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This newsletter provides updates on events and activities at Xavier High School in September 2015. It includes sections on the principal's message welcoming the new school year, student senate goals, a group of students traveling to see Pope Francis, guidance counseling updates, and ways for the school community to support those in need through donations. The principal discusses preparations for the new school year, new faculty members, and the digital learning initiative. The student senate officers outline their goals of making a difference and getting more students involved. Campus ministry notes a group of 29 students traveling to Philadelphia to attend events with Pope Francis. Guidance counseling encourages families to utilize the new Family Connection online tool for college and career planning.

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September 2015 | Volume 18 | Number 1The official monthly newsletter of Xavier High School
Inside
Principal‘s Corner: 2 | Dates to Remember: 3 | “How Can I Help?”: 4 |
Senate Comments: 5 | Campus Ministry Update: 6 | Guidance Update: 7 |
Parish Appeal: 8 | Good News: 9 | Gallery: 10 | Training Room: 11 | Health
News: 12 | Booster Club: 13 | Students/Faculty of the Month: 15
“Here We Go!”
Principal‘s
Corner:
Ready for
2015-2016
Senate Members
set Goals for the Year
Saints Ready to
See Pope Francis
Guidance: Familiarize
Yourself with
“Family Connection”
Principal’s Corner: 2015-2016...Here We Go
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year,
Xavier’s eighteenth. A very special
welcome to the parents of our freshmen
and transfer students, as well as those
families hosting exchange students. We
look forward to having you as part of a
very special community - the Xavier fam-
ily as we move forward.
The faculty, staff and
administration worked
hard this summer to
prepare to welcome
705 “Saints” back to
school. Follow-
ing a terrific
2014-15, we’re
looking forward
to another out-
standing year of
academics, ac-
tivities, worship
and service!
Once again,
we will look
to our seniors to provide the leadership
to make that happen.
Our theme this year is, “With humility
comes wisdom and holiness.” We look
forward to partnering with you and your
students to bring that theme to life. As
humble servants, we can truly make a dif-
ference in the lives of others.
We are pleased to introduce five new
faculty members this year: Mr. Nate
Greene (Science), Ms. Jenny Murtha
(English), Mrs. Alissa Sabers (English),
Ms. Beth Samek (Theology) and Ms.
Kristin Soukup (Theology). Ms Murtha,
Ms. Samek and Ms. Soukup are all Xavier
alumni. Ms. Samek served as a long-
term substitute last semester and joins
us as a full-time staff member this year.
Please join us in welcoming these out-
standing teachers to our community!
As you know, we now in our third year of
Xavier’s Digital Learning Environment.
Each of our students has an iPad to use
in and out of school to enhance their
educational experience. There is no
denying that we live in a “device world”
and we believe this initiative assists our
students in becoming better prepared
for that world. We learned much in our
first two years of the DLE and have made
some changes as a result. Parents now
have a choice regarding off-campus
filtering. Parents have also been in-
structed how to set their own restrictions
on student iPads to limit distractions
and keep the focus on academics. It is
important for all of us – teachers, admin-
istrators and parents to continually stress
that the iPad is intended for academic
use and the majority of time on the de-
vice should be dedicated to class work.
Along with the benefit of this learning
device comes the responsibility of its
use. We expect that all students handle
their devices with care, respect the de-
vices of others and use the devices in a
productive and moral way.
The feedback from students and teach-
ers about the benefits of the “Xcel Hour”
has helped us to expand the number
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Tom Keating
Xavier Principal
Principal’s Corner (Continued)
of “Xcel Hour” periods. These opportunities provide time for
freshmen mentoring, academic assistance/make-up work and
club/organization meetings. We also use it for surveys, sign-
ups and other needed student activity that used to interrupt
classes. With students so busy, the “Xcel Hour” gives them an
opportunity to “catch up,” “get ahead,” or “stay on track.” We
are excited about the results in our first year and look forward
to the positive impact the extra opportunities will provide!
