Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


Prayer for Ordinary Time

Attend to the pleas of your people with heavenly care,

O Lord, we pray,

that they may see what must be done

and gain strength to do what they have seen.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

KIDS to KIDS Collection- extended!

We are accepting waterproof gloves in all sizes - kids and adults, as well as gently used outdoor winter gear and boots until January 19th. In addition, please take a look at our list to see what needs could still be met. Thanks to those who already signed up and returned the items. Donations can be dropped off in the XMS office. Thank you!

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 January 27th!

From the Library

Thank you to all of the teachers and families who bought books from the book fair this last week and helped us achieve our goal.  There are many new books that will be added to the library this week for the students to enjoy!  Thanks everyone!  Happy reading.

School Spelling Bee - February 1st

Congratulations to the following students for winning their classroom spelling bee: Aven Loughrin, Elijah Fravert, Rosie Merritt, Bethany Mayer, Reese Marquardt, Easton Walters, Matthew Heggemeier, Zeb Totzke, Sarah Zampaloni, Cindy Vargas, Raya Zurfluh, Natalie Kirchner, Ryan Judd, Isa Rubiano, Zipporah Ehrlich, Jude Gentry, Taelyn Kiepert, Grant Pociask, Ethan Bires, Ayden Krueger, Lydia Foth, Paxton Trimberger, Kayla Standish, Eleanor Pociask, Josephine Roarty, William Tweedy, Estelle Koenigs, Ben Crowley, Genevieve Bautista, Alex Scherer, Owen McGreevey, Beatrice Sanka, Lydia Young, Estella Murphy, Jasmine Wallace-VanderVelden, Jianna Bautista, Jason Scotch, Lucas McGlone.  

Well done!  These students will participate in the School Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 1st at 1:00 in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend!  The winner advances to the Regional Bee held at the middle school in Kimberly on February 9th.  Any questions can be directed to Jackie Bouchard [email protected]

Orchestra News

The 7th, 8th grade and high school orchestras will be having their Winter Concert on Wednesday, February 1st at Xavier High School. The concert will feature music from movies, broadway shows and more! Come hear all the hard work the 7th, 8th and high school students have been doing learning a lot of challenging music. 

Here are the concert details:

  • Concert Date: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Location: Xavier High School
  • Call Time: 5:45 pm
  • Concert Time: 6:30 pm
  • Dress: Black bottoms, white tops
  • Concert Length: just over one hour

Since the 7th and 8th grade orchestra classes will be performing with the high school orchestra please plan on staying for the duration of the concert. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Kenney

After Words Writing Group

It is time for this year's Americanism Essay contest which is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.  The contest is open to all students in grades 5-8.  5th and 6th grade need 250-300 words, and 7th and 8th grade need between 350-400 words.  That is less than a typed page and very do-able!  This year's topic is  “What does patriotism mean to you?”

Lots of opportunities to write!

  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest - due January 27th
  • Wisconsin State Literary and Illustrator Competition - due February 17th
  • Americanism Essay Contest - due April 5th

XMS Ski and Snowboard Club

The XMS Ski Club has the ski trips planned for this year. Interested students can sign up for each trip individually. Sign up information will be posted in the newsletter before each trip. The first ski trip of the season is on January 27th to Sunburst Mountain. If you are interested in going on this trip, please turn in the following forms by this Monday, January 23rd:

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

Other ski trip dates this year are:

  • February 9th - Rib Mountain
  • February 24th - Nordic Mountain

Celebrate is Less than One Month Away!  Raffle Tickets are Coming Your Way!

  • Last chance to purchase admission to Celebrate!  The Regular Admission deadline is this Thursday, January 19, 2023 at midnight.  Click here to register online.
  • Raffle tickets on sale NOW! —anyone can purchase raffle tickets—you don’t need to attend Celebrate to buy chances to win great raffle prizes! 
  • If you haven’t already, check your student’s backpack as tickets were sent home.
  • Raffle tickets and money are due Monday, January 30th.
  • Hawk tickets are only sold at the scrip office pre-event.  Additional raffle tickets for all other raffles are also available for purchase at the Xavier Scrip Office.
  • Adult Event Volunteers Needed!  The Celebrate SignUpGenius is now available on the Celebrate event website.  Please consider helping as we still need many volunteers.

If you have any questions about Celebrate, call Lisa, Stephanie, or Bob at 735-9380 or email Lisa at [email protected] or Stephanie at [email protected]

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!

From the Scrip Office

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.

Reserve a spot for you and your child HERE



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 18

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

Thursday, January 19

  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Gamers Club (Cafeteria)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Inside Out Cafe (Room 1411)
  • 3:35 - 4:30 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)

Friday, January 20

  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Math Club (Room 1301)

Monday, January 23

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Newspaper Club (Room 1121)
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Spelling Club (Room 1411)

Tuesday, January 24

  • 9:30 - Mass

Wednesday, January 25

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Student Council Meeting
  • 3:35 - 4:30 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)
  • 6:30 - 8:00 - XMS Preview Night

Thursday, January 26

  • 3:35 - 4:30 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)
  • 7:15 - Pep Band Night @ XHS

Saturday, January 28

  • VEX Tournament @ XMS

January 29 - February 4

  • Catholic Schools Week
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