Warner Middle School News

Virtual Academy Open House
Xenia Virtual Academy will host an informational session about this exciting new option for students in Xenia on Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education at 819 Colorado Drive.  Please come for refreshments and a very short presentation on what Xenia Virtual Academy can offer Xenia students, tour the XVA classroom, and meet the XVA principal and instructor.  All are welcome! We hope to see you there!
 

Superintendent Morrison's Weekly Update August 25

Great Start - I cannot put into words how tickled I am with the way this school year has started.  On Tuesday, August 12th, we met with all 36 of our new certificated staff members.  The next day was the first of three professional development days.  I heard many positive comments on both the presenters and the topics.  We also had a terrific opening day program with the marching band and the cheerleaders welcoming everyone into the auditorium.  Board President Cheryl Marcus, XEA President John Opatrny, and XESP President Belinda Daye welcomed staff.  We had Foundation President Barb Stafford recognize those individuals who have garnered grants from the Foundation already this year.  These grants are now in excess of $20,000.  Administrative Specialist Mark Manley welcomed the new teachers in attendance and then he recognized the staff members who have given 30 or more years of service to our young people. We began the school year with children on Monday and it was my pleasure to visit every building.  As I walked from classroom to classroom I was so happy to hear and see so many wonderful "oh wow" experiences for our children.  It was out of this world fantastic.  Thanks to each of you for all you do.  You are true professionals.

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TEAM BUILDING WITH MARSHMALLOWS THE MARSHMALLOW CHALLENGE

Mrs. McClain's  Leadership Class performed a team building activity last week using 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string, scissors and measuring tape.  A freestanding structure had to be built using these materials, that could hold a large marshmallow placed on top. 

The winning team includes:  seated - Ezra Parker.  Back row, left to right - Cody Dotson, Jack Neary and Cameron McFarland.


GET WIMPY! Get Wimpy

Reserve your copy of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Long Haul", today.  The book by Jeff Kinney is scheduled to go on sale on November 4th.  Our Scholastic Book Fair is offering a specially priced paperback edition for $8.99.  The books will be shipped directly to the school beginning November 3rd.  See Mrs. Moorman in the library for an order form and more details.  Remember, each purchase benefits our school.


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school with a large selection of books for students, teachers, parents and siblings.  The Book Fair runs from Monday, September 15th through Friday, September 19th, beginning at 7:00 am and ending at 2:30 pm each day.  Thursday, during the Interim Fair (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm), the Book Fair will also be open.  Treats and prizes will be given out. There will be daily prizes and drawings.  For your convenience, purchases can also be made online.  All profits are used to purchase new books for our WMS library.  Please plan to attend! 


Athletic Ticket Prices

Varsity Sports
Adults $6.00
Students $4.00
* All tickets at the gate for Friday night football are $7.00

JV & Freshman Sports
Adults $5.00
Students $4.00

Middle School Sports
Adults $5.00
Students $3.00


District Offices Closed 3 Hours for Staff Meeting

On Wednesday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. all district buildings including Central Office will be closed for a district wide staff meeting.


REVISED: FUN FRIDAY for Incoming 6th and 7th Graders

The Warner Middle School student leadership team is inviting all incoming 7th graders to attend a FUN FRIDAY event to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.  Come hang out with other students, visit your new school and have some fun before the school year begins!  Join us Friday, August 8 at Warner Middle School from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

The Central Middle School student leadership team is inviting all incoming 6th graders to attend a FUN FRIDAY event to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.  Come hang out with other students, visit your new school and have some fun before the school year begins!  Join us Friday, August 8 at Central Middle School from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.


Bus Routes Posted Friday, August 8

All bus routes will be posted at the buildings for the 2014-15 school year starting Friday, August 8.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the transportation office at (937) 372-3889.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a very restful and relaxing Memorial weekend with your families.  I appreciate all that you do for our children.

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VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYMS Volleyball Open Gyms

Middle School Volleyball open gyms have been scheduled for May 22nd, 27th and 28th from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Warner gym.  Please wear shorts (not short shorts), t-shirts (no sleeveless tops), sneakers and socks.  Knee pads are also suggested.


Certificates of Appreciation Presented to 2014 Retirees

Certificates of Appreciation were presented at the May 12 Board of Education meeting to those who are retiring this year.

The 2014 Xenia Community School retirees are: Linda Clark, Nancy Crites, Whitney Davis, Charlotte Esselstein, Angela Fairs, Cindra George, Patricia Greene, Raye Jean Hilderbran, Deborah K. Johnson, Mark Mash, Cindi Miller, Debbie Pitstick, and David Ryan.  Thank you to each and every one of these individuals for the many wonderful years of service they have provided to the Xenia Community School district.  Congratulations on your retirement and enjoy the years to come...you have earned it!


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a restful and relaxing weekend with your families.  I appreciate all that you do for our children.

One hundred forty six seniors were recognized Friday morning at the Scholarship Awards Assembly held at Xenia High School.  They received scholarships and/or awards.  Scholarships and grants totaling $6,382,430 were offered to the Class of 2014.  In addition to this amount, the local scholarships generously provided by local businesses, families and organizations totaled $55,450.  The grand total of scholarships, grants and awards offered to the Class of 2014 is $6,437,880.  I think that you will agree with me that these figures reflect very favorably on the Xenia High School Class of 2014.  Congratulations to the Xenia High School Class of 2014 and the best of luck in your future endeavors.

