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College Credit Plus public high school students MUST declare intent to participate by April 1 Xenia Logo

COLUMBUS, OH, Feb. 15, 2018 – Students intending to participate in the fourth year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2018-2019 school year today (Feb. 15). College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 52,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college. That number grew to nearly 65,000 students in the second year; to date, College Credit Plus participants have saved more than $262 million in college tuition costs.

5th Grade Open House Xenia Logo

All 5th graders and their parents are invited to Warner for an Open House on March 1st at 6:00 pm. We will start off in the gym and then students will have an opportunity to tour the school and meet 6th-grade teachers. 

Pride Certificates at Monday's Board Meeting Kids of Character Feb.

Several Pride Certificates were awarded at the Board Meeting on February 12. Students from Kids of Character, McKinley's Lego Robotic Team, and two high school students who placed 1st in Region 7 Business Professionals of America (BPA). 

Kids of Character: Louella Bond (Preschool), Kyhler Baker (Arrowood), Anna Denton (Cox), Julian Burnett (McKinley), Ephraim Mulindilwa (Shawnee), Gunnar Stephan (Tecumseh), Kaylee Benson (Warner), and Heidi Alex (XHS).

McKinley Lego Robotics Team: (4th grade) Zachary Tolle, Abigail Hutchins, Taylor Walker, Taylor Fuchs, and Trey Greene. (5th grade) Alisha Lindsey, Malaki Gill, Jocelyn Bohn, and Christopher Chandler. Coaches are Tim Carey and Steven Tolle. 

Business Professionals of America Students: Isabell Tettau and Ian Soderquist

WMS Student Wins First Annual Student Section Shootout! Shootout Winner Logan Farris

Logan Farris was the winner of Warner's first ever "Student Section Shootout" at last week's final home basketball game. Students were given the opportunity to shoot a three-point shot for a chance at a raffle ticket. After five minutes of shooting, a winner was chosen out of the pool of participants who made a shot. Logan chose to take home a $15 Google Play gift card! A special thank you goes out to IMPACT for sponsoring the event! Great job Logan and Go Bucs!

Parent Connection Parent Connection

Come join us for our first evening of Parent Connection on Thursday, February 8th from 6:00-7:30 at McKinley. We will meet in the art room and have refreshments and door prizes. We will be reading the book 'Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All About-Me World'. There will be a total of 3 meetings and any Xenia parent/grandparent is invited. 

 

XCS Closed

Xenia Community Schools is closed Wednesday, February 7. 

Spring Mandatory OHSAA Parents Meeting Buccaneers logo

Xenia High School will be holding their mandatory OHSAA parents meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15th for all parents of spring sport athletes grade 7-12 at 6pm in the high school auditorium. This meeting will give parents valuable information on scheduling, paperwork, and a chance to meet with their coach. The meeting should last about 45 minutes. 

"Fight The Frost" XHS National Honor Society Service Project (Collection of New Winter Outerwear)

The Xenia High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is currently conducting their winter service project, "Fight the Frost." From now until the end of January, we are collecting winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, or socks to be distributed to students in need within our district. Items must be new and never worn. Donations can be dropped off in the bin in the XHS Main Office. Please consider donating if you are able, and help a child in need "Fight the Frost!"

Spirit Week at Warner

The following spirit days are planned for WMS:

Monday: PJ Day (no slippers)

Tuesday: Beach Day (obviously dress code applies...)

Wednesday: Sports Day (hats allowed-no cost to wear a hat)

Thursday: Dress to Impress Day (Dress nice!)

Friday: Xenia Colors Day (Royal Blue/White/Xenia shirts, etc.)

The Pep Rally is scheduled for around 1pm on Friday.

We look forward to a great week at Warner!

Invite-Only Parent Teacher Conferences (January 18)

Letters are sent home to invite specific parents or guardians of Warner students in need of further support and focus.  The letter invites parents or guardians to WMS on Thursday, January 18, between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00.  Parents or guardians who attend this important conference will be treated to free entry into the boys basketball game that evening.  We hope to see all of our invited parents or guardians on Thursday.

XCS Closed

Xenia Community Schools will be closed today, January 12 due to the anticipated weather coming to the area. Be safe today! 

Warner Middle School Hosts Chess Tournament! Pictured: Chess champions Israel Mahon-Tirrell and Runacko Tucker

This year, Warner Middle School has added chess to its ever-growing list of student elective courses! Chess is a strategy game which has been in existence for centuries, and has grown in popularity among US students in recent years. It has been demonstrated through studies that chess can increase memory, creativity, and even academic performance! Eighth grade math teacher Bill Veelman teaches one nine-week section of chess each quarter, and student interest and engagement in the course has been extremely high!

