School News

XCSF Awards over $18K in Grants

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded $18,382.13 in grants to the Xenia Community Schools. This is the first round of grants. Additional grants will be awarded in late August.

Click View All below to read about the grants awarded and how funds are raised for these grants.

Athletic Passes on Sale

Fans, the Athletic Dept. will be offering four different all sports passes for the 2016/17 school year. These passes are good for unlimited admission to all home Xenia athletic events for MS and HS. (Not valid for away contest or OHSAA tournaments)

The following passes are available:
Student Pass $50.00
Adult Pass $75.00
Family Pass $225.00
 (good for 4 people in the same household). Additional family members in the same household may be added for $25 each.
Senior Citizens Pass FREE 62 years of age and older.

These passes can be purchased and picked up in the athletic department at the high school.
Xenia Athletics
303 Kinsey Rd.
Xenia, OH 45385

Please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp if you have any questions.

Freshman Orientation

Dear Incoming Freshmen,

We are excited to have you join the Xenia High School family!  We would like to invite you to a freshman orientation on Wednesday, August 10th from 9 to noon at the high school.  The purpose of this orientation is to get you acclimated to the school and have some fun, and you will get a draft of YOUR SCHEDULE upon successful completion of the orientation.  This orientation is only for new 9th grade students and will start with a welcome by XHS administration in the auditorium at 9 AM. Following the introduction, XHS Student Council members will lead groups of students in games and a tour of the high school. Principals are providing FREE LUNCH at the culmination of orientation activities!  Please come dressed in comfortable clothes for games (t-shirts and gym shoes) and please wear school colors!

Please remember that this is for students only, so parents should plan to drop students off the the main entrance to the high school at 8:45-9AM and pick students up at 12. All students must be picked up by 12:15.

11th Grade Honors English required Summer Work

If you are taking 11th Grade Honors English, your first assignment for the 2016-2017 school year will be to write a universal theme essay.  In order to do this, you need to come in on the first day of school with the following work complete.  Click the 'View All' button below to view the assignment.

10th Grade Honors English required Summer Work

Directions: Over the summer, you will create a display for a Story Fair.  This is a requirement for all students who are enrolled in 10th grade honors English for the 2016-2017 school year.  The display is to be based on a novel that you choose to read over the summer.  The novel should be at least 250 pages in length and should be school appropriate.  All of the following requirements will be included on the display.  This assignment is due on Friday, August 19th.  If you have any questions over the summer, email Mrs. Miller at  Click 'View All' below to view the requirements.

9th Grade Honors English required Summer Work

It’s that time again!  Summer is almost here!  The English department at Xenia High School hopes that you have an enjoyable summer and that you come to Xenia High School well rested and ready to learn.  Students enrolled in 9th grade honors English are required to select and read a book, which is at least 200 pages in length, not movie-based, and whose content can be considered school appropriate.  You will be given an assignment pertaining to the book within the first week of school.  Again, this is mandatory for all honors students!  Although your English teacher will provide more details on the assignment in the fall, you are asked to be familiar with the characters, setting(s), plot, and major themes from your book.  In short, it would be beneficial to take notes regarding this information, and bring it with you during your first week of school.  If you have any questions over the summer, please email Mr. Otten at:   We look forward to seeing you in August!  Happy reading!

XCSF Invites 2nd Round of Grant Applications for 2016-17

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a second round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through August 15, 2016, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in August. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by August 31, 2016. XCSF grant funds, including the designated grants described below, will total $25,000.00 for the 2016-2017 school year. Approximately $18,400.00 has already been awarded. $600.00 is still available in the Edwin B. Cox Family Legacy Grant Fund. The focus of the grants must be to develop loyal citizenship and/or to build character through classroom excellence.

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Letter from Governor Kasich - Resources for Families

Governor Kasich addressed a letter to all superintendents on May 27, 2016 regarding a "deadly epidemic" and a "concern that too many of our young people are falling prey to drug abuse, addiction and overdose". The letter is a bi-partisan letter and provides two resources for school, staff, and parent to utilize. The first is StartTalking! with information at and the second is GenerationRx with information at  XCS encourages families to visit these resources and have conversations with children over the summer.

Click here to view a copy of the letter.

Summer Meals

The Xenia YMCA will sponsor summer meals at Shawnee Park from from June 6 to August 5.  Meals are free and will be available Monday through Friday from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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