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May 12 Board Meeting Notes

Click here to read a summary of what happened during the May 12, 2014 Board of Education meeting.


XHS Future Cheerleaders Informational Meeting

Anyone interested in being a Cheerleader at Xenia High School next year should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 5:30 in the XHS Gym.


XEA Retirement Dinner

The XEA Retirement Dinner was held last Tuesday evening at the Beavercreek Golf Course. The XEA Retirees were recognized with a very special program. Both Board President Cheryl Marcus and Superintendent Pro Tem Denny Morrison had the honor of speaking to the group. Then everyone present had an opportunity to say a few words about those who were retiring. It was a very nice and a very moving experience. We will definitely miss our retirees next year. The 10 retirees have shared their lives for 273 years with their students.


Library Books Need to be Returned

Just a reminder that all library books are due back to your child's building by May 20.  Any books not returned will be added to your child's school fees.  Thank you all for your help in getting our books returned.


XCS Foundation Accepting Applications

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) accepts applications for grants on a continuing basis. The Grants Subcommittee meets quarterly to review applications and make recommendations for awards. Grant awards, traditionally, have ranged from $200.00 to $14,000.00.

The XCS Foundation’s Grant Program is designed to enrich learning experiences for Xenia area students. It is an opportunity for staff, parents and community members to put creative ideas into practice with financial support from the Foundation. Priority for funding is given to projects that support knowledge, academic growth and literacy. Residents and employees of the Xenia Community Schools District are eligible to submit a grant proposal.

Application guidelines and the application form are available on the XCS website (click the Xenia Community Schools Foundation icon on the left sidebar of the XCS website’s main page) and on the Foundation website at: xcsfoundation.com. The Grants Subcommittee of the XCSF will  meet in June to review applications that have been submitted by June 6, 2014.  Applicants will receive notification at the end of June.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and that you enjoyed a restful and very special weekend with your families.  I  know how hard each of you work and hopefully you are taking some time just to relax.  Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week.  I certainly hope that each of you know what a positive impact you are having on our students.  I cannot thank you enough.  This past Wednesday was School Nurse Appreciation Day.  Kudos to our nurses for the incredible job they do each and every day.  Sunday was Mother's Day.  Thus, a special congratulations and thank you to each of you moms on your special day. I hope it is a wonderful day for you.

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Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a long and restful weekend with your families.  I  know how hard each of you work and hopefully you have taken some time just to relax.  May 5-9 is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thanks for all you do for our kids every single day.  You are making an incredible difference in the lives of our students.  Great job.

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WMS CHEERLEADING CLINICS & TRYOUTS Cheer Tryouts

Warner Middle School will be holding cheerleading clinics and a tryout this month for any student that is interested in cheering for the 2014-2015 season.  Informational packets are located in the main office.  All forms must be turned in by Monday, May 12th to Mrs. McClain in order to participate in tryouts.  Cheer clinics will be held in the gymnasium on the following dates...
Clinics will be on May 13th, May 14th, May 15th from  3:00-4:30 p.m.
Tryouts will be on May 16th beginning at 4:00 p.m.


STUDENT COUNCIL HOSTS "END OF THE YEAR BASH" End of Year Bash

Warner's "End of the Year Bash" will be held on Friday, May 16th from 2:05 - 4:00 pm in the Warner gym and cafeteria. Cost to get in for all students is $3.00.  Pizza, pop and snacks can be purchased.  Games and activities will be available and a DJ will provide music. 


WMS Students Receive Awards at Holocaust Event

Students at Warner Middle School in the gifted program participated in the 2014 Dayton Holocaust Resource Center’s Art and Writing contests.  These 8th grade students spend several months studying the Holocaust in their Language Arts class and then do a final project that is submitted to either the art or the writing contest.  This year students also talked with local resident, Dr. Aleksandar Svager, a retired Physics professor from Central State University who is a Holocaust survivor. 

On April 25, the students attended the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Dayton.  They heard speeches from four young Israeli soldiers who are in the Israeli Defense Force, as well as hearing from several Holocaust survivors.  Their artwork was exhibited and they received awards for both art and writing.  The Warner Middle School winners of the 2014 Max May Memorial Holocaust Art Contest were:  Maddie Calhoun – Second Place; Cameron McCoy – Third Place, and Kristina White – Honorable Mention. The WMS winners of the 2014 Lydia May Writing Contest were:  Division I – Poetry: 1st place - Kristina White, 3rd Place - Sophia Ensey. Division I Prose: 1st Place - Christian Fig;  2nd Place - Madison Caupp; 3rd Place – Micah; Honorable Mention - Nathan Brinegar.


Mrs. Greenberg, Maleah Wells, Micah Adams, Sophia Ensey

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Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a long and restful weekend with your families.  I  know how hard each of you work and hopefully you have taken some time just to relax.  Thanks for all you do for our kids every single day.

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WMS Students Design Windmills

The eight grade students in the PLTW class put their knowledge of mechanisms to work to design and build a windmill.  The windmill had to have an output speed less than the input speed, but the output torque greater than the input.  Each windmill also had to have a change of direction by 90 degrees.  They were able to complete the task with a working windmill.  Pictured with their windmill project are Nathan Brinegar and Tahner Snell.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a long and restful weekend with your families.  I  know how hard each of you work and hopefully you have taken some time just to relax.  Thanks for all you do for our kids every single day. OSBA has launched a statewide campaign to highlight the success of public education.  The campaign, Stand Up for Public Schools, seeks to raise awareness about the importance of public education and locally elected boards of education.  The statewide effort was launched in coordination with a national campaign by the National School Boards Association to advocate for public schools.  The great job you do for our children each and every day is noticed and appreciated!  Great job.

