District News

Field Trip to LaComedia

Students from Cox and McKinley Elementary enjoyed a “Taste of Broadway” for a memorable field trip.  Students went to LaComedia Dinner Theatre for their first annual Lunch & Learn.  After lunch, the lights went dim and the curtain opened to The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.  Most of the students had already read the popular picture book, and were now able to watch the story come to life with song, dance, and acting. 

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Wrestling PRIDE Certificates

Congratulations to wrestlers Lawrence Dudgeon, Trever Jackson and Cody Smith on their state qualifications. Trevor and Cody both finished seventh place in their respective weight classes by pinning their opponents in the final round. They are the first state placers for Xenia since 2005! Thanks also to the coaches who guided our students: Sean Schooley, and Matt Bartley.


School Traffic Safety Contest

Cox elementary school had three winning students in the School Traffic Safety Contest by the Dayton Art Institute.  Shanaia Hunt, Megan Lewis, and Nathan Miller all received honorable mention.  The student winners, their family, teachers, and principals will have an Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception at the Dayton Art Institute on March 26. There will be a special awards presentation at 6:00 PM acknowledging the winners.


Groundbreaking Ceremony

On April 15, several community members gathered together to be a part of the historic groundbreaking to the artificial turf project. Superintendent, Denny Morrison, welcomed the crowd and introduced the architects and construction workers.  Several more speakers provided insight and words of gratitude. The funds for the project were provided by generous donations from members of the BUC CLUB.  The members will have a plaque beside the field to provide recognition for their contribution.

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Exploring Continents in Second Grade

Students in Ms. Deborah Holmes class have been busy exploring each continent.  Currently, they are learning about Asia, and have been studying Japan. The students have been conducting their own research to learn more about Japan's location, landforms, homes, food, and clothing.  As students collect and document their research, they use graphic organizers and begin to create a book about Japan.

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The Tale of Despereaux at Arrowood

The second grade students of Arrowood were surprised by each of their caring teachers.  Each second grade class read The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.  Within the plot, students concluded that soup played an integral role in Despereaux’s heroic actions.  The second grade teachers prepared several types of soup and invited volunteers to serve the students a connection to the story they would never forget.

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Art Show at Shawnee

Students and teachers at Shawnee Elementary School displayed their artistic side for parents and community members.  Montgomery Insurance and Investments and the Shawnee PTO worked together to sponsor the event, provide volunteers, and develop art stations.  Teachers used their art lessons to focus on artistic concepts and elements, famous artists, and art techniques.  The completed art was used to line the hallways as the public was able to come and view the hard work by every Shawnee artist.

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Critical Thinking in Fourth Grade

Students in Brenda Shelton's fourth grade class have been challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving strategies. 

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Language Arts at Warner Middle School

Language Arts teacher, Tina O'Neill, ensures that every moment of class is used to strengthen every students understanding of the objective.

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Journalism Class at Warner

Talented young reporters in Mrs. Black’s journalism class prepared numerous questions for their special guest, Superintendent of Schools, Denny Morrison.  As a result of instruction on interviewing techniques, the students were primed for the interview.  The students asked questions about technology, the future of Xenia Schools, and change within the school system.   A few questions were on the lighter side regarding his ties, super heroes, and sports teams.  Mr. Morrison shared why "the future for Xenia Schools is bright," and described each teacher as "phenomenal. “ If I had to choose one word for the students of Xenia, it would have to be 'fantastic' and that's because they are appreciative of everything I do."

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The Brain Show

The PTO at Cox Elementary School has provided an entertaining learning experience for the students.  The Brain Show visited the students and provided an opportunity for students to participate in a quiz show.


Boys Basketball Team

The 2015 Boys Basketball worked hard to produce a successful season.  Their dedication and perseverance led them to finish 1st in the GWOC South.  Awards were presented to two key members of the team.  Brent Bauer was awarded GWOC Player of the Year and Coach Kent Anderson was presented the GWOC Coach of the Year.

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Science is FUN! Camp 2015

Science is Fun! Camp 2015 will be held at Xenia High School the week of June 1 -5.  This exciting, hands-on, science camp will provide an out-of-this-world experience for students leaving grade 2 up to students entering grades 6. "Make it-take it" projects are done all week with emphasis on fun, everyday topics. The themes for this year's days include Chemistry Day; Physics Day; Solids, Liquids, and Gases Day; Engineering Day; and Environmental Science Day. One day, will include a visit to the Little Miami River where campers will engage in aquatic biology activities and work with Ohio Division of Wildlife biologists. Click here for the flyer and registration form. For additional information, contact camp director Bill Richey, XHS chemistry teacher, at (937) 562-9995 or brichey@xenia.k12.oh.us.


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