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Order School Supplies Now! Order School Supplies Now!
As a service to parents, the McK/YSHS PTO is organizing a bulk school supply order for students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades in fall 2017. The supplies will be mailed directly to the school, saving parents the time, effort and stress of school supply shopping! Visit the Resource page for more information or to place your order. 
Welcome Back! Welcome Back!
Open House
Monday, August 21; 6:00 PM
First Day of School
Friday, August 25, 2017
 
Flipping Stereotypes Book from AP/Adv Art Flipping Stereotypes Book from AP/Adv Art
Our art students at Yellow Springs High School have collaborated to create an interactive art book that challenges stereotypes and raises the question: what is the “average American teenager?” Using a familiar mix-and-match format often found in children's books, you can flip the heads, torsos, and legs of teen stereotypes to create brand new and complex people. The Loner, the Athlete, the Immigrant, and seventeen other archetypal characters transform from one-dimensional stereotypes to multifaceted human beings according to your actions. We challenge you to reflect on your own expectations for these twenty characters when you consider what could be possible for each of them. This interactive experience reminds us that no one is a simple as they appear to be, and we have more in common with one another than we realize. 
YSHS/MMS Welcomes State Sup't Paolo DeMaria YSHS/MMS Welcomes State Sup't Paolo DeMaria
YSHS/MMS welcomed Ohio State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria for the afternoon to discuss our Project Based Learning focus. We started with an hour-long student panel and... 
Bravo! YSHS/MMS Three Musketeers perform at States! Bravo! YSHS/MMS Three Musketeers perform at States!
Congratulations go out to the YSHS/MMS cast, crew, and adult leaders of The Three Musketeers! They recently performed a 60-minute cutting at the 2017 Ohio Educational Theatre Conference on March 25th in Columbus. As one of 18 schools in Ohio invited to perform... 
Another Year, Another Academic Honor Another Year, Another Academic Honor
In early 2017, YSHS/MMS joined the top 5% of all Ohio schools when we were recently named -- for our 1st time -- to the College Board’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll. According to the College Board, “the AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts across the U.S. and Canada for increasing AP access to students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher..." 
8th Grade on Berlin Virtual Tour for Our “Memorializing Conflict & Monumental Justice” PBL 8th Grade on Berlin Virtual Tour for Our “Memorializing Conflict & Monumental Justice” PBL
As part of our McKinney 8th-graders’ “Memorializing Conflict & Monumental Justice” PBL (and Washington DC trip) our students participated in a virtual tour of the Memorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe in a Google (virtual) Hangout with Leigh Adoff (Jaime Adoff’s sister) from Berlin, Germany. 
Shop Our Online Spirit Store Shop Our Online Spirit Store
Yellow Springs Schools spirit wear is now available for purchase at our online spirit store, hosted by Basho Apparel. Visit the online spirit store and show your Bulldog Spirit! 
Now Accepting "Open Enrollment" Applications for 2017-18 Now Accepting "Open Enrollment" Applications for 2017-18
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 k-12 living outside of Yellow Springs -- with a focus on next year's 9th and 10th graders.  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... 
Yellow Springs Tops Best High School Rankings in Region Yellow Springs Tops Best High School Rankings in Region
Yellow Springs Schools’ commitment to whole-child education and supporting students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills earned Yellow Springs High School the top ranking in the Miami Valley on the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Annual Best High Schools Ranking. Yellow Springs High School ranked 13th in the state of Ohio – higher than any other school in the region and in the top 1.5 percent of all Ohio high schools – and 391st, or in the top two percent, in the country... 
Check out this Podcast by one of our seniors! Check out this Podcast by one of our seniors!
Thomas is a long time Yellow Springs resident and member of the Yellow Springs High School class of 2016. Inspired by his interest in radio journalism, he interviewed five fellow Yellow Springs residents and Yellow Springs High School graduates of various ages. The interviews were edited and compiled into this five minute audio production. The piece investigates Aaron, Gabriel Amrhein, Lynn Hardman, Cammy Grote, and John Gudgel’s opinions and views about Yellow Springs. 
Inclement Weather on Block Day? Inclement Weather on Block Day?
In our efforts to support powerful teaching and learning, we follow an A-B Block schedule -- four "A" blocks on one day followed by four "B" blocks on the next day.  So what happens if school is cancelled on a Block Day? Pretty simple, really. We continue to follow the published schedule. [Revised Fall 2015] 
Innovation Lab Network...Membership Has Its Privileges Innovation Lab Network...Membership Has Its Privileges
McKinney Middle & Yellow Springs High School (& Mills Lawn too) are proud members of Ohio's Innovation Lab Network, a network of 15 Ohio school districts that have been encouraged to "break ranks" from a 20th Century model of education.  The national Innovation Lab Network (ILN) includes a group of similar districts in other states taking action to identify, test, and implement student-centered approaches to learning that will transform our country's public education system. 
WYSO Radio Interview: Advanced/AP Art Students Exhibit WYSO Radio Interview: Advanced/AP Art Students Exhibit
On Friday, January 9th, the YSHS Advanced/AP Studio Art class presented View of the Village, an art exhibition at Village Artisans, as part of a PBL designed to put students into the role of a *professional artist*. WYSO's Kaleidoscope presents an interview of/by Tom Amrhein and some of his classmates/teacher about the process of putting the show together and the impact that high quality PBL can have.  To listen, click here.
 
7th Grade PBL Saves YS School District $24,000! 7th Grade PBL Saves YS School District $24,000!
McKinney Messenger 8th grader Meryam Raissouni profiles one recent PBL effort that has really helped transition the Class of 2020 as new 7th graders at McKinney Middle School:
"7th Grade PBL Saves YS School District $24,000!" Jack Hatert, 7th grade math and science teacher, is saving Yellow Springs’ Schools an estimated $24,000 with his amazing idea to have his math classes make laptop charging carts for each teacher in the middle and high school. Buying 12 new laptop carts for the 14 new laptops each teacher received this year as part of our new emphasis on Project Based Learning, he says, would cost the district about $2,000 dollars a piece! ...
 
Stumblestones PBL: Yellow Springs Historical Trail Stumblestones PBL: Yellow Springs Historical Trail
The YSHS Social Studies department and students taking U.S. History participated in a class project to create a Yellow Springs Historical Trail commemorating people and events from the town’s past. Students researched local history under the theme of “War & Peace” and studied the impacts Yellow Springs had on American History. Topics ranged from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Commencement Speech at Antioch College in 1968 to Marion Ross, an Antioch College student turned Union soldier who won the Congressional Medal of Honor (posthumously) for his participation in a raid to steal a Confederate train. 
Contact Information
  • Principal: Tim Krier at [email protected]
  • Assistant to the Principal: Jack Hatert at [email protected]
  • Administrative Assistant: Julie Lorenzo at [email protected]
  • Counselor (Gr. 11-12): Dave Smith at [email protected]
  • Counselor (Gr. 7-10): Shannon Morano at [email protected]
  • Guidance/Attendance Admin Asst: Julie Spencer at [email protected]
  • Student/Athletic Director: Nate Baker at [email protected]

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Yellow Springs High School / McKinney Middle School
420 E. Enon Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7224      Fax: 937.767.6154 
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