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April 14 Board Meeting Summary

Click here to read a summary of what happened during the April 14, 2014 Board of Education meeting.


Mandatory Fall Sports Meeting

Xenia Community Schools will conduct their mandated Fall Parent/Athlete Meeting on Monday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Xenia High School Gym. Any student going to be in grades 7-12 for the 2014-2015 school year planning to participate in Fall Athletics must attend with parent or guardian. During this one hour meeting, information on summer open gyms, open fields, weight room and conditioning will be distributed. Academic requirements, participation fees, physicals and required paperwork will be distributed and discussed.

This is a mandatory meeting for those intending to play a fall sport in XCS.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying a beautiful weekend with your families.  Here are some of the terrific things happening in each of our schools.

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Middle School and High School Softball Games

Today's middle school softball game with Lebanon will be rescheduled to Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at Lebanon.  Varsity softball will play Springboro at XHS today due to Springboro's field being unplayable. 


Today's Softball Game Location Changed

The Varsity softball game to be played on April 1, 2014 has been moved from Trotwood to Xenia and will start at 5 p.m.

The Middle School softball game will be rescheduled to a later date.
 


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

Hi everyone, I hope that this information finds you in good health and enjoying a relaxing spring break. Thanks so much for all you do for the children of Xenia.  Kudos also to the Dayton Flyers. Despite the loss to top ranked Florida, what a wonderful season. Here are some of the many wonderful things happening in our schools that I am proud to share:

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Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

Please click View All below to read the Superintendent Pro Tem's weekly update from Denny Morrison.


BASEBALL TRYOUTS Baseball Tryouts

Baseball tryouts for Warner Middle School are scheduled for March 6, 7 and 10 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the WMS gym.  Athletes must have a physical on file and must be present all 3 days for consideration.


XCS is on a 2 Hour Delay, No AM Preschool

Xenia Community Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Febuary 18, 2014. There is no AM Preschool.


Post Secondary Enrollment Mandatory Meeting

Post Secondary Enrollment Option is available to students in grades 9-12. This program allows students to be released to attend a local university and earn college and high school credits. The state of Ohio requires each district to conduct a meeting for interested families each year.  Attendance at the meeting is MANDATORY to participate in the program. A parent must attend this meeting in order for the student to enroll in the program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Xenia High School will hold the MANDATORY informational meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Xenia High School Auditorium. Please call the XHS Guidance Office at 937-562-9915 if you have any questions.


Volunteer Information and Training Sessions
Come join us and see how you can help.  We are in need of volunteers to tutor students in reading.  We want to give these students every opportunity.  We will show you how easy it is to help a child.  These sessions will give you a more in depth look at how important a reading tutor volunteer is and how you can become a volunteer making a difference.

There are 2 sessions being offered. 

Notify Stephanie Johnston sjohnston@xenia.k12.oh.us which session you wish to attend.

Superintendent Pro Tem Finalists to Present

The Xenia Board of Education will meet in special session on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to attend the meeting and hear the public presentations of the finalists for the position of Superintendent Pro-Tem. The presentations will occur on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Xenia Board Offices, 819 Colorado Drive in Xenia.


No school activities today or this evening

All activities have been cancelled for today and this evening.


Xenia Community Schools Closed

Xenia Community Schools are closed Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  Area road conditions throughout the district are problematic and would slow our bus routes significantly.  The potential for students to be waiting in the frigid wind chills for long periods is prompting the closure.


FIELD TRIP CANCELLATION

The Integrated Arts field trip to the Dayton Art Institute that was scheduled for today has been postponed due to the hazardous weather conditions.


Superintendent Pro-Tem Applications Being Accepted

Xenia Community Schools is now accepting applications for the Superintendent Pro-Tem position.  This position is to start on or before February 1, 2014.  All interested applicants should apply to Ms. Tracy Jarvis, Treasurer/CFO, Xenia Community Schools, 819 Colorado Drive, Xenia, Ohio 45385.  Please send letter of interest, resume, and any other information you feel the Board of Education needs.  Deadline for applicants to apply is January 24, 2014.  The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for Thursday, January 16th from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.  Teachers made a list of those parents they wanted to be sure to see and sent letters of invitation to them with a time slot for that evening.

If you were not contacted by letter and would like to have a conference, please contact the Main Office at 376-9488.


XENIA BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING POSTPONED

Xenia Board of Education events scheduled for tonight have been postponed.

The reception, the Organizational Meeting Board Meeting, and the Special Meeting have been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The reception and meetings will take place at the Board Office, 819 Colorado Drive in Xenia.

Please note: The deadline for any person wishing to apply for the vacant seat on the Board of Education has been extended to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Applications should be submitted to Ms. Tracy Jarvis, Treasurer, 819 Colorado Drive in Xenia.

The Board Offices are closed today, Monday, January 6, 2014.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. for the Board reception and meeting.


Welcome Reception for New Board Members

On January 6, 2014, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education will host a public reception in honor of the newly elected Board members. All citizens of the Xenia Community School district are invited to attend. The reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Offices, 819 Colorado Drive in Xenia.