 

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January Pride Certificates Pride Certificate Jan

Students were presented with Pride Certificates at Monday night's monthly board meeting. Devon Bottorf(Arrowood), Avery Jackson (Cox), Laryssa Bradley (McKinley), Mackenzie Duncan (Shawnee), Ava Wellman (Tecumseh), Colin Pham (Warner), Breonna Anderson (XHS), and Zain Livers (Preschool). Scott Halasz from the Xenia Gazette was also recognized for his "fair and balanced" reporting about all things XCS! 

Superintendent Update district logo

Lots of activities are happening in Xenia! Keep reading to learn about programs and great staff and students.

XCS Closed district logo

Xenia Community Schools will be closed Friday, January 5.

Superintendent Weekly Update district logo

The following link will take you to a pdf version of the Superintendent Update.  Click here for the update.

XCS 2 Hour Delay for Thursday

Xenia Community Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, January 4. 

AM Preschool is cancelled. 

XCS Foundation Seeking Nominees for 2018 Class foundation logo

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 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. They are due by February 9, 2018. The Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held April 28, 2018, at Tecumseh Elementary. Visit http://www.xenia.k12.oh.us/Content/22 for more information.

December Kids of Character Kids of Character

Students were presented with Pride Certificates at Monday night's monthly board meeting. Jason Austin (Arrowood) is a hard worker, brings a positive attitude, and is a good friend. Nate Long (Cox) shows Cox Shining Star pride each and every day by being a problem solver. Karsyn Vaughn (McKinley) always has a smile and willing to help anyone at any time. Krislynn Roney (Shawnee) is kind and shows respect to others and does an amazing job being patient. Willow Heathco (Tecumseh) is focused on her learning and shows signs of self-control being an example of a PAX leader. Jada McAvene (Warner) is a well-rounded student who achieves academically and plays volleyball, basketball, a member of WEB, Club Impact, Drama Club, and school yearbook. Camron Shanks (XHS) has a positive attitude, amazing sense of humor, and a quick wit, and a leading advocate for special needs students. Owen Stidham (Preschool) is kind to other friends, helpful, and very respectful of others. Congratulations to all these students! 

GWOC Bowling Tournament Girls Bowling

 

Tomorrow morning beginning at 9 am our bowling teams will be participating in the GWOC preseason bowling tournament with the other 19 GWOC schools at Beaver-Vu bowling lanes in Beavercreek.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to see a bowling tournament we invite you to come out and check out this unique high energy experience! Thank you for supporting our athletic teams! 

 

Warner Bookfair Bookfair

Warner Middle School will be having a Barnes & Noble Bookfair Saturday December 9, 2017. Stop by the Beavercreek Barnes & Noble location between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm to help Warner get new books! A percentage of your purchase will benefit our library.

If you can't make it on Saturday December 9, you can still help! Visit BN.COM/bookfairs until 12/13/17 and enter Bookfair ID 12272852 at checkout. Thank you for your support!

GWOC Champions GWOC Champions

Congratulations to coach Meagan Larsen and the Xenia Competition Cheer Squad who won the American South GWOC Championship on Saturday at Fairmont High School!   Great job to all involved.

Warner Fight For the Cause Warner Fight for the Cause

Warner Middle School Raises Money for Cancer Research

 

During the month of September, Warner Middle School’s Student Leadership classes organized a “Fight for the Cause” t-shirt and hoodie sale. Over $5,000 in “Fight for the Cause” items were sold, and $1,178.50 in profits were donated to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. The group donated the money in memory of Carly DeLong, the daughter of XHS teacher Bob DeLong, who passed away from leukemia in September.

Box Tops Box Tops

 

Box Tops for Education and Coke Reward Points

Help our school earn money by bringing in Box Tops for Education and Coke Reward Points.  At the end of each quarter, the top two first period classes with the most points earn a reward party.

Warner Food Drive Food Drive

 

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WMS Holiday Food Drive

The Warner Middle School Food Drive will start on Wednesday, November 1 and run until Thursday, November 16. All canned goods and non-perishable food items will be collected for the FISH Pantry and for WMS Families. We collected 2,649 items last year, and our goal this year will be 3,000 items!

Kids of Character -- November KOC - Nov

Students were presented with Pride Certificates at Monday night's monthly board meeting. Abby Puttin (Arrowood) is responsible and respectful to both adults and peers. Makayli Marinelli (Cox) shows Cox Shining Star pride each and every day by showing responsibility, respect, care, and being a problem solver. Jillian Dameron (McKinley) always has a smile and willing to help anyone at any time. Zoey Elad (Shawnee) is a very thoughtful person thinking of others before herself such as welcoming a new student and being a friend to them. Jordan Stewart (Tecumseh) has self-discipline and is a leader to her classmates. Quinn Lamb (Warner) demonstrates hard work in all her classes and represents her family, Warner, and Xenia every day. Tohi Kim (XHS) is always positive and focused during school causing her classmates to love being around her. Robert Hammond (Preschool) always puts forth his best effort, even on tasks that are difficult. Congratulations to all these students! 

