Warner Middle School News

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.

Click View All below to read the weekly update.


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.

 

Click the view all to see sign and symptoms.


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.


FALL SPORTS PICTURES

WMS Fall Sports Pictures will be taken on Friday, September 6th @ 2:30 pm in the gym.


Busing Delay and One Call Now

Parents/Guardians -

The District apologizes for the busing delays today and lack of communication to parents. There was an issue with a bus that held up several buses at the high school from starting the routes.  This issue plus being the first day of school lead to major delays (for some over an hour from the anticipated times).  We attempted to make a One Call Now message just so parents were aware of the delay.  The One Call Now system gets student information imported from DASL which is our student information system.  DASL made changes to its system and file structure which impacted the nightly updating of the One Call Now system.  Because of this issue, there was no way for the District to send the message out to parents.  The District immediately began working with One Call Now and DASL to resolve the issue which will be complete before tomorrow afternoon.

We hope that other than this issue that your student(s) had a wonderful first day and that tomorrow is even better. 


School Fees

The 2013-14 school fees were approved by the Board of Education on August 12, 2013.  Please click the link below to view the approved fees.

School Fees


Progress Book Username and Passwords

Progress Book is being completely upgraded this year and as a result, the District was forced to reset all of the parent username and passwords.  If you are trying to log in with what you have used in the past, it will not work.  Username/password information for parents will be available at each building during Open House and student username/password information will be available once students have returned to school.  More information/directions will be posted here in the next few days once it has been provided to the District.


Bus Routes

The morning and afternoon bus routes for the 2013-14 school year are complete and have been posted at each building.  If you have any questions in regards to busing or your student's route, please contact Transportation at (937) 372-3889.


BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Open House

Students and parents, please join us for our Back to School Open House on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  You can meet the teachers and get your schedule.  Bus lists will also be posted on the front windows of the lobby.  A representative from our Board Office will  be available to help parents get set up with One Call Now, Pay For It.Net, Progress Book and e-communications.

We hope to see you on August 20th.  And don't forget, school begins on Thurday, August 22, 2013.  The school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:05 pm.


Board of Education Offices Moving to New Location

The Board of Education Offices located at 578 East Market Street are currently being moved to a new location at 819 Colorado Drive (old McKinley Elementary). The offices will in transition over the next couple of weeks.

The current location is open Monday through Friday from 7 to 3:30.

On Wednesday, June 26 the Offices will be closed. The phone lines for the Board of Education Offices will not be working due to the transition.

On Thursday, June 27 all staff will be at the new location at 819 Colorado Drive. Current phone numbers will remain at the new location. Offices will be opened from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The July Board meeting will be held at 578 East Market Street.

Student registrations for the 2013-14 school year will not be accepted until July 8th.

Thank you for your patience during this exciting move to the new location.


WMS APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH April Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Warner Students of the Month for April.  They are, from left to right:  Christian Enoch, Kristen Combs, Erin Johnson, Kaylee Mossbarger, Ashley Riley and Cameron Cramer.


Exterior Signage on GovDeals Auction Site

For those of you who might be interested in purchasing the name part of the exterior signs that were located at our former elementary buildings (Cox, Tecumseh, Spring Hill and Simon Kenton), these items are now listed on www.govdeals.com.  Good luck bidding!


Library Books Are Overdue

All library books were due May 20th and need to be returned to your child's school library as soon as possible.  Books that are not returned before the end of the year are considered lost, and the student who checked the book out will be charged for the cost of the book.  If you have any questions, please contact the library assistant at your child's school.  Thank you for getting your library book(s) returned!


2 Hour Delay Thursday, May 23

In the Xenia Community Schools, we remain constant and vigilant in our efforts to protect our students and staff.  Safety and security is our highest priority. Policies and procedures were strictly followed and implemented today at Xenia High School and responsible planning led to the decision to call for a two-hour delay on May 23, 2013 (tomorrow).

Today, information was reported to the Xenia High School administration regarding a bomb threat. The contents of the threat were specific to Thursday, May 23, 2013. The XHS Administration and the School Resource Officer immediately began to address the issue. The investigation was led by Principal, Mr. Ted Holop.

Click below to read more.


School Lunch Charges

Near the end of each school year, the School Nutrition Program establishes a cut-off date for meal charges in the school cafeteria.  This allows time for the School Nutrition Program to collect all outstanding debt before school is out for the summer.  This year the last day that students will be allowed to charge is Friday, May 17.

Beginning on Monday, May 20th, students must either have money with them when they come through the serving line or have sufficient funds on their student meal account to cover what is purchased.  If a student does not have the funds to cover the purchase, cafeteria staff will provide the student with an alternate choice meal.

Parents are always welcome to call the Cafeteria Manager or Head Cook at their child’s school to check their child’s account balance.  They may also call the School Nutrition Office at 562-9030.  The School Nutrition Program truly appreciates your business.


Xenia Schools is NOT CANCELLED or CLOSED

Late this afternoon, ABC22 news mistakenly posted that Xenia Community Schools was closed.  This is not correct.  Xenia Community Schools will end at its normal time today (May 17, 2013).


THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME Washington D.C. Trip

Last week 120 Warner M.S. 8th graders traveled to the nations capital and had the opportunity to tour and learn about things like the Vietnam Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Archives.  This trip was an extension of the curriculum taught in their 8th grade American History classes. 

Pictured in front of the Capitol building from Left to Right are Ally Landis, Jodi Collier, Hannah Propes, and Kaylee Mossbarger.


15th Annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony & Dinner

On Saturday, April 27, the Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) presented the 15th Annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony & Dinner at Xenia High School.

Master of Ceremonies and WBZI radio personality, Bucks Braun, kept the evening moving at a nice pace as attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner and the new program format. Attendees joined XCSF and Presenting Sponsor, Greene Memorial & Soin Hospitals, in celebrating the accomplishments of the 2013 Hall of Honor inductees: John F. “Rick” Williamson (Class of 1966); Lt. Col. Stephen P. McIlvaine (Class of 1990) and Dr. Jenene R. Washington-Stepter (Class of 1991).


WARNER MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Warner Middle School will be holding an open house for all incoming 7th grade students and their parents on Monday, May 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 

Please come and meet the staff, tour the building and learn about the exciting programs offered at Warner.  Refreshments will be available.


COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS

The Cookie Dough Fundraiser orders will be in and available for pick up on Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Warner cafeteria.


XAYP to Host Corn Hole Tournament

The Xenia Area Young Professionals (XAYP) will host a Corn Hole Tournament on Friday, May 3rd at Willies Bar and Grill, 124 Xenia Towne Square.  The tournament will start at 6 PM, with registration beginning at 5 PM. Cost will be $20 per team. For more information, please contact Carole at the Xenia Chamber Office by email (carole@xacc.com) or phone (937-372-3591). 

Click here for the registration form. (the link is http://www.xacc.com/filemgmt/visit.php?lid=440)

All proceeds from this event will be given to Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program for Xenia Schools (Anti-Bullying and Social Skills Program).


Tradition Project - "X" Marks Your Spot

The Xenia High School Athletic Department is proud to offer you a unique opportunity to have your name placed in XHS history. Customizable ceramic 12"x12" wall tiles will be offered and permanently displayed in the XHS gym lobbies. Your tile can be personal or commercial in nature.

Please click "details" for a brochure and information on the project. Contact the District's Athletic Director Matt Louis at (937) 372-6983 with any questions or to request of a hardcopy brochure. Also, please share this information to any XHS alumni, athlete, or supporter who may be interested.

Thank you for your continued support, and GO BUCS!


FOOTBAL WEIGHTS

Middle School Weights for Football are being held at Warner Middle School every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am - 9:15 am.


WMS OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

The offices at Warner will be closed on Thursday and Friday, June 20th & June 21st.

The following week, (June 24 - 28) the Counselors' Office will be open for anyone needing assistance. 


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.


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.


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. 


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.
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.


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

7TH GRADE VACCINATIONS Vaccinations

All 7th grade students are required to receive the DTap vaccine booster prior to entry into 7th grade.  The Greene County Combined Health District will be holding a clinic exclusively for "Back to School" vaccinations on Thursday, August 29th from 2:30 - 6:00 pm.  Parents are required to bring their child's vaccination record.

Walk in clinics for adults and children are held on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 11:00 am and 12:30 - 3:00 pm.  They are also held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Fees may vary; no eligible child will be denied immunizations if unable to pay.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Parents must bring the child's immunization record with them and no appointment is needed.

Greene County
Combined Health District

360 Wilson Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: 937.374.5600
1.866.858.3588
Mon.-Fri. 8:00a - 4:00p

 


2013 MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP

Football Camp for all 7/8 grade students interested in playing fall football will be held at Xenia High School, beginning on Monday, July 22nd and ending on Thursday, July 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Applications are available in the Main Office. Prepayment with the application will be $20.00. Payment on the first day of camp will be $30.00

The application is also available on our Warner web page. See "Quick LInks" on the left hand side of the page, then click on "School Forms".


SPRING CONCERT

The Warner Middle School Band and Choir will present their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Warner gym. All are welcome to attend.

The following day, Friday, May 24th, the Spring Concert will be performed for the elementary students who will come over to Warner for the presentation at 9:45 am also in the gym.


8TH GRADE WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP

The annual 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 7th with students and chaperones leaving by bus from Warner Middle School.  They will return to Warner late Friday evening, May 10th. 

The trip is organized and guided by Prodigy Student Travel.   Some of the many sites they plan to visit include:  Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cementary, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Vietnam Memorial. 


WMS OFFICE CLOSURE DATES

The Main Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11. It will reopen on Friday, July 12.


WMS MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH WMS MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to the Warner Middle School May Students of the Month.  They are from  left to right:  Christian Fig, Travis Newell, Katlyn Tuck, Wade Davis, Miranda Wilson and Avonna Nooks


SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS 2013-14 WMS School Supplies

Please click on WMS SUPPLY LISTS to see what supplies will be needed for 7th and 8th grade students this school year.