The reception will be held immediately prior to the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education. The Board will hold their organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a special meeting.

Please join us as we begin our work together to benefit the students of the Xenia Schools.


Board Vacancy - Accepting Letters of Interest

On 1 January 2014, there will be a vacancy on the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education due to a Board member’s resignation. The remaining four members of the Board are required to appoint a replacement member to fill this vacancy on or before the next regularly scheduled Board meeting which is 13 January 2014. This vacancy is for the remaining two years of the unexpired term vacated by the resignation.

Interested citizens must deliver their letter of interest to:
Ms. Tracy Jarvis
Attn: Board vacancy
Treasurer/CFO Xenia Community Schools
819 Colorado Drive
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Letters of interest will be accepted until 6 January at 5:30 p.m.

The letter of interest must be no longer than two pages and include the candidate’s resume, the strengths the candidate will bring to the Board, and how the candidate sees the Board moving the District forward.

During the executive session of 6 January all letters of intent will be reviewed. Following the review, the Board will select candidates for an interview to be scheduled between 8-11 January. There will be a press release to inform the public which candidates will be scheduled for an interview.

During the regular meeting of 13 January 2014, the candidate to be appointed to the Board seat will be announced and sworn in. 


Bus Delays Today

Some buses are experiencing long delays due to slick roads and the late snow fall this morning.  We apologize for the delays, but the safety of our students is the number one priority for the drivers so they are slowing down.  As the transportation office is made aware of a late route, they are attempting to get a One Call Now message out to parents.


A Statement from Dr. Deborah Piotrowski

My time in the Xenia Community Schools has been a joy and a pleasure.  It has been my honor to work side-by-side with some of the finest teachers, administrators, and staff members in the State of Ohio. Serving the students and families in the Xenia has been rewarding, and I have made memories for a lifetime.

I love children; I truly enjoy watching students learn and grow.  Children inspire me to be a better person, and my efforts in Xenia have been focused on placing resources in the classroom to create a better learning experience for all students.   At the end of every day, I have reminded myself (and all those around me) that we are in the business of educating children.  I have focused my efforts and energies on what is best for our students.

The time has come for me to move on to other endeavors.  While I am looking forward to a new chapter of life, I am proud of the following accomplishments during my service in the Xenia Schools:

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Athletic Events

All XCS athletic events and practices are cancelled for Friday, December 6, 2013.  Events scheduled for Saturday, December 7 will be played as scheduled.  Practices may resume on Saturday as well.  If weather conditions continue to get worse tomorrow changes or cancellations may be required.


Revised - Semester Exam Schedule

The semester exam schedule for  Warner Middle School has been revised due the cancellation of school on January 6th and 7th.  The new dates will be as follows:

Friday - January 10, 2014 - 7th Gr. Language Arts Exam

Monday - January 13, 2014 - Periods 1, 3, and 5

Tuesday - January 14, 2014 - Periods 2, 4, and 6

The end of the 2nd nine weeks will be on Tuesday, January 14th and the 3rd nine weeks will begin on Wednesday, January 15th.  Grade cards will be distributed on Friday, January 17th.

 


CHRISTMAS CONCERT Christmas Concert

The Warner Middle School Band and Choir will give their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm in the Warner gym.  All are invited to come and enjoy the holiday music performed by our talented students under the guidance of Mrs. Lynnora Powell-Stivers and Mr. Jeff Taylor.  The following day, Friday, all students will assemble in the gym at 8:00 am to hear the concert before beginning their winter break.


WHOOPING COUGH INFORMATION

Parents

We have a letter with information about Whooping Cough going home with your child Thursday November 21, 2013.  

This letter is to inform you that we, along with other school districts in our area, have confirmed cases of pertussis/whoopingcough. Whooping cough is caused by a bacterium that is spread through contact with respiratory secretions from an infected person.

 

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STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE Food Drive

The WMS Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by Student Council is in full swing.  On Monday & Tuesday, 11/18 and 11/19, students are encouraged to bring in 5 cans of food.  For their efforts they will receive a pink or yellow homework pass.  Wednesday will be HAT DAY for those students who bring in 2 cans of food to the cafeteria or gym.  Hands will be stamped at that time.

There is also a Canned Food Pyramid competition for all first period classes.   Using the cans of food, students are to create an original pyramid design and submit a picture to Mrs. Phillips by Thursday, 11/21.  Winners will be announced on Friday and the class will have a donut party.


OHSAA Foundation Games

On Saturday November 16th, Xenia will host 2 OHSAA Foundation Basketball games.

Girls Varsity Basketball will host Shawnee at 6:00PM and Boys Varsity Basketball will host Greenon at 7:30.
These are actual games not scrimmages. Donations will be made to the OHSAA Scholarship Fund and local organizations. All Tickets are $5.00 and NO PASSES will accepted for this event. 
***In honor of Veterans Day, All military veterans and current members of the military in Xenia will be admitted Free.
Come out and support the BUCS as they open their season .

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Warner's Students of the Month for September and October. Back row, left to right:  Alexis Woolwine, Alexandra Fellie, Kolton Mongold, Micah Adams and Dylan Leeds.  Bottom row, left to right:  Dianna Cooper, Kristina White, Marissa Adams, Ben Shirk and TreyCline.  Not pictured are Uzair Williams, Payton Bartley and Brandon Stephenson.


