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Students bring history to life at McKinley


Gazette News Report

XENIA — The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is helping McKinley Elementary School students bring history to life.

Through an $800 grant, fourth and fifth grade students will each research a historical figure and create an interactive display that showcases the figure. Students will dress as the character and participate in an interactive exchange as they become that character and share their research.

Students will engage in short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic while creating visual and audio displays to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

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.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation, formerly known as the Xenia Educational Endowment Fund, is an Ohio non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation. Gifts made to the XCSF qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions.

Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.