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Kudos to board member for Hall induction

I want to congratulate our Board of Education member Nodie Washington. She was was honored for being one of five inductees for 2014 into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame. Great job.Bond Rating Results: We have received the results of our bond refinancing presentation and our designation remained the same. We were hoping for an upgrade from an A+ to a AA-. The ratings analists from Standard and Poor’s told us that we made an excellent presentation ...

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Urban concept car on display at cational conference

CEDARVILLE — A team of six Cedarville University engineering students will showcase its work at the Meeting of the Minds Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.Cedarville’s team will display its Urban Concept car that it raced in July at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston, Texas. Shell invited Larry Zavodney, Ph.D., senior professor of mechanical engineering, and the team to display the car and showcase the students’ design in two workshop tours on the...

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XHS students volunteer time at festival

The Xenia Community Festival took place this past weekend. We distributed pamphlets about our Virtual Academy, volunteering in our schools, our pre-school program, a parent notification sheet, our most recent newsletter and sheet of “good news” about our school district. Thanks to all of the board members and administrators who took their turn manning the school booth Friday and Saturday. Community members walking past the booth had many wonderful things to say about our school di...

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St. Brigid using Google for Education

XENIA — St. Brigid has become an in-cloud school and now utilizes Google for Education.With Google Apps for Education, everything is automatically saved in the cloud that is 100 percent powered by the web. This means that documents, calendar, e-mail and sites can be accessed and edited on almost any mobile device or tablet anytime, anywhere.

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Students progressing; still work to do

This past Friday the Ohio Department of Education released to the media the report cards for every school district across the State. School districts are rated on student achievement, gap closing, progress, graduation rate, and K-3 literacy. I would certainly be remiss if I did not congratulate you on your outstanding effort. Last school year the students in our school district averaged two years worth of academic achievement.

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Cedarville ranked 6th in Midwest

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University, known for its rigorous academic standards from a Christian worldview, is ranked sixth in the Midwest according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Regional Colleges ranking.“At Cedarville University, we focus on equipping students to pursue excellence with a Gospel mission,” said Thomas White, president. “Seeing that U.S. News & World Report has listed Cedarville as one of the premier universities in the Midwest ...

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AUM launches student-centered teacher training

YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch University Midwest (AUM) launched a new hybrid course-based program aimed at meeting the needs of its current early childhood education teachers interested in integrating Reggio-inspired principles into their classrooms.The Reggio Emilia Approach (REA) is focused on seeing children as active contributors to their education, rather than the target of instruction. The REA program can be embedded as a concentration within a Master’s of Education de...

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Xenia schools have pride

We are off to a wonderful start of the school year thanks to each of you and all of your hard work.Xenia Community Schools Pride: You have often heard me refer to our school district as a “family.” There is a feeling of camaraderie in our school district and community that is just so special. Friday night was a perfect example of that. We had our first home football game of the year. Despite temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, the home side of the ...

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Cedarville has record enrollment — again

CEDARVILLE — For the eighth consecutive year, Cedarville University has achieved record student enrollment. The University’s total enrollment has climbed to 3,620, surpassing last year’s record of 3,472 students.“We are thankful to God for the stewardship he has entrusted to us at Cedarville University with another record student enrollment,” said Thomas White, president. “We have a vision to be bold with students pursuing their passion and procl...

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Cedarville launches national ad campaign

CEDARVILLE — Be Bold … Pursue Your Passion … Proclaim Christ.These words articulate the direction of Cedarville University‘s new $300,000 national advertising campaign that launched Sept. 1.

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Xenia schools start strong

Great start: I cannot put into words how tickled I am with the way this school year has started. We had a terrific opening day program with the marching band and the cheerleaders welcoming everyone into the auditorium. Administrative Specialist Mark Manley welcomed the new teachers in attendance and then he recognized the staff members who have given 30 or more years of service to our young people.

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