CHANGES TO OCTOBER CALENDAR Due to Count Week, some changes had to be made to the original calendar sent out at the beginning of the school year.  There will be school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 9, 10 and 11School will be CLOSED on Monday, October 14th due to WOEA Day.
Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Team Week #5 Finalist.  

 

Our District has a Nominee for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio High School Football Player and/or Team of the Week Award.
These weekly awards are decided upon fan vote, so we encourage you to forward this email to others in your school,district and community. Voting is live and will conclude at Noon on Friday. You may vote as often as you like. 

Winners will receive personalized banners suitable for hanging.

 

Click here to VOTE for XENIA NOW!!!!

Mrs. Alex's Project Lead the Way class Pictured are students from Mrs. Alex's Project Lead the Way class.  Students completed a lab with two goals, accurate measurement and testing/modifying a prototype.  The students needed to accurately measure, cut, and assemble a skimmer.  The students then had a chance to test their skimmer prototype and make modifications.  As they tested their skimmer for distance, many of them used paper clips, rubber bands, and tape to modify it.  The student with the farthest distance was Josh Witteveen, with a distance of 16 meters.
INTERIM FAIR & FAMILY COOKOUT Interim Fair and Cook Out

Please join us on Thursday, September 26th for the Warner Middle School Interim Fair and Family Cookout.  Pick up your child's interim, talk to the teachers and enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink.  The fair will be held from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you.


YEARBOOK ORDERS Yearbook

Order forms for the 2013-14 Warner Middle School Year are now available in the Main Office.  Get your order in early to get the lowest price of the year.  If your order is received before September 27th, the price for the hardcover, color yearbook is $20.00.  After 9/27, the cost for a pre order will be $25.00.  In May, when the yearbooks come in and go on sale, the price will be $30.00.  Turn in your forms and payment to Mr. Brodehl in Room 142.

Orders can also be placed online by clicking on this link:  http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/ybk_lp_main.html


SCHOOL PICTURES School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 18th beginning at 7:30 am.  Packets were given to all students and are also available in the Main Office.


THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

Warner Middle School is excited to announce the dates for it's upcoming Book Fair.  An amazing selection of books will be available in our library on September 25th, 26th and 27th from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm each day.   We will have the latest titles for students as well as books of interest for parents. You can also browse our Book Fair during the Interim Fair Cookout on September 26th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  We will have refreshments and prizes.

Online shopping will be available September 20th through October 10th at bookfairs.scholastics.com/homepage/warnermiddleschool

All proceeds will be used to provide new books for our library.  Thanks for supporting our Book Fair.


A & B REWARD DAY Movie Reward

Congratulations to our "X" Card Members!!  If you received all A's or all A's and B's on your 1st 9 weeks grade card, you are a member.

All "X" Card members are invited to a Movie Reward on Friday, November 15th.  7th graders will attend from 8:00 - 9:45 am and 8th graders will attend from 12:15 - 2:00 pm. in the Warner cafeteria.  Soda, snacks and candy will be available for purchase.  This is the first of many benefits for those who belong to this special group.


BULLY-PROOFING YOUTH PRESENTATION

On behalf of Warner Middle School, we would like to invite all of our parents to “Bully-Proofing Youth”, a 90 minute presentation on Bullying featuring Jim Bisenius, a well-respected presenter and therapist.  Please join us on Thursday January 30th from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Warner Middle School cafeteria.  This presentation is for parents only, but Warner M.S. staff will be available to provide child care if needed.  We look forward to a great evening and hope you can join us.  Students and staff will see this presentation also during the day on January 30th.  Please click on the "view all" below for more information regarding the program and presenter.

 


LIBRARY NEWS: LET'S CELEBRATE! READ ACROSS AMERICA & DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY

Warner Middle School will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday the week of March 3 - 7. 

Monday - 20 minutes of sustained silent reading for the whole school.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - "Library Read In" - Students may bring their breakfast and a book to the library before school.  Students who attend, will be entered into a drawing for breakfast with the principal)

Friday - Breakfast with the Principal for those who win the drawing.  Green eggs and ham will be served.


PENNIES FOR PATIENTS FUNDRAISER

The annual "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser kicked off on Monday, 3/3/2014.  Our school joins 29,000 schools nationwide in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  Collection boxes have been placed in the classrooms and offices for donations.  Our school goal is to raise $3,000.  Every penny counts!

TOTAL FOR WEEK ENDING 3/14/2014 - $1,662.50


WMS LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA PENNY DRIVE REACHES GOAL

The students and staff of Warner Middle School raised a grand total of $4,145.00 during the month of March for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in support of the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families.

The activities held to raise donations included; I-Pod Day, Hat Day, Duck Dynasty Day, Disney Day, Super Hero Day and a Basketball Shoot Out.   A new fundraiser, the Dodgeball Tournament, was a huge success.  Students paid admission to watch 6 student teams compete.  The winning team battled it out with a team of staff members, including Mr. Earley, Mr. Statt, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Dean, Mr. Brodehl and Mr. Veelman.  The faculty team won the tournament bracket.

Many thanks to the advisors for this fundraiser, Dana McClain, Michelle Phillips and Barb Moorman.


MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

Come to the first practice with a completed physical.  The physical forms are available in the Warner Main Office.

FOOTBALL - The first practice will be on August 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at WMS.  The practice schedule will be given that night.

CROSS COUNTRY - The first practice will be August 5th at the Greene County Fairgrounds (the large picnic shelter) from 10:00 am - Noon.

