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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.

Warner Middle School Football Information Xenia Flag

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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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

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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
USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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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). 

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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!

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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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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. 

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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

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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!

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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!

IDEA Funds - Comments Wanted logo

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).

Parent Survey - Please take 2 minutes logo

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.

Pride Certificates at March Board Meeting Xenia Logo

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.

Buccaneer Buddies Reading Program athletic logo

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.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having an enjoyable extended weekend relaxing with your families.  It also looks like another week of warmer than normal temperatures ahead of us.   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 on 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. This forum is open to everyone.

Hamvention Coming to Town - May 19 School Closed logo

Xenia will welcome Hamvention to our community for the first time ever this year. Hamvention will be taking place May 19-21. Since this is the first year of Xenia hosting it, we want our students to have the opportunity to take advantage of all of the sessions associated with this program. We also anticipate a large number of people from outside the city coming to Xenia for the convention. Thus, the Board of Education has decided to cancel school on Friday, May 19th. Teachers will be involved in professional development programs on this day. We are excited about what Hamvention can mean to our city. Additional information will come regarding student tickets to the convention and any other opportunities that may be available.

WMS Leukemia & Lymphoma Pennies for Patients Drive Pennies for Patients

Warner Middle School is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers.  We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, etc.) at WMS join in this effort of raising awareness and collecting funds to benefit the mission of LLS: to find cures for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone loses their battle.  Thanks to the support of people like you, doctors are getting closer to finding a cure every day! In the 1960’s the 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with “ALL” the most common form of leukemia went from a mere 3% to nearly 90% today!  Your support is critical to help us find a cure and we hope you will join us in the fight against blood cancers!

Click Here for Calendar of Events for 2/13/2017 - 3/17/2017

Pride Certificates at February Board Meeting Xenia

Several groups and individuals were recognized at the monthly board meeting Monday night.  Several band students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event held Sat. Jan. 28 at Stebbins High School.  The Kids of Character students were recognized once again this month from each building.  The Student Council provides overall leadership to Xenia High School planning some activities such as Homecoming, Spirit Week, Prom, and this year delivered over 300 Baskets for Battle to five area hospitals-Dayton Children's Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, Soin Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  The boys and girls GWOC champion swimmers were recognized.  Finally, 9 bus drivers were recognized for having provided over 256 years of service to our district. 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having had an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families.  It also looks like another week of up and down temperatures ahead of us. I am not sure if we are ever going to see a significant snowfall this winter.  Here are a few of the highlights from this past week:

Black History Month-  Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month".  We owe the celebration of Black History Month to Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  He established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, and a year later founded the widely respected Journal of Negro History.  In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American History.  Dr. Woodson chose the second week of February as Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abram Lincoln.   In honor of Black History Month, Honors US History classes have written biographies on important African Americans in history.  Those bios are being read on the morning announcements each day.  Between classes they are also playing music pertaining to the civil rights era. Black History Projects are also hanging in Kroger.  "Hidden Figures" are there from students in Mr. McKinley's 3rd grade and Mrs. Latimer's 5th grade classes.

LIBRARY NEWS: READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK & DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Read Across America

Warner students are encouraged to participate in Read Across America Week by bringing their favorite book to the library for silent reading on February 27, 28 and March 1 from 7:00 - 7:15 am each day.  Those students who participate can enter their names in a drawing for a chance to have a breakfast of green eggs and ham, donuts and juice to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.  The birthday celebration will be on Thursday morning, March 2nd (Dr. Seuss' birthday) in the library.  Winning students will be able to invite  one of their teachers to join them.  

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having had an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families and that your team will win the Super Bowl.  It also looks like another week of up and down temperatures.  I have heard many positive comments about the professional development day on Friday.  All of the sessions were extremely valuable but people I spoke with really enjoyed the vertical alignment discussions.  Here are a few of the highlights from this past week:

Congratulations Dr. Dillaplain-- Dr. Robert P. Dillaplain is the recipient of a 2017 OSBA Award of Achievement.  This award reflects his true commitment toward public education and the importance he attaches to his role on the Xenia School Board.  Of the more than 3,400 board members in Ohio, only 65 are receiving this honor.  He will be honored at the Southwest Region OSBA Spring Conference on March 14. Board Members Cheryl Marcus and William Spahr have also earned this award in the past.  Thank you for your commitment to our district and our kids.

Warner Open House For Current 5th Graders

Warner Middle School is having Open House for current 5th grade students and parents.  The event will be on Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the gym.  The evening event will allow parents and students to see and learn about the school and staff.  In addition, parents will have a special guest speaker while students explore and connect with the school with our current 7th grade leadership students.  I look forward to an informative, exciting event to showcase Warner Middle School.  The evening event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.  Click "View All" to see a schedule for the event. 

NJHS Induction - February 9, 2017 njhs

The Warner National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony will be on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  The event will be held in the cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m.  Students who were accepted into the NJHS were notified of the event and are expected to attend.  We look forward to celebrating the success and hard work of our inductees!

College Credit PLUS Info Meeting

XHS COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATIONAL MEETING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

As required by State of Ohio Department of Education, the Xenia High School Guidance Office is hosting a College Credit Plus Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Bob Hope Auditorium. College Credit Plus is a program that gives students in grades 7 – 12, an opportunity to be enrolled in both high school and college course work at the same time. In order to participate, students must qualify academically, and Xenia Community Schools will bear all tuition costs.  Click "View All" for the remainder of the information.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having had an enjoyable weekend relaxing with your families.I also believe that winter is now here to stay with us for a while. Many good things continue to happen in our school district.  Here are just a few of the highlights.

