District News

Warner students participate in contest

The Wilberforce Optimists Club sponsors both a speech and writing contest each year. The top three win gold, silver and bronze medallions.  The winning male and winning female go on to Lima to compete for a $3500 prize. This program is not only for Xenia students but Xenia had the majority of the participants.  Warner Middle School students competed last night at Central State in the Optimist Oratorical Contest. Female winners were (left to right) 1st place - Jenna Casey, 2nd place - Logann Jackson, and 3rd place - Caitlyn Hoskins. Male winners were (left to right) 1st place - Ian Delaney, 2nd place - Mark Johnson, and 3rd place - E J Wilson. Congrats!

Permanent Improvement Levy Renewal March 15

For information about Issue 10, the Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy on the ballot March 15, 2016 please click View All below.  This renewal levy WILL NOT INCREASE taxes.

February is Love the Bus Month

February is Love the Bus Month - Message from First Student (provider of transportation for XCS students)

This annual campaign by the American School Bus Council raises awareness
and appreciation for the experience of riding the school bus, as well as for the drivers who safely transport students to and from school each day.

First Student has more than a century of experience providing safe and
reliable transportation. We believe that education offers a child, and their families, the foundation needed to lead a productive and successful life. We are proud to support the process by making sure children have a safe and reliable way to get to and from school.

If you are interested in joining the First Student team, please call Jim Hulsey at (937) 372-3876.  Thank you to all of the transportation staff!

Vote Now for Evan Adkins Athlete of the Week

Evan Adkins is on the bowling team and has been nominated for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio High School Athlete of the Week. The weekly awards are decided by fan vote. Voting is live and will conclude at noon on February 8. You can vote as often as you like.


Valentine Cards for Seniors

Third grade students from Shawnee Elementary have been working hard during indoor recess and art class making very special Valentine cards and decorations. These speical items will be going to The Hospitality Retirement Center to give to the residents and brighten their day. 

XESP Fundraiser at Bob Evans

The Xenia Educational Support Professionals are having a fundraiser at Bob Evans on February 6 and 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.  15% of sales from the flyer will go to XESP to fund a student scholarship.

Click here for the flyer.

College Credit Plus Info Meeting Scheduled

The Xenia High School Guidance Office is hosting a College Credit Plus Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 18 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. College Credit Plus replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) and all dual enrollment programs. In order to participate, students must qualify academically, and Xenia Community Schools will bear all tuition costs.

If you would like to learn more about this educational opportunity, please make plans to attend. Representatives for Cedarville University, Clark State, Sinclair Community College, and Wright State University will be available to answer questions following the presentation.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Guidance Office at 562-9915.

Hall of Honor Nominations Due

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is still accepting nominations for the 2016 class of the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor. Nominations are due by February 12, 2016. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 30, 2016, at Tecumseh Elementary School. The Second Annual Silent Auction for Grants, open to the public, will begin at 5:30 pm. The Dinner and Induction Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm.

Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career or anyone who was made a significant contribution to education in Xenia. The guidelines for nominations can be found on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation 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.

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.

Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying the almost balmy temperatures for late January.

Tecumseh News- Students have now read 7,350 books this school year.  This is terrific.  The Mileage Club met this past week.  It is wonderful to see so many students participating and striving for better health.

Click View All below to read the entire update.

Basketball Schedule Updates

The Saturday, January 23 Boys Basketball start times with Shawnee are as follows: Freshman @ 3:30, JV @ 5:00, Varsity @ 7:00.

Due to ACT testing, the February 6 XHS Girls Basketball start times with Fairborn will be as follows: JV @ 12:30, Varsity @ 2:00.

Spring Sport Parent/Athlete Meeting - Mandatory

The OHSAA mandated Spring Sport Parent/Athlete meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the XHS Gym.  Any XCS student in grades 7-12 interested in participating in a Spring Sport must attend with parent or guardian.

Drake Planetarium Visits Xenia Preschool!

Xenia Preschool students were visited by the Drake Planetarium from Cincinnati! Drake Planetarium offers a 14 foot high, 20 by 20 mobile Planetarium, which allows students of all ages to travel from Earth into the galaxy!  Our preschool students were amazed as senior instructor Nate Banzhof took students on a tour of the 88 constellations in the stars!  After the tour, our students hopped in a rocket ship and flew to the moon, the sun, Mars and Jupiter for an up close look!  The Drake Planetarium was truly an amazing opportunity for learning and adventure!

XCSF Accepting Nominations for Hall of Honor

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 class of the Xenia Schools Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School 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 12, 2016. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 30, 2016, at Tecumseh Elementary School. The nomination process is easy. Simply follow the guidelines listed on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation 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.

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XCS Foundation Brings Muse Machine to WMS

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded almost $1,700.00 in a grant for the “Muse Machine” initiative at Warner Middle School. This award and an $800.00 grant for the “Fourth/Fifth Grade Interactive Wax Museum” at McKinley round out the third and final round of grants for the 2015-2016 school year. The Foundation has awarded over $25,000.00 in grants this year.

Click View All to read more about the Foundation, the grant, and Muse Machine.

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