local plays selected for state conference

    This fall’s YSHS/McKinney Bulldog Theater Festival productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Girls Like That” are headed to Ohio Thespian Association state conference in March.

  • Circle of life, twice in one day

    Mills Lawn Elementary School performed its all-school musical on Thursday, Nov. 15. More than 200 first- through sixth-grade students brought “The Lion King KIDS” to life. Pictured above, the lion Mufasa, top, played by sixth-grader Conor Anderson, speaks from the afterlife to his son, Simba, played by sixth-grader James White. (Photo by Matthew Collins)

    This year’s tri-annual all-school musical — with more than 200 Mills Lawn School students participating —  was an adaptation of the popular Disney movie and later Tony-award winning musical “The Lion King.”

  • Gallery from YSHS/McKinney Exhibition Night, Nov. 19

    During their annual fall Exhibition Night on Monday, Nov. 19, students from Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School demonstrated the project-based learning, or PBL, units undertaken so far this year. See more photos after the jump.

  • New grants for Agraria —  Kids get the dirt on soil education

    Mills Lawn third-graders Emery Fodal and Wyatt Fagan counted soil invertebrates using Berlese Funnels at Agraria last spring. They also kept data on soil temperature levels over a four-week period at the farm. (Submitted photo by Peg Morgan)

    The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller often used a metaphor to illustrate how small targeted actions can move massive systems. Fuller noted that the “trim tab,” a tiny mechanism of a ship’s rudder, can change the ship’s course with a minute movement. At the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, soil is seen as that “trim tab.”

  • Live from Mills Lawn, it’s Tuesday morning!

    Mills Lawn student Aiden Gustafson works the camera as, from left, Stella Platt, Gabriella Kibblewhite and Tiger Collins get ready to broadcast the news on WMLS. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    “Good morning, amazing MLS students!” announced Mills Lawn sixth-grader Tiger Collins on a Tuesday last month. Flanked by fellow students Gabriella Kibblewhite and Stella Platt, she began broadcasting the daily news at Mills Lawn.

  • MLS all-school musical — ‘Lion King KIDS’ springs to life

    In rehearsal: The circle of life continues as the lion Simba, played by James White; the shaman Rafiki, played by Gini Meekin; and lioness Nalla, performed by Ru Robertson, celebrate the birth of a new generation at the conclusion of “Lion King KIDS,” which Mills Lawn School will present in two performances Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 and 7 p.m, at Central State University’s Paul Robeson theater in Wilberforce. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Mills Lawn Elementary has transformed into the Pride Lands this fall as students prepare for a production of “Lion King KIDS,” a stage adaptation for youth of the popular, animated Disney movie and subsequent Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

  • School board — Deficit spending predicted

    If the revenue and expenditures of Yellow Springs Schools continue this year as projected, the district will end the 2018–19 fiscal year with a $126,000 drop in its reserves, according to district Treasurer Dawn Bennett.

  • “Girls Like That” opens Bulldog Theatre festival this weekend

    The Bulldog Theatre play “Girls Like That” will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Foundry Theatre on the Antioch College campus.

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Yellow Springs Schools are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20. Click here for details.