Cox-  Congratulations to Allyson Merriman in Mr. Schell's class.  Her award winning drawing of the City of Xenia is now being displayed on the billboard located on Rt 42 east heading toward Wilberforce.  Cox students are really enjoying working with the robots in Mr. Ryan's Digital Literacy class.  They are learning to program and maneuver them.  Mrs. Calhoun's kindergarten students are now working with the Dash robots in class thanks to receiving grant money for STEAM projects.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and relaxing with your families. I also hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend and enjoying the springlike temperatures.

Hall of Honor Nominations-  Just a reminder that nominations for the Hall of Honor for the Xenia Community Schools Foundation 2017 Class are being accepted until February 3, 2017. Nominees should be graduates of XHS who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 22, 2017 at Tecumseh Elementary School.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and avoiding the flu and sickness that is going around. I also hope that you are having a relaxing and enjoyable extended weekend.

Martin Luther King Jr-  Monday, January 16, 2017 we observed the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, an American who spent his life advocating for equality in education, career opportunities, justice, and civil rights.  Dr. King was a very bright student and talented speaker.  When he was nineteen he graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a BA degree in Sociology.  In 1951, he graduated from the Crozer Theological Seminary with a BA of Divinity, which qualified him to become a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.  Dr. King also received his Ph.D in Systematic Theology from Boston University in 1955.  He was awarded five honorary degrees, was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1963, and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

XCS on 2 Hour Delay Wednesday

Wednesday, January 11 - XCS is on a 2 hour delay. AM preschool is cancelled.

Pride Certificates Awarded at Board Meeting Lego Robotics

The McKinley Lego Robotics Team demonstrated their work at the monthly board meeting Monday night and also received Pride Certificates. The team has participated in some local competitions.  Members of the team are Austin Alvarez, Kaylee Benson, Hannah Fultz, Blake Hughes, Trenton Lee, Alisha Lindsay, Ben Pulfer, Sophie Robinson. The advisors are Timothy Carey and Travis Klosterman. Pride Certificates were also presented to 22 Xenia High School football players for having the top 22 GPA's on the team. The team was ranked 10th Academic All-Ohio team. Kids of Character from each school were also recognized. 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and avoiding the flu and sickness that is going around. I also hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable winter break.    

Hall of Honor Nominations-  Just a reminder that nominations for the 2017 Class of the Xenia Schools Hall of Honor are being accepted until February 3, 2017. Nominees should be graduates of XHS who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 22, 2017 at Tecumseh Elementary School.

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I hope that each of you have had a relaxing winter break with your families. We have had an exceptional first half of the 2016-2017 school year. It is impossible to mention all of the highlights for the first half of the year, but here are a few of them.  Thanks so much for all you do for our kids.     

Our student enrollment remains high.  We have 4,488 students enrolled in the district.  The state's prediction was that we would have 4,283 students.  Thus, we are operating with approximately 200 more students than expected.

For the first half of the current school year our school district's revenues have exceed our expenditures by $1,184,160.

WARNER MIDDLE SCHOOL IN THE SNOW warner in the snow

The first snowfall of the winter.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and staying safe and warm.  I think that after a wonderful fall, winter has finally arrived for good.  Thank you for all you do for our students each and every single day.    

Hall of Honor Nominees-  The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 class of the Xenia School's Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  Nominations are due by February 3, 2017.  The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 22, 2017 at Tecumseh Elementary School.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Make Huge Donation

XCS appreciates the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for their care and support to the children of Xenia through their donation of 250 back packs. These include over 4,200 school supplies such as pens, pencils, calculators, notebooks and other educational items. The donation comes from chapters in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Wilberforce. The Wilberforce Chapter, Rho Omega, hosted the cluster and chose the students of XCS as the beneficiary of this gift. As a brief history of the organization, AKA Sorority was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, a prestigious HBCU. In 2008, the organization celebrated 100 years and is comprised of empowered women who advocate for social change that results in equality and equity for citizens throughout the world. This gift comes at the perfect time as we celebrate this holiday season of giving. The ladies representing Rho Omega's AKA: Lugene Bailey, Marsha Bayless, Rosanna Jivens, Shannon Moore, Ericka Williams and Golden Member Dr. Nodie Washington.

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XCS on 2 Hour Delay Thursday

Due to the anticipated wind chill temperatures XCS will be on a 2 hour delay Thursday, December 15. There will be no AM preschool.

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Kids of Character certificates were presented at Monday night's board meeting. Tucker Lamb (preschool) is a great peer to all the students in class.  Ava Ours (Arrowood) works hard and is respectful to classmates and adults.  Emma Johnson (Cox) is responsible and dependable.  Ezra Mackiewicz (McK) leads with example, with enthusiasm, and has a great sense of humor.  Ella Vaught (Shawnee) is a part of the news crew requiring lots of responsibility and trust.  Houda Loukssi (Tecumseh) comes to school prepared and eager to learn.  Joshua Patterson-Westfall (Warner) is a member of NJHS and WEB.  Alexandra Fellie (XHS) is driven in her school work and her pursuit of knowledge.  The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented back packs to the board for students.  Members are Rosanna Jivens, Lugene Bailey, Mayor Marsha Bayless, Ericka Williams, and Shannon Moore. 

