FEARLESS LEARNING: NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Yellow Springs Schools will implement "non-traditional instruction/distance learning plans." http://www.ysschools.org/nti-non-traditional-instruction
If you have had a change in your financial status due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding Stay at Home Order here in Ohio, please click this link https://bit.ly/3dpnolo for information about free and reduced meal services.
Please click link for the latest COVID-19 update from Superintendent of YS Schools Dr. Holden https://bit.ly/2QFEVMF.
Please click link for updated information regarding food service distribution during 3-week school closure http://bit.ly/2xPVpeu
Please click link for the latest COVID-19 update from Superintendent of YS Schools Dr. Holden https://5il.co/dt7q.
Musical instrument pickup. If your student left their instrument at Mills Lawn or at YSHS/MMS please pick them up by 3:30 today when campus closes. Thanks, -Mr. Mayer
The Fair Maid of the West show dates have changed! New show dates are April 23-26! Location the same- The Foundry Theater on Antioch campus.
Auditions for FAIR MAID OF THE WEST are on! Today, Saturday, February 8th, at 10 until 1 at the High School! Warmups and the stage combat workshop starts right at 10–doors open at 9:45! Bring a writing utensil and get ready to work! See you then!
Reminder: The Student Government and Community Committee are organizing a student talent show and soup/chili cook off that will be held in the gym on Sunday, February 2nd from 12pm-1:30pm.
PARENT MEETING for Bigfoot Letters: Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. Room 216 (Lorrie's room). Informative meeting about the Theater State Conference in March. Parents, if your student was in the 2019 Fall play Bigfoot Letters, please attend this important meeting. See you there!
Aaron Sorrell, from Community Planning Insights, LLC, and Raven Behrens, from the Village of Yellow Springs, came to work with Mr. Lydy’s government students. Mr. Sorrell is working with the Village of Yellow Springs regarding land management. His purpose today was to engage students in land management practices and survey them regarding future Village land use.
Tonight’s the night for the 6th grade band/orchestra and 4th-6th grade choir concert. Students in band/orchestra will meet in the library. Students in choir only will meet in the music room. Student call 6:30. Concert starts at 7.
There are now 25 MORE SCROOGE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE for each remaining show! That leaves 25 at the box office open to purchase! ShowTix4U.com
Tickets for the all district musical, Scrooge!, are on sale! Get them at ShowTix4U.com !! Shows are Dec. 12 7:30, Dec. 13 7:30, Dec. 14 2:00 and 8:00, and Dec. 15 4:00 at the Foundry Theater on Antioch Campus.
Please join us at the Holiday TAA Fundraiser Singalong at the Foundry Theater this Friday December 6, 7-9! Poinsettia sale, baked goods, crafts, and Avon. All proceeds and donations support the theater arts and scholarships for seniors.
Advertise your business or put a personal ad supporting your fellow theater students or teachers in the program for the upcoming all district musical SCROOGE! More information at https://sites.google.com/ysschools.org/theater/fearless-thespians/parents-ys-taa?authuser=0
Awesome job at tonight’s concert YSHS/MMS Orchestras!!!
SCROOGE parent/cast meeting tonight at 6 pm at YSHS! See you there!
If your student is interested in our Global Connections trip from Rome to Athens in March 2020, find out more here: http://www.ysschools.org/o/yshs-mms/page/global-connections, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the tour page directly: www.eftours.com/2159549ed
Annual Preseason Alumni Soccer Games Saturday August 10th Girls Soccer at 6pm Boys Soccer at 8pm
🚨Reminder! Mandatory OHSAA Fall Sport Parent Meeting in YSHS gym TONIGHT at 7pm!
So much good summer theater in the Village for all ages! The best part is Fearless Thinkers in YS Kids Playhouse and those current students and YSHS alumni working with YSTC as well as those who work with and support our students as well as local artists and artisans, community partners and members and fantastic area musicians are all up and in and at the heart of these three productions, all of which take place over the next two weekends . See them all and enjoy the fruits of arts and arts education in our community!!
Seniors were clapped out in style today. Find photos, video, and if you are tech savvy... a VR video of the clap out! Way to go seniors! https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q8uNmHSCwa8frNtw9
Seniors and parents/guardians of seniors, I have sent seniors a form to fill out. Please encourage them to do so. They will need to access it using their school account. A paper version can be found in the office. This links to the form also: https://forms.gle/6vi6Vov7dsFo1UecA
If your student is interested in our Global Connections trip from Rome to Athens next March, find out more here: http://www.ysschools.org/o/yshs-mms/page/global-connections
Information about yearbooks, last year and this year, can be found here: http://www.ysschools.org/o/yshs-mms/page/yearbook--131
YSHS JCOWA is tied for 1st place after 9 rounds! We are heading for the tiebreaker round!
