Warner Middle School News

XCSF Awards over $18K in Grants

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

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7th Grader Vaccinations Needed

Parents/guardians of our incoming 7th grade students - the Ohio Department of Health requires two additional vaccinations to be on file at the school for 7th grade students to attend.  They are the MCV4 and Tdap vaccinations.  Without the vaccinations, students will be excluded from school starting September 6th.  Parents/guardians can drop off shot records in Warner's office any weekday until 2:00 p.m.  Please contact your child's physician, the health department (374-5600) or local pharmacies such as Walgreens (376-3700) or Walmart (376-3700) to schedule an immunization.


WMS SUMMER SPORTS INFORMATION

Here are some dates to remember for those interested in playing fall sports for Warner Middle School.

- Football Weight Training for High School and Middle School @ XHS, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am

- Wee Bucs/Middle School Football Camp @ Doug Adams Stadium, 7/18 - 7/21, 6:00 pm

- Middle School Football Camp @ Doug Adams Stadium, 7/25 - 7/30, 6:00 pm

- MANDATORY FALL SPORTS PARENTS' MEETING for all fall sports participants will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Xenia High School.

- First Day of Practice for all Fall Sports is August 1st.


Neighborhood Night Out Scheduled for Tuesday

Neighborhood Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spring Hill Park.  The City of Xenia in partnership with our school district, Greene Memorial Hospital and Central State University will be hosting this, the second of five Neighborhood Nights Out.  The purpose of the evening is to make government and community partners more accessible.  Come on out and join the crowd and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and snacks, giveaways and even a bouncy house for the kids.

August 9, Old East High School 5 to 7 p.m.
September 27, McKinley Elementary 4 to 6 p.m.
October 11, Shawnee Elementary 4 to 6 p.m.


Facility Plan Survey - Participants Wanted

Over the last several months, we have been actively soliciting input from community leaders, staff, parents, and residents through community forums, phone interviews, and small group listening sessions to help with the process of updating our Master Facility Plan to address the needs of our aging middle school and high school buildings.  A Master Facility Plan has now been submitted to the OSFC in order to move forward with the process of securing state funding.

Your views and opinions play an important role in producing the best plan to move forward for our students and community, and we are therefore again requesting your assistance.  An online survey is now available, and we invite you to visit http://tinyurl.com/XCSsurvey to take the survey before June 12.  We also encourage you to share the link with family and friends of Xenia Community School District.  Thank you for your participation and for providing your thoughtful input. 

Additional information about the project is currently on the website at www.xenia.k12.oh.us  click on the "Facility Plan" link on the left. 


Adapted Physical Education Field Day

On Friday, May 13, XCS held its first annual adapted physical education field day for students with disabilities. Students with unique disabilities from K-12 were brought together for this fun event. Festivities took place in the field between WMS and Arrowood. Students were able to compete in events against peers with similar abilities allowing for an exciting day of fun and competition. Students completed 8 stations of activities consisting of lawn bowling, bubbles, face paint, bean bag toss, egg carry, bouncy house, balloon popping, and the softball throw. Several students raced against one another in a 50 meter or 20 meter race, while parents were there to cheer them on. Thanks to Ms. Comer's class for helping set up although they were unable to attend. Thanks to all of our related service professionals, special education paraprofessionals, and special education teachers for providing snacks, helping to run stations, assisting students as they transition from station to station, and bringing with them a spirit of friendly competition. Thanks to our parent volunteers and visitors for helping us build a community of support for our students. This truly was an outstanding event that we plan to continue for years to come!


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this final weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying some relaxation this weekend. I simply cannot believe that the school year has less than one week left. I believe that it will now warm up and finally feel like summer.  I want to thank every single one of you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students all of this year.   The caring and generous giving of yourselves and your talents to our children is noticed and very much appreciated.  I hope that you have a relaxing summer, and if you travel, do so safely.  Hope you have a great last week.

Summer Reading Important-   I hope that high quality education continues over the summer.  Help us drive home the importance of learning when school is not in session.  Please encourage all your students to read at least fifteen minutes each day.  Please encourage your students to connect with the local library.  Encouragement can be connected to the progress that we have made as evidenced by our Momentum Award from ODE.

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District Receives Momentum Award From State

The Ohio's State Board of Education has granted XCS one of its first Momentum Awards.  This award recognizes districts that have received A's on every value-added measure included on Ohio's school and district report cards.  Xenia is one of only 53 districts in the state to receive the award.  The report card for the 2014-15 school year showed that XCS ensured its students received a year's worth of academic growth in reading and mathematics.  Congrats to the community, parents, students, and staff who helped make this happen.


Meet the Treasurer Candidate Night

On Monday, May 23, the four Treasurer candidate finalists for Xenia Community Schools will be making a financial presentation and meeting with residents.  Everyone is welcome.  The program will run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Central Office (819 Colorado Drive).  The four candidates will make a 30 minute presentation and then will be available to meet and talk with community members in attendance.  This would be a great way to meet our new School District Treasurer.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying some relaxation this weekend. I simply cannot believe that the school year has less than two weeks left. I wonder if it will ever warm up and feel like summer.  I want to thank every single one of you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students.   Hope you have a great week.

Senior Awards Assembly- On Friday morning XHS held its Senior Awards Assembly to recognize the Class of 2016.  What a terrific event! 106 seniors were recognized during the program for receiving scholarships and/or awards.  Scholarships and grants totaling $3,970,130 have already been offered to the Class of 2016.  In addition to that amount, the local scholarships generously provided by local businesses, families, and organizations totals $51,900.  The grand total of scholarships offered to the Class of 2016 as of this time is $4,0922,030. These figures certainly reflect favorably on this graduating Class.  Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and best of luck in your future endeavors. Thanks to Jodi Yaney, Carrie McGee, and Amy Biggs for putting this program together and to Principal Ted Holop for serving as the Master of Ceremonies.

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Library Books Due May 13

All library books are due back Friday, May 13.  The cost of a book not returned by May 13 will be added to your child's school fees.  This fee is not waived.  It's important for the libraries to get all books back so they are available for students next year.


New Athletic Director Hired

The Xenia Community City School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Nathan Kopp as its new Athletic Director. Nathan earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education K-12 from Wright State University in 2003. He earned his Master's Degree from the University of Dayton in Educational Leadership in 2011 and finished coursework for his Principal's License from the University of Dayton in 2015. Nathan currently is serving as a Health and Physical Education Teacher for Troy City Schools, a position he has held since 2004. In addition to teaching, Nathan has served as the Varsity Baseball Coach for Newton High School from 2014 to the present time and the Troy Varsity Girl's Basketball Coach from 2007 until now.  Nathan has been selected as the District 9 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012.  He was named the GWOC North Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013 as well.  His teams were the GWOC North Champions in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  Nathan was drafted in the 28th round by the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball in 2002 . Nathan stated "I have no doubt I have the passion and energy it takes to build on the outstanding tradition of Xenia Athletics, and to move it forward into the future." Nathan is married to Melissa and they have a daughter Alex.  


Pride Certificates

There were many individuals and groups recognized with Pride Certificates at Monday night's Board Meeting. Landon Wardle was recognized from the preschool as a Special Reader and Ed Marrinan for donations. Catherine Laney was recognized for the West District Science Fair and Madalyn Adams and Jadden Long for the Skills USA Competition. FFA Cooperative Education Contest & Poultry State Finalists are Allison Rapp, Sarah Harner, Morgan Donini, Olivia Vanhoose, Jordan Gerhardt, Mya Lockhart, Javier Givens, Brady Harris, and Wade Hutchison. Kids of Character were David Cancino (Arrowood), A.J. Clevelle (Cox), Ryleigh Gregg (preschool), Rebecca Hutchins (McKinley), Jameson Kennedy (Shawnee), Kylie McCarren (Tecumseh), Dezarae Webster (Warner), and Charles Wilson (XHS). The last group to be recognized are the Graduates of Distinction – Alex Bolka, Donna Cook, Morgan Davis, Brooke Elam,Carolyn Engle, Lauren Goodman, Catlin Hollen, Deborah Michalski, Morgan McClain, Kaya Muhammad, Arden Tillmaand, Haylee Wagner, and Zachary Wical. 

 

 


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying some relaxation this weekend. The state testing is now behind us. I want to thank every single one of you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students.  The great job you do is definitely noticed and appreciated by the Board, our administrative team, and by our entire community.   We realize that our gift of snow cones for Staff Appreciation Week (especially in cold weather) was only a small gesture, but hopefully it pointed out that we believe you are doing a terrific job.  As the school year winds down remember to stop and smell the roses.  We have activities going on all day and every evening until the end of the school year.  Remember to take some time for yourselves.  Hope you have a great week.

Shawnee News-  The 4th and 5th grade Dayton Dragon MVP's are Ella Vaught, Quinn Lamb, Jack Uszynski, Josiah Funk, Sedrianna Smith, Alyssa Dunson, James Wingate, Mariela Giles, Andrea Dobkins, Cameron Bruggeman, Liam Eavers, Emily Dice, Lauren Chambliss, Sidney Guyton, Maggie Miller, Isiah Feathers, Audrey Earp, Bruce Lemon, Landon Long, Tye Mitchell, Paige Webb, Tayler Elliot, Meri Miller, Ryan Parks, Addison Arnett, Evangel Cannon, Lilly Hodson, Juanita Beasley, and Constance Grooms. Great job.