This year we are very excited to introduce the “Xavier Xperi-
ence” for our incoming freshmen. This course, which meets on
opposite days from Fitness/Wellness, will provide our freshmen
with valuable opportunities to develop their organizational,
leadership and study skills. The goals of the course are to as-
sist students in their transition to high school, help them under-
stand the Xavier culture, help them get off to a good start and
help them make the most of their high school years. We are
blessed that Mrs. Richmond has agreed to develop and teach
the course. Those students who are not enrolled in Fitness/
Wellness class will spend time in the Xcel Hours taking part in
some of the activities of the “Xavier Xperience.”
We know that 2014-15 year was a very successful one – in faith
development, in academics, in activities, and in service. Know-
ing our Xavier community, knowing our faculty and staff, and
knowing our students, I am confident that we will build on that
momentum and find ways to show that 2015-16 can be our
best ever!
Sincerely,
Tom Keating
Principal
September 30
Student Photo Retakes
October 5
Class level change deadline
October 5-9
Homecoming Week
Congrats Ms. Hoffman!
Congratulations to the Xavier faculty’s Ms. Vicki Hoffman
on being honored as an outstanding educator by West
Rotary of Cedar Rapids on September 23. XHS Associate
Principal was on hand to recognize Hoffman.
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Support Our Community
4
Coats for Kids
KCRG is conducting its annual “Coats for Kids”
campaign at Xavier. Please bring gently used coats
and place them in the collection box just across from the
main office. Let’s make this winter a comfortable one
for everyone!
Donate Used Sporting Good Items
Xavier senior, Daniel Richardson, has organized a collection for high
quality used sporting gear. These items will then be distributed to
Cedar Rapids area non-profits with the goal of eliminating barriers to par-
ticipation in youth sports. The equipment can be from any sport and may
include items such as cleats, shoes, bats, balls, or gloves. All items should
be in good working condition. Items will be collected in labeled bins at the
Xavier vs. Wahlert football game on Friday, Oct. 9 (Homecoming). Thank
you for your help!
Fill the Truck for MCO!
The Future Saints Football program is con-
ducting it’s 8th Annual “Fill the Truck” food
drive to support the Metro Catholic Outreach Food
Pantry during the Xavier vs. Wahlert football game
on Friday, Oct. 9 at Saints Field. Please bring a bag
of non-perishable food items to the game, fill the
truck and support those in our community that are
struggling. Every bit helps. Thank you in advance
for your participation!
There are many way you can get involved to help those in need as the weather begins to grow
colder this fall. Below are just a few ways at Xavier you can help to support those in our
community who are less fortunate. Please consider donating these items!
Campus Ministry Update
5
“I am excited to help bring Xavier High School
to its full potential this year!”
- MitchellYoung,President
“We are going to seek the input of students and make changes to
better our school.This year we are really focusing on getting more
involved in service and promoting school spirit.“
- Alaina Marti,Secretary
“I hope to create an environment that encourages my peers to make a difference in
the Xavier community and beyond.We need to reestablish a concept that I like to
call the“Xavier Way,”a specific standard that encourages students to show love and
compassion towards others in every aspect of life.”
- Daniel Richardson,Vice President
“I want to take any ideas that students may have and do my best job to
put them into action.I want to give every student a voice and also
provide every student with the opportunity to get involved in some way.”
- Zach Detterman,Treasurer
Student Senate Looks to Make a Difference
Executive officers of the Xavier Student sentate offer their goals for the 2015-2016 school year
5
Campus Ministry Update
Saints Travel to See Pope Franics
A total of 29 Xavier students and 9 chaperones will board
a charter bus on Thursday, September 24 to begin their
pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia. The Xavier
group will attend the Festival of Families on the Ben Franklin
Parkway on Saturday. The festival is a major event that is part
of the World Meeting of Families gathering in Philadelphia.
Pope Francis is expected to address the festival crowd at ap-
proximately 7:30 p.m.
The group also will attend the closing Mass for the World
Meeting of Families on Sunday, which will be celebrated by
Pope Francis. The papal Mass will be held outside the Phila-
delphia Museum of Art.
“As soon as we found out that the Holy Father would be in
the United States, we knew we had to find a way to take a
group of pilgrims,” says Jody Esker, Campus Ministry Di-
rector for Xavier High School. “We will all be blessed and
enriched by this experience of sharing our beautiful Catholic
faith with millions of other pilgrims and to witness the Holy
Father in Philadelphia.”
