District News
Now Accepting "Open Enrollment" Applications
Yellow Springs High, McKinney Middle, & Mills Lawn Schools are pleased to offer a public, tuition-free “Open Enrollment” option for families with school-age children in grades 2, 5-6, 7-8, & 11-12 living outside of Yellow Springs.  This enrollment also includes opening a brand new section of 7th graders for the 2015-16 school year (click here to watch a short student-created video about the McKinney experience)! With a long history of academic excellence, our students graduate as “Fearless Thinkers” in a school system that prioritizes young people as global change agents, Project-Based Learning through authentic projects, intellectual rigor... 
We've Done It Again! #1 High School in Greene County, #2 in entire Miami Valley
Congrats to the students, families, faculty, & staff as Yellow Springs High School / McKinney Middle School building was named -- for our 2nd time ever (and the 2nd time in the last 3 years) -- as one of the “Best High Schools” in the 2015 US News and World Report magazine ranking!  Locally, we were the #2 ranked high school in the entire Dayton region! We earned the high marks of being named the 30th best High School out of 881 in Ohio. 
We Are Gaga Over Our Gaga Pit!
Through PE class discussions, our 6th grade students identified a need for more exercise options on the 4th-6th grade playground. Mr. West empowered our students to undertake a PBL project to organize, design, and build a "Gaga Pit" for the playground. The students requested funding from Mr. Housh and then ordered materials to begin construction. 
Views of the Village PBL
Yellow Springs High School art students create a full art exhibition at the Village Artisans art gallery downtown. This is a description of the event and audio clip from WYSO (our local public radio station). 
2nd Graders Focus on Monarchs
Our second grade classes are gearing up to help support and save the Monarch butterfly population. Students discovered that Monarchs are facing tough times due to environmental conditions that are reducing their numbers. Second graders chose this topic for a year long study... 
YS Staff Survey 2015
This is a copy of results from our recently administered staff survey.  There are three links: one for each school building and one for the entire district.    
4th Graders Teach About Genres
Our 4th graders have been exploring various genres in reading and wanted to find engaging ways to teach others about them. The students used "voice and choice" to decide on various methods to teach about genres which included stop motion animation, puppet shows, and board games. 
Camp Kern is Amazing!
Our 5th and 6th graders experienced a Mills Lawn "rite of passage" with their recent school camp adventure to Camp Kern. We traveled to Morrow, Ohio on April 20th for three days of outdoor education and fun. Our students focused on team work and collaboration as they explored natural history, science, and environmental education in a beautiful setting. 
Buddy Day Video
4th grade students reading with their 1st grade buddies.  Cool video! 
5th and 6th graders study water at YSI
The River Mobile comes to YSI 
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