VOLLEYBALL - Open gyms will be held Monday through Thursday, July 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the Warner gym.  Tryouts will be held on August 4th, 5th and 6th (final cuts) at WMS from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Players must be present all three days to be considered.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed a very restful and relaxing weekend prior to the end of the school year.  I appreciate all that you do for our children.  I have only been here a short time but I have to tell you how impressed I have been with each of you.  I see you every day working miracles with our young people.  You are true professionals and I feel so very privileged to be here with you.  I do not know what your summer plans are but I certainly hope that there is some time built in for yourself and for your family to just relax.  Again, I cannot thank you enough for all you do.

The Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony was exceptional.  The students were well behaved, the parents were very proud and appreciative, the speeches were excellent, and there was not a single air horn heard anywhere.   I have heard nothing but positive comments from the community.  I also loved seeing all of the staff members in the audience.  It is wonderful that you were there to support our kids.  The Class of 2014 is special.  82% are signed up to go to college, 7% have enlisted in the military, 8% are going to work full time, and 3% are going to work part time.  We have much to be thankful for.

Click View All below to read the entire weekly update.


2014-2015 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

The 2014-15 School Supply lists for Grades 7 and 8 at Warner Middle School are available by clicking on "7th" or "8th".


2014 MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP Football Camp

Xenia's Middle School Football Camp will be held July 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Cox Stadium.  For more information and application form  click on football.


Library Read In Week In Pictures

The winners of the "Library Read In" drawing held  during the week of 3/3/2014 are from left to right:  Nathan Brinegar, Gabe Wilson, Mrs. Moorman (Librarian), Kiyra Anderson, Jayden Blackaby, Isaiah Liston and Ronnie Molitor.  These students enjoyed a breakfast of "green eggs and ham" with Mr. Earley, our principal, and Denny Morrison, our superintendent on Friday morning of that week. 


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

Congratulations to team "LEGAL REVENGE" for winning the Pennies for Patients Dodgeball Tournament which was held on March 19th in the Warner gym.  "LEGAL REVENGE" defeated  the students in the final game of the day.  Pictured from left to right are Mr. Bill Veelman, Mr. Matt Simpson, Mr. Jason Brodehl, Mr. Paul Dean and Mr Mike Earley.


XCS Foundation Seeks Hall of Honor Nominees

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 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.  They are due by February 17, 2014. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 12, 2014 at Tecumseh Elementary School.

The nomination process is easy. Simply follow the guidelines listed on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation page on this website. The format for the application can also be accessed from that page.  Click here to go to the Foundation 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.


SCHOOL FUNDRAISER Fundraiser Our school wide fundraiser has begun.  Entertainment Books and cookie dough are being sold by our students just in time for the holidays.  The deadline for orders is November 12th.  Cookie dough orders will be delivered to the school on December 11th for pick up.  For more information, call 376-9488.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL NEWS - DATES TO REMEMBER Girls' Basketball Open Gyms will be held on October 16, 21 and 23 in the Warner gym from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

The 7th Grade Girls will have tryouts on Friday, 10/25 from 2:15 - 4:15 pm and on Saturday, 10/26 from 10:00 am - Noon.   The 8th Grade Girls will have tryouts on  Friday, 10/25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and on Saturday, 10/26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Girls must have a physical on file to tryout and must be present both days for consideration

GET WIMPY - BOOK FAIR EXTRA

Reserve a copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8 at a special price just for our Book Fair.  Pre order forms for a paperback edition of the book at the low price of $8.49 are available from the library and the classroom teachers.  Orders will be shipped directly to our school beginning November 5th.


BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Students and parents, please join us for our Back to School Open House on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  You can meet the teachers and receive your schedule.  Bus lists will also be posted on the front windows of the lobby..  And don't forget, school begins on Monday, August 18, 2014.  The school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:05 pm.

We look forward to seeing you August 12th.


Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory Game of the Week

Friday’s football game against Troy has been selected as “Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory Game of the Week” on Channel 7.

What is the Drive to Victory? It’s a competition – to see which school can collect the most clothes, household items, computers, and even vehicles that will be donated to Goodwill.

It’s simple.  All you have to do is collect items and place them in the "Goodwill Drive to Victory Truck” located in the high school parking lot – you can’t miss it.

The donations will be weighed this Friday at noon and the winning school with the most weight will be announced Friday night during Touchdown 7 on WHIO-TV and win a $200 scholarship.

Really, everyone wins, because the items donated will be sold at Goodwill stores and the profits will be used to help people with disabilities right here in our community. 

So clean your closet out and bring in your donations. Tell your family and neighbors!  They can help us beat Troy AND help people with disabilities at the same time!   And be sure to follow Drive to Victory all season long on whiotv.com.


GREENE COUNTY CAREER CENTER VISIT GCCC Visit

Warner Middle School's 8th grade students will visit the Greene County Career Center on Monday, 11/25 and Tuesday, 11/26.  Students will be divided into two groups with one group attending 11/25 and the other on 11/26.  Buses will leave Warner at 8:45 am and return at around 11:00 am.

Students will have an opportunity to visit each of the programs and learn what what they have to offer.  Although students do not attend the career center until the 11th and 12 grades, it is important for students to understand the requirements they will need to fulfill If they would like to go there.

If parents' have any questions or concerns or choose for their child not to attend, please call Mrs. Strickland at 562-9809.


