Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
1/26/22
Memorial of St. Timothy and St. Titus - companions to St. Paul, apostle
Saints Timothy and Titus, 
through your lives dedicated to the missions, 
you helped lay the foundations of Christianity, 
and carried on the priestly ministry of Jesus 
by preaching, teaching, and governing His flock. 
Help us to be as bold now as you were then.
Catholic Schools Week January 30 - February 5, 2022
Celebrating and sharing the gift of Xavier CATHOLIC Middle School.
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, February 1st at 9:30am.
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
Spelling Bee - February 2, 2022
Next week Wednesday you are invited to come and watch our school spelling bee, which will be held in our auditorium at 1:00. This event will also be live streamed here XMS Spelling Bee - Feb. 2, 2022. Good luck and best wishes to all of our spellers!
  • 5th Grade: Zipporah Ehrlich, Charlie Davis, Ben Magnuson, Ryan Judd, Nora Erickson, Vivian Polakowski, Sarah Zampaloni, Milo Kallstrom, Ruby Rodriguez-Salgado, Ryan Pham.
  • 6th Grade: Tess Dudas, Brianna Podojil, Kayla Standish, Lydia Foth, William Mix, Estelle Koenigs, Stephanie Pham, Eva Anderson, Gavin Smith.
  • 7th Grade: Madelyn Beyer, Norah Gentry, Hailey Lamers, Livian Katz, Kellen Tamlyn, Sean Virtudazo, Genee Bautista, Jianna Bautista, Danny Kirwin, Kalia Stammer.
  • 8th Grade: Kiera Andrews, Aiden Martin, Annalise Kippenhan, Vera Popova, Owen Atkinson, Paul Mastorides, Mariel Pante, Joseph Zampaloni, Emerson Huebner.
Orchestra News
The 7th, 8th grade and high school orchestras will have their winter concert on Wednesday, February 2nd at Xavier High School. Please come support these hard working students who have prepared some winter specific pieces for you as well as the music some groups are preparing for Solo and Ensemble.
Concert Info:
  • Who: 7th, 8th and high school orchestra students
  • Where: Xavier High School
  • When: Wednesday, February 2nd
  • Time: 6pm call time, 6:30pm concert
  • Dress: Black bottoms and white tops for middle school and all black for high school.
 
If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to Mrs. Kenney
Be “In the Know” about Celebrate
Celebrate is a little over one week away! You can participate in many ways regardless of whether or not you are not attending in person. 
  • It is FREE to watch the livestream and registration to bid, donate, buy, look at all of the items is FREE as well! (Note: to place any bids, donate, or buy, you are required to put a credit card on file, but it will only be charged if you bid, donate, or buy.) You can register on GiveSmart at any time and watch for livestream details coming soon.
  • Online Bidding and Catalog OPENS THURSDSAY, JANUARY 27TH: Anyone can click here to start bidding early (and often!) beginning Thursday! You can participate in the silent auction regardless of whether or not you are attending—bidding can happen from anywhere.
  • Raffle Tickets: You don’t have to attend Celebrate to be in on the chance to win our great raffle prizes! Many raffle tickets were sent home with students and you can purchase the Hawk ticket or additional raffle tickets at the Xavier Scrip Office through Monday, January 31st.
  • Volunteers NEEDED! We need about 100 volunteers the weekend of Celebrate. Students fill many volunteer spots (and have been amazing with stepping up to volunteer), but we still need many adult volunteers to help that evening. Click here for the adult SignUpGenius (high school students have their own). 
If you have any questions about Celebrate, please visit the event website, call Lisa, Stephanie, or Bob at 735-9380 or email Lisa at lhansen@xaviercatholicschools.org. We are looking forward to a fun event celebrating Xavier Catholic Schools!
Ski/Snowboard Club
We are looking forward to our next ski trip on Saturday, February 12th to Pine Mountain!   In order to sign up, you will need to turn in the forms below and payment to the school office. The registration deadline is Friday, February 4th. Please turn your forms in as early as possible because the trip may fill up.
3rd Annual Excellence in Education Shining Star Awards
The Fox Cities Chamber's Excellence in Education SHINING STAR Awards program recognizes the outstanding contributions of full-time, Pre-K through 16 educators in the Fox Cities region. Our Xavier educators continue to do an outstanding job pivoting and adapting under the extremely challenging conditions presented by COVID-19. So, please take the time to nominate a Xavier educator for the Fox Cities Chamber's Excellence in Education SHINING STAR. Online nominations are being accepted through February 25.
Click HERE to reserve your spot.
Begin your FACTS application here.
More information about the WPCP is available here
All financial options including scholarship information is available here.
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 26
  • 6:30 pm - XMS Preview Night
January 30 - February 5
  • Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday, February 1
  • 9:30 am - Mass
  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt (Foss & Bayer)
Wednesday, February 2
  • 1:00 pm - Spelling Bee
  • 3:30 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1120)
Friday, February 4
  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt (Kroner & Case)
Tuesday, February 8
  • 9:30 am - Mass
  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt (VanNuland)
Wednesday, February 9
  • 4:00 - 7:30 pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February 10
  • NO SCHOOL
  • 10:00 - 3:30 pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, February 11
  • NO SCHOOL