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YS Schools Facilities Task Force sets second community meeting

The Yellow Springs Schools Facilities Task Force has set a second community meeting to present the results of its nine-month exploration into the needs of the district’s school buildings and to gather feedback on its findings.

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Billed as the “all-schools musical,” “Scrooge!” lived up to its descriptor, featuring students — and teachers — from the entire Yellow Springs school district. It was one of numerous events that played to full audiences the weekend of Dec. 13–15. Pictured above are Julia Hoff as Mrs. Carstairs and Joseph Minde-Berman as Fezziwig. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

Whirlwind of a weekend

The weekend of Dec. 13–15 was particularly laden with events.

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Preschooler Bella Dishmon, daughter of Intervention Specialist Olivia Dishmon, shows her bottle of bubbles while superhero friends Lisbeth Swanson and Olive Dishmon share a “heart” moment. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

Little big ideas: Mills Lawn School PBL Exhibition Night

Mills Lawn School hosted its annual fall Exhibition Night, where students show their progress on classroom Project-Based Learning units, on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4.

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Yellow Springs High School students hosted the 39th annual Senior Citizens Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 5. (photo by Carol Simmons)

Serving Seniors: the 2019 YSHS Senior Citizens Lunch

Yellow Springs High School hosted its annual Senior Citizens luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the high school gym.

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YS School Board— Sixth graders give back through service

Mills Lawn sixth graders are learning to think of themselves in a civic context — as community members with the ability to be of service and contribute to the greater good.

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Rolf (David Walker) and Liesl (Carina Basora) stroll and sing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” on the von Trapp mansion lawn. “The Sound of Music” runs March 8–10 and 15–17. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

The halls are alive with the ‘Sound of Music’

“The Sound of Music” is arguably one of the most beloved works in the musical theater repertoire.

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November 28, 2019 Bulldog sports round-up

November 28, 2019 Bulldog sports round-up

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(Submitted Photo by Eli Hurwitz)

Fourth year of taking students ‘Into the Wild’

All 65 members of the seventh-grade class at McKinney Middle School participated last month in the three-day, 53-mile,  camping-biking experience known as Into the Wild.

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Yellow Springs Schools— Expenses outpace revenues

Yellow Springs Schools will be able to continue to balance its budget through fiscal year 2023, but the following year’s solvency is uncertain, Interim Treasurer Tammy Emrick has concluded in compiling the district’s latest five-year forecast.

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Students of the Month — September 2019

McKinney Middle School and YS High School have instituted a “Student of the Month” program, each month acknowledging one student from each grade who has shown exemplary work as a student, classmate and citizen of the school. The schools have selected the following six students who best modeled these efforts in the month of September, pictured above from left.

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