“I am very excited to go to Philadelphia to see Pope Fran-
cis,” says Xavier senior, Katie Neumyer. “I am most looking
forward to the papal Mass because I think it will be amazing
to see the Pope leading 1.5 million people in Mass.”
“I have never seen the students from Xavier this excited for a
trip before,” says Xavier senior, K.J. Giles. “The hallways are
buzzing with anticipation for the Pope Pilgrimage.”
The group will stay at the YMCA’s Camp Ockanickon in
Medford, NJ and travel approximately 25 miles east to the
Philadelphia Sports Complex, which will be used as primary
parking for buses over the weekend, and then travel to the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway for both events. The bus will re-
turn to Cedar Rapids at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday.
6
Pope Francis
House
Dedication:
Oct. 1, 2015
A dedication ceremony for the Cedar Valley
Habitat for Humanity Pope Francis House in
Cedar Rapids will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at
4 p.m. The house is located at 404 8th Ave. SW.
Please join us and help celebrate completion of
this project that many in the Xavier community
have helped to work on!

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  • 1. September 2015 | Volume 18 | Number 1The official monthly newsletter of Xavier High School Inside Principal‘s Corner: 2 | Dates to Remember: 3 | “How Can I Help?”: 4 | Senate Comments: 5 | Campus Ministry Update: 6 | Guidance Update: 7 | Parish Appeal: 8 | Good News: 9 | Gallery: 10 | Training Room: 11 | Health News: 12 | Booster Club: 13 | Students/Faculty of the Month: 15 “Here We Go!” Principal‘s Corner: Ready for 2015-2016 Senate Members set Goals for the Year Saints Ready to See Pope Francis Guidance: Familiarize Yourself with “Family Connection”
  • 2. Principal’s Corner: 2015-2016...Here We Go Welcome to the 2015-16 school year, Xavier’s eighteenth. A very special welcome to the parents of our freshmen and transfer students, as well as those families hosting exchange students. We look forward to having you as part of a very special community - the Xavier fam- ily as we move forward. The faculty, staff and administration worked hard this summer to prepare to welcome 705 “Saints” back to school. Follow- ing a terrific 2014-15, we’re looking forward to another out- standing year of academics, ac- tivities, worship and service! Once again, we will look to our seniors to provide the leadership to make that happen. Our theme this year is, “With humility comes wisdom and holiness.” We look forward to partnering with you and your students to bring that theme to life. As humble servants, we can truly make a dif- ference in the lives of others. We are pleased to introduce five new faculty members this year: Mr. Nate Greene (Science), Ms. Jenny Murtha (English), Mrs. Alissa Sabers (English), Ms. Beth Samek (Theology) and Ms. Kristin Soukup (Theology). Ms Murtha, Ms. Samek and Ms. Soukup are all Xavier alumni. Ms. Samek served as a long- term substitute last semester and joins us as a full-time staff member this year. Please join us in welcoming these out- standing teachers to our community! As you know, we now in our third year of Xavier’s Digital Learning Environment. Each of our students has an iPad to use in and out of school to enhance their educational experience. There is no denying that we live in a “device world” and we believe this initiative assists our students in becoming better prepared for that world. We learned much in our first two years of the DLE and have made some changes as a result. Parents now have a choice regarding off-campus filtering. Parents have also been in- structed how to set their own restrictions on student iPads to limit distractions and keep the focus on academics. It is important for all of us – teachers, admin- istrators and parents to continually stress that the iPad is intended for academic use and the majority of time on the de- vice should be dedicated to class work. Along with the benefit of this learning device comes the responsibility of its use. We expect that all students handle their devices with care, respect the de- vices of others and use the devices in a productive and moral way. The feedback from students and teach- ers about the benefits of the “Xcel Hour” has helped us to expand the number 2 Follow Mr. Keating on Twitter: @Phillyboy14 Tom Keating Xavier Principal
  • 3. Principal’s Corner (Continued) of “Xcel Hour” periods. These opportunities provide time for freshmen mentoring, academic assistance/make-up work and club/organization meetings. We also use it for surveys, sign- ups and other needed student activity that used to interrupt classes. With students so busy, the “Xcel Hour” gives them an opportunity to “catch up,” “get ahead,” or “stay on track.” We are excited about the results in our first year and look forward to the positive impact the extra opportunities will provide! This year we are very excited to introduce the “Xavier Xperi- ence” for our incoming freshmen. This course, which meets on opposite days from Fitness/Wellness, will provide our freshmen with valuable opportunities to develop their organizational, leadership and study skills. The goals of the course are to as- sist students in their transition to high school, help them under- stand the Xavier culture, help them get off to a good start and help them make the most of their high school years. We are blessed that Mrs. Richmond has agreed to develop and teach the course. Those students who are not enrolled in Fitness/ Wellness class will spend time in the Xcel Hours taking part in some of the activities of the “Xavier Xperience.” We know that 2014-15 year was a very successful one – in faith development, in academics, in activities, and in service. Know- ing our Xavier community, knowing our faculty and staff, and knowing our students, I am confident that we will build on that momentum and find ways to show that 2015-16 can be our best ever! Sincerely, Tom Keating Principal September 30 Student Photo Retakes October 5 Class level change deadline October 5-9 Homecoming Week Congrats Ms. Hoffman! Congratulations to the Xavier faculty’s Ms. Vicki Hoffman on being honored as an outstanding educator by West Rotary of Cedar Rapids on September 23. XHS Associate Principal was on hand to recognize Hoffman. 3