Legal Services - Request for Proposals - Update logo

Xenia Community Schools is accepting proposals from law firms for legal services.  Click here for the RFP. 

Based on questions received: the RFP is still due on Nov. 27 but can be provided to the district in a digital format by the time and date listed. Provide to esoltis@xenia.k12.oh.us.  We would then expect the paper copies to be received by the 29th.  This will give time for mailing since we have the holidays next week.

Special Board Meeting logo

Residents of the Xenia Community City School District are invited to attend a special Board workshop regarding the next steps for the District regarding the financing and construction of school facilities. The workshop will be led by an independent consultant who will review and explain the remaining options available to the community. This event will be help tonight at the Board of Education 819 Colorado Drive from 6 to 8 pm.

Warner Middle School Winter Tryout Info! WMS Logo

Click the article for Winter Sports tryout information. If you have questions, please contact Joshua Newport, Middle School AD at (937) 562-9803 or jnewport@xenia.k12.oh.us - Go Bucs!

 

GWOC South titles! Buccanner logo

Last week three of our sports teams captured GWOC South titles.  Boys soccer, girls soccer, and boys cross country were each crowned champions! These three teams will be invited to "champions dinner"  sponsored by the athletic department this Friday evening at Cox Elementary before the football game catered by City Barbeque.  Congratulations to all athletes and coaches on their accomplishment!

Pride Certificates at October Board Meeting Kids of Character

Students were presented with pride certificates at the monthly board meeting. Kids of Character were Ian Waggoner (Arrowood), Tyson Wilson (Cox), Layton Frazier (McKinley), Trey Uszynski (Shawnee), Maddison Gallagher (Tecumseh), Olympia Wiley (WMS), Cameron Cramer (XHS), and Harper Senter (Preschool). Conner Miller also received a pride certificate for a perfect score on the 7th Grade Ohio Math Test. William Miller had an Excellent Speech-Presentation during the September Board Meeting and was also recognized Monday night. Congratulations to all these students!

Healthy Halloween Hustle 5k Fun Run/Walk Set for October 21st logo

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is hosting the “3rd Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle” in conjunction with Xenia Community Schools. This 5k run/walk is scheduled for October 21st at 9:00 am. The health–focused fun event will begin and end at Shawnee Park. All participants pre-registered by October 11th will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with the event logo.  Registration fees are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students K-12. Children under 5 are welcome to participate in a short “Fun Run” and will receive a participation ribbon and a pumpkin. Online registration is available at xcsfoundation.com and at Xenia Community Schools’ buildings.

2017 Xenia Job Fair logo

XCS is partnering with several groups to host the 2017 Xenia Job Fair at the XHS on Oct. 24, 2017.  This is a great opportunity for our kids to meet with potential employers! The space allows for more companies to participate.  Those in the public looking for jobs are also invited starting at 2 pm. Click here for more info.

Lady Marauders Donate Supplies Lady maruaders

Mrs. Janice Cooper-Harrison Dean of Students at Warner Middle School accepted school supplies donated by the Central State Lady Marauders basketball team. Head Coach Sheba Harris and Assistant Coach Lewis Shine were also a part of this generous donation.

 

Socks for Houston Sock Drive

THANK YOU!  5,782 pairs of new socks were donated across the district for the athletic dept and student council campaign for the Houston victims.  This is truly outstanding, thank you for coming together for this worthy cause! Please see the attached picture with Xenia HS student council and all of the socks boxed up.

Kids of Character -- September Xenia Logo

Students were presented with Kids of Character Certificates at Monday night's Board Meeting. These students exhibit respect, responsibility, and integrity even when no one is watching. Xenia has roughly 4,400 students and only 1 student is chosen per building each month, so it is an honor to be selected. Jayla Howell (ARR), Madilynn Hopson (Cox), Lauren Johnson (McK), Sierra Bice (SHA), Michael VanDyne (TEC), Will Miller (WMS), Jacob Owings (XHS), and Stanley Harrison Jr. (Preschool). Congratulations to all these students. 

Warner Athletics in Full Swing! Bucs Football

The Fall Sports season is in full swing at Warner Middle School! In last week's action, the 7th grade football team defeated Miamisburg 12-6 with a last second touchdown pass from Tremell Wright to Tawfiq Jabbar! The 7th grade Bucs move to 1-1 on the season.

In addition to team success, there have also been some great individual performances by our Warner athletes. Jada McAvene led the 8th grade girls' volleyball team last week with 11 service points and 6 aces in two matches. Dylan Smith of the 8th grade football team brought home "Warner Play of the Week" honors with an incredible 70 yard interception return for a touchdown against Miamisburg!