FOOTBALL PRACTICE

The first football practice for 7/8th grade players will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Warner Middle School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm


FALL SPORTS BANQUET

The WMS Fall Sports Banquet will be held on Tuesday, 11/5 at 6:30 pm in the Warner cafeteria.


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".


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 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. 


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.
FALL SPORTS BEGIN

Listed below are the dates and times for fall sports practices and tryouts.  All students must come to the first practice/tryout with a COMPLETED PHYSICAL(on the OSHAA physical form).  This form can be found on the web page, click on School Forms.

Also, in order to participate, all past due sports fees must be paid in full.

XCS Athletics will be having a Greene County Fall Jamboree on August 23rd, 7:00 pm at Cox Field.  Fall athletes will be introduced to the community.  Teams get in free with their jerseys.


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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND DATES

Summer School registration forms for Middle School and High School students are available at  Xenia High School.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 19th.

Summer School Dates:

Session I:  June 20 - July 10  from 8:00 am - Noon

Session II: July 11 - July 31 from 8:00 am - Noon

If you have any questions, please call Xenia High School at 372-6983


FOOTBALL UPDATES AND REMINDERS

Team Picture Day is September 6th, 2:30 pm in the Warner gym.  Packets are available.

Sports fees must be paid in full 72 hours before 9/4/13.  If a fee is still owed, a uniform will not be issued and the athlete cannot play in a game until the fees are paid.

For more information on these and other football happenings, check out the facebook page for Warner football (www.facebook.com/warnerfootball).


Change in District Calendar

The week of October 7 is the official, mandated “Count Week” for all public schools in Ohio. It is also the week of Fall OAA testing. Therefore, all Xenia School students will be in session on October 7, October 8, October 9, October 10, and October 11.

“Count Week” is the week in which the state of Ohio determines the per-pupil state funding for the Xenia Community Schools. State funding provides approximately 48% of the dollars for our classrooms. It is imperative that all students attend school each and every day during count week.

The WOEA Day that was scheduled for October 11, 2013 has been rescheduled.  WOEA Day will now be on October 14, 2013 and there will be no school for students.

The remainder of staff development time for the Xenia Teachers and Staff will occur on Monday, November 4, 2013 and during two-hour delay sessions. There will be no school for students on November 4, 2013. Two-hour delay sessions will be announced at a later time.

We believe in our students and their ability to learn. In fact, we have high expectations of excellence from our extraordinary students every day.


Trunk or Treat Community Event

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Join Us for this Fun Event!!!

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


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 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.


Spring Sports Schedules

XHS Sports

Middle School Baseball

Middle School Softball

Middle School Track
 


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.


Athletic Department Update

The District is pleased to welcome Mark Stoll to our staff as our new Athletic Director.  Mark started on August 1 and has been very active already.  Below is a schedule of all Junior Varsity and Varsity sporting events for the Fall.  Also below is a link for the All-Sport ticket packages.  New this year, anyone 62 years old or older can obtain a free pass to sporting events.  For any athletic event or ticket questions, please contact Mark Stoll at 937-374-4217.

Fall Athletic Schedule - Revised 8/14/2013
All-Sport Ticket Package Information


CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE

The first middle school Cross Country practice will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at the Greene County Fairgrounds (tennis court side) from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Physicals must be turned in to participate.


VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS

WMS Volleyball tryouts will be held in the Warner gym on Tuesday, August 6 (9:00 - 11:00 am), Wednesday, August 7 (10:00 am - Noon), and Thursday, August 8 (5:00 - 7:00 pm - Final Cuts).   You must be present all three days in order to be considered for the team.


SUMMER FOOTBALL WEIGHTLIFTING Football Weightlifting

Middle School Football weightlifting will be held every Monday through Thursday during the month of June beginning on Thursday, June 6th and ending on June 27th.  Any interested students should report to Xenia High School  from 10:00 - 11:30 am on those dates.  There will be no weightlifting on Fridays.


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!


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.


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


FREE Summer Breakfast/Lunch Program Offered

Xenia Community Schools is extremely excited to announce it will be offering FREE breakfast and lunch to children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Thursday from June 10 to June 27.  This is being offered at Cox Elementary located at 506 Dayton Avenue.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 8:15 a.m.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  Meals are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to all children between the ages of 1 and 18.  Meals must be eaten on-site and cannot be taken with the child.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

Please come and join us for breakfast and lunch.  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Landis at (937) 562-9030.     


WMS SUMMER HOURS

Summer hours for Warner Middle School will be:

Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 2:00 pm.  If you have questions or concerns, please call  937-376-9488 .


YMCA Offers Summer Lunch Program

Join the YMCA for food and fun to keep active and energized all summer long.  The YMCA will be offering free lunch at Shawnee Park Monday through Friday from June 10 to August 16.  Lunch is at noon.  There will also be activities in the park that start at 12:30 p.m.  For more information about the YMCA Summer Food Program, call (937) 376-9622.


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


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.

Click View All below for more information.


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