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Motivating Students at Arrowood


Arrowood teachers motivated students to excel on the PARCC Tests with creativity, enthusiasm, and excitement.


Winter Musical

Xenia High School's winter musical of 2015 is The Drowsy Chaperone.  The show will run from Friday, February 27, to Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Bob Hope Auditorium.  Curtain is at 7:00 PM for Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 PM for Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour prior to curtain, at $10 for premium seating and $5 for general admission. Run time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

What a week- I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health, staying warm,  and not sore from shoveling snow.  We have now missed nine days of school.  Five of the nine days are forgiven by the state as calamity days.  Three of the days missed we will substitute blizzard bags.  We are in make-up status now with the ninth day that we have missed.  That day will be made up on Tuesday, May 26.  This coming week will be a difficult one for our staff and students as we will be testing every day. Hopefully the weatherman will cooperate.

Lots of Awards- Congratulations to the Xenia Board of Education.  At the Southwest Conference on March 10 Mr. Spahr will be receiving his 12th OSBA Award of Achievement.  Dr. Dillaplain will be receiving his 5th Award of Achievement.  Dr. Dillaplain will also be receiving his 20 year milestone in school board service.  The entire Board will also be recognized on March 10th for receiving the Effective School Board- Gold Level Recognition.  Kudos to each of them on a job well done.

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Veterans Field Turf Fundraiser

The district is currently trying to raise funds to install artificial turf to be used starting in August of 2015. The district started off needing to raise $650,000. Thanks to Edna Adams and the Doug Adams Trust, we started off with a generous $250,000 pledge. To date we have raised $595,500. We now have less than two weeks to reach our fundraising goal and still need $54,500. The district created the 5K BUC Club and for anyone who will pledge $5,000 over 1, 2 or 5 years they will have their name recongized on a plaque outside of the entrance to the stadium. If $5,000 is too much but you still want to participate, any amount will be accepted. If all funds are raised, the board will vote on a contract with The Motz Group to install the turf beginning April 15th and completed by July 15th. If we come up short on March 1st, all money donated will be returned. If you know of someone able to donate, please have them contact Denny Morrison, Tracy Jarvis, Christy Fielding, or Mark Stoll. 

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XHS Basketball Sectionals

XHS Girls Basketball will open OHSAA Sectional play on Saturday February 21st against Springboro at Wayne. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

XHS Boys Basketball will open OHSAA Sectional play on Saturday February 28th against Northmont at Trotwood. Game time is 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for both games are available in the XCS Athletic Office located at Xenia High School (blue trailer at back of building).

All tickets are $6.00, no passes are accepted. Tickets purchased at the game are $8.00.

African American History at Tecumseh Elementary

The inspirational life of former Wilberforce resident, Colonel Charles M. Young provided the foundation of a history lesson for 4th grade students at Tecumseh Elementary School.  Tecumseh Teacher Stephanie Blackbern gave her students the opportunity to discover that Colonel Young was a military officer, expert mapmaker, musician, and that he lived within Xenia Community School district.

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Financial Literacy Champion

Xenia teacher Donna Shaw (teacher of gifted students) recently received special recognition from the office of State Auditor Josh Mandel. In working with her students, Ms. Shaw discovered that many of the gifted elementary were not exposed to financial literacy until high school. Her grandfather owned a business in Xenia, and she used her experience to expose students to entrepreneurship. Ms. Shaw created an assignment for her students to generate a small business and manage their accounts.

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