Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


Memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita

Born in Sudan, she lived a happy childhood until kidnapped and placed into the cycle of human trade. Despite the horrible things in her life, it is said she possessed an inner peace that she could eventually name as the presence of God in her life. We pray with St. Josephine. 

“In You, Lord, I place my hope, I raise my spirit to my God. You are the God of my salvation, every day I hope in You. Do not let me be disappointed!” 

St. Josephine, you who lived your daily life with joyful faith, pray for us!

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences for Xavier Middle School will be Wednesday, February 8th from 4:30 until 7:30 pm and Thursday, February, 9th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.  A full day of classes will be held on Wednesday, February 8th.  There will be no classes on Thursday, February 9th or Friday, February 10th.

All teachers will be located in the gym and be grouped primarily by grade. Our guidance and learning services personnel will be located in the library. Please click here for a list of times for part-time and specialty teachers.

The Xavier HawkIt - Issue 2

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 office lobby. All lost and found items will be donated after February 27th!

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all the spellers for their performance in the Spelling Bee.  Our Word Pronouncer, former teacher Mr. Daryl Warnke, stated that he was "incredibly impressed ... with their courage and skill and poise, and tremendous focus under pressure and sportsmanship. Truly amazing young men and women." That goes out to all the spellers! Special congratulations to 6th Grade student Zipporah Ehrlich, who won the Bee by spelling the word biryani, which is an Indian dish of meat, fish or vegetable cooked with rice.  Second place was taken by Genevieve Bautista, third was Jianna Bautista, fourth place, Josephine Roarty, and fifth place was Ryan Judd. Zipporah and Genevieve will advance to the Regional Bee held in Kimberly next Thursday morning.  Good luck to them!

Inside Out Cafe

Inside Out Cafe will meet next Thursday, February 16th after school until 4:15.  Bring your notebook!

XMS Ski and Snowboard Club

The last ski trip of the season is Friday, February 24th to Nordic Mountain. Students that are interested in going on this trip, please turn in the following forms and fees by Monday, February 20th:

Permission Slip and Sign Up Form also available in the school office.

City of Appleton Sidewalk Poetry Contest

The City of Appleton announces its Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Write a poem, not more than 10 lines, about any topic.  Judges will choose 5 poems to be stamped into concrete around the city of Appleton. This is open to anyone who lives or attends school within the city.  Contact Ms. Bouchard for more information.  Due date is February 10th.

THANK YOU for Your Generous Support!

 Xavier supporters “redefined what is possible” and made a tremendous impact on the school system during the Celebrate fundraiser this past Saturday night.  Thanks to everyone’s generosity, Xavier Catholic Schools’ “Fund Our Future” portion of the event (the time where straight donations are requested) raised an impressive $185,950, which unlocked the matching funds of $150,000 for a grand total of $335,950!  We are blessed with such generous supporters!

We’ve had some requests to share the list of staff “causes” that weren’t satisfied at Celebrate. As soon as we can prepare the unsold lists, we will communicate that to supporters. 

Our genuine gratitude to everyone involved, from sponsors to donors to our incredible volunteers, from those who purchased raffle tickets to those who attended or bid remotely—and everyone in between.  We will share the total amount raised as soon as it is available.  For now, please know we are incredibly grateful for everyone’s generous support of Xavier Catholic Schools.

2023 Baseball Registration is now open!

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: January 1 – March 31

Who: Co-ed; ages 5-12yrs old

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: May 31st – July 27th @ Plamann Park and Patriot Park


Weekend Tournament Teams:  7U through 12U players have the opportunity to try out for GC weekend tournament / travel teams. If you have questions, please email: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Appleton Little League

2023 season registration is now open! Please click here for more information.

From the Scrip Office

New Scrip Supplier!

We are excited to announce Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio as a new supplier just in time for Valentine’s Day! Not only are their baked good delicious, they are offering a generous 20% rebate. Gift Cards are $25 face value and can be used in-store or online at whisk-arrow.square.site.

Upcoming Kwik Trip Local Promotions

Fast Fund February - 2/1/23 - 2/28/23

  • 10% discounted rate on Gift Cards and Fuel Only Gift Cards (Reg. 5%)
  • 20% discounted rate on Grocery Card (Reg. 15%)

When ordering on RaiseRight, make sure to click on “Kwik Trip Local” to get this discount.



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 8

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, February 9

  • No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Friday, February 10

  • No School

Monday, February 13

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Newspaper Club
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Drama Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 14

  • 9:30 - Mass

February 15 - 16

  • 7th Grade Camp

Thursday, February 16

  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt - AM (Bayer & Case)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Gamers Club (Cafeteria)

Friday, February 17

  • 7th Grade - No School
  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt - PM (Foss & Kroner)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Math Club

Monday, February 20

  • No School - Inservice

Wednesday, February 22

  • 9:30 - Ash Wednesday Mass
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Student Council Meeting
  • 3:35 - 4:30 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)

Thursday, February 23

  • 3:35 - 4:30 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)

Friday, February 24

  • $1.00 Casual Day
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