  • 4. Support Our Community 4 Coats for Kids KCRG is conducting its annual “Coats for Kids” campaign at Xavier. Please bring gently used coats and place them in the collection box just across from the main office. Let’s make this winter a comfortable one for everyone! Donate Used Sporting Good Items Xavier senior, Daniel Richardson, has organized a collection for high quality used sporting gear. These items will then be distributed to Cedar Rapids area non-profits with the goal of eliminating barriers to par- ticipation in youth sports. The equipment can be from any sport and may include items such as cleats, shoes, bats, balls, or gloves. All items should be in good working condition. Items will be collected in labeled bins at the Xavier vs. Wahlert football game on Friday, Oct. 9 (Homecoming). Thank you for your help! Fill the Truck for MCO! The Future Saints Football program is con- ducting it’s 8th Annual “Fill the Truck” food drive to support the Metro Catholic Outreach Food Pantry during the Xavier vs. Wahlert football game on Friday, Oct. 9 at Saints Field. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food items to the game, fill the truck and support those in our community that are struggling. Every bit helps. Thank you in advance for your participation! There are many way you can get involved to help those in need as the weather begins to grow colder this fall. Below are just a few ways at Xavier you can help to support those in our community who are less fortunate. Please consider donating these items!
  • 5. Campus Ministry Update 5 “I am excited to help bring Xavier High School to its full potential this year!” - MitchellYoung,President “We are going to seek the input of students and make changes to better our school.This year we are really focusing on getting more involved in service and promoting school spirit.“ - Alaina Marti,Secretary “I hope to create an environment that encourages my peers to make a difference in the Xavier community and beyond.We need to reestablish a concept that I like to call the“Xavier Way,”a specific standard that encourages students to show love and compassion towards others in every aspect of life.” - Daniel Richardson,Vice President “I want to take any ideas that students may have and do my best job to put them into action.I want to give every student a voice and also provide every student with the opportunity to get involved in some way.” - Zach Detterman,Treasurer Student Senate Looks to Make a Difference Executive officers of the Xavier Student sentate offer their goals for the 2015-2016 school year 5
  • 6. Campus Ministry Update Saints Travel to See Pope Franics A total of 29 Xavier students and 9 chaperones will board a charter bus on Thursday, September 24 to begin their pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia. The Xavier group will attend the Festival of Families on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday. The festival is a major event that is part of the World Meeting of Families gathering in Philadelphia. Pope Francis is expected to address the festival crowd at ap- proximately 7:30 p.m. The group also will attend the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families on Sunday, which will be celebrated by Pope Francis. The papal Mass will be held outside the Phila- delphia Museum of Art. “As soon as we found out that the Holy Father would be in the United States, we knew we had to find a way to take a group of pilgrims,” says Jody Esker, Campus Ministry Di- rector for Xavier High School. “We will all be blessed and enriched by this experience of sharing our beautiful Catholic faith with millions of other pilgrims and to witness the Holy Father in Philadelphia.” “I am very excited to go to Philadelphia to see Pope Fran- cis,” says Xavier senior, Katie Neumyer. “I am most looking forward to the papal Mass because I think it will be amazing to see the Pope leading 1.5 million people in Mass.” “I have never seen the students from Xavier this excited for a trip before,” says Xavier senior, K.J. Giles. “The hallways are buzzing with anticipation for the Pope Pilgrimage.” The group will stay at the YMCA’s Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ and travel approximately 25 miles east to the Philadelphia Sports Complex, which will be used as primary parking for buses over the weekend, and then travel to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for both events. The bus will re- turn to Cedar Rapids at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. 6 Pope Francis House Dedication: Oct. 1, 2015 A dedication ceremony for the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Pope Francis House in Cedar Rapids will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. The house is located at 404 8th Ave. SW. Please join us and help celebrate completion of this project that many in the Xavier community have helped to work on!