IMPACT Club Making an Impact in Xenia

On Friday, Dec. 9 WMS's IMPACT Club read and made snowman ornaments with the kindergarten classes at Arrowood Elementary.  They even got a visit from Santa.  The same group also made roughly 30 blessing bags for the homeless here in Xenia.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and staying warm.  I think that after a wonderful fall, winter has finally arrived.  Thank you for all you do for our students each and every single day.    

Hall of Honor Nominees-  The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 class of the Xenia School's Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  Nominations are due by February 3, 2017.  The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 22, 2017 at Tecumseh Elementary School.

Xenia Boys and Girls Basketball to play at Benner Field House Dec 17? athletic logo

Dec. 17 will be a throwback to the good ole days at Benner Field House. Some people ​will even remember it being referred to as the "Snake Pit". Xenia boys and girls high school basketball programs will play an "American South" league game vs West Carrollton at historic Benner Field House.

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XCSF Accepting Nominations for Hall of Honor xcsf

The XCSF is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 class of the Xenia Schools Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be graduates of XHS who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who was made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.  Nominations are due by February 3, 2017. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 22, 2017, at Tecumseh Elementary School.

The nomination process is easy. Simply follow the guidelines listed on the XCSF website (xcsfoundation.com). The format for the application can also be accessed through the Hall of Honor section. The form is available on the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce website “Forms and Flyers to Download” area. Note: Self-nominations are acceptable as well as posthumous nominations.

The nomination(s) can be emailed to admin@xacc.com or mailed to the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, c/o Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, 334 West Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385.

The Hall of Honor display is located at XHS and honors those who have made significant contributions. It also serves as a motivator for current students to realize the value of the education they are receiving, as well as their responsibility to make a significant difference in their world.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed your first week back with the students after the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for all you do for our students each and every single day.     

Board Member Opening- There are five applicants who have expressed a desire to fill the open position on the Board of Education.  The four remaining Board Members will be interviewing candidates this week and hope to name a replacement for Mr. Gil Esparza at their next regular board meeting which takes place on Monday, December 12.  

Student Enrollment-  Our student enrollment remains high.  We have 4,488 students enrolled in our school district as of last Friday.  The state's predictions were that we would have 4,283 students.  Thus, we are operating with approximately 200 more students district wide than expected.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and you enjoyed a wonderful week with your families. 

Board Member Opening- Board of Education Member Gil Esparza has taken a new job out of the State of Ohio and thus is leaving the Board.  His resignation was effective November 18.  We are now looking for someone to replace him.  If you  know of someone who might be interested, please let them know of this opening. Final date to apply is December 2. Additional information is on the district website.

Facilities Plan-  At a special Board of Education Meeting last Wednesday the Board approved moving forward with the same facilities plan as we had on the ballot in November.  The $28.5 M from the State of Ohio is available until August. It would go away at that point if we cannot raise our local share.

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Warner Winter Athletic Schedules

Click each link to see the up-to-date winter sports' schedules for WMS:

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Wrestling

December Brings Winter MAP Testing to Warner MAP

MAP testing has become a common occurance for the students and staff in Xenia.  The testing is an internal tool the teachers and district use to determine how our students are progressing throughout the year with learning and growth.  Tests are given to Warner students in the area of math and reading three times a year.  

Warner Middle School is striving to be the best school in the district and has established a challenging goal related to MAP testing.  WMS staff is focused on getting 75% percent of our students to meet or exceed their individual projected year's growth during winter or spring testing.  Reaching or exceeding projected growth indicates a student is progressing at or above expected learning for the year in both areas.  MAP testing is used across the nation and has a predictability level for state testing and ACT scores.  Please encourage your child to take their time and try their best on these upcoming tests!

Warner Middle School Hosts 6th Grade Social

Warner's 8th grade WEB leaders created a social for our 6th grade students that took place on Friday, November 18.  The event included games, dancing and food.  The event is a continued effort by our student leaders to make the climate at Warner Middle School the best in the district.  A special thanks goes out to teacher WEB advisors for supporting our 8th grade leaders with this concept.  The advisors for WEB leadership are Mr. Shirley, Mrs. McClain, and Mrs. Nolen.  Warner student leaders and staff are creating a school that generates pride and nurtures their own!

WMS SCIENCE STUDENTS DESIGN AND BUILD PENDULUMS

Students in Mrs. Thompson's Science class were given the task to design and build their own pendulums.  The goal of the assignment was to determine if the length of the pendulum or the mass of the pendulum affected the period.  Students worked in groups to come up with their design and many used their own materials to create the pendulums.  It was a very successful activity as the students were able to be creative, work cooperatively and apply all the physics concepts they had just studied.

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On November 18, 2016, there will be a vacancy on the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education due to a Board member's resignation. The remaining four members of the Board are required to appoint a replacement member to fill this vacancy on or before the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, which is December 12, 2016. This vacancy is for the remaining year of the unexpired term vacated by the resignation.

Interested citizens must deliver their letter of interest to:
Mr. Eric Soltis
Attn: Board Vacancy
Treasurer/CFO Xenia Community Schools
819 Colorado Drive
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Letters of interest will be accepted until December 2, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

The letter of interest must be no longer than two pages and include the candidate's resume, the strengths the candidate will bring to the Board, and how the candidate sees the Board moving the District forward.

