Xenia Community Schools Foundation announces second round of grants

Greene County News Report

XENIA — The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) has given more money to the Xenia Community Schools.

The foundation recently awarded $5,160 in classroom and library grants which is in addition to the first round total of $17,854.

This group of awards includes funds for the purchases of genre books for the Warner Middle School library; pop-up and novelty books for K-2nd grade readers; and a LEGO robot and parts for a STEM robotics program.

Funds are also being provided for supplies related to a school pride bulletin board project at Xenia High School.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation awards represent grants to teachers and staff of the Xenia Community Schools. Any Xenia Community Schools’ staff or community member can apply to the Foundation to fund special projects in classrooms. Projects are geared towards enriching student learning. Some applications represent district-wide initiatives. All the grants for Xenia Community School students and teachers are beyond what regular school funding can provide.

The XCSF sponsors the annual Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony and recently held a “Fiesta” themed night out as fundraisers. The foundation, in collaboration with Xenia Community Schools, is next hosting the “1st Annual Healthy Halloween Hustle” 5k run/walk Oct. 31. Donations from such events help support the mission of the Foundation in providing support to Xenia Community Schools.

Gifts made to the XCSF qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions. For information about the XCSF, visit the website (xcsfoundation.com), Facebook (Xenia Community Schools Foundation) or call the Xenia Chamber of Commerce at 937-372-3591.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.