Board Accepting Input From the Public

The Xenia Community Schools Board of Education is seeking input from the public on the qualifications desired for the next superintendent.  Comments should be emailed to Tracy Jarvis at tjarvis@xenia.k12.oh.us or call 937-562-9033.  Comments are being accepted until January 31, 2014. Click here to see the qualifications discussed during the January Board Meeting.


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING

After school tutoring is being offered for all students at Warner Middle School each week, Tuesday through Friday from 2:10 - 3:10 pm in the Science Lab (Room 219).   Teachers will be available to help students with homework or assignments.   No enrollment is necessary.  Students should just come to Room 219 at 2:10 pm on the days they would like assistance.


Weekly Update from Superintendent

Click View All below to read the message sent out by Superintendent Denny Morrison to the entire staff after his first week with Xenia Community Schools.


NEW SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT WMS

Beginning, Monday, April 7th, the front doors to the building will be locked at all times.  All who would like access to the building will need to press a buzzer to the right of the front door.  They will then be admitted after visual and audio contact with the Main Office.  Thank you for your cooperation as we implement these new procedures.

All students who arrive before 7:30 am, must enter the building through the gym doors only since the front doors will be locked during that time.


Open Enrollment for 2014-15 School Year Now Open

The open enrollment period for Xenia elementary school students (Intra-district Open Enrollment) will be from April 1, 2014 through April 24, 2014.  The completed form must be turned in by the 24th at 3:30 p.m.  Parents may pick up and complete a form at the Board of Education offices between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each weekday.  The form can also be downloaded by clicking the following link "Intra-district Open Enrollment Application".

Please be advised of the following information: Honoring any open enrollment request is dependent upon class sizes and the teachers available within each building. Teachers cannot be added to accommodate open enrollment requests.

Inter-District Open Enrollment Applications are also being accepted until 3:30 p.m. on July 22, 2014.  This form can be downloaded by clicking the following link "Inter-district Open Enrollment Application".


XCS to Offer Breakfast, YMCA to Offer Lunch This Summer

Every year organizations run summer food programs.  These programs are federally funded programs.  This summer XCS will have breakfast provided from June 9 to 27, Monday through Friday only, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at Arrowood Elementary.  The YMCA will provide lunch June 9 to August 15, Monday through Friday only, at noon at Shawnee Park (across from Central Middle School).  These meals are free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18 years or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled. We hope to see lots of you at these locations for breakfast or lunch.

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


XCS Athletic Passes Now On Sale

Xenia Community Schools Athletic Passes are on sale now through September 15.  For more information click here.


XCS Welcomes New Superintendent Pro Tem

Xenia Community Schools would like to welcome Denny Morrison as the Districts new Superintendent Pro Tem.  Mr. Morrison will fill this role until July 31, 2014.  Starting August 1, 2014 Mr. Morrison will become the Superintendent.  The District is extremely excited to bring Mr. Morrison on board and looks forward to taking advantage of all his previous experiences.  Please click here to read the Superintendent Pro Tem's message to the community and click on the View All button to read more about Mr. Morrison.


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY January Students of the Month

Warner Middle School is pleased to announce its January Students of the Month.  They are, from left to right; Janine Stover, Rebecca Johnston, Kristina Cooke, Stephanie Brown, Megan Miller and Javon Sparks-Ramsey.  Not pictured is Makaya Gordon. 


Blizzard Bag #2 Assignments Sent Home

Blizzard Bag #2 assignments were sent home March 24, 2014.  The assignments are also posted under the Blizzard Bag link (left side of page) on each of the school's web pages.  These assignments are due on April 7.


XCS on 2 Hour Delay March 3 - No AM Preschool

Xenia Community Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for March 3, 2014.  There will be no AM Preschool.


OHSAA mandated Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting On Monday October 28th the Xenia Community Schools Athletic Department will conduct their OHSAA mandated Winter Sport Parent/Athlete Meeting in the Xenia High School Gym at 6:00pm. Anyone 7-12 Xenia Community School student interested in participating in a Winter Sport must attend with Parent or Guardian.
Trunk or Treat Community Event

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Join Us for this Fun Event!!!

Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

Hi everyone, I hope that this information finds you in good health and having enjoyed a relaxing weekend.  Many exciting things took place in our district this past week and I am honored to share them with you.

Please click View All below to read the full message from Superintendent Pro Tem Denny Morrison.


Spring Sports Schedules

XHS Sports

Middle School Baseball

Middle School Softball

Middle School Track
 


Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony Invitation

The Xenia Schools, in partnership with the City of Xenia and the Greene County Historical Society, will host a Dedication Ceremony for a Commemorative Plaque on April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Xenia High School Auditorium. 

Dedication Invitation Link

Dedication Video


Spring Sports Parent/Athlete Mandatory Meeting

Any Xenia Community School student in grades 7-12 interested in participating in spring sports must attend the OHSAA mandated Spring Sport Parent/Athlete Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Xenia High School gym.  If you have any questions, please call Mark Stoll the Xenia Athletic Director at 374-4217.


Senior Citizen Athletic Passes Available Aug. 11

Seniors age 62 and older that reside within the Xenia Community Schools district are eligible to receive a Senior Pass to all XCS home athletic events. This pass will admit 1 to all home middle school or high school athletic events, free of charge. To obtain a Senior Pass, go the the XCS Athletic Office at 303 Kinsey Rd, 45385 (Xenia HS - blue trailer at back of building)

Passes are available from 10-2 daily, a photo ID is required. Please contact 937-374-4217, if you have questions.


