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XCS Foundation Awards Library Resources Funding

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Grants Enhance Library Resources in Xenia Community Schools

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently announced the first round of classroom and library grants, totaling over $9000.00, for the 2014-2015 school year.

This year the Foundation is supporting several library grants.  The largest request was submitted by Xenia Community Schools District Librarian Kay Gerspacher. The application identified the need for funds for biography book purchases. The XCSF has funded similar genre focused book grants in prior years. The Foundation recognizes that need for new reading resources is an integral part of the ongoing educational process.

 The “Reading for Life” grant will provide for the purchase of biographies to be housed in the libraries at the five elementary buildings (Arrowood, Cox, McKinley, Shawnee and Tecumseh) and the two middle schools (Central and Warner). Approximately 2000 3rd to 8th graders will be able to use these new resources for research, reports and reading. The Foundation is providing $4,000.00 to purchase 30-40 books per building.

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XCS Foundation Awards STEM Funding

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Funds “Taking STEM to the Elementary Student”

This ever popular and valuable program enables XHS Chemistry Club members to demonstrate that science can be fun, while encouraging excitement about science at the elementary school level.

Chemistry teacher Bill Richey applied for the $1,200.00 grant. Funds provided by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation pay for resources to train and prepare approximately 110 XHS Chemistry Club students. Those students then present over 21 hands-on experiments to the students at Xenia’s five elementary schools. Advanced chemistry students design and produce a Chemistry Demonstration show that is presented at an assembly for each building. This is followed by individual classroom presentations. Each classroom lesson is aligned with the standards for that grade.

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InTouch Newsletter Arrives in Mailboxes

XCS is extremely excited to have mailed the latest InTouch XCS Newsletter. The District is proud of the many new programs starting in the 2014-15 school year, as well as the expansion of existing programs. If you have not seen a copy of the newsletter, the District encourages you to click "newsletter" and read more about the many things going on in the Xenia Community Schools.

Stuff the Bus 2014

Once again this year, XCS will be having a Stuff the Bus event.  The event is scheduled for August 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Central Office Parking Lot at 819 Colorado Drive.  New this year - there will be a dunk tank to raise funds and provide an incentive from donating. Click here for the flyer.

Please plan to attend this exciting event and bring school supplies for XCS students!

2014-15 Open House Schedules

Xenia Community Schools will be hosting Open Houses at each building in August.  Below is a schedule of those Open Houses.  Bus routes will be posted at each building.  First day of classes for students is August 18.

August 12
Warner Middle School - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

August 13
Xenia High School - 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

August 14
Arrowood Elementary - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cox Elementary - 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Orientation, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.   Grades 1 to 5
McKinley Elementary - 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Back to School Bash 6:30 p.m.
Shawnee Elementary - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tecumseh Elementary - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

School Supply Lists

Below are the 2014-15 School Supply lists.

Arrowood Elementary
Cox Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Shawnee Elementary
Tecumseh Elementary

Central Middle School - 6th grade

Warner Middle School - 7th grade
Warner Middle School - 8th grade


Electric Progam to Save Families Money

Xenia Community Schools is currently contracted with DP&L Energy as our electric supplier through the Educational Purchasing Cooperative (EPC).  One benefit of our agreement with DP&L Energy is the Xenia Community Schools Affinity Program.  This program is being offered to all eligible employees, family and friends. 

DP&L is pleased to offer Xenia Community School employees, family and friends a discount of .2 cents per kilowatt hour from the current standard offers.  This discount is available until August 12, 2014 so if you are interested sign up soon.  You can only sign up online for the program by going to dplenergy.com/xenia.

For every home that signs up, the district will receive $20.  Another $10 will be paid annually if you continue to participate in the program.  If you are already with DP&L Energy, you can still sign up for the Affinity program and the district will receive $10 for your participation. 

If you have questions about whether this is a good move for you, please contact DP&L Energy at 855-268-1672.

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