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Spring State Testing Begins This Week
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January Pride Certificates Pride Certificate Jan

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

NHS Inductions for XHS

The Xenia High School chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 25 new members during a ceremony on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The inductees were selected for membership based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service.

December Kids of Character Kids of Character

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

GWOC Bowling Tournament Girls Bowling

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

Neighborhood Night Out logo

The final Neighborhood Night Out event is this coming Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at McKinley Elementary. Come out for free food, firetrucks, police cars, music, bouncy castle, and lots of fun. See you there!

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. 

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

 

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. 

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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

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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Summer Reading Program bus

The Summer Reading Bus will be coming back around again this year. This program is geared for students in preschool to 5th grade. Activities include story time, take home reading packets, prizes, popsicles and light snacks. For more information call 562-9042 or email sjohnston@xenia.k12.oh.us.

Join us for the Summer Reading Program from 11 to noon

June 27 McKinley Elementary

July 6 Arrowood Elementary

July 11 Shawnee Elementary

July 18 Arrowood Elementary

July 25 McKinley Elementary

Graduation Live Link logo

If you are unable to make it to graduation tomorrow night but would still like to watch it, please use the following link.

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/UkHhwMt7D6u3LBSmJKr3kgnqPEIbxak7/stream/248?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

You can also go to http://www.wright.edu/streaming and click on the WSU TV stream link.

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

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

Managed Food Services Proposals Being Accepted logo

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

Summer Food Program logo

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

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

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

Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit WMS logo

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

Bookfair Flyer

XCSF Invites Grant Applications for 2017-18 foundation

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

Pride Certificates at May Board Meeting Graduates of Distiction

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

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

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

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

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Superintendent Weekly Update logo

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

Poll Locations Change for a Few

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

District Newsletter Hits Homes logo

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

Superintendent Weekly Update logo

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

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.

XCS 2 Hour Delay for Thursday

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

AM Preschool is cancelled. 

Intra-district Open Enrollment open until May 4
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! 

Superintendent Weekly Update district logo

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

Kindergarten Registration May 16 and 17 k registration graphic
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.

District receives financial reporting award
Preschool Open House preschool logo
Training for Suicide Prevention
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. 

School Board earns Gold Level Award for Leadership
STEAM Day for Elementary Gifted Students steam day
Kids of Character - March March Kids of Character
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.