During a Special Board Meeting executive session on December 5, 2016 at 7 p.m., all letters of intent will be reviewed. Following the review, the Board will select candidates for an interview to be scheduled December 7 or 8 at 6 p.m. There will be a press release to inform the public which candidates will be scheduled for an interview.

During the regular meeting of December 12, 2016, the candidate to be appointed to the Board seat will be announced and sworn in.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. It is so hard to believe that it is almost Thanksgiving and we are still enjoying such nice weather. 

Board Member- I want to wish the best of luck to Board of Education member Gil Esparza.  Gil has accepted a new position in Texas and he has resigned from the School Board effective November 18. He has been a tremendous asset to our district and has been a staunch supporter of children.  We will miss him.

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Message from Superintendent Morrison - Obviously we are disappointed in yesterday's election results for our bond issue. I want to reach out and thank everyone who worked on and supported the campaign and voted for the bond issue. I am not discouraged this morning but rather encouraged. You may remember that we did a survey back in June and the results showed that we would be defeated by a 58% to 42% margin. We did not want to leave $28.5 M on the table without at least trying. The final vote count yesterday was 8,593 votes against and 7,745 in favor. The percentage was 52.6% to 47.4% Thus, with your help we truly made a lot of progress in narrowing that gap. I want to thank those of you who wrote letters to the editor, spoke to their neighbors, participated in our door to door campaign, made donations, put out signs or placed them in your own yard to show support, walked in the literature drop, helped with absentee balloting, signed your name for the ad in the paper, hosted a coffee or did anything else to support the issue. We are all proud of Xenia Schools, and we want the best for our kids. Thank you again for your hard work.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. It is so hard to believe that it is November and we are still enjoying such nice weather.  

Veterans Day-  In the United States, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11.  This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the World War 1 hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.  Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. I would like to thank all of our Veterans for their service.  Many of our schools are holding special assemblies or programs to remember our Veterans this coming Friday.

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At Monday's November board meeting, Pride Certificates were given to Kids of Character, Eagle Scouts, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologies Award of Excellence, and Constitution Day Class Projects.  Kids of Character were Jose Kirk (preschool), Immanuelle Grant (Arrowood), Mariah Smith (Cox), Lily Neff (McKinley), Jiya Kaushal (Shawnee), Kamara Bailey (Tecumseh), Tori McPherson (Warner), and Julia Beeker (XHS).  Robert Rowland and Stephen Holton were the Eagle Scouts who were recognized.  The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologies Award of Excellence was awarded to Alexis Rickels.  Teachers receiving a Pride Certificate for the Constitution Day Class Projects were Amber Baker and Becky Sexten (Arrowood), Lauren George, Deb Holmes, Danielle Kubasky, LaShann Latimer (Cox), Jim Lamb, Missy Nix, Missi Sanders (Shawnee), Rochelle Lyons and Leigh Ann Meeks (Tecumseh), and John Miller (XHS). 

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The District newsletter should be arriving at home. If you have not seen it yet, click the link below.

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous. We have had beautiful weather all fall but I believe our run of good luck is about to come to an end.  Enjoy it while it is still here.

Barnes and Noble-  The Elementary Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Beavercreek is Saturday, November 19.  The XHS Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Beavercreek is Saturday, December 3.

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Winter Sports Parent Meeting athletics

XHS and WMS will be having the OHSAA mandatory parents meeting for all winter sports grades 7-12 on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in the XHS auditorium. This meeting will provide parents with winter schedules and all of the requirements and expectations for their student athlete as they get set to begin the winter sports season.

WMS HALLOWEEN DANCE AND COSTUME DAY Halloween

When:  October 28, 2016
Time: 2:15-3:45 pm
Sponsored by: IMPACT
Cost: $3.00 
Limited to 400 tickets SOLD AT LUNCH
Where:  Cafeteria and Gym
It's a Costume Dance::
Games & Prizes: Scavenger Hunt, Bobbing for Spiders, Dance Contest, Costume Contest (Funny/Creative/Superhero/Nerd/Sports) 

COSTUME DAY!!! -  Money raised will go to support needy families for Thanksgiving.
October 28, 2016
Wear a Costume!!! $1.00
Rules:  NO CLOWNS!!  NO Masks, NO Weapons, NO Full Face Paint
All Costumes must be school appropriate!

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous. It is hard to believe that the first grading period is already complete.  Student attendance for the district for the first quarter was 95.1%.  Nice job to our students and parents for being present every day possible.

Chipotle Fundraiser- The Xenia Educational Support Professionals will sponsor a fundraiser on October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Xenia Chipotle. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales if you present a flyer.  Dine to make a difference and thank you for your continued support.

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Fall Sports Awards & Winter Parent Meeting Scheduled! Bucs Logo

Attention Parents: 

Warner Middle School's 2016 Fall Sports Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 7:00-8:30pm. We will begin promptly at 7:00pm in the cafeteria as a group for opening remarks. Teams will then divide into designated locations for team awards and recognition. More information on this event will be sent home with your student-athlete on Wednesday, 10/19. 

For any students interested in winter sports, there will be a parent/player meeting on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00pm in the Xenia High School auditorium. Nathan Kopp, High School Athletic Director, will discuss eligibility requirements, paperwork, and other important items. 

