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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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Olivia Snoddy, Annlyn Foster and Aaliyah Longshaw concentrate as they wait for a serve during the YSHS varsity volleyball team’s home game Thursday, Aug. 30, against Middletown Christian. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

Volleyball team bests league rivals

Although school was closed last Monday for the Labor Day holiday, the high school gymnasium was bouncing as the varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams showed up for a morning practice.

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Mills Lawn second-graders lined up outside the school’s front door on a sunny Friday morning, Aug. 24. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

First day, second grade

Second-graders line up in front of Mills Lawn School on the first day of school.

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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)

Heroic collaboration

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

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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)

Power play

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

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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)

All downhill

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

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