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XTAR Young Entrepreneurs


XCSF Invites Grant Applications for 2016-17

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 31, 2016, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30, 2016. XCSF grant funds, including the designated grants described below, will total $25,000.00 for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Neighborhood Night Out Cancelled

Neighborhood Night Out-  The first Neighborhood Night Out scheduled for last week was rained out.  It has been rescheduled for this Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Franklin Park.   The City of Xenia in partnership with our school district, Greene Memorial Hospital and Central State University will be hosting this, the first of five Neighborhood Nights Out.  The purpose of the evening is to make government and community partners more accessible.  Come on out and join the crowd and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and snacks, giveaways and even a bouncy house for the kids.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying some relaxation this weekend. The state testing is behind us except for social studies and science at the elementary schools.  Everything has gone very well so far.  Thanks to everyone for making this process go so smoothly and for ensuring that our kids did their very best every day.  I have heard nothing but positives over the last few weeks with regard to testing. I also want to thank every single one of you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students on this Teacher and Staff Appreciation week.  The great job you do is noticed and appreciated by the Board, our administrative team, and by our entire community.   Hope you have a great week. 

High School Update-   Congratulations to the Symphonic Band and the Vocal Ensemble as they performed Friday night and Saturday afternoon in the Ohio Music Educator's State Adjudicated Event for Region 12.  Both did a terrific job and received a score of "Excellent".  Great job to the directors Javaan and Eric and to all of the students who have worked so hard to earn this amazing accomplishment. Kudos also to the Advanced Theater Productions group and the National Honor Society who teamed up to put on a terrific Talent Show this past Thursday evening.  Everyone did a great job.

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Hall of Honor

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation held their 18th annual Hall of Honor Celebration this past Saturday evening at Tecumseh.  Gabrielle Enright served as the Master of Ceremonies and Jeff Brock delivered the invocation.  Kelli Michalski served as pianist for the event.  Executive Director Barbara Stafford  and Brian Liming, XCSF Board President, presented the awards to Chad Jackson (Class of 1998), Jane Newton (Class of 1976), Donald Person (Class of 1973) Richard "Dick" Strous (Class of 1951), and Robert Williams.  It was a great event.  


Neighborhood Night Out

Get ready, Xenia Community Schools is coming to your neighborhood this spring and summer! To make the district, City government and our community partners more accessible, Xenia Community Schools, in partnership with Xenia, Greene Memorial Hospital and Central State University, will be visiting neighborhoods this year, starting Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Franklin Park. Come out to join the crowd for free hot dogs, chips and snacks, giveaways and even bouncy house fun for the kids!!!

Future Neighborhood Night Out events will be held throughout locations in Xenia on May 24, June 21, August 9, and September 27!!

Check ExploreXenia.com for updated information or call 937-376-7232 for more details!


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying this beautiful weekend. The state testing began two weeks ago and everything has been going very well.  I have heard that all of the students are putting forth their best effort on these important tests.  I hope that continues for the remainder of the testing time.  Best of luck to everyone.   Hope you have a great week.

Spaghetti Dinner- Last Tuesday the school district held its 2nd annual community wide Spaghetti Dinner.  It was fantastic.  We served 593 meals and the performing groups were awesome.  Thanks so much to everyone who was involved in putting this event together.  All of the items we served were donated to us by vendors.  Organizations who donated included Gordon Food Service, W.R. Hackett Produce, Aunt Millie's Bakery, Waibel, Alpha and Omega, and local members of our community.  Last year we held our first ever Community Spaghetti Dinner with about 400 meals served.  Student groups that performed this year included our Elementary and Character Choirs, our high school Chemistry Club, our 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands, 6th grade choir, and our high school jazz band.  They all did a terrific job.  Again, thanks to everyone for their help and support.

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Superintendent to receive Excellent Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Xenia Community School District superintendent as he was named the recipient of the Cedarville University School of Education’s inaugural Excellent Educator of the Year Award. He will receive the award at the school of education’s Teacher Education Program graduation celebration May 6. “I am honored to receive this award,” Morrison said. “Cedarville University is well known for graduating top-notch young people going into the field of education. I am fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people here in Xenia and I believe that due to our team approach many good things happen.” The award was created to recognize outstanding efforts in education, specifically those who help further the cause of Cedarville, according to Dean of the school of education Dr. Jeremy Ervin. 

 


Community Spaghetti Dinner

XCS once again thanks the community for its support by hosting the 2nd Annual spaghetti event on Tuesday, April 19 at Arrowood.  This year we served 593 meals in 2 hours.  This almost doubled the amount served last year and we had to close the kitchen shortly after 7 because we ran out of pasta.  It was a great event and we look forward to doing so again next year. All items were donated by vendors. There were also some amazing performances from our students. Warner Middle School bands, Tecumseh Character Choir, Elementary Choir, and the XHS Jazz Band performed. Bill Richey did a Science Demonstration and Cox students entertained with a Hip Hop routine and played the piano. 
 


Community Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday, April 19

XCS will once again like to thank the community for its support by hosting a FREE spaghetti dinner for the community. All items have been donated by vendors. The event is April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Arrowood Elementary. Please plan to join us and watch some of our amazing students perform.

5:00 p.m. - Cox students will perform a Hip Hop routine and play the piano
5:15 p.m. - Bill Richey's Science Demonstration
5:30 p.m. - Tecumseh Character Choir
6:00 p.m. - WMS 6th Grade Band
6:30 p.m. - WMS 7th and 8th Grade Band
7:00 p.m. - Elementary Choir
7:30 p.m. - XHS Jazz Band


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying your weekend. The mixture of high winds, rain, snow, and sleet made for an interesting Saturday.  I hope that everyone escaped the storms' wrath.   The job that you do every single day is most definitely noticed and VERY much appreciated. You are making a significant difference in the lives of our young people.

FFA News- FFA members recently competed at two Career Development Event competitions.  At the Fulton County Fairgrounds the Poultry Team of Allison Rapp, Jordan Gerhardt, Mya Lockhart, and Sarah Harner placed 4th overall.  Individually Allison was 4th, Jordan 13th, and Mya was 20th out of 122 students who competed.  In Ashland, Ohio in the Poultry Contest Jordan was the 3rd individual and Allison was 12th out of 79 students.  Also at Ashland, the Dairy Products Team placed 7th.  The team consisted of Wade Hutchinson, Kelley Grubb, Haley Harris and Brady Harris.  Nice job.  

Xenia High School Winter Guard- The Winter Guard Team competed this past weekend at Kettering's Trent Arena and made it to the finals.  This is the first time in five years that this has occurred.  Great job girls!

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Facility Community Forum April 5

Xenia Community Schools is in the process of updating our Master Facility Plan and wants your input to help shape future plans for our middle and high school facilities. To learn more about the options available for XCS through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission – and to provide us with your input – please mark your calendars and plan on attending our community forum:

Tuesday, April 5th
6-7:30 p.m.
Cox Elementary School  

For more information, please visit: http://www.xenia.k12.oh.us/content/288. We look forward to seeing you on April 5!


XESP Fundraiser

Xenia Educational Support Professionals are having a fundraiser at Bob Evans on April 2 and 3.  Funds will go towards a student scholarship.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed your time away with your families.   It is hard to believe that we are already beginning the 4th nine weeks grading period for this school year.    The job that you do every single day is noticed and VERY much appreciated.

Spaghetti Dinner- Last year we held our first ever Community Spaghetti Dinner.  Over 400 meals were served.  This year we hope that our 2nd annual Spaghetti Dinner will be even bigger and better.  Student groups will be performing and the dinner is free.  The event will take place on April 19 at Arrowood.  Please put this date on your calendar and make plans to join us. Teachers, if you have a group or organization that you would like to showcase that evening, please let me know.

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Board Meeting Recognitions

At Monday's monthly Board Meeting students were awarded Pride Certificates for Kid of Character and Athletic accomplishments. These students were State Tournament Participants: Evan Adkins (bowling), Hank Siefert (swimming), Brooks Elam (gymnastics), and Cody Smith (wrestling). The Boys Bowling League and Boys Basketball League were also recognized. Congratulations to all these students! 


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying the springlike weather.   This will be the final weekly bulletin until after Spring Break.  Over the break I hope that you have a chance to relax and enjoy some time with your families.  The job that you do every single day is noticed and VERY much appreciated.

Don't forget March 15 -  Issue 10 - Xenia Community Schools has a Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy on the ballot.  This results in NO INCREASE in TAXES and money generated by levy can only be used for improvements to district buildings/property or computers/textbooks.

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WMS STUDENT LEADERSHIP DONATES BLANKETS

The 7th grade Leadership students helped to make fleece blankets as part of a community service project made possible by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation.  The students donated five double sided fleece blankets to 4 Paws for Ability.  The students who participated are:  Morgan Springer, Meghan Spencer, Grace Sparks, Gracie Oberschlake and Emma Cole.

 


Cheerleader Meeting Wednesday

Any current 8th grader or Xenia High School student interested in becoming a cheerleader next year must attend a pre tryout meeting with a parent or guardian on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Xenia High School Cafe.


WMS Boys Basketball Community Service

The Warner Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team took part in cleaning up the community over Christmas break.  On December 21st and 22nd,  this group of servant leaders completed many tasks around Xenia.  The boys went to the Golden Age Senior Center to take down Christmas trees, clean out vans and mop/clean the garage. The boys also visited the Christ Episcopal Church (homeless shelter) and stuffed Christmas stockings.  The boys also cleaned up litter around Greene Memorial Hospital.  Thank you boys for keeping Xenia beautiful.


Administrator Recognized

Christy Fielding, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, has been named the Ohio School Boards Association Southwest Region Outstanding Administrator of 2016.  The region consists of 17 counties, each with multiple school districts.  She will be presented with the award at the Southwest Spring Conference on March 8.  Congrats Mrs. Fielding!


