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2024 DC Trip for 8th Grade Students
05/16/2024
Last week, 81 eighth grade students and their 16 teacher and parent chaperones made their way to Washington, DC for the annual whirlwind tour that takes students to iconic landmarks, museums, and memorials in our nation's capital as they get the opportunity to see some of the places and events they studied in their American History class throughout the year.
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Class of 2024 Scholarship Ceremony
05/15/2024
On Friday, May 10, Xenia High School held its annual ceremony, where they recognized 60 graduating seniors who earned in excess of $8.4 million in scholarships!
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Kids of Character Recognized at May Board Meeting
05/13/2024
At the May 13 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students. Congratulations to our May 2024 Kids of Character:
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Adapted PE Field Day 2024
05/08/2024
Education (APE) students from across the district gathered on the track at Xenia High School for the 3rd Annual Color Run. This event is an opportunity for the students from the self-contained classrooms across the district to gather in their decorated white t-shirts to run, walk, or wheel their way around the track while volunteers spray them with a rainbow of colors!
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Students Shine at 2024 XTAR Entrepreneur Showcase
05/07/2024
On Thursday, May 2, Xenia's fourth grade students in the gifted program hosted the annual Young Entrepreneurs Project Showcase at Benner Field House.
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2024 Noetic Math Contest Results
05/03/2024
Congratulations to all of our 2024 Xenia Community Schools Noetic Math Contest participants! These students flexed their math skills throughout the 12-week competition, as well as during the national contest in April.
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Spring Buccaneer Attendance Challenge Results
05/03/2024
Cox Elementary students squeaked -- or should we say squawked? -- out a narrow victory in the Spring Buccaneer Attendance Challenge, crediting their success to their much-coveted weekly "screaming chicken" award for classes with the highest attendance.
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New-To-Xenia Schools Family Event
05/01/2024
On Tuesday, May 7 from 4:30-7:00 p.m., we are hosting a welcome event for all families with new students -- or even current families who want to know more about the district, get involved with their building PTO, and more!
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Online Edge Registration Open for Fall 2024
04/30/2024
The Online Edge application for the 2024-2025 school year is now open, and will close on Friday, May 17 at the end of the school day.
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Hop Aboard the Summer Reading Bus
04/24/2024
Hop aboard the Summer Reading Bus and head for deeper waters this July as we surf our way into an oceanic adventure where each week will feature a different fun, ocean-themed activity from the WAVE Foundation!
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Shark Tank Success
04/23/2024
Congratulations to Roland Marietta and Annabelle Sage Renfrow for winning BOTH 2nd place AND the Sponsor's Choice Award at SCORE Dayton's 1st Annual Miami Valley High School Shark Tank Competition on April 8.
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IDEA Public Comments Open for 2024-2025
04/23/2024
Xenia Community Schools is in the process of developing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education grant allocations for the 2024-2025 school year. The district is seeking comments from the public on how to allocate and expend these funds.
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Model UN Team Finds Success at Spring Conference
04/22/2024
On Saturday, April 13, the XHS Model UN team participated at the Wright State Model UN conference.
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HOSA Students Find Success at State Competition
04/19/2024
On April 10-11, Xenia HOSA students competed with students from around the state in their annual competition. Laylah Jordan and Ava Wellman placed in the top 10 for Family Medicine Physician and Job Seeking Skills. Morgann Trimble placed 3rd in Medical Assisting and Houda Loukssi placed 2nd in Prepared Speaking.
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2024 Educator & Staff Member of the Year Award Nominations Due May 17
04/18/2024
Once again this year, Xenia Community Schools will honor two staff members: an Educator of the Year and a Staff person of the Year.
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AFJROTC Competes at Raiders Event
04/12/2024
On April 6, the Xenia Air Force JROTC Raiders team competed against 18 other teams from 13 schools at a Raider Competition hosted at Wayne High School.
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Doug Adams Stadium Virtual Tour
04/12/2024
Watch a virtual tour of the planned renovations for phase II at Doug Adams Stadium.
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Shawnee Elementary Receives Momentum Award for 2023
04/05/2024
Congratulations to Shawnee Elementary for being recognized with the Momentum Award for 2023 by the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce!
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XHS Prom 2024: Lost in a Fairy Tale
04/04/2024
Come get "Lost in a Fairytale" for Xenia's 2024 Prom! This memorable event will take place on April 27 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the Schindler Banquet Center, and it promises to be an enchanting evening filled with cherished memories for our students.
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Updates Continue at Xenia High School
03/27/2024
While students and staff were out of the building for spring break, our Facilities crew made some improvements at the high school, including installing carpeting in the entry and adding new furniture and seating in the cafeteria.
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XHS Government Students Head to State House
03/25/2024
Just prior to Spring Break, our XHS government classes took a field trip to Ohio's Statehouse to get a closer look at our legislative system.
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K-12 Enrollment for 24-25 Opens April 1
03/21/2024
While Xenia Preschool registration is open for fall, new enrollment for students in grades K-12 is set to open Monday, April 1.
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XCS to Break Ground on New Outdoor Learning Lab at Tecumseh
03/15/2024
This May, Xenia Community Schools will break ground at Tecumseh Elementary School to create a new outdoor learning space for students across the district.
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Xenia Preschool to Host Spring Open House
03/13/2024
Now is the time to think about fall registration for Preschool! Interested families are invited to join us at Xenia Preschool for an Open House on Thursday, March 21 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the 2024-2025 school year.
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Update for the Community from the XCS Board of Education
03/12/2024
An update from the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education following the regular meeting on Monday, March 11.
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Kids of Character Recognized at March Board Meeting
03/12/2024
At the March 11 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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2024 College and Career Expo Photo Gallery
03/11/2024
On Friday, March 8, Xenia High School welcomed more than 50 partners to the gymnasium for the annual College & Career Expo.
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Cox Elementary Issues Spring Attendance Challenge
03/08/2024
As the current Buccaneer Attendance Challenge trophy holders, our Cox Elementary students are issuing a Spring Attendance Challenge today to the elementary buildings across the district!
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HOSA Students Heading to State Competition in April
03/08/2024
Twenty Xenia High School students went to Sinclair Community College, on Tuesday February 13 to compete in the Regional HOSA Competition.
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XCS Set to Hire Todd M. Whalen as New High School Principal for Fall
03/07/2024
On Thursday, March 7, Dr. Gabriel Lofton, Superintendent, sent a letter to Xenia Community Schools families about hiring a new principal for XHS for the 2024-2025 school year. Read it here.
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WMS Band Hosts "Try It Night" for Current 5th Graders
03/06/2024
Calling All Aspiring 5th Grade Musicians! On Wednesday, March 20, Warner Middle School Band will be hosting an "Instrument Try-It Night" for all current 5th grade students who are interested in middle school band.
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WMS Pennies for Patients Drive 2024
03/06/2024
On Monday, March 4, Warner Middle School Leadership Students began their annual Penny Drive for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma -- and this year they have set a goal to raise $4,000!
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Coffee & Conversation Set for March
03/06/2024
Coffee & Conversation is back! Join us on Tuesday, March 19 for the chance to ask questions or bring your concerns directly to district leadership.
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XCS Foundation Hall of Honor Announced
03/05/2024
Congratulations are in order for the Xenia Community Schools Foundation Hall of Honor Class of 2024! Four new members will be honored this year.
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Read Across America Week Kicks Off in Cafeterias
03/04/2024
Read Across America Week 2024 kicked off with fun activities, including a special story time and meal from our cafeteria staff!
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XHS Science Fair 2024
03/02/2024
On Friday, February 23, twenty students in Miss Amole’s Honors Spectra Class participated in the 2024 XHS Science Fair.
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Community Letter from the Superintendent
03/01/2024
On Friday, March 1, Dr. Gabriel Lofton, Superintendent, sent a letter to Xenia Community Schools families. Read it here.
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5th Grade Open House Set to Get 5th Graders Ready for Middle School in Fall
02/29/2024
On Thursday, March 7, Warner Middle School is hosting an open house from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. for current 5th grade students who will be incoming 6th grade students this fall for the 2024-2025 school year.
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2024 College & Career Expo
02/29/2024
On Friday, March 8, Xenia Community Schools will host a College & Career Expo for all students in grades 8-12. The event will take place at the high school, and will give students the chance interact with community partners from local businesses and organizations, as well as representatives from colleges.
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XHS Students Explore WPAFB Careers
02/28/2024
On Tuesday, February 27, Juniors and Seniors at Xenia High School participated in a panel on career opportunities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hosted by Congressman Mike Turner and Mayor Sarah Mays.
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XHS Spring Musical: Shrek
02/23/2024
Xenia High School Theater is proud to present Shrek the Musical this March! Performances will be on March 7-9 and 14-16, all at 7:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased anytime at Xeniahs.Booktix.net.
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iSee Program Provides Glasses for 23 Students
02/23/2024
Xenia Community Schools nurses and clinic aides are certified by Prevent Blindness Ohio to complete vision screenings for students in specific grades each year. This year, a limited number of students with vision issues were invited to participate in the iSee Program, through the Ohio Optometric Foundation. Through this program, 23 students received follow-up screening from optometrists, and were also provided glasses at no cost.
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XHS Students Participate in WSU Honor Band Concerts
02/20/2024
Congratulations to three students from the Xenia High School Band program who were selected to participate in the Wright State Univeristy Honor Bands over the past weekend: Ella Hernandez, Noah Martindale, and John Sexton!
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XCS Celebrates SRO Appreciation Day
02/15/2024
In celebration of School Resource Officer (SRO) Appreciation Day, we wanted to give our four district SROs the chance to introduce themselves, and let our community know how they impact our buildings every day.
