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Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences
Please schedule your 3rd Quarter Parent-Teacher Conferences.  To participate, parents will register themselves for conferences using an online scheduling system called SignUpGenius.com. This site was chosen because of its cost (free), ability to schedule multiple teachers, and its privacy statement. Please click "Read More" to schedule. 
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! 
Yellow Springs Tops Best High School Rankings for 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 U.S. News and World Report Annual Best High Schools Ranking. 
Interim Reports in ProgressBook Interim Reports in ProgressBook

Your student’s current academic progress has always been available online with Progressbook (our district’s web-based grading portal), but now all Interim Reports will only be available on Progressbook. To access your student’s Interim Report, you must first visit Progressbook at https://paccess.mveca.org/Student/Dashboard. Once there and logged in, follow the user-friendly guide that can be found at https://goo.gl/JIhqFz to view.

 
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. 
Now Accepting "Open Enrollment" Applications for 2016-17 Now Accepting "Open Enrollment" Applications for 2016-17
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.  This enrollment also includes opening a brand new section in 8th and 9th graders for the 2016-17 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... 
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
Mr. John Day and Mr. Shawn Jackson, history instructors at Yellow Springs High School, 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. 
National School Accreditation Earned! National School Accreditation Earned!

We received our good news affirming our building’s re-accreditation. It is now “certified” that Yellow Springs High School -- having met the requirements established by the AdvancED® Accreditation Commission and Board of Trustees -- is hereby accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. This accreditation is valid through June 30, 2018.
            While approximately half of all schools in Ohio have dropped their accreditation efforts over the years, our pursuit of this re-accreditation effort should give us the intellectual freedom (and encouragement) to “break ranks” from an outdated 20th Century model of education and pursue the challenging and uncommon goals of the district’s 2020 Plan. While we will certainly take risks along the way in this path of continuous and original improvement, the rewards can be incredible too.

 
"After-School Hours" Reminder "After-School Hours" Reminder
As we head into this time of year, the school is often abuzz with activity.  While we love students' involvement in after-school activities, we are limited in providing supervision during these times.  As a result, students are expected to leave the building daily by 3:45 pm unless under the direct supervision of a district- or school-employee or approved volunteer/coach.  The school does provide two supervised options for students with sign-in through either the quiet computer lab (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until 4:15) or school fitness center (Tuesdays & Thursdays until 4:30).  Thanks for your cooperation with this school and student safety issue.  Should you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Jack Hatert or Principal Tim Krier. 
YSHS Equals Area’s Top Prep School in ACT Scores YSHS Equals Area’s Top Prep School in ACT Scores
According to recent articles in the Dayton Daily News, Yellow Springs High School students matched the private Miami Valley School students in average composite ACT scores -- each scoring a mean average of 25.  We are pleased to share this high standard with one of our own Metro Buckeye Conference members. While SAT scores were not readily available, additional information about 
There's an App for That... There's an App for That...

Be Fearless!  Be Gifted!  Be in the Know!  Download the Yellow Springs High School and McKinney  Middle School app today.  Whether you have an iPhone or Android, you'll now be able to have all sorts of YSHS & MMS information at your fingertips via this free app...

 
School Forest School Forest
School Forest is one of the most unique extracurricular organizations at YSHS and it has been a vital part of our community since 1947.  Dedicated to conservation, forestry, and the environment, School Forest members have been learning about nature and growing Christmas trees for sixty-five years. 
Contact Information
  • Principal: Tim Krier at tkrier@ysschools.org
  • Assistant to the Principal: Jack Hatert at jhatert@ysschools.org
  • Administrative Assistant: Julie Lorenzo at jlorenzo@ysschools.org
  • Counselor (Gr. 11-12): Dave Smith at dsmith@ysschools.org
  • Counselor (Gr. 7-10): Lynne Wooten-Mitchell at lwooten-mitchell@ysschools.org
  • Guidance/Attendance Admin Asst: Julie Spencer at jspencer@ysschools.org
  • Student/Athletic Director: Nate Baker at nbaker@ysschools.org

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

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Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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201 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH

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