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Summer Boot Camp for high school students summer boot camp
Pre-Participation Sports Physicals Now Available phsyicals and ECGs

Kettering Sports Medicine and Soin Medical Center are offering pre-participation physicals and sports heart screenings. 

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The Summer Reading Bus is coming to McKinley Elementary!

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May Kids of Character may kids of character

Eight students were honored as Kids of Character at the May Board of Education meeting.

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Summer School Registration Information
For students in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Summer School, registration will run through Tuesday, May 29.  If interested, please contact your guidance counselor for further information. Payment can be made at your home school.
Graduation Ceremony Details

Xenia High School’s graduation takes place this evening, May 23 at Wright State University’s E.J. Nutter Center at 7:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it to graduation tonight but would still like to watch it, please use this link: http://www.wright.edu/streaming and click on the WSU TV stream link.

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The Class of 2018 will receive their diplomas May 23. 

District to create Visioning Committee to address Building and Academic Needs reszied logo

"The need for a renewed approach to master facilities planning for our school system, created and driven by community stakeholders, is critically important in the coming months," said Dr. Gabe Lofton, Superintendent.

Preschool Field Day Rescheduled to May 23 ps field day reschedule

Xenia Preschool's Field Day will be held Wednesday, May 23, not May 15 as originally scheduled. 

PARENT SURVEY

Parents, please open this article and take a few minutes to complete a quick 10 question survey that will help our school and district measure progress we are making and determine areas we need to improve.  Click the green words 'SURVEY LINK' when this article is open to complete the survey.  When done, click 'SUBMIT'.  Thank you!

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Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week - Mrs. Comer & Mr. Gray teacher app T post

Join us as we celebrate Teacher Apprection Week and highlight a few of Xenia's exemplary educators. Today we're highlighting Mrs. Comer and Mr. Gray. 

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Join us as we celebrate Teacher Apprection Week and highlight a few of Xenia's exemplary educators. Today we're highlighting ROBIN SAYLOR and JULIE SCHEERCHMIDT.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week - Mrs. Pagett & Mrs. Phipps teacher app TH post

Join us as we celebrate Teacher Apprection Week and highlight a few of Xenia's exemplary educators. Today we're highlighting BRANDI PAGETT and BRITTANY PHIPPS.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week - Ms. Lewis & Mrs. Linsenbigler teacher appreciation comer and gray

Join us as we celebrate Teacher Apprection Week and highlight a few of Xenia's exemplary educators. Today we're highlighting ADRIENNE LEWIS and PAULA LINSENBIGLER.

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Xenia's youngest business owners will be selling their products at the XTAR Young Entrepreneurs' Project Showcase May 3. 

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Summer School & Bootcamp begin in June

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Ohio State Testing Schedule for WMS

State testing will take place at Warner Middle School on the following days and times:

Wednesday, April 11 - all students will take part #1 of the ELA state test.  Students will be in testing locations from 7:40 until approximately 10:00.

Thursday, April 12 - all students will take part #2 of the ELA  state test.  Students will be in testing locations from 7:40 until approximately 10:00.

Tuesday, April 24, 8th grade students will take part #1 and #2 of the Science state test.  Students will be in testing locations from 7:40 until 10:30.

Wednesday, May 2, all students will take part #1 of the Math state test.  Students will be in testing locations from 7:40 until approximately 9:30.

Thursday, May 3, all students will take part #2 of the Math state test.  Students will be in testing locations from 7:40 until approximately 9:30.

Comments sought on IDEA Funds for 2018-2019
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Training for Suicide Prevention
Intra-district Open Enrollment open until May 4
District receives financial reporting award
Parent Connection Mtg - March 8th Parent Connection

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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!

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.

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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Superintendent Weekly Update district logo

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

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 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.

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.

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! 

 

 
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.  

Hall of Honor Class of 2018 hall of honor cover photo

Five to be inducted into this year's Hall of Honor at the 20th annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony and Dinner April 28, 2018. 

Bond Issue Information logo

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. 

School Board earns Gold Level Award for Leadership
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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.

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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Open House Schedule logo

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

STEAM Day for Elementary Gifted Students steam day
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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XHS students win third place in BPA competition

 

 

Cox Elementary School Principal Inducted into Hall of Fame Lisa Peterson photo
Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Hall of Honor Class of 2018

Inductees to be honored at the 20th Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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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.

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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.