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XCS Board of Education Approves Treasurer Contract for Thomas Massie
02/14/2024
At its regular meeting on Monday, February 12, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education voted to hire Thomas Massie, the current Interim Treasurer, as Treasurer. During the meeting, the Board approved a three-year contract, which will begin with the 2024-2025 school year, effective August 1, 2024.
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Spring Sports Tryout Schedule for 2024
02/14/2024
Xenia High School & Warner Middle School spring sports tryouts are beginning this month! Tryouts and first practices for baseball, softball, track & field, boys tennis, and boys lacrosse start soon, so check the schedule and make sure your student-athlete is ready.
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Kids of Character Recognized at February Board Meeting
02/13/2024
At the February 12 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Model UN Boston Trip Recap
02/09/2024
At the end of January, four Xenia High School students headed to Boston to participate in the Model UN Conference hosted by Harvard University! They attended the conference with 4,000 other delegates who traveled to Boston from more than 50 countries.
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Writing Their Way to the Top
02/08/2024
On Saturday, January 27, approximately 90 students from 11 different schools brought their pens and their passion for writing to Xenia High School for the Southwest Regional JustWrite Ohio Tournament. Xenia High School’s Writing Team wrote their way to the top, placing 2nd overall out of 11 total teams!
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Doors Project at Xenia High School
02/07/2024
Pardon Our Dust! On Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, the main entrance doors at Xenia High School are being replaced. Students who drive or are dropped off will NOT be able to enter through the main entrance on either day, and should plan to enter through the band hallway.
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National School Counseling Week 2024
02/05/2024
XCS will celebrate National School Counseling Week from February 5–9, 2024.
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XCS to Close for Students and Staff on Solar Eclipse
02/01/2024
Xenia Community Schools has made the decision to CLOSE school on Monday, April 8 for students and staff, due to the anticipated impact of the eclipse on our community.
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AFJROTC Initial Inspection Completed in January
01/31/2024
On Friday, January 26, Xenia High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) instructors and cadets underwent their initial formal unit evaluation and earned the overall score of “Meets Standards.”
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XHS Class Registration Set to Begin for 2024-25 School Year
01/31/2024
Did you know that students currently in grades 8 to 11 are in the process of scheduling their courses for next fall? As hard as it is to believe, we are working now to get students into the courses they will need to graduate!
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Math Learning Adds Up for Tecumseh Students
01/26/2024
On Thursday, January 25, Tecumseh Elementary hosted a Math Night for families, complete with interactive math games that make learning fun!
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OMEA Competition Hits a Sweet Note for XHS Musicians
01/25/2024
On Saturday, January 20, many members of the Xenia Symphonic and Concert Bands voluntarily took the initiative to either prepare a solo or form an ensemble to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association's Solo and Ensemble Competition at Vandalia Butler High School.
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Noetic Math Competition Runs from January 22-April 8, 2024
01/18/2024
Registration is now open for the 2024 XCS math contest! This optional math competition is for students in grades 2-8 who can register and compete by solving problems each week over a 12-week period from January 22 - April 8.
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XHS Writing Team to Be Published in 2024
01/12/2024
Members of the XHS Writing Team will have their short stories published in the Young Writers anthology "Hunted -- The Hunter's Odyssey", with an additional selection chosen for the "American High School Poets - Winter 2023 Anthology."
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New Board Members Sworn In January 9
01/11/2024
At the Tuesday, January 9 meeting of the XCS Board of Education, two new members were sworn into their seats for their incoming four year term.
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XCS Foundation Accepting Nominees for 2024 Hall of Honor
01/08/2024
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Class of the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor.
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Candy Cane Sleigh 2023
12/22/2023
Thank you to the elves at First Student who offered a helping hand as Dr. Lofton continued to deliver candy canes to elementary and preschool students throughout the district this week before the break!
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WMS Student Leaders Deliver for FISH Pantry
12/22/2023
This week, our Warner Middle School student leaders delivered the haul from their fall Food Drive, where they collected 2,794 items and donated 2,407 pounds of food, to the Greene County FISH Pantry!
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2023 Speech Contest Winners Announced
12/21/2023
On Thursday, December 21, finalists competed in the annual speech contest, delivering their speech in front of a panel of judges.
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"X Marks the Bot" Heads to District Competition in January
12/15/2023
On Saturday, December 9, one of the McKinley FLL LEGO® Robotics teams, X Marks the Bot, competed at a regional qualifier tournament. The team finished in 5th place overall out of 14 teams, and advanced to the District tournament scheduled for Saturday, January 27, at the Air Force Museum.
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Houda Loukssi Advances to State Poetry Out Loud Competition
12/14/2023
On Thursday, December 7, XHS Junior Houda Loukssi competed in the West Central Ohio Regional Finals for Poetry Out Loud, where she placed first.
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Baskets for Battle Delivers Cheer for Local Cancer Patients
12/13/2023
On Friday, December 8, the Xenia High School Student Council wrapped up the annual Baskets for Battle project when they hand-delivered 200 baskets to four hospitals across the region.
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Internet Service Notice for December 21
12/12/2023
Due to scheduled maintenance, the district's internet connectivity will be disrupted on Thursday, December 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. It is not anticipated that this will affect any planned district activities, and service should resume that evening.
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Letter from Dr. Lofton to XCS Families, Sunday, December 10
12/10/2023
A copy of the letter sent from Dr. Lofton to XCS Families on Sunday, December 10.
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Grinch-mas 2023
12/08/2023
This year, our Shawnee students found out they may have to wait at least a little longer in December for the Grinch's heart to grow a size or two!
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XTAR Talent Show Takes the Stage in the Bob Hope Auditorium
12/07/2023
​The first-ever XTAR Talent Show was held November 28 at Xenia High School, and included special performances, art submissions, and a "Hero Walk" that featured student writing projects about people they consider to be their heroes.
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Kids of Character Recognized at December Board Meeting
12/05/2023
At the December 4 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Cox Squeaks Out a Win for Attendance Challenge
12/04/2023
The November Attendance Challenge wrapped up with a bang — or was it a squaaawwwkkk?? — last week, as all of our elementary buildings finished the month with high attendance as they vied for the attendance trophy!
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Planning Ahead for Student Success Set for December 14
12/04/2023
The special education team at Tecumseh Elementary is partnering with the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities to offer families of students with unique needs a series of nights to interact with agencies that provide support in Greene County. The first session, Planning Ahead for Student Success (PASS), is scheduled for Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at Tecumseh Elementary.
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XHS Inducts 31 Students Into National Honor Society
12/01/2023
On Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m., Xenia High School inducted the latest class of students into its chapter of the National Honor Society, celebrating their achievements and commitment to learning and service.
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Service Learning Projects Round Up for November & December
11/16/2023
As we approach fall break, our students are working hard to be good members of their community, and help those in need of support! From the annual Baskets for Battle project to support cancer patients in local hospitals to food drives and collecting much-needed health and hygiene products to be distributed through the Greene County FISH Pantry, students have been pulling together to reach their goals this month.
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Four XCS Schools Ranked "Best Schools" for 2024
11/15/2023
In the 2024 school rankings from US News and World Report, four Xenia Community Schools received overall scores in the top 40% of public schools in Ohio, with Tecumseh Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Arrowood Elementary, and Warner Middle School all meeting these criteria to be named a “Best School” in their category.
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A First Look at Phase II of the Stadium Project
11/15/2023
The XCS community is invited to take a sneak peek at the (very) preliminary renderings for phase II of the renovation at Doug Adams Stadium!
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Veterans Day Lunch
11/10/2023
Today, our cafeteria staff welcomed nearly 300 veterans through their doors for a meal with our students!
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ROTC Veterans Day Flag Retirement at Legacy Village
11/10/2023
On Friday, November 10, the Xenia High School AFJROTC assisted with the Veterans Day celebration at Legacy Village by retiring their flag and presenting it to the oldest veteran in residence at the facility.
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Model UN Delegates Prepare for Trip to Boston
11/08/2023
The Xenia High School Model U.N. team has been selected to attend the prestigious Harvard Model United Nations conference to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from January 26-29, 2024
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2023 Baskets for Battle Donations Accepted Until November 30
11/08/2023
Once again this year, the Xenia High School Student Council is collecting supplies to put together baskets to help local patients during chemotherapy and radiation treatments at local hospitals.
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Kids of Character Recognized at November Board Meeting
11/07/2023
At the November 6 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Online Edge Applications Open for 2d Semester
11/07/2023
Online Edge applications now open for NEW applicants! The online opt-in form for the XCS Online Edge program for second semester will be open from Tuesday, November 7 – Friday, December 1.
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Model UN Competes at UD Conference
11/03/2023
Xenia's Model U.N. team has an exciting schedule this year! Students recently attended their second conference at the University of Dayton on Thursday, November 2.
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You are invited... to an adventure on the high seas!
10/31/2023
The cast and crew of the XHS Theater fall play, Treasure Island, invites you to the Bob Hope Auditorium this week for the fall play.
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HOSA Students Meet Fall Drive Goal
10/30/2023
On Tuesday, October 24, Xenia High School students in HOSA, the student organization for future health professionals, hosted their fall blood drive. With a total of 52 successful donations collected, the students met their goal of collecting at least 50 units of blood — saving upwards of 208 lives! ​
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2023 Speech Contest Runs from November 1-30
10/27/2023
Xenia Community Schools is hosting our third annual speech contest! From November 1-30, XCS students of all ages are invited to compete, with four prizes to be awarded in each age group. The first place winner in each category will also be invited to give their speech in person at a future meeting of the Board of Education.
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Playoff Info: What You Need to Know, Week 1
10/26/2023
What you need to know to keep up with the OHSAA playoff game against Lima Sr. High School on Friday, October 27.
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WMS Report Card Fair
10/24/2023
Middle school students and their families are invited to join us at Warner Middle School on Thursday, October 26 from 4:00-7:00 for the chance to pick up your student's report card, connect with their teachers, and take part in this fun drop-in event.