This week, the girls' volleyball team has three matches, with their lone home matchup taking place on Tuesday, 9/12 against Vandalia. The boys' football team will host Lebanon at Doug Adams' Stadium on Wednesday, 9/13, while the cross country teams heads to the Cedarville Invitational on Saturday 9/16. Good luck to all of our student-athletes this week and GO BUCS!

WMS Interim Fair - Thursday, September 14 Interim Fair

Parents and Guardians, please join us at Warner Middle School anytime between the hours of 4:00 and 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 14, for Interim Fair.  The event allows parents to pick up their child's progress report as we near the half way point of the first quarter.  In addition, parents can have short conferences with their child's teachers to find out what is going well in the learning process and what can be focused on for improvement.  We hope to see all students' parents or guardians at Warner on September 14.  If you have any questions about the event please call Mr. Holop at 562-9804.

Spirit Week at Warner

Show your spirit the week of September 11 - September 15.  The days for the week are:

Monday (9/11) - America Day

Tuesday (9/12) - Twin/Squad Day (dress like a friend or group of friends)

Wednesday (9/13) - Xenia Blue and White Day

Thursday (9/14) - Mismatch Day

Friday (9/15) - PJ Day (no slippers)

The school pep rally will be on Wednesday after lunch.

Houston Strong Sock Drive at Warner! Sock Drive

Warner Middle School, in coordination with the Xenia High School Athletic Department is holding a "Houston Strong" New Sock Drive for flood victims in Houston, Texas. To participate, simply bring a new pair of socks into the main office sock bin between September 5th and September 12th! The entire student body of the school who provides the most socks will will receive a free ticket to any home sporting event! Warner Middle School takes great pride in this opportunity to assist Houston flood victims!

Healthy Halloween Hustle Registration Open HHH logo

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is announcing the "3rd Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle”. The health–focused fun walk/run event will begin and end at Shawnee Park. All pre-registered participants (October 6, 2017) will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with the event logo. Registration fees are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students K-12. Children under 5 are welcome to participate in the one mile Fun Run and will receive a participation ribbon and a pumpkin. Online registration is available at xcsfoundation.com or click here for a registration form.

Sponsors Needed for Healthy Halloween Hustle foundation logo

The Foundation is once again collaborating with Xenia Community Schools, to raise additional funds for our classroom grants program. The event is a 5k fun and health-oriented run/walk on October 21th. The “3rd Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle” will start and end at Shawnee Park with a start time of 9:00 am. School staff, students and community members will be participating.

Free Dental Care logo

Health Partners of Western Ohio has been providing FREE dental care to students in grades 2,3,6 and 7 for Xenia Community Schools for the previous five years.  This year care is being expanded to include every Xenia student.  The dentist and hygienist come to the school and provide cleanings and sealants.  If your child needs care for cavities and/or abscesses, they will be referred to the Five Rivers clinic at the Greene County Combined Health District.  

Yellow dental forms were sent home with every student.  Those forms must be returned your child’s clinic before the first dental visit to your school in October.

If you have questions please contact the clinic in your child’s school.

XCS Names Interim Superintendent logo

The Board of Education members of the Xenia Community Schools have gone through an extensive search process to determine the District’s next educational leader for the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Gabriel E. Lofton has been selected as the new Interim Superintendent and will start with the district on September 11, 2017.  He brings a wealth of educational experience, including serving in his most recent role as an Assistant Superintendent at Cincinnati Public Schools since 2013.

School Cancelled Monday, August 21 logo

Message from Interim Superintendent Christy Fielding - I am sure by now you have heard about the Great American Eclipse happening Monday, August 21. According to NASA's website, the start of the partial eclipse in Xenia begins at 1:02, the max eclipse will be at 2:28, and the end of the partial eclipse is at 3:51. Viewing the phases of the eclipse without the proper glasses can cause major damage to your eyes. Even though looking at the sun is not something we would normally do because it hurts, kids will be more likely to want to look at it for an extended period of time because of the eclipse. Since the time of the eclipse is happening during dismissal of students, Xenia Community Schools has decided to cancel school on Monday as there is no way to protect our students as they are walking or riding a bus home. Staff will use the day for professional development. Athletic schedules are being revised with start times after 4:30. Kindergarten students with the last name A-K will start on August 23. Letters L-Z will start on August 22. All kindergarten students will attend starting August 24. Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness students will begin school on August 22. Safety information for families will be sent home tomorrow so you can discuss with your child or children.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for Grades K-8 logo

XCS is extremely pleased to inform you that XCS will be implementing an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2017-2018.

This is great news for you and your child(ren)! All enrolled students in grades K-8 are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2017-2018 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

Jobs Available logo

If you are looking for a part-time or full-time position, we might have a job for you.

