Monday, June 6, 2022
New: Report Cards
Report cards are now available for viewing. To view your student's report card:

  1. Log in to PowerSchool
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom and look for "Progress/Report Card" on the left side
  3. Select “Xavier Report Card” 
  4. Select the current year
  5. Click "Run Report"
Reminder: Parking Lot
Reminder to all students that the Xavier Parking lot closes at 10 PM. The parking lot should not be used for a night time hangout spot. Thank you to parents for helping communicate this with their students.
Reminder: "Ryder Cup Xperience" Informational Session on June 29th at Winestyles (UPDATED DATE)
On Forever Saints Day we announced the "Xavier Ryder Cup Xperience," (Sept. 25-Oct.2, 2023), which features a trip to Rome, Italy to witness the Ryder Cup (Alumnus, Zach Johnson R94, has been named the captain of the US Team) and visit other sites.

If interested in this opportunity, we invite you to join us for an informational session (Sip, Savor, and Xplore!) at Winestyles (4201 42nd St. NE Suite 170 in Cedar Rapids) on June 29th, 2022 (this is an updated date from what was shared in the Good News last week) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. If you are planning to join us for this information session, please RSVP to the Xavier Foundation at or call 319-378-4571 with any questions.

No financial commitment is needed to attend this informational meeting, but space is limited.
Reminder: Prepare for the End of Free Meals for All Students
Are you prepared for the end of free meals for all students when this school year ends? While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program. All families will need to carry a positive balance in their students’ school meal accounts when school begins in the fall.
Take action now to prepare for this change when the 2022-2023 school year begins:
  • If interested, you will need to complete the 2022-2023 application once it becomes available on Xavier’s website after July 1, 2022. 
  • If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, it is important that you start budgeting for the cost of school lunches next year. You may pay off negative meal account balances or deposit money in your student’s account through
To apply for free or reduced meals, please go to the Xavier website to find an application. For assistance completing the application or for questions, please contact Lorraine Gaffney; Food Service Director at or call 319-294-6635 x339.
Reminder: Join Us! Rededication of the Bob Erusha & Ken Charipar Fields
Rededication of the Bob Erusha Softball Field: June 16

Thursday, June 16th
4:30 p.m. on Homeplate

Chris McCarville (R97), XHS President - Welcome
Fr. Mark Murphy (R98) - Field Blessing
Ceremonial First Pitch

Stay to cheer on Xavier Softball as they host CR Washington in an MVC Doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for both games.
Free Popcorn Night for all Xavier fans
courtesy of the Erusha family.
Rededication of the Ken Charipar Baseball Field: June 22

Wednesday, June 22nd
4:00 p.m. on Homeplate

Chris McCarville (R97), XHS President - Welcome
Deacon Dan Rouse - Field Blessing
Ceremonial First Pitch

Stay to cheer on Xavier Baseball in the JV & Varsity games vs. Beckman Catholic at 5:00 p.m.

Admission to both games is $5.
Reminder: Summer Student Volunteer Opportunities with the Xavier Foundation
Looking for your teen to get out of the house and do something productive this summer? Want them to gain office experience and help build the resume? The Xavier Foundation Office has a need for summer volunteers!

  • No set hours, vary by projects each week – will reach out via email as needed throughout the summer.
  • Projects could include: Assembling mailings, delivering items to parishes/donors, helping set up for events, database/research, etc.
  • Volunteer/unpaid positions

If interested, email: with your student’s name, availability, and preferred method of outreach.
Reminder: Xavier Foundation Seeking Volunteer Grant Writer
The Xavier Foundation office is also seeking a volunteer grant writer. This is a volunteer role that can be done one your own time, at your own pace, from your own home, as able. Please contact us at if you or someone you know may be able to assist. Thank you and Go Saints!
Reminder: Summer Faith Happenings
Summer is a great time to grow in your relationship with the Lord! Here is a quick glance at just a few of the amazing things happening at our parishes this summer. Be sure to check out all the parish websites for details and Mass schedules.
Reminder: Sports Physicals Offered to Xavier Students
Sports Physicals will be offered to Xavier students at Family Physicians of Cedar Rapids

  • Dates: July 5 - August 5 
  • Cost: $45 (will not be submitted to insurance) cash, check or credit card accepted
  • To schedule: Call 365-7581 
  • Location: 1515 42nd St NE Cedar Rapids 
  • Visit their website at:
Reminder: Summer Office Hours
Summer hours for the main office will be: Monday through Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm, Friday 8:00pm-12:00pm. The offices will be closed the week of July 4th-8th for summer cleaning.
Reminder: Tuition
All tuition at this time should be paid. Please login to your online account (instructions and login below) to check balances and make payments. The returning students must have tuition paid to be considered officially enrolled for the next school year.
To see Tuition Contract, Tuition Balance, account details or make a payment click the link My BackPack or locate at our website Please use the retrieve User ID or Reset password on My BackPack website. Reminder 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: Benefit for Rick & Lorraine Gaffney
Please consider supporting our fearless leader of the lunchroom, Lorriane, and her husband, Rick, as their friends/family put together this fundraiser to help make needed modifications to the home after Rick’s surgery & leg amputation. Thank you and God bless the Gaffney family!
When: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Where: St Patrick’s Gym – Ryan, Iowa
  • Breakfast served from 9:00am-12:00pm by the Ryan’s Lions Club 
  • Live auction at 11:00am
  • Silent auction by the Ryan Fire Department (Contact Jason Stepanek at 563-608-6935 for auction donations)
  • 50/50 raffle drawings at 10:00,11:00 and 12:00
  • A Venmo account has been set up to use for gift donations (QR code in attachment below) or donations can be mailed to: PO Box 211 Ryan, IA 52330
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: 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.
Website: | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712