Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.

As we welcome the autumn months,

may the earlier setting of the sun

remind us to take time to rest.

May the brilliant colors of the leaves

remind us of the wonder of your creation.

May the steam of our breath in the cool air

remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.

May the harvest from the fields 

remind us of the abundance we have been given 

and the bounty we are to share with others.

May the dying of summer’s spirit 

remind us of your great promise that death is temporary and life is eternal.

We praise you for your goodness forever and ever. Amen

November Parent-Teacher Conferences

Xavier Middle School will be hosting parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:30 and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and Thursday, November 10th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All teachers will be located in the gym and be grouped primarily by grade. The guidance and learning services staff will be located in the library. Please click here for information regarding the schedule for the part-time and specialty teachers.

Calling All Heroes! 

To celebrate Veterans Day, we are looking for veterans from our Xavier and Appleton communities to come and share their experiences with Xavier's 7th grade class. In Social Studies class, the 7th graders will be working in groups compiling interview questions to ask the veterans. Then on Wednesday, November 9th, veterans can arrive at 8 am for our assembly honoring their service and stay for the student interview and a light breakfast until 9:30 am. If you know of a veteran that would be interested in sharing their story please email 7th-grade social studies teacher Blake Hensley at bhensley@xaviercatholicschools.org.

Red Ribbon Week

Next week (beginning Monday, October 31st) is Red Ribbon week, the annual week where schools around the country focus on drug prevention education.  The theme for this year’s Red Ribbon Week, Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free,”  reminds us that living a drug-free lifestyle contributes greatly to the safety and health of our communities.


Students will also be encouraged to participate in the different dress-down themes for Red Ribbon Week.  Here is the list of the different themes for each day:

  • Monday, Oct. 31st -  “Scare away drugs” (Black/orange clothes - no costumes)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1st - “Dress up for Jesus” (Uniform or better)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2nd - “We’re comfy saying no to drugs” (Comfy day)
  • Thursday, Nov 3rd - “Sports and drugs don’t mix” (Sports day)

Friday, Nov 4th - KIDS group theme dress up day

XMS Home & School - Fall Conference Meals Sign Up

Let's come together to show the staff at XMS how much we appreciate them by providing meals during the two upcoming conference days. 


On Wednesday, November 9th, we will provide a selection of soups and breads for lunch and will order pizza for dinner.  On Thursday, November 10th, we will set up a taco bar for lunch.  Desserts, drinks, and sides will also be provided.


Click here for the sign-up and ways to contribute. If you would like to contribute, but have constraints on your time, small monetary contributions will be accepted in the office.  Just send a labeled envelope (Attn: Office HSA) with your student with the amount you would like to contribute.


*Please bring all lunch items to the main school office at the time designated on the sign-up. Label any containers you'd like returned. All items will be washed and available for pick-up the day after the meal. Thank you so much for helping make the middle school teachers feel special and appreciated!

Outside FLEX Time

As long as it's not raining students will continue to have FLEX time outside. Please be sure your student wears appropriate outdoor clothing to stay warm during their outside flex time.

Last Days for Shorts!

Beginning on November 1st students may not wear shorts to school.  They may wear shorts again during the months of May, and June.

Inside Out Cafe

Do you like to write poems or short stories?  Are you working on a possible novel?  If this is you, you might want to be a part of a group that is starting in a couple of weeks.  Inside Out Cafe will be meeting on the first Thursday of each month in Ms. Bouchard's room, 1411.  Bring some of your writing to share, be inspired by other writers,  Each month we will have a writing focus point, and spend some time sharing ideas or stories, and discuss tips for writing.  The first meeting will be Thursday, November 3rd, after school until 4:15.  All are welcome!

AfterWords Writing Group

AfterWords Writing Group would like to announce the 2023 Wisconsin State Organization's Annual Literary and Illustrator Competition.  This contest is open to students in grades 5-8.  Write and illustrate a short story or personal narrative piece.  Students in Grade 5 cannot have more than 600 words.  Students in Grades 6-8 cannot have more than 1000 words.  See Ms. Bouchard for more details jbouchard@xaviercatholicschools.org.  Deadline is February 17th.

Hawk Night!

Does your child want a little more time to hang out with friends? Xavier Middle School Hawk Night could be the answer! This is a time after school where there is open gym, a DJ in the cafeteria, face painting, pizza and concessions, etc. Hawk Night for 5th and 6th graders is November 4th, 3:30-5:00pm. The date for 7th and 8th graders is November 18th, 3:30-5:00pm. There is no admission charge. Let’s have some fun!

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. Lost and found items will be donated after November 22nd!

Celebrate meetings are fun AND productive.  Join our amazing group of volunteers and help us create a fabulous fundraising event for everyone to enjoy at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center on Saturday, February 4, 2023.  The next planning meeting will be Thursday, November 3rd at noon in the library at XHS (we can direct you once you get here).  Join us, meet people, and give input!  As always, children not in school are welcome and there will be chocolate for the adults (and the kids can have it too IF the parents agree!).

Questions or can’t attend, but still want to be involved?  Contact Lisa at lpfaff@XavierCatholicSchools.org or 735-9380.

Xavier Theatre Presents

 The beloved, inspiring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic featuring favorites such as 

“Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi” and more.

7:00 pm November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12

*6:30 pm November 9

2:00 pm November 12

Adult $13 ∙ Senior Citizen (age 60 & above) $11

Student (college age & under) $10 ∙ XCS Student with ID $6

*Early Curtain Discount for November 9 performance only


Ticket prices do not include service fees on credit card purchases. 

These fees are established by Showtix4u, our box office vendor, and are nonrefundable.

Expanded box office hours!

Monday through Friday, 12-3pm: closed October 28

 (920) 733-8840


A Program of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System

From the Scrip Office

The scrip office will be closed on Friday, October 28th.



Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 27

  • 6:30 pm - Choir Concert (5th Grade; 6th-8th grade choirs)

Friday, October 28

  • No School - End of 1st Quarter

Monday, October 31

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Newspaper Club

Tuesday, November 1

  • 9:30 am - Mass

Wednesday, November 2

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Student Council Meeting
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting

Thursday, November 3

  • 3:30 - 4:15 pm - Inside Out Cafe

Friday, November 4

  • 3:30 - 5:00 - 5th & 6th Grade Hawk Night

Monday, November 7

  • 9:00 - All school to XHS for Sound of Music
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Newspaper Club

Tuesday, November 8

  • 9:30 am - Mass

Wednesday, November 9

  • Half Day - 11:40 Dismissal
  • 1:00 - 4:30; 5:00 - 7:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 10

  • Half Day - 11:40 Dismissal
  • 1:00 - 5:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 11

  • No School
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