Alpha Omega - custodians 
Aramark - food services - Click here to fill out an application on their website. Currently doing interviews at 819 Colorado Drive.
First Student - bus drivers and aides - currently doing interviews at 921 Yellowstone. Click here for an application.
District positions - any open positions - Click here for job postings

 

Reminder: Fall Sports Parent Meeting - 7/27 Xenia Flag

Reminder: 

Xenia Community Schools will host their mandatory fall OHSAA meeting on Thursday, July 27th at 6pm in the Xenia High School auditorium.  Important information regarding physicals, concussions, Lindsay's Law, athletic participation fees, sports medicine, and the new athletic website will be discussed. This meeting is for all athletes grades 7-12. We look forward to seeing you! Go Bucs! 

 

 
Superintendent Weekly Update logo

I hope that everyone has had a nice weekend and had a chance to relax despite the stormy weather. This will be the final weekly bulletin of the year as it is the final week of school.  I hope that each of you have an enjoyable and safe summer   Thanks to everyone for all you do for our kids.   Please come out this Wednesday evening and attend graduation at the Nutter Center to see and support the students you have worked with over the years.  I am sure they would love to see you.  Here are some of last week's highlights and other important information. 

Managed Food Services Proposals Being Accepted logo

Xenia Community School's Board of Education is accepting proposals for a Managed Food Service Company for a Cost Reimbursable Contract. Sealed proposals marked "Food Service Management Proposal" are due on June 12, 2017 at noon EST to Xenia Community Schools, ATTN Christy Fielding 819 Colorado Drive, Xenia, OH 45385.  Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted. There is a mandatory pre-proposal meeting and walk-through on May 25, 2017 starting at 9:00 am EST at McKinley Elementary 829 Colorado Drive, Xenia, OH 45385. For further information or a copy of the specifications, please contact Christy Fielding at cfielding@xenia.k12.oh.us or by calling 937-562-9002

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

I hope that everyone has had a nice weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Also, thanks to all of the moms for all you do.  I hope that you had a great relaxing day with your families on Sunday.  You do the impossible every day and make it look commonplace.   Thanks to everyone for all you do for our kids.  Hope you have a great week.   Here are some of last week's highlights and other important information. 

Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit WMS logo

WMS is having a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble (Beavercreek) on Saturday, May 13 from 9-5. There will be live performances, cookies, and a book signing. If you cannot attend please look at the flyer for information on how you can still make a purchase to benefit the WMS library. 

Bookfair Flyer

XCSF Invites Grant Applications for 2017-18 foundation

The XCSs Foundation is seeking a 1st round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 31, 2017 will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30, 2017.

Pride Certificates at May Board Meeting Graduates of Distiction

Pride certificates were awarded to several groups at Monday night's monthly board meeting. Xenia's Graduates of Distinction are Christina Bistrek, Anna Brown, Jamea Clark, Michael Graham, Natalie Jones, Amelia Maloney, Peyton McLain, Anna Moore, Mikayla Morris, Kerstin Norris, Hannah Propes, Allison Rapp, Alexis Rickels, Kylie Saner, and Eli Shapiro. Allison Rapp and Sarah Hamer were presented with certificates for being F.F.A. Award Winners. G.W.O.C. Tennis Champions were Chris Brodsky, Evan Brown, Zane Cukovecki, Fred Duncan, Michael Graham, Aaron Harrison, Wade Hutchison, Kenneth Klontz, Dorien Morris, Phillip Nared, and Spencer Titus. Kids of Character for May are Bryson Tuck (Preschool), Blayke Parker (Arrowood), Lana Quattrone (Cox), Nathan LeBlanc (McKinley), Jamarius Vinson (Shawnee), JJ Miller (Tecumseh), Tatum McIntire (Warner), and Zach Darner (XHS). 

Band Meeting Tonight logo

Do you know of students interested in being part of the 2017-2018 XHS Marching Buccaneers? The Xenia Band Boosters meeting is TONIGHT, MONDAY, MAY 8, 7 pm at Xenia High School!!! Marching Band information, officer elections and much more!!! Tell all parents and students interested in our music program to join us! We allow 8th grade students to march, too! Be part of something GREAT this fall!

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend and enjoyed the sunshine after so much rain.  This coming week (May 8-12) is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Tuesday, May 9, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.  This year's theme is "Teachers Deliver".  And you do!  You deliver so much to our students- inspiration, motivation, and ultimately, their futures.  Your work changes the lives of our students every day, and your work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Thanks to everyone for all you do for our kids.  Hope you have a great week.   Here are some of last week's highlights and other important information.

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If you're getting spammed by what appears to be Xenia Community Schools' personnel trying to share a Google Doc with you, these are NOT REAL REQUESTS. DO NOT CLICK TO OPEN. SIMPLY DELETE THEM.

If you did open/allow one of these spam documents, please go to the following website ASAP:

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On that page you will see an app called "Google Docs" listed in there. Please click on it and then "Remove".

