District News

Thanksgiving Across the District

Students attended Xenia Community Schools the Monday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving holiday.  The two days of education during the week contained as many academic activities and teachable moments as any other school day.  Teachers and staff members planned various lessons or activities with an underlying theme of gratitude.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds each of you in good health and having enjoyed your weekend.  Last week, November 16-22, was American Education Week 2014.  Thanks for all you do for our kids. Here are a few quotes about teaching:

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  Henry Brooks Adams Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.  Helen Caldicott The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.  Dan Rather There is no word in the English language that I revere more than teacher.  Pat Conroy There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education.  In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race.  John F. Kennedy Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.  Japanese Proverb Whoever first coined the phrase "you're the wind beneath my wings" most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher.  Frank Trujillo In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.  Lee Iacocca

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Displaying Gratitude Toward Our Veterans

This week, families throughout America will gather and take time to reflect on what they are grateful for.  Mr. Bill Phillips, Social Studies teacher for 4th and 5th grade students at McKinley, is a part of a group that we should all be thankful for.  Bill Phillips is a veteran.
 
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Touring the Greene County Parks and Trails

Third grade students at Tecumseh Elementary School students had the opportunity to visit Sara Lee Arnovitz Nature Preserve, a trail operated by Greene County Parks and Trails (GCPT).  Students have enjoyed field trips to the park for several years. 
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XESP Fundraiser

The classified employees (XESP) will be having a fundraiser event at Bob Evans in Xenia on November 28-30 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales when the below flyer is given to the server.  These funds will go toward a scholarship for a graduating senior.

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Exploring at Shawnee Elementary School

At Shawnee Elementary, students are learning about terrariums and aquariums in 5th grade.  Mary Kelly, teacher of science and social studies, provided the necessary resources for students to create their own terrariums and aquariums.  The resources included plant seeds, dirt, rocks, containers, water, and fish.

 

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Financial Aid Night at XHS

The Xenia High School Guidance Department has scheduled Financial Aid Night for Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. in C105.  A representative from Wright State University will conduct the meeting to explain the financial aid process and answer questions about applying for financial aid.  The information presented will be helpful in the financial aid process for any college or university.  Please call the Xenia High School Guidance Office for further information at 562-9915.


XHS Winter Sports Schedule

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PRIDE Certificate at the November Board Meeting

Mr. Halasz was honored for being named to the Ohio Schools Board Association Media Honor Roll.  Mr. Halasz has provided exemplary service to the Community of Xenia and the Xenia Schools by fairly reporting the news with honesty and integrity at all times.


Third Grade at McKinley

The third grade students at McKinley have been busy scientists and scholars.  The three teachers—Mrs. Grimsley, Mrs. Burke, and Mr. Carey—have planned several units of study as a team.  The students became animal scholars by selecting an animal and compiling an informational poster about the animal.  The students dedicated much time, in and out of school, to research the animal and compile a poster.

 

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