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying the warmer temperatures.  Saturday was absolutely unbelievable weather wise and today was very nice as well.  I hope you had the chance to get outside and enjoy them.  I think it is still too early though.  Some cold weather is still ahead of us.   

Black History Month- Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week in 1926.  The second week in February was chosen since it was between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Eventually, this week turned in to Black History Month in 1976. Dr. Woodson worked hard to bring the writings of Black Americans into the national spotlight.  Dr. Woodson earned his PHD from Harvard University and he passed away unexpectedly in 1950 due to a heart attack.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying the long weekend. February 14-20, 2016 is Worldwide Random Acts of Kindness Week.  This week recognizes the incredible impact of human kindness on one another.  When kindness is a priority in the lives of young people, they are likely to have an increased overall sense of well-being, purpose and happiness.

Community Forum- Save the Date- Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, for a Community Forum at Xenia High School.  As the district considers our current and future facility needs and potential opportunities available through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, it is essential that we gather input from our parents, residents, and other community stakeholders to help shape plans for Xenia Community Schools.  February 29 will be the first in a series of community forums to be held over the next several months where we will share information and ask for feedback from the community. Additional opportunities through other methods will be incorporated throughout the process for the community to share their thoughts, questions and input.  We look forward to active involvement from the community in this important planning process and hope you will help us in spreading the word.


February Board Meeting

At Monday night's board meeting several groups or individuals were recognized and presented with Pride Certificates. The Bowling Green State University Honor Band members Sophia Ensy, Joseph Johnson, and Maria Smith were honored. Alexsandar Svager was given a Pride Certificate for being a Xenia Community Schools Volunteer. The Seventh Grade Boys' Basketball Team and Kids of Character were also recognized. 


Current Board Members

Meet your 2016 School Board. Front row: Past President Dr. Robert Dillaplain. Back row from left to right: Vice President Gilberto Esparza, Cheryl Marcus, Pam Callahan, and President William Spahr. If you are interested in contacting a Board Member visit the Board Member's webpage for contact information.


Board Member Recognized

William Spahr, President of the Xenia School Board, has earned his 13th Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement for his dedication to self improvement and dedication to his association.  This dedication will enable him to be a better board member for our school district.  He will be presented with the award at the Southwest Spring Conference on March 8.  Congrats Mr. Spahr!


Board Member Recognized

Cheryl Marcus, member of the Xenia School Board, has earned her 1st Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement for her dedication to self improvement and dedication to her association.  This dedication will enable her to be a better board member for our school district.  She will be presented with the award at the Southwest Spring Conference on March 8.  Congrats Mrs. Marcus!


XCS on 2-Hour Delay; No AM Preschool

Xenia Community Schools will be on a 2-hour delay Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  AM Preschool in cancelled.


Warner Middle School 6th Grade Open House

Warner Middle School will be holding a 6th grade Open House on February 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Incoming 6th graders can learn about available classes including STEM, gifted and exploratory offerings, meet the 6th grade teachers and building principals, walk around the building, learn about extra curricular activities, and receive information about band and choir.

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XCS Closed Feb. 9

Xenia Community Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 9, 2016.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying the nice temperatures this weekend.  It seems like snow and cold weather will be returning soon though.

Warner News- Last week the Wilberforce Optimist's Oratorical Contest was held at Central State University.  It was a clean sweep for Warner students.  For the girls, Jenna Casey finished 1st, Logann Jackson, 2nd, and Caitlyn Hoskins, 3rd.  For the boys, Ian Delaney finished in 1st, Mark Johnson, 2nd, and E J Wilson, third. Congratulations to all of the speech contest participants.  Thanks also to Dione Greenberg and Stephanie Lane for helping to prepare the students for the competition.  Great job.

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Warner students participate in contest

The Wilberforce Optimists Club sponsors both a speech and writing contest each year. The top three win gold, silver and bronze medallions.  The winning male and winning female go on to Lima to compete for a $3500 prize. This program is not only for Xenia students but Xenia had the majority of the participants.  Warner Middle School students competed last night at Central State in the Optimist Oratorical Contest. Female winners were (left to right) 1st place - Jenna Casey, 2nd place - Logann Jackson, and 3rd place - Caitlyn Hoskins. Male winners were (left to right) 1st place - Ian Delaney, 2nd place - Mark Johnson, and 3rd place - E J Wilson. Congrats!


February is Love the Bus Month

February is Love the Bus Month - Message from First Student (provider of transportation for XCS students)

This annual campaign by the American School Bus Council raises awareness
and appreciation for the experience of riding the school bus, as well as for the drivers who safely transport students to and from school each day.

First Student has more than a century of experience providing safe and reliable transportation. We believe that education offers a child, and their families, the foundation needed to lead a productive and successful life. We are proud to support the process by making sure children have a safe and reliable way to get to and from school.

If you are interested in joining the First Student team, please call Jim Hulsey at (937) 372-3876.  Thank you to all of the transportation staff!


XESP Fundraiser at Bob Evans

The Xenia Educational Support Professionals are having a fundraiser at Bob Evans on February 6 and 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.  15% of sales from the flyer will go to XESP to fund a student scholarship.

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College Credit Plus Info Meeting Scheduled

The Xenia High School Guidance Office is hosting a College Credit Plus Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 PM in the Bob Hope Auditorium. College Credit Plus is a program that gives students in grades 7 – 12, an opportunity to be enrolled in both high school and college course work at the same time. College Credit Plus replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) and all dual enrollment programs. In order to participate, students must qualify academically, and Xenia Community Schools will bear all tuition costs.

If you would like to learn more about this educational opportunity, please make plans to attend. Representatives for Cedarville University, Clark State, Sinclair Community College, and Wright State University will be available to answer questions following the presentation.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Guidance Office at 562-9915.


Hall of Honor Nominations Due

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is still accepting nominations for the 2016 class of the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor. Nominations are due by February 12, 2016. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 30, 2016, at Tecumseh Elementary School. The Second Annual Silent Auction for Grants, open to the public, will begin at 5:30 pm. The Dinner and Induction Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm.

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. The guidelines for nominations can be found on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation website (xcsfoundation.com). The format for the application can also be accessed through the Hall of Honor section. The form is available on the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce website “Forms and Flyers to Download” area.

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.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and enjoying the almost balmy temperatures for late January.

Tecumseh News- Students have now read 7,350 books this school year.  This is terrific.  The Mileage Club met this past week.  It is wonderful to see so many students participating and striving for better health.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and staying warm. Thank you so very much for all you do every single day for our kids. Your hard work is definitely appreciated.  I am very glad that the snow that was predicted for us over the weekend all went south and east of us.

Permanent Improvement Levy- The 1.3 mill permanent improvement levy on the ballot March 15th is extremely important to the district's future.  The five year levy, first approved on November 4, 1986 will NOT result in any additional taxes for local residents.  Although the levy is a 1.3 mill levy, its effective millage rate is .57 mills, which means that it has generated the same amount of funds ($479,783) annually for the school district as it did when it was first approved by taxpayers.  The .57 effective millage rate means that the taxpayers will continue to pay $19.95 per year, or $1.66 per month, for each $100,000 of appraised property value. Also, if this permanent improvement levy is allowed to lapse, Xenia Community Schools would lose the state's 12.5 percent reimbursement, and no future permanent improvement levies would qualify for these rollbacks.

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XCS Cancelled

Xenia Community Schools is cancelled for January 20, 2016.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and staying warm. Thank you so very much for all you do every single day for our kids. Your hard work is definitely appreciated,  On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we need to remember his words "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools". We need his words to remind us that we are all in this together and "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere'. We need the example of his life to remind us that each and every one of us can, and must, raise our voice to speak out against injustice.      

Report Card Information- I want to thank everyone for their hard work and extra effort.  In the K-3 Literacy we showed improvement while at the same time introducing new programs.  On the 4 year graduation rate we maintained a "C" average (84.3%), but we did drop a couple of percentage points from last year's 86.9%.  On the 2013-2014 report card we earned a "D" average with an 82.9% five year graduation rate.  On the new 2014-2015 report card we earned a "B"  average with a 90.7% five year graduation rate!  This is terrific!!! For both the 4 and 5 year measurements, we were well above the state average.  Congratulations to all of our staff members on our accomplishments.  Thank you so much for having the passion and the caring that you do.

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XCS on 2-Hour Delay; No AM Preschool

Xenia Community Schools will be on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. There will be no AM Preschool.


ORDER YOUR 2015-16 WARNER YEARBOOK Yearbook

Orders are being taken for the Warner Middle School Yearbook for 2015-16.  The cost for orders turned in on or before January 29th, will be $25.00 per book.  After the 29th, yearbooks will cost $30.00.  


District Newsletters Being Delivered to Homes

We are happy to annouce the winter newsletters should start arriving at homes today. Click here to view the newsletter.


Xenia Community Schools on a 2 Hour Delay Wednesday

Xenia Community Schools is on a 2 hour delay Wednesday January 13, 2016. Am Preschool is cancelled.


After School Activities for Warner Middle School Cancelled

After school activities for Warner Middle School are cancelled for January 12, 2016. This includes detention, practices and games.


Board Meeting Recognitions

At Monday night's board meeting, several groups and individuals were recognized and presented with Pride Certificates. The School Board was recognized by Superintendent Denny Morrison and Mr. Spahr and Ms. Callahan were recognized for being elected to the board. Mr. Spahr is a returning board member and Ms. Callahan is newly elected. The McKinley Lego Robotic Team, Kids of Character, and Hank Siefert were presented with Pride Certificates. 


Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Reminder

Just a reminder to families - free breakfast is offered to students at Arrowood Elementary, Cox Elementary, Shawnee Elementary, and Warner Middle School. Free lunch is provided to all students at Cox Elementary and Shawnee Elementary.  The free breakfast and lunch program is offered to all students in the buildings no matter what the financial need is. If your child is not participating already, please consider doing so.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and staying warm.  I believe that winter has finally arrived. Thank you so very much for all you do every single day for our kids. Your hard work is definitely noticed and appreciated.  

National Museum of the United States Air Force- The NMUSAF will be hosting Family Days January through April.  These exciting educational programs are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This Saturday, January 16, they will commemorate the anniversary of the Spirit and Opportunity- the twin Mars rovers- by learning about the exciting field of robotics.  

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Spring Sport Parent/Athlete Meeting - Mandatory

The OHSAA mandated Spring Sport Parent/Athlete meeting is scheduled for February 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the XHS Gym.  Any XCS student in grades 7-12 interested in participating in a Spring Sport must attend with parent or guardian.


First Line of Defense in the Fight Against Drug Abuse

Reprinted from Know! A program of the Drug Free Action Alliance

Parents, educators, and community members, YOU are the first line of defense in the fight against drug abuse. What YOU say and do can have a life-saving impact on your children, your students and other young people in your community.

Adolescence is the crucial period for the onset of substance use and its many negative consequences. The teen brain is at its peak for risk-taking and is more vulnerable to damage at this stage in development. The earlier a child begins to use, the more likely he/she is to become addicted later in life. In looking at the adult population, 90% of those currently battling substance addiction say they began smoking, drinking and using other drugs before 18 – so as we see, time is of the essence.

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Winter Sports Schedule

Click here to view the Winter Sports Schedule for both middle school and high school.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this first weekly bulletin for the 2016 calendar year finds you in good health and having enjoyed your winter break.  Thank you so very much for all you do for our kids.  We have an exciting second half of the school year in front of us and it is going to be great.      

McKinley News- Over winter break the McKinley LEGO Robotics Team competed in the LEGO Robotics Tournament on the campus of Wright State University. I was privileged to attend part of the competition and I was so proud of our kids and coaches.  The competition is for students ages 9-14 and the majority of the teams were middle school teams. Our McKinley kids finished 14th overall out of 25 teams.  Kudos to team members Kaylee Benson, Daniel Chapman, Trenton Lee, Sophie Robinson, Brett Vandergriff, Mason Bolton, Madilynn Caskey, Jaxen Lewis, Katelynn Pulfer, and Olympia Wiley. Coaches are Denise Garrett and Tim Carey.  Great job.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this final weekly bulletin for the 2015 calendar year finds you in good health and enjoying your winter break.  Thank you so very much for all you do for our kids.  If traveling please be careful. I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with you to help all of our children.  You are the best.  Happy holidays.

Xenia Preschool News- Literacy Night for the Preschool was held last week.   Students and their parents had the opportunity to create a cookie, decorate a holiday ornament, make a holiday picture frame, use play-doh, sing holiday songs, play the game "minute to win it", make snow globes, listen to Christmas stories, have snacks, and get their pictures taken with Santa.  A huge crowd had an awesome time. It is so easy to see why our Xenia Preschool is enrolling new students almost daily and has attained the highest rating possible from the Ohio Department of Education.

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Christmas Crystals

Mrs. Keadle's class used a little chemistry to create their own "Christmas Crystals" during the minerals unit. By creating a hot water solution of water and borax, students were able to see a demonstration of how minerals can form from hot water solutions deep underground. Then they were able to take home their crystal creations to give as a gift or add to their own Christmas Tree!


National History Day Projects

On Friday December 18, Mrs. Phillips Create a Museum class held a student museum to display their National History Day projects. The projects were created around this year’s NHD theme exploration, encounters, and exchange in history. Several parents, staff, and students visited the display.  


Blue Crew Visits Arrowood

On Tuesday December 15, WMS Blue Crew visited the Kindergarten classes at Arrowood.  The students read book and colored pictures with the students.  Santa visited each class and passed out candy canes to the students.


December Pride Certificates

The Elementary Children's Children's Choir performed this past Monday at the Board Meeting. Several Pride Certificates were also presented to individuals or groups. Dr. Nodie Washington was recognized for her service as a board member. The 2015 Xenia Weebucs 6th grade football team and cheerleaders, Xenia High School Executive Board, and Kids of Character were also recognized. 


XCSF Accepting Nominations for Hall of Honor

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 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.  

Nominations are due by February 12, 2016. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held April 30, 2016, at Tecumseh Elementary School. The nomination process is easy. Simply follow the guidelines listed on the Xenia Community Schools Foundation website (xcsfoundation.com). The format for the application can also be accessed through the Hall of Honor section. The form is available on the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce website “Forms and Flyers to Download” area.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this final weekly bulletin prior to the winter break finds each of you in good health and enjoying the much warmer than usual temperatures.  It is hard to believe that we are only one week away from finishing up the first semester.  I hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the break.  If traveling, please drive carefully.  Merry Christmas to you and your family.  

Xenia Preschool- The Xenia Kiwanis donated 300 second hand books to the preschool program.  Many of these books will be given to our students to keep at home, while others will supplement our library inventory.  Our preschool is putting quite a bit of emphasis on literacy.  The preschool will host its Holiday Literacy Night this Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30.  This will be a great opportunity to explore the many cultures and holidays of the season, as well as a great time to learn about the importance of reading.  The Xenia Preschool staff has many exciting activities planned for this event.


Hometown Christmas

Don't forget to attend the Hometown Christmas event on Saturday, December 12 from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Xenia.  Many of our student groups will be performing.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that everyone had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving break and you have had a great first week back.  The next few weeks will be a busy but an exciting time for everyone.  In addition to the testing, there are many concerts, athletic competitions, and events taking place in conjunction with the joyous holiday season.  Please make sure to take a deep breath and relax and enjoy this wonderful and exciting season.  

3rd Grade Testing- This past Tuesday and Wednesday our 3rd grade students participated in the 3rd grade reading testing. I know the students all tried their hardest.  Thanks so much to everyone who has worked so hard to help our students be successful on these tests, especially our third grade teachers.  Nice job.


WMS CHEERLEADERS WIN AT GWOC CHAMPIONSHIP

Warner cheerleaders attended the GWOC Cheerleading Championship competition at Trent Arena. The team took 4th place overall in the GWOC middle school tumbling division. The combined 7th and 8th grade GWOC squad includes Julia King, Maliah Huston, Alyssia Echols, Mikenna Walker, Emma Huffman, Makayla Maloney, Lexie Collier, Reaghan Wakefield, Calli Jones, Makayla Poplin, Hannah Berry, Kaylee Lair, Madison Lewis, and Maddie Huffman.  The team improved their score this year by 32.5 points.  Congratulations to the cheerleaders on their hard work and dedication this season and for bringing a trophy back to Warner Middle School!


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope this final weekly update prior to Thanksgiving finds everyone in good health and having enjoyed the beautiful weekend.  It was a great weekend to get outside and take care of some of those things that you have been putting off.  I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all you do every single day for our kids.  

American Education Week- "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility" is the theme for American Education Week 2015.  Running November 16 through November 20, the week gives schools and communities around the nation an opportunity to celebrate public schools and honor those who work so hard to provide every child a high-quality education. We are very fortunate to have many dedicated individuals who are doing terrific things every day with our children.  Great job.


Chemistry Club and XTAR at Capital Conference

Students from Mr. Richey's Science is Fun Chemistry Club and Ms. Shaw's 4th Grade X-TAR program presented at the Capital Conference in Columbus on November 11. The students from the Chemistry Club demonstrated experiments that they present to the elementary students when they visit. Each elementary is visited and taught hands-on science lessons. The experiments are grade specific and includes a take-home science item. The Fourth Grade gift students spoke about how they became entrepreneurs and built a company from the ground up. Students brainstormed products, pitched a business plan to secure a loan, made the product, and sold it to community members. 

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November Pride Certificates

At Monday night's board meeting, Pride Certificates were given to students who are a part of XSTAT and Kids of Character. XSTAT stands for Xenia Students Taking Action Today. It is a leadership group of student volunteers across all grade levels, advised by six faculty members. The purpose of the group is to improve the school's climate by recognizing positive behaviors, decorating trophy cases, promoting school spirit, encouraging others, volunteering at school events, serving as role models, and creating a sense of belonging. 


XESP Fundraiser

The Xenia Education Support Professionals (XESP) is having a fund raiser for their scholarship fund. The event is November 7 and 8 at Bob Evans from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales when this flyer is presented.


Elementary Bookfair at Barnes and Noble

On Saturday, November 7, the Xenia Elementary Library Assistants are hosting a bookfair at Barnes and Nobles in Beavercreek. With a bookfair voucher, a percentage of the sales will support the elementary libraries by helping us purchase more books.  The bookfair lasts all day and there will be a cookie table, staffed by the library assistants, to thank those who make a book purchase..  In addition, there will also be a Mini Maker Faire where customers can experience the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more. Can't make it that day?  Order online and use the bookfair ID (11725157) at checkout and a percentage of your purchase support the elementary libraries.   Please join us for a fun day, and help support the Xenia Elementary Libraries.

 

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WMS HALLOWEEN DANCE

When:     Friday, October 30th from 2:10 - 3:45 pm

Cost:       $3.00   Tickets will be sold at lunch Wednesday

               Thursday & Friday.

                No tickets will be sold at the door

Food:      Pizza, pop, candy and cake pops will be for sale.

Come join us for lots of fun at the dance.  We will have a DJ, costume contest and a haunted hallway!


Know! The Impact of Marijuana on Adolescents

Know! is a program of the Drug Free Action Alliance and regularly provides new information on empowering communities to raise their children to be substance-free.  Click to read the most recent posting "Know! The Impact of Marijuana on Adolescents" and visit www.drugfreeactionalliance.org for additional information to help you speak with your children about drugs.  "Talk early and often about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, even when it gets tough."