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Newport at (937) 562-9803. Go Bucs! 

Warner Middle School Honors 8th Grade Student-Athletes and Parents Warner Cheerleaders and Their Parents

Warner Middle School recently honored 8th grade student-athletes and their parents during the final home volleyball and football games of the season. Each student-athlete was recognized for their dedication and commitment to Xenia athletics. Athletes from the football, volleyball, cheer, and cross country teams were honored. During the presentation, parents and guardians stood side-by-side with their child, while each athlete's favorite memory of the season was announced. Each athlete was presented with a flower and an appluase. Congratulations to all of our fall athletes! 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. This coming week is National School Bus Safety Week. I want to thank everyone in transportation for keeping our kids safe.

XHS- Congratulations to Robby Rowland, a freshman at XHS.  Robby just earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Less than 4% of all Scouts earn this highest rank.  Great job. A huge thankful Thursday goes out to the Xenia Community Schools Foundation which generously provided the funding to allow our high school to partner with Muse Machine.  Last Thursday Black Box Improv Theatre performed Madness Behind the Method.  The performance was hilarious and our students were a fantastic audience.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.

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National School Bus Safety Week bus

Next week is National School Bus Safety Week. Here are a few facts about First Student Xenia. 3,440 Xenia students are transported daily according to the average taken from last week's count.  3,680 miles are driven daily or 673,440 miles per year per the T-1 report.  Among the 441 First Student locations nationwide, First Student Xenia ranks 12th (1st among all suburban locations) in the categories of Operational Performance, Fuel Management, Fleet Utilization, Maintenance and Safety.  We rank 1st in preventable accidents and injuries (0 for 2016) and 1st in maintenance PM compliance.  First Student Xenia was also selected as the first ever location to introduce the FirstView bus tracking app for its parents and staff.  We anticipate roll out to begin early January 2017.  Beta testing is underway now.  What an impressive record! Kudos to all of our transportation folks for keeping our kids safe!  And they are saving the district money!

Teacher Professional Development Day Teachers PD

On September 23, Xenia students were not in school, but the teachers were meeting in grade level teams discussing their pacing guides, curriculum maps, and common asssessments.  Another professional development day is scheduled for October 21. 

Pride Certificates at October Board Meeting Xenia

Pride certificates were presented at last night's monthly board meeting to Xenia's Kids of Character and the Marching Band Senior Members. State Representative Ohio House 74 Bill Dean was present and helped congratulate all of these students! Congratulations and keep up the good work! 

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. This coming week is National School Lunch Week.  We are so blessed here in Xenia to have Charlene Landis and all of our "lunch ladies" in our school buildings.  They not only do a terrific job of preparing nutritious and tasty meals, but they also take a special interest in each of our children.  Great job Ladies! Thank you for all you do.

Student Enrollment-  Our student enrollment numbers continue to look good.  Currently we are 205 students over the state projections. Nice job everyone.  People are coming to Xenia for the schools!

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The final Neighborhood Night Out for the year is scheduled for Oct. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The event will be held in the parking lot of Shawnee Elementary. This event is a partnership with Greene Memorial and the City of Xenia.  We hope to see everyone at this last NNO event!

Community Trunk or Treat trunkortreat

Xenia Community Schools in partnership with the City of Xenia and Greene Memorial Hospital will be hosting Trunk or Treat on October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Elementary.  This is a safe, free event for the community.  Dress up in costume and trick or treat.  The rain date will be October 27.

Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

The Warner Middle School Parent Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the Warner library.  The meeting will focus on student and staff support for the month of October.  Please consider attending the event and getting involved with Warner Middle School.

WMS Principal Message has been updated

Click the principal's message to the left to get insight into the beginning of the school year at Warner Middle School.

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I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend. It was nice to see the sunshine return again after all the rain that visited us last week. It appears that we have a very nice week ahead of us weather wise.

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Warner 8th Grade Defeats Northmont Head Coach Ty English

Last week, the Warner Middle School 8th Grade Football Team defeated Northmont Middle School in dominating fashion. The team took control early on, and took a 30 point lead into halftime. The Bucs were led on the offensive end by Quarterback Stephen Shampton, who had a great week of practice leading up to the game. Kevin Johnson led the Bucs on the defensive side of the ball with an interception and several other big plays. The Bucs next face Springfield on the road this Wednesday at 5:30pm. The game will be a 7th and 8th grade doubleheader! Go Bucs!

Spaghetti Dinner - Free to the public

XCS will host a Community Spaghetti Dinner at WMS on Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Several school groups will be performing.  Dinner is free.

4:50 p.m. Preschool class singing songs
5:00 p.m. Warner Choir
5:15 p.m. High School Cheerleaders
5:15 p.m. PLTW Presentation
5:30 p.m. Warner 7th and 8th Grade Band
5:45 p.m. Michael Jubara Science Demonstration
6:00 p.m. High School Choir Ensemble
6:15 p.m. McKinley LEGO Robotics
6:30 p.m. Individuals singing, dancing & playing drums
7:00 p.m. Members of High School Marching Band
7:15 p.m. Members of the High School Jazz Band//Drum Line
7:30 p.m. Xenia High School Hip Hop Team
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Warner Students Artwork on Display

Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying the "fall like" temperatures.  It is hard to believe that we are almost to the end of September. I went to almost every building in the school district and sat in on many of the professional development sessions.  My heart soared as I saw the excitement staff members had for learning new ways to impact children and for sharing their ideas with others.  Our kids are certainly very lucky to have such dedicated professionals such as yourselves working with them every single day.  Special thanks to Dr. Sabrina Woodruff, Andrew Huber, Dena Doolin, and Diana Alliod for putting this fantastic day together,  Special thanks also to all our staff members who led sessions.

