Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Brownie Troops are active across multiple grades at St. Francis Xavier School. Scouting programs are managed by SFX parent volunteers and provide exposure to camping, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and friendship. Scouts organizations at SFX build community and also provide opportunities for exposure to a culture of service and citizenship.LEARN MORE ABOUT CUB SCOUTS LEARN MORE ABOUT BOY SCOUTS LEARN MORE ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS & BROWNIES
St. Francis Xavier School provides students the opportunity to join Concert Band (for students with previous band experience) and Beginning Band (open to all students interested in learning to play an instrument). Students in grades 3-8 are eligible and families interested in learning more are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Mr. Pancratz is excited to offer instrumental music programming during the 2020-2021 school year, with necessary accommodations for safety and wellness. Woodwind and Brass lessons will be offered virtually before school, and Percussion instruction will take place in person during school each week. Registration has been discounted for the 2020-2021 school year with a cost of $195 per student. An additional $20 fee is assessed for use of a virtual practice platform called Smart Music. We regret that Beginning Band is suspended at this time.REVIEW MR. PANCRATZ'S BAND LETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION REGISTER FOR BAND
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to run for office at SFX! The school’s student council provides 2 class reps per grade, and additional reps to oversee important functions such as recycling. After being named to their spots following school elections, council members meet once per week to discuss issues, assist teachers, and plan events and fundraisers. The student council is inducted with a special all-school mass and members take seriously their responsibility to represent the interests of their fellow students.
Members of the Book Cafe Club gather together in the school’s library over the lunch hour to discuss select titles. Students in this club gather multiple times per year, and are encouraged to take turns as group leader and facilitator, preparing questions and leading discussion. Book Cafe is open to 5th through 8th grade students.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
The Teen Advisory Board empowers Middle School students by giving them a voice in library decisions, programming and purchasing. TAB members help select titles, plan programs and take care of the library collection. These students also receive “new releases” and advanced readers’ copies (books not already in circulation) in exchange for submitting book reviews to the library and their publishers. By valuing student input, we support and promote a love of reading and the library.
Middle School students sign up for Safety Patrol shifts through Mrs. Elliott. Safety Patrol provides an important service to SFX School families during daily morning drop off as members line the drop-off lane and assist younger students out of cars and help direct them to the main entrance to start their day.