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed the weekend.  The leaves are changing colors and it is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the still fairly warm temperatures. Take time to jump in those leaves you have raked.

XTAR- The students had a great time at Bonneybrook Farms.  They toured the farm on a tractor pulled trailer and stopped at the barn to learn about some of the farm animals.  The students enjoyed petting the animals as well.  From there, they went to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins.  Every student picked a pumpkin that will be used on pumpkin math day next week.

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Science Fair Projects

Students in Ms. Ander's Science Class created projects and shared the experiments with students and staff. Projects ranged from the theory of blue light on electronics and how that affects sleep,  how stress affects your health, how your dominate hand feels pain sooner than the non-dominate, to which product protects an egg better when dropped from the air. Ian Kelly used solar power to charge a laptop battery. 

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Teachers Recognized at OSBA Southwest Conference
Donna Shaw, Gifted Coordinator, and Bill Richey, high school science teacher, received awards for their recognition of presentation at the OSBA Capital Conference in Columbus this November.  The OSBA Capital Conference delivers practical solutions and ideas to help school districts improve student learning and achievement.  Ms. Shaw and Mr. Richey have been selected to participate in the Student Achievement Fair to showcase their innovative programming and dedication to student learning.
 
                           

Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you in good health and having enjoyed the beautiful extended weekend.  The leaves are changing colors and it is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

National School Lunch Week- This past week we celebrated National School Lunch Week.  Kudos to Charlene Landis and all of our lunch folks who do a terrific job every day.  Not only do they serve approximately 2,800 nutritional lunches per day but they also take the time to get to know and relate to the children as they proceed through the lunch lines.  This personal contact is really special and so very important.  Great job and thanks for all you do.
 
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Phone Research Being Done

The District has commissioned a confidential telephone survey of citizens regarding various educational matters in the community. The survey period will begin today and last approximately 5 days. If you receive a call, the survey is indeed an officially sanctioned research effort the District has hired a professional interviewing company to perform. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. The overall results will be made public later in the fall, after processing and analysis has been completed.


Special Guest visits Warner PLTW class

Mrs. Allex's Medical Detectives class had a special visitor who spoke about the importance of good study habits.  Ms. Walton, a nursing student at Wright State described different procedures and experiences she has done in the nursing field.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that everyone was able to take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and got outside and had fun.  Thanks for all you do for our kids.

McKinley Update- Sunday night was the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse.  McKinley held a 4th/5th grade family watching event, with moon related activities from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Goodwill Drive to Victory - Bring Your Items!!!

Please take the opportunity to clean out those closets and garages and donate to Goodwill.  This week is the Goodwill Drive to Victory, and we are competing against Troy High School.  The Goodwill truck is parked in the student parking lot at Xenia High School and will be open during the following times this week.

9/22 - 9/25
Tuesday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday  8 a.m. - Noon

They also take cars, trucks, boats, and RVs. The winning school gets a $300 scholarship to give to a student and is in the running for an additional $700 scholarship if we are the overall winning school during the football season.


Tecumseh’s Fourth Graders Selected to Participate in Art Contest

Mrs. Meeks' and Mrs. Anger’s fourth grade students were chosen to be 1 out of 100 classes in the United States to be able to participate in a “Water is Life” classroom mural and art competition sponsored by the Wyland Foundation.  


Density Day at XHS

This past Friday, the Science Department held their annual "Density Day" in the auditorium. During the week, the Chemistry, Physics and Spectra teachers combined classes to teach their students all about density through a series of fun and interesting science demonstrations.  


Constitution Day
Thursday, Sept.17 was Constitution Day and Mr. Miller felt the need to do something special in his five government classes. He asked for students to celebrate Constitution Day with him by doing something "Constitutional".  Students were asked to dress colonial, create a project, or bring in something that could relate to the Constitution.  

Patriot's Day

Arrowood Elementary students wrote letters to the police, fire, and military personnel in support of Patriot Day. Officer Margioras accepts the cards from Miss Simon's 3rd grade class. 


Superintendent Weekly Update
I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful weekend with your families. Kudos to the Board Members, the central office administrative team, building principals, the marching band, color guard and cheerleaders, and First Student transportation for their participation in the Holiday Festival over the weekend. A good time was had by all.

Board Meeting Summary-  At Monday's Board of Education Meeting the Board passed out Outstanding Kids of Character Pride Certificates to Donna Cook, Xenia High School, Tyra Goins, Warner, Nate Fellie, Arrowood, Tori McPherson, Cox, Jaxen Lewis, McKinley, Kylie Hart, Shawnee, Gunnar Stephan, Tecumseh, and Christopher Motzel, preschool. The Board also recognized Elite All-American Cheerleaders Madeline Huffman, Kaylee Lair, Kaylah Cunningham, Makayla Poplin, and Calli Jones for being invited to participate in the Citrus Bowl in January.  Kudos also to 8th grade Web Leaders Tyra Goins, Kobey Fite, Ian Delaney, and Whitney Fussell as well as Advisors Karen Nolen and Dana McClain for presenting on the importance of the new WEB Program (Where Everybody Belongs) at Warner.


Grandparent's Day

Grandparent Day was Sunday, September 13 and Tecumseh Elementary celebrated with a lunch on Friday. It was a huge success!  


Measuring and Graphing Speed

Students in Ms. Anders' class collected data for time and distance using a walk, jog, and run on the practice football field at Warner. They did 3 separate trials following the procedure and direction from their teacher. 


Healthy Halloween Hustle 5K Registration at Festival

Stop by the Xenia Community Schools booth at the Festival this weekend to register for this 5k run/walk scheduled for October 31st at 9:00 a.m. The health–focused fun event will begin and end at Shawnee Park. All pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with the event logo. Registration fees are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students K-12. Children under 5 are welcome to participate in the one mile Fun Run and will receive a participation ribbon and a pumpkin.

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Coordinate Grids

Students in Ms. Barnett and Ms. Snyder's class are learning about coordinate grids. They reviewed finding coordinate pairs outside using sidewalk chalk. 


Eureka Math Resources

It’s true: Parents are their child’s chief advocate and most essential teacher – at homework time and always. Eureka Math is probably very different than your math classes in school or the way you learned math.  It is not that one way is better than the other, the key is the expectations that are being put on our students today.  Today's world has many challenges and problems that need to be solved.  Our students will be the ones who will have to solve these problems and most careers will require strong problem-solving skills.  To address this new challenge, we must prepare our students to be thinkers and problem-solvers and really UNDERSTAND math.


Pride Certificates

Pride Certificates were presented at the Board Meeting on September 14 to Kids of Character, Elite All-American Cheerleaders, and WEB students from Warner Middle School. Congratulations to all of these students and advisors! 


WMS EARLY RELEASE DATES Early Dismissal

Due to the need to perform multiple bus evacuation drills that are required by law, Warner Middle School will release at 1:55 (10 minutes early) on the following dates:
Thursday, September 17
Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday, September 29

 


WMS HOSTS INTERIM FAIR

All Warner families are welcome to join us from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 17th for our Interim Fair.  Come meet the staff.  Refreshments will be provided.


WEB Welcomes All to Warner Middle School

After students were greeted by WEB leader Tyra Goins in the cafeteria they entered a music filled gym to pick up name tags.  New students were shown to the bleachers by 8th grade WEB leaders.  Students participated in a Hand Clap activity to help get them up and moving together as a team.  This was followed by My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.  Every time you hear a word that starts with B you stand up or sit down.  It's a great way to build excitement and help to get kids up and moving early in the morning at orientation.  Next students played Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light... Teacher, Karen Nolen gave students prompts such as "When I say "High!" you say "Low!"  on the last phrase she says "Red light, yellow light, green light..." Students will automatically yell Go!  This is a great opportunity to let students know that even though Mrs. Nolen didn't tell them what to say, they already had some skills that helped them to know what to do.  New students also participated in the "That's Me" activity.  Students give a thumbs up if the statement applies to them personally.  Questions range from I'm a boy, I'm a new student, I like pizza, to I'm a WEB leader.  This was a great time to point out to the new students that all the 8th grade WEB leaders were sitting among them in the bleachers.  

 


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds you enjoying the more fall like temperatures and having a relaxing weekend with your families. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share some of the wonderful staff and student accomplishments occurring in our school district.

Shoes for the Shoeless- The Church of the Nazarene raised money to pay for tennis shoes and socks for children in our community who did not have appropriate shoes. Five nights were set aside- one for each of our elementary schools- where students could come, be fitted, and receive a new pair of tennis shoes.  What a successful program!  Last Thursday evening was the final night.  All in all, 466 pair of shoes were distributed to students.  Special thanks to everyone who donated money but also to the many volunteers who helped fit the children in their new pair of shoes. Thanks especially to Pastor Mark Atherton, Christy Fielding, Jenni Arnett and Charlene Landis who spearheaded this entire activity. 

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Impromptu learning taking place at Warner

Warner Middle School 6th graders had a new neighbor move in Wednesday, Sept. 9 during their science class with Mrs. Holly Keadle. 


Supplies Donated to Warner Teacher

Mrs. Janice Harrison, a former Central State University women's basketball player, was presented with school supplies for the students at Warner Middle School. 


Superintendent Denny Morrison Reads to Preschoolers!

Last week, Xenia Community Schools’ Superintendent Denny Morrison, and Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations Christy Fielding visited Xenia Preschool to read stories to some of the program’s preschool students! 


