As part of a rich educational program and the development of the whole child, McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School offer co- and extra-curricular options for all students. As a National Center for Educational Statistics (and one's own good sense, to boot) Education Policy Issue paper outlines:
"... these activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education." (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs95/web/95741.asp).
The following opportunities are available at MMS/YSHS:
Band, Orchestra, Mock Trial, Planting Peace, Power of the Pen, Quick Recall, School Forest, Video Club, MMS Student Council, Spanish Club, French Club, Student Review Board, National Honor Society, Drama/Thespians #4671, YSHS Facilitators, Charlotte Drake Philanthropy Committee, Football, Golf, Soccer, Cross-Country, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Baseball, and Girls Softball.
For additional information about any of these activities, organizations, clubs, and teams, please contact the main office @ 937.767.7224 to speak with the advisor or Athletic Director.