XHS Cheerleading Tryouts

XHS will host Cheer Clinics June 10-12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the XHS gym.  You must bring a copy of your report card on June 10.  Tryout material will be taught during this time.  Click "Tryout Packet" for more information and the materials that must be turned in by the end of the clinic on June 10.  Tryouts will be held June 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the XHS gym.


Stuff the Bus TODAY

Once again this year, XCS will be having a Stuff the Bus event.  The event is scheduled for today, 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. 

Thanks to First Student who is supplying the bus and will be demonstrating bus safety.  2014-15 bus routes will be available.

Thanks to Waibel Energy Systems who has donated the materials for snow cones.

Thanks to the XCS Foundation for donating the funds for the dunk tank.

Please plan to attend this exciting event and bring school supplies for XCS students.  Let's fill a bus!!!


Blizzard Bag Letter to Parents

A letter was sent home with students today to explain Blizzard Bags.  The first Blizzard Bag assignment will be sent home with students on Monday, March 3.  Assignments must be turned in no later than March 17, 2014.  For more information, please read the letter that went home with your student or click here for a copy.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

Hi everyone, I hope that this information finds you in good health and having enjoyed a relaxing weekend. I am sure that many of you were glued to the TV's watching a plethora of upsets.  With total and complete respect to all of my OSU friends, how about those Flyers?  Being a UD grad I have to at least write something!  THE University of Dayton played so well.  And then to have them squeeze the Orange on Saturday!  What a weekend! Our school district's students and staff also had another outstanding week.  On Saturday evening I had the honor and the privilege to see our high school musical, Into the Woods.  All I can say is that it was outstanding!!!  I left there so impressed.  The kids and the advisors did one sensational job.  What awesome talent! Here are some of the many wonderful things happening in our schools that I am proud to share:

Click View All below to read more.


Alert Set Up for Parents in ProgressBook

Parents - If you want to be alerted when your child has a missing assignment or when he/she receives a low grade on an assignment, this can be done through settings in ProgressBook.

Click here for directions on how to set these alerts up.  Once this news article goes away, these directions can be found under Parent Resources on the left side of any District web page.


Superintendent Pro Tem Weekly Update

Hi everyone, I hope that this information finds you in good health and having enjoyed a relaxing weekend.  Spring is just around the corner.  Our school district's students and staff had another great week.  Here are some of the wonderful things happening in our schools that I am proud to share. 

Click View All below to read more.


XHS Marching Band Bandtastic Chili Cook Off & Auction

The Xenia High School Marching Band will be hosting the Bandtastic Chili Cook Off and Auction on Saturday, March 14, 2014 at the Xenia High School Cafeteria.  The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. The chili tasting and judging will be from 5:30 to 6, chili supper at 6, and auction at 7.  The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children, and $5 for hot dog meal. Bring your best chili for a chance to win prizes. If you would like to enter the contest or have auction items to donate, please contact Scott or Christy Purdin at thepurdins@gmail.com or call Christy at 510-8080.  The funds raised will help the marching band with the cost of items like uniforms, instruments, performance expenses, and so much more!


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 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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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.


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.

Click View All below to read more about the Foundation grants.


7th Grader Becomes Member of Snowshoe Mountain Junior Ski Team

Becca Johnston a 7th Grader at Warner Middle School, is a member of the Snowshoe Mountain Junior Ski Team out of Snowshoe,WV.  She competed in the U10-U14 SARA Championships March 1st and 2nd at Sugar Mountain, NC. Becca competed in Slalom and Giant Slalom Events.  Finishing each of her runs in the top 5, qualifying her to be 3rd on the State Team.  The SARA State Team is made up of the top racers from NC, WV, & VA Ski Resorts and qualifies them to go to post season events up in New England.  Becca had been competitive racing since she was 4 years old and skiing since she was 18 month old.

Becca receiving 3rd place State Team Honors Becca racing slalom event


Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due April 1

Induction into the Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame is a way to honor the Xenia Community athletes and coaches, athletic directors, teams, and those who have provided meritorious service to the Xenia Community athletic programs over the years.  If you know of someone whom you feel is deserving of being inducted please fill out the nomination form by clicking here "Nomination Form".

Return your nomination form by April 1.


Superintendent Pro Tem Neighborhood Meetings

Superintendent Pro Tem Denny Morrison will be visiting each of the elementary buildings to meet with the community.  He will have a brief presentation, but he wantsto hear from each of you.  Please come and meet Denny and discuss Xenia Community Schools.  Denny will be at the following buildings:

Tonight March 13 at 6 p.m. - Shawnee Elementary School

Next Community Events
March 18 at 6 p.m. - Tecumseh Elementary School
March 19 at 6 p.m. - McKinley Elementary School
March 20 at 6 p.m. - Cox Elementary School
March 25 at 6 p.m. - Arrowood Elementary School


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 dplenergy.com/xenia.

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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March 10 Board Meeting Notes

The District will be preparing a summary of the monthly Board Meetings to share with the staff and public. Click here for the summary of the March 10 meeting.


Partners in Education Seeking Nominations

The Partners in Education Committee of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for two awards to be presented at the Xenia Education Foundation Hall of Honor Dinner on April 12, 2014. These awards will recognize those who have made contributions that benefitted students enrolled in Xenia Community Schools.

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