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Xenia Winter Sports Tryouts 2023
10/23/2023
Winter sports tryouts for all Xenia High School and Warner Middle School are coming up in November! You can review a complete list of tryout dates, times, and locations by sport — as well as coach contact information! — at XeniaAthletics.com.
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OHSAA Mandatory Parent Meeting for All Winter Athletes
10/20/2023
The XCS Athletic Department will hold the OHSAA Mandatory Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
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Last Blast Music Festival 2023
10/18/2023
On Saturday, October 21 from 4:00 - 10:00 P.M., the Xenia Marching Band will be hosting their 1st marching band festival in over 20 years! The Xenia 'Last Blast' Music Fest features 10 high school bands from around the area performing their full festival shows from the 2023 season.
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First Student Celebrates School Bus Safety Week
10/12/2023
Did you know that Xenia Community Schools buses drive approximately 3,500 miles, transporting roughly 1,800 students every day? October 16-20 is School Bus Safety Week, which will include required annual evacuation drills and other safety training — as well as a fun coloring contest!
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October 2023 Kids of Character
10/10/2023
At the October 9 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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XCS Foundation Set to Host Buccaneer Bingo+ Event
10/04/2023
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraising event on November 3, 2023 to benefit both XCSF's Classroom Grants Program and the Music/Theater Program at Xenia Community Schools.
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Attendance Matters: You Belong Here
10/02/2023
Attendance Matters at Xenia Community Schools! Bright futures for Xenia students start with healthy habits, such as being on time every day, being here five days each week, and not missing days unless they are sick.
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Shawnee Goes All Out for Annual Walk-a-Thon Event
09/25/2023
On Friday, September 22, Shawnee students headed out for their annual decked-out trek to Shawnee Park to raise funds through the school's PTO.
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WEB Students Attend 3-Day Leadership Camp
09/22/2023
From September 12-14, more than 50 eighth grade WEB leaders traveled to Camp Kentahten for a three-day experience to help them learn and grow as leaders! Located in Green River Lake State Park in Kentucky, the camp's activities encouraged students to learn, grown, and explore, and will help them in their role of leading and mentoring our 6th grade students.
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Treasure Island Sets Sail at Xenia High School
09/20/2023
Congratulations to the swashbuckling cast of the XHS Fall play! See the cast list, and find the link to tickets for landlubbers and pirates alike!
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Trunk or Treat 2023
09/15/2023
Calling all goblins, ghouls, superheroes, and more! Don your favorite costume and join us for the annual Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Xenia High School.
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Homecoming Tickets Available Until September 27
09/14/2023
Head back to the Roaring '20s for the Xenia High School 2023 Homecoming Dance!
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XCS Selects Stadium Architect
09/13/2023
On Monday, September 11, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education approved an agreement to make SHP the architect for phase II of the Doug Adams Stadium renovation project.
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Kids of Character Recognized at September Board Meeting
09/12/2023
At the September 11 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Health Center Transportation
09/11/2023
On Monday, September 11, the district began transporting students with scheduled appointments from Xenia High School to the Dayton Children's Health & Wellness Center. The process will expand over the coming weeks to include students ages 8 and up.
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Out of this World STEAM Days
09/08/2023
For the 2023-2024 school year, all third, fourth, and fifth graders will participate in a S.T.E.A.M. day once throughout the school year through the XCS Gifted Program. Sessions will all be focused on flight, with each grade level honing in on a specific type of flight.
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Back to School: By the Numbers
09/01/2023
Want to take a look back at August? This video showcases a few highlights from the past few weeks!
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Fall Picture Days Schedule for 2023
09/01/2023
Mark your calendar for Fall Picture Days! Information, including order packets from betterImages, will be sent from your child's building as your date approaches.
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Mark Your Calendar! No School Monday, September 4
08/25/2023
Don't forget to mark your calendar with important dates from the school calendar for the year! Remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4 in recognition of Labor Day.
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#xeniafirstday2023
08/17/2023
As we have done for the past several year, we will once again post galleries of "First Day" pictures throughout the first week of school — no matter which day is your student's first day.
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2023 Convocation Recap
08/16/2023
On Monday, August 14, Xenia Community Schools held our annual all-staff convocation. The morning kicked off with the help of our XHS Marching Buccaneers and XHS Cheerleaders before we welcomed our new staff, recognized our 30-year veterans, and awarded our 2023 Educator of the Year and Staff Person of the Year Awards!
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XCS is Building Bright Futures
08/14/2023
At the annual all-school convocation meeting for teachers and staff on Monday, August 14, we debuted this "XCS: Building Bright Futures" video, highlighting the positive direction for Xenia Community Schools — and the real reason driving all of our efforts: our amazing students!
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August BOE Meeting Moved to August 18
08/11/2023
Due to the start of school schedule, the August meeting of the Board of Education will take place on Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Elementary.
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Student Council Movie Night
08/11/2023
The Xenia High School Student Council is hosting a Back to School Movie Night for ALL ages, showing Shrek at Shawnee Park!
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XCS Community Invited to After-Dark Event at Doug Adams Stadium
08/08/2023
Join us as we light up the field at Doug Adams Stadium after dark on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 p.m.
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YONDR at Xenia High School for 2023-2024
08/02/2023
For the 2023-24 school year, Xenia High School will implement a system to secure student cell phones — while still allowing students to keep their phones in their possession throughout the day. Note that this article was updated August 11 to reflect the program start date.
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Welcome to Xenia Night
07/17/2023
On Thursday, July 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., XCS will host a night to discover all-things-Xenia Schools. The event will be a good fit for families who are new to the district, those with incoming Kindergarten students, and even current XCS families who have questions about programs and student supports.
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Xenia Athletics All Sports Pass 23-24
07/10/2023
Xenia Athletics All Sports Passes for 2023-2024 will go on sale starting August 1! Passes may be purchased in-person at the Athletics Office (blue trailer next to the teachers' parking lot) at Xenia High School from August 1-11 (M-F) from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
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Free and Reduced Meals for the 2023-2024 School Year
07/03/2023
Get ready for 2023! Once again this school year, Xenia Community School District will participate in Ohio's National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) in our cafeterias.
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Cox Shining Star Heads to STEM Week
06/26/2023
Congratulations to one of our Cox "Shining Stars", Kenedie Schweitzer! This summer, Kenedie participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore Stem at Bowling Green State University.
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Xenia Marching Buccaneers Registration Closes June 16
06/14/2023
The last day for students to register to be part of the 2023 Xenia Marching Buccaneers is this Friday, June 16 by midnight!
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2023 Best of the Class on WHIO
06/13/2023
Each year, WHIO-Channel 7 records a "Best of the Class" series of commercials highlighting the top of the class in high schools across the Miami Valley. For Xenia High School, this means honoring our Graduates of Distinction!
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XHS Theater Shines Bright at MVHSTA
06/07/2023
At the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards this week, Xenia High School theater students shined bright under the lights at the Schuster Center! Xenia High School Theater Department received four awards for the spring musical, Seussical, and the fall play, It Came from the Student Lounge. In addition, 12 students were recognized with 13 individual awards for their roles in the productions!
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Back to School Schedule 23-24
06/07/2023
The fall open house and official start days for each building, by grade, are now available.
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Summer Meals Program 2023
06/06/2023
Once again, summer meals are available for Kids & Teens in our district through the USDA Summer Meals program from June 5 - August 11 at Shawnee Park. Sponsored by YMCA Xenia.
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2023-2024 School Supply Lists Now Available
05/31/2023
Supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year are now available.
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2023 Summer Reading Bus: Shark School
05/26/2023
Hop aboard the Summer Reading Bus and head for deeper waters as we surf our way into an oceanic adventure each week in July.
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Xenia Preschool Hosts Annual Graduation
05/25/2023
Xenia Preschool students who will be heading to Kindergarten in the fall celebrated the start of their new journey at the annual Preschool Graduation event at Benner Field House on May 25.
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Graduation 2023
05/25/2023
The 164th Graduation ceremony for Xenia High School was held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
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IDEA Public Comments Open for 2023-2024
05/24/2023
Xenia Community Schools is in the process of developing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education grant allocations for the 2023-2024 school year. The district is seeking comments from the public on how to allocate and expend these funds. The IDEA funds will support provision of special education services to children with disabilities who are ages 3 to 21 enrolled in Xenia Community Schools.
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8th Grade Awards Night 2023
05/24/2023
On Tuesday, May 23, Warner Middle School held the annual 8th Grade Awards Ceremony in the Bob Hope Auditorium at Xenia High School, where students were recognized for their achievements.
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Seniors Make a Nostalgic Visit to Elementary Buildings
05/24/2023
On Tuesday, May 23, some of our graduating Seniors headed back to the beginning... The elementary schools where they started 13 years ago! They were greeted by cheering students, memory boards and slide shows with their elementary school photos, books, and more to help cheer them on their way to graduation.
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2023 XCS Retirees to Be Honored at June Board Meeting
05/23/2023
XCS staff who retired at some point during the 2023-2024 school year, and will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 12, 2023.
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XHS Class of 2023
05/23/2023
Congratulations to our Xenia High School Class of 2023! Read on to learn more about the current class, and download a print-friendly version of the Commencement program.
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Week 1 Demolition Timelapse Video
05/22/2023
The first week of demolition at Doug Adams Stadium saw the demo of stadium lights and the home stands. View a timelapse of the week in under a minute!
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XCS Invites the Xenia Community to Get Involved with Phase II of the Doug Adams Stadium Project
05/19/2023
While demolition began this week for phase I of the Doug Adams Stadium renovation project, the district is already moving forward with preparations for phase II, planned for 2024.
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XCS Set to Hire New Basketball Coach
05/19/2023
Xenia Community Schools is set to recommend Jason Caudill to the XCS Board of Education for the position of Varsity Head Coach at the board’s upcoming regular meeting on June 12.
