District News

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

Just a reminder the Barnes and Noble fundraiser for McKinley is THIS Saturday from 9:00am-11pm. If you are unable to shop at the store, there is a code to use on-line. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and then come shop on Saturday!

Turkey Baskets given to families

Kathleen Napper is a science teacher at Xenia High School. She and her husband, Larry, along with her parents, Walter and Lorean Jones, organized the thanksgiving meal give away again this year. Each basket contained a complete meal including a turkey. Generous donations came from many donors. Mrs. Napper was awarded a grant from Walmart to help fund the project. The football families donated 12 turkeys. In all, 104 families were given a complete thanksgiving meal! Thank you!

Thanksgiving Program

Second Graders at McKinley performed a poem and a few songs for their parents on Friday before enjoying a mini-feast. The poem was entitled "The Pilgrims Came to America." They then sang Pilgrim, Pilgrim What do you See, The Turkey Pokey, and The Turkey on the Farm. The students did a great job and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. 

click view all to see pictures

XCS Foundation Brings Muse Machine to WMS

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded almost $1,700.00 in a grant for the “Muse Machine” initiative at Warner Middle School. This award and an $800.00 grant for the “Fourth/Fifth Grade Interactive Wax Museum” at McKinley round out the third and final round of grants for the 2015-2016 school year. The Foundation has awarded over $25,000.00 in grants this year.

Click View All to read more about the Foundation, the grant, and Muse Machine.

Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope this final weekly update prior to Thanksgiving finds everyone in good health and enjoying the weekend.  We have been very lucky with the nice temperatures so far but I think our luck is about to change.  Cold weather is on the way.  On behalf of the Board of Education and our central office administrative team,  I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all you do every single day for our kids.  

AR Group- Students received new portfolios and they personalized their cover. Everyone learned a new game to begin to understand fluency, the ability to think of many answers to a question.  The name game began with Ms. Shaw saying the name of a famous person. The second person then thought of a person whose name began with the first letter of the previous person's last name with each person continuing.  Each student then worked independently practicing fluency using the name Thomas Jefferson.  As students finished the assignment they played the SET game.

Click View All below to read the entire update.

Thanksgiving Feast

The Third Grade students at McKinley enjoyed a delicious turkey meal on Friday. A parent donated and prepared a turkey for each of the classes. Other parents prepared the side dishes such as mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, and pumpkin pie. Students appreciated the food and watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving as they ate. 




     A very meaningful assembly was held on Veterans Day. Students were given the opportunity to invite special veterans in their lives to attend. Over 60 were invited with over 50 able to attend and be honored! Each veteran was recognized by name and the branch of miliary for which he or she served. Special patriotic and military songs were performed by the Character Choir under the direction of Miss Quist and Mr. Matson. Colors were presented and retired by representatives of Boy Scout Troops 165 & 362, Stephen Holton, Jared Robinson and Jacob Stickle. Mr. Victor Brady, retired Air Force, spoke to students and honored guests about the dedication, sacrifice, courage, honor and selflessness of being a part of the United States military. After the assembly, Mrs. Meek's fourth graders served punch and cookies to our guests. THANK YOU VETERANS!

Winter Sports Schedule

Click here for the Winter Sports Schedule

Upcoming Events

<<November 2015>>