District News

Five Stars Awarded to Xenia Preschool

Xenia Preschool has recently been awarded the highest possible rating through Ohio’s Step Up To Quality rating system. Step Up To Quality was created by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Learning and School Readiness to improve the quality of early education programs in Ohio. This tiered rating system includes several standards that must be met in order to obtain a star rating.

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Xenia Elementary School Chorus


The Xenia Elementary Chorus is under the direction of Mrs. Lynnora Powell-Stivers and Dr. Deb Zawacki.  The chorus is made-up of students in grades 3-5 from all of the elementary schools.  Congratulations on several fine performances this December. The Xenia Community and the Xenia Schools are proud to have the Elementary Chorus.


Superintendent Weekly Update

This is going to be the final weekly bulletin prior to Winter break. I cannot believe that this coming Friday marks the half way point of the 2014-2015 academic school year.  Thank you for all that you do for kids and our entire Xenia community.  I sincerely hope that you have the opportunity to slow down, relax, and have the chance to spend quality time with your family and friends.  I also hope that Santa finds your house on Christmas eve.  Take care.

XESP Fundraiser- The Xenia Education Support Professionals are having a Bob Evans Community Fundraiser all day long on December 19, 20 and 21.  Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales to their worthy cause. Click here to
 print the flyer that must be presented at check out.

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Xenia High School Vocal Ensemble

The Xenia High School Ensemble has been busy performing for each elementary school, and various venues throughout the community.  If you have not had a chance to hear the sounds of the holidays from the XHS Ensemble, there are still two more events for the public.

 

Date Time Location
12/17/2014 7:00 PM XHS Auditorium
12/19/2014 12:00 PM Westminster Presbyterian Church

 


Xenia Community Schools at the Hometown Christmas

Downtown Xenia Now hosted a Hometown Christmas on Saturday, December 13, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Several groups from Xenia Community School provided entertainment including:

- Mr. Richey's Science Show
- The Xenia Elementary School Chorus
- Tecumseh Elementary Character Chior
- XHS Vocal Ensemble
- XHS Jazz Band


Speak Up Survey

We are asking parents, teachers, community members to take this survey about our children's education and your ideas about how your school is using technology to improve teaching and learning. 

Click image to start survey.  Survey ends Dec. 19, 2014.

By being part of Speak Up 2014 you are sharing your ideas to improve education. 
 


The Xenia Elementary School Chorus

Sounds of the season will ring out from the voices of Xenia Elementary School students. The newly formed Xenia Elementary Chorus will appear at several local events including the Hometown Christmas and a concert this weekend. Teachers Mrs. Lynnora Powell-Stivers and Dr. Deb Zawacki have inspired young students to share their collective talents with the community.  Both teachers have a great passion for music, for singing, for students, and for sharing musical gifts with the community. 

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December Pride Certificates

Every month, Xenia Community Schools Board of Education presents Pride Certificates to outstanding individuals and groups that impact the schools. 

 

In December, the following groups were recognized: Xenia High School’s Student Council Executive Board, Xenia High School’s Varsity Boy’s Golf Team, and the winners in the National FFA Agriculture Science Fair Competition.

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XCS Foundation Seeks Hall of Honor Nominations

The XCSs Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 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 16, 2015. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 18, 2015, 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 from that page.

Note: Self-nominations are acceptable as well as posthumous nominations.

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.

The Hall of Honor display is located at Xenia High School. The display honors those who have made significant contributions. It also serves as a motivator for current students to realize the value of the education they are receiving, as well as their responsibility to make a significant difference in their world.


Happy Thanksgiving from the XCS Staff

Xenia Community Schools would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Several staff members have shared what they're thankful for.  Enjoy your day, and take time to reflect on the many things to be thankful for!

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Thanksgiving Across the District

Students attended Xenia Community Schools the Monday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving holiday.  The two days of education during the week contained as many academic activities and teachable moments as any other school day.  Teachers and staff members planned various lessons or activities with an underlying theme of gratitude.

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Displaying Gratitude Toward Our Veterans

This week, families throughout America will gather and take time to reflect on what they are grateful for.  Mr. Bill Phillips, Social Studies teacher for 4th and 5th grade students at McKinley, is a part of a group that we should all be thankful for.  Bill Phillips is a veteran.

 
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