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Read-a-Thon Pays Off for Tecumseh Elementary Students
05/18/2023
Our Tecumseh students raised more than $10,000 for this year's Read-A-Thon, so Mrs. Statzer and Mrs. Morrison made good on their promise... to eat a bug as their reward!
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Sharing is Caring Club at McKinley Goes to the Dogs
05/18/2023
McKinley Elementary is going to the dogs... for a good cause! The Sharing Is Caring Club at McKinley wrapped up the year with a visit from Jarrod Mitchell from Green County Animal Care and Control and his friend Gladys.
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XHS Hosts Annual Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony
05/18/2023
On Friday, May 12, Xenia High School held its annual Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony, where 64 members of the Class of 2023 were presented with local- and/or college-awarded scholarships and grants totaling $8,311,451.
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Annual Symphonic Band Awards Given at Final Concert
05/17/2023
On Tuesday, May 16, four annual awards were given to musicians throughout the XHS Symphonic Band after their final concert of the 2022-2023 school year.
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Writing Club Finds Success at JustWrite State Competition in First Year
05/17/2023
On Thursday, May 11, eight students from Xenia High School's new Writing Club competed in the state tournament for JustWrite Ohio.
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Eighth Grade American History Students Visit Washington, DC
05/16/2023
Last week, 67 eighth grade students and their chaperones made their way to Washington, DC for the annual whirlwind tour that takes students to iconic landmarks, museums, and memorials in our nation's capital as they get the opportunity to see some of the places and events they studied in their American History class throughout the year.
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Demolition Begins for Grandstands at Doug Adams Stadium
05/15/2023
On Monday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m., demolition began for phase I of the Doug Adams Stadium renovation that will take place over the summer months.
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Demolition of Bleachers and Locker Rooms Set for May 15
05/12/2023
On Monday, May 15, demolition of the bleachers for Phase I of the Doug Adams Stadium project will begin! The public is invited to stop by to watch this historic event, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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WMS Girls Discover STEMM Careers
05/11/2023
This week, 12 seventh and eighth grade girls from Warner Middle School were invited to participate in a Go Red for STEM event at Wright State University.
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Engineering Students Compete at Full Throttle STEM 2023
05/11/2023
This week, Xenia High School students attended Full Throttle STEM, an event hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that aims to build STEM skills to benefit students as they prepare for work and life after high school.
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Seussical to be Recognized as Outstanding Musical for MVHSTA
05/10/2023
The Xenia High School Theater Department has received invitations from the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (or MVHSTAs) for Seussical to be recognized as an "Outstanding Musical" at the 2023 MVHSTA Showcase on Tuesday, June 6!
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XCS Board Recognizes the May 2023 Kids of Character
05/09/2023
At this month's Board of Education meeting, we recognized our May Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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XCS Choirs and Bands Excel at Kings Island Music Festival
05/08/2023
XHS & WMS Choirs and Bands competed at the Music in the Parks Festival at Kings Island on Saturday, bringing home a total of eight awards.
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05/05/2023
Our students at Tecumseh are getting into their annual Read-A-Thon! Mrs. Statzer RAISED the stakes a bit for the event this week when she read to each class throughout the day... from the roof of the gymnasium!
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Xenia Preschool to Host Annual Open House May 11
05/05/2023
Xenia Preschool is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, May 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to help our community learn more about our program!
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XTAR Fourth Grade Young Entrepreneurs Host Successful Showcase
05/04/2023
On Thursday, April 27, Xenia's fourth grade students in the gifted program hosted the annual Young Entrepreneurs Project Showcase at Benner Field House, making history for the program as all eight teams were able to pay back their loans and earn a profit!
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Online Edge Application Open for Fall
05/03/2023
The application for the XCS Online Edge learning option for students in grades 6-12 for fall semester will be open from May 1-19, 2023.
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Issue 7 Passes with 57.1% of Vote
05/03/2023
On Tuesday, May 2, the Xenia community came out in support of the renewal levy that was on the ballot. Ultimately, Issue 7 passed by with 57.1% of the vote — more than 500 votes.
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Hiba Loukssi Finishes in Top 10 at BPA National Event
05/01/2023
Congratulations to Hiba Loukssi for her showing in the finals at BPA Nationals this week in Anaheim, California! Hiba placed in the top 10 in Extemporaneous Speech, which means that she competed again on Saturday.
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Allison Boot, Ms. Wheelchair Ohio, Visits XHS Classes
04/27/2023
Allison Boot, the current Ms. Wheelchair Ohio, visited Xenia High School on April 26 to share her message of self-acceptance and equality with some of our students who are traveling paths similar to hers — and who face many of the same challenges.
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Mock Crash Program for Junior Class at XHS
04/26/2023
On Wednesday, April 26, Juniors at XHS participated in a mock crash program, the first such program since COVID. The program consisted of multiple parts, including an in-person demonstration in the bus lot, with presentations before and after the mock crash.
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Western Ohio Bus Rodeo Hosted at High School
04/25/2023
On Saturday, April 22, First Student and Xenia Transportation hosted the Ohio West Region Bus Road-E-O.
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"Oh! The Places You'll Go" Elementary Music Spring Concert
04/20/2023
Our elementary spring concerts are well under way, and "Oh! The Places You'll Go" was a big hit for families. This concert for Kindergarten and first grade students at Cox (plus McKinley & Arrowood!) was full of fun music, costumes, and props as students showcased things they have learned in music class this year.
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Artist Bryan Collier Visits Cox Elementary
04/20/2023
Thanks to the Greene County Library, our Cox Elementary students in grades 3-5 met Artist Bryan Collier, who made a real impact on them with his dynamic presentation!
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The Xenia Model UN team attended the inaugural Wright State University Model UN (MUN) conference, where delegates showcased their communication and critical thinking skills.
XHS Model UN Competes at Inaugural WSU Conference
04/18/2023
The Xenia Model UN team attended the inaugural Wright State University Model UN (MUN) conference, where delegates showcased their communication and critical thinking skills.
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Student Council Hosts Thundertuff Tourney
04/14/2023
The XHS Student Council is hosting a Thundertuff Tourney this Sunday in the high school gym! In this powderpuff-style event, our volleyball players will coach teams of boys in games of Freshmen vs. Sophomores and Juniors vs. Seniors, with the winners playing the championship match.
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XHS Prom 2023: Cloud 9
04/12/2023
Meet us on Cloud 9 for Prom 2023! Prom will take place at the Schindler Banquet Center, located on the Legacy Center Campus (1182 Tyndale Drive, Xenia).
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Joshua Smith Sworn In to Seat on XCS Board of Education
04/11/2023
At the regular XCS Board of Education meeting on April 10, 2023, Joshua Smith was sworn in to his appointed seat by Interim Treasurer Sam Braun.
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April 2023 Kids of Character
04/11/2023
At this month's Board of Education meeting, we recognized our April Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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XCS Foundation Auction Open for 2023 Hall of Honor
04/10/2023
The XCS Foundation will recognize the Class of 2023 Hall of Honor inductees on April 22, and the annual online auction that is part of this recognition dinner is now open!
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Arrowood Book Drive Collects Nearly 2,000 Books
04/06/2023
Arrowood students and staff collected nearly 2,000 books during a book drive this winter! They are sending 1,230 of these to start a school library at Bright Future Primary School in Malawi, Africa, and the remaining books with be donated locally.
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Pennies for Patients Nets $4744 for Charity
04/06/2023
Our seventh-grade leadership students wrapped up their annual Pennies for Patients drive in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a Dodgeball Tournament in March.
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2023 Educator & Staff Member of the Year Award Nominations Due May 19
04/04/2023
Once again this year, Xenia Community Schools will honor two staff members: an Educator of the Year and a Staff person of the Year.
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JROTC Students Present Report XCS Board of Education
03/31/2023
At the regular March meeting of the XCS Board of Education, five members of the AFJROTC leadership from Xenia High School presented their report on the status of the program, now in its second year.
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03/30/2023
This month, the Warner Middle School IMPACT Club made 24 Birthday Kits for students and families at Warner that might not have the resources to celebrate their birthdays!
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40 WMS Students Inducted into the National Junior Honor Society
03/30/2023
On Thursday, March 16, our newest members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Warner Middle School were inducted in a ceremony held in the Bob Hope Auditorium at Xenia High School.
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XHS Theatre Presents Seussical: The Musical
03/28/2023
You won't believe all "the thinks you can think..." when our Xenia High School Theatre presents Seussical from April 13-20!
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HOSA State Competition 2023
03/16/2023
XHS students Grace Smith and Adaobi Iwuanyanwu qualified to compete at the Ohio HOSA State Competition on March 16-17.
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BPA State Competition 2023 Results
03/16/2023
Congratulations to our Business Professionals of America (BPA) students at Xenia High School for their showing at the state competition on March 9-10. Students competed in individual and team events against students from the 19 BPA regions across the state. In all, 3,000 students competed at the state level, with 19 entries — one from each region! — in each category.
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XCS Board of Education Recognizes the March Kids of Character
03/14/2023
At this month's Board of Education meeting, we recognized our march Kids of Character for the district! Each month one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Hiba Loukssi Wins State Competition and Advances to Poetry Out Loud National Event
03/13/2023
On Friday, March 10, Hiba Loukssi won the 2023 Ohio State Finals for Poetry Out Loud and will head to Washington, D.C. this May to represent Ohio in the national event!
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XHS Biomedical Science Students Share Skills with 8th Grade Science Class
03/10/2023
Our high school Biomedical Science students visited Mrs. Thompson's 8th grade students to teach them about blood typing, suturing, stopping the bleed, and germ glow handwashing. Students also talked to their younger counterparts about HOSA and the biomedical science pathway they can select at XHS!
