Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Let us follow the example of St. Toribio Romo and see Jesus in the faces of all those who suffer physical, emotional and spiritual pain. Let us see the face of Jesus Christ, in everyone who needs to hear his voice and feel his love. Let us see him in the families who are struggling, those who are poor and homeless. Let us see Jesus in the tears of hungry, abandoned and abused children. Let us see the face of Christ in the elderly and forgotten, the immigrant, the stranger among us seeking freedom and hope. 


Thank you to everyone for your support of Campus Ministry during last week’s casual day.

Let’s Celebrate Xavier!

In the spirit of Homecoming week, let’s celebrate Xavier Catholic Schools! Tomorrow is a free casual day if you wear Xavier gear. That includes Xavier fall sports jerseys and any Xavier sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. GO HAWKS!!

Homecoming Festivities

There are a lot of activities planned for Homecoming 2022, so come join fellow Xavier supporters at these fun events!

Homecoming 2022 Schedule of Events

  • Friday, September 23rd
  • El Agave Food Truck (XHS) - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Community Pep Rally (Torchy Clark Gym) - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Ice Cream Floats for XES & XMS students (XHS Parking Lot) - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Homecoming Football Game (Rocky Bleier Field) - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24th
  • 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk (Rocky Bleier Field start & finish) - 10:00 am (register here)
  • Xavier Community Food & Music Celebration (XHS Parking Lot) - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Homecoming Dance for current XHS students (XHS Commons) - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 25th
  • Alumni recognition during masses at Appleton area parishes
  • “Hawks Come Home” (XHS) - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (register here)

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.

School Photo Retakes

Wednesday, October 5th will be picture retakes in the morning in the auditorium.  Any student who is having a picture retaken should bring in their original photo envelope to the photographer.  If a student was absent on the original picture day in August, they too should have their picture taken.  Anyone who is having a picture taken on October 5th may have a dress up day that day (uniform attire or better).

2022-2023 MAP Testing

XMS students are currently participating in MAP testing. Last week was the math test, this week is the Language Arts test, and next week will be the Reading test. Please help your child(ren) do their best by making sure they have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast.

Student Council

The St. Francis Xavier Middle School Student Council is meeting for the first time on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  We will continue to meet every 4th Wednesday of the month.

The Student Council is open to any student in 5th through 8th grade who wants to develop leadership skills by participating in the decision-making process for a large community such as our Middle School.  If you are interested in learning and energizing your leadership characteristics and want to be a voice for your fellow students, Student Council may be for you.  Please attend the first meeting if you are interested in and/or called to lead.  Please talk to or email Mr. VanNuland with any questions.

AfterWords Writing Group

Do you enjoy writing?  Our school has a club called AfterWords Writing Group.  This group does not meet at any time, but it is a group of students who love writing and would like to enter a writing contest.  Our first contest is the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.  The Patriot's Pen is sponsored by the Appleton VFW and open to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  The VFW loves to encourage our young people to be aware and involved in thinking about those who served our country in the military.  This year's essay contest is based on the theme, "My Pledge to Our Veterans."  What can you do to support these brave men and women in our community?  Your essay would need to be between 300 to 400 words.  If you are interested in entering, please contact Ms. Bouchard, jbouchard@xaviercatholicschools.orgThe deadline is October 21st.

Fox Valley Saints Wrestling

We’d like to welcome the latest addition to Xavier sports - Fox Valley Saints Wrestling! Registration is now open with early registration discounts until Sept 30, new and experienced wrestlers are encouraged to try it out, open to boys and girls.  Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Xavier Homecoming Fun Run & Dog Walk

Save the date and join us at the Xavier Homecoming 5K Fun Run & Dog Walk! This fun community- and friend-raising event will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 AM at Rocky Bleier Field at Xavier High School. All are welcome, even your four-legged friends! This is a non-competitive, fun event with two course choices (1 mile or 5K). Register one person or the whole family! Go to XCSFunRun2022.givesmart.com for more information and to register. This year, following the event, food and music will be available for all to enjoy from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

If you are viewing this on your mobile phone, you can register here.



Upcoming Events

Friday, September 23

  • No School - System Inservice

Tuesday, September 27

  • Liturgy - 9:30 am

Wednesday, September 28

  • 5th Grade Conservation Field Trip
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Student Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 4

  • Liturgy - 9:30 am

Wednesday, October 5

  • Picture Retake Day

Monday, October 10

  • No School - Staff Inservice
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