District News

Xenia Schools Two Hour Delay Jan. 30

Due to slick road conditions, Xenia Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Friday, January 30, 2015.  The Student Roundtable has been cancelled.


Vote for Boys Basketball Team of the Week

The Buccaneers Boy’s Basketball team ran their win streak to nine with road wins at Sidney (72-69), Fairborn (54-51) and Springfield Shawnee (65-59). For this accomplishment, they are a nominee for the JJ Huddle/National Guard Team of the week. 

These weekly awards are decided by fan vote.  Click
here to vote for the Boy’s Basketball team.  You may vote as many times as you would like before February 2, 2015.  


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having had a chance to relax over the weekend with your families.  The time is growing near (15 days) for the PARRC Assessments and I know that staff and students are working hard preparing for them.  Thank you for all that you do for kids and our entire Xenia community.

Financial Report Card- In August the state releases the "Academic" Report Card as it relates to student achievement.  Last Friday, the state released its first ever "Financial" Report Card for our school district.  The news is very impressive.  During the 2012-2013 school year our district put 59% of our general fund dollars toward classroom instruction.  For the 2013-2014 school year the district spent almost 71% of its general fund budget on classroom instruction.  The generally accepted rule is that school districts should try to approach the 65% figure.  This was an increase of 12% in one year.  The state also released the per pupil expenditure costs.  For 2013-2014 we spent $8,441 per student which was $900 less than we spent the year before and $1,665 less than the state average per pupil cost.  And at the same time our Value Added (progress) rating went from a C to an A.  Kudos to everyone associated with Xenia Community schools.  This is fantastic news.

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Camping Trip for Central Middle School Students

This week, for three nights and four days, one hundred sixth grade students from Central Middle School embarked on a camping field trip at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. This trip served to familiarize the students with the science and natural history in the largest classroom possible: the great outdoors!

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Chess in the Elementary School

Tim Carey is passionate about teaching reading and math to third grade students at McKinley Elementary School.  Mr. Carey is passionate about creating life-long learners and watching his students leave his classroom with a larger vision of what is possible for their lives. He is also passionate about chess.

 

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Taking STEM to the Elementary Student

High school chemistry teacher, Bill Richey, has created a program known as “Taking STEM to the Elementary Student.” The program exposes elementary students to fields of science. 


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XCS Foundation Seeks Hall of Honor Nominations

The XCSs Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 class of the Xenia Schools Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who was made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  Nominations are due by February 16, 2015. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 18, 2015, at Tecumseh Elementary School.

The nomination process is easy. Simply follow the guidelines listed on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation website (xcsfoundation.com). The format for the application can also be accessed from that page.

Note: Self-nominations are acceptable as well as posthumous nominations.

The nomination(s) can be emailed to admin@xacc.com or mailed to the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, c/o Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, 334 West Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385.

The Hall of Honor display is located at Xenia High School. The display honors those who have made significant contributions. It also serves as a motivator for current students to realize the value of the education they are receiving, as well as their responsibility to make a significant difference in their world.


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