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XCS Foundation Announces Class of 2023 Hall of Honor
03/07/2023
Congratulations are in order for the Xenia Community Schools Foundation Hall of Honor Class of 2023! Four new members will be honored this year.
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Read Across America Week 2023
03/03/2023
It's Read Across America Week, and we have been celebrating with fun around some of our favorite stories all week.
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XHS Students Compete in JustWrite Competition
03/03/2023
On Saturday, February 18, eight students from Xenia High School competed for the first time ever in the JustWrite Ohio Regional Tournament at Dublin Coffman High School, where they competed against students from seventeen other schools.
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XHS Science Fair
03/02/2023
On Friday, February 24, the Honors Spectra Science students participated in the 2023 XHS Science Fair.
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XHS March Bands Concert
03/01/2023
Celebrate National Music in Our Schools Month with our Xenia High School bands at their winter concert on Tuesday, March 14!
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Warner to Host Incoming Sixth Grade Students at Open House
03/01/2023
Warner Middle School will once again host an open house for current 5th grade students and their parent(s) on Thursday March 9. The open house will allow students to begin the transition process to middle school and help calm the inevitable nerves associated with the change next school year. We want our current fifth graders to be excited about entering the sixth grade!
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XHS Winter Choirs Concert 2023
02/27/2023
The XHS Winter Choirs Concert is coming up on Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bob Hope Auditorium.
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XCS Begins Search for New Treasurer
02/22/2023
The Xenia Community Schools Board of Education has opened its search for a new treasurer.
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Dr. Pam Callahan Resigns from Board of Education
02/21/2023
At a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, February 20, Dr. Pamela Callahan announced her resignation, effective March 1, 2023, and the Board established criteria and a timeline to appoint her replacement.
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Spring Sports Tryout Schedule
02/16/2023
The Spring Sports Tryout Schedule for Warner Middle School and Xenia High School students is now available.
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Students to Read Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail for One School, One Book
02/16/2023
Students at McKinley Elementary School will once again be participating in a One School, One Book event this year. Activities taking place throughout February and March, and will include a fun Family Night on March 1.
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Triple P Parenting Sessions Set for Spring 2023
02/16/2023
This spring, Xenia Community Schools will be hosting a series of optional parent learning sessions using the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program. Designed for parents of elementary students, these sessions will be available in a mix of virtual and in-person options from March through April.
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Mandatory Spring Sports Meeting
02/15/2023
The mandatory spring sports parent meeting is Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bob Hope Auditorium. This meeting is for all spring athletes (grades 7-12) and their parents, and will include important information about eligibility, schedules, expectations and more.
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Film Screening to be Held at Xenia High School
02/15/2023
In celebration of Black History Month, a screening of “The Bright Path” will be held on Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Xenia High School Auditorium. The screening is sponsored by AMMAK Productions, Xenia Rotary Club, and Xenia High School Athletics.
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XCS Board of Education Recognizes the February Kids of Character
02/14/2023
At the February 13 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our February Kids of Character for the district! Each month, one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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XHS Senior Heads to State Poetry Out Loud Competition
02/14/2023
Congratulations to Senior Hiba Loukssi for her first place finish in the West Central Ohio Regional Finals for Poetry Out Loud! The competition took place at Edison State Community College on February 9, and she will advance to the state finals in Columbus on March 10.
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Students Get In-Person Look at Greene County Courts
02/10/2023
This week, nearly 130 Juniors taking U.S. Government this year spent the morning observing the Greene County Court system in action, as the jury selection for two upcoming court cases took place in the Bob Hope Auditorium,
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NSCW 2023
02/06/2023
February 6-10 is officially National School Counseling Week 2023 at XCS! As families know, our school counselors can have a tremendous impact on our schools, helping students achieve and plan for a life and career beyond high school.
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Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
02/03/2023
This February, Xenia Community Schools will pilot a new program for the district from Nationwide Children's, which will ONLY affect our 6th grade students taking health during the 3rd quarter this year. The Signs of Suicide (SOS) program will take place from February 22-23, and a letter will be sent directly to the families of students in the class the week of February 6 with more detailed information, including directions for opting your child out of the program.
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XCS to Receive School Safety Grant
02/02/2023
Last fall, Xenia Community Schools applied for funding through Ohio's School Safety Grant program to improve physical security throughout the district's eight school buildings. The district was notified this week that we will receive $800,000 for physical building improvements.
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SRC to Provide Treasurer Services
01/27/2023
At a special meeting on January 25, the XCS Board of Education approved an agreement with the Shared Resource Center (SRC) to provide interim Treasurer services.
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WMS Yearbooks Available for Online Order
01/27/2023
WMS Yearbooks for 2022-2023 are now available for purchase online. Yearbooks may only be purchased online through Jostens this year ($35), and all orders must be placed by Friday, March 31.
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HOSA Students Collect 39 Pints for Winter Drive
01/26/2023
On Tuesday, January 24, students in HOSA, the future health professionals group at Xenia High School, hosted their second blood drive of the year, where they helped collect 39 pints of blood for the Community Blood Center (CBC).
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4 Paws for Ability Visits Sharing is Caring Club
01/20/2023
Students in the Sharing is Caring Club at McKinley recently got the opportunity to learn from a 4 Paws for Ability trainer who brought Tamera, a 6-month-old poodle, to the school to learn more about the program and experience some of the benefits these trained dogs can provide.
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Deadline to Order Elementary Yearbooks Approaching
01/17/2023
XCS elementary yearbooks are now available to order online — but the deadlines are coming up quickly, so families should be sure to place their order soon!
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01/13/2023
On Thursday, January 12, Matt Bartley was named the Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association.
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Sophomore Ethan Moore Gives XHS Behavior Guidelines a Fresh Look
01/13/2023
Our XHS administration team would like to thank sophomore Ethan Moore for using his skills to create new signage that is now hanging throughout the building!
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Real Money, Real World Simulation at Warner Middle School
01/06/2023
Just before winter break, Warner Middle School students participated in a Real Money, Real World simulation, where students learned about personal finance. 7th and 8th grade students explored topics such as career and lifestyle choices, money management, cost of living, and financial security.
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Board of Education Approves Ballot Measure for May 2023
01/05/2023
At its first regular meeting of 2023, the Xenia Board of Education approved a resolution to place a renewal for our income tax levy back on the ballot this May.
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College Credit Plus 2023
01/04/2023
Did you know that students in grades 7-12 are eligible to be enrolled in both high school and college course work at the same time? The purpose of College Credit Plus is to promote rigorous educational pursuits and to provide a wide variety of educational options to secondary students.
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Cell Phone Policy Updated for XHS Students
01/04/2023
Effective Tuesday, January 3, Xenia High School now requires that all student cell phones be either left in a student’s school locker or be put in book bags during class times. Students will still be able to use their phones during their study halls, lunch periods, and between classes.
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Winter Break 2022
12/21/2022
XCS winter break is December 22-January 2. We will see students back in class on Tuesday, January 3. Note that the school-based health center at Warner Middle School will reopen for appointments on Wednesday, January 4.
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XCS Ready to Tackle Doug Adams Stadium Renovation
12/15/2022
At its regular meeting on Monday, December 12, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education approved an agreement to complete phase one of a capital improvement project at Doug Adams Stadium.
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December 2022 Kids of Character Recognized at Board Meeting
12/14/2022
At the December 12 Board of Education meeting, we recognized our December Kids of Character for the district! Each month one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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2022 FLL Robotics Tournament at McKinley
12/13/2022
On Saturday, December 10, 14 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from across the region competed in a tournament competition at McKinley Elementary, marking the culmination of their regular season.
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2022 Xenia Football Team Recognized by Board of Education
12/13/2022
At the December 12 board meeting, the undefeated 2022 XHS Varsity Football team was recognized for their undefeated season.
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Board of Elections Certifies Vote for Issue 4
12/12/2022
As members of our school community may now be aware, after initially certifying the levy renewal as passing by a small margin, the Greene County Board of Elections has certified that the Issue 4 income tax renewal levy failed by one vote.
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Speech Festival Finals
12/12/2022
On Monday, December 12, the finalists for the 2022-2023 Speech Festival gave their speech in person to a panel of judges who scored their presentations and finalized their place in the competition.
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DII All-Ohio Teams Include Seven Bucs
12/08/2022
The DII all-state football teams were released today by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association, and seven Bucs were recognized on the teams.
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Warner Middle School Winter Play & Art Show
12/07/2022
On Saturday, December 10, our winter performance of Alice in Wonderland will take place at 6:15 p.m. in the Warner Middle School cafeteria, preceded by an Art Show featuring student work from the fall semester.
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XHS Gymnasium Renamed in Honor of Phil Anderson
12/06/2022
On Friday, December 9 before the home game versus Piqua, Xenia Community Schools will dedicate the Xenia High School gymnasium in honor of long-time coach, Phil Anderson.
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XHS Inducts 19 Into National Honor Society
12/02/2022
On Thursday, Xenia High School inducted the latest class of students into its chapter of the National Honor Society, celebrating their achievements and commitment to both learning and service.
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First Student to Host "Stuff the Bus" Clothing and Toy Drive
12/01/2022
First Student is hosting a "stuff the bus" event to support the Xenia community, and they are asking for your help! They will collect new and gently used clothing and toys over the next two weeks, and all donations will be distributed through local charities that provide toys and clothing to families during the holidays.
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XCS Foundation Now Accepting Class of 2023 Hall of Honor Nominations
11/28/2022
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Class of the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor. Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career and/or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.
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Model UN Students Receive Awards at UD Conference
11/17/2022
Congratulations to two of our Model UN students who were recognized last week when they attended a conference held at the University of Dayton. Vincent Baker won an Honorable Mention Award and Hiba Loukssi won a Distinguished Delegate Award.
