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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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Upper respiratory illness has swept YSHS and McKinney Middle School, forcing a "calamity day" closing tomorrow, Friday, March 8. (Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health)

'Calamity Day:' The halls are alive, with the sound of coughing...

Because of the high percentage of students absent due to illness, McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High School will be closed Friday, March 8.

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From left, YSHS/McKinney Interim Principal Jack Hatert and Superintendent Mario Basora at last week’s school board meeting. Basora is heading to a job in Huber Heights, while Hatert has applied for the principal position at YSHS/McKinney. (Photo by Gary McBride)

School Board—Principal selection begins

The hiring process for a permanent principal for Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School was a main topic at the Yellow Springs Board of Education’s Feb. 14 meeting.

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After nine years as superintendent at Yellow Springs Schools, Mario Basora will leave for the top district job in nearby Huber Heights. (Photo by Gary McBride)

Superintendent Basora accepts position in Huber Heights

After nine years at the helm of the local school district, Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Mario Basora will leave for the top district job in nearby Huber Heights.

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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)

Circle of life, twice in one day

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.”

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In honor of U.S. veterans’ “sacrifice, patriotism and service to our country,” Mills Lawn students welcomed nearly 70 military men and women to the school Monday, Nov. 12, for a special program and luncheon.

Mills Lawn School celebrates service

In honor of U.S. veterans’ “sacrifice, patriotism and service to our country,” Mills Lawn students welcomed nearly 70 military men and women to the school Monday, Nov. 12, for a special program and luncheon.

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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)

Live from Mills Lawn, it’s Tuesday morning!

“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.

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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)

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

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.”

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Court side: Yellow Springs High School celebrated homecoming on Friday, Sept. 14, with this year’s homecoming court, which was announced between two soccer matches. Members of the elected court are, from left, teacher and Interim Assistant Principal Cameron McCoy, students Kayla Ross, Ian Sherk, Malaya Booth, King Trey Anderson, Queen Alex Ronnebaum, Ian Hawkins, Kenna Thomas and Dylan Rainey and teacher Kate Lohmeyer. Missing from the photo are Dezmond Wilson and Sumayah Chappelle. (Submitted photo by John Bombatch)

September 20, 2018 Bulldog Sports Round-up

September 20, 2018 Bulldog Sports Round-up and Homecoming

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Cathleen Tong, Antioch School’s new Younger Group teacher, has taken advantage of the windows lining her classroom to fill the space with light and color. A framed picture of The Wolf sailing ship, on which she spent 10 years as part of its crew, sits at her feet. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

New teacher joins Antioch School

A burst of activity at the Antioch School early last week, including a succession of deliveries of snacks and other classroom essentials, signaled a new academic year was soon getting underway at the oldest democratic school in the country.

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