District News

Presentations at Central Middle School

Ms. Jennifer Chapman planned a six week unit that allowed research, creativity, reading, and critical thinking.  Sixth grade students selected a topic, read two books about the topic, and used search engines to conduct additional research. After completing extensive research, each student created a trifold display and collected media that would help to explain the topic.  To add more excitement, students created various forms of art. Students used, tape, clay, paint, crayons, and pencils to express their creative side.  Each topic was then presented to a classroom full of energetic and supportive classmates.


Writing at Cox

Students are required to do a lot of reading throughout fifth grade.  In Ms. LaShann Latimer's class, the students recently read Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Each student then reflected on whether or not the ability to live forever was a blessing or a curse.  Ms. Latimer assigned students to state their conclusion, then defend their argument.  Some felt it was a blessing because they could pursue every possible dream. Others felt it was a curse because they would spend forever missing the ones they once loved. 


Stop Bullying

Fifth grade students at Cox Elementary have decided to put a stop to bullying.  Ms. LaShann Latimer selected a few talented students to be directors of a drama that depicted a student putting an end to bullying.  Students worked together to write the drama that included a conflict and a resolution. The directors held auditions during recess to select the actors.  After several actors were selected and the script was composed, rehearsals were planned.  As the students practiced, they invited members of the Wilberforce Links, Incorporated to come to watch the live drama.  Three members came out and spoke highly of the critical thinking that Ms. Latimer’s students engaged in.


Turf Update: May 7, 2015

If we stay ahead of schedule as we currently are, we should be starting turf install on Tuesday next week.  As of right now, the concrete curb that separates the turf from the future track is about 95% installed.  The detention pond is being installed.  The underground utilities and drainage has been installed.  The course gravel which is a limestone gravel (white color in the picture) has been installed.  The finish gravel (rock smaller than pea gravel with a grey color in the pictures) is being installed and will be finished this week.  The foundations for the new football goal posts have been installed. 

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Hall of Honor: 2015

The new plaques have been posted to honor the five inductees of the Xenia Hall of Honor class of 2015.  The ceremony, on April 18, celebrated the work and dedication that five individuals commiteed to Xenia Community Schools.  The Hall of Honor is located at Xenia High School.

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AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year

On May 7, 2015, Mary Fevang of McKinley Elementary School, recieved the AAA 2015 School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year Award.  Each year, a group of safety patrol advisors from the Miami Valley are nominated for the reward.

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Staff Appreciation Week

This week, Xenia Community Schools has focused on honoring and appreciating all staff members. Every employee at XCS has a direct impact on the lives of Xenia children.  During the school day, members of Central Office substituted for teachers as they went outside to enjoy a cupcake before returning to their students. Staff at XCS dedicate countless hours throughout the school year and words (or cupcakes) will never be enough to say thank you.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

On April 15, several community members gathered together to be a part of the historic groundbreaking to the artificial turf project. Superintendent, Denny Morrison, welcomed the crowd and introduced the architects and construction workers.  Several more speakers provided insight and words of gratitude. The funds for the project were provided by generous donations from members of the BUC CLUB.  The members will have a plaque beside the field to provide recognition for their contribution.

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Art at Arrowood

At Arrowood, Mrs. Pam Hutton’s second grade students have enjoyed multiple art sessions this year.  Mrs. Hutton invited a volunteer, Mrs. Susan White, to the class to share her artistic abilities with the students. 

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XCSF Invites Grant Applications for 2015-2016

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 31, 2015, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30, 2015.

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Warner Journalists Exploring April 3, 1974

At Warner Middle School, Mary Black invited a guest that survived the 1974 tornado to be interviewed by her journalism class.  As word spread of the upcoming guest, Mrs. Black extended the invitation to other Language Arts classes.  The cafeteria was packed as Catherine Wilson, Executive Director at the Greene County Historical Society, began to share her account of the F5 Tornado that swept through parts of Xenia in 1974.  

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Science is FUN! Camp 2015

Science is Fun! Camp 2015 will be held at Xenia High School the week of June 1 -5.  This exciting, hands-on, science camp will provide an out-of-this-world experience for students leaving grade 2 up to students entering grades 6. "Make it-take it" projects are done all week with emphasis on fun, everyday topics. The themes for this year's days include Chemistry Day; Physics Day; Solids, Liquids, and Gases Day; Engineering Day; and Environmental Science Day. One day, will include a visit to the Little Miami River where campers will engage in aquatic biology activities and work with Ohio Division of Wildlife biologists. Click here for the flyer and registration form. For additional information, contact camp director Bill Richey, XHS chemistry teacher, at (937) 562-9995 or brichey@xenia.k12.oh.us.


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