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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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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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Thank You, 8th Grade!

Dear 8th Grade Students, We’d like to extend a special thank you to the teachers and 8th graders who helped pack up the canned goods and remove them from the gym in record time at this year’s Thanksgiving Feast. Together we prepared many hundreds of non-perishable food items for delivery to our sharing parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury. We couldn’t have done it without you! Your Sharing Parish team a
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ICTM Annual Mathematics Contest

The First Round of the ICTM Annual Mathematics Contest is underway at SFX! Today, all SFX 6th-8th Grade students will participate in the first of three rounds of the team portion of the Annual ICTM (Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Mathematics Contest. We have decided to enter all of our students in this challenging and fun contest to give them exposure to contest-type math material, to develop problem-so
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Fun Run is Today

Thank you to the many Middle School families who have taken the time to set up student accounts at funrun.com in anticipation of today’s Glow Run. Our event happens today, November 14th! If you have not already done so, please be sure to open an account at funrun.com this morning and make a pledge in support of your student. Your donations support the HSO’s efforts to provide enriching services, build com
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WC Banquet Forms Due Today!

SFX Athletics looks forward to celebrating our football players and cheerleaders during our upcoming Wilmette Catholic Football Banquet on November 4th. Registration for the banquet closes end of day today, October 31st. With this in mind, we remind parents to please send completed forms for both football players and 8th grade cheerleaders to the attention of Dawn Zigmond, Assistant Athletic Director, to the SFX Scho
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Confirmation

Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish has shared a number of documents 8th grade parents will find helpful as students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. Please take a moment to review the attached Confirmation Booklet for a primer that students and parents are asked to review in anticipation of Confirmation meetings and preparation. Families are also asked to complete this form and return
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Lend a Hand at the MS Halloween Party

Calling all Middle School parents… your SCARY help is needed! Can you serve pizza in a mask? Would you take pleasure in scaring a Middle Schooler?! Is ‘Fog Master’ your dream job?? If you answered “yes,” please help us make the Middle School Halloween Party a night they won’t soon forget and join us next Friday, October 25th in the St. Joe’s Gym. Sign up to volunteer at our and 5th and 6th Grade Par
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Halloween Party Details

Do you have your costume ready for the Middle School Halloween Party on Friday, October 25th? Join us in the St. Joe’s Gym… Prizes will be awarded in each Grade for: * Funniest costume * Scariest costume * Most creative costume * Best homemade costume Come dressed to impress! Students should watch for a Permission Slip soon from Mrs. Elliott.
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News from Regina Dominican

Please note a few updates from Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette: Female students in grades 6-8 are invited to an Open House at Regina Dominican on Thursday, October 17 from 6 – 8pm. Download a flyer here. The Regina Dominican Volleyball Clinic is free and open to all students in grades 6th – 8th grade. Registration is open and the clinic runs from 6-8p, with a 1.5 hour clinic and pizza to follow f
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Middle School Halloween Party

Save the date for the Middle School Halloween Party! We’ll enjoy a DJ, pizza, treats, a haunted house and prizes for best costume. Friday, October 25th 5th & 6th Grade join us from 6pm – 7:30pm 7th & 8th Grade join us from 8pm – 9:30pm St Joseph’s School Gym Cost is $15 per person (to be paid in advance) An invitation, permission slip, and a Sign Up Genius seeking Volunteers is coming soon!
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New York Times Bestselling Author Field Trip

Through our partnership with The Book Stall in Winnetka, our 5th-8th grade students have been granted a unique opportunity to attend a field trip to Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette on October 17th. Those who join us will hear a presentation by Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee and numerous other historical fiction novels for Middle School students. Allies is Mr. Gratz’s newest no
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Girls Volleyball Reminder

Parents of 5th-8th grade students participating in Girls Volleyball this season are asked to review yesterday’s letter from Mr. Wennington providing scheduling updates for this week’s practices and games. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Please Join us for Tomorrow’s Middle School Forum

Dear Middle School Parents, SFX faculty and I look forward to welcoming you to the Middle School Forum tomorrow, September 19th at 7pm. You will experience a small sample of a “day in the life” of your middle school students as you attend each of your students’ core classes. During each session, faculty members will provide you with insights into the objectives and expectations of each course. It wi
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