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Coach Maurice Harden Named DII Coach of the Year
11/14/2022
Congratulations to Coach Maurice Harden, who was honored by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association as its 2022 Southwest District Coach of the Year in Division II.
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Veterans Day Lunch Photos
11/11/2022
On Friday, November 11, our XCS elementary buildings welcomed nearly 300 veterans for lunch! The guests were family members and friends of our elementary students, and were invited by these students to join us in honor of Veterans Day.
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November Kids of Character Recognized at Board Meeting
11/10/2022
At this month's Board of Education meeting, we recognized our November Kids of Character for the district! Each month one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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Powderpuff Matches to Support Baskets for Battle Service Project
11/08/2022
XHS Student Council is hosting their annual Powder Puff game at Doug Adams Stadium on Sunday, November 13 to raise funds for the Baskets for Battle service project.
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Second Semester Online Edge Applications Now Open
11/07/2022
The Online Edge program is now accepting applications for second semester students.
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2022 Baskets for Battle Donations Accepted Until December 2
11/02/2022
Once again this year, the Xenia High School Student Council is collecting supplies to put together baskets to help local patients during chemotherapy and radiation!
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10/31/2022
Recently, Xenia High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) hosted over 180 cadets from 10 JROTC programs for a fitness challenge known as Raiders.
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Model UN Students Participate in Conference at Wyoming High School
10/31/2022
Last weekend, our XHS Model UN team attended a conference at Wyoming High School, where Sophomore Rubi Aguilar won an honorable delegate award!
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2022 Speech Festival Accepting Submissions
10/28/2022
Xenia Community Schools is now accepting submissions for the 2022-2023 Speech Festival! For this annual competition, individual K-12 students are invited to compose a speech of two to three minutes.
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Veterans Day Lunch at XCS Elementary Buildings
10/21/2022
New this year, K-5 students can invite a member of their family in the military to join them for lunch on Veterans Day!
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Xenia Preschool Farm Day 2022
10/20/2022
Xenia Preschool held its annual Farm Day, where our littlest learners got hands-on as they learned about farm animals by petting sheep, learned how to milk a "cow", and even sheared pretend sheep covered in shaving cream!
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October 2022 Kids of Character
10/12/2022
This month's Board of Education meeting saw the return of our district Kids of Character Awards! Each month one student from each building is recognized for modeling positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, and integrity for their fellow students.
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XCS Foundation Bingo Night
10/07/2022
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is hosting a new fundraising event from 4:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022 to benefit XCSF's Classroom Grants Program and the Music/Theater Program at Xenia Community Schools.
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XTAR Lemonade Wars
10/05/2022
This year, our XTAR Gifted Program offered a short version of their Entrepreneur chapter to all fourth-grade students. Student teams have been working hard on their business plans, and the grand finale will take place at the home game on October 7 against Stebbins.
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XHS Fall Play: It Came From the Student Lounge
10/05/2022
Tickets are now available for the XHS Fall Play: "It Came From the Student Lounge"
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Trunk or Treat: 2022
09/22/2022
Calling all goblins, ghouls, superheroes, and more! Don your favorite costume and join us at Xenia High School for the annual Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Early Dismissal Schedule for 22-23
09/20/2022
Once again this year, we will have eight (8) days scheduled throughout the year when students will be dismissed two hours early to allow for staff professional development sessions.
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2022 XHS Homecoming: Northern Lights
09/12/2022
Homecoming 2022 will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale from September 12-21.
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Curriculum Night 2022
09/12/2022
Do you have questions about the what students are doing in our classrooms day-to-day? Join us for our inaugural Curriculum Night to learn more!
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Coffee & Conversations Fall Schedule
09/09/2022
Join Superintendent Lofton at the Coffee Hub in Xenia for the chance to learn more about what's happening in the district.
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Fall Picture Days Scheduled for September
09/01/2022
Get ready for fall picture days! Dates take place throughout September, so be sure check the schedule and watch for communication from your buildings.
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First Day of School Photo Galleries
08/17/2022
We want to see those first day of school photos this week! Don't forget to snap a photo of your students leaving the house, boarding the bus, or even walking into their school building.
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Xenia Schools Honors Staff at Back to School Convocation
08/15/2022
Xenia Community Schools announced the 2021-2022 Educator of the Year and Staff Person of the Year at the back-to-school Convocation on Monday, August 15.
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Athletic Events Move to Online Only Ticket Sales
08/10/2022
Beginning in the fall of 2022, the Xenia Athletic Department is moving to online/electronic ticket sales only for all home games! Learn how to purchase your tickets in time for the first big games of the season.
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WMS Traffic Flow for Fall 2022
08/09/2022
As construction fencing continues to go up this week, WMS families should be aware of the following changes in traffic flow for fall.
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Changes to Final Forms Paperwork for XCS Families
08/08/2022
Are you ready for the coming school year? Families of both new and returning students should complete all paperwork online using Final Forms prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year, paying special attention to changes in free/reduced meal options.
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Fall 2022 Open House Schedule
07/28/2022
Find the fall Open House schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. All open house events will take place the week of August 15.
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XCS Fall Sports Tryouts Calendar for 2022
07/25/2022
Xenia Community Schools sports tryouts for Fall 2022 will take place from August 1-5. Families should note that the specific dates, times and locations can vary, based on the sport and grade.
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OFCC Funding Received for WMS and XHS Construction Projects
07/07/2022
Xenia Community Schools will receive $38 million for construction projects from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) through the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (CFAP).
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2022-2023 Staggered Start for Fall
07/05/2022
As we have done the past several years, XCS will have a staggered start for fall.
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XCS Hosts Job Fair in Time for Fall
06/15/2022
On Wednesday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Xenia Community Schools will host a job fair at its Central Office, welcoming applicants for a variety of open positions for the fall.
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XHS Students Return from NYC Trip
06/14/2022
This June, students whose winning project earned them a trip to New York City were able to head to the bright lights of Broadway to experience the city that never sleeps — just in time for their graduation!
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2022-23 Kindergarten Registration & Screening Update
06/09/2022
Don't forget that Kindergarten registration is now open, and families can register their students online for fall!
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Class of 2022: Graduation Ceremony Video
06/08/2022
Watch the Commencement video for the Class of 2022, as provided by the WSU Nutter Center.
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School's Out... Power Up for Summer Fun!
06/03/2022
Take full advantage of the Summer Meals program for children in our community! Meals will be served at Shawnee Park from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday), and fun activities will be available, too!
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Summer School Reminders & Updates
06/01/2022
Summer School starts on June 6! Below you will find reminders and updates to help you plan for a successful summer school experience for your student.
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2022 Vocal Ensemble Celebration
05/26/2022
Last week, our XHS Vocal Ensemble held their spring concert in the Bob Hope Auditorium early in the week, with their end-of-year celebration the following Friday. As you can likely tell from the photos of the after-dinner dance party of their masquerade-themed banquet, a great time was had by all!
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2022 8th Grade Awards Event
05/25/2022
Congratulations to all of our 8th grade students recognized at the annual awards event on Tuesday, May 24!
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Xenia High School Class of 2022
05/25/2022
On Wednesday, May 25, 231 XHS Seniors will take that long walk through the Nutter Center to the stage to receive their high school diploma, completing their 13-year academic journey with Xenia Community Schools.
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2022 Washington DC Trip
05/24/2022
A group of nearly 80 8th grade students made the traditional trek to Washington, D.C. this May, bringing the Social Studies curriculum that they studied over the past school year to life!
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Summer Learning Opportunities Keep Your Student's Brain in the Game!
05/24/2022
Don’t let the summer “slide” get your student down! All XCS students will have the opportunity to continue learning all summer long, with the chance to work on projects at home, participate in virtual get-togethers with teachers and other students, and also join in-person and virtual tutoring sessions.
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2022 Spring Band Concert with Annual Award Presentations
05/20/2022
The XHS Spring Concert for Big Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band took place on Tuesday! In addition to a wonderful night of music, four students were recognized that evening with awards.
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BPA Students Find Success at Nationals
05/19/2022
XHS students find success at BPA Nationals this spring, as Hiba Loukssi represented XHS and BPA Region 15 as its new President, and Avery Maloney and Kaylah Rex participated in the Podcast Team event.
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Join Us for the Summer Reading Bus
05/19/2022
The Summer Reading Bus program is back! Students in grades PreK - 5 are invited to join us at McKinley Elementary on Wednesdays from July 13 – August 3 for the Summer Reading Bus program.
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FFA Holds 85th Annual Awards Banquet
05/16/2022
On Friday, May 13, the Xenia FFA Chapter hosted its 85th annual awards banquet. Congratulations to everyone who was recognized for their efforts this year!
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Xenia Community Schools Foundation Invites Grant Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year
05/13/2022
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 27, 2022, 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, 2022.
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Class of 2022 Seniors Awarded Nearly $7.5 Million in Scholarships
05/13/2022
During the annual awards ceremony held on Thursday, May 12, 55 members of the Class of 2022 were presented with scholarship awards totaling nearly $7.5 million.
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XHS Baseball Team Takes the Field at Day Air Park
05/12/2022
Our XHS varsity baseball team will be taking on Greenon this Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. under the lights at Day Air Ballpark, Home of the Dayton Dragons!
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2022 Preschool Community Open House
05/09/2022
New, current, and prospective Xenia Preschool student families are invited to join us on Thursday, May 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Xenia Preschool for a Community Open House!
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2022 Adapted PE Color Run
05/06/2022
This past Tuesday, nearly 120 students with exceptionalities throughout the district combined for the first ever Adapted Color Run!
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2022 XTAR Entrepreneur Showcase
05/04/2022
Students in the fourth-grade gifted program are once again hosting a showcase of projects from the annual entrepreneur program at Benner Field House on Thursday, May 5 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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2022 Job Shadowing Program Pilot
05/02/2022
On Friday, April 29, more than 20 8th grade students from Warner Middle School had the chance to participate in a Job Shadowing program piloted by our Instructional Services Department. They were able to explore career potential careers, ask questions, and get hands-on with our community partners: local Xenia government officials, a non-profit, and a business.
