e l i F r o T C A F X January 2011 The mission of St. Xavier Catholic School is to educate the whole person— body, mind and spirit—in Christian values in accordance with our Catholic faith tradition.
New Year—New Things Welcome back, all students and staff. We , the yearbook staff members, hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year! To start off the year, we have our new seminar specials. The classes that are available to High School students are Calligraphy, Chess, Fitness/Weight lifting and Guitar. The courses that are available for the Middle School are Card/Board Games, Choir, Keyboarding, and Swing Dance. Let’s have another kick rocking Ram year!! Keep up the great work and positive attitudes and enjoy the new year of 2011!
There are yearbooks for sale for $25.00. To order one, fill out a form in the office, or for information contact Mrs. Fowler. Buying a yearbook will help you remember all of the funny moments that happened this Catholic schools week begins on January 30, 2011 to year. February 6,2011. The theme of this year Catholic’s schools week is, “A+ for America”. Students will be participating by writing a 300 word essay on “Why Catholic School are Important”. During the course of the week there will also be other activities
Catholic Schools Week
Food Drive Food drive started last semester and will end February 3rd 2011, our goal for this year is 13,000 cans. We still have a long way to go. So please bring in cans. The cans and non-perishable items will be taken by all of us students to the
Open House across the street. They help those in the community that cannot afford to put food on their tables or those that can’t feed their families or themselves.
K– 4th Christmas Concert By: Kellie Powers
Our annual K-4th Christmas concert was held on December 15 in the Saint Xavier church. K-4th grade students got a chance to spread beautiful
music and perform for their loved ones. The Christmas concert was put on to explain the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth and the Good News he spread.
Baby Jesus Shower By: Ethan Fryday
On Tuesday, December 21, we had our annual baby Jesus shower. Before mass, the students brought their gifts to the alter. As mass started, the students were still bringing up gifts. After mass all the students went to the cafeteria to get muffins and fruit. All the Middle and High school students went back to there classes after getting there fruit and muffins to take there finals.
Cafeteria Soup Contest By: Kellie Powers This month, Melanie Powers, St. Xavier’s Cafeteria Manager, introduced the new Soup Contest idea. “I wanted to give the students and faculty an opportunity to have a say in what they eat for
lunch. What better way to get everyone involved by having everyone vote on their favorite soup? I hope everyone had fun and are happy with the results!”
Soup Results Every Wednesday of this month, there will be a different soup served at lunch. All students voted for the first three soups of the month. The winning soups were Chicken Noo-
dle, Tomato Soup, and Potato Soup. For the final soup, students got the choice to submit their own soup recipe. Then the lunchroom staff decided on the winning
soup. That soup would be used as the fourth soup in the January Cafeteria Soup Contest. The winner of the contest is Divine Cherry, 4th grade.
Sausage Corn Chowder
1 lb. sausage 1 cup chopped onions 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain, add the potatoes, water, salt and pepper.
2 cups water 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1 can of whole kernel corn (drained) 1 can of cream corn 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. 3. Add both corns and milk; heat through. 4. Serve it up and enjoy your yummy chowder.
D.A.R.E. Graduation Y
Congratulation graders, Teresa Balderrama, Asa Engelhardt, Aj Fontenot, Joshua Keating, Claudia Mendoza, Hannah Miller, Ji Hwan Min, Savannah Quire, Natalie Santa, Jane Yoo all graduated from the D.A.R.E program. Their instructor Officer Witon taught them what drugs can
do to your body. He also taught them about their environment and how people using drugs or alcohol can influence the environment. The 5th graders had to write an essay on what they have learned during this course. The winner of this contest was Natalie Santa. Her prizes were many.
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She received a prize from Sunflower Bank and some from her instructor, as well. I want to congratulate all of you.
Band at Christmas Time On December 16, 2010, grades 7-12 put on a concert for friends and family alike to come enjoy. The evening started with the St. X Stringers playing several delightful pieces on their violins. They
were followed by the junior high choir, high school choir and then the 5-12 band. Both groups of instrument players wowed and inspired us. Many of us
look forward to a spring production. Good job to all participants and their instructors, including Mr. Workman, Mrs. McConnell, and Mrs. Corlett. Congratulations on a great show!
Candy Grams Hey! Valentines Day is just around the corner so why not send your best buddy a little treat. You can also send something to teachers or staff all around the
school. The yearbook staff is selling a wide selection of goodies, but there is a limited amount so order them quickly. Go to one of the yearbook staff members or Mrs. Fowler to order.
Lollipops - 50¢ Tiny Teddy Bear - $2.00 Chocolate Rose $2.00
Midseason Basketball By: Adam Whitaker
Junior High Basketball
like to participate, drivers would be appreciated and fans would be more welcomed to all of the away games.
Welcome back Junior High basketball players. On their return back to school they will be playing Flint Hills Christian School in Manhattan. Thursday January the sixth at five o’clock p.m. We wish them luck and hopefully a win for the Cheering Fans!!!! record. If anyone would
High School Basketball As the High School basketball teams continue into the season we recognize our two fallen players. If everyone could pray for Lené Keating and Kelli McCann, they are unable to participate due to medical injuries. If anyone is interested to go out for go out for the basketball team your help is really needed. They are down to four players and are ineligible to play. In
other news the guys just recently had a game against Wichita and Kickapoo Nation. Both games ended in losses but Coach Powers stated, “The Wichita game was a good experience for our players. This was a good challenge for them; playing against people almost literally twice their height.”
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St Johns BB Tourn 6pm
HS Scholars Bowl @ Riley Co. 9am
JH BB @ Prairie Hts
Pike Tourn 3pm
Pike Trail Tourn
JH BB vs. Flint Hills 13
Martian Luther King Jr. Day 16
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HS BB Boys HOME vs Kickapoo Nation 5:30
Birthday Books On your birthday, for a five dollar donation, you can choose a new book to be given to the library in your honor.
JH BB HOME vs Flint Hills @ 4:30
JH BB Tournâ€“ Wakefield