Community Spaghetti Dinner- On Tuesday, October 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. our district will be hosting a Community Spaghetti Dinner at WMS.  I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the spaghetti and watch many of our talented student groups perform.  The event is free.

Homecoming Court Announced

 

Xenia's homecoming is this weekend. The program at Friday's game will feature this picture and the homecoming court and king and queen will be announced before the game at approx. 6:30. Students pictured from left to right are: Destiny Giles (9th), Jalen Robinson (9th), Daia Nelson (10th), Trace Howdyshell (10th), Ariana Clemens (11th), D'Metri Harris (11th), Tanisha Jackson (12th), Kimani "Frank" Hicks (12th), Hannah Propes (12th), Kyle Hollen (12th), Amelia Maloney (12th), Eli Shapiro (12th), Miah Qumsieh (11th), Micah Adams (11th), Hannah Wilcox (10th), Christian Severt (10th), Kelli Hatfield (9th), and Ronald Wakefield (9th). 

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2nd Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle Xenia Community Schools Foundation, comic girl raising hand at desk

The XCSF is hosting the 2nd Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle 5K/Fun Run/Walk.  The event will be Oct. 29 starting at 9 a.m.  For more details click here.

Superintendent Weekly Update

Last week's release of the State Report Card has caused concern in school districts across the State of Ohio and right here in Xenia as well.  This year's scores throughout Ohio are lower than in prior years.  These results were not unexpected since students are being judged against new, higher state standards.  Just like each of you, I support accountability.  We need to know how students are progressing and where improvement is needed.  However, this year is the third consecutive year with different tests and varying standards.  We believe that we have an excellent curricular plan in place for our students.  We also need to remember, just as a Board Member in another district recently said, "The report card is just one component.  Many other factors including jobs, college and military placement, scholarships awarded, the arts, and community service must be part of the overall picture of student success".  I am proud of each of you and the hard work you are putting in every single day for our kids.  You are doing incredible things with our students in the classroom.  Our students are receiving a quality education and they are being successful.  Why else would our 2016 graduates have been offered over $4.5 million in scholarships last spring with 75% of them currently enrolled in college?  Keep up the great work.

Zombie Fun Run Hosted by Band Boosters

The Band Boosters are hosting a Zombie Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Doug Adams Stadium.  Stay away from the zombies as you run, walk, or crawl along a course set up with obstacles along the way!  Look out...zombies are all around you!  This event is not timed. Cost is $25. Click here for more information.

6th Grade Students Study Nazca Lines

6th grade students in Ms. Jones' Mysteries in Ancient History class recently explored the Nazca Lines.  Students were given a map of these amazing artifacts and had an opportunity to hypothesize what their purpose was to the Nazcan people. The students taped Nazcan symbols in the 6th grade hallway to create school-wide discussion about these awesome relics. As students continue through the course, they will be given more facts about the Nazca Lines with the hope that they can solve the mystery and determine their use!

Pictured (left to right): Shaun Anderson, Tye Mitchell, and Jaiden Corbin

Warner Cross Country Enjoying Successful Season

The Warner Middle School Cross Country Team has quietly been enjoying a very successful season! Last week, our student-athletes ran at both the Fairborn Invitational and the Brookville Invitational, with outstanding performances and personal bests coming from several runners. At the Fairborn Invitational, Matt Stivers led the way with a time of 13:04. At the Brookville Invitational, Owen Robinson led the way with a time of 15:14. On the girl's side, Ella Andreassen and Maddi Leverance both finished with times under nineteen minutes for the Bucs. Great job everyone! The Bucs next race will be Saturday, September 17th at the Cedarville Invitational. 

Pride Certificates

Pride Certificates were given at the board meeting Monday night to Kids of Character and 8th grade WEB Leaders. Brian Leach, from Xenia Church of the Nazarene, was also recognized with a plaque for the volunteers that come and help clean and beautify Warner Middle School before the start of school.  

Superintendent Weekly Update

As I continue to go from building to building I am truly impressed by your dedication, professionalism, and extra effort to ensure that EVERY child in our district is being challenged to do their very best and by how much you care for your students.   Thanks for all you are doing.  What a great start to the new school year we have had. 

Xenia Preschool- "Pastries with Grandparents" was a huge success.  Over 190 grandparents came in to enjoy pastries and some reading time with approximately 138 of our students.  It was a blessing to witness our grandparents getting to share a special moment with their grandchild.  A big thank you to Paula Fleming, Kristin Sonterre, and Heather DeLucia for organizing everything, to Stephanie Johnston who worked with our local Tim Horton's for the donation of coffee, and to the entire staff for helping with set up, serving, and clean up. The indoor gross motor area at the preschool is coming along  wonderfully.  The equipment is being ordered this week and hopefully will be functioning by November.  It is wonderful to have this idea come together and it will be great to see the kids using it.