Board Meeting Sept. 14

At the upcoming Xenia Community Board meeting on September 14, the board members will be doing a second reading and approvals of B.O.E. policies. The Board meeting will be at Warner Middle School starting at 6:30. 


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly bulletin finds each of you in great health and having enjoyed a long and relaxing Labor Day weekend. Here is a brief summary of some of the wonderful things happening by our staff and students.   

Special Education Rating- Every year each school district in the State of Ohio receives a rating on the performance of their special education program. The Ohio Department of Education uses final data that the district submits through the Education Management Information System (EMIS).  These data result in one of four ratings- Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention.  Xenia's rating was "Needs Assistance" for school years 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.  This year, our designation changed to "Meets Requirements" for 2013-2014.  This is not only the highest designation possible but out of a possible score of 32 points, our district earned a PERFECT SCORE.  Great job to all of our special education staff members and to Director Dianna Alliod for an outstanding job.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing weekend. At a special Board of Education Meeting last Friday afternoon, the Board voted to name Sr. Gilberto Esparza as the replacement Board Member for Mr. Arch Grieve.  Sr. Esparza has been a resident of Xenia for 13 years.  He has held the position of Adult Probation Officer for the Greene County Common Please Court for the last eight years.  He also has experience working with the community and schools as a former Prevention Coordinator for a public school system in Northern Kentucky.  He has worked with at risk children and their families and has been involved in his community and church through mentoring programs. Bienvenidos Sr. Esparza.

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XCS Foundation Announces Second Round of Grants

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded $5,160.00 in classroom and library grants to the Xenia Community Schools. This is in addition to the first round total of $17,854.20.

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Athletic Passes and Football Tickets

Athletic Passes for all home XCS athletic events for grades 7-12 are available for those Seniors, age 62+ and reside within the XCS district. Please bring your identification to the following locations to obtain your pass, Xenia Community Schools Athletic Office, located at Xenia High School (blue bldg. behind XHS), XHS Main Office or Xenia Senior center located on Church St.

Tickets for all Friday home football games are available Wednesday-Friday in the XCS Athletic Office or at Trophy Sports. Pre Sale prices are, Adults $6.00, Students $4.00. All tickets purchased at the game are $7.00.


Football Game of the Week
XHS Football and Cheerleaders will be Friday's Game of the Week on Channels 2 & 45. Senior members of the football team and cheer squad will be featured on Channel 45's morning show between 7:30 & 8:00. Channel 2 will have live segments on their Friday 5:00 & 5:30 news show. Channel 2 will have the Arby's tent available for an opportunity to win free Arby's. The Varsity Cheer Squad will film a segment for Channel 7 Touchdown 7 as their Cheerleaders of the Week!

Superintendent Weekly Update

Hi everyone, I really do not know how last week could have gone any better.  What an awesome beginning!  I hope that this first weekly bulletin of the school year finds you in good health and having had a great first week of school with students.  I certainly appreciate all of your hard work as you have been in your classrooms preparing for the students to return the majority of the month of August.  What you do is noticed and very much appreciated. Here are some highlights I want to share with you. 

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New Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

PLEASE READ!!!

Beginning this year the driveway in front of Warner will be one way for drop off at the beginning of the day and pick up at the end.  Please click below to see the full directions and a map of the building.

Drop Off and Pick Up Directions and Map


Where Everyone Belongs New to Warner

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation has awarded funding for a new program designed as an orientation and transition program for sixth and seventh graders at Warner Middle School.

A group of eighth grade students will receive training to become “WEB” Leaders. These students will then act as role models and mentors in assisting sixth and seventh graders to make a successful transition to middle school. This program is designed to both enhance character development and to create an anti-bullying environment at Warner, while increasing student achievement. There will be five WEB sponsored events during the school year, in addition to the ongoing daily program activities.

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Class and Bus Route Lists

Class lists and bus route lists will be posted at the buildings per the below schedule.  This is being done to have the most updated information available prior to the Open House schedule. 

Monday, August 10 - Warner Middle School

Wednesday, August 12 - Arrowood, Cox, McKinley, Shawnee, Tecumseh, and Xenia High School


School Supply Lists

Please click the links below for a school supply list.  Don't forget about the tax free weekend to save a little extra money!

Arrowood Elementary
Cox Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Shawnee Elementary
Tecumseh Elementary
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Vacancy on the Board of Education

On August 7, 2015 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 within thirty (30) calendar days of the resignation which would be September 6, 2015 (O.R.C. 3313.85). This vacancy is for the remaining unexpired term vacated by the resignation and will end on December 31, 2017.

Click View All below to read the entire Press Release and for how to apply for the vacant position.


2014-15 Year In Review

The 2014-15 school year was excellent and many great things happened.  Click below "View All" below to read a summary from month to month.  The 2015-16 school year should be even more successful.


Warner Cheerleaders Attend Elite Cheer Camp

The Warner Middle School 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders coached by Dana McClain and Heather Horsley attended the Elite Cheer Camp on July 20 and 21.  The middle school cheerleaders had the opportunity to be chosen as an Elite All-American.  Congratulations to Madeline Huffman, Kaylee Lair, Kaylah Cunningham, Makayla Poplin, and Calli Jones.   They have earned the opportunity to be featured in the half time performance at the BWC Citrus Bowl.  The cheerleaders would like to give a special thank you to Xenia Nazarene for donating the use of their gymnasium.  The cheerleaders would also like to thank Mark Stoll and Mike Earley for supporting the program and helping to bring this nationally renowned program to Xenia.


Science is Fun Camp

The Xenia Science is Fun Camp was held at Xenia High School the week of June 1-5.  This was an exciting, hands-on science camp for students leaving grade 2 up to students entering grade 6.  It provided them an out of this world experience.  Make-it, take-it projects were done all week with emphasis on fun, hands-on fun, everyday topics.  The theme for this year’s days included chemistry, physics, solids liquids and gases, engineering, and environmental science days.  The weeklong camp included a day at the Little Miami River doing aquatic biology activities where the campers got to work with the Ohio Division of Wildlife biologists.  Bill Richey, XHS Chemistry teacher, was the camp director. 

Here is the YouTube link to the 2015 Science is Fun video: https://youtu.be/tqg7EFHSKo0


Parent Community Night

Click here for details about Social Media Awareness


Barnes and Noble Fundraiser on Sunday

 

Go to :  bn.com/bookfairs

Fundraiser ID:  11745155

 


PENNIES FOR PATIENTS PROGRAM AT WARNER

WMS has the power to make a positive impact on the lives of blood cancer patients!  We will join over 350 other schools across the Tri-State/Southern Ohio are in  a program that will be instrumental in raising funds for lifesaving cancer research.

We will be taking part in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS), Pennies for Patients Program.  During the month of March, students will collect spare change to support LLS’s mission; to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Students will learn of service, leadership and philanthropy.  What they learn will be immeasurable and the impact they will have on patients’ lives will be limitless.  Our school goal this year is $5,000. 


WMS HOSTS BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE

Save the date, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 for the Warner Middle School Barnes & Noble Book Fair.  Come on out to Barnes & Noble in Beavercreek from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 5/7.    A portion of all sales on this day will go to our library.  Our Blue Crew students will be there helping children who come in to make Mothers' Day cards and Mrs. Comer's class will provide cookies.  

If you cannot attend but would still like to participate, you can support us online (BN.COM/bookfairs) from May 7th to May 11th by entering Bookfair ID 11831153 at checkout.

Remember, READING IS AWESOME!!


Cross Country Practice

Any 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Cross Country this fall are invited to meet at Xenia High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 5th.  Athletes can run in the morning, 8:30 - 10 a.m. or in the evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  This is not mandatory, but highly recommended.  Official practice will begin on August 1st at 8:00 am.  All paperwork is due at that time.


Athletic Passes on Sale

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

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

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

Please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp 937-374-4217nkopp@xenia.k12.oh.us if you have any questions.


WMS TESTING SCHEDULE - OHIO STATE TESTS
XCS Foundation Brings Muse Machine to WMS

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) recently awarded almost $1,700.00 in a grant for the “Muse Machine” initiative at Warner Middle School. This award and an $800.00 grant for the “Fourth/Fifth Grade Interactive Wax Museum” at McKinley round out the third and final round of grants for the 2015-2016 school year. The Foundation has awarded over $25,000.00 in grants this year.

Click View All to read more about the Foundation, the grant, and Muse Machine.


Student Museum

On Oct. 14, Mrs. Phillips' 7th and 8th grade Create a Museum classes held a student musuem.  At the event parents and staff were invited to see the National History Day projects the students created during class. The theme for this year’s National History Day is exploration, encounter, and exchange in history.


PICTURE RETAKES AT WMS

Picture retakes will be done on Tuesday, October 20th for those who missed out on our Picture Day in September or need their pictures redone. 


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope this weekly bulletin finds each of you in good health and having enjoyed a relaxing weekend. The weather Friday night and all day Saturday was not too inviting, but yesterday was gorgeous. I hope you had a chance to get outside to enjoy it.

October is Learning Disabilities Month. It is important during LDA Month to focus less on the disabilities aspect and focus more on the incredible abilities so many of these individuals possess as well as emphasize the phenomenal achievements and important strides so many of these individuals have made.

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Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope this final weekly update prior to Thanksgiving finds everyone in good health and enjoying the weekend.  We have been very lucky with the nice temperatures so far but I think our luck is about to change.  Cold weather is on the way.  On behalf of the Board of Education and our central office administrative team,  I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all you do every single day for our kids.  

AR Group- Students received new portfolios and they personalized their cover. Everyone learned a new game to begin to understand fluency, the ability to think of many answers to a question.  The name game began with Ms. Shaw saying the name of a famous person. The second person then thought of a person whose name began with the first letter of the previous person's last name with each person continuing.  Each student then worked independently practicing fluency using the name Thomas Jefferson.  As students finished the assignment they played the SET game.