It’s National Bike Month, and on May 8 it’s Walk-Bike to School Day. - Reduce your carbon footprint on the earth -Exercise your body & get into nature - utilize our Village infrastructure for safe routes to school and throughout the Village - be “seen” by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles - exercise your freedom
YSHS Student Blood Drive needs Donors! Due to tomorrow's sporting events we have 15 open spots at our school blood drive. 10:00-2:00 tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Sign up at:https://www.donortime.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/59421
Today, Saturday April 13th, is the only day to experience the most complete version of “dinner and a show” YS Schools offer. Catch the 2 pm performance of SOUND OF MUSIC at the Foundry and then head over to YSHS for great food and more entertainment with THE FRENCH CAFE! Or, head to the CAFE first for dinner and song then treat yourself to the 8 pm SOUND OF MUSIC! With good food, fine song and a wonderful story, you couldn’t ask for a better day, all brought to you by our YS Fearless Thinkers!
A standing ovation for cast and crew on our opening night of the THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Remember: you have only one weekend to see these young artists in this beloved musicale. Shows are tonight, Friday, at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 and 8 pm and Sunday at 3:30 at the Foundry. Tickets available at showtix4u.com or at the door!
Our Fearless Thespians spent the weekend at the Ohio State Thespian Conference in Akron performing GIRLS LIKE THAT and a cutting of ROMEO AND JULIET for their peers statewide, complete with standing ovations for both performances. The students also spent the weekend watching plays, attending workshops and making new friends with those also in attendance. Thanks to all the Fearless Chaperones and our Most Fearless Bus-driver who fed, wrangled and supported our theater department through a whole building of theater people and a surprise three inches of snow. It was truly an authentic experience for us all—one we will remember and cherish.
This week finds the Sound of Music cast and crew still dealing with illness. Over half of our cast has been affected and is still recuperating from a combination of Influenza A, strep and or a norovirus. Our voices are at half and our energy level less. In our interest to give the cast the best experience possible and let them have the show they deserve, we will be moving the musicale dates to April 11th-14th at the Foundry. We will be honoring any tickets sold to date and will publish exact times and provide communications around how to redeem your tickets for the performances. The good news is it takes a GREAT VILLAGE to reschedule a play on the fly! Thanks to the Foundry, the Community Band, the TAA and YSHS and District Administration for their help. We can’t wait for you to see healthy students in this show! More to come!!
Update on the YSHS/McKinney production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC: today finds more of our cast getting sick or growing sicker. In order to give our students time to rest and heal, the scheduled Sunday, March 10th performance of the SOUND OF MUSIC at 3:30 pm is cancelled. The show will joyfully return this Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 pm. Get well everyone!
Dear Families, Friends and Supporters of the Fearless Theater Department: The current bug going around is taking its toll. As of this morning, 23% of our student body across McKinney and YSHS was out sick. The symptoms of this illness are a headache, fever (sometimes very high), aches, congestion and chills. There are also reported cases of strep as well. We tell you this to be on the lookout—as our numbers show, it seems to be highly contagious. The viral version also seems to run a long course—several days at the least. Because we want our students to be well and have positive experiences in their extracurriculars, Administration and the Theater Department have come to the decision to postpone the opening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC from Friday, March 8th to Sunday, March 10th at 3:30 p.m. This letter will detail our adjusted schedule and what this means for those who have purchased tickets. ADJUSTED SCHEDULE: The new schedule to see THE SOUND OF MUSIC is as follows. All shows are at the Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. *Sunday, March 10th – 3: 30 p.m. Thursday, March 14th – 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15th – 8:00 p.m. Saturday March 16th – 2:00 p.m. AND 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17th –3:30 p.m. *We will determine Saturday afternoon if our students are well enough to perform on Sunday. A confirmation will be published to our theater webpage on Saturday by 6 p.m. FOR TICKET HOLDERS: CURTAIN WARMER: will still be held tomorrow, Friday March 8th at the Arthur Morgan House. You will be able to attend the reception and then use your ticket for any of the shows listed above. Seats will be held for each performance. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the show to claim your reserved seat. SHOWTIX4U.COM PURCHASES: Tickets purchased online for this Friday and Saturday will be honored for the corresponding evening performance the next week. If you cannot attend at that time or need another date, please email our Theater Department Producer, Jovan Terrell at email@example.com as soon as possible. An email has been sent to the musicale participants and their families with more details about scheduling. An announcement has been also posted for students in their Google Classroom.
After a long day of set building, we’re set to rehearse tonight with the cast of the Sound of Music, the Community Band and you! Doors open at 7 pm at the Foundry and attending is free! Don’t miss this chance to sing this classic music with live music during our rehearsal tonight!!! (Concessions available along with some wacky photo opportunities to help us promote arts in schools!!