  • 7. Guidance Update Add This to Your Favorites Today: Family Connection Log in, bookmark it, make it a regular conversation at the dinner table. There is a new tool at your disposal to help with college and career planning con- versations with your student and it is called Family Connection. This summer the guidance office implemented a new web-based tool for helping students investigate colleges and careers, request college application materials and make the entire process of applying to college a whole lot easier. “Joey, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Family Connection’s Career Interest Profiler can help with that. “My student wants to study criminal pa- thology. Which schools have programs for this?” Family Connection’s Super- Match Tool is great for this! “Sam, you should really apply for some scholarships.” The Scholarship List in Family Connection makes research ap- plying easy. While students have been doing similar assessments in Guidance classes for years, Family Connection now offers par- ents the opportunity to see the results. No matter the grade level of your stu- dent I encourage you to log in to Family Connection and check out some of the research tools that are available. Parents of seniors – your students can now request transcripts and letters of recommendations through Family Con- nection. Any time day or night they can log in and request these materials and receive notifications when they are sent. We will be using Family Connection tools with all grade levels throughout the school year. Who knows they may even come home with a list of schools for you to visit with them during Spring Break! 7 Seniors •Apply for a job shadow this fall through Workplace Learning Connection • Schedule your fall college visits • Add your Colleges I’m Applying To into Family Connection and Request Transcripts • Register for the October ACT • Gather materials for college applications: activities list, essay ideas, relevant personal info • Complete Senior Meeting with Mrs. Joens Juniors • Apply for a job shadow this fall through Workplace Learning Connection • Consider taking the October or December ACT • Get a great start on your classes. This is an important year! • Meet with a college rep that visits Xavier to learn more about schools • Attend a college fair – Golden Circle (Sunday Sept 27th) is a personal favorite! College Planning: Staying on Track Checking in with XHS College & Admissions Coordinator, Cara Joens, on what Your Student Should Be Doing to Stay On Track in the College Planning Process Access Family Connection at: xaviersaints.org/naviance
  • 8. Xavier Foundation 2015 Parish Appeal The 2015 Parish Appeal will kick-off September 26, 27 and October 3, 4 at all metro-area parishes. The goal is to raise $475,000 for Xavier High School. The Appeal chairs, Kevin and Jean Biermann and Doug (R82) and Diane (Fagan) Ropp (R85) have been meeting with pastors and the volunteer leadership teams from each parish to help prepare for a successful campaign. The Xavier Foundation Board of Directors and staff are most grateful to all volunteers that help with this most important campaign for Xavier High School. These Xavier parent volunteers agreed to lead the Appeal at their parish: All Saints: Tom and Christine Schuster, Mike and Tabby Barnes; Immaculate Conception: Neal Feltman, Jeff and Kathleen Bean; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Dave and Polly Draker, Dan and Connie Bartels; St. John XXIII: Jeff and Lori Driscoll, Dave and Nancy Olberding; St. Joseph: Carol Delorenzo and Tim Smith, Douglas and Michele (Kueter) Brock (R93); St. Jude: Roger and Laura Eller, Blaine and Marlana Miller; St. Ludmila: Melissa Charipar-Meyers (L90) and Steve Meyers, Justin and Jennifer Jordebrek; St. Matthew: Kate and Jamie Van Berkum, John (R86) and Jodi (Simpson) Venteicher (R87); St. Patrick: Dean and Kathryn Karl, Bernie and Jackie Walther; St. Pius X: Scott and Lisa (Kueter) Zwanziger (R86), Jeff and Jennifer Frieden; St. Wenceslaus: Dave Martin, Ryan and Lori DeCamp, David and Malinda Poduska and David (L87) and Julie (Lefebure) Skala (L89). Please say YES, when you are called to help with the 2015 Parish Appeal! Submitted by Lynn Jump Annual Fund Director, Xavier Foundation 8 “How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.” — James Cash Penny Introducing Text Giving Now you can give safely and conveniently via text message! Simply follow these steps: 1. Text @xf #parish <YOUR AMOUNT> to 52014 Example: If you want to give $25, your text will appear as “@xf #parish 25” 2. On your first text gift, you will be prompted to set up your text giving account (information will be stored for future giving). 3. Manage your giving easily with text commands Example: Texting “REPEAT” will set up a recurring donation. Text “SUPPORT” for more commands. Call the Xavier Foundation at 319-378-4571 with any questions. Xavier families are asked to wear Xavier clothing to show their pride and support of the Appeal!
