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XCS Foundation Awards Library Resources Funding

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Grants Enhance Library Resources in Xenia Community Schools

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently announced the first round of classroom and library grants, totaling over $9000.00, for the 2014-2015 school year.

This year the Foundation is supporting several library grants.  The largest request was submitted by Xenia Community Schools District Librarian Kay Gerspacher. The application identified the need for funds for biography book purchases. The XCSF has funded similar genre focused book grants in prior years. The Foundation recognizes that need for new reading resources is an integral part of the ongoing educational process.

 The “Reading for Life” grant will provide for the purchase of biographies to be housed in the libraries at the five elementary buildings (Arrowood, Cox, McKinley, Shawnee and Tecumseh) and the two middle schools (Central and Warner). Approximately 2000 3rd to 8th graders will be able to use these new resources for research, reports and reading. The Foundation is providing $4,000.00 to purchase 30-40 books per building.

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XCS Foundation Awards STEM Funding

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Funds “Taking STEM to the Elementary Student”

This ever popular and valuable program enables XHS Chemistry Club members to demonstrate that science can be fun, while encouraging excitement about science at the elementary school level.

Chemistry teacher Bill Richey applied for the $1,200.00 grant. Funds provided by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation pay for resources to train and prepare approximately 110 XHS Chemistry Club students. Those students then present over 21 hands-on experiments to the students at Xenia’s five elementary schools. Advanced chemistry students design and produce a Chemistry Demonstration show that is presented at an assembly for each building. This is followed by individual classroom presentations. Each classroom lesson is aligned with the standards for that grade.

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InTouch Newsletter Arrives in Mailboxes

XCS is extremely excited to have mailed the latest InTouch XCS Newsletter. The District is proud of the many new programs starting in the 2014-15 school year, as well as the expansion of existing programs. If you have not seen a copy of the newsletter, the District encourages you to click "newsletter" and read more about the many things going on in the Xenia Community Schools.

XHS Golf Tryouts August 1

Golf team tryouts begin on August 1, at 8:15 a.m. at WGC Golf Course. Contact Coach Rose at for additional information.

Stuff the Bus 2014

Once again this year, XCS will be having a Stuff the Bus event.  The event is scheduled for August 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Central Office Parking Lot at 819 Colorado Drive.  New this year - there will be a dunk tank to raise funds and provide an incentive from donating. Click here for the flyer.

Please plan to attend this exciting event and bring school supplies for XCS students!

Food Service Substitute Positions Available

Xenia Community Schools is in need of substitute food service employees.  If you are looking to make a little extra income and get out of the house a few hours each day, this might be the job for you!   If interested, please call Charlene Landis at 937-562-9030.

XCS Foundation Announces 1st Round of Grants

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded $9,404.00 in grants to the Xenia Community Schools.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation awards represent grants to teachers and staff of the Xenia Community Schools. Any Xenia Community Schools’ staff or community member can apply to the Foundation to fund special projects in classrooms. Projects are geared towards enriching student learning. Some applications represent district-wide initiatives. All the grants for Xenia Community School students and teachers are beyond what regular school funding can provide.

This group of awards includes funds for purchases of library books, software, Chemistry Club supplies, and STEM-related course materials. The Foundation is also honoring a grant request titled: “Enhancing Access to Arts Programing”. The Foundation is funding the purchase of five new pianos. These will be housed at Shawnee, Cox, McKinley, and Tecumseh Elementary Schools and Xenia High School. The purchase of these pianos will “enable Xenia Schools to promote a school environment rich in culture and to promote an appreciation of music and the arts for our students.”, per XCS Board President, Chery Marcus, who submitted the application on behalf of the District.

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2014-15 Open House Schedules

Xenia Community Schools will be hosting Open Houses at each building in August.  Below is a schedule of those Open Houses.  Bus routes will be posted at each building.  First day of classes for students is August 18.

August 12
Warner Middle School - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

August 13
Xenia High School - 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

August 14
Arrowood Elementary - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cox Elementary - 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Orientation, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.   Grades 1 to 5
McKinley Elementary - 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Back to School Bash 6:30 p.m.
Shawnee Elementary - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tecumseh Elementary - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Summer Reading List for Honors English

Students taking Honors English during the 2014-2015 school year are required to read a book from the appropriate list (click here "Reading List").  Students will be given an assignment pertaining to the book during the the first weeks of school.  Students taking all other levels of English are encouraged to read a book from the appropriate list and be expected to complete an assignment during the first weeks of school for extra credit.

Electric Progam to Save Families Money

Xenia Community Schools is currently contracted with DP&L Energy as our electric supplier through the Educational Purchasing Cooperative (EPC).  One benefit of our agreement with DP&L Energy is the Xenia Community Schools Affinity Program.  This program is being offered to all eligible employees, family and friends. 

DP&L is pleased to offer Xenia Community School employees, family and friends a discount of .2 cents per kilowatt hour from the current standard offers.  This discount is available until August 12, 2014 so if you are interested sign up soon.  You can only sign up online for the program by going to

For every home that signs up, the district will receive $20.  Another $10 will be paid annually if you continue to participate in the program.  If you are already with DP&L Energy, you can still sign up for the Affinity program and the district will receive $10 for your participation. 

If you have questions about whether this is a good move for you, please contact DP&L Energy at 855-268-1672.

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