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Xenia Preschool: The read-a-thon at Xenia Preschool is going well, and to date, they have earned over $1,000 for the
school. The fundraiser encourages reading between parents and children, and builds up students’ vocabulary and
reading comprehension skills; while at the same time, it is a fun and educational way to collaborate together for a good

Arrowood: The Arrowood staff would like to welcome Michael Crow to the teaching staff. Mr. Crow will be working
with the Kindergarten students. He has a background in differentiated instruction, so he excels in modifying the
curriculum to best meet students’ varying needs. We are excited to have him!

Cox: Again, the first grade classes at Cox Elementary were very surprised and excited to receive a hard backed picture
book and chapter book for each child to keep as a gift. Mrs. Helen Beams, a retired first grade Cox teacher, wanted to
give the first grade students at Cox a present to represent her 90th birthday. She bought Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary
Pope Osborne, Judy Moody was in a Mood by Megan McDonald, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary, and
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Williams. Reading is truly the best gift a teacher can give, and the first grade
teachers and students were truly grateful!

McKinley: This week, McKinley announced its multiplication contest — students will be studying their math facts to get
a chance to show their multiplying ability and go head to head with Mr. Hawes & Mrs. Lane for a chance to win Kings
Island Season passes! Additionally, the McKinley Lego Robotics team will be competing in the Dayton-area Regional
Tournament at Wright State.

Shawnee: Donuts with Dads will take place on January 12, at 8:15AM. We are looking forward to recognizing and
celebrating our positive male role models and the essential part they play on our students’ educational development.

Tecumseh: Classroom teachers and intervention specialists are reading The World According to Humphrey. This is a
school-wide book seminar the staff is undertaking to cultivate a spirit of enthusiasm over reading the same book at the
same time, and discussing and sharing insight from the themes and lessons it conveys.

Warner: Congratulations to Colin Pham (7th grade)! Colin has been selected as the “Kid of Character,” and is being
represented at WMS’ board of education meeting on Monday, January 8. Colin is a model student in terms of grades,
leadership, and activities he participates in outside of school.

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