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Sign Up for Fall Sports is Due Friday

Dear Middle School Parents, We look forward to an exciting year of athletics on the SFX campus this fall! Please stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks regarding athletics – especially regarding fall football, girls volleyball and cross country. SFX Athletics asks that all rising 5th-8th grade students please pre-register here by this Friday, July 16th for participation on 2021-2022 teams. This i
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Rising 5th-8th Grade Volleyball Opportunity

Coach Tracy Devey, who will lead many of our SFX Middle School volleyball teams this fall, is offering a summer clinic open to St. Francis Xavier Students looking for extra practice before the 2021-2022 season is underway. SFX Athletics is happy to extend news of this opportunity for those seeking more touches on the ball this summer. Thank you, SFX Coach Tracy! Learn more and download a flyer here.
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Optional Test Prep Resource

PEACE serves area Catholic school students who may be interested in high school test preparation. This year, the Catholic High School Entrance Exam for rising 8th graders will take place on December 5, 2021. The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance Exam Test Preparation provides skill review, format specific practice, and confidence building to ensure that your student’s full ability is reflecte
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Spring Athletics Registration Closes Friday

Students in grades 5-8 are reminded that registration remains underway for spring athletics. Learn more here and find a link to register in this letter from Mr. Wennington regarding Golf and Running Club offerings.  Because we must adhere to strict guidelines this season, registration will close at the end of the day this Friday, March 26th. We regret that we are unable to accept any late registrations. Questions may
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Spring Athletics Registration

Students in grades 5-8 are reminded that registration is now underway for spring athletics. Learn more here and find a link to register in this letter from Mr. Wennington regarding Golf and Running Club offerings.  Because we must adhere to strict guidelines this season, registration will close at the end of the day on Friday, March 26th. We regret that we are unable to accept any late registrations. Questions may be
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Hot Shot Competition Reminder

Our Middle School Hot Shot Competition kicks off today, March 16th after school with 5th grade cohorts! Our schedule is as follows: 5th Grade: March 16th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  6th Grade: March 18th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  Faculty: March 22nd 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  7th Grade: March 23rd 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym  8th Grade: March 25th 3:30-4:30pm in SFX gym We have enthusiastically communicated wit
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Updates + Reminders from the Athletic Director

5th-8th grade Middle School families are asked to note a few reminders from Mr. Wennington: Please submit this Rocket League registration form for each child in your household who plans to participate in our upcoming e-gaming tournament. Tournament Registration closes tomorrow March 9th, and a pre-tournament zoom meeting will be hosted that evening at 6pm. Find details and links to additional information here. Counci
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Accelerated Jr High Math Programs

Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican High School offer accelerated programs for mathematically talented middle school students. St. Francis Xavier students who participate in one of these programs take high school level math classes through either LA or RDHS at the beginning of each day in lieu of a math class at SFX. Please note that there is no guarantee that the SFX math schedule will align with the high school mat
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Holiday E-Gaming Tournament

SFX joins several other schools from Council II-3A to kick off an e-gaming tournament later this month. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to register and play to represent St. Francis Xavier School. Learn more and find a link to register here, and note that the deadline to sign up is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 17th. We are grateful to our AD Rob Wennington for his efforts to secure a range of innovativ
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MS Zoom Links

Dear Middle School Parents and Students, Middle school students in quarantine due to possible exposure to Covid-19 are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in their classes via Zoom. Links to these 5th-8th grade classes are posted at sfx-school.org/sfxzooms. If you have forgotten the password to this protected page of the school website please contact office@sfx-school.org. Please note that zoom links are
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Request for Headphones

Dear Middle School Parents, Thank you so much for all your support as we continue to adapt to our new normal. Our students have risen to the occasion these last few weeks as we traverse new routines and procedures. One of these new routines are electronic devices for the students. The devices will serve as a wonderful way to enhance lessons and allow students to delve deeper into their learning.  In order to pro
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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A Note from Coach Newman

Greetings, SFX Middle School families! Coach Newman wishes to remind his 5th-8th grade students that daily Physical Education assignments are provided as part of our e-learning curriculum through Google Classroom. Assignments include suggested fitness exercises and activities, and include the opportunity for written reflections. Families are encouraged to incorporate these activities into student e-learning routines
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Spring Athletics

Middle School and 4th grade families with students participating in spring track or boys volleyball are reminded to review yesterday’s email from Athletic Director Rob Wennington with details regarding upcoming spring meeting and practice dates. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Glass Art Opportunity

Seventh grade students are invited to apply for a spot in the upcoming Glass Art Workshop to be offered by Mrs. Jeannie Breen this semester. Students must meet the criteria outlined in this informational flyer. Seventh grade students who may be interested should see Mrs. Breen for more details, or email jeanniebreen@sfx-school.org to sign up.
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A Note from Coach Newman

Dear Seventh Grade Parents, During my time as a Physical Educator, I have assessed my students across grades with the Pacer Test twice per year. The Pacer Test is designed to measure aerobic capacity, which is characterized by endurance, performance, and fitness. The objective of the Pacer Test is to run as long as possible while maintaining a specified pace. Students run back and forth across a 20-meter space at a p
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A Note from Crusader Camp Directors

Dear Middle School Parents, We are happy to continue the tradition of inviting incoming 8th graders (students currently in 7th grade) to join us as Junior Counselors at Crusader Camp this summer! Junior Counselors work as volunteers from 8:40-11:40am earning service hours by assisting Crusader Camp Counselors with their camp groups. Crusader Camp runs from June 15th- July 24th this summer, and Junior Counselors may v
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Announcing the Caudill Challenge Competition

I am excited to share that the Caudill Challenge, a competition with other schools in the style of Battle of the Books, is back!! This year we will be competing against teams from Solomon Schechter and Roycemore Schools. The competition is tentatively slated for April 22 and is open to 7th and 8th grade students. Students who want to compete should read as many books as possible from the 2020 Caudill Challenge Bookli
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Science Fair Updates

Parents of 7th and 8th grade students received this letter from Mr. Van yesterday, January 13th detailing next week’s Science Fair schedule. 6th graders will not participate in this sequence of Science Fair as they are working toward completion of projects on a unique schedule with Mrs. Bobay in which presentations will happen in late February. 6th graders will learn more from Mrs. Bobay regarding this timeline
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Geometry Updates

Congratulations to the 8th grade students who completed the second semester of the Introduction to Geometry Class in December. The semester’s material covered Properties of Polygons; Properties of Circles, including Arcs, Angles, and Tangents; and the Unit Circle. The Introduction to Geometry Class, taught by Mrs. Carey, will now be available to qualified 7th graders, with the first semester beginning on Januar
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Sign Up for Concession Stand

SFX Athletics is excited to offer concessions during home Basketball games this Thursday, December 12th and next Thursday, December 19th. We are in particular need of parent chaperones to help oversee our Middle School student volunteers. Please consider donating an hour of your time on one of these two dates here. Questions may be directed to tvallace@gmail.com. Go Crusaders!
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