  • 9. “Good News” Updates! 9 Xavier senior, Tyler Testin, was among 16,000 students who were named semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Tyler will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Congratulations to Tyler on this well- deserved recognition! Xavier High School junior, Peter Deegan, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Iowa Youth Congress. The Iowa Youth Congress gives students the opportunity to lead and make their voices heard, to meet and discuss issues with state legislators, to see how government really works, and to work with other high school students from across Iowa. Congratulations, Peter!
  • 10. September 2015 Gallery 10 Saints had an opportunity to v professionals across a wide var vocations at Career Fair 2015. Xavier Volleyball’s Lexi Noonan and Charlotte Richards go for a block against Waterloo East. Xavier Football’s Caleb Billick celebrates an interception in the closing seconds of the game vs. Solon to seal the win. Becky Stovie photo The Marching Saints showcase their performance featuring selections from Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends. Members of the XHS chapter of the National Honor Society clean up 42nd St. as part of Cedar Rapids’ “Adopt a Road” program. “Xavier Nation” braves the rain at the Xavier-Central DeWitt football game.
  • 11. 11 The Training Room Misti Johnson Xavier Trainer Meet Xavier’s Trainer: Misti Johnson Dear Xavier students and parents, my name is Misti Johnson, I’m the new Xavier High School Athletic Trainer. I started working the end of May, so this will be my first fall at Xavier! I am a native to Cedar Rapids where I gradu- ated from Prairie High School and soon made my journey through the Univer- sity of Iowa’s prestigious athletic train- ing program. I graduated May 2014 and have been working with a variety of athletes since June 2014. I previ- ously worked as an athletic trainer with multiple club sports in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area through Accelerated Physical Therapy. Now I work for Linn County Physical Therapy. Many people confuse athletic train- ers with personal trainers or physical therapists. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with phy- sicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilita- tion of injuries and medical conditions. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training cur- riculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/ illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutri- tion. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences” (NATA). If your child gets hurt, they should come see me as soon as possible. The athletic training room is located near the girls and boys locker rooms (by the activities entrance of the school). My hours are posted on the door, but in general I am at Xavier from 2:30-4:30 except for days with sporting events scheduled. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me! Cell: 319-540-3865 Work: 319-362-6994 Email: mistij@lcpt.org The Xavier VolunteerSpot site (used for online volunteer sign up) will be undergoing an upgrad. All 2015-2016 events/activities and volunteers should remain unchanged. All historical data prior to August 2015 will be deleted speeding up site response time for everyone. Going forward, all parent volunteers must complete the following fields: 1) First name 2) Last name 3) Cell phone 4) Email Student volunteers must likewise complete all fields using their school email (beasaint.org). Thanks for continuing to support the Xavier Community through generously giving of your time and talents! Upgrade To Volunteer Sign Up Process