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Two XCS Students Winners in the Child Abuse Prevention Art Contest
04/29/2022
Congratulations to Adyson Linsenbigler and Landon Woodbury for being selected as winners in the 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Art Contest!
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2022 XCS Speech Contest Winners
04/29/2022
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the inaugural XCS Speech Contest this April! In total, 140 students from K-12 participated in the program, and impressed the judges with their entries.
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2022 Junior/Senior Prom Ticket Sales Available Online April 20-27, 2022
04/20/2022
Online ticket sales for the 2022 XHS Prom are now available, and can be purchased from April 20-27.
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Tiger Cub After-School Tutoring Program at Cox Elementary
04/14/2022
The Cox Elementary Tiger Cub Club offers a great way to help students focus on learning! The afterschool program emphasizes grade-level standards while reinforcing prior skills and concepts.
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6th Grade Open House at Warner Middle School
04/12/2022
All current XCS fifth grade students and their families are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. to get to know Warner Middle School! The transition from elementary to middle school can be a big one for our students, and we want them to feel comfortable in the building and get the chance to meet our amazing WMS staff.
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Tickets Available Online for Into the Woods
04/11/2022
Join us for Into the Woods, our XHS spring musical! This Sondheim classic spins various classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales — such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel! — into a story about a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, but have been cursed by a witch.
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2022 XCS Foundation Auction to Support Classroom Grants
04/08/2022
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation will recognize the Class of 2022 Hall of Honor inductees on April 23 during an event held at Tecumseh Elementary. As part of this event, the Xenia Community Schools Foundation will host an online auction from April 9 at 9:00 a.m. - April 23 at 3:00 p.m.
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Summer School 2022 News
04/01/2022
While there will be options for every XCS student to beat the summer "slide", families of students in need of more intensive summer learning are now receiving notices about Summer School 2022. Responses are required by April 14, so be sure to keep up with communications from your student's building!
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FirstView App Available to Help Families Track their Student’s Bus
04/01/2022
In partnership with First Student, the district is launching the FirstView® app that will allow parents to track their students bus in real time throughout the day, setting up notifications when the bus is close, as well as setting up push notifications or email messages for any alerts about your student's bus.
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2022 Educator & Staff Member of the Year Award Nominations Due May 20
03/31/2022
Once again this year, Xenia Community Schools will honor two staff members: an Educator of the Year and a Staff person of the Year.
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2022 Prom Tickets On Sale April 20-27
03/30/2022
Meet us in the Enchanted Garden for Prom 2022! Prom will take place at the Schindler Banquet Center, located on the Legacy Center Campus (1182 Tyndale Drive, Xenia).
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NEW for 2022! Xenia High School Student Internship Opportunities
03/28/2022
The Xenia High School Internship Program is an eight (8) week summer program that provides high school students (2021-22 Grades 11 & 12 students only) with valuable work experience in the public sector.
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XCS Parent/Guardian Survey for the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Committee
03/16/2022
The new Bullying Prevention and Intervention Committee has developed multiple surveys to gain a greater understanding of our staff, students' and parents' understanding and perception of our school environments, specifically when it comes to bullying.
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An Open Letter to XCS Families from First Student
03/11/2022
This open letter from our First Student transportation partners is to update families on efforts to navigate the challenges of this school year.
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2022 XCS Speech Contest: National Poetry Month
03/10/2022
Just in time for National Poetry Month, Xenia Community Schools is hosting a speech contest! XCS students of all ages are invited to compete, with four prizes to be awarded in each age group. The first place winner in each category will also be invited to give their speech in person at a future meeting of the Board of Education.
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Online Edge Applications for 2022-23 School Year Open Until May 1
03/04/2022
A form is now available for the Online Edge Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The form can be used by students who would like to opt into the Online Edge program, as well as for families of current Online Edge students to let us know what your plans are for next school year.
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14 Students Qualify for Districts at XHS Science Fair
03/04/2022
On Friday, February 25, 39 XHS students presented their research projects to a panel of judges as part of the 2022 Xenia High School Science Fair. 14 of the students qualified to move on to the district event later this month.
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7th and 8th Grade Students Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society
03/04/2022
On Thursday, March 3, 34 Warner Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in the Bob Hope Auditorium.
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XCS Foundation Announces Hall of Honor Class of 2022
03/03/2022
XCS Foundation announces the Hall of Honor Class of 2022, to be inducted on Saturday, April 23.
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Masks Optional for Students on School Transportation
02/28/2022
Effective immediately, Xenia Community Schools will make masks optional for students on our buses. This is in alignment with the revised CDC guidelines for masks on public transportation, specific to schools, issued on February 25.
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2022 Scholarship Opportunities for the Class of 2022
02/25/2022
Earlier this month, our XHS Seniors received a Class of 2022 newsletter from the Guidance Office with information about local scholarships. The deadline is fast-approaching on Wednesday, March 2, so we wanted to share the information again to give families a chance to review these opportunities before applications are due.
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Ohio University Community Concert at XHS
02/22/2022
The renowned Ohio University Jazz Ensemble I will be performing a free community concert at Xenia High School on Wednesday evening February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
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One School, One Book Kicks Off at McKinley
02/18/2022
McKinley students enjoyed the start of the One School, One Book program this week, starting with kick-off assemblies revealing the book chosen: A Boy Called Bat. Students were greeted that morning with Mr. Hawes dressed in a skunk costume, and the fun continued all week!
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XCS Makes Masks Optional Effective February 9
02/08/2022
Effective Wednesday, February 9, 2022, masks will be optional for students and staff.
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Xenia Preschool Again Receives Five Star Step Up to Quality Rating
02/08/2022
Once again, Xenia Preschool has received a Five Star Step Up to Quality rating from the Ohio Department of Education, the highest possible rating available.
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XHS Symphonic Band Members Participate in OMEA Event
02/07/2022
Recently, select members of our XHS Symphonic Band took solos that they had prepared over the past couple months to be judged at the Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Event at Vandalia Butler High School — and nine students earned ratings of Superior or Excellent!
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XHS Spring Musical Cast List Announced
02/04/2022
Congratulations to the cast of this year's XHS spring musical, Into the Woods!
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Athletics Update for February 4-5
02/04/2022
Find out what is happening with your student's team this weekend. Updates currently posted for Girls and Boys Basketball.
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WMS Celebrates Black History Month
01/31/2022
Warner Middle School will celebrate Black History Month with fun and engaging activities throughout the month of February.
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HOSA Winter Blood Drive Exceeds Goal at XHS
01/28/2022
HOSA students at Xenia High School hosted their winter blood drive this week, helping collect a total of 33 much-needed units of blood through the Community Blood Center!
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Advanced Theatre Class Presents: CLUE
01/26/2022
The XHS Advanced Theater class presents CLUE — and invites you to join Wadsworth, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard for this fan-favorite WHODUNIT mystery caper!
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WMS Students Raise Funds to Support Classmates
01/21/2022
In support of three classmates with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, the Warner Middle School WEB Leadership students recently raised $800 to donate to CureDuchenne.
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Preschool Closed for One Week (January 18-21)
01/17/2022
There will be no school for our Preschool ONLY this week, due to the number of students and families impacted by illness.
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Second Semester Mask Exemption Form
01/17/2022
For families who wish to request a mask exemption for the second semester of the school year, the form will be open on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 a.m., and will close on Tuesday, February 8 at 5:00 p.m.
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Reminder: Early Dismissal for Staff Professional Development on January 13, 2022
01/11/2022
Thursday, January 13 is the next early dismissal day for staff professional development and training! Students will be released two (2) hours ahead of their normal dismissal times.
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Dental Exams and Cleaning for 2022
01/10/2022
From January - April, Health Partners of Western Ohio will once again provide optional school-based dental services for Xenia students.
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"Mask to Stay, Test to Play" Revised Guidelines
01/03/2022
As we enter the new year, we want to ensure that every family in the district is aware of the revised quarantine and isolation guidelines from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health.
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XHS Set to Induct New Class into National Honor Society
12/13/2021
On Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m., Xenia High School will induct the latest class of students into the National Honor Society, celebrating their achievements and commitment to learning and service.
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College Credit Plus 2022 Information Session
12/08/2021
Did you know that students in grades 7-12 are eligible to be enrolled in both high school and college course work at the same time? The purpose of College Credit Plus (CC+) is to promote rigorous educational pursuits and to provide a wide variety of educational options to secondary students.
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XHS Student Council Collecting Gifts for Toy Drive
12/03/2021
Just in time for the holidays, our XHS Student Council is collecting toys for the Red Cross annual holiday toy drive.
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XCS Foundation Now Accepting Class of 2022 Hall of Honor Nominations
12/02/2021
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is accepting nominations for the Hall of Honor Class of 2022. Nominees should be graduates of Xenia High School who have achieved remarkable success in their career and/or anyone who has made a significant contribution to education in Xenia.
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Greene County Public Library After School Tutoring Program
12/01/2021
Is your student looking for some extra help with classwork outside of school? The Greene County Public Library in Xenia is now offering after-school tutoring from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday for the current school year!
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Fall Food Drives Wrap Up in Time for Thanksgiving
11/19/2021
Several fall service projects in our buildings revolved around making sure that local families aren't going hungry — and wrapped up just in time for Thanksgiving!
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Powderpuff Matches to Support Baskets for Battle Service Project
11/10/2021
**UPDATE - Rescheduled for 11/15/21** The traditional XHS Powderpuff game will take place on Monday, November 15 at Doug Adams Stadium to support the Baskets for Battle service project.