The real Google Docs already has permission to your Google account.

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend and you were not negatively impacted by the storms Friday night and Saturday morning.   We have some very special days and weeks ahead of us.  This coming week (May 1-5) is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Monday, May 1st is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  Then, next Tuesday, May 9, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.  Thanks to everyone for all you do for our kids.  Hope you have a great week.   Here are some of last week's highlights and other important information.

Poll Locations Change for a Few

Your poll location may have changed for May 2 where you can vote on the bond issue for a new middle/high school. If you have any questions about your poll location, please contact the Board of Elections.  Click here for the poll location information. 

District Newsletter Hits Homes logo

The spring 2017 newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox.  Just in case you have not received your copy, here is the link.  SPRING NEWSLETTER

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend.  Between the Prom, the Hall of Honor Celebration, the Vocal Ensemble participating at the State Adjudicated event, the Color Run at Warner, and sporting events it was quite busy.  Thanks again for all you do for our kids and have a great week. Here are some of last week's highlights. Please remember to emphasize that all students need to be in school every single day.  At this point in the school year our overall student attendance rate is 93.9%.  Let's work hard to get the students to school every day. They miss school. They miss out!

Bond Issue May 2 3d image

Xenia Community Schools will be on the ballot May 2 for a 4.2 mill bond issue to build a new middle/high school.  The state is providing the district with over $28 million dollars or roughly 40% of the cost of construction.  The district has until August to obtain the local share of the project.  For more information please click on Frequently Asked Questions.

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What a beautiful weekend.  I hope that you were able to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures and find all of the eggs the Easter Bunny hid.  If you traveled I hope that you made it there and back safely.  Thanks again for all you do for our kids and have a great week. Here are some of last week's highlights.

Warner 8th Grade Awards Night award

Warner will host 8th grade awards night on Monday, May 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Awards night will recognize the accomplishments of our 8th grade students this year.  We look forward to a great turnout for this end of the year event.  We are very proud of our 8th grade class!  

WMS 2017-2018 CHEERLEADING CLINICS AND TRYOUTS Cheer

The WMS Cheerleading Clinics and Tryouts will be held in the Warner Gym at the dates and times listed below:  

Thursday, May 11:       Clinics from 2:15 - 4:00 pm  
Friday, May 12:           Clinics from 2:15 - 4:00 pm  
Monday, May 15:         Tryouts from 2:30 - 4:00 pm  

All those interested can pick up a packet from Mrs. McClain or Mrs. Couser.  Any student trying out must have the Athletic Packet signed and completed along with an updated Sports Physical.

Presentations at April Board Meeting Effective School Board Award

The Kids of Character, Xenia High School Vocal Ensemble, and "The Kids Hope USA" Mentors from Shawnee were all recognized at Monday night's board meeting.  Ron Diver and Mark Ewing from the SW Region of OSBA presented the Board of Education with the Gold level Effective School Board award.  31 out of 159 districts received this award. 

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What a beautiful weekend.  I hope that you were able to get out and enjoy it. This week we have a shortened week due to Good Friday.  I hope that it is a good one for you.

Spring Newsletter-  The spring district newsletter will be at the post office on April 21st and should be arriving in homes within three to five days of that date.  It really looks terrific.  It was a team effort with central office administrators submitting articles and Christy laying it out and doing the graphics.

Warner Middle School Baseball Off to 3-1 Start Warner Baseball in Action

The Warner Middle School Baseball Team posted two victories this week to move to 3-1 overall. On Monday, April 3rd, the Bucs defeated Mad River 11-1. Kaleb Anderson-Day got the win, with several Bucs logging multiple hits.  On Tuesday, April 4th, the Bucs continued their hot streak at the plate, defeating Kettering Van Buren 8-5. Gavin Severt had a great all around showing, earning a win at the mound and recording two hits. The Bucs next game will be Monday, April 10th at West Carrollton. Go Bucs!

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Xenia Community Schools is in the process of developing IDEA-B Special Education and IDEA Early Childhood Special Education grant allocations for the 2017-2018 school year.  Discussion is open to how such funds are spent for special education programming.  These funds are allocated for special education students who are eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Persons interested in having input into the allocation of these funds should contact the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel.  Please submit your comments in writing to Dianna Alliod (dalliod@xenia.k12.oh.us) by April 11, 2017.  All comments will be addressed during the public forum scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Xenia Board of Education Conference Room (819 Colorado Dr).

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Xenia Community Schools are always looking for ways to improve.  We are also interested in celebrating what we are doing well!  The District Leadership Team would like to elicit feedback regarding your child's experiences at his or her school.  We will use this information to continue to promote positive relationships with every student, parent, staff, and community member.  The survey is anonymous and will take less than two minutes to complete and is open till April 21.  Thank you for your time!

