Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
1/5/22
The 12th day of Christmas
Shout for joy the whole earth, and everything within. Rejoice! For Light has come into the world! The mountains sing, the seas resound to the praise of your name. Salvation once promised is here on earth! The angels’ song rings in the air, a child has been born. Hallelujah! The Savior of the world is here and he is coming again to complete his work of redemption!
Hello, Xavier Families,
I want to take this opportunity to say I am excited to work with you in my new role as principal of Xavier Middle School. As many of you know, I have served as associate principal of XMS for four and a half years. The staff and students are so wonderful and I look forward to working with them in this new position. Please contact me if you ever have questions or concerns. I am always open to ways we can continue to make Xavier Middle School a great learning environment for our students.
Many blessings in 2022,
Sara Meyer
Welcome to our Guest Teachers
We are fortunate to have two guest art teachers joining us at Xavier Middle School. 
 
First, Mrs. Jochman, our 5th-grade art teacher is continuing to heal and we are keeping her in our prayers. For the first semester, we were blessed to have Shari Sato fill that position. Due to prior commitments, Shari is unable to teach the second semester, so we welcome Maria Anholzer. Maria is very excited to work with our 5th graders!
 
Secondly, Anne Baruth is taking a leave of absence and we welcome Gosia Fuehrer to XMS. Gosia is the mother of 7th grader Tessa, and she looks forward to working with the 6th-8th grade students.
Please welcome these two wonderful teachers!
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, January 11th at 9:30am.
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
THANK YOU!
Thank you for generous donations to our KIDS to KIDS campaign.
Ski Club
A couple of volunteers have expressed interest in coordinating an XMS ski club. The first step is to gauge student interest and whether we have other parents willing to help chaperone.  Please fill out the form below if you're up for hitting the slopes with us this winter!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic book fair is here! It will be open January 3rd - 11th. It has been 2 years since the last book fair so the excitement is immeasurable! If you do not feel comfortable sending money to school with your child you can sign up for an eWallet which is safe and reloadable. The link for our bookfair is: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stfrancisxaviermiddlesch2
Thanks for your support.
Mrs. Hyde
Auditions for ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play,
an original, musical drama based on the life of Christ,
will be held on Tuesday evening, January 18th and Saturday morning, January 22nd 
at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre. 
 
Adult and student performers, grades three through twelve, are invited to audition. Singing and non-singing roles are available.  Those auditioning will also be asked to do a simple movement/ dance assessment. 
 
Fill out a cast application and schedule an audition time at  www.newpassionplay.org
Click or tap the “Audition for the Cast” button near the top of the page.
 
Performances for the 2022 season are April 7-10.
Ticket sales open on February 2nd
Celebrate is one month away!
  • The Early Bird reservation deadline is Thursday, January 13, 2022, which is quickly approaching!  After the 13th, admission prices increase, so get your reservations in now!  Click here to register online or send in/drop off your admission card to any campus.
  • Event Volunteers Needed!  The Celebrate SignUpGenius is now available on the Celebrate event website.  We need almost 100 event volunteers to make Celebrate a success.  Please consider volunteering before, during, or after Celebrate.  We receive a huge and wonderful response from high school students, but also need adult volunteers.  Note:  XHS students have their own SignUpGenius emailed to them.
  • Donations Sought  - if you have something you’d like to donate to the Celebrate auction, please see the Celebrate website for a donation form and ideas or contact Lisa at lpfaff@xaviercatholicschool.org or 735-9380.  Thank you so much for your consideration.
If you have any questions about Celebrate, call Lisa, Stephanie, or Bob at 735-9380 or email Lisa at lpfaff@xaviercatholicschools.org or Stephanie at szinser@xaviercatholicschools.org
Grand Chute Baseball
Grand Chute Baseball provides a competitive level of baseball while maintaining our commitment to teach baseball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a friendly environment.
  • When: Registration is January 1 – March 31, 2022
  • Who: Co-ed; ages 5-12yrs.
  • What: T-Ball (ages 5-6), Rookie-Machine Pitch (ages 7-8), Kid-pitch-Minors 46/60 (ages 9-10), and Majors 50/65 (ages 11-12)
  • Where: Online registration at www.grandchutebaseball.com. Click the register tab and follow the directions. NO RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS
  • Season dates: June 1 – July 28 @ Plamann Park and Patriot Park
 
Weekend Tournament Teams:  7U through 12U players can try out for GC weekend tournament / travel teams. 
If you have questions, please email: admin@grandchutebaseball.com We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Xavier Youth Baseball Club
Xavier Youth Baseball Club starts for 7th grade students who have an interest in attending Xavier High School and want to play baseball. XYBC plays in the Fox Valley Youth Baseball League with other schools in the area. Please click here for more information.
Xavier “Future Hawks” Winter Golf Camp
Head coach and PGA professional Corey Feller is proud to host the Xavier Hawks Golf Camp to introduce and improve golf skills for kids in grades 3 - 8. For more information please click the links below.
Click HERE to reserve your spot.
From the Scrip Office:
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. The Scrip office was very busy during the Christmas rush!
We do have some scrip cards that were ordered by mistake. Unfortunately, these cards are not local to our area. I am hoping someone may either travel to the areas where they are used, or maybe have relatives there that could use them. 
We have 11 - $10 gift cards that can be used at the following stores:
Tom Thumb
Albertsons
Safeway
Jewel Osco
Haggens
Vons
Shaws
Carrs
Star
Pavilions
Acme
Randalls
 
If interested, please email the scrip office at scrip@xaviercatholicschools.org. 1st com 1st served.

XMS School Day Start Time
Please remember that the Xavier Middle School school day begins at 8:00 am. This means that all students should be in their homerooms and seated at 8:00, not being dropped off at that time. It allows all students to start the day together with prayer, pledge, and announcements. Thank you!
Attendance Guidelines
Students will be sent home and must remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms (even if unrelated to COVID):
  • Fever (temperature 100 or above)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

OR within the last 24 hours:
 
  • They have experienced any ONE of the following symptoms:
  • New repetitive cough
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
 
  • OR TWO of the following symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches

Students MUST remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the help of any medication.

Please Note: If a student is being tested for COVID, they must stay at home until you receive the COVID test results. Please notify the school when you receive the test results.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 5
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1120)
Tuesday, January 11
  • 9:30 am - Mass
Friday, January 14
  • $1.00 Casual Day
Tuesday, January 18
  • 9:30 am - Mass
Friday, January 21
  • NO SCHOOL - End of 2nd Quarter
Tuesday, January 25
  • 9:30 am - Mass
Wednesday, January 26
  • 6:30 pm - XMS Preview Night
January 30 - February 5
  • Catholic Schools Week