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Annual Baskets for Battle Fundraiser Kicks Off
11/08/2021
Xenia High School’s Student Council is collecting supplies to put together baskets to help patients during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Donations will be accepted until December 3.
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Model UN Students Participate in Conference at Wyoming High School
11/05/2021
Xenia’s Model United Nations team participated in a conference at Wyoming H.S. on October 29th.
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Coffee & Conversations — Sessions Postponed
11/04/2021
UPDATE: Due to upcoming changes in Board leadership following this week's elections, Coffee and Conversation sessions have been postponed to give district leadership time and space to work with the new board once all members are sworn into office in January 2022.
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Mask to Stay/Test to Play
10/29/2021
This week, the State of Ohio introduced a "Mask to Stay/Test to Play" option for students exposed to COVID-19 in school or during school-related activities.
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Fall Sports Recognitions and Honors
10/29/2021
This fall, our student-athletes have excelled on and off the playing field! Congratulations to students who have distinguished themselves academically, as well as those who have been recognized by the Miami Valley League.
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2021 WMS Food Drive Kicks Off Friday, October 29
10/27/2021
Our WMS leadership students are kicking off the annual WMS Canned Food Drive this Friday! Students will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to Xenia Area Fish Food Pantry, and donations may be brought in from October 29 – November 18.
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Presale Tickets for 10/29 Playoff Game Now Available
10/26/2021
Tickets for the playoff game vs. Anderson for Friday, October 29 at Brown Stadium must be purchased online from OHSAA.
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XHS Fall Play Tickets Now Available
10/25/2021
Tickets are now available for the XHS fall play! Join us in the Bob Hope Auditorium for one of four performances from November 4-6 of The Giver.
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Online Edge Applications for Second Semester Close December13
10/22/2021
NEW this year, Xenia Community Schools offered a hybrid online learning program for eligible students: the XCS Online Edge. Applications for second semester open November 1.
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Fall is in the Air: Report Card Fair at Warner Middle School
10/14/2021
Middle school students and their families are invited to join us at Warner Middle School on Thursday, October 21 from 4:00-7:30 for the chance to pick up your student's report card, connect with their teachers, and take part in this fun drop-in event. Families can enjoy cookies and cider, snap a fun fall photo at our DIY photo booth, and learn about resources in our community.
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First Parent and Community Feedback Opportunity for the New Warner Middle School
10/11/2021
Parents and community members are invited to share their thoughts about student learning at WMS at a public meeting on October 25, or by completing a survey.
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Early Dismissal Day #2: October 21
10/07/2021
The second Professional Development Day for staff is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, which means that students will be dismissed two hours early that day.
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Trunk or Treat: 2021
10/05/2021
Calling all goblins, ghouls, superheroes, and more! Don your favorite costume and join us at Shawnee Elementary for the annual Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Bond Sale Saves Taxpayers Nearly $20 Million
09/23/2021
After the sale of bonds was completed on Tuesday, September 21, Xenia Community Schools taxpayers were saved $19,881,827 and eight years on the bond approved by voters this past May to replace Warner Middle School.
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Catalyst Counseling Partnership
09/17/2021
Xenia Community Schools has partnered with Catalyst Counseling, LLC to offer a School Based Support Worker (SBSW) for the district. SBSW services are free to students and families and provide prevention, intervention and education services that help eliminate barriers to academic success.
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Cafeterias Update
09/10/2021
Like schools across the nation, our cafeterias are currently experiencing supply chain issues with many of the items needed for student breakfasts and lunches. This includes both food items and paper/plastic products, which impact both meal choices and the way that meals are packaged for students.
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Two Hour Delays, Early Dismissal & Remote Learning Days
09/09/2021
Throughout this school year, there will be times that our schedule will need to be adjusted. Whether due to a planned early dismissal for staff professional development or a delay due to inclement weather, families need to be aware of the various possibilities.
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XCS Foundation Hosts First Harvest Hunt
09/01/2021
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is hosting a NEW event for 2021: a family-friendly harvest hunt!
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Mask Requirement Expands to 6-12
08/31/2021
Effective Tuesday, September 7, masks will be required for secondary buildings.
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August 27 Home Football Game vs. Troy Canceled
08/27/2021
The home football game scheduled for tonight against Troy has been canceled.
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Masks Required for Elementary Students While Indoors
08/25/2021
*Update 8/26/21* Effective Monday, August 30, masks will be required while indoors for XCS elementary buildings (K-5). Exemptions may be requested by the parent/guardian of each student.
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Chromebook Support for Fall
08/20/2021
Troubleshoot issues with your student's Chromebook device.
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2021 First Day of School Photo Gallery
08/18/2021
Join in on the annual tradition of "first day" school photos, and we will add them to our online gallery.
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District Partners with Dayton Children's for School-Based Health Center
08/10/2021
A new partnership between Xenia Community Schools and Dayton Children’s will begin during the 2021-2022 school year that will set the foundation for a school-based healthcare option for XCS families.
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2021-2022 Supply Lists Available
07/29/2021
*UPDATE 8/2/21* Student supply lists for the coming school year are now available. Families in need of assistance obtaining school supplies can call for an appointment today!
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Job Fair at XCS Central Office
07/14/2021
The job fair may be over, but XCS still has open positions. Find out more and apply today!
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In-Person Meetings of the Board of Education Return in July
06/22/2021
In July, Xenia Community Schools will return to in-person meetings of the Board of Education.
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2021 Summer Lunch Program
06/09/2021
Free lunch programs will continue through the summer! Lunches will be served at Shawnee Park through the Xenia YMCA on Monday - Friday from 12:00 - 12:30.
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Safety Protocols & Procedures Public Comment
06/08/2021
Xenia Community Schools is in the process of planning for in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Deadline for XCS Online Edge Applications Extended
05/25/2021
The deadline to apply for the XCS Online Edge for the 2021-2022 school year is Thursday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m.
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05/18/2021
The Summer Reading Bus program is back for 2021! Students in grades PreK - 5 are invited to join us at McKinley Elementary on Wednesdays from July 7 – August 4 for the Summer Reading Bus program. Each week, students can join us for a specially-themed program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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The XCS Online Edge
05/14/2021
NEW for the 2021-22 school year, Xenia Community Schools will extend online learning options as part of the XCS Online Edge. In this program, eligible students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to participate in this innovative program that combines the best of online learning with the advantages of regular face-to-face support from a Xenia Community Schools teacher.
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Bond Issue for WMS and Permanent Improvement Levy Pass on May Ballot
05/05/2021
On Tuesday, May 4, Xenia Community Schools voters approved both a bond issue providing funding for a new Warner Middle School, as well as the renewal of a Permanent Improvement levy.
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COVID Quarantine Protocol Update
05/03/2021
Due to the decrease in COVID cases in Greene County, as well as the increasing number of people who have been vaccinated, the district is making a change to the protocol for our Isolation Rooms.
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XCS Foundation Accepting Grants for 2021-2022 School Year
04/29/2021
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year.
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IDEA Funds for 2021-2022
04/29/2021
Xenia Community Schools is in the process of developing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education grant allocations for the 2021-2022 school year. The district is seeking comments from the public on how to allocate and expend these funds.
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Spring Event Livestream Links
04/28/2021
Due to limited seating capacity and social distancing requirements, some of our spring events will also be available via livestream. Find the links you need here!
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Nominations Now Open for 2021 Educator and Staff Awards
04/09/2021
Once again, Xenia Community Schools will honor two staff members by awarding an Educator of the Year and Staff Person of the Year Award!
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2021 Xenia High School Prom: Walk the Red Carpet
04/07/2021
Prom may look a little different this year, but the XHS Prom Committee is excited to let XHS students know that we will be hosting prom within state and local safety guidelines this spring!
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Community Zoom Calls for the May 2021 Ballot Issues
04/05/2021
Join Superintendent Dr. Gabe Lofton for one of five community meeting dates to learn more about the issues on the May 4 ballot.
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New Board Member Approved at Special Board Meeting on March 29
03/30/2021
At a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, March 29, 2021, the Xenia Community Schools Board of Education voted to seat Mary Adeline Lewis as its newest member.
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On the Ballot: May 4, 2021
03/24/2021
On May 4, 2021, Xenia Community Schools will ask our community to consider two issues on the ballot.
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Girls Bowling Heads to OHSAA State Tournament
03/04/2021
Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Bowling! These students headed out to Columbus on Thursday morning for the OHSAA state championship — and will be competing on Friday, March 6
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Juniors' English 11 Project Nets National Prize
03/04/2021
Congratulations to Juniors Brylee Dixon, Kelsey Kellner, and TreyShawn Hoskins! Their video, "Last Call for Peace," was selected as one of only five National Outstanding Performance Winners in the Hamilton Education Program Online.
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Second Clinic Calls for a Scheduled Calamity Day on March 12
03/03/2021
On Friday, March 12, XCS staff who chose to be vaccinated will receive their second of two doses at a clinic with other Greene County school districts. Due to the number of staff who will be out of our buildings, the district will be CLOSED on that day.
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XCS Board Member Jennifer Marietta Resigns Position
03/02/2021
At a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, March 1, 2021, Jennifer Marietta announced her resignation.
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Special Education Services Survey – 2021
03/02/2021
All families with a student who receives special education services have been asked to participate in a short, 25 question survey through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in order to improve services for students with disabilities across Ohio.
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Preschool Registration 2021-22
03/01/2021
Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, XCS families can register Preschool students for the 2021-2022 school year and schedule their screening.
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Severe Weather Action Plan
02/18/2021
We all know that Ohio weather can be unpredictable! Review the Severe Weather Action Plan to prepare for weather events, as well as power and/or internet outages during the school day when learning online.
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Calamity Day Scheduled for February 19
02/16/2021
On Friday, February 19, XCS will have a scheduled calamity day due to COVID-19 vaccination clinic for staff. There will be no school on this day.
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