Survey Link

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Hard to Believe-  I does not seem possible that we are starting the month of April already.  I know that this is a busy time for everyone with testing and everything else going on.   Remember to take time for yourselves and your families.  36 walking teams or 180 walkers begin keeping track of their steps Monday morning.  Make sure you have your pedometer, fit bit, etc. ready to go.

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Spring Break- I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you healthy and having had a very relaxing week with your family and friends.  If you traveled I hope that you made it back safely.  The work you do is very much noticed and appreciated and I hope you have been able to kick back and relax.

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Pride certificates presented to Kids of Character, GWOC Bowling League Champions, and Hank Siefert for participating in State Swimming Tournament.  Congratulations to all of these students!

Kids of Character: Raelynn Warner (Preschool), Ava Wirth (Arrowood), Kallie Hensley (Cox), Marley Spitz (McK), Vivian Calhoun (Shawnee), Nevaeh Flaugher (Tecumseh), Grace Bond (Warner), and Abigail Shinkle (XHS). 

GWOC Bowling League: Evan Adkins, Ryan Day, Zane Eneix, Nick Harbison, and James McDaniel. 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families.  I also hope that with all of the cold and flu going around you are staying healthy.  I hope that everyone has a great week before Spring Break.  Here are a few of the highlights from this past week:    

Bond Issue Update- Why can't we just repair and/or renovate our existing buildings?  According to the State's assessment, the renovations needed for the middle school and high school alone total a cost of over $46 million- well over two thirds the cost of constructing new, up to date, buildings.  In addition, spending millions of dollars to repair these aging buildings would not include any expansion to accommodate current and future enrollment and would not bring them up to a standard needed to prepare students for the 21st century.

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This past week the athletic department launched the "Buccaneer Buddies" Reading program.  This student-athlete led program gets athletes out to the elementary schools to give back.  The program began on Friday at McKinley elementary. The goal is to expand this program throughout the spring.  A special thanks to senior Chris Brodsky who has taken a leadership role in this program.  See the attached pictures of football players Daniel Beam and Meechi Harris along with volleyball player Hannah Propes reading to kindergartners!

Xenia Preschool Registration/Open House Events Scheduled Xenia Logo

Xenia Preschool has scheduled registration for March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.  They have also scheduled an Open House/Registration on April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Click here for additional information. 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families.  I also hope that with all of the cold and flu going around you are staying healthy.  Here are a few of the highlights from this past week:    

Bond Issue Update-  When the new building is built, what will happen to the existing buildings? The Board of Education supports the staff in working with realtors/developers/etc. to find a potential user of either building, partial portions of the building (i.e. maybe a church would like the high school site but only wants to keep the auditorium or gym or maybe some of the classroom spaces), or just the site.  Staff has already been approached by realtors stating how the high school site in particular would make a great location for single family residential housing in Xenia. The school district will work closely with the City to ensure any potential use(s) of the building(s) and/or site(s) are compatible with the existing neighborhoods.  The Board of Education and staff want to achieve a win-win-win for the neighbors of the sites, the community as a whole, and the school district.

XCS Foundation Announces Hall of Honor Class of 2017 foundation

Congratulations are in order for the XCS Foundation Hall of Honor Class of 2017! Six new members will be inducted this year. The Nineteenth Annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony and Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 6:30 PM at Tecumseh Elementary School. The dinner will be preceded by the Third Annual Silent Auction for Grants beginning at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $35.00 each and are available at the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 334 W. Market Street. Call: (937) 372-3591 for more information.

Warner Physical Education Adds Pickleball Unit! Pickleball Unit

Warner Middle School is now playing pickleball in physical education!  Pickleball is a racquet sport similar to a giant game of ping-pong or a small version of tennis.  Like tennis in the 70’s, pickleball is gaining popularity throughout the country, especially in the Pacific Northwest.  Striking skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and teamwork strategies are just some of the components involved in this awesome activity. The previosuly listed skills that are developed and utilized in pickleball also assist students in meeting criteria for Ohio Physical Education Standard 2, Benchmark A, (grades 6-8), and Ohio Physical Education Standard 4, Benchmark A, (grades 6-8).

 

Another great aspect of pickleball implementation at Warner is its connection to the curriculum at Xenia High School, which  has been playing pickleball for over 30 years! When departing middle schoolers become 9th graders, they will already be acclimated to this wonderful sport, and ready to enhance their foundational skills even further.  A special thank you goes out to Mr. Bianco, Mr. Simpson, and Mrs. Kriss for their continued efforts to make the Health and Physical Education department at Warner Middle School impactful for our students!

