District News

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.

Xenia After Prom Fundraiser

The Xenia After Prom will be having several fundraiser events at Bob Evans in Xenia thoughout the month of March.  Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales when the flyer is given to the server.  These funds will go toward the After Prom event.

The dates for the fundraising events are below:
March 6 - 8, 2015
- March 13 - 15, 2015
- March 20 - 22, 2015

Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this week's bulletin finds each of you in good health and having enjoyed a snowy weekend. 

PARRC Testing- The first week of PARRC testing went very well.  Student attendance was good, things at the building level were well organized, and all of the computers and technology worked to perfection. Thanks to everyone for making testing work.

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Across America, many people are celebrating the work of Dr. Seuss on his birthday, March 2.  Warner Middle School's librarian, Barb Moorman, organized a poster contest and invited the contestants to a breakfast featuring green eggs and ham.  

Thematic Units at McKinley

Veronica Smith, Fourth Grade teacher at McKinley, uses themes while she teaches Language Arts.  The themes allow her to plan separate activities for students who learn at different paces.  Themes also allow her to embed Social Studies into her lessons.  During the theme about Egypt, students explore informational text about mummies and pyramids.  Other groups read multiple books and compared and contrasted what each book states.  The students were engaged by the video clips with an Egyptian theme, creating pamphlets, writing riddles, and writing with hieroglyphics. 

Motivating Students at Arrowood


Arrowood teachers motivated students to excel on the PARCC Tests with creativity, enthusiasm, and excitement.


African American History at Tecumseh Elementary

The inspirational life of former Wilberforce resident, Colonel Charles M. Young provided the foundation of a history lesson for 4th grade students at Tecumseh Elementary School.  Tecumseh Teacher Stephanie Blackbern gave her students the opportunity to discover that Colonel Young was a military officer, expert mapmaker, musician, and that he lived within Xenia Community School district.

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Financial Literacy Champion

Xenia teacher Donna Shaw (teacher of gifted students) recently received special recognition from the office of State Auditor Josh Mandel. In working with her students, Ms. Shaw discovered that many of the gifted elementary were not exposed to financial literacy until high school. Her grandfather owned a business in Xenia, and she used her experience to expose students to entrepreneurship. Ms. Shaw created an assignment for her students to generate a small business and manage their accounts.

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