Open rehearsal for Bulldogs and Community Band! The YS Bulldog Theater would like to invite our community to come see (and maybe sing with) a music rehearsal of THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Where: THE FOUNDRY THEATER – 920 Corry St, Yellow Springs Ohio: ABOUT THE EVENT: On Saturday, March 2nd, the Foundry will be alive with singing in support of the YSHS/McKinney Theater Program. The YS community is invited to arrive at 7:30 to attend an open rehearsal and if so moved, to sing the beloved music of the upcoming musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC along with the YSHS/McKinney cast and Community Band. Feel free to wear your liederhosen and alpine hats as we rehearse select songs from the production and add your voices as you show your support for Live Arts in our Schools! Attending the rehearsal is free and the event is open to all ages. Donations will be accepted to help assist the Bulldog Theater students for the upcoming OHEDTA State Thespian conference appearances with ROMEO AND JULIET and GIRLS LIKE THAT. Concessions will be available from the Theater Arts Association, the booster organization for Yellow Springs Bulldog Theater. to make sure all singers are hydrated as we rehearse such favorites as “Do a Deer”, “Edelweiss” and “The Lonely Goatherd”. Come join the fun!
With three rounds to go, YS Team 1 is in 3rd place at the Quiz Bowl!
FILMING FOR ROYALS: Filming will occur January 21st instead. Student extras called from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm.
FILMING FOR ROYALS IS CANCELLED FOR JANUARY 20th. Filming will occur January 21st instead, weather permitting—details will be posted on student extra call times by 6:00 pm this evening.
JANUARY 20th: due to weather, the student movie extras call for ROYALS is now arrive at 11 am for all students with filming wrapping at 5:15 pm. There will be another weather check at 8 am—please check back then to make sure things are still scheduled before leaving for school.
The 2nd HS blood drive of the school year is tomorrow 10:00-2:00. Students donating should eat dinner and breakfast, and drink a lot of water. If they are 16, they will not be able to donate without their signed permission slip. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently holding a food drive. We are collecting canned goods, dry goods, boxed food, dish soap, and toiletries. They can be dropped off in either main office.
If you are or have a current Junior we are offering a new course next year, AP Research. Learn more about it here http://bit.ly/2QLRYgw There will be a meeting Monday December 17th from 6:00-7:00 at the high school.
If you are in 8th-11th grade, next year we will be offering a trip from Rome to Athens. You can learn about it here http://bit.ly/2Pt4Xzh There will be a meeting about it Monday, December 17th from 7:00-8:00 at the high school.
Both of these amazing groups of young artists have been asked to bring their shows to the OHEDTA State Conference in Akron, March 2019. ROMEO AND JULIET will present a 45 minute cutting and GIRLS LIKE THAT will be presented in its entirety. So proud of these students and their commitment to telling all the stories which affect their lives and their communities.
THE BULLDOG THEATER FESTIVAL DATES HAVE CHANGED! Due to an unusual storm of personal and artistic events, the Bulldog Theater Festival will move its opening out one week. In addition, each show will run *one weekend only.* The new dates are: GIRLS LIKE THAT: November 2,3 at 8 pm and November 4 at 2 pm. ROMEO AND JULIET: November 9, 10 at 8 pm and November 11 at 2 pm. Reserve your tickets in advance at http://showtix4u.com (search Bulldog Festival). Don’t miss these amazing students!
8th Grade students working and collaborating on their Kehinde Wiley paintings. For more info on Kehinde Wiley go to http://kehindewiley.com/
Girls Soccer wins! 2-1 against conference rival Middletown Christian! Goals scored by A. Griffis and T. Potter.
Girls soccer goes up 1-0 against Middletown Christian.
Attention 7th Grade Parents/Guardians: Don’t forget about our Into The Wild Parent Meeting this Wednesday, September 12th at 6pm in Rooms 106/107. We will be going over important information, collecting forms, answering questions, and signing up parent volunteers. Email Rebecca Eastman or Kate Lohmeyer with any questions.
The 9th grade Study Skills class kicked off their PBL project for the year, the YSHS Career Seminars. They attended a mock 10-year high school class reunion to get them thinking of what kinds of things they would like to accomplish in the next 14 years. They had fun mingling and telling their classmates all about it, followed by refreshments, of course.
McKinney 7th Graders: Make sure you prepare physically and mentally for our training ride tomorrow afternoon. It will be hot! Dress appropriately! Bring your bike, water bottle, and helmet ready to ride!
Auditions for the 2018 Fall Bulldog Theater Festival are 8/29 and 8/30! See the District Theater Website for information -- it's going to be AMAZING!