Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


(and wait, while your XMS student resists the urge to add the intercession of St. Francis Xavier to your Thanksgiving meal prayer.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Parents,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we will thank God for the opportunity to work with your kids. We are very grateful for our Xavier families! Thank you for sending your children to XMS and we appreciate your support and collaboration. We are very blessed to be part of this wonderful community! 

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break,

XMS Staff

Hawk Night

The 7th and 8th graders had fun last Friday at their first Hawk Night! There was lots of dancing, basketball and volleyball, and they finished off all of the pizza! Raffle winners enjoyed candy, games, chips, and even a can of Spam. It was a fun time and we look forward to another Hawk Night in the Spring!

Lost and Found

Please click here to take a look at the Lost and Found items we have collected to see if any belong to your family. Your child can pick their things up from the table in the office lobby. Lost and found items will be donated after November 22nd!

Christmas Concert Reminders

  • Monday, December 12th at 6:30 pm will be the 6th & 7th-grade bands, 6th & 7th-grade choirs, and the 6th-grade orchestra. There will be a short reception afterward, please consider signing up to bring something or help.
  • Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30 pm will be the entire 5th grade. Band and Orchestra students will each play a portion of the concert and the whole 5th grade choir will sing.
  • Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm the 8th-grade band will join the XHS bands at Xavier High School.

Math Club

Do you love to problem solve and do math? Come join us for MATH CLUB! Meetings will be held in Mrs Gear’s room (room 1301). Our first meeting will be on Friday, December 2nd from 3:30 - 4:15. Please click here for more information regarding dates of meetings.

Spectacular holiday fun for the whole family!

Each year audiences are dazzled with eye-popping production numbers including a spectacular New York style parade right on stage and a stunning “Living Nativity” finale to bring home the true “reason for the season.”  As always, there will be some special surprises.

7:00 pm December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

1:00 pm December 3*, 4, 10, 11

*An American Sign Language Interpreter will be provided at the 1:00 pm performance on December 3rd.


Purchase your tickets on the website, www.christmasstars.org, or

visit the box office, (920) 733-8840 Mondays & Wednesdays from noon – 3pm.


Join in the fun by volunteering at a show!

Help support our fundraiser for Fine Arts by ushering, selling concessions or greeting patrons before or after the show. Sign up here  


A Program of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System

Compass Christmas Challenge Contest

Just a reminder that the Compass Christmas artwork or essay is due to Ms. Bouchard.  If you would like to work on it over the long weekend and hand it in on Monday, that will work also. The contest offers both art and essay.  The artwork theme is The Holy Family. The essay topic, not to exceed 60 words, is "Imagine that your family is traveling with the Holy Family to Bethlehem or from Bethlehem to Egypt.  What would your family do and why?  There are different requirements for different grades. Please click here for more information.

Saturday Morning Basketball

Sign-up for Saturday Morning Basketball (S.B.A.) starts now.  S.B.A. has no coaches, no practices, and if you have other things to do on a Saturday morning you don’t have to come.  Everyone plays; no one sits on the bench.  In S.B.A. we just play games and have fun.  


Games will be played on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am in the gym.  Only students that do not play on a school team or XYBA are eligible to sign up.  We need a minimum of 10 students to sign up in order to have a program this year.  Please email Mr. Linsmeier ([email protected]) with questions, or to sign up.


We will be starting Saturday Morning Basketball on Saturday December 3 at 9:00 am.   Doors will open at 8:30 am. for some warmups before the game. Hope to see you there!

Fox Valley Saints Wrestling

Fox Valley Saints Wrestling will have a free introduction to wrestling class on December 4th at Xavier High School. This event is open to boys and girls in grades K - 8. Please click here for more information.

Christmas Eve Mass Opportunity

St. Thomas More is seeking children 1st grade through high school to participate in the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve mass. There are opportunities to sing with a childrens’ choir, read and/or play an instrument. We would love as many sweet angelic voices as possible! We will hold at least one rehearsal at 5:30 pm December 14th and one on December 21st, if needed.

Appleton Christmas Parade Open House

St. Mary is hosting an open house before and during the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade this year. For more information, please click here.

From the Scrip Office

New Kwik Trip Scrip Offering

Grocery/In Store Merchandise Only - 15% Rebate

The Grocery Only card can be used to purchase in-store merchandise. This card is not eligible to be used on fuel, tobacco, alcohol, lottery/lotto, stamps and other restricted items as defined by minimum markup regulations.

Denominations $10, $25, $50 and $100

Scrip Office will be closed: 

Thursday November 24th

Friday November 25th



Upcoming Events

November 23 - 25

  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Newspaper Club

Tuesday, November 29


Thursday, December 1

  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Inside Out Cafe

Friday, December 2

  • St. Francis Xavier Day
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Math Club

Saturday, December 3

  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Monday, December 5

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Newspaper Club

Tuesday, December 6


Wednesday, December 7

  • 3:30 - 4:30 - Campus Ministry Meeting

Thursday, December 8

  • 9:30 - Holy Day Mass
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