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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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8th Grade Picture Day is Today

8th grade picture day happens today, February 9th. 8th graders are invited to “dress up” in their 8th grade picture day outfits and change into an appropriate “dress down” outfit following the photo shoot with Lifetouch Studios during the school day. Please remind your 8th grader to pack a change of clothing. Parents of 8th graders are asked to reference this flyer and place orders t
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Women’s Club Scholarship Announcement

The Women’s Club offers three scholarships this spring to 8th grade students from Saints JFX parish. Students must plan to attend a Catholic high school in the fall of 2021. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner and two $1,000 scholarships to the runners-up. Winners will be announced in April. Scholarship criteria include a student’s desire for furthering his or her Catholic education, academic achieveme
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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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Area High School Tours + Presentations

While the pandemic has limited opportunities for in person experiences at area high schools, admissions departments are working hard to identify new ways to connect and explore with current 8th graders. Please note the following options currently offered by Wilmette Catholic high schools, Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican: Loyola Academy offers Wednesday evening information sessions covering topics including fine a
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8th Grade Activities Form

Thank you to the parents who have indicated interest in volunteering in support of 8th grade activities, and to those who have provided suggestions for safe opportunities that engage students during this unique year. If you did not indicate your name in the form when you first submitted your response, please take a moment to confirm your preferred role(s) by resubmitting those selections here. We ask that any parents
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8th Grade Parent Volunteer Roles

We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this year’s class of 2021 during their final year of school together at SFX! Parents of 8th grade students are asked to consider ways they may wish to volunteer their time in support of 8th grade class activities. Please take a moment to complete this form if you would like to be considered for a leadership volunteer role this year. Questions may be directed to me
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Eighth Grade Parent Meeting Follow Up

Dear Eighth Grade Parents, I have attached the presentation from Tuesday evening’s parent meeting here. I’m happy to meet individually with any family about the high school process. Please watch for the Google Form regarding 8th grade activities and roles to follow soon. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any other questions you may have. Respectfully,
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Optional 8th Grade HSPT Preparation

The PEACE Program Registration deadline for optional High School Placement Test preparation is this Friday, September 18th. Families who may be interested are invited to register at www.PeaceEdServices.com or to call Patti Smith at 847/567-7260 for more information. The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance ExamTest Preparation will begin the week of September 26th. The 8 week program provides skill re
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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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Baccalaureate Mass Today Honoring 8th Grade Graduates

Cardinal Cupich will be celebrating a mass in honor of all graduating 8th and 12th grade students today, June 17th at 10 am from Holy Name Cathedral. The mass will be distributed through the Archdiocese of Chicago and Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Facebook pages as well as the Catholic Chicago YouTube channel. See below for a special invitation to tune in from Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic School
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Class of 2020 Contact Information

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on their upcoming graduation! We ask each of our 8th graders to take a moment prior to the end of the school year to fill out this Graduate Contact Form. Contact information remains confidential and will be used by our school to notify the Class of 2020 regarding future class events, and so that our graduates may receive our bi-annual email newsletter containing overviews and upda
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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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SSJFX Womens Club Scholarship

The SSJFX Women’s Club invites SFX 8th grade students to apply for one of three scholarships offered to parish students planning to attend a Catholic high school in the fall of 2020. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner, and two runners-up will be awarded $1,000 prizes. The winners of these financial awards will be announced in April 2020. To learn more and download instructions, please review thi
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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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