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A YSHS/news collaboration: Motivation and distraction in school

When looking at problems at Yellow Springs High School, it’s hard not see the distraction and lack of motivation among students.

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LEFT: Third-grade teacher Peg Morgan, aka “Trevor, a Yellow Springs mushroom,” speaks with third-grade student-scientists Bryce Fleming and Kaitlyn Macduff about the importance of mushrooms to healthy soil. RIGHT: Fourth-grade students of Carrie Juergens performed an original rap as part of their proposal that Mills Lawn cafeteria eliminates plastic flatware in favor of metal. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

Project-based presenters

Members of two Mills Lawn classes separately addressed the school board during its meeting Thursday, March 14.

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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.

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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)

New YSHS McKinney Middle School principal to be approved

In a special meeting Thursday, March 21, the Yellow Springs school board was expected to approve Jack Hatert as the new principal at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School for the 2019–20 school year.

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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)

School board—Hatert gets 3-year contract

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.

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Yellow Springs Schools—Facilities task force begins work

An 11-member task force assigned to develop a plan for addressing local school facility needs — both now and in the future — is beginning its work by seeking opinions from the community.

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The eighth-grade McKinney Middle School Power of the Pen team competed in the Western Regional Tournament held at Wittenberg University on Saturday, March 9. Pictured, from left to right: Olive Cooper, Sylvia Korson, Aurelia Blake, Daniela Bieri and Jaime Adoff. (Submitted photo)

McKinney at Power of Pen regionals

Three eighth-grade McKinney Middle School Power of the Pen writers competed in the Western Regional Tournament held at Wittenberg University on Saturday, March 9.

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From left, Maggie Wright, Payton Horton and Gini Meekin at the Ohio State Championship for Middle School Speech and Debate, where the trio made strong showings in their categories. (Submitted photo)

MLS students win at speech, debate

On Friday, March 8, three Mills Lawn sixth-grade students departed for their trip to the State Championship for Middle School Speech and Debate in Poland, Ohio.

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Yellow Springs Schools—Principal candidates welcomed

In an executive session before the regular school board meeting on March 14, district Superintendent Mario Basora expects to come to a decision on selecting a new principal for Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School.

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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)

UPDATE — 'Sound of Music' rescheduled again for April 11–14

Performances of "The Sound of Music," have been once more rescheduled for April 11–14, so that the play’s cast and crew may recuperate more fully from the sweeping flu outbreak.

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