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Wow!  What a great week of learning!  I know that the temperature outside was warm and sticky and that everyone was really tired by the end of the week (especially with our first football game on a Thursday night), but as I walked by classrooms and spoke with staff members and saw staff members interacting with our students I was just so impressed.  Thanks so much for all you do for our kids. Hopefully you enjoyed a relaxing weekend.  

National Hispanic Heritage Month-  Each year, September 15 to October 15, is designated as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  This time is set aside to recognize the contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States.  We will be celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture and the positive influence they have on our nation.

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Another Great Reason to Come to Football Tonight

USA Insulation is the sponsor of tonight's game against Beavercreek.  They are handing out raffle tickets and one lucky winner will receive insulation for an attic. Click here for details.

Neighborhood Night Out

Neighborhood Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Old East High School (former Board of Education building) at 578 E Market St.

OPEN HOUSES AT WARNER THIS WEEK

Parents and students are invited this week to Warner Middle School open houses to pick up student schedules, visit classrooms, meet teachers and find their locker.  Please be in the gym by 6:00 p.m. for a short welcome from principal Ted Holop.  Parents will get their son's/daughter's schedule, emergency medical form and acceptable use form in homeroom after the short welcome in the gym.  Homeroom lists will be posted in several areas in the school.

Complete the two forms you get in homeroom and receive popcorn and a refreshment in the lobby!  

Tuesday, August 9 - 6th grade open house

Wednesday, August 10 - 7th grade open house

Thursday, August 11 - 8th grade open house

Sales Tax Holiday

The State of Ohio's sales tax holiday is August 5 to August 7.  Sales tax will not be charged on clothing items $75 or less and school supplies & instructional material items $20 or less.

Mandatory Parent Athlete Meeting Scheduled

Xenia High School and Warner Middle School Fall Sports parents and athletes - the OHSAA mandatory meeting will be held Thursday, July 28 from 6-7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Important information regarding eligibility, physicals, and the upcoming season will be provided. If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp nkopp@xenia.k12.oh.us.

WMS SUMMER SPORTS INFORMATION

Here are some dates to remember for those interested in playing fall sports for Warner Middle School.

- Football Weight Training for High School and Middle School @ XHS, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am

- Wee Bucs/Middle School Football Camp @ Doug Adams Stadium, 7/18 - 7/21, 6:00 pm

- Middle School Football Camp @ Doug Adams Stadium, 7/25 - 7/30, 6:00 pm

- MANDATORY FALL SPORTS PARENTS' MEETING for all fall sports participants will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Xenia High School.

- First Day of Practice for all Fall Sports is August 1st.

WMS FALL SPORTS PRACTICES AND TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED

Click on the link below to view the practice and tryout dates and times for Warner's fall sports.

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!!!!!

We welcome back our 7th and 8th grade students to the halls and classrooms of Warner.  It has been a summer of change for Warner Middle School.  Rooms moved around, new staff hired and a new principal and assistant principal supporting and guiding students and staff are the major items that are different.  We want to say "WELCOME TO WARNER 6TH GRADERS" as you step into school this week, becoming middle school students!  The orientation put on by our 8th grade WEB leaders last week was a tremendous beginning to the next three years for our Class of 2023.  Thank you 8th grade WEB students for your leadership!

Three key items will guide the work at Warner - Safety of Students, Having a Climate of Pride and Excitement and Dramatically Improving Student Growth.  The overall vision is to make Warner the most impactful school building in the district for our students.  We anticipate the first three days of school this week to be focused on staff building rapport with students, establishing individual classroom and school expectations and getting materials and books in the hands of our learners.  Click the button below to see the rest of this article.

Warner Interim Fair - Thursday, Sept. 15

Warner Middle School will host interim fair on Thursday, September 15, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Stop in anytime during the three hour span to meet with your child's or grandchild's teachers.  The interim fair allows parents the opportunity to have short conferences with teachers about their child's progress.  We will serve cookies and refreshments for those who attend.  We look forward to an evening of connection and communication! 

Attendance Policy Change

For the 2016-17 school year there has been a change to the deadline to submit a reason for an absence.

Upon the child's return to school the parent shall provide written documentation, either a parent note or Medical Excuse, stating the specific day(s) absent, reason for such absence, appropriate signature, and contact number.

Upon returning to school following an absence, if written documentation is not received within 5 school days, the absence will be "Unexcused".

7th and 8th Grade Football Come Up Big Against Miamisburg

The 7th and 8th grade Xenia Bucs Football Teams opened up the season against Miamisburg at Doug Adams Stadium last week. The 7th grade set the tone early with a dominating 22-0 win. Tristian Waybrandt and Jalin Adams led the way for the Bucs, combining for three touchdowns. The 8th grade team showed they are ready to build upon a great season last year, by narrowly defeating the very talented 8th grade boys of Miamisburg. Sam Severt scored a touchdown with 3 minutes left in the game to put the Bucs ahead 14-13, and the defense took care of the rest, stopping "The Burg" inside the five-yard-line as time expired. It was an incredible night of Bucs football for both teams! Congrats guys!

Bus Information For Warner Students

Bus information for student pick-up and drop-off times, locations, and bus numbers is now posted on the front windows of Warner Middle School.  Parents and students can stop by the front enterance to see the information.  Please call transportation if there is an error with the information.

Warner Middle School Volleyball Posts First Victory of Season!

