School News

Vote for Boys Basketball Team of the Week

The Buccaneers Boy’s Basketball team ran their win streak to nine with road wins at Sidney (72-69), Fairborn (54-51) and Springfield Shawnee (65-59). For this accomplishment, they are a nominee for the JJ Huddle/National Guard Team of the week. 

These weekly awards are decided by fan vote.  Click
here to vote for the Boy’s Basketball team.  You may vote as many times as you would like before February 2, 2015.  


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having had a chance to relax over the weekend with your families.  The time is growing near (15 days) for the PARRC Assessments and I know that staff and students are working hard preparing for them.  Thank you for all that you do for kids and our entire Xenia community.

Financial Report Card- In August the state releases the "Academic" Report Card as it relates to student achievement.  Last Friday, the state released its first ever "Financial" Report Card for our school district.  The news is very impressive.  During the 2012-2013 school year our district put 59% of our general fund dollars toward classroom instruction.  For the 2013-2014 school year the district spent almost 71% of its general fund budget on classroom instruction.  The generally accepted rule is that school districts should try to approach the 65% figure.  This was an increase of 12% in one year.  The state also released the per pupil expenditure costs.  For 2013-2014 we spent $8,441 per student which was $900 less than we spent the year before and $1,665 less than the state average per pupil cost.  And at the same time our Value Added (progress) rating went from a C to an A.  Kudos to everyone associated with Xenia Community schools.  This is fantastic news.

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XHS to Host State Dual Wrestling Quarterfinals

XHS will host the OHSAA State Dual Wrestling Quarterfinals on Wednesday, January 28 starting at 5:00 p.m.

Teams include Xenia, Northmont, Wayne, Fairborn, and Miamisburg.

All tickets are $7.00. This is an OHSAA sponsored event, no passes will be accepted.


Taking STEM to the Elementary Student

High school chemistry teacher, Bill Richey, has created a program known as “Taking STEM to the Elementary Student.” The program exposes elementary students to fields of science. 


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Community Forums Scheduled

Our Xenia Preschool has attained a score of five on the Step Up to Quality Program. This is Ohio's Quality Rating and Improvement System.  Five is the highest score possible. To earn this rating means that we have more staff members per child, that the teachers and the administrator have higher educational qualifications, that the administrator and the teachers complete more than 20 hours of specialized training every two years, that teachers develop lesson plans that support each child's growth, that the program staff completes assessments to evaluate and improve student learning experiences, and that our families and the community are valued.  This is a remarkable accomplishment.  Word of our outstanding preschool is spreading.  Even though we have not done anything to "tout" our program, word of mouth has spread the good news.  We began the preschool program this past year with 167 students enrolled.  Five years ago we had 85 students in the program.  Currently we are approaching 220 students in the program  The enrollment is wonderful, but it does present us with an interesting challenge.

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