Weekly Bulletin
September 3, 2020




The world looks a little different right now and we cannot always gather in our traditional ways, BUT we still want to see our volunteers and get your feedback and input on what we should do this year because we also still need to raise money!

It is time to think way outside the box (we need ALL IDEAS) and be outside! Please plan to join us for a Celebrate brainstorming meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at noon. Please bring your lawn chair as we will be meeting socially distanced and outside at Xavier High School. (If there is inclement weather on Wednesday, our “rain date” will be Thursday, September 10 at noon.)

Please plan to join us to brainstorm and have some fun while we come together, catch up, and meet new friends. Celebrate is a great way to volunteer and to meet people from all campuses. Younger children not yet in school are always welcome at meetings. 

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

Senior Parents
We would like to invite you to our Senior Parent night on Tuesday, September 15th, starting at 6:30pm in the auditorium. 

Please arrive about 10 minutes earlier as we will have your student's transcript for you to pick up and it takes a bit to get everyone through the line. We plan to be finished by 7:45pm.

Due to space constraints, seating is limited in the auditorium. We are asking that if you do choose to come in person, that you only have one parent attend. If every senior only has one parent attend, we will be fine with seating capacity. Seat options will be spread out to accommodate social distancing, and we ask that everyone wear a mask over your mouth and nose while in the building. We recognize that not everyone will be comfortable attending in person so we will be recording the evening. Anyone who wishes to receive the recording for any reason please email Mrs Beth Carpenter and she will get that to you.  bcarpenter@xaviercatholicschools.org

We will be covering graduation, senior academics, college and scholarship applications, and extras like placement exams and reporting AP scores.

Your students do not need to be there, as we will be giving them this information in classrooms this week.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Kim Hammen, Eric Neiswender, and Lori Schuh

ACT for Seniors
If your senior intends to take the ACT at Xavier on October 6, make sure the senior completes these two steps:

1. Submit this short Google Form no later than FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 to get your name on the list.
 
2. Bring payment of $46 to Mrs. Hansen at the Xavier High School attendance office by FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 to ensure your spot. Checks should be made out to "Xavier Catholic Schools" or "XCS". See your counselor if you think you may qualify for a fee waiver.

Contact Eric Neiswender with questions: 882-6911

Picture Re-take Day
School picture re-takes will be offered on September 15. Students who did not get their picture taken on orientation day must get their picture taken on this day.

College Virtual Visits
The Counseling Department will be hosting virtual visits with college representatives starting next week. Students will need to register for visits via Naviance Student, then come to the Counseling Suite the day of the session before school starts to pick up a dismissal slip from Mrs. Carpenter. Sessions will last approximately 40 minutes. We’ll meet in the Counseling Suite - bring your laptop & ear buds!

Colleges scheduled for next week include:
  • Wed, Sep 9, 10:15AM - Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wed, Sep 9, 2:20PM - Saint Mary’s College
  • Thu, Sep 10, 8:50AM - Boston University
  • Thu, Sep 10, 9:40AM - University of Evansville
  • Thu, Sep 10, 10:30AM - Lynn University
  • Fri, Sep 11, 10:30AM - Marquette University
  • Fri, Sep 11, 1:25PM - University of Notre Dame
  • Fri, Sep 11, 2:15PM - University of Notre Dame

Watch the list of virtual visits in Naviance Student! Some colleges are signing up for multiple sessions on different days. If one day/time doesn’t work for you, another might. Questions? Contact Mrs. Carpenter in the Counseling Suite.

New Deadline for AP Testing
Students interested in taking an AP test must register AND make a payment in the Counseling Suite no later than Monday, November 11. Each AP test costs $95. Students can either pay in full when they register or make a down payment of $40 now and pay the balance prior to testing. Late registration will cost an additional $55. Students who received accommodations for the PLAN, ACT or SAT must see Mr Neiswender immediately to discuss possible accommodations for AP testing. The deadline to apply for accommodations is January 2021. 
If you have any questions regarding AP testing, please see your AP teacher or talk with Mrs. Schuh.

Driver's Ed
Please click here for more information.

Fine Arts students
We have created a tee shirt design for all the arts this year. If you do not see a color that you like, please contact Mrs. Kenney and she will work directly with Custom Ink. Please click here for the order form. The orders are due by September 18th. Go Xavier Fine Arts!

If you have any questions, contact your Fine Arts teacher, or Mrs. Kenney at lkenney@xaviercatholicschools.org

Robotics
Congratulations to Xavier Robotics for their fine showing at the Wisconsin VEX Robotics State Championships.
Xavier High School: 
Team 536B, Aaditya Devkota, Caden Bast, Brayden Lamb, and Landon Van Sistine were 5-5 in Qualifying, but lost in the first round of Eliminations. Team 536D, Ian Mettelman and Team 536C (winner of the Think Award) , Aiden Carney, Kyle Cowart, Nolan Fors, Logan Nevins and Colin Podojil combined in Eliminations to reach the semi-finals and qualified for the World Championships. Team 536E (winners of the Build Award), Jimmy McGovern, John Bertello and Ben Drees won the State Championship to be the first team in the state to win back to back to back state championships and also qualified for the World Championships. This is the first time that Xavier High School has had 3 robots qualify for Worlds.
For more information click here.

$crip
KWIK TRIP  Special Rebate for the Month of September 10%

Physical Gift Cards available
With the Scrip Office still closed to walk in business, we wanted to give people the opportunity to purchase physical gift cards again. We now offer curbside pickup Monday - Friday 8:00am until Noon at the Scrip Office entrance on Northland Ave.

Ordering
The scrip process will be the same as before: you will place an order on the ShopwithScrip website. If you do not have a ShopwithScrip account or need help placing your order, please email rclark@xaviercatholicschools.org or
call 920-702-5510.

Payment
It is preferable to pay for your order on the ShopwithScrip website with Presto Pay, MasterCard or Visa. If you cannot pay online, please bring a check when your order is ready for pick up.

Curbside Pick Up
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon at the Scrip Office entrance: 101 E. Northland Ave. When you arrive, call 920-702-5510 and we will bring out your order.

Orders can go home with your children
As we are continuing to deal with the Covid-19 virus, we are limiting people who may enter our buildings. With that in mind, you will not be able to come into your school to pick up orders. You can have your child bring home your orders.

However, you must first sign and return the permission slip. The permission slip will allow your child to bring home orders throughout the current school year.


Lunch
Students are sent a link each day to order lunch for the following school day. If you'd like your student to order a lunch, please have the student complete the daily form.

A reminder that no food deliveries are allowed. Parents can drop off a lunch from home if a student forgets, but please do not drop off pizza, subs, or other restaurant food.

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day (no school)
Tuesday, September 8 - Virtual Club Fair for Students
Wednesday, September 30 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (more details to come)
Friday, October 2 - Teacher Inservice (no school)