School News

Parent/Cheer Meeting

On Tuesday April 7th at 6:00pm in the Cafe, there will be a Parent/Cheer meeting for anyone interested in being a Cheerleader at Xenia High School next year.


Spring Athletic Schedule

Click here for the 2015 Spring Sports schedule. Good luck to our teams!  If you have any athletic questions, please call Mark Stoll at 937-562-9672.


Prom Information
Theme - Mystical Woods
Location - Dayton Convention Center
Address - 22. E 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402
Date & Time - Saturday April 11, 2015 (8:00 p.m. -midnight)
Cost -$30 per ticket, $6 parking per car the night of the event
Tickets - will be sold March 23rd - April 8th
Date forms -  are available now in the main office and due by April 8th (by 7:30 a.m.).  They must be approved (not just turned in) before tickets can be purchased.  Don't wait until the last minute with guest forms or you may run out of time to purchase a ticket!

Concussion Awareness

 

Kaya Muhammad, Zakiyyah Jones and Tatianna Bunch participated in the Public Service Announcement Competition for the Xenia High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter and are competing at the State Leadership Competition on March 14, 2015.  If they place in the top three, they will secure an opportunity to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Competition in Anaheim, California from June 24-27.  

 


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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Biology at XHS

The students in Kevin Keefe’s Biology class have been learning about natural selection and the adaptations that species make according to their environment.  After the students learned the content, Mr. Keefe had the students randomly select factors of the environment.  They reflected on the animals that could survive in the environment and developed fictional animals with necessary characteristics.  After intense planning on a graphic organizer, the students drew the environment and the fictional animal.  As the students used new knowledge to develop a logical animal, they demonstrated their strong reasoning skills.

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February 27, Swim Meet

 


February 27th was an exciting day! Hank Siefert swam in the preliminary round to determine the top 16 (the top 8 are guaranteed a medal). He tied for 8th in the 200 free, so a swim off was required between Hank and St. Xavier's senior, Grant Carr. There was plenty of cheering from local teams as Hank sealed a podium place with a personal best of 1:40.52.

Hank also placed 13th in 500 free prelims.

 


State Assessment Information For XHS Students & Parents

Online State Assessments based on Common Core State Standards begins Tuesday, February 17.  

Online assessments for all 9th grade students next week will be the English Language Arts Performance Based Assesments - Units 1, 2, and 3.  Normal school hours and operation apply during the testing times for all students.  There are no scheduled late arrivals or early release.  

These are rigorous, high stakes assessments that will challenge our entire spectrum of students regardless of their academic level.  I anticipate students having the ability to stay focused throughout each assessment, over the course of the 13 assessment days, being the biggest obstabcle.  XHS teachers have worked hard over the past couple of years shifting to Common Core Standards where applicable and implementing strategies for higher level, more imbedded learning in the classroom.  Parents can support their child's success on these assessments by discussing with your teenager the expectations you have about their effort and by getting them to sleep well and eat good breakfast and lunch.

Together, we will be successful on this initial year of new assessments!

A letter was sent home to the parents of 9th grade students last week.  If you did not see the letter, click here.


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