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XESP Hosting Fundraiser

The Xenia Educational Support Professionals will be hosting a fundraiser at Bob Evans on March 5 and 6.  Click here for the flyer.


Facility Master Plan Community Forum Scheduled

The District is grateful to have had approximately 40 parents, residents, and community leaders attended our first XCS Community Forum on Feb. 29 to learn more about our current and future facility needs and opportunities available to Xenia Community Schools through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The thoughtful feedback and valuable insights attendees provided will help shape plans for our schools, and we look forward to many more community members participating in this process with us of updating our Facilities Master Plan. Over the next several months, additional opportunities to share your thoughts, questions, and input will be available – including our second XCS Community Forum on Wed., March 16, 6-7:30 p.m., at Warner Middle School. To view the Feb. 29 presentation and for more information, please visit: http://www.xenia.k12.oh.us/content/288 or click the Facility Plan link on the left of the main page of the website.


Pride Certificates

The Board was recognized for being an Effective School Board and Mrs. Fielding was presented an award for Outstanding Administrator by Mr. Diver at Monday night's Board Meeting. Pride Certificates were also presented to the Kids of Character, Xenia High School Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. 


WMS LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA PENNY DRIVE SURPASSES GOAL

During the month of March, Student Leadership classes helped to organize the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Penny Drive.  Our final school total was $5,936.05.  The National Junior Honor Society will be donating $63.95 in order to help us reach $6,000!!!

Grade level results were:  6th grade with $1,318.95, 8th grade with $1986.28, and winning the ice cream reward party during the 4th quarter was 7th grade with a total of $2,380.79.  Congratulations to Mr. Shirley's 4th period Social Studies class.  They brought in the most money with $236.19 and won the pizza party.  

Thank you to everyone who donated and congratulations on a job well done.


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

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

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School Supply Lists 2016-17

The 2016-17 School Supply lists for Grades 6, 7 and 8 at Warner Middle School are available by clicking on 6th, 7th or 8th


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying your weekend. The mixture of rain, snow, and sleet made for an interesting Saturday.  It seems like winter is really trying to hold on. I am confident that nicer weather is on the way.  This week is National Volunteer Week.  I wish to thank the hundreds of volunteers that are in our school working with our young people.  There is no one who stands taller than one who stoops to help a child.   Hope you have a great week. 

Community Forum/Facilities Plan- We are grateful to have had approximately 40 parents, residents, and community leaders be in attendance at each of our first three Community Forums to learn more about our current and future facility needs and opportunities available to our district through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.  The thoughtful feedback and valuable insights attendees provided will help shape plans for our schools, and we look forward to many more community members participating in this process. Over the next several months additional opportunities to share your thoughts, questions and input will be available.

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Spring Sport Participation Fees Due

All Spring Sport Participation Fees must be paid in full by Tuesday, March, 29.


WMS CHEERLEADER CLINICS AND TRYOUTS
If you are interested in being a cheerleader at Warner next year, please see Mrs. McClain in Room #104 to pick up your cheer tryout packet.  Clinics will be on April 18 and April 20 from 2:30 - 4:00 and tryouts will be on April 21 from 2:30 - 4:30.  You must have a completed doctor's physical turned in to attend clinics and tryouts.

Community Tailgate Event - Oct. 16


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Visits Shawnee

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company visited Shawnee Friday.  DCDC is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company that is noted in the African American experience.  


Certificates and Awards Received at Recent Board Meeting

Pride Certificates and an award were presented at this past Monday's Board Meeting. Heather Malone was presented with a Pride Certificate for her achivement becoming a Master Teacher. Officer Harold Matheson was awarded a Pride Certificate for his years of service as Xenia Community Schools' Dare Officer. Kids of Character students for the month of Oct. were also recognized. Superintendent Denny Morrison was presented with his Exemplary Educational Leadership Award from Executive Director R. Kirk Hamilton of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. 


A District and Community Effort

In week five, Xenia High School beat Troy High School and earned a $300 scholarship in last week’s Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory competition.  Drive to Victory is a friendly competition each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. 

Xenia High School collected 3,880 pounds of donations and Troy High School collected 3,660 pounds of donations.  These items will be sold in Goodwill Stores with proceeds supporting the mission of helping people with disabilities and other needs here in the community.

Thank You to the community for donating your items and also a Thank You to Mark Stoll and Jeff Keadle for setting the event up this year. 


Winter Sports Schedule

Click here for the Winter Sports Schedule


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying the beautiful springlike temperatures.  I cannot believe that March is just around the corner.  I hope you have a great week.   

State Report Card- This past week the State Report Card was released.  I would like to thank each of you for your hard work.  You are doing wonderful things for our kids.  I am very pleased with the direction the district is going.  I am most pleased with the Progress we are making.  To receive an A in overall Progress and additional A's in Progress for our gifted students, students with disabilities, and our lowest achieving 20% of our students demonstrates that students achievement is a priority.  I am also pleased that we are spending 70% of our budget on classroom instruction.  We have a lot to be proud of but we still have much work to do.  Together we will help each child to reach his/her potential.  Thanks again for all you do.

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NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE

The Ohio Department of Health has released new immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year.  If your child is going into the 7th grade for the 2016-17 school year, he/she will be required to receive one (1) dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) and one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine which must be administered after age 10.

Please contact your child's physician, the health department or local pharmacies for more information.  A copy of the vaccine record must be provided to the school before the school year begins.  If you have further questions for the school, please contact the clinic at 562-9805.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying the warmer temperatures.  I hope you have a great week as we begin our spring testing.   

Community Forum/Facilities Plan- We are grateful to have had approximately 40 parents, residents, and community leaders attend our first Community Forum on February 29 to learn more about our current and future facility needs and opportunities available to our district through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.  The thoughtful feedback and valuable insights attendees provided will help shape plans for our schools, and we look forward to many more community members participating in this process. Over the next several months additional opportunities to share your thoughts, questions and input will be available.  Our second Community Forum will be Wednesday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. at Warner Middle School. Hope to see you there.

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Letter from Governor Kasich - Resources for Families

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

Click here to view a copy of the letter.


Summer Meals

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


IDEA Funds for 2016-17 - Comments Wanted

Xenia Community Schools is in the process of developing IDEA-B Special Education and IDEA Early Childhood Special Education grant allocations for the 2016-2017 school year.  Discussion is open to how such funds are spent for special education programming.  These funds are allocated for special education students who are eligible for services under this law: the Individuals with Disabilities Act.  Persons interested in having input into the allocation of these funds should contact the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel.  Please submit your comments in writing to Dianna Alliod (dalliod@xenia.k12.oh.us) by April 8, 2016.  All comments will be addressed during the public forum scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office Conference Room (819 Colorado Dr).


2016 Foundation Hall of Honor Tickets Available

Tickets for this year’s Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be available at the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce through Friday, April 22, 2016.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation invites the community to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2016 Hall of Honor inductees: Chad R. Jackson, PhD, XHS Class of 1998, Scientist and Role Model; Jane Newton, XHS Class of 1976, Businesswoman and Role Model; Donald R. Person, XHS Class of 1973, Chief of Police and Community Supporter; Richard “Dick” Strous, XCHS class of 1951, Community Volunteer and Robert E. Williams, Superintendent of Xenia Community Schools and Community Leader.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is dedicated to enriching the academic pursuits of all students, faculty and staff within the Xenia Community Schools. The Foundation has provided grants for classroom enrichment programs and scholarships from donations and investment income of the Foundation over thirty years.

A significant program of the Foundation is the annual Hall of Honor. The Foundation hosts a dinner and induction ceremony to recognize graduates, former staff, or community citizens who have set an example through their professional success and/or have made significant contributions of service to the Xenia Community Schools and the Xenia Community.

The Eighteenth Annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony and Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 6:30 PM at Tecumseh Elementary School. The dinner will be preceded by the Second Annual Silent Auction beginning at 5:30 PM. The auction is open to the members of the community. No ticket is required for the auction portion of the event. Tickets for the dinner and induction ceremony are $30.00 each. Tickets are available at the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 334 W. Market Street. Call: (937) 372-3591 for more information.


Hall of Honor Class of 2016 Announced

Congratulations are in order for the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Class of 2016! Five new members will be honored this year. The Eighteenth Annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony and Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 6:30 PM at Tecumseh Elementary School. The dinner will be preceded by the Second Annual Silent Auction for Grants beginning at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $30.00 each and are available at the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 334 W. Market Street. Call: (937) 372-3591 for more information.

Click View All below to read about the inductees.


LIBRARY NEWS: NOVEMBER'S FEATURE BOOK OF THE MONTH

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends. 

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in school--in the hallway...in the teacher's lounge...in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different... and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

This funny perceptive graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired is also an unforgettable book about growing up, and all the super and super embarrassing moments along the way.


Superintendent Receives Award

On September 29, 2015 Superintendent Morrison received the Exemplary Educational Leadership Award from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.  This award recognizes outstanding educational leadership which has resulted in the enhancement and improvement of educational opportunities for the elementary and secondary students in Ohio.  Congrats Mr. Morrison!!!


Foundation 5K Healthy Halloween Hustle

On October 31st at 9:00 a.m., staff, students and community members, will, for the first time, take off on a walk/run to support classroom grants provided by the XCS Foundation. The health–focused 5k fun event will begin and end at Shawnee Park. All pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with the event logo. Registration fees are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students in K-12. Children under 5 are welcome to participate in the Fun Run and will receive a participation ribbon and a pumpkin. The registration deadline to be guaranteed a shirt is October 23rd.