  • 12. 12 Health News Kris Naeve Xavier Nurse Update On Legislation for Stock Epinephrine Pens For Schools Update on Legislation for Stock Epinephrine for Schools Senate File 462 relating to schools having stock epinephrine on hand for emergencies was approved by Governor Branstad on April 24, 2015. This is great news for schools. However, there is an Administra- tive Rules Process that needs to take place in providing guid- ance on how this File will be implemented. It can be a lengthy process, and to date, this has not been completed. As soon as we (schools) have been given approval through the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and Administrative Rules Process, we will proceed with having stock epinephrine at Xavier High School. Until then, please be advised that we do not have stock epi- nephrine in the clinic. If there are questions, please contact Kris Naeve, School Nurse at kris.naeve@xaviersaints.org. Xavier Blue Zone Garden Items Now Available During Lunch The new school garden, which is part of Xavier’s initiative to become a Blue Zone-designated high school, now has items available in the XHS cafeteria during lunch time at the salad bar. Part of the garden’s purpose was to serve as a “farm-to- school” source of food, offering additional healthy options for students as they eat school lunches. These items are marked by a blue circle (pictured left). Thank you to all students who helped to build and maintain the garden! Kris Naeve Xavier High School Nurse 319-294-6635 ext. 318 kris.naeve@xaviersaints.org
  • 13. Join the 2015-2016 Xavier Booster Club The Xavier Booster Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Xavier academics, athletics and fine arts. We help facilitate, promote, and provide funding for all school related activities. We provide hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars a year to enhance the high standards and success of Xavier High School and its students. The Booster Club assists in many volunteer capacities to support the Xavier students and staff. During the 2014-2015 school year the Xavier Booster Club had allocated in excess of $80,000 to various programs, including: Band, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Choir, Cross Country, Drama, Football, Golf, Mission Trip, Poms, Post Prom, Show Choir, Soccer, Softball, Speech, Student Activity Clubs, Swim Team, Tennis, Track, Trapshooting, Uniform Fund, Volleyball, Wellness/Fitness Center, Wrestling, and X-Country. The Booster Club has committed approximately $90,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. This ambitious donation cannot be achieved without your active participation! We encourage you to join the Booster Club and become involved in its many activities. For further information on the Xavier Booster Club you can visit our website at: www.xaviersaints.org. Please get involved in your school through the Booster Club! ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES: $50.00 How do I join the Xavier Booster Club? Complete the attached membership form. Enclose a separate check for $50.00 (annual membership dues), payable to “Xavier Booster Club”. AND Mail to Xavier Booster Club Membership at Xavier High School: (6300 42nd Street N.E., Cedar Rapids, IA, 52411). (RETURN BOTTOM PORTION WITH MEMBERSHIP DUES.) 2015-2016 Xavier Booster Club Membership Form Name___________________________________________________________________________Phone___________________ (Please print your name the way you would like it to appear in the Navigator and the Activities Program.) E-mail Address___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ City________________State______Zip__________ Xavier Student(s) __________________________________________________ Yr(s) of Graduation ____________________ Parent volunteers are needed to continue the strong support shown to Xavier activities. Please consider this, and indicate below your volunteer interests: BOOSTER CLUB OFFICER: _____ President _____Vice President _____Treasurer _____Secretary CONCESSIONS COORDINATOR: _____ (Circle which season – Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) WORKING AT THE CONCESSIONS: ___ Fall Season ___ Winter Season ___ Spring Season ___ Summer Season _____ Fine Arts Representative _____Golf Outing Coordinator _____Membership Coordinator _____ Programs Coordinator _____Volunteer Coordinator _____ X-Games Coordinator I AM A PARENT OF A STUDENT WHO IS INVOLVED IN: Athletics Fine Arts Both the above INCLUDE WITH THIS FORM YOUR CHECK FOR $50.00 PAYABLE TO XAVIER BOOSTER CLUB. FORWARD IT TO XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL ATTENTION XAVIER BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP AT: OFFICE USE ONLY Date Rec’d __________________ Cash ________ Check # _______ Booster Club 13
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