Wednesday, May 11, 2022
New: Concession Help Needed May 12 for Middle School Track Meet
On Thursday, May 12th, Xavier is hosting a middle school track meet. The Xavier Booster Club needs volunteers to staff the concession stand. If you have a few hours to spare, please consider volunteering. Volunteer shifts are:

  • 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
  • 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm

To sign up, please follow this link: https://signup.com/go/NeMxvKG

Thank you!
Reminder: Tuition is Due for Seniors/Returning Students
The last EFT payment was taken out May 10th. All tuition should be paid at this time.

Please remember that all tuition needs to be paid by Graduation practice day for Seniors to be allowed to participate in Graduation. All other tuition needs to be paid by the last day of school to be considered for next year's enrollment process. Instructions on how to sign into your online account are found below along with a link.

To see Tuition Contract, Tuition Balance, account details or make a payment click the link My BackPack or locate at our website http://www.xaviersaints.org/parent/.

Please use the retrieve User ID or Reset password on My BackPack website. As a reminder, the user id should be some form of first letter first name and last name. Ex: TDRISH or may have a number on the end of a more common name ex: TDRISH1. 

Reminder: Galaxy Tickets
The Xavier talent show, Galaxy will be happening Saturday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. at Xavier in the Regis LaSalle Theatre. Tickets are now on sale now for $5 each and can be purchased at xaviersaints.org/tickets
Reminder: Family Week
The Iowa High School Music Association, Iowa High School Speech Association, Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, have implemented a "Family Week" on the Unified Activities Calendar. “Family Week” is a week in the unified activity calendar that prohibits any coach or teacher/student contact and any unified activity federation event from occurring. That period will be Sunday through Sunday of week 4 and Week 5 of the calendar and will begin July 24, 2022 through July 31, 2022. All high school students, including incoming 9th graders, are covered under the rule and are not to have contact (on or off school premises) with coaches, directors, or moderators nor use school facilities during this week. The Xavier Activities Office will be closed this week as well.
Reminder: Parish Opportunities
For ministries at St. Pius: contact Micaela at: liturgy2@crpiusx.org
 
For Parishioners of St Elizabeth Ann Seton, they are offering a few different training dates to become a lector, usher, greeter, altar server or Eucharistic Minister:
 
  • Tuesday May 10th at 6pm
  • Wednesday, May 18th at 6pm
  • Sunday, May 22, 9:30am (between Masses)
 
Other parishes, check your bulletins for information about how you can serve.
Reminder: Join Us for a Special Xavier Mass
On Friday, May 13 we will be celebrating Mass in the Chapel at 7am with special intention for Sister Christin Tomy who will be taking her final vows with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa on May 29th and for Deacon Ben Valentine who will be ordained a Priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque on May 28th. Also prayers for Jeffery Frieden who will be ordained a transitional deacon in the Archdiocese of Dubuque on May 27 and Colm Larkin who graduated in 2012 and will be ordained a transitional deacon in the Archdiocese of Kansas. 

All are welcome to celebrate with us. If you are unable to attend Mass, please continue to pray for all those who are discerning and/or living a vocational call. 
Reminder: End of the Year Lunch Account Information
With the school year drawing to a close, lunch accounts for all students need to be monitored closely so that they do not have negative balances.

For seniors:

  • If they have a credit balance and have a sibling here at Xavier, the money will be transferred to the sibling’s account, otherwise, a refund will be given to the seniors before the senior breakfast on May 20, 2022.
  • If you have automatic payments set up through EZSchoolpay.com into your senior student’s account, you will need to go in and stop the automatic payments. Please do this before the week of May 17, as that is the week accounts will be refunded.
Reminder: 2022-2023 XHS Families: Application Deadline Extended for Scholarship Opportunities
Thanks to multiple generous financial donations, the Xavier Foundation is able to offer two scholarship opportunities for students who wish to attend Xavier High School:
 
St. Francis Xavier Scholarship
The St. Francis Xavier Scholarship offers full tuition for up to four years to a qualifying Xavier High School student. Students in grades 8-11 may apply.
 
Jim Victor (R64) Memorial Scholarship
The Jim Victor (R64) Memorial Scholarship offers full in-parish tuition for one year to a qualifying Xavier High School student. Students in Grades 8-11 may apply.
 
Head to XavierSaints.org/Scholarship to learn more and apply.

Deadline to submit an application for the 2022-2023 school year has been extended to May 13, 2022.
Reminder: XPX Uniform Collection
XPX will once again be collecting “graduated” and out-grown GENTLY WORN uniforms. These items will be available in August for purchase at the annual Back-to-School Sale! All proceeds from this sale will directly benefit the XPX programs, which support the students, staff and teachers at Xavier. Please clean out those closets and bring ANY UNIFORM APPROVED items (polos, sweaters, quarter-zips, pants) to the main office. Gentle used spirit wear will be accepted too. All items must be without stains or tears. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Yearbook Order Deadline Extended
The deadline for ordering a yearbook has been extended to May 25th. Yearbooks can be ordered on Jostens.com by searching "Xavier High School" or directly at:

Reminder: Second Round of STO/FACTS Applications
We would like to remind families of a second round of assistance through STO. FACTS applications that STO uses are due by July 1st. If you have started the application process already please respond to any FACTS inquiries and complete the application process.
Reminder: Attendance as the Year Winds Down
As we get close to the end of the year, and particularly as we get close to finals for seniors, we ask for your help in doing all that you can to ensure that your students make every effort to attend classes throughout the remainder of the semester. While it may be difficult to decline a request from your student, particularly a senior student, to "call in" for them, we ask that you help us maintain a sense of academic purpose.
 
Despite what your student may tell you, there is no school approved "skip day" at any time during the year. We count on your partnership with us and on your integrity when faced with those requests from your students.
 
Thanks for all you do to help us ensure that your students stay focused on their studies!
Reminder: Summer Fitness & Wellness
Summer Fitness & Wellness courses will begin on Monday, June 3rd. Dates will only change in the case of additional snow days.

Session I – Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 17

Session II – Monday June 20 to Friday, July 1

Classes run from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
There are NO EXCEPTIONS for any of the days in each session. Students must be in attendance every day or they will be dropped from the class. If you have any conflicts with other summer activities (i.e. camps, vacations, jobs, etc.) do not sign up.

There is an additional cost for this course. Cost per session is $200.

8to18 on the Xavier website is now open for payment.

- You may have requested this course during online registration, but you still need to pay for this course in order to participate.

- If you did not pre-register for this course but would like to participate, please contact one of the counselors (Katie.Hamilton@xaviersaints.org or Dave.Schemmel@xaviersaints.org) to register and pay in 8to18 to sign up.

Deadline to register is May 15th.
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712