Last week, the 7th and 8th grade Lady Bucs posted their first victories of the season over Trotwood Madison. Both 7th and 8th grade games went the distance, with our 7th grade edging out a close victory in the thrid game, 26-24. The 8th grade team pulled away late taking the third game 25-19. The next home game for Lady Bucs volleyball is Thursday, September 8th. Great job ladies! Go Bucs! 

Meningococcal Immunization Requirements

With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Ohio will be faced with new meningococcal vaccine requirements for students entering seventh and 12th grades.

Students entering seventh grade will need to have one dose of meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W and Y) vaccine in addition to the current requirement of having one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.

Students entering the 12th grade will need to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

For more information on the meningococcal vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/vaccines/mening.html#why

For more information on Ohio school immunization requirements: https://www.odh.ohio.gov/~/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/bid/immunizations/Directors%20Journal%202016.pdf

Neighborhood Night Out Scheduled for August 9

Neighborhood Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Old East High School (former Board Office).  The City of Xenia in partnership with our school district, Greene Memorial Hospital and Central State University will be hosting this, the third of five Neighborhood Nights Out.  The purpose of the evening is to make government and community partners more accessible.  Come on out and join the crowd and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and snacks, giveaways and even a bouncy house for the kids.

September 27, McKinley Elementary 4 to 6 p.m.
October 11, Shawnee Elementary 4 to 6 p.m.

OH YES SURVEY

Please click on OH YES to access very important information about the OH YES Survey that will be given to our 7th and 8th graders on September 26, 2016.  

XCSF Awards over $18K in Grants

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded $18,382.13 in grants to the Xenia Community Schools. This is the first round of grants. Additional grants will be awarded in late August.

Click View All below to read about the grants awarded and how funds are raised for these grants.

Superintendent Weekly Update

What a great start to the new school year.  As I visited each building in the district and walked from classroom to classroom, I was so impressed by the enthusiasm and readiness of our staff members and students.  This is a direct result of the involvement and engagement of our staff members and our parents.  Educating our children is a collaborative process that becomes so much more effective when everyone is working together.  Thanks so much for all you do for our kids. Hopefully you enjoyed a relaxing Labor Day weekend.

Warner-  Warner will be hosting four Muse Machine performances again this school year.  The first performance will take place in the gym on Thursday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m.  All 8th grade students will attend this first performance.  The performance is called "Madness Behind the Method". It emphasizes active listening, teamwork, creativity and saying "yes" to ideas through improv, comedy, and music.

7th Grader Vaccinations Needed

Parents/guardians of our incoming 7th grade students - the Ohio Department of Health requires two additional vaccinations to be on file at the school for 7th grade students to attend.  They are the MCV4 and Tdap vaccinations.  Without the vaccinations, students will be excluded from school starting September 6th.  Parents/guardians can drop off shot records in Warner's office any weekday until 2:00 p.m.  Please contact your child's physician, the health department (374-5600) or local pharmacies such as Walgreens (376-3700) or Walmart (376-3700) to schedule an immunization.

XCSF Invites 3rd Round of Grant Applications for 2016-17

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a third round of applications for classroom grants for the current school year. Applications submitted through November 11, 2016, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in November. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by November 30, 2016. XCSF grant funds, including the designated grants described below, will total $25,000.00 for the 2016-2017 school year. Over $19,600.00 has already been awarded.

Click View All below for more information.

Athletic Passes on Sale

Fans, the Athletic Dept. will be offering four different all sports passes for the 2016/17 school year. These passes are good for unlimited admission to all home Xenia athletic events for MS and HS. (Not valid for away contest or OHSAA tournaments)

The following passes are available:
Student Pass $50.00
Adult Pass $75.00
Family Pass $225.00
 (good for 4 people in the same household). Additional family members in the same household may be added for $25 each.
Senior Citizens Pass FREE 62 years of age and older.

These passes can be purchased and picked up in the athletic department at the high school.
Xenia Athletics
303 Kinsey Rd.
Xenia, OH 45385

Please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp 937-374-4217nkopp@xenia.k12.oh.us if you have any questions.

Athletic Passes on Sale

Athletic Passes are currently on sale.  Click here for information.

XCSF Invites 2nd Round of Grant Applications for 2016-17

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a second round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through August 15, 2016, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in August. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by August 31, 2016. XCSF grant funds, including the designated grants described below, will total $25,000.00 for the 2016-2017 school year. Approximately $18,400.00 has already been awarded. $600.00 is still available in the Edwin B. Cox Family Legacy Grant Fund. The focus of the grants must be to develop loyal citizenship and/or to build character through classroom excellence.

Click View All to read more.

Bond Issue Facts Concept Plan

Xenia Community Schools will be on the ballot Nov. 8 for a 3.9 mill levy. This will cost taxpayers less than $12 per month per $100K appraised property value. This levy will fund the construction of a new middle/high school building to be located at the northwest corner of the St.Rt. 42 and US 35 interchange.  The Ohio School Facilities Commission has approved to fund over $28 million of the project if XCS can fund the local share. To read more information click the Facility Plan link to the left or click one of the below links.

Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Concept Plan Drawing

WARNER LIBRARY'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

Mrs. Moorman's pick for our first Book of the Month  is

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling.


As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while 
his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear. Written in play form, this is the 8th story in the Harry Potter series.  It is a great read for all Harry Potter fans and it will leave you with a smile.