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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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Xenia Voters Pass Issues 3 and 4 on November Ballot
11/09/2022
On the November 8, 2022 ballot, Xenia Community Schools voters approved both Issues 3 and 4, renewal operating levies to fund day-to-day operations of the district.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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On the Ballot: November 2022
09/29/2022
Xenia Community Schools is on the ballot this November to renew two operating levies that support day-to-day learning in the district, and are not a new tax for the Xenia community.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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