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families.  I love Ohio. Seventy five degrees and sunny on Friday and 28 degrees and snow on Saturday.  Hope you are staying healthy.   Here are a few of the highlights from this past week:

Community Forum-  Terry Strieter and Kathy Harper from the Greene County ESC will be facilitating an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) community forum in our Board of Education Building this Monday, February 27th, at 6:00 p.m.  We have invited the other school districts in Greene County to join us to spread the word about what the new possible ESSA legislation is going to mean for school districts.  Possible topics include the number of points needed for graduation and the number of tests Ohio requires that the federal government does not.  Hope you can attend and let your feelings be heard. We will summarize the discussion points and sent them to Columbus.  This forum is open to everyone.

Glen Helen - 6th grade Field Trip

Glen Helen is a 6th grade annual field trip open to the first 100 students who sign up and pay the $160 cost for the trip.  The trip gives students a hands-on and visual experience for ecological science over the course of 4 days.  Students spend each night chaperoned in the lodge on the property of the Yellow Springs Ecological Institute.

Please turn in completed forms and a check for $160 made out to Warner Middle School to the main office.  If there are questions, please email Karen Nolen (knolen@xenial,k12.oh.us).  The field trip for the 2017-18 school year has moved up to early fall.  Students who are signed up and paid will be on the field trip from September 5-8.

Click here for printable forms.  

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Xenia Community Schools is on the ballot August 8 for a 4.2 mill bond issue to build a new middle/high school facility.  Passage of this bond issue will permit us to build a new middle school/high school with a 40% discount. The state will be giving Xenia 28.5 million to fund this project.  The state's offer, however, runs out this month.  This new building will eliminate duplicating costly mechanical systems, and it will increase curriculum options for our students.  The building will be located on 106 acres located at the northwest corner of St. RT. 42 and U.S. 35. and will be 13.6% larger than the existing buildings. For more information click on the Facility Plan link to the left of this page. 

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WMS - Important Fall Sports Information Xenia Bucs

Attention Parents and Student-Athletes! 

Fall sports are quickly approaching! See below for important information regarding all of Warner Middle School's fall sports programs! 

Middle School Football:  7th and 8th grade football practices will begin on Tuesday, August 1st at 4pm at the Warner Middle School practice field located between Arrowood and Warner. Our 7th grade staff consists of head coach, Joey Steward, Matt Foubert, and Wayne Severt. Our 8th grade staff consists of head coach Joe Swanson, Steve Short, and Furman Brown. Students must have a physical packet completed prior to the first day of practice. 

Middle School Cross Country: Cross country practice for 7th and 8th grade student-athletes will begin on Tuesday, August 1st and last from 9:00-10:30am at XENIA HIGH SCHOOL. Warner's head coach is Jonathan Binns. Physical packets must be completed prior to the first practice. 

7th & 8th Grade Volleyball: Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade WMS volleyball will begin on Tuesday, August 1st at 6pm in the Warner Middle School gymnasium. Our head coaches are April Hand and MiKayla Hand. Students must have a physical packet completed prior to tryouts. 


If you have any questions regarding fall sports prior to August 1st, please call Assistant Principal, Josh Newport at (937) 206-7131. After August 1st, please call (937) 562-9803. 

Go Bucs! 

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Arrowood - August 14 from 6 to 7 pm
Cox - August 14 from 5 to 6:30 pm
McKinley - August 14 from 6 to 6:30 and Back to School Bash from 6:30 to 8 pm
Shawnee - August 14 from 6 to 7 pm
Tecumseh - August 14 from 6 to 7 pm
Warner Grade 6 - August 8 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Warner Grade 7 & 8 - August 9 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Xenia High School - August 14 from 4 to 7:30 pm
Xenia Preschool - August 17 with AM session from 9:15 to 10:30 am, PM session 12:45 to 2 pm, Kindergarten Readiness from 6 to 7 pm
Xenia Virtual Academy - August 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Change of August Board Meeting Date

At the July Board meeting, the Board of Education approved to change the August Board meeting to August 21 at 6:30 pm due to the many events already scheduled for August 14.  Please note this change.

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WEB 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION - SAVE THE DATE WEB

The WEB 6th grade orientation and transition program  will be held on August 9, 2017 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at Warner Middle School.  This program is designed to welcome and support 6th graders by assigning an 8th grade WEB Leader as a mentor during this first year.  All 6th grade students should receive an invitation by mail before August 1st  and a phone call giving details for the event.  This function is for the students only.  We look forward to meeting your student on orientation day.

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Attention Warner Buccaneers!

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in football for the 2017 season should click the link for important information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Supply Lists for WMS 2017-18 Back to School

Click the link below for the school supply list for each grade:

6th Grade Supply List,   

7th Grade Supply List,   

8th Grade Supply List,   

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Sponsor:  Xenia YMCA
Open Site - Free Meals to Children 18 and Under
Date:  May 30th through August 11th
Location:  Shawnee Park
Time:  Monday through Friday Between 12:00 and 12:30
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