Click here for a registration form.

This fundraiser for the XCS Foundation Grants Program is a joint effort between the XCS and the XCS Foundation. The XCS Foundation is an Ohio non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation. Gifts made to the XCSF qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions. For information about the XCSF, visit the website (xcsfoundation.com), check them out on Facebook (Xenia Community Schools Foundation) or call the Chamber of Commerce at 937-372-3591.


Superintendent Weekly Update
I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and having enjoyed the beautiful weekend.  The leaves are beginning to change colors and it is a great time to get outside and enjoy the fall foliage.  

XTAR and Elementary STEM - The XTAR Young Entrepreneurs Project Unit and the High School Elementary STEM Program have been invited to participate in the Ohio School Board Association's Capital Conference in November in Columbus.  Kudos to Donna Shaw and Bill Richey for spearheading these programs for young people.

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McKinley hosts Family Events

McKinley hosted a Family Night for Kindergarten-Second Graders on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:00-7:30. A Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Viewing Night with moon, solar system, and star-related activities was held Sunday evening for Fourth and Fifth Grade students.  

 

 

 

 

 


XHS Marching Band/Color Guard Chili Cookoff

Please come and support the talented XHS Marching Band & Color Guard on March 12!

Chili entries wanted! Judging in traditional, white, spicy and
miscellaneous/other categories. Must provide one gallon of chili. All contestants entering chili must contact Christy Purdin at hairnetcp@gmail.com.

>Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. — Everyone is welcome!
>Entertainment by the XHS Jazz Band at 6:00 p.m.
>Chili Judging/awards at 6:45 p.m.
>Exciting Quarter Auction at 7:00 p.m.

Donations are needed for prize baskets and the auction by March 5. Donations after March 5, please bring to the supper.

For all questions, donations, volunteers, & chili entries, contact Christy Purdin at hairnetcp@gmail.com.  Proceeds from this event support our XHS Marching Band & Color Guard. Sponsored by the XHS Band Boosters.


Superintendent Weekly Update

I hope that this weekly update finds you in good health and enjoying your weekend. Spring is most definitely here.  I hope you were able to take advantage of the wonderful weather to get outside and have fun.  The state testing began last week for our middle and high school students and everything went very well.  I heard that all of the students were putting forth their best effort on these important tests.  The elementary students begin testing this week.  Best of luck to everyone.   Hope you have a great week.

Centennial Play- We are partnering with the National Park Service in its Centennial Celebration in 2016 to have a play for our fourth and fifth grade students.  This play will be a children's theater production of the African-American experience in the Midwest parks.  They are calling it "Civil Rights in the Middle".  The Bright Star Traveling Theater out of North Carolina will be presenting it to our students on May 9th at the high school.

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Treasurer CFO Job Posting

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Xenia Community Schools is responsible for overseeing the entire financial operations of
the organization, the accuracy and timeliness of all state and federal reporting, the development of the annual district operating
budget and the Five-Year Forecast. The CFO is an active participant on the senior leadership team and will provide leadership for
the district in many areas including finance, strategic planning, program development, and is a resource for business and human
resource functions.

Xenia Treasurer Brochure
Xenia Search Profile Report

 


Permanent Improvement Levy Renewal March 15

For information about Issue 10, the Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy on the ballot March 15, 2016 please click View All below.  This renewal levy WILL NOT INCREASE taxes.


Treasurer's Office Sets Up Programs for Transparency

Xenia Community Schools is taking part in two, new initiatives designed to get district financial information into the hands of the community as easily and transparently as possible.

On Thursday, September 24th, Xenia Community Schools was among the first school districts in the state to have its financial data available through OhioCheckbook, a transparency website hosted through Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office (Read about the statewide program). The district is also making more in-depth financial information available today through OpenGov, a company that provides online financial reporting for more than 350 government agencies across 43 states. Xenia Community Schools is the first district in Ohio to adopt the extended financial reporting available through the OpenGov platform.

Click View All below to read more about the initiatives.


Chemistry Club

The XHS Chemistry Club just completed their elementary school visits.  The visit begins with a demonstration show and skit with twelve exciting (and explosive!) chemistry demonstrations. These were done by the College Credit Plus/AP Chemistry students.  Then, the elementary kids go back to their classrooms and the junior honors chemistry students teach an exciting 45-minute lesson which has been aligned with the grade-appropriate standards. Science lessons include Density Bottles, Silly Putty, and Chromatography and Color Mixing.  The XHS Chemistry Club is funded by a grant by the Xenia Educational Foundation.


Spring Sports Schedule

It is that time for middle school and high school softball, baseball, track and boys tennis teams to begin action.  Good luck to all of our teams!  For a spring sports schedule, click here.


Project Lead the Way - Sheep Brain Dissection

Students in Ms. Allex's Project Lead the Way classes have been studying brain anatomy for the past few weeks. They have been keeping a journal as they have researched on-line and completed various activities. 


PLTW Medical Detectives

Students in Mr. Ryan's Project Lead the Way Medical Detective classes have been very busy! They have studied the senses, learned about inherited genetic diseases, and studied the brain and central nervous system. Click View All to read about all the activities they've been doing in the past few weeks. 

    


What's in the Bag!?

Warner 6th Grade Science students from Mr. Egbert, Mrs. Keadle, and Mrs. Nolen's classes held their very own game show called, "What's In The Bag?". 


Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Reign

Ms. Rucker's two AP European History Classes celebrated Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning monarch in British History on September 16th. The actual date was September 9th but we celebrated on the 16th.  We had tea in real china cups and ate lots of authentic British foods.  


WMS LIBRARY CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY

During the week of February 29th  “Read Across America” and Dr. Seuss' birthday were celebrated at Warner Middle School. 

We had a poetry contest and students came in early before school each day for silent reading in the library.  The winners enjoyed breakfast on March 2nd  also in the library to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday complete with green eggs and ham and donuts (compliments of Tim Horton’s).

The students who enjoyed breakfast with our superintendent and our principal are:  Jordan Butts, Garrison Henry, Autumn Hitte, Andrew Fernanadez, Elicia Wallace, Sebastian Reed, Chrystiana Howdyshell, Freya Vellia, Jessalyn Gibson, Tristin Fernandez, Gracie Norris, Kalvary Freed, Cierra Anderson, Zach Martin, Jacob Gregory, MaKayla Noland, Charlie Williams, Alexis McClain, Nick Slusher, Madison Leverance and Mrs. Graetz,  Mrs. Greenberg, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Moorman.


Technology Coaching

Technology Coach, Jason Brodehl, visited teacher Mary Black’s 7th grade students to teach students how to use our new Chrome Books and to use Google Docs.  Students were introduced to Google Classroom and they completed their first assignment using these new resources.


Warner Middle School Lip Dub

Every student at Warner Middle School recently participated in a Lip Dub to show their school spirit.  Click here to view.  


SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS: WHAT'S A PARENT TO DO?

Click on  view all  to view the presentation that was given on our first Parent Community Night.


WMS USES NEW CHROME BOOKS Mr. Cafaro

Students in Mr. Cafaro's Language Arts classes used our new Chrome books to take a learning styles inventory.  The results of this inventory will help Mr. Cafaro design lesson to accommodate his students' preferred learning styles throughout the school year. 


LIBRARY NEWS: FEATURE BOOK OF THE MONTH

Come and check out all of our books in the library.  This month, we are featuring a book titled "All Hallows' Eve" by Vivian Vande Velde

If you're looking for truly terrifying fare to read aloud on Halloween, look no further than Vivian Vande Velde's book, All Hallows' Eve. All 13 stories in the collection take place on Halloween night. In Pretending, Brian drives into the country to pick up his date for the evening and discovers that her parents seem a lot like vampires or worse. Janelle visits a cemetery with her ninth-grade class in Cemetery Field Trio, only to receive help from a most unexpected source when she is attacked in a mausoleum. And in the truly frightening When and How, Marissa and her friends make a trip to a psychic who has the power to predict the time and place of death.


WMS BEGINS BOX TOPS/LABELS CONTEST Box Tops

Student Leadership is collecting Labels for Education, Box Tops and Coke Reward Points to raise money for the school.  Students should bring the box tops and bottle caps or boxes (for cans) from Coke products to their first period teachers.  The class that collects the most by the end of the first quarter will win a pizza and soda reward lunch.  Thanks for helping our school and for showing your Warner Pride!


Mandatory Winter Parent/Athlete Meeting

The OHSAA mandated Winter Sport Parent/Athlete Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the XHS Gym. Anyone in grades 7-12 interested in participating in a Winter Sport must attend with parent or guardian.


2 Hour Delay and Early Dismissals Scheduled

In order for staff to receive follow-up professional development related to emergency operations, the following 2 hour early dismissals or 2 hour delays have been scheduled.

Shawnee and Tecumseh Elementary - 2 hour delay - October 14
Arrowood, Cox and McKinley Elementaries - 2 hour delay - October 20
Xenia High School - 2 hour early dismissal - November 6
Warner Middle School - 2 hour early dismissal - November 10


Healthy Halloween Hustle 5K

The XCS Foundation is hosting the 1st Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle 5k Fun Run on October 31, 2015. The event will start at 9 a.m. at Shawnee Park in Xenia. Registration deadline to guarantee a t-shirt is October 23.

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Book Donation
Last week the Wilmington Police Department donated the book, K9 Karson Comes Home, to our elementary and preschool libraries.  This is the true story of Karson the police dog who escaped from a boarding facility in Wilmington in order to find his owner. Many Xenia people joined in the search for Karson,a Belgian Malinois. Karson was missing for 61 days before he was found and reunited with his owner, Officer Popp.  A great happy ending and so close to home!

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