This past spring, graduate Anna Williamson decided to honor Bill Mullins during his tenure at Antioch School. She and Liz Griffin put together a wonderful video collage about the many wonderful and innovative things Bill Mullins did during his tenure as teacher at Antioch School.
Quite a few Antioch School children and graduates came to honor Bill, but many of the Older Group children were not at Bill’s celebration to see it. I thought they would love the history and to see the many things that have stayed the same at Antioch School over the span of 50 years, encompassing Bill’s career. They did indeed love it and had quite a few questions about some of the things we have done in the past, especially participating in parades.
“What? You mean they got to ride unicycles in parades?”
“Absolutely, often several parades a year.”
“Why don’t we do that now?”
“Well, because we stopped having enough children who wanted to participate. It seemed like soccer and other weekend activities interfered too much. It was sad when we stopped participating in parades.”
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Chris Graves and Cara Owsley, from the Cincinnati Enquirer, visited The Antioch School to report on Forest kindergarten. The two reporters spent a very cold, very wet morning following and interviewing the kindergartners on their walked through Glen Helen and back to camp. Afterwards, the journalists spent time at the school talking with the teachers and staff. The complete story can be read here. As can be seen above, there was also a short video made by Cara Owsley.Update: The story published by the Cincinnati Enquirer has been picked up by the Associated Press (AP) and has been distributed to new organizations across the United States, including The Washington Times.
Matt Cline, from Cline Cinematography, put together this wonderful movie about The Antioch School. The movie was first shown at the 2014 Silent Auction. A big thanks goes out to Matt for his hard work at creating this movie as well as many of the photographs used on this site.
British Musician Jon Langford To Headline Antioch School Fundraiser
The Antioch School’s 2017 Auction Gala will feature an intimate concert with internationally-celebrated songwriter and painter Jon Langford on Saturday, March 4, 6pm, at the Foundry Theater, Antioch College campus, Foundry Theatre at Antioch College 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs.
Charismatic and entertaining, Langford’s work is imbued with themes of social justice and humor. Langford will be performing with long-time collaborator, violinist Jean Cook.
The gala will include both silent and live auctions, gourmet hors d’oeuvres from Current Cuisine, open wine bar, and dessert. Live auction items in the past have included a one-week stay at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; a “Day in the Life” documentary featuring the winner’s family, created by an Emmy Award-winning Yellow Springs-based filmmaker; and a private wine tasting with the area’s leading sommelier. The silent auction features over a hundred items, such as B&B overnight getaways, fine dining at area restaurants, tickets to theatrical and cultural events, fine art and jewelry from local artisans, and health and wellness sessions.
The Antioch School is the oldest democratic school in the country and an essential Yellow Springs institution. The Gala is the school’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds supporting the scholarship fund. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by using the Paypal link below or by calling the Antioch School at 937-767-7642.
|Mon Mar 27 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM|
|Fri Mar 31 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM|
Conference Day - School Closed
|Mon Apr 03 @12:00AM|
Spring Holiday - School Closed
|Mon Apr 03 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM|
|Mon Apr 10 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM|
School Resumes from Spring Holiday
|Fri Apr 14 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM|
Conference Day - School Closed
|Fri Apr 28 @ 